I stayed in a classic guest room for 4 nights in April. It has to be the 1 of the best hotel i stayed in.
Pros: Very clean room and toilet, big room, clean stylish design and the softest bed i slept in. Excellent service from the check-in staff, concierge and bell boy. The concierge were exceptionally good. 1 of the concierge ( a blonde-hair lady) even offered to find us dinner on a late Sunday night when i asked if any restaurants in Ferry Building is opened. There are so many instances of the service staff offering more advice than what we asked. It was so different than the hotel in Vegas where i went to after my stay in SF, where i literally have to 'buy'(tips) every assistance from the hotel staff.
The location is also another pro as it is located in the financial district, hence there is no problem with safety. My girlfriend and i could walk safely back to the hotel late at night without constantly looking over our shoulders. There are a few homeless here and there but not as many as the Union Square area. Anyway these homeless people are quite harmless who mind their own business. It is a short 5 minutes walk from the California cable car line which visitors can take to connect to the more popular Powell-Mason cable line which brings visitors to most of the touristy areas. A short 10 mintues stroll to the F line and Embarcadero BART station. It is a short walk to the Ferry Building and Bay area where visitors can find numerous good restaurants to dine and chill at. But my favourite part of the location is that it is only a 10 minute stroll to Colombus Avenue where visitors can find really good, reasonably priced and down-to-earth food!!! Sotto Mare, Stella pastries, Cafe Volare were some of my personal favorites during my 4 day stay. There is also a business centre with computers and printers where guests can use for free.
Cons: Location. I know i listed the location as a pro but as mentioned, the hotel is located in the financial district so it can get pretty 'lonely and quiet' during the weekends with hardly any restaurants/pubs opened. Still very safe, but just kinda lifeless as compared to the Union Square area. Restaurants in Ferry Building closes quite early in the Ferry Building during the weekends so you got to walk to Columbus Ave to find any life and food.
Overall: Very safe, clean, accessible, very helpful and friendly staff, well located to public transport and good food!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 100% nonsmoking downtown luxury hotel offering clean, sophisticated style blending Italian marble, Australian lace wood, and modern decor. Elegant and simple in atmosphere, Le Meridien is conveniently located downtown near the Ferry Building Farmer's Market, Chinatown, North Beach, and Union Square. 360 guestrooms include 89 suites offering both city and bay views. Hotel offers 24 hour in-room dining, a restaurant and bar, complimentary exercise facility, and limited town car service. All guestrooms offer sumptuous duvets, CD players, in-room safes, High-speed Internet access, cordless phones, minibars, and movie channels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
- Meridien San Francisco
- San Francisco Le Meridien
- Park Hyatt San Francisco