We stayed here one night while in San Francisco for a show. The hotel was perfectly located for our needs, about two blocks from our show at the Hotel Nikko. I also discovered this is the perfect location for seeing a show at the Curran Theatre; the theatre is literally right around the block. The Westfield Centre (a wonderful shopping mall) is also a few short blocks away with great shopping and an incredible food court. My daughter loves the pizza there!
We stayed in a very spacious studio room which had a king bed as well as a sofa bed. The room had a mini-fridge and microwave in its own wet-bar area. The bathroom was also very nice with a flat-screen tv built into the mirror along with a telephone. I didn't use either of these, but some might find them convenient! I thought I read this was an older hotel, but the rooms are very clean and updated. Our room was right across from the elevator, but any noise was barely noticeable.
The Saturday night we stayed, there was live music above the lobby area. We didn't look, but it sounded like there may be a small bar or restaurant upstairs. Sounded very nice. The front desk and concierge staff were also very friendly and helpful. The hotel offers valet parking at a pretty reasonable rate for San Francisco.
The only negative I have to add is that the area was a bit noisy. Our rooms were on the 7th floor and even after midnight, it sounded as if there was a band practicing outside. Luckily it quieted down before I had to put my earplugs in.
Overall, our short stay was fantastic; I would not hesitate to stay at The Donatello again!!!!