I booked a room here last minute on Priceline for a single night to avoid drinking and driving on Cinco de Mayo weekend, and got a really good rate for a 4-star hotel in downtown San Francisco. I lived in the city for nine years, so know most neighborhoods quite well and though the hotel is only a block or two from what is considered the theatre district, it is technically located in the Tenderloin (TL), which is a shame because it's such a nice and charming hotel. However, if you stick to taxis and remember, when walking, to stay on Geary and only head west towards Union Square, you should be fine and will avoid the not so pleasant areas of the TL.
The standard rooms are on the small side, but not cramped at all, and they're very nicely decorated. The bed was super comfy and I slept like a baby. Bathroom was immaculate, and quite nicely designed, but not very luxurious: tub and shower combo is more 3-star level.
I only interacted with two staff members, but both gentlemen were nice and professional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning Hotel Monaco San Francisco provides old-world hospitality in an eclectic, luxurious environment. The lobby's dramatic spaciousness, whimsical frescoed ceiling and delightful "Tree of Life" sculpture are instantly engaging. Situated next to the celebrated Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar, and within easy walking distance of Union Square, San Francisco's famed Chinatown, the Financial District, Moscone Convention Center and many top-notch theaters, restaurants and shops, Hotel Monaco offers an unparalleled experience for a memorable stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton San Francisco
- Hotel Monaco San Francisco