5* service from all-----bellman, front desk staff!
We were in San Francisco for 2 nights before heading up to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. Hotel Monaco was in a good central location for visiting the many sights of San Francisco. Upon check in at 11 pm, we were greeted by a pleasant front desk staff AND a great bellman , orig from New Jersey- We were told that our room was an upgrade to a 1 broom suite ( I did call that AM and told the front desk that we were coming into SF for our 40th bdays AND 10 yr wedding anniversary) . This was a pleasant suprise to both of us- Our room also had chilled champagne with a card from the staff wishing us Happy Bdays and happy anniversary! WOW--Nice way to start a vacation!!!
The suite was on the 7th floor- Nicely appointed- Clean, spacious-- the hallways were also nice-not your typical hotel look-
Each night at 5pm, the hotel served wine at their happy hour next to the lobby. We arrived 5 minutes past the end of happy hr- the front desk gave us 2 coupons for a complimentary wine at the bar adjascent to the hotel lobby! Another WOW!
Many restaurants to choose within a few blocks from the hotel- just have to ignore the MANY homeless people scattered throughout the streets.(big dissapointment in all of SF- unfortunatley)
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel to anyone visiting in the SF area- may just recommend a room on a higher floor and possibly not facing the road, as traffic noise is faintly heard in the rooms.( typical in any city hotel-coming from NYC area)
- 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