We were pleasantly surprised by this little gem of a hotel in the Union Square/Nob Hill area of San Francisco. We loved that the room had a little kitchenette area (which includes a microwave, coffee maker, sink and refrigerator), a separate bedroom, a spacious bathroom and a dining table. It almost felt like a little apartment which, to us, made all the difference. It was recently renovated and oh-so-clean and functional and proved that the tiny space of a regular hotel room can be awfully claustrophobic and uncomfortable after a day or two. I think it's nice to wake up in the morning, make your own coffee and have a bowl of cereal because eating out for every meal is not only expensive but boring. We stayed at the Worldmark for 5 nights and we only have a couple of minor complaints (one of which nothing can be done): the floor is very uneven and has a pretty noticeable incline toward the street side (we were in room 606). I suppose that is to be expected in an older structure in a hilly city like SF, though. The only other thing we weren't crazy about was the bed. It was pretty firm which is not to our liking. They could definitely upgrade to better pillows as well. My back and neck have seen better days, but after a couple of nights I did begin to adjust to it a little better. Keep in mind this is a very busy part of town, so the noise is a given. Thankfully, the hotel supplies you with earplugs if you are a light sleeper. We loved the location of this hotel the most--a block away from the Chinatown entrance and within walking distance to Union Square and the cable car line on Powell St. A quick trip to the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf and Nob Hill. If you have a car, they will valet it for you at the parking lot across the street. The cost is about 35 bucks a day. If you intend to stay only in SF there's no need for a car, but if you want to get away to Sausilito, Muir Woods, Monterey, Big Sur etc. (highly recommended), then you should definitely plan on renting. SF is a great town for public transportation and you can get a 3 day pass for the bus and cable cars for about 21 which is a great deal. Try to hit the Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Union Square, Chinatown and the Embarcadero at the bare minimum. San Francisco is a beautiful City and staying at the Worldmark made it that much more enjoyable. Overall we had a lovely stay there and will definitely go back. The room and its layout made all the difference to us--we loved how it felt like San Francisco in every way.
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