Unlike the Ritz, Four Seasons, Loews, and St. Regis, the Mandarin was not a crowd scene. Go across the courtyard to Del Friscos if you want to shout above the din. This is a top notch but quiet hotel. Everything is extraordinarily clean and modern, and the spa is terrific. No better hot tub in town. Seemingly owning this hotel to ourselves, the treatment in the restaurant and bar was great. The only criticism I could offer is not to charge $34 for parking, while denying us the right to self park. Just raise the room price and stop offending me and cutting down on your valets' tips because of the ridiculous charge. This is suburban Atlanta, not downtown San Francisco.