We booked a two-bedroom suite here in this former chocolate factory because we were two families. The suite was VERY spacious and included a sitting room with an additional pull-out sofa bed and kitchen, fully supplied with dishes, utensils, etc. We were on the second floor and had access to a full deck complete with 24/7 gas fireplace and an unbeatable view over the SF BAY and Alcatraz.
This is an expensive way to do SF [suite was over $1000 a night PLUS a hefty room tax - SF is an expensive city to visit!!] but since we shared the costs, it worked out OK. There is free WIFI and coffee pot in the room, parking overnight costs $50 [we mostly cabbed it, also not inexpensive].
The staff is absolutely stellar in every way and very friendly and helpful.
The only downside is the breakfast buffet [included in the room rate] which is mediocre at best and quite small and in a cramped part of the breakfast room. There is no restaurant in this hotel and it shows - stale pastries, sterno-warmed bacon and egg wraps. But this can be overlooked since they do try hard here.
I might also just add that the windows could have used a washing but maybe they hadn't done a "spring" cleaning yet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The cornerstone of Ghirardelli Square, Ghirardelli’s illustrious chocolate factory, has been reinvented as Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. Our San Francisco residences allow you to experience one of the city’s most precious jewels in a new and intimate way. Offering one, two, and three bedroom luxury residences in San Francisco, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square affords you all the comforts of home with the world class service of Fairmont that today’s discerning travelers have come to expect. ... more less
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