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Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
Ranked #62 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Quito, Ecuador
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41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2007

We stayed here two nights over a weekend and at $90 a night in the center of SF you really can't beat it. It was super clean, comfortable and with excellent Marriott service. I've stayed at other hotels in the area and paid a lot more and gotten a lot less. Last time we paid the same amount and didn't even have a private bath! We will definitely stay here again. I think during the week it is more expensive due to it being a business hotel. We got a "weekend rate". Highly recommended hotel.
The only downside is that parking costs $40 plus tax! Crazy. But we beat this by parking in another part of the city for free and got to the hotel on foot. We used the extra $40 on dinner.

  • Liked — Location and comfort
  • Disliked — Price of parking
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2007

Excellent location, short walk to Market, off 2nd and Folsom, easy access to all areas of San Francisco and highway.

Great value booking through Orbits, 89$ for two queen beds, one week in advance prepay.

Parking is extra, 38$ per day plus tax, only valet available, but great value for area as unlimited in/out privileges.

Well equipped small fitness room, pool is only 3.5 ft deep so for kids only, no steam room/sauna.

Starbucks on site

High speed cable internet complimentary

  • Liked — Location and quality of service and accomodation
  • Disliked — Expensive to park, but best value for the hotel valet parking in the neighbourhood
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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West Hollywood, California
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2007

I first booked a king room on Marriott's corporate site for $99. I browsed on Expedia and saw the same room for $90. Fortunately, Marriott Corp. has a "Best Price Guarantee" where they will honor the lower rate, and take an additional 25% off. My room ended up to be $67 per night ($77.10 with all taxes).

Pros:

1) Free high-speed internet (cables are in the closet).

2) Clean basic room

3) Prompt front desk, with numerous agents to help.

4) Speedy elevator

5) Starbucks in the lobby

6) 3-4 city blocks to the BART & Muni lines.

7) Liquor store across the st., 24 Hour gym, Quiznos within steps of the lobby.

8) Speedy check-out

Cons:

1) As with all hotels, egg breakfast is $17.99

  • Liked — Price, free internet
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank AndrewMichael
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2007

I stayed at the Courtyard Downtown for six nights during a business trip. The hotel is nicely located, a few blocks south of Market Street and an easy walk to the financial district, Union Square, and the Embarcadero. It is a surprisingly nice hotel for the price, especially so close to downtown San Francisco. The whole place feels brand new and is very clean and bright throughout. The rooms themselves are big and comfortable, and well appointed with little touches like free high-speed internet and Bath & Body Works products.

The front desk staff were also extraordinarily helpful and friendly. The airline lost my bag on the flight over, and the front desk staff was very accomodating with the various packages from FedEx and the airline that I had to receive over the first few days as I was waiting for my bag to be delivered.

The only drawback to the hotel is that there aren't a lot of services, like pharmacies and restaurants, on the immediate surrounding block. The walk from Market Street back to the hotel is also a little quiet at night, but never felt unsafe.

I highly recommend the Courtyard Downtown for anyone looking for a nice, modern hotel at a much lower price than comparable hotels in the neighborhood.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
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alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2007

I had a very nice stay at this hotel for a convention at the Moscone Center. I don't like fancy or glitzy, so this place was just my speed. The room was clean, really big, great price for its perfect location-- safe, and a short walk to work. The longer walk to shopping/restaurants at Union Square was a good way to stretch my legs after a hard day's work. I highly recommend the Umbria Restaurant a block way. The pool and hot-tub were great, good exercise room, too. Free internet service a huge plus. The bellmen were exceptionally helpful, even arranging a car to deliver my luggage to where I'd be working late in the day (not at Moscone) and take me directly to the airport, so that I did not need to return to the hotel to p/u luggage. I work in SF a couple times a year and will definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Liked — location, price, cleanliness, pool
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled on business
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Mukwonago, WI
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2007

Wow! This was a fabulous hotel in the heart of the city. Located in a relatively new area of SF close to the China Basin and within walking distance of the heart of downtown, cable cars, and public transportation. The accomodations were wonderful. I thought we were staying at a five star hotel.

Only slight downside is that you will walk 4-5 blocks to get to most tourist areas but that is expected in SF and actually is part of the fun part of being there. If you are attending a Giants game this is the place to stay (only 10 minute walk) and very safe.

Hotel accomodations are great. Nice and comfortable rooms, nice indoor pool (which is hard to find in SF), and Starbucks right in the lobby. Lots of restaurants and nightlife in the vicinity.

Would recommend this to anyone.

  • Liked — Value
  • Disliked — Location
  • Tips/Secrets — Expect to walk
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2007

My wife and I stayed in the hotel from December 28 - January 1. We were very pleased with almost everything about this hotel.

The check-in desk was very efficient and friendly. Our room was ready for us upon arrival at 2:00 p.m.

Location: The hotel is not in a highly touristed area, which, in some ways, worked to our advantage. We never thought we were mobbed by other tourists all trying to do the same thing. Having said that, Market Street and Mission Street were just a few blocks away.

Hotel Amenities: There is a small Starbucks in the hotel lobby. It was, unfortunately, only open until 3 p.m. which seemed too early. Perhaps it had special hours because of the holidays. There was a lobby bar that was open from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. The food was expensive but they had a good beer selection and the staff was super friendly.

We did not try the restaurant for breakfast.

There was a small fitness center and good sized swimming pool. The pool area was a little dark, however and didn't lend itself to hanging out. The pool was warm and the hot tub was welcome after a day of sightseeing.

Room: It was a very typical "Courtyard" room. No refrigerator and the TV was in a surprisingly awkward location for watching from bed. Excellent heat/ac system. We had a king bed and the room also had a love seat. If we had a complaint about the room it was the the light switches were in confusing locations and there were too few electrical outlets for the various laptops, cellphones, battery chargers, etc. that we had with us. Marriott should be commended for the high speep internet access that they provide for free in the rooms. Very useful for checking flights, looking up museum hours and ferry times, etc.

Other items: There are a number of good restaurants nearby. We had New Year's dinner at The Fly Trap, less than a half block away and it was excellent. There is a liquor store directly across the street. There were a number of "fast food" places within easy walking distance (beside the Starbucks, the closest was a Subway and a local Mexican place). Taxis were almost always available outside and the valet also had towncars available. Gray Line picked up and dropped off in front of the hotel if you book a tour with them.

This hotel is a great location if you are doing things in the vicinity of Yerba Linda Gardens, the Moscone Center, the Metreon, and the Westfield Mall. They are all within 6 blocks or so.

This Courtyard seemed of a much higher calibre than the one near Pier 39/Fishermen's Wharf.

  • Liked — Full service at a reasonable price
  • Disliked — A few blocks from everything
  • Tips/Secrets — Nearby Fly Trap restaurant is excellent and romantic
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
Address: 299 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#45 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#68 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#72 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard San Francisco Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 405
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