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“Perfect choice in San Francisco” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Omni San Francisco Hotel

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Omni San Francisco Hotel
Ranked #3 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Perfect choice in San Francisco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2011

We chose to stay at the Omni because of the reviews we read in Trip Advisor. And I am so glad we did it! A perfect choice! The hotel is very nice and charming, the location is very good but most of all I have never stayed in a Hotel with such a friendly staff. From the doormen, the concierge, reception, every single employee is kind and always ready to help you with good tips and a friendly smile in their faces.
The rooms are not that big, but are nicely decorated and very clean. They are a bit noisy though, internal noise from the corridors and also external from the street.
The hotel is walking distance to Market Street and Union Square and the nice shops around. I definetly recommend this Hotel!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2011

I stayed here over Christmas while on my honeymoon, I had mentioned the occasion on the booking form and there was a note delivered from the accommodation manger wishing us a lovely stay and some complementary strawberries following our arrival. The room was fairly large and comfortable.

The hotel is well located close to most attractions and the California street cable car runs along outside the door.

The only negative is the cost of Valet parking is quite high $48 plus taxes per night ut otherwise it's an excellent hotel.

Don't forget to sign up to the Select guest program. It's free and provides complementary Wifi and a Coffee/Juice each morning of your stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2011

We stayed at the Omni in SF back in May when we visited the Bay Area. It was an excellent hotel and we were surprised by the great value.

It is also in a nice location. Not a whole lot happening at night, but walking distance to many nice restaurants and tourist spots.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gnahzmap
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Nashville, TN
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2011

great hotel, very friendly staff!! Outstanding location. We walked to Union Square, Little Italy, ChinaTown, short walk for F route (bus) to fisherman's wharf. Be sure to sign for "select guest" is free and it provide free wifi, hot choc and/r coffee or juice in the morning.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tito4
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

We stayed in the Omni San Francisco for 9 nights over the Christmas-New Year’s holiday. This is a lovely hotel. As so many of the other reviewers have mentioned, all of the people who work at this hotel (from the doormen to the housekeepers to the front desk people) are as helpful and accommodating as can be. Even though this is a big hotel, it has a small, elegant hotel feeling about it. The rooms are very nice, impeccably clean, large (and we had a standard size room), and the showers are great. In the lobby on each day of our stay, there was delicious hot apple cider and yummy Christmas cookies. I agonized over the decision as to which area to stay in. A lot of the locals suggested that the hotels right around Union Square were better for a tourist. Well, I am so happy that I did not follow that advice. First of all, I didn’t find Union Square to be all that exciting. Sure, there are a lot of dept. stores and bright lights, but I was not really interested in shopping opportunities. I found the location of the Omni to be great – 2 blocks from Chinatown and close to the Ferry Building (with all sorts of great food gathering opportunities-Blue Bottle coffee and waffles, Frog Hollow pastries, Cowgirl Creamery’s cheese, Acme bread) and the Embarcadero (which we enjoyed strolling along). Also, out of curiosity, I walked into some of the recommended hotels in Union Square and didn’t find them nearly as inviting as the Omni. There are a number of restaurants close to the Omni, although we tended not to eat in the immediate area (and some of the breakfast/lunch places are closed on non-business days). Also, there are tons of other restaurants within easy walking/public transportation access. I have no doubt that we will be staying at the Omni for our next trip to San Francisco. (Free Internet and morning beverages with Omni Select Guest membership; membership is free)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank RCFChicago
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Omni for 3 nights whilst on our honeymoon. The first moment we walked into the hotel we knew that it would be special. The front desk staff were very courteous the concierge was extremely helpful in giving us directions to a restaurant we had a booking at and also giving us advice on good places to shop.

The hotel room itself was clean and cosy, with the most comfortable, softest bed that I have ever slept on. Signing up to the hotel's Select Guest program we were provided with complimentary wifi in the room as well as 2 free bottles of water and 2 coffee/juice options each day. My husband and I found this wonderful, to wake up to find complimentary drinks at the door.

What made this hotel more special was the fact that the housekeeping staff wrote a handwritten note to us on the first night wishing us a enjoyable stay. It's small touches like this that makes guests like us feel welcomed and at home.

During our stay, the Omni Hotel had complimentary hot apple cider and Christmas cookies on offer near the lifts. The apple cider was simply delicious and Christmas cookies scrumptious.

The hotel itself is about a 10 minute walk from the nearest underground metro station and a short stroll from Union Square. The hotel also offers walking tours around China Town which is a short stroll away.

Overall, during our 5 week stay in the US (around various cities and hotels), my husband and I both agreed that the Omni Hotel in SF was the best and most memorable hotel that we stayed at. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and would not hesitate to return here on my next trip back to SF.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Peppersita
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Sugar Land, Texas
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2011

This is a fabulous old hotel right on the trolley line, right next to Chinatown and within walking distance of many good spots. We signed up to be members of the Omni group, and as a perk to members they will bring you free coffee, tea and newspaper up to your room! It's elegant, clean, and lovely. The only place we stay in San Francisco nowadays.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lorrie-n-john
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Property: Omni San Francisco Hotel
Address: 500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1001
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#2 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#20 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni San Francisco Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 362
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Omni San Francisco Hotel provides luxury accommodations in the heart of downtown San Francisco - the jewel of California. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, the San Francisco neighborhood that has become a mecca for high-end shopping and art galleries. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers.This classic elegance makes the hotel the perfect location for a memorable wedding reception. Bob's Steak & Chop House has carved out a reputation as one of America’s great steak houses. From great food to attentive and seasoned wait staff, Bob’s Steak & Chop House offers an unmatched dining experience in the heart of San Francisco. Located just 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. ... more   less 
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