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Marines Memorial Club Hotel
Ranked #12 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Fantastic Hotel!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the MMC for 4 nights in Jun and I have to say we were extremely happy with our choice. We're both in the Royal Air Force so we qualified for the discounted rate ($142 + tax) which is great value considering the fabulous location and quality of the Hotel. This price included happy hour (complimentary booze) 4-6pm every night and free breakfast every morning. We used their laundry facilities too which again was free (just ask for detergent at the reception). The staff were always courteous and happy to assist you in any way they could. Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and would certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to explore the great city of San Francisco.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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mallengm, General Manager at Marines Memorial Club Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We so appreciate your kind words about the club.
We look forward to your return visit!
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Acapulco, Mexico
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Marines Memorial Club/Hotel is the only place we stay at when visiting San Francisco Bay area. The rooms are always comfortable, Breakfast is great with express breakfast on the 4th floor in the Business center (5:30-10a) for the early risers. The Hosted Happy hour is a time to meet people from all over this great country of ours and to enjoy the view. The Library on the 11th floor houses military books and many artifacts. We stayed on the 5th floor this time and which is called "Memorial Hall". The hallway contains plaques that Members have purchased to honor loved ones a must read. The Hotel is a living Memorial to those who have served our Great Country. Parking is close by and is worth the cost. The Marines Memorial Club continues to be our go to place to place to stay in San Francisco.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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mallengm, General Manager at Marines Memorial Club Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We so appreciate your kind words about the club and the living memorial. We look forward to your return visit!
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Using a reciprocal membership from Australia we were lucky enough on this occasion in SF to enjoy the facilities and warm hospitality of this fine club. The quality of our room was excellent (a corner king room). The ambience of the hotel and its facilities are first rate and well maintained. The lovely quality breakfast and the drinks happy hour each evening added to the enjoyment of our stay.The business centre was well equipped, a self service laundry is available and free for guests to use. The library is just wonderful to browse the shelves of all the titles available. A tour of the club reveals some beautiful and poignant displays of military history and the lives of some wonderful Americans who have given their service to a great country. If you are lucky enough to be able to stay at the MMC enjoy every minute. I felt it was a privilege to be able to stay there, thank you to all the staff for their friendly quality service.

Room Tip: Corner king was spacious though some of the suites look huge. We stayed on level 5 and it was very...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daleville, Alabama
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This hotel is a memorial to the U.S. Marine Corps. There is memorabilia on just about every floor. Ours had a tribute to Joe Rosenthal, the photographer who took the picture of the Marines hoisting the flag on Mt. Surabachi on Iwo Jima. The hotel has a great location close to Union Square. The service was very good and most responsive. My wife had a very early shuttle to the airport and the concierge was most attentive to make sure everything went well. The is a nice happy hour open bar and inclusive breakfast. The food and view from the restaurant is top notch. The rooms are a little small but were very clean and nicely appointed. There is access to an adjoining health club, too. We would definitely stay again.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you're active duty or a veteran, I can't think of anywhere else to stay. It's clean, the rooms are big, it's quiet, FREE HAPPY HOUR and BREAKFAST! Great location just a few minutes walk from Union Square or Chinatown. We also walked to the Wharf (which is not for the faint-hearted). They also make parking easy about 40 yards from hotel and MMCH patrons get a break on the cost ($35.00 a day). Again, if you're a military member or veteran, this is definitely the place to stay. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed here as part of a trip around the US. Breakfast was really good. All the staff were very friendly. We had free use of laundry utilities and they even provided detergent free of charge.

Really good value and great location. Only downside was that the room wasn't that big, but it was big enough for us.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband, a Proud Marine and Vietnam Vet and I were looking forward to visiting this Hotel for "Happy Hour". He's active in several Veteran Groups and was anticipating the warm welcome and "Brotherhood" so often found among Marines. We spoke to several couples and were somewhat dismissed or snubbed, not a single "Semper Fi". We had a quick cocktail, looked around a bit and left.

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Property: Marines Memorial Club Hotel
Address: 609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#24 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#24 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marines Memorial Club Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel is located steps from Union Square and San Francisco's iconic cable cars; walking distance to Chinatown, art galleries, museums and the best shopping district in the city. Built in the 1920's in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, this historic 138 room hotel is fully renovated with comfortable air conditioned guestrooms and suites. Free wireless, robes, wall safes, cable TV and a full service health club with indoor swimming pool located on site. Rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking downtown and Union Square. Live piano music Tuesday through Saturday nights. ... more   less 
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Marines Memorial San Francisco
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