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“Great value coupled with the Marine Corps experience”

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Marines Memorial Club Hotel
Ranked #16 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 17, 2008

I have been a member of MMC for about 15 years and have stayed there nearly every time I have been in SF. The club continues to improve, particularly under the newer GM, MajGen Myatt, USMC Retired. The rooms have all been renovated as has the bar and restaurant on the top floor. I have also used their reciprocal clubs in Boston (Union Club) and Washington DC (Army Navy Club). The rooms are very nice, the breakfast buffet plentiful and the pours at happy hour generous. The staff is gracious, some having been there for 25 years. The hotel is in the heart of downtown, a short walk from the Bart and cable cars. The prices are a bargain for downtown SF if you are a member.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2008

Whenever I'm in San Francisco, this is the ONLY place I'll stay! It's central, it's fantastic value, and it's exclusively for the military!

The rooms are just fantastic, given the cost of them! Spacious, with great bathrooms and comfortable beds! You don't always get a great view, but there's something wrong with you if you don't head into this vibrant city the second you arrive!

As far as food goes, I've only ever had breakfast here, but that is always to the highest standard, and there's loads of it! The view from the breakfast room is wonderful, as it's a 'downtown' hotel, and who can argue with the free bar at happy hour?! A must for the discerning British traveller...

Overall, this is one of my top-rated hotels, and I thoroughly recommend it if you're eligible to stay here!

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

This hotel has the best location for a visit to SF. It is just a couple blocks from Union Square. Tons of great restaurants, both high end and cheap. The restaurant next door is great. Lots of nightlife, nightclubs, bars, shows. China Town is a few blocks away. You can walk to almost everything. If you are willing to take the bus, which I recommend fun people watching and very affordable, you can catch a bus to almost anywhere you want to go to in SF from this area as well. I can't say enough about the location.

As far as the hotel goes, it is a GREAT deal if you are a member. If you are not a member than the price is still not bad. The rooms are basic, but comfortable. The beds and bedding above average. The bathrooms are small, but the closets are very big, walk in closets with a mini fridge and coffee maker. Everything is very practical-military. There is even a clothse line in the shower.

The staff is wonderful and very helpful. The best part about the hotel is the top floor restaurant and bar. Great views of the city. The breakfast, included, is good. In the evening there is a happy hour, also included. If we weren't up to hanging out for happy hour we would grab some beers and put them in our mini fridge for later.

If possible stay on a higher floor, because you are in the middle of the city, so there is street noise. I just brought earplugs and had no problems.

Even if you are not a member, you can really save $$ by staying at this hotel with all the extras included. Remember this is not a fancy place, but very comfortable and convienent.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed July 1, 2008

I am proud to be a member of the Marine's Memorial Club, and always stay at this hotel when in San Francisco. On this trip, my wife and I were returning from a week in wine country, and rested in the San Francisco city center before returning back to Cincinnati.

Besides being a wonderful living tribute to the Marines, the hotel is very accommodating to members and members of reciprical clubs, in addition to active members of the military.

The Leatherneck Steak house serves wonderful steaks, and has a great open bar between 4-6 PM. It reminded me of many Officers Clubs that I have frequented over a long military career.

I hope that you have the chance to stay here. Great internet connections and complimentary breakfast included.

Semper Fi!

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

The Marine's Memorial hotel is centrally located in downtown San Francisco, within walking distance of Chinatown, the Moscone convention center, cable car stops and many excellent restaurants and designer stores. The hotel itself has clean rooms with comfortable beds with nice conforter and soft pillows. The rooms are good size, but the bathrooms are small and towels are not very good quality. My room had no tub, just a shower which was fine for me. There is free internet access in every room, but for some reason I could never get my connection to work. There is complementary hot breakfast every morning and free cocktails from 4-6 pm every day at the hotel restaurant on the top floor. There is also a business center on the 4th floor with 4 PCs and a network printer which is very convenient. Another excellent amenity is free access to One Club (gym) in the basement. The full service fitness center has an indoor lap pool. The hotel overall has a dated feel to it, but it's central location, excellent amenites and friendly staff override any other negative aspect. I would definitly stay at the Marine Memorial's hotel on my next visit to San Francisco.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2008

This was my first stay in the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel since their recent room renovations. I stayed one night in February in a king room on a corner of the 9th floor. The view was lovely. The decor is light and pleasing, simple but pretty. The room was impeccably clean and had all of the amenities — shampoo etc. right in dispensers on the shower wall, 2 free 1/2 liter bottles of water, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, safe, etc. etc. My favorite thing about staying there, though, was how quiet the room was. This is worth its weight in gold in a downtown hotel. I think they must have new beds, too; my bed was very comfortable and I slept much better than I usually do away from home.

This place is an amazing value for club members and non-members alike. The building is gorgeous, with amazing period ornamentation and painted ceilings in the public areas (lobby, etc.). The location a block from Union Square can’t be beat. Parking is right up the street; you get a voucher that lets you take your car out and in again if you want.

There are lots of Union Square hotels, but because this is part of a private club, when you walk through the doors, you’re greeted like an old friend and you get the feeling the staff would do anything to make your stay memorable. What a difference that makes when any overnight stay in the City is a splurge, as it is for me.

We unfortunately arrived after the hosted happy hour (included with the overnight stay) was over, but had a great meal in the steakhouse on the top floor. The breakfast buffet (also included) has EVERYTHING (eggs, bacon, potatoes, oatmeal, pancakes, cereal, yogurt, fruit, etc. etc.) and serves up a terrific view in the bargain. Good thing I got a workout in before tucking into that meal. A pass for Club One, downstairs, is also included.

This is more than a hotel. They call it a “living memorial” and there’s a memorial wall on the 10th floor, historical displays in the lobby and the guest room floors, and a library/museum, all worth visiting.

Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed November 10, 2007

My wife and I got married in the Crystal Ballroom and had one of the suites for the night. It was very spacious with a separate living room! The rooms are a little bit old fashion but its still a good bargain for SF. The windows open which is unusual for an SF hotel, but there is no air conditioning so the rooms get a little musty unless you crack the window. Try and get a room on a high floor so you don't hear the traffic. They have a decent buffet breakfast on the top floor. I would imagine one would be touring the city, so its a great value and close to downtown!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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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:
#19 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#24 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#24 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $259 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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