We stayed here for 3 nights and got a great price by agreeing to honour my company's corporate rate. The parking fee is not cheap tgough. Our room was 'upgraded' for a better view, but it was small and the second bed was a rollaway. The fog rarely cleared, so the view was a bit pointless. The rollaway was a good one, but I would rather have had 2 queen beds (which wasnt available in check in).
The hotel is iconic (I think it appeared in Bullit) and old worldy stylish. The only bar is on the top floor and there was a cover charge on Saturday evening, when we arrived.
The location is excellent, with both cable car lines close, but they get very busy. We walked to Fisherman's Wharf an Union Sq, but the return journey was tough up the hill.