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“Classic Boutique Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stanford Court San Francisco

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Stanford Court San Francisco
Ranked #50 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Davis, California
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Classic Boutique Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Stanford Court Hotel is a classic boutique hotel. It is located above the Financial District on Nob Hill. The lobby is updated with sleak colors and music. The color coordination of the property and style reminds me of the early Reagan Administration when light colors such as gold, yellow, white, and light blues were in fashion.

The one downside was its cable television. Although my room had a nice flat screen television, many of the stations were not HD and the CNBC reception was spotty where the volume would cut out. The front desk said that this was caused by the rain passing through.

I enjoyed this stay since the hotel is not as overrun with foot traffic as other San Francisco hotels.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Dear Ryan B,

Thank you for your comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very lucky to be so centrally located in San Francisco, but at the same time away from all foot traffic of downtown. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

The hotel was very nice, the staff excellent, the rooms were spacious and the bed very comfortable. The negative point: the noise. My room was facing onto an alley which had trucks reversing and making deliveries and collecting garbage from 5am onwards. Also, the air conditioning was very very loud.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Dear Anon809,

Thank you for your comments. I can not wait to share your kind words with our staff. Please accept our sincere apology for the inconveniences you faced during your stay with the noise in the room. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Traveled here on business. Enjoyed the walk to the convention center each day. The return is up hill and good exercise. The hotel is located near a few nice restaurants and some shopping although it's necessary to walk a bit to get to more options. Food in restaurant was very well done.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Dear Cdoctor2,

Thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk everyday as most people dread walking back up to the hotel. It definitely is a great opportunity to get your exercise each day. I really appreciate you sharing your experience with us. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

"Rochelle" welcomed us on our arrival and what a welcome. Warm, not overboard, just plain old friendly, informative and made us feel at home, not fake at all. This didn't change, all throughout the hotel, we received nothing but understated old fashioned genuine service, from the bar to the housekeeping staff.
We upgraded at check in to the presidential suite, although a little rough around the edges, the view was great and we watched the sunset and sunrise everyday. The room was quirky, old English gentleman style, roomy and everything you need (except the awful red tv cabinet) we had a really good night sleep in the marshallowy bed . housekeeping done a good job and the room was always very clean, they did keep forgetting our complementary water and toiletries, but delivered them on request. Drinks in the bar appeared expensive, but the wines were served in a Mini carafe and worked out to be 2 glasses and really good quality, with the service they are well worth staying home for. Try the lemon soufflé pancakes for breakfast - you may want to share a portion. I recommend this hotel to those unpretentious people who appreciate good service and understated luxury in a perfect location.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Dear Cliff70,

Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate you adding your experience. I can not wait to share your kind words with Rochelle. I am so glad you got to try our lemon soufflé pancakes as well. They are a must have if you get the chance. Thank you again for the wonderful feedback. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

All I can say is wow! We have travelled extensively throughout the world and stayed at all range of hotels but usually upper end like the Ritz. This hotel, hands down, has the best service I have encountered. It was unbelievable without being overboard. Whoever hires/manages/trains the staff at this hotel should be running the company. The Ritz could learn a thing or two about service from this hotel.

First, the manager at the front desk was amazing. I cannot remember his name, a younger gentleman with a goatee. He was incredibly helpful and called us by name during our entire 5 day visit.

Second, the concierge was unbelievable. Ric really knows his stuff, was helpful at every turn and was even two steps ahead when our flight got cancelled helping us rebook, reschedule our car, etc. How nice is it to have a concierge that knows his job, likes his job and is really helpful!

Third, the restauraunt staff and the chef were so warm and friendly. Helpful and provided good food during our stay. The housekeepers were smiling, friendly and always said hello.

Fourth, the hotel itself is very nice and well located. The hotel is modern and well appointed. The rooms are nicely decorated with a very inviting feel. The rooms were impeccably clean and service was great. We had a courtyard view room which made it quiet and nice. The outside rooms may even have a nice view of the city and bay. The hotel is right at the top of nob hill and just outside the front door is the x marks the spot where the cable cars cross. This makes it so easy to get wherever you want to go: Fishermans's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown. Perfect. And if the cable cars are not running you get a little exercise.

I cannot recommend this hotel enough. A modern, clean, nice, warm, friendly and knowledgeably staffed hotel in the heart of the city. We would absolutely, definitely both stay here again and recommend the hotel to anyone who is visiting San Francisco.

Room Tip: If you want quiet ask for a courtyard room. It will be very quiet. If you want a view ask for an o...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear Travelleraroundthewo

Thank you so much for all of the positive feedback. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very fortunate to have such great staff at our hotel. Ric is truly a gem of the hotel. He takes pride in knowing everything San Francisco has to offer. I greatly appreciate you adding your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco. Thank you again for the wonderful feedback.
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Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

You can't beat the central location of this property. Right on Nob Hill, it was an easy walk to Chinatown and Union Square. With two cable car lines meeting next to the hotel, you could get to all the destinations you'd wish with ease. I stayed with a friend at this hotel for two nights, and had a wonderful experience. Our room was clean, fresh, and beautiful. Because I am a Platinum Marriott Rewards member, I was upgraded to a junior suite. We had so much room; it was a great value for a hotel in a major city like San Francisco. When we were pressed on time during dinner, our waiter downstairs quickly brought us our entrees and our check without missing a beat. The concierge was essential in helping us decide how to get to a concert we were attending in the quickest way possible.

If you are looking for a four star experience in San Francisco, I can highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jlhcorley
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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear jlhcorley,

Thank you so much for your loyalty to Marriott being a Platinum member. I greatly appreciate you adding your experience with us. I am so glad to hear how helpful our staff was in accommodating you during your stay with us. I cannot wait to share your kind words with our staff. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco. Thank you again for the wonderful feedback.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband and I went to SF for a weekend away. The service was great - from a bellman to front desk staff and housekeeping, everyone was always smiling and very courteous. The hotel facility seems like it was recently renovated, so i had no complaints. The rooms look small in the pictures, but when we actually check in, we were surprised at how roomy it was (king bed room). The location of the hotel can be described as GREAT or BAD, depending on how you view it. It is great because there is a cable car stop right in front of the hotel. It can be considered as bad because it is located on one of the steepest hill in SF. With frequent breakdown of cable cars, you may end up walking up/down the hill (which we ended up doing with our luggage). However, other than the steep hill, it's really close to all the shopping and restaurants.

Overall I'm glad we stayed at stanford court. We had a very good time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jojo0215
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Manager_REN_SF, Front Office Manager at Stanford Court San Francisco, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear jojo0215,

Thank you for your comments. We are very fortunate to have so many great reviews here on TripAdvisor and I greatly appreciate you adding your experience. I completely understand that the hills can be challenging. The cable cars are a great option considering you can catch all three just footsteps from our door. I cannot wait to share your kind words with our staff. Thank you again for the wonderful feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to San Francisco.
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Property: Stanford Court San Francisco
Address: 905 California Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108-2201 (Formerly Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#29 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#40 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Court San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 393
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanford Court San Francisco is fresh, fashionable and at the center of everything savvy visitors want to see and do. Enjoy sweeping views of the city, the bay and the majestic Golden Gate Bridge from our convenient location atop historic Nob Hill. Discover the best of San Francisco's charm and character while enjoying our contemporary boutique hotel as your home base.An ideal location, we are conveniently situated in Nob Hill close to premier shopping, dining, and attractions in Union Square. We are steps to the historic cable cars, a short walk to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and the Ferry Building.393 newly-renovated rooms and suites, offering cool, contemporary accommodations. Three cable car lines running directly in front of the hotel, waiting to whisk you to San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods and landmarks ... more   less 
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