My husband and I live about 2 hours away and wanted to getaway for a few days but not spend too much money on hotels. I'm a bit picky when it comes to the type of hotel which usually causes us to pay more. Luckily we snagged a deal on this place and only paid $89 a night for The Crescent Room (single queen bed).
Here are the pros: It's in a prime location! You are in the heart of downtown and within minutes you can be in Chinatown or Union Square...if you want to take the Bart or bus...you don't have to walk far. The hotel is very chic and modern. It's very crisp and clean design makes you feel like you're in one of the pricier hotels. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. We planned to bike through the city so we brought our own bikes. They were willing to store the bikes in the back and even allowed us to do so before check in. We were going to a 2pm showing of Wicked and did not want to leave the bikes in the parking garage. They also allowed us to check out late and store our our bikes/luggage after checking out so we could grab a late lunch before leaving the city. We stayed 2 1/2 days and got the reduced parking rate of $28 a night...essentially our last day in SF we were able to park for free since we were leaving later in the afternoon.
Here are a few cons about the locations: For some reason our keys kept zeroing out. Each day we had to get new keys which wouldn't be so bad if we weren't on the 6th floor. There was an iron, but no ironing board and the refrigerator was their minibar and full of mini liquor bottles so it's not even possible to store anything in it...not even a bottle of water. One of my pet peeves are hotels that either don't give you wash cloths (i.e. European hotels) or in this case when they only give you 1. We had 3 bath towels and 1 wash cloth. It was an odd combination... Lastly, we knew about the free breakfast but were not too impressed. There was a selection of pastries, fruit, and cereal but it was nothing to really brag about. I'd recommend eating at one of the many amazing restuarants.
One tip on finding the place, in order to get to the hotel by car you need to go through the Stockton Tunnel. The parking garage they use is located on Sutter about 1/2 a block from the hotel. Overall, the pros outweighed any of my cons so without a doubt we will stay here next time we decided to stay the night in SF. If you're looking for a clean, modern and affordable hotel in the heart of downtown this is the perfect place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mystic Hotel Union Square San Francisco by Charlie Palmer is a smart, sleek retreat situated in the heart of the city's busiest neighborhoods. Conveniently located just one block from the iconic cable car line in the middle of three key destinations – Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District — Mystic Hotel offers a convenient, comfortable and unique modern boutique hotel experience in a historic location. With a contemporary look and feel, our accommodations are designed to reflect the changing need of today's traveler. Enjoy high-touch service and an ideal Union Square location, perfect for travelers looking to experience all the adventures of San Francisco. Like a private club, enjoy handcrafted cocktails in the Burritt Room, the intimate film noir-inspired bar named for Burritt Alley, where detective Sam Spade's partner Miles Archer was gunned down in The Maltese Falcon. Then, step into the speakeasy vibe of renowned Chef Charlie Palmer’s adjoining Burritt Tavern, where walled-in and curtained booths create dark corners for private conversations and the menu features Bay Area's tremendous green markets as well as the extraordinary offerings from local food artisans in menus built around prized regional specialties from Dungeness crab to West Coast oysters. That's what we like about San Francisco: it's up to the minute and still in the moment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crescent San Francisco Hotel San Francisco