My wife wanted to do shopping around the Union Square area on our last days in the US. before we catch our international flight from SFO. We have recently stayed at a Taj palace on our trip to India,so we decided to give The Taj Union Square a try.We thought its a brand new renovated property,but was told by the taxi driver the hotel existed for over 30 years.And he was right but must have been renovated. Nice small place,a little like an apartment but lack a grandure of a Taj that is symbolic for the name in india or any resemblance of the new one opened in Maldives that got the No.1 rating for 2013 Although the rate is quite up there.
Nice cosy bar and small cafe that serve excellent food with access to street pavement.Main restaurant next to it serves same excellent food to the fine dining faire.Although some publication rated this restaurant as one Michilin star,its strange the hotel does not advertise it to guests.Prepared by an Indian Chef,good fine fining flare of french cusine with indian twist,but somehow, we feel it could be better.The excellent value would be the cafe dining as the food comes out of the same kitchen and is practically as good.
Bedroom was a little disappointed for a Taj.We booked a higher catagory room.Decoration,size ,features and amentites were quite simple . But service level at lobby was good and attentive,although at breakfast,a little confusing by staff ,some of them apparently do not seem to be able to execute without order from the restaurant manager.So request has to be reminded more than one or two times.
Overall,location,Great,don't expect to much of a Taj product.Cafe and bar dining excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taj Campton Place is the quintessential landmark San Francisco Hotel on Union Square. It’s located just steps away from the City’s best shopping, dining and nightlife. Award-winning Campton Place Restaurant and Bar one of the City’s most revered dining destinations. Executive Chef Srijith’s cuisine with renowned Master Sommelier Richard Dean’s wine cellar combined to create an unparalleled culinary extravaganza. Campton Place’s superb location, elegant guestrooms, extraordinary service, outstanding amenities make it San Francisco’s ideal home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Campton Place