We stayed here because I liked it when I stayed a few years ago. I'm lucky enough to have a Gold SPG membership this time and - we have no SPG properties in NZ, I'm trying to make the most of the gold status while it lasts.
The prices seem to have gone up since my last visit to SF. This time when I booked it was 350, but I managed to get a SPG best rate guarantee down to 250, but when I checked the prices while I was there, there were fall specials which were even cheaper - 249 incl breakfast. So it seems you might be able to get better deals closer to the time you book - might depend on time of year though.
I had also requested a Suite Upgrade for our 3 nights (I had some Suite Night Awards to use up) but the front desk lady said they were sold out. I don't know if it's a ploy to really annoy gold SPG members but later on the same day when we had to change rooms heard the man in the queue next to us ask for a suite upgrade, and it seemed he got offered it (and he was staying the same nights).
I had requested a quiet room on a high floor. The room we were originally given was 2624, which I was told was a 'SPG preferred room' and we had been upgraded. This room is a standard room, overlooking the beer garden, on the lowest floor, right opposite the ice machine, vending machine and elevator. No sign to say this was an SPG room. We came back to request a different room (my last stay was on the 4th floor), as this wasn't a quiet room at all. To her credit, the front desk lady did a lot of rearranging and finally got us a room on the 4th floor (4632). This room was much better - it actually had the 'SPG preferred room' sign, had an AC that you could control from the wall, and was more spacious. We still overlooked the beer garden though. So as a SPG Gold member, I was not particularly impressed with the room we got and that we were told it was an upgraded room. If I had known I would get the same treatment as a non-SPG member, I wouldn't have bothered staying here.
A note on this Beer Garden - seems to operate between 4 - 8pm on Thurs - Sun nights. It's not run by the hotel, and seems to be open to the public off the street. The music is pretty loud (you can almost drown it out by turning on the aircon and TV). Not sure how Sheraton thinks this is a good idea - how to annoy your guests with even MORE noise ...
We did not eat at the hotel as we were out a lot and the knew the breakfast to be kind of pricey.
We requested a fridge for the room, which Housekeeping was very good about ensuring this got delivered.
Location wise, this is great for tourists. Very close to Fisherman's Wharf and transport links. We bought a MUNI card and used the tram and cable car to get around.
I was put off parking our rental car here because of the valet pricing - $52!
Having stayed here before, I quite like the décor. I know about the tiny bathrooms. I know about the noise, but this time it seemed a lot noisier. There were people staying in adjoining rooms across the corridor, who decided to have their conversation about the best value pastries for breakfast outside my door at 7am in the morning, despite the 'this is a quiet floor' sign. The beer garden was noisy. The AC was still noisy. The TV in the room next door was noisy. The prices have gone up. So I might look for a different hotel next time.
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