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“Great hotel in good location”
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The Donatello
Ranked #41 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great hotel in good location”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Donatello hotel.
We had read the reviews and were hopeful that it would be good but it exceeded our expectations.
It is in Post Street very close to Union Square which makes everything very accessible.
We were on the 14th floor in a nice modern room.
There is quality nightly entertainment in the bar/casual dining area.
The staff were all very good and attentive
Yes,it would be nice to have a breakfast facility but given the location yiou are spoilt for options elsewhere.
We would deffinately stay here again if we are lucky enough to return to SF

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Amazingly great location! Located around so many good restaurants, bars and minutes away from shopping :) unless we had to go to Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf we took transportation other than that we walked. From the hotel a lot is in walking distance

The rooms are very spacious! We had a king bed, with a table and chair and also a couch in our room with plenty of room to walk around. The restroom is big and so is the closet. We loved our room.

Over all great experience in San Francisco with our room, plenty of stuff to do and see.

Room Tip: we were on to the floor level 14 so we didnt get any noise and were able to sleep without waking up...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Donatello Hotel - initially we were worried because of some of the negative reviews. We took a visit there while staying at another hotel in town, front desk staff were wonderful and even showed us one of their renovated rooms which is lovely. The only negative is the street noise which is just a part of the location. Other than that everything about it was great, restaurant, bar, location, maid service, all staff we met and loved the TV in the bathroom, I would not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

First visit to San Francisco with three friends, when at the last minute another friend decided to join. So we had five girls (ages 24-26) with six nights of luggage and one hotel room. Before booking a second room, we decided to check out the room we had already booked. To our surprise, space was not going to be an issue. The rooms were very spacious, as was the bathroom. The inroom nook with a mini fridge, counter, sink and microwave was also a bonus. The hotel is a short walk to all the shopping at Union Square. Also, transportation is very accessible from this hotel location. Picking up the F line on the train, or the Powell-Mason or Powell-Hyde cable car will quickly get you down to Fisherman's Wharf and the rest of the pier where you can take the cruise to Alcatraz, rent a bike to cross the Golden Gate or just take in the beautiful scenery. We had an awesome trip, and it all started with the Donatello!!! Thanks again!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Great location. Very nice rooms some of which have been recently renovated. Very friendly staff. Excellent value for San Francisco. One drawback is restaurant is not open for breakfast.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

Great location, spacious, comfortable. Ticks most boxes. Street noise can be intrusive. Not sure why US hotels don't double glaze.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Now if you really want value for your dollar because you are looking for a conveniently hotel located just one block from Union Square that has the most spacious accommodations in San Francisco with elegantly decorated rooms with microwave and refrigerator, a free fitness center with whirlpool and sauna, a marvelous top-floor lounge with view and fireplace, indoor valet parking at only $28 + tax per day, and a wonderful intimate Italian dining in Zingari Ristorante, book The Donatello. Yes, they give GREAT service, too!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Donatello

Property: The Donatello
Address: 501 Post Street, cross street - Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1228
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#29 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#54 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Donatello 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE! Located in the heart of San Francisco's fashionable shopping and theater district by Union Square is the spacious Donatello. Settle into tastefully appointed rooms and enjoy the top floor fitness center, with a whirlpool spa and private saunas, which provides the perfect retreat after a day exploring the city. You can take a cable car up and down San Francisco 's colorful neighborhoods or explore the many streets of Chinatown. And when you work up an appetite in a city know for its cuisine, the Zingari Ristorante, located onsite, is a Northern Italian feast for the taste buds. Fully experience fine dining, theater and shopping in San Francisco at our luxurious retreat in the exciting City by the Bay-a San Francisco getaway perfect for romance, leisure and business travel. ... more   less 
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