I've seen this complaint in other reviews here--the windows are not soundproof enough to prevent keen awareness of outside noises, which can be disruptive at night. We were there for two nights in a 5th floor room--the lowest floor of rooms in the hotel (it's only about 14 stories high). One night some kind of construction noise outside woke me up; the other it was people on the way home from the bar or whatever having a good time.
Aside from that, however, I really liked this hotel. We bought a room package that included parking--good deal. Easy deposit of the car with the valet. Easy registration with no long lines (like we would have encountered at the convention hotel we did not stay at), very friendly and helpful staff. The room was much larger than I expected and well-appointed. It was configured to accommodate long-term visits with a microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, dishes, glasses, and cutlery (in addition to the coffee-maker). There was a good-size entry/dressing area with closet, chest of drawers, mirror, etc. Full size couch. This was a "suite" in any other hotel.
the hotel location is excellent. There is a lot of dining and entertainment close by. No breakfast in the hotel restaurant (there is room service, which we did not try), but several acceptable breakfast places close by. The top floor is a sort of club floor open to all guests, with a fireplace, and coffee and tea, views of the city from a terrace walk, fitness center and saunas.
When the hotel upgrades their windows, it will deserve 5 stars, no question.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Donatello Hotel San Francisco
- Donatello San Francisco