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“Excellent location, nicely appointed rooms”
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The Donatello
Ranked #44 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Excellent location, nicely appointed rooms”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Donatello is a good 4 star hotel.
Excellent location close to Union Square
Room large and nicely appointed with microwave, fridge.
Bathroom on the small size but with TV incorporated in mirror. Cool
Rooms on the corner tend to be noisy (night club close by)
Very friendly staff

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Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights during May 2013 and had no complaints whatsoever! The hotel was in an excellent location, literally 1 minute walk from Union Square and the fabulous shops! The room was modern, clean and comfortable - we were really sad to leave! The staff were lovely and friendly and offered great advice on public transport.

I would have no hesistation in recommending this hotel to anyone and if I return to SF i would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were very comfortable at the Donatello. The room is very large for a city hotel. It was easy for two people to dress and relax in the room. There was even a large, curved desk with two chairs. The bed was comfortable, the HVAC worked well, a reliable wireless connection was included with the room charge. The kitchenette was well-equipped with real china, glasses and flatware. The location was ideal, we could walk to everything. The lounge on the top floor with and outdoor deck was a great addition. We will definitely return to the Donatello.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coppell, Texas
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A wonderful hotel, good location, caring staff, large rooms with kitchenette. We were able to trade our timeshare for The Donatello and were very pleased. We also enjoyed the club room upstairs with wonderful views from the balcony. Also, there is a concierge up there who is very willing to help you with restaurant reservations and tours. We would stay here again.

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Denmark
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

An very good hotel close to shopping, dining, cable cars, etc. A nice, large room that worked well for us: 2 parents and 2 (nearly) grown up teenagers. The kitchenette worked fine for us at breakfast. Very service-minded staff, excellent cleaning. Good lounge on top floor with free tea/coffee and helpful concierge. Fitness ok but a bit worn. We would recommend this hotel to everyone visiting SF.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

What a great hotel this is. Reasonably priced for a start, which is always a plus in a city but even more so when you see where it is. Its on the corner of a couple of quiet streets and Union Square is literally along just along the road with the tour bus and tram stops so from here you can go everywhere. Also not very far from the rail station, just a short walk (we travelled from the airport via the train) so dragging our cases wasn't an issue and far cheaper and quicker than getting a taxi. There are loads of places to eat nearby included Sears, a highly recommended breakfast place and The Cheesecake Factory on top of Macy's. The rooms are a great size and the beds are huge and so comfy, we'd been travelling for about 18 hours by the time we arrived so you can imagine how delighted we were when we seen the bed. The top floor is a lovely touch, just pop upstairs for complimentary tea and coffee and you can pick up a few tourist leaflets and the guy on the desk will be more than happy to answer your questions. Also have to recommend the hotel staff in general, we were picking up a hire car in the morning so the hotel let us settle the bill but hang onto the room key to store our stuff and then the valet let us pull in whilst we popped in to get our bags and he turned the car round for us and pointed us off in the right direction when we returned. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit San Francisco

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Second visit here. Great place to stay in SF very close to Union Square, handy to everything. Good clean rooms and very friendly helpful staff. Well worth the extra $s.Free wine and cheese every Friday and happy hour daily , check the times available.

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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
#31 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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