As frequent Tripadvisor users and reviewers, we see twice as many excellent ratings compared to v.g. for the Donatello. We say, then, the Donatello is clearly overrated. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that it is part of a condo-exchange program with Shell Hospitality and some reviews own shares at the Donatello and are trying to encourage trades? The hotel definitely gets high marks for location as it is very close to Union Square right in the heart of S.F. And, yes, the price is reasonable: you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a charming hotel with a certain je ne sais quoi, the Donatello is NOT it. While the staff is more than nice, the hotel is a little run down, tired and dated. It is clean. However the bed sheets were not crisp being a little gray and wrinkled. Don't want to "dis" this hotel as it is more than adequate and a good value. However, excellent really is a stretch.
- 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