For my Golden Birthday (I turned 27 on the 27th!), I decided to visit the City that had the highest number of friends residing there. San Francisco turned out to be the best option, and I'm SO glad I ended up there. We crammed so many fun things into the long weekend, and the City didn't disappoint! I booked my trip (flight, hotel, car) through a vacation website (Funjet Vacations - DON'T recommend), and ended up staying at the W. Here are my thoughts:
-The rooms are AWESOME. I was on the 31st floor with a killer view of the Bay! They are nicely decorated in a modern style with lots of white and teal.
-The mini-bar(s) are LOADED with goodies... including a "Pleasure Set" of erotic items that I found hilarious, but probably not family-friendly!
-The on-site valet is a great option if you have a rental car.
-The staff and Concierge were extremely helpful - providing detailed directions, maps, and suggestions throughout the trip.
-At only 27 years old, I felt a little old for the hotel.... the Lobby doesn't feel like a hotel, it feels more like a Club - dance/techno music playing, black lights, dark, bar-vibe.
-Some things seemed like they could use a little love and were a bit beaten-up. A few coats of paint and some spit-shine would really spruce it up.
-They failed to mention that the on-site valet was $52.00 PER DAY! This was a lovely $200+ in additional costs I hadn't expected.
Overall, I would definitely stay at the W again, but wasn't impressed enough to the point that I would seek one out again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the SoMa district, and neighbors with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, W San Francisco faces the beautiful Yerba Buena gardens and is a short walk to Union Square's shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
- w Hotels San Francisco
- w Hotel San Francisco