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The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
Ranked #40 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Its a nice place to stay”
Reviewed June 25, 2010

Monaco is an old building that is clean, homely and welcoming, It has individual decor for each room. If you aren't used to sharing your hotel with beds - prepare yourself, but they are entirely non-intrusive and it reminds you how normal life is. The atmosphere is austere and laid back at the same time. If you are a true wine critic, you won't stay long for the wine hour and you are unlikely to return, but who cares really? Enjoy SF, its a fun place to visit. Sleep comfortably in a clean, comfortable and well maintained room at the Monaco.

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Reviewed June 22, 2010

This is the 2nd time we have visited San Francisco and we wanted to try a different hotel. We are so glad we did. This hotel has the most helpful and friendliest staff we have encountered in a city hotel. Great location in the union square area. Rooms are very comfortable and very clean. We throughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2010

We booked this last minute on Hotwire after a horrific night at the Abri Hotel. The Monaco was perfect & changed our San Francisco experience completely. The friendliest, nicest staff I've seen in a long time, gorgeous room, fantastic bed. Excellent value for money. Couldn't have been better.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2010

Loved the wine reception with free massages each night. The staff were profession, helpful and friendly. We had several spa treatments which were great. I loved the Oliver, the dog at the front desk and having a fish to keep us company in our room. The coffee and relaxed atmosphere in the morning was really nice. My 1 complaint is the curtain in our room had a large stain on it and my duvet cover was also stained.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

Great check in and welcome, excellent food in the restaurant and the cafe. Loved the decor. The wine reception was a nice touch . The rooms and beds were extremely comfortable and no noise at all at night. Only one criticism would be the awful bathrobes. A terrible brown colour so you can't tell whether they are clean or not and much too rough to wear. The CD player in our room wasn't working and was fixed immediately. The hotel location was good - just a short walk to Union Square. we would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed May 31, 2010

What more can I say!? Fantastic room with beautiful bed linen, Aveda bathroom supplies and funky animal print bathrobes. Wonderful restaurant/bar area. Great concierge. Loved the wine hour and the fantastic neck and back massage offered during wine hour. Stayed at the hotel next door and paid more money for a less enjoyable stay. Really loved the decor, staff and overall experience in the Monaco. The front desk even printed my boarding pass for me! If you are in doubt about where to stay in San Fran stay here!

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Reviewed May 29, 2010

We had an amazing stay. Totally in line with all other positive reviews. Wine daily in the hotel for an hour. Just phenomenal.

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Additional Information about The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Property: The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#35 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#52 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Marker, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, is located just steps away from the historic beauty of Union Square. Distinct among San Francisco's lifestyle hotels, the signature warmth permeates the property from the service to the design of the interiors. Surrounded by the city's top theaters, restaurants, museums and shops, the urban boutique hotel features 208 newly renovated, vibrant and stylish guestrooms. The Marker celebrates the vibrancy of the city and the dynamism of its guests through innovative programming and thoughtful service. Guests can enjoy thoughtful special amenities including unlimited PressReader access for the digital newsstand, bicycle rentals to explore the city, in-room spa services and more. The lobby living room's plush, over-sized couches and curated local activations beckon guests to stay a while and soak in the comfortable, social atmosphere while unique programs, steeped in local authenticity, connect guests to the best of the destination. In addition, guests can enjoy the hotel's new dining concept, Tratto, a spirited bar-driven restaurant serving rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities and casual, communal-style dining. ... more   less 
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