Wonderful boutique hotel on top of a hill. Keep in mind that if you walk in SF, you will have to walk up a very steep hill every time you leave and come back to the hotel. Great staff. Beautiful rooms.
The room was booked by Expedia & they were quick to say that I booked third party. Our room was right by the stairs. I felt the door didn't seal. The room above us were super loud.
The maids made the kids' beds with my kids' stuffed animal. Very cute touch.
Loved this hotel, it looks great, the staff was the best, they went above and beyond to take care of us. Only hiccup was when I had something delivered to the hotel it was misplaced upon delivery, but after about 15 minutes we had it sorted out so no big problem. We did not use many of the amenities though so I can't comment on those.
For anyone concerned about the location, yes there are lots of homeless people and riff-raff but I wouldn't consider the area of this hotel to be a bad area. That stuff is all over San Francisco, and San Fran has some of the worst when compared to N.Y. and L.A. One could easily say there's a homeless problem near every hotel in San Francisco. However I thought the area directly around Parc 55 was pretty clean.
This hotel was a fine choice, expensive but probably on par with others in the area. It was very crowded with a convention happening, but that may be the norm. It was comfortable and clean. We did not have an upgraded, renovated room, but ours was nice.
This is a great hotel - handy to everything, funky, and fun. Having seen the other popular areas of SF, I would only ever consider staying in and around Union Square. The great shops nearby cater to all budgets, the cable car and Hop On/Hop Off buses are 5 mins away and the hotel is surrounded by a good range of food and coffee options. Th in-house bar is really nice and the complementary breakfast is excellent. Free wi-fi is also great.
Our stay was very comfortable. We were greeted at checkin and given a map of the city with some coupons for places to go that we found very helpful.
We were upgraded on our arrival and were pleased with our hardwood floors, large television with decent channels, and complimentary water and coffee with a fridge to keep a six pack cold.
The bathroom was clean with decent water pressure and provided dispenser toiletries that smelled like the beach. I brought my own, but I used them since they were conveniently placed inside the shower. There was also a lotion dispenser and makeup removal wipes... I'm easily pleased by little thoughtful things.
The bed was super comfy and if we had had room to bring it back to the east coast I would have bought their comforter. The only thing we would have preferred is having AC, although we realize it's not as common in SF. The fan did keep us cool along with keeping the windows open. We just thought, man, an AC would have been perfect to burrow under these huge comfy blankets!
Flagship stores ring Union Square, among the vanguard of West Coast retail. Chinatown begins at Grant Avenue and Bush Street, while Gold Rush-era mansions crown Nob Hill. South of Union Square, the convention center area includes the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Cable cars turn around at Powell and Market streets to head back to Fisherman's Wharf.