As San Francisco natives, we wanted a romantic, elegant and fun night away. The Hotel Monaco is fantastic. The location is of course great. The hotel manages to be both elegant and whimsical and fun. The rooms are pretty small, but their excellent design compensates. Highly recommend.
This hotel was such a wonderful surprise. It is centrally located and a quick, two block walk to Union Square. The lobby and beautiful and the staff is incredibly friendly. Our room was small but welcoming. I highly recommend this hotel.
Hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean and the room was big enough for two people to be comfortable. Did not eat at the hotel for either breakfast or dinner since there are so many other options all around the hotel. The location is excellent and within walking distance of China Town and the financial district. Many great food and beverage options also are within walking distance.
The Clift is in the best location in San Francisco. Imagine going to Broadway quality theatre, world-class shopping, and multiple restaurants all without leaving your neighborhood. Our stay was magic. Tip: If you want a martini just order one and share it. Wow!
Stood there for one night when I checked in there was an older lady very kind and very sweet the night security was very nice. the neighborhood is kind of bad at night , walking around at night time is not a good idea but it's fine. We are two girls in our 20s and the guys of course would say remarks but none of them actually approached us
The Mark Twain Hotel never pretends to be other than it is. It is a hotel built long before Big Macs and Starbucks. The windows open (no air conditioning) and you get a nice breeze. Newly updated (paint, carpet, etc.) the rooms are scrupulously clean! If you want a little more space, choose one of the larger rooms. Yes, there is street noise in some of the rooms, but you are in a city, after all.
The staff was helpful and breakfast items were plentiful (I grabbed a coffee, banana, and yogurt). Food in the immediate neighborhood was good. There is a cafe next door that had a line down the street during the breakfast rush (got breakfast later, around 11:30, and it was quick, and excellent.
There is a taxi stand across the street, and transit is close. I didn't rent a car as it is expensive to house them, and you don't really need one in the city (parking in S.F. can be a challenge.)
The hotel itself is situated 1 minutes walk to Market Street where most of the shopping is located the convenience itself is a plus. The staff is really fantastic they give guest the feel of home especially for a first time guest of the city their service in my opinion surpass the 5 stars hotel.
As to safety the area in general there are a lot of homeless people asking for money and cigarette you just have to be polite and reject them no need to be mean or aggressive towards them mind you there is also 5 star hotel in the same area but the hotel staff really do their part by not letting non guest to enter the hotel which includes the use of their toilets. I would strongly advice family visitors do not let their children roam about in the nights.
If you need a cab let the front desk know so that they get their regular/trusted cab drivers to service you but as most of the things are nearby the only time you may need the cab is to the airport.
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