I had a fantastic experience at Hotel Nikko. The location is great. The staff is very nice and helpful, and I was even treated to a special Christmas gift that was a very nice surprise. This is now my favorite place to stay in San Francisco and the best experience I have had at a San Francisco hotel.
My hsuband and I stayed here, while he had a class, and I did my Xmas shopping ! Great location....about a 5 min walk to Union Square, and all the stores around that area. I loved how the hotel has Jaspers restaurant attached to it......they had the most delish stuffed french toast, I have ever had !! Would stay here again....:)
Why should you consider staying at this Hotel? Great location for holidays visit to the city. Many shopping and dining options close by. Five minute walk to Westfield mall on Market Street and 7 minute walk to Union Square. The hotel staff is attentive and fitness center is Awesome. Parking is 60.00 dollars per night but other less costly parking options close by, less-than two blocks away.
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.)
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