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The lobby area inside us very beautiful, yet it's not that unique anymore compare to some of the newer hotels. Location is very good, right access from ferry building and many good restaurants. Room needs renovation. Restroom is small, couldn't find light switch when we get in the room. Booked king bed room and was given a double bed room, staff told us nothing they could do. They did give us some credit but only end up buying some water, because there is none in the room.
The Staff! The Food Selection and quality was Very Bad, for a hotel that size and location. The $60.00 Plus a Night to valet a Car Is Crazy,
Very comfortable bed, great location, friendly staff.
The location couldn't be more convenient, just steps away from the Embarcadero BART station, and very close to everything off of Market and the Embarcadero. The hotel itself is large and strangely appointed in some ways in the lobby (huge sculptures, dated music, pods of work or social spaces set out in the midst of an overwhelming visual scale reminiscent of Soviet architecture). That said, the staff was so welcoming and pleasant, and the rooms are clean, new, and quite comfortable. I did not try room service, but everything I experienced was worth the very affordable rate. I'll be back.
Location is great, large facility for meetings Lack of aesthetics, just tired and drab. Parking is just ok
Excellent location with great facilities in this hotel. It's really easy to travel to other famous sightseeings and restaurants in this area are really good. A little bit noise whether stay in high floor or in low floor, and the bathroom is too small for a 4 star hotel.
The staff was awesome and we used the regency club for the first time. Glad we upgraded for it because we loved it! Overall a great stay! For the price that you pay, the gym should should have a more equipment.
Downtown you're close to everything and the hotel view was amazing. You're still downtown, so you walk out and it's a lot of homeless and the streets smell of urine, bad. The hotel staff is in no hurry for anything. Toom service took 1.5-2 hours and we even had a package delivered and they never bothered to bring it up. After three hours we told them forget it we'll get it ourselves. Cleaning staff is super nice. They were doing construction there so don't bother trying to nap during the day, because they were jack hammering the lobby. For the money I think there's better.
Breakfast The receptionist lied to me about the parking fee Later the hotel charge me 75 USD for overnight parking
The hotel atrium remains spectacular. Great location in financial district, overlooking the bay, a walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf, but be aware that many restaurants and coffee shops in the immediate vicinity of the hotel are closed on Sunday. Bathrooms are small and outdated. Overnight parking is $34.00.
The hotel was beautiful and it was clean
Bed is good. Nothing
The friendliness of the staff, the location of the hotel. Just a bit noisy one night, room was rather crowded against the radiator.
Great location for a "staycation." We live in SF, and spent the night downtown. First dinner, then movie (at Embarcadero Cinema), then a stroll to the Ferry Building. All this within about three blocks. When we arrived, we were given a free upgrade to a slightly larger room (maybe it was a slow Friday night, but they didn't have to have done this). The room and bed were comfortable, although the TV was a bit on the small size (not tiny, just not huge). The room had plenty of room for the two of us, and the queen bed fit our two larger frames nicely. The "Living Room" on the lobby level was quite comfortable, with free espresso drinks and computers available. Free wifi throughout the hotel. We didn't try the restaurant, but there is a Starbucks on the corner (two doors down) that opens quite early, so we had a nice breakfast and coffee there. We enjoyed our stay, and thought the price was great for a downtown SF hotel room. Our only complaint was that the window was dirty. It looked like some cleaning had gone on above us, and the soap/water had streaked our window.
Proximity. Computers in the lobby. No bathtub.
Rooms were extremely small
Chilled, filtered water in reusable bottles. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. Staff were helpful, but could be a bit friendlier.
Clean rooms Bed was too small and rooms were tiny
Staff was friendly and very helpful. Room was clean and bed comfortable. Although we were in front of hotel, street noise was minimal. Nice flat screen TV and good in-room coffee. Room was very small.
Nice room at a fair price Tried to lower the room temperature, but the thermostat didn't work. Also, very noisy group in front of the hotel outside my window late into the night. I should have complained but didn't. It was hard to sleep.
I liked the amenities like the free bottles of water, the roof terrace, the computers with free internet downstairs, the friendliness of the staff
excellent value for the money, room was comfortable and great location. Staff was very nice and aim to please.
I liked the automated quick check-in process. The room key must also be swiped in the elevator for extra security. The hotel has wired and wireless internet access, flat panel tv/monitor, refrigerator and microwave. At 3:00 a.m. on the first night of my stay, the fire alarm sounded and the entire hotel was forced to evacuate. It was caused by one hotel guest who burnt some bacon in the microwave. I also would have liked a bathtub instead of just a shower.
Great views and convenient location!
Because we booked through the AMEX Fine Hotels program, we were upgraded to room with a truly fantastic view of North Beach, the bay, and the Bay Bridge; we were comp'ed breakfasts; and we got 5 nights for the price of 4. The hotel is in the financial district, which is very quiet on weekends.
Furniture was dated. Door locks did not operTe. They charge $60/night to park your car which was not disclosed up front.
We came from the Embarcadero BART/Muni Station on Market Street which was a very comfortable walk. Arrived about an hour before check-in time and received a room right away. Front desk was backed with a line for awhile. Had a high floor on first stay and liked it much better than the lower floor this time. Room and features are good. Large screen TV nice! Restaurant on the third floor is very good. Arthur is a great waiter; ask him where is from. BATH ROOM DOOR IS A JOKE!. It is very heavy and slides open like an old barn door. It is impossible to use the facilities in the middle of the night without making noise that awakens spouse. Bed was firm but comfortable. Would prefer a top sheet instead of just the covered comforter. Towels were nothing to shout about.
LOCATION, very nice room, near from the port 1, access to the buses stop, near form China Town
Location The bed and pillows. Not comfortable at all. Parking was too expensive. Although they did offer a garage to park for $30/day which I should have done.
All of the hotel itself. The parking situation. Very very expensive $$$
Location Downtown Hotel parking Incredible expensive
Upgraded to a suite for free. All staff very friendly and helpful
It was disappointing not to be provided free internet.
We arrive 2 hours before check-in time and we got the room without any problem.
Very friendly staff, fast check-in, excellent, safe and central location, beautiful design, stylish spacious rooms, beautiful views. Close to bart, cable car, malls and landmarks. And free illy coffee to top it off.
The beds were extremely comfortable and the location was nice. On November 20th, my girlfriend and I decided to take a weekend trip to San Francisco and stayed at Le Meridien. Upon arrival, the parking situation threw us for a loop as we drove into their structure that apparently is no longer in service. Frustrating, but we eventually figured it out. The hotel itself was nice and the first night sleep was great! Nice views of the all buildings, super comfy bed and overall very spacious. The second night however...very different story. We came back to our room(2103) around midnight from a great night out. We could hear the people next to us in the Sydney Cove Suite(2104) who had a few guests over. They were a little noisy but it didn't bother us at the time. Around 230AM, I was woken up to "extra curricular activities"....(Wink wink cough cough). Okay...just a couple enjoying their night together like any other couple would...we all do it, no big deal. But this wasn't normal (we very quickly realized there were more than 2 people still in that room...) and it happened again and again and again...and again.Precisely that many times until 530AM!! Not only were they blasting their music still, but the walls were so thin, we could hear EVERYTHING. Very disturbing and very disgusting. After the first hour and a half trying to block out the sounds (which was impossible) we called the front desk who initially was less than helpful. The first call we asked to have someone come up to ask them to please be quiet. No one ever came. We called back again about 20 minutes later and asked if anyone was coming. The man at the front desk said they had sent security who heard nothing from any room, which we did not believe. Our neighbors hadn't stopped since the first call downstairs and was still happening WHILE we were on the phone during the 2nd call! At that point we were very direct about what was going on/what we were hearing in that room and they immediately called the guests. Finally around 530--sweet silence. We notified the woman at the front desk when checking out who was very apologetic about the situation. It really is a shame that we had such a disturbing second night. The hotel really is nice and very comfortable hence the 3 "stars", but the walls make it seem like you are in the same room with your neighbors. I'm not sure that we would come back after the night we had.
The location and the comfort of the beds were great. There were a few things that could be improved upon: 1. There were union protesters outside of the hotel before 7 AM each day with megaphones, and each day, it took over an hour for the police to come by to put a stop to the noise-making. The hotel could at the very least have provided earplugs. 2. The rooms, while clean, look a bit dated and dark. 3. There were not enough reception staff to handle the flow of guests, leading to long wait times.
The front desk staff provided excellent, friendly, personal service. The nightly happy hour was very generous and relaxing. We had spectacular bay views from our room on the eighth floor, after changing from a lower floor room with less attractive views. The location was very convenient. Overall, a wonderful stay. Continental breakfast room service was included with our room. We had a little bit of a glitch with our requested timing.
Great location for going for a run along the waterfront in the morning. Nearby many good restaurants.
Very friendly staff. The complimentary wine and beer hour was great! room was clean and comfortable. Would stay there again
Our bay view king room had a view of the Bay Bridge in all its LED lighted glory, which was awesome. View of the ferries, and quick walk to the Marketplace, Saturday Market, and Exploratorium for the kids. Also walked quickly to the trolley stop and a playground. Perfect location. We paid extra for a bigger room (bay view king, plus bigger sq. footage) but it was still small. We needed to set up the pack and play for our baby, and once we did that, we couldn't easily walk in our room. Also, the only real option for parking is valet, which is an additional $54/night!
Friendly staff. Lobby. Free coffee in lobby Small rooms
Don't miss the farmers market across the street on Saturdays. Room was a little small but nice
I loved the staff. They were so polite and accommodating. I stayed on the 4th floor and the room was above the YMCA. So at 6am there were loud banging noises like weights being dropped. Loud enough to keep waking me up until my alarm went off at 9am!
The back of the hotel faces the Embarcadero and view of the Oakland Bay Bridge that lights up at night. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Complimentary coffee and tea in the morning an d water always available in the lobby. Constant whirring noise all around the hotel didn't allow a good night sleep. One of the two elevators is under construction. Concierge must help with luggage since there are only stairs at both the front and back entrances.
The staff here made the San Francisco dream of an 80 year old birthday girl come true! A foreign friend had a dream to spend her 80th birthday in San Fran with the view of the Bay. The hotel staff took care of every detail including some bubbly, little cupcakes and a gorgeous hand written birthday card! Tears of joy were flowing when she got to the room and she hasn't stopped talking about it yet! Huge kudos to the hotel for making such a difference to the lives of visitors to our city!
Location is great. Clean and interesting details. Small rooms. Interior windows are noisy from outdoor HVAC units, no breakfast, no hot water tea makers in rooms.
Friendly staff, fantastic location and I was so pleased with the park-and-stay price that we got. No pool, small room, no gym - although they will give you a discount at the YMCA next door.
Everything! Location and comfort were perfect.
The service the beds the comfort the location were superior It would be good to have abilities to use a microwave and a small refrigerator for quick items
The hotel was very pleasant. The rooms are lovely and comfortable.
beautiful room, relaxed atmosphere, great location, attentive staff. We would stay there again.
Very quiet. Luxurious interiors. Excellent location Our room looked out over the cooling system for the hotel
Location, design and helpful staff I wish the corner round rooms were more affordable
Location very good for the main route to both shops nad the wharf. Room was very small and had an internal view ie a wall
The location was perfect for our 10 mile run Sunday morning. You have a great view of the bay bridge. The restaurant next to the lobby was really good.
Very clean, nice staff, great location
location Bed too soft
The staff was attentive to your needs. Our room was very tiny with the sync outside the bathroom. I guess you get what you pay for.
Everything was great, staff, price, location, etc.. Everything was great!
I was impressed by the styling and attention to detail at the Griffon. This very old building felt quite modern, and my room reminded me so much of my stays in Europe. The multinational staff was very friendly without being forced. The HVAC needs serious attention. While the flow and temperature were fine,there was an annoying mustiness throughout the building. No doubt an effect of being so close to the bay, but a thorough cleaning is in order.
close to areas we visted size of rm. ,the veiw,choice of t.v. channals, small elevator
Great location, nicely decorated rooms, very nice staff. The valet-guy ran a block and a half to get me a cab! Free WiFi. I really enjoyed my stay there.
Location was perfect for walking along the Embarcadero. Nice restaurant associated with the hotel. Was compensated for having to change my room from a City View to an interior room with a bottle of wine, free parking for two nights, and free breakfast for two. Staff was great. Noise from our room sounded like carts rolling down a hallway above us. Not all night, but late at night and early in the morning. Not undoable, just annoying for about an hour each time.
Good location, across from Embarcedero, near Ferry Building, nice restaurants close by. Staff very helpful. Recently renovated. Free Wifi. Room very small and claustrophobic because the window is totally obstructed from daylight on the outside.
The staff was awesome, friendly and very helpful. The room was amazing, super comfortable. Not much view but all you had to do was walk out the front door and the bay was right there. We had an amazing time. none!