Courtyard Downtown Hotel, San Francisco
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Overpriced parking.from A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were nothing special. Might stay there again.
Great Stafffrom Crickette
Every staff person we encountered were absolutly wonderful, professional and friendly. It made walking in the door after 5 hours of walking in Chinatown seem like coming home. The location is not bad, though, not right on the cable car line, it is close enough. Be sure and visit the hotels "partner" restaurant, the Fly-Trap. It is just around the corner. Nice place for a martini and their 3 oysters on the half shell starter while enjoying very smooth live jazz.
The room was extremely clean! Spotless! Not fancy at all...just what you needed. The sink area outside the bathroom was very small. Not a bad size room for the Union Square area. Really enjoyed the outside courtyard in the lobby area. Never a problem getting an elevator. Service was extremely fast in all areas. Inside the hotel itself was very quiet. I like the fact that the window opend a bit..not much but just enough to feel the outside air. We live in the mountains and enjoy the noise of the city which is so different than home. We did not find the street noise bad at all.
Only two things that I was disapointed with...
The pool area was sans decor. Looked like it was planned to be hosed out 5 times a day. Very stark and cold feeling. With a few people there it got very loud. The best times to go to any hotel pool seems to be early in the morning and later at night. As someone had mentioned before, the pool water was not warm but after getting in, it was refreshing. It was very nice not to have to pay more to use the exercise area. Actually we were happy to have the pool and spa, not many hotels have a pool in this area. I think only 5 or 6. Again very clean.
The one place I would have to give the hotel a black mark would be with the food. We ate breakfast in the Jasime room. Again the staff were lovely...but the food was not excepional. The menu was dull. The second day we ordered breakfast in our room. The fruit plate was dried out and looked very nasty. The Warwick Regis has an amazing fruit plate! Now, that hotel has the best chef! San Francisco has so many fantastic places to eat who would want to eat room service in your room? We do on occasion and this is not the place to order it! For dinner, hop in a cab and take a 5 minute ride to John's Grill for the Oysters Wellington. Ohsogood!
I recomended this hotel as high as I did mostly because of the staff and the cleanness. And if we ever finish all the hotels in the area I will go back to the Courtyard looking forward to a nice stay and a new hotel chef for them to hire.
Good value. Nice, clean rooms, quiet.from Alice
Great Hotelfrom Viv8
about 10 minutes from Union Square (and all the shops) and 10 minutes
from Chinatown. The rooms were bigger than expected, and very clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and very helpful, especially when we had asked to park outside the hotel briefly to collect our luggage from the luggage store (normally, if you want to park at the hotel, it's valet
parking only and costs about $30 per day).
Horrible Parking!from wonderlandprincess83
Excellentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The location is good, there is a Metro station at the end of Second street, which is about a 5 minute walk.
There was no mini bar in the room just bottled water but at $5 a bottle bit of a miss, but otherwise it was perfect, a sofa, coffee table, desk and chair, tv, king bed, tv, separate toilet/bath/shower and free high speed internet, complete with cable! Some pictures attached. Very clean hotel.
Comfortable stay in San Franciscofrom WI_Gator
Pros: Within walking distance of the Moscone Center (~ 3 long blocks), Metreon and Yerba Gardens (~ 4 long blocks), several restaurants, and public transit (1 to 4 blocks depending on where you want to go). If you don't mind walking a bit further (~ 6-9 blocks), you can hit some decent shopping. I found the hotel to be in an area with less of a homeless problem than hotels closer to the Moscone Center and Union Square. The hotel is fairly new---only a couple of years old. The rooms were clean, quiet, and had excellent beds. Two conveniences we appreciated were the guest laundry (one each on the 15th and 17th floors) with free soap and reasonable charges for washer/dryer ($1/load) and a business center off of the lobby with two computers for guest use and an ATM machine. The lobby was attractive with a fireplace and a pleasant adjacent bar area for drinks in the early evening. We ate breakfast at the hotel and had room service for a late dinner one night and were pleased with the food. Parking is expensive ($35) as is the case at many hotels in San Fran. There is only valet parking on site, but there is a self-serve parking lot on Second Street at Howard (~ a block and one-half from the hotel) that is under $20. In spite of the cost, we did use the valet parking for its convenience and I can tell you that all experiences we had with the different valet parking employees were positive; I don't think we had to wait more than 3 to 5 minutes for our vehicle at any time. In fact, we were very pleased with the service and helpfulness of all employees we encountered at the hotel.
Cons: Although the pool is inside, my husband and daughter found the water to be on the cold side. The only other thing I thought would have been nice would be to have had a small refrigerator in the room.
All in all, we were very pleased with our experience and would definitely stay there again.
Highly recommendedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Rack rate 199$ but if you shop around you can find this hotel for 100$ including tax.
I can highly recommend this hotel
Superb valuefrom stennydave
What a great hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Francisco
Alcatraz Be sure to visit Alcatraz. The audio tour was very informative.
Stay away from the expensive Wharf Area Check out Hyde Street Seafood or other smaller bistros in SF. Stay away from the expensive places around the wharf. The Real SF is just steps away down Columbus Street or up Hyde Street.
Delicious Food right around the corner! Be sure to take in all the great cuisine San Francisco has to offer! Our past dining experiences from previous trips and this month's trip have all been great. Be sure to eat in China Town for the experience and food. In the Ferry Building there are tons of little shops with gelato and other foods from the SF Bay Area. Also in the Ferry Building is the hip Slanted Door. Serving delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine, this restaurant cannot be missed! Not the cheapest, but no doubt worth the splurge. Across the street from the Courtyard is the delcious Indian restaurant, Mehfil. Literally steps from the front door of the hotel and serving up hot, authentic Indian cuisine.
Other names for Courtyard Downtown Hotel
- san francisco marriott
- san francisco courtyard
- courtyard san francisco downtown
- courtyard san francisco
- Address: 299 Second Street - San Francisco - California - 94105 - United States
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