Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco
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Great views but no morning coffee?from A TripAdvisor Member
Our three complaints were that in the morning, there was no complimentary coffee in the lounge or in the lobby. When we asked, they said that there was not any. Very strange, being that this is a five star hotel. Secondly, the restaurant Silks was closed for lunch and dinner on the day we arrived. Finally, the turndown service did not have a chocoate on the pillow. Despite these little concerns, I would recommend, but the service could have been a little better.
Incredible service and attentionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Left my heart in San Franciscofrom A TripAdvisor Member
Service Galourfrom carlyle
The concierge was engaging and helpful and got us everywhere, checkin was done in our room, no lobby waiting was great, everyone remembered our name and we used the house sedans to go all over town (shopping, theater, dinner, the wharf, saulsalito, muir woods), never a charge and always a delighted thank you when a tip was offered.
The views are heavenly...there is just no comparing the view when the fog rolls in or has rolled out....when it stays there is not much but it cleared for us each afternoon and the sunsets were unbelievable.
It is so quiet here we thought we were the only ones on our floor until the next morning when I got up for a run and saw newspapers in front of everyone's door. The hotel was full! And we never rode an elevator with anyone else for three days!
The hotel restaurant, Silks was delightful, we had a quick pre-theater thing and they were accomodating, the menu only lists a prix fixed three to five course meal but they were more than happy to have us join them and wave the prix fix and let us share apps and salads. The sashimi was fresh and bountiful, the salads crisp and elegant.
Breakfast from room service each morning was fresh and hot, the bagels from noah's bagels were great. For a Starbucks or a Peet's fix there are literally seven shops within three blocks, but only one open on Sunday.
The hotel is about to undergo a major renovation of the rooms and public spaces...check on status before you arrive. The baths are a bit tired and the elevators need some work but this will be the best hotel in town when completed.
For now if I wanted really nice accomodations I would stay at the Park Hyatt around the corner until the work is done (the ritz is too played, the 4seasons is in a combat zone and there is no way we are dealing with nob hill every day and the clift is just too 20 something for us)...but if you want the view, peace and quiet and service, this is the place - and just wait...when the renovation is done there may be no other city hotel in the world that can compare.
If you are worried about value, there are much better places for you, but if you want to go in style and can handle what that brings, ths place is great.
The best choice among the best hotels in San Franfrom GuamRoamer
Anyway, the Mandarin is a great place. It's a little odd on arrival as the lobby is small and atypical. This is due to the hotel sharing the building with others for the first forty floors (or so). Once you get into the room, you'll find everything you expect combined with a fantastic view. The beds are great, the sound system and lighting are also excellent. There are soft jazzy CDs in the sleek players bedside and couch side. The bathrooms were both roomy, clean and Four Seasons standard. I had a suite with plenty of room - I want big rooms and they were typical of Ritz, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons in size. The concierge was able to take care of all of my requests with no problem - if you've read this far you know how important this can be for holiday or business travel. There is a hotel car/driver available gratis after you store your car in the garage for the night - this is something new for me.
Bottom line, search all you want, if you want to be certain you'll find what you are looking for, The Mandarin is an excellent choice. PLEASE, if you know the best of the best for other cities, write reviews!
Expensive, but worthyfrom scfisher1
Great Experience as the Manderanfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Standard of Excellencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Best of the Bestfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice, but Expensive!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Francisco
Trust an exoerienced Concierge If you are staying in a good hotel, find the e mail address of the Hotell Concierge and e mail him/her in advance of your visit. Tell them your preferences and budget, and leave the rest to them!
For those who like to smoke while they drink . . . You will find it difficult ot smoke indoors nearly anywhere in California, much less smoke in a bar, which is outlawed. One exception is an owner-operated establihsment, such as The Occidental Cigar Bar, located on Pine a few blocks up from the Mandarin Oriental. A (more than) full bar and fine selection of cigars are avilable; it is always packed at night and a terrific after dinner nightcap spot.
Breakfast at Mama's-- Worth the long lines If you're an early riser, head up towards Coit Tower and have a sumptuous breakfast at Mama's. Although we waited in line nearly an hour (we should have come earlier... earlier than 9:00 a.m.) once we were seated and brought our food, we would GLADLY have returned! Try it, you'll see!
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- Address: 222 Sansome Street - San Francisco - California - 94104 - United States
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