Omni San Francisco Hotel

, San Francisco, United States
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Omni San Francisco Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 362

500 California Street (at Montgomery) Financial District - San Francisco - California - 94104 - United States Hotel Website | | (415) 677-9494
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from A TripAdvisor Member
June 2004 stay: We were starting our vacation (with 2 small kids) with a 4-hour delay from the East Coast and arrived at the hotel at about 1am. It was a real pleasure after the travel hassles to be treated so well by all the staff & finally sink into super-soft sheets! We got a pretty good deal on hotels, don't know how much more I'd be willing to pay. But I have no hesitation recommending this hotel for service & facilities.

Very Good But . . .

from DrewInLA
The Omni is a very nice hotel with the usual features for top quality hotels -- but no pool. The kids were disappointed a little by that. The rooms are very nice, clean, well kept--but for two adults and two younger teenage children they were a little crowded. Included one desk and chair and one easy chair. Just fine for two, however.
It's a good, well-run hotel, but with a few mild negatives.

Good, helpful staff always, but so young. What happened to old, genteel hotel staff?!

The two "large" beds we asked for turned out to be full size, not king or queen, so the two kids felt a little cramped. The room was very clean, the bathroom nice, but had a sliding door to fit the room. Closet had bathrobes, ironing board, iron, even an umbrella. Computer ports, big TV, all the usual.

Our view was of the back of other buildings and office windows. In other words, no view. Our rate was about $180 but with city hotel tax, etc. we paid over $200 for each of three nights in early July. Parking for our rental car was $45 a day! Next time I'll find a nearby garage. St Mary's Garage only two blocks up California St. might be cheaper.

There's only one restaurant in the hotel. Breakfasts were very nice, service attentive, but expensive. Fortunately, when we reserved and asked about their best rates the hotel gave us six free breakfast vouchers so one-and-a-half day's breakfasts were free. That saved quite a bit. Dinners would have been very expensive and were the meat and potatoes type, so we ate elsewhere.

The lobby is very nice--marble, artwork, some chairs, etc., but not a good place to lounge like the Fairmont or other great old hotels.

One caution is that this hotel is in the Financial District. This is not Union Square or other hotel areas. At night and on weekends it's pretty empty, no restaurants nearby, and coffee shops and delis only cater to the business crowd so they close very early (4:00 is typical). But Chinatown is only two uphill blocks away so that's nice. Summer in SF is very windy and chilly, so we battled winds every day. Take a windbreaker for sure.

I'd stay at the Omni again for $200 or less. At higher rates, I'd expect a bigger room, a coffee shop, pool, more central location.

Rate confusion

from A TripAdvisor Member
One time I paid $89, the other time close to $200. How much are the rooms really "worth"? Probably closer to the first rate. However, if you're labeled as a cheapo traveler with a low rate, don't be surprised if you get treated accordingly. You may end up in a sub-par room and not get much attention...
Location is great if you're doing business in the Financial District. However, if you are visiting for fun, this neighborhood is b-o-r-i-n-g, especially on the weekends.
Be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for any services within the hotel (food, drinks, room service, etc. - all very very expensive!).

the best service

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the omni San Francisco June 5-7, booking on their website. Quite a good deal. What sets this hotel and the Omni chain apart from the others is their second to none customer service. They have quite possibly the best frequent stay program in the industry. Upgraded to a suite, no problem, late check-out (5pm I was on the red-eye going out), little details all attended to with efficiency and politeness. The hotel itself is well located in the Financial District, beautiful old buiding. One minor complaint, the decor is a litlle on the stuffy side, mint green uphostery, gold curtains with pom-poms. I don't know anyone that really feels at home in that kind of atmosphere. Toning it down a notch would be nicer. Overall, though an excellent experience, and I'm already recommending this property and the chain to my collegues.

Overrated !

from A TripAdvisor Member
After reading other reviews I was slightly dissapointed. The rooms are the same as you would expect at any hotel catering for business travellers, certainly nothing special. The location is OK, albeit quiet at weekends.
Do not eat or drink at the hotel though as it is rip-off. 2 Jack Daniels at the bar cost $21 !, an orange juice with breakfast costs $5 !., I guess they expect most guests to be on expenses and as such not care too much.
All in all OK for the money $150 a night, but nothing special.

Beautiful hotel with great staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed in a California suite at the Omni San Francisco recently for a weekend. Really enjoyed the stay as the hotel was beautiful in general, and the room in particular. Furnishings were clean, elegant, and comfortable. Bathroom was superb, from the facilities to the toiletries. Lots of space. Health club was very good. Only downside was the staff were somewhat unknowledgeable about where to eat in San Francisco, and relied upon their computer system for information too much.

The Best Place to Stay in S.F.

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was excellent in every detail. I will definitely stay there again. Hopefully soon.

The Omni was a great choice!

from donnakat
From the time we checked in until the time we left we were treated like royalty. I reveiwed many hotels in San Francisco before making the reservations at Omni and was overwhelmed with the choices. I am very happy that I settled on the Omni. The rooms are large and well apointed. We joined the Omni Select Guest Progam (free) and received coffee, juice and newspaper every morning. The staff, even the bartender in the lounge were very helpful and friendly. They gave us great sight seeing tips. The front desk even got us tickets to the Giants game. The restaurants that they recommended were wonderful - try Rose Pistola or any cafe on Belden Alley.

What a wonderful place to stay

from Vegasdebut007
This was our first time in San Francisco and the first time we had stayed at an OMNI. The reviews on tripadvisor were excellent and the price we got on the internet was very good. We stayed from April 12 for 3 nights. From the outset our experience of San Francisco was great but the hotel made it a wondewrful stay.
We were taken from the superbly decorated entrance hall to our good sized room by a young man who was informative and keen to share his city with visitors.
The room was modern, well eqipped and absolutely pristine. The fittings were brand new and care has been taken to maintain such good order.
We took the MUNI pass which gives unlimited travel on the cable cars busse etc and saw all the sites except for Alcatraz - we hadn't booked.
In summing up we would recommend this OMNI to anyone. Remember to join the OMNI club before you travel. The OMNI is excellent value for money because of the location, keen polite staff, lovely modern pristine room, and the general attention to detail.

Fantastic in all respects!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I can't give the Omni high enough marks. It is beautifully restored. The staff is superb. The restaurant top-notch! Overall, a definite A+ from this teacher!

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

City Tour We took a city bus tour (picked up downtown) and would definitely recommend this if your trip is somewhat short just to see more of the city. Shopping is Great downtown.

Tours Take a tour recommended by the hotel staff. We picked one that sounded - great 2 day on-off bus. But, we only got on twice, After the 3rd "off", the buse broke down and wouldn't return for 1 hour. I don't recall the company name, but have read of a similar plight by others.

Chinese New Year Parade One of the Worlds greatest parades and yet very very easy to attend. You can get access to the route online months before the New Year. The earlier you position yourself on the route, the quicker the parade, the easier to have a clear view and the fresher the performers. Lots of families with small children will choose the first few blocks,so be aware that your view might be impeded by standing children or there very rude parents. Our children 10 & 17 found the little kids a bit annoying. We had a dinner reservation for 8 pm and sat through 2 hours of the parade on the 3rd block. To avoid traffic, there is BART or try booking a hotel in the city. This was our choice and for the price we had a wonderful weekend.

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  • Address: 500 California Street (at Montgomery) Financial District - San Francisco - California - 94104 - United States
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