Old Jul 6, 07, 9:37 pm
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: SFO
Programs: AA EXP 3 MM
Posts: 4,540
Location: both are on the riverfront (facing each other) but most tourists and business travellers who stay at the Pen say that they need cross the bridge to get to their destination. Guests at the Pen can of course also cross to the "correct" side by taking the complimentary hotel water shuttle that seems to leave every 5 or 10 minutes.

Room: Did you reserve the baclony room for your parents at the Pen That's the best non-suite room. Otherwise, all the other non-suite rooms are the same, just on different floors (with prices rising according to the floor number).

Breakfast buffet: The Pen has a better breakfast buffet. I find it has more variety and better quality.

Overall though, I prefer the MO. I feel it has more charm and personality. The Pen is an outstanding hotel. It is luxurious and efficient. The hardware at the MO may be less refined, but to me it really feels like a special place.
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