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Taj Campton Place - San Francisco

Taj Campton Place - San Francisco

Old Mar 13, 17, 8:23 pm
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Taj Campton Place - San Francisco

Taj Campton Place

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Taj Campton Place

340 Stockton St San Francisco, CA US 94108

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Taj Campton Place

I had a quick 15ish hour layover in SFO and was bored with the airport Marriott, so decided to go into town this time and stay at the Taj Campton Place.

Room

Check-in was quick and efficient, the agent outlined the Virtuoso benefits and let me know they had upgraded me.  Benefits are the standard $100 F&B credit along with breakfast and an upgrade.

The room itself was small, not even 400 sqft.  Immediately to the left upon entering was the bathroom with a sliding door.  A quick word about these, I cannot stand sliding doors to the bathroom, especially when they do not lock.  Even traveling alone, it bothered me.

The room featured a king bed, desk and a little sitting area under the window.  There was also a minibar in the corner of the room.

There was some noise coming from adjacent rooms, I could hear some TV noise along with doors and hallway movement.  It was not enough to wake me up, but somewhat annoying to hear the TV in the morning or late at night.

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Entrance

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The bathroom was pretty large and featured closets within it along with a tub and shower combo.  The bathroom was designed somewhat oddly, the bathtub combo was set very high up and had steps to get to it, also the glass separating the shower from the toilet was not long enough so I flooded a lot of the bathroom.

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Dining

I had dinner at the lobby lounge area and was thoroughly impressed with both the service and the food.  I ordered off the spice route menu and it was quite nice (I think they share a kitchen with the 2 Michelin star Campton Place restaurant).  

Prices were pretty reasonable at dinner, I was at almost exactly $50 after a drink, salad, and entree.  Dinner for 2 should not be a problem without breaking the bank after the $100 credit.

Breakfast was held in the Campton Place restaurant and featured many different items, the Virtuoso credit is $50, and it's a little tough to use that for two people.  Many of the set breakfasts were between $20 and $30.

Location

The hotel is located near Union Square which had a plethora of high-end shopping if that's your thing.  It was semi-convenient to BART, it took about 10 minutes to walk there.  I don't know much else about the area, but it seemed nice.

Overall

I thought it was a perfectly nice hotel.  For the price, I thought it was fantastic.  I would come back, but I would stay away from the rooms and book directly into a suite.  The rooms are just too small, with the entry-level being under 300 sqft.  I think the standout here is the restaurant, the food was just great and I would hapily come back for that alone.

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Old Mar 15, 17, 10:55 am
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Best thing about the Taj is its food. Richard Dean is the sommelier there - previously with The Mark New York when it was a Rafael Hotel.
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Old Mar 16, 17, 6:26 am
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Thank you for the review. What was the price?
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Old Mar 16, 17, 9:28 am
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Thanks for the review!

Having just eaten at the Campton Place Restaurant there in Dec 2016, I can confirm that the food is wonderful. Service for us was a bit uneven in the restaurant, but the food was world class.
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Sad to see this place still needs a refurbish nearly 3 years after my stay there. Any plans for it?

I found it to be the most 'atmospheric' and 'homely' of the hotels in San Francisco that I stayed at and visited - despite the small lobbies, rooms etc.
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Old Mar 17, 17, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by chinmoylad View Post
Sad to see this place still needs a refurbish nearly 3 years after my stay there. Any plans for it?

I found it to be the most 'atmospheric' and 'homely' of the hotels in San Francisco that I stayed at and visited - despite the small lobbies, rooms etc.
When Raymond Bickson was ousted as MD from Taj, they have had a series of people in charge - one of whom wanted to sell off Taj's US properties. There has since been another Taj coup, so no idea what the view is now at Taj regarding the US, but I doubt anyone is rushing to spend money on those properties.
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Old Mar 22, 17, 2:34 pm
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thanks! btw Taj and SL recently partnered their rewards programs

Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
When Raymond Bickson was ousted as MD from Taj, they have had a series of people in charge - one of whom wanted to sell off Taj's US properties. There has since been another Taj coup, so no idea what the view is now at Taj regarding the US, but I doubt anyone is rushing to spend money on those properties.
unfortunate timing, for many, including DLF with aman

if campton isnt doing well, taj will likely sell, like boston
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Old Mar 22, 17, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
thanks! btw Taj and SL recently partnered their rewards programs



unfortunate timing, for many, including DLF with aman

if campton isnt doing well, taj will likely sell, like boston
Yeah, Warmer Welcomes is the program. Supposed to launch this month.
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Old May 2, 17, 12:30 pm
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Stayed one night recently (base room; definitely smaller than the one shown in the review above).

Bed / pillows were fine. Staff were generally fine.
Breakfast was not exactly five star . (one of the waitstaff literally yelled at me from about 6 feet away "what do you want to drink").


Few days after checkout, noticed a small "extra" charge. Called them, and they told me it was because I had coffee from the minibar.
Well, apparently they do charge for the coffee in the minibar. (I did not even think such a thing is possible....although I did not read the minibar menu.)

So, these couple of issues make a five-star property to not-really-five-stars...

I noticed they had "free" coffee in the lobby in the morning...so, this could be why they charge the coffee in the room.

But, still, 2.50$ for using that coffee pod?
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Originally Posted by ft4lyf View Post
Stayed one night recently (base room; definitely smaller than the one shown in the review above).

Bed / pillows were fine. Staff were generally fine.
Breakfast was not exactly five star . (one of the waitstaff literally yelled at me from about 6 feet away "what do you want to drink").


Few days after checkout, noticed a small "extra" charge. Called them, and they told me it was because I had coffee from the minibar.
Well, apparently they do charge for the coffee in the minibar. (I did not even think such a thing is possible....although I did not read the minibar menu.)

So, these couple of issues make a five-star property to not-really-five-stars...

I noticed they had "free" coffee in the lobby in the morning...so, this could be why they charge the coffee in the room.

But, still, 2.50$ for using that coffee pod?
Wow, I can't imagine a smaller room. Your comments definitely turn me off from going back.
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Old May 2, 17, 5:27 pm
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Wow, I can't imagine a smaller room. Your comments definitely turn me off from going back.
Yes, my initial thought was "hey, decent hotel in SF"!
But, now i do not want to really go back there. The 2.50$ coffee pod charge is beyond stupid for a 300$ hotel room.

I also wanted to go back here one day for the fancy dinner at the restaurant. But, the breakfast service put me off that. I am not planning to pay 130$ (plus tax and tips) for a dinner and receive this level of service. (It is quite logical to imagine that many of the same staff will work the dinner service)
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Anyone stayed there recently? It seems they charge a ~$40 resort fee for pretty much nothing. Anyone successfully got it waived?
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Old Aug 4, 21, 11:36 pm
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Anyone stayed there recently? It seems they charge a ~$40 resort fee for pretty much nothing. Anyone successfully got it waived?
A Resort Fee is insulting in a hotel which is in the heart of the city and offers no resort amenities.
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A Resort Fee is insulting in a hotel which is in the heart of the city and offers no resort amenities.
Its always insulting.
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Originally Posted by obscure2k View Post
A Resort Fee is insulting in a hotel which is in the heart of the city and offers no resort amenities.
agree. This is why I think it may be waived.
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