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Marriott Bonvoy hotels in San Francisco

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This thread refers to the various Marriott brands within a specific geographic area. Marriott Bonvoy hotels in XX usually have posts asking which property is better, etc. Trip reports are usually better suited in the property specific threads.

Below is a list of hotels Marriott has listed for San Francisco. Where there is a specific "Master" threads for a hotel, the name is a link to that thread:

Luxury:
St Regis San Francisco
Ritz Carlton San Francisco

Full Service:
W Hotel San Francisco
JW Marriott Union Square San Francisco
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
Marriott SoMA Mission Bay [San Francisco]
[GONE] Park Central (was Westin Market Street) San Francisco (rebranded as Hyatt)
Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
Westin SFO San Francisco Airport
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Le Meridien Hotel San Francisco
San Francisco Proper, Design Hotel
Adagio Hotel, Autograph Collection (San Francisco, CA)
[GONE] Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco (re-branded as Riu Plaza San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf as of 12NOV19 - see post 134 in thread)
AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront

Limited Service:
Courtyard San Francisco Downtown/Van Ness Ave
Courtyard San Francisco Union Square
Courtyard San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
Four Points by Sheraton SFO San Francisco Airport
aloft San Francisco Airport (Millbrae) SFO

Extended Stay:
Residence Inn San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront

Timeshare:
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco



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Old Sep 13, 22, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
Is there a list somewhere of all exempt properties, this is my first time hearing of this.
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Old Sep 15, 22, 11:40 pm
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Considering doing a quick overnight at the Courtyard SFO (San Bruno). I have no expectations, as it's just a basic airport Courtyard. But I would like to know if anyone that's stayed here can comment on the shuttle availability?

I've stayed at some airport hotels before where the wait for shuttle pickup from airport was so long that I ended up having to taxi/Uber.
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Can we rank the bars at the various SF Marriotts for ambiance, hours available, etc?

Thinking specifically of:
Westin St Francis
Palace
Le Meridien
Marriott Union Square
W
Clancy
JW Marriott
Of these, I've only stayed at Le Meridien and don't remember much about the bar

I am in SF for a convention in November, staying at the Marquis. I am thinking about booking two nights the weekend before at a Marriott property. Boutique hotels with good scenes (1 Hotel, etc) are at $600 a night, Marriott hotels are at $200 a night, I can't justify paying for the better ambiance properties (also want to burn a 50K cert).

I am thinking Westin St Francis as I will now be able to take advantage of the breakfast Buffett (Thanks Bonvoy Brilliant) and the bar seems well reviewed. I could also just walk over to Hotel Zelos one day and go to 1 Hotel the other day and not rely on the hotel bar...
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Old Sep 23, 22, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
Can we rank the bars at the various SF Marriotts for ambiance, hours available, etc?

Thinking specifically of:
Westin St Francis
Palace
Le Meridien
Marriott Union Square
W
Clancy
JW Marriott
Of these, I've only stayed at Le Meridien and don't remember much about the bar
Can't speak to hours, especially in this post-covid hellscape of unpredictable staffing, but I've stayed at all of these except the clancy (I had stayed there when it was a courtyard, which is worth nothing in this discussion). All of them have competent bars, The Palace is probably the best all around, the St. Francis is a bit better than you would expect considering the rest of the propertly, and the rest are all basically what you would expect from those particular brands. The SF JW in particular is probably the biggest disappointment when compared to other properties with the same flag in other major US cities in general but I didn't get any particular bad vibes from the bar.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
Can we rank the bars at the various SF Marriotts for ambiance, hours available, etc?

Thinking specifically of:
Westin St Francis
Palace
Le Meridien
Marriott Union Square
W
Clancy
JW Marriott
Of these, I've only stayed at Le Meridien and don't remember much about the bar

I am in SF for a convention in November, staying at the Marquis. I am thinking about booking two nights the weekend before at a Marriott property. Boutique hotels with good scenes (1 Hotel, etc) are at $600 a night, Marriott hotels are at $200 a night, I can't justify paying for the better ambiance properties (also want to burn a 50K cert).

I am thinking Westin St Francis as I will now be able to take advantage of the breakfast Buffett (Thanks Bonvoy Brilliant) and the bar seems well reviewed. I could also just walk over to Hotel Zelos one day and go to 1 Hotel the other day and not rely on the hotel bar...
About a month ago, it looked like the bar was pretty hopping at the St Francis on a Saturday night - I'll be there again this weekend, though, I probably won't hit the bar.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by WillBarrett_68 View Post
All of them have competent bars, The Palace is probably the best all around, the St. Francis is a bit better than you would expect considering the rest of the property, and the rest are all basically what you would expect from those particular brands.
I'd agree with all of this. I personally would skip the W bar if you are looking more for delicious libations than a scene (and even the scene at the SF W is lacking vs other Ws). If you're looking at 1 hotel i'm guessing you're looking for both scene and quality drinks (although i've heard that the scene there has not yet returned to the greatness of the hotel vitale happy hour). If you are optimizing for hotel bar, the best is the SF Proper. Both the lobby bar and rooftop bar are light years above the other bonvoy choices. However, the hotel itself has small rooms and the location feels unsafe (I put that in italics as there are many many sub discussions about whether the location feels unsafe or is unsafe...either way perception is reality for many).

Otherwise, against your previous list, some good "ambiance" but not a lot of "sceney" vibes. Palace definitely the most on point hotel bar. St Francis bar punches above the hotels overall weight. I'd add the bar at the St Regis in the consideration set although not that sceney unless your scene is aging former mayors holding court. But the SF St Regis overall is a great property. sleek and modern...more like a park hyatt than the stuffy traditional St Regis "king cole bar" style.

I don't know how sceney it is but i'll throw the Cavalier at the hotel zetta into the mix for good downtown hotel bars. Easily accessible from the St Francis, St Regis or W. (or i believe the JW as well but not sure without looking at a map)
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Old Sep 23, 22, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by boolean64 View Post
I'd agree with all of this. I personally would skip the W bar if you are looking more for delicious libations than a scene (and even the scene at the SF W is lacking vs other Ws). If you're looking at 1 hotel i'm guessing you're looking for both scene and quality drinks (although i've heard that the scene there has not yet returned to the greatness of the hotel vitale happy hour). If you are optimizing for hotel bar, the best is the SF Proper. Both the lobby bar and rooftop bar are light years above the other bonvoy choices. However, the hotel itself has small rooms and the location feels unsafe (I put that in italics as there are many many sub discussions about whether the location feels unsafe or is unsafe...either way perception is reality for many).

Otherwise, against your previous list, some good "ambiance" but not a lot of "sceney" vibes. Palace definitely the most on point hotel bar. St Francis bar punches above the hotels overall weight. I'd add the bar at the St Regis in the consideration set although not that sceney unless your scene is aging former mayors holding court. But the SF St Regis overall is a great property. sleek and modern...more like a park hyatt than the stuffy traditional St Regis "king cole bar" style.

I don't know how sceney it is but i'll throw the Cavalier at the hotel zetta into the mix for good downtown hotel bars. Easily accessible from the St Francis, St Regis or W. (or i believe the JW as well but not sure without looking at a map)
JW is across the street from St. Francis, so it would be close.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by pentiumvi View Post
Considering doing a quick overnight at the Courtyard SFO (San Bruno). I have no expectations, as it's just a basic airport Courtyard. But I would like to know if anyone that's stayed here can comment on the shuttle availability?

I've stayed at some airport hotels before where the wait for shuttle pickup from airport was so long that I ended up having to taxi/Uber.
We stayed there before and after a trip.. After calling to be picked up in the evening from the pick up point, I'd say we waited about, 20 minutes or so? They don't run on a schedule like some shared shuttle services do. It was after 9 pm so food choices were pretty much non-existent.
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