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jazzhou Mar 10, 09 8:55 pm

Very good hotel in a good location, next to the SF MoMA. Well appointed rooms with great bathroom.

jschutz Apr 11, 09 10:56 am

Just spent 3 nights here - all in all a great stay. Upon check-in was informed that no "standard suites" were available - but did get an 18th floor corner room- was told it was "upgraded" but having never stayed there before I have nothing to compare it with. The corner high floor view though left nothing to complain about. I did receive my Plat amenity - the chocolate bar. Hmmmm. Never saw a butler. Room service was very quick and efficient. Lobby bar was busy every late afternoon - but pricey. Never tried either of the restaurants or the spa. This property is very well located - just south of Market and a short walk to the Union Square area and numerous outstanding restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.

ratnasam Apr 11, 09 5:18 pm

Corner "02" rooms compared to "standard suites"
 
I'm a regular at The SF St. Regis. I'm oftimes offered the standard suites as a plat upgrade, but turn them down. 1. The suites are on the lower floors (below 12) and tend to be dark and have no view to speak of. 2. Somehow, the noise at night into the bedroom area is rather extreme, somehow filtering up rock and roll and the noise of people talking and laughing (more so on weekends).

I'll often take a corner "02" room on a high floor as a better upgrade. 1. These rooms are very large and have a long hallway and separate closet space area. 2. There is a great view across Yerba Buena Park, and the light in the morning and the rest of the day is quite nice. 3. These rooms are quiet. 4. They are definitely superior to any of the regular rooms on this side of the hotel and much better than low floor rooms anywhere in the hotel.

TravelFreak131 May 20, 09 8:27 pm

I recently stayed at the St. Regis San Francisco and absolutely loved the hotel. It's uber contemporary with hundreds of pieces of artwork scattered throughout the hotel.

Arrival

We had a sedan pick-up from SFO set up through the concierge a week before arrival. Although it was probably double a taxi, it's really a great way to avoid parking fees, which are now about $55.00 including tax per day. If you are planning on parking, the car ran us around $130, so if you are planning on staying more than 3 nights and you are parking a car, definitely either get a taxi, or arrange a car. Moving on...we were greeted by name at the door and were escorted to the front desk. We were celebrating a special occasion, which I can only assume was noted in our reservation by the res agent, because they congratulated us on our anniverary and offered a Metropolitan Suite on the 18th floor. Nice way to start your trip!

Metropolitan Suite

The suite was very spacious, I'd say a little under 1,000 square feet. There were wood floors throughout the entire suite. It was situated in a corner location with over-sized windows offering amazing views. It had a great dining area seating four guests, so we had some friends who were local over to our suite and ordered room service, which by the way, may I HIGHLY recommend Ame. We never actually ate in the restaurant as we ate dinner in our room 2 of the nights we were there, but the room service was outstanding! Bedroom was great with very advanced features including something I called my bed-side buddy which let me close my blinds, even lower the black out curtains, it could control the TV, lights, temp and I could even look up local attractions/restaurants/hot spots! I would certainly book this suite the next time I stayed.

Staff

The staff was absolutely amazing as well. From check-in to check-out, we felt like VIPS and never had to wait more than about 3 minutes for anything like bringing extra towels/bath amenities. I was called by my last name for the entire vacation, which was an extra touch to make it more personal. Love St. Regis service...never had anything short of a wonderful experience at any one of them.

Location

The location was perfect for us! It was around 10 miles, give or take, to the beach which we did visit during our stay. All of the big touristy locations were within a 2 mile radius. Overall the hotel was just great and I know we will return there soon!

Artwork in the hotel
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Entrance to the hotel/Lobby
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Metropolitan Suite
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Indoor Pool/Spa
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Room Service
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Views
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Bonecrusher May 20, 09 8:42 pm

Great Review
 
Great review TravelFreak131

Hey whats with the coke with your room service meal:p:p:p
As John Wayne would say I cannot trust a man who doesnt drink;);):p:p

TravelFreak131 May 21, 09 10:58 am

Funny story...I asked for a few cokes/diet cokes to be brought up and they brough a case of each! I wonder what they would have brought if I actually asked for a whole case...

And don't you worry Bonecrusher the cokes were just the mixers! ;)

jaguar May 21, 09 11:00 am

What an incredible hotel.

jumpdogjump May 21, 09 1:55 pm

Yeah, but I'm thinking I might have to use the "$500 trick" :( to get that suite

FlyTheFriendlyMonkey May 21, 09 6:00 pm

Treatment on Free Weekend Night Stay?
 
Thanks to all who have posted reviews. I have found them very helpful. I would like to know how this property treats plats on award/free night stays?

TravelFreak131 May 21, 09 7:29 pm

I had a friend who is also a Plat stay on an award reservation and he was upgraded and was given a bottle of wine at check-in. I'm fairly confident to say that this isn't one of those hotel's who discriminates between an award booking and an actual paid rate. Service is a HUGE priority for St. Regis, and it justifies the higher rates...some St. Regis properties don't all have flawless service, but as you can see by my review, this one certainly qualified as PERFECT!

RTWSTARALLIANCE May 28, 09 8:40 am

Transport in from SFO. Conservative.
 
I have given up taking our cars into the City. After three bumper swipes at the RC you learn. Also now given the high price of parking. We will drive to SFO and park in the intl garage. $20 per day. From there I know we can take a cab. But can someone comment on BART? Never tried it. I believe there would be a train change. Which station is close to the St. Regis? Thanks. Appreciate.

kluau88 May 28, 09 8:54 am


Originally Posted by RTWSTARALLIANCE (Post 11818091)
I have given up taking our cars into the City. After three bumper swipes at the RC you learn. Also now given the high price of parking. We will drive to SFO and park in the intl garage. $20 per day. From there I know we can take a cab. But can someone comment on BART? Never tried it. I believe there would be a train change. Which station is close to the St. Regis? Thanks. Appreciate.

No train change is necessary. The St. Regis is actually between two stations, but I believe it might be a shade closer to Powell St. The cost is $5.70 from SFO one way. Once you exit the Powell St. Station you want to walk towards 3rd Street. SFO to Powell Street Station is roughly 33 minutes.

ps9a May 28, 09 1:15 pm

Don't exit Powell
 

Originally Posted by kluau88 (Post 11818144)
No train change is necessary. The St. Regis is actually between two stations, but I believe it might be a shade closer to Powell St. The cost is $5.70 from SFO one way. Once you exit the Powell St. Station you want to walk towards 3rd Street. SFO to Powell Street Station is roughly 33 minutes.

Montgomery St. stop has an exit on New Montgomery and Market. There is a door to the St. Regis (via Ame restaurant) on Mission between New Montgomery and 3rd. This is a much shorter walk.

RTWSTARALLIANCE May 30, 09 11:03 pm

Report. 5/2009 Metropolitan suite.
 
Preface: Down to see friends and clients.

Status: Platinum.

Rate: Current promotion.

Transportation: We do not bring our cars into the city. Parked at SFO Intl. parking structure. Then took BART into the city. Should be $5.70 per recent post. Get off at Market/New Montgomery and take the escalator to left after exiting wicket. Walk on Market south towards third. Turn left. The Hotel is on your left.

Parking: Not used but $49 per night.

Check-in: Upgraded to Metropolitan Suite on higher floor.

Perks: As noted above. We did receive something special in our suite when we returned this evening.

Lounge: Not here.

Room: You enter onto stone. A hallway takes you to your large corner living room. You have a dining table for four which would seat six. Large picture windows are along all walls. We have a nice large desk and huge sofa set with side chair. Flat panel lcd tv with dvd player. Frig which you can put items in. Very very nice. Door to bedroom which has carpet with king bed. Again very nice. Like a lux home.

Bathroom: Enter onto stone with double basin sinks. Tub with sep. shower and toilet room. Again nice. Remede amenities which are restocked at turndown.

Internet: Wired. $14.95 for 24 hours.

Gym: not been

Spa: not been

Eating venues: not been

Local markets and area: Lots of places around to get things. Also in a decent location with things fairly close. Without doubt this is not like being on Union Square. But more than works for us.

Negatives: None.

Closing: This is one of the nicest Hotels ever. Comfortable. The staff is friendly but do not feel pushed upon. My wife loves it and we intend to return.

RTWSTARALLIANCE May 31, 09 8:13 am

We went to bushi-tei bistro in Japantown for lunch. Everyone enjoyed. About $90 all in for four people.

Had dinner at Houston's which is always reliable. Today will have dim sim with friends before heading out. Will advise if good. Yesterday our friend who is also a Platinum did a check-in at the Le Meridien. Good value and we were surprised at the upgrade and layout. In a good way that is. A little more central.


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