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Old Aug 7, 2011, 8:17 pm
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My experience with upgrades here is that you typically have to ask. Also, I'm not sure if they have any "standard" suites. I suppose the "junior" suite would count.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by TimMeineke
When I checked in, the front desk clerk said I'd been upgraded to a room facing Market Street. I can't say that I thought that this is a good thing, since I was on the 3rd floor and it was a bit noisy

I would definitely stay here again, especially if I can get the same $161 prepaid rate!
Fireworksboy and I were given the same "upgrade" this past weekend and after 1 night I asked if we could move. Even up on the 8th floor, it was really noisy. We spent 2 nights in an interior room and it was much, much quieter.

Hotel was sold out so we only had a normal room, but the high ceilings made it feel bigger.

The only real annoyance that I had was that the Market Street doors were often closed so you'd have to walk around to the New Montgomery entrance.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 6:00 pm
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I've searched this thread and I can't find the answer to this - please forgive me.

Does anyone know if the room that President Harding died in is still in existence (roughly)? According to history it was room 8064.

Can this room (or whatever the room is labelled today) be booked?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 8:55 pm
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http://www.sfpalacerestaurants.com/gardencourt

So on Sunday's there is no-where you can have breakfast in the hotel ? As they have their Sunday Brunch menu starting at 10:30am ?
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 2:55 pm
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I'm confused. The link you provided shows breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am on Sunday. Are you asking if you can get breakfast after 10:30 am? If so, yes, you can have breakfast at the brunch.
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Old Jan 3, 2012, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by AndDee
http://www.sfpalacerestaurants.com/gardencourt

So on Sunday's there is no-where you can have breakfast in the hotel ? As they have their Sunday Brunch menu starting at 10:30am ?
In addition to the fancy brunch in the opulent garden court, delicious breakfast/brunch items are available a la carte in the Pied Piper bar Sunday mornings until 11 am. I recommend the dungeness crab omelette with a bloody mary.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:28 pm
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I did a weekend stay here last weekend. I booked two rooms, but no upgrade for each.

One plat benefit choice is a continental breakfast in the atrium which is nice.

The rooms I had were a bit small (think european standard) and personally I like the W a few blocks down a bit better.

Its uncommon, but they attempted to charge a $200 room service bill to my room a number of times. Each time I saw it on the folio I asked them to take it off because it wasn't mine, but the next day it was right back on there.

Overall, great location, though it can be noisy on Market. Stay here if you have a meeting in the hotel or close by. Otherwise consider the W or St. Regis a few blocks east.
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Old Jul 6, 2012, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by fireworksboy
Looking back over the last two years of this thread and there's not much concerning Plat upgrades, anyone had any recent experience?
Question is over a year old, but I'll provide a data point.

I've stayed here approximately half dozen times in the last year and can confidently say Platinum upgrades here are rare animals if they exist at all. The best I've ever (but always) received is a Market St. facing room, which as other posters mentioned, that isn't necessarily an upgrade if you're a light sleeper.

It's a nice hotel and the standard rooms are generous considering the age of the hotel, but I'm one of the rare few who prefers a corner room in the old tower of the St. Francis over the Palace. Maybe I'm just a sucker for clean pocket-change.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Jumpgate
I've searched this thread and I can't find the answer to this - please forgive me.

Does anyone know if the room that President Harding died in is still in existence (roughly)? According to history it was room 8064.

Can this room (or whatever the room is labelled today) be booked?
I'm wondering if you ever found the answer to this question. I'm staying at the Palace tonight, on the 8th floor, and there is a room across the hall from mine that is marked "Presidential Suite". (Room 888.) Could it be the one? My room's windows face the interior courtyard, and Harding is supposed to have died in a room overlooking Market Street.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 6:44 am
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I've stayed at this hotel as Plat twice and had great upgrades both times.

The first was a large 2 room suite overlooking market right during the Chinese New Year Parade.

The second was the Presidential Suite on a Sunday night, for one night.. and it was amazing.

It's an old hotel but really well kept with lots of history, I like it a lot.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 4:05 am
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Question Did President Harding die at The Palace?

Originally Posted by onetake
I'm wondering if you ever found the answer to this question. I'm staying at the Palace tonight, on the 8th floor, and there is a room across the hall from mine that is marked "Presidential Suite". (Room 888.) Could it be the one? My room's windows face the interior courtyard, and Harding is supposed to have died in a room overlooking Market Street.
Did you get an answer to your question? If so, please post!!

I am curious to hear about more recent stays? I know (as a Plat) that the breakfast amenity is continental (lame!) and SPG recognition is spotty. I am attracted to stay @ The Palace for its BART/proximity to SFO!

Recent comments appreciated, thanks in advance!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Antonio8069
Did you get an answer to your question? If so, please post!!...
President Harding did pass away at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. According to this web site, the room number at the time was 8064. Whether or not the room number has since been changed to 888, I suppose someone at the property might be able to say.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:27 pm
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Is there anyway to find out whether this hotel have plan to renovate in the near future? I mean the guest room is pretty......OLD and tired now.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by anchor79
Is there anyway to find out whether this hotel have plan to renovate in the near future? I mean the guest room is pretty......OLD and tired now.
If you call THIS a renovation

It should be enough to fund quite a nice remodel.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K
If you call THIS a renovation

It should be enough to fund quite a nice remodel.
That's disappointing. The history of this hotel is one of the reasons I like it.
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