My husband stayed at this hotel on our first trip to San Francisco in May 2009. We selected it because of its amazing location right on the edge of the Bay next to the Bay Bridge and all of the amazing landmarks in that area such as the Ferry Building. We stayed in a fantastic Waterfront room with an amazing view from our sitting area right next to the window. The room came with a great bathroom and we loved the contemporary decor. The hotel provided us with some great ambient music CDs to play when we were relaxing in our beautiful room.
Having said all of that, there are a few caveats:
If you are staying on the waterfront side of the hotel the street noise from the Embarcadero and the hotel's restaurant (which was really good, incidentally) can be a bit much. My husband and I are light sleepers and on vacation we like to nap before having a late dinner. We found this a bit difficult as the Embarcadero tends to be favoured by motorcyclists and people with loud car stereos at around the time that we normally napped.
Also, the room we stayed in had a great shower but lacked a bathtub. You have to book an Urban Studio or one of the suites to get a bathtub. After an open-air tour around the bay and over to the ocean cost of San Fran we came back to the hotel chilled to the bone one day and it would have been really great to have a nice hot tub at that moment, but this is a common complaint I have with contemporary hotels, who think that providing a big rainshower-type shower is fine. Maybe for most travelers this is OK but I can't go more than a few days without craving a nice bath!
Overall this hotel was great. The service was friendly and accommodating and the rooms were in my opinion really comfortable, nicely decorated and well appointed. For everything else, I would return to this hotel for the view and the location alone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax and rejuvenate while enjoying our stunning water and city vistas, in-house spa with rooftop soaking tubs and signature Americano Restaurant & Bar. It's time for some "you" time.Our guestrooms offer luxurious limestone bathrooms, soothing color palettes, honor bars with decadent and healthful options, and the rejuvenating LATHER line of bath amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vitale Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel Vitale
- Vitale San Francisco