I only booked into this hotel as I had previously booked an 8 day tour starting at the Adante in San Francisco which was later cancelled and I didn't want to lose the money I'd already paid.
Basically, you get what you pay for with this hotel.
Don't expect views (I certainly didn't get any - *see photo - and that was only my first room over the 4 nights I was there. My second view was worse).
Continental breakfast is provided which is nice (bananas, juice, tea, coffee, toast, bread, spread etc). As I was travelling solo, I didn't enjoy this though because I felt out of place by myself in a busy foyer at breakfast time. I do prefer the more expensive hotels where you can sit in a restaurant or order room service. I ended up finding a nice restaurant (The Grand Cafe) down the road which had great service and affordable prices. Really lovely venue.
When I checked in, the older gentleman struggled to find my booking and seemed very confused that my travel agent had to book me in in two separate bookings (because of the cancelled tour confusion). Other hotels handled this with ease and ensured I didn't have to change rooms during my stay. In this hotel however, they expected me to clear out my room and move halfway through my stay. Would have been nicer if they'd just organised the one room for me to stay in.
The hallways could be noisy at night and from what I could hear it sounded like evening staff were working and talking loudly (two males). They sounded quite sarcastic and I wasn't impressed that I had been woken up by their noise. It was already hard for me to get to sleep as the rooms spooked me a little (*see photos). The rooms were adorned with paintings of amphibians. I hate frogs so seeing them plastered over the walls was unnerving for me.
The TV was an old box-style but it did seem to get a lot of channels which I was pleased about.
The plus-side to this hotel is that it is very close to Union Square, and in Union Square you have access to lots of transport, shops (I highly recommend Macy's) and food outlets.
Check-out was better. The older gentleman letting me use the phone to call the transfer bus company (though I think he'd been confused as he told me the bus came an hour earlier and made me worry that I wouldn't be picked up at all! The bus driver said this wasn't the case).
As I said earlier, you get what you pay for and I was only booked in here as I was scheduled to do an 8 day tour which began here, but was later cancelled. I'd definitely fork out the extra money for a cleaner, friendlier and more organised hotel. But that's just my personal preference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Adante Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of San Francisco, just three blocks from Union Square, cable cars, theaters and world class fine dining. Catering to both business and pleasure travelers, the Adante Hotel boasts a residential influence with amenities like WI-FI throughout the hotel and daily complimentary lite continental breakfast. The Adante Hotel's 92 guest rooms were updated with a sleek modern appeal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adante San Francisco
- Adante Hotel San Francisco