When we decided to take a family vacation in San Francisco we searched unusually long for a good deal, namely a decent room in a good hotel at an acceptable price. This is apparently a challenge in this city but eventually we found what looked like a great location and a good hotel. Many of the hotels that we had looked at had poor reviews and the Nikko had a fairly high score. If you are looking for a clean hotel with a strong minimalist theme then the Nikko may be for you but we would caution that minimalist appears to have been taken to an extreme. Minimalist should not mean soulless. The lobby is dead, bland and empty. The hotel bar closed. The staff professional yet not very friendly. When we have stayed in other hotels, such as the Hyatt or Hilton the staff eventually recognise you if you are staying over a few days. That may not appeal to some but it adds a human touch, the Nikko staff were almost robotical. In the Nikko by day 7 of attending breakfast they almost recognised us. Hard to notice a family of four! Whilst it may be hard to fault the Nikko's rooms which are comfortable I guess the best way to describe our experience is an ok hotel, in a great location with no soul. A true test is always to ask would you go back and in our case the clear answer would be no. There must be better hotels that offer a good room but with a touch of life and a staff that occasionally show a human touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the fine art of hospitality and the ultimate in personal service set in the midst of a city world-famous for its charming history and its cutting-edge style. Hotel Nikko, just steps from Union Square in the heart of San Francisco, is an ideal destination for business travel or a special getaway. Hotel Nikko offers 510 elegantly appointed rooms and 22 suites. Guests are pampered by such amenities as Subarashee Yume pillow-top beds, high-speed Internet access, large flat panel televisions, stereos and CD players. Room service is available 24 hours each day. The Imperial Club rooms on the top floors provide breathtaking views of the city and offer special features such as Vibe TV viewed through the bathroom mirrors and luxurious Subarashee Ame showers. The exclusive Imperial Club Lounge serves a light breakfast each morning, and a wine and beer reception each evening. Guests enjoy our indoor fifteen-meter heated pool and whirlpool bathed in natural light from atrium windows. Hotel Nikko also features a 10,000 square foot health club that's open 24 hours, offering the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment as well as men's and women's steam rooms and dry saunas. Massages, including traditional Shiatsu massages, are available by appointment. Our exquisite ballroom is a stunning venue for weddings, other social events and business meetings. The hotel also offers thirteen other function room and boardrooms, all with windows for natural light and impressive views of the city and the bay. Whether you are planning a simple conference for ten or a lavish gala for eight hundred, Hotel Nikko San Francisco will do everything to ensure your event is a stirring success. The elegant and intimate Restaurant ANZU is one of San Francisco's most acclaimed dining experiences. Here, European and Japanese culinary traditions reinvent one another creating a whole new delicious gourmet culture; and guests at ANZU's exclusive Sushi Bar are treated to an incomparable menu of fresh fish. ANZU serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on Sunday it presents its lavish Sunday Brunch. Our full bar with its breadth of wines and cocktails, displays an exciting imagination with its extensive menu of specialty cocktails and signature sake martinis. The lobby level Kanpai Lounge offers light cuisine, a full bar, specialty martinis, an extensive wine list and unique coffee and tea drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nikko San Francisco
- San Francisco Nikko
- Nikko Hotel San Francisco