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Galleria Park Hotel
Ranked #33 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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New Westminster, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Staff....all right amenities”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

I recently stayed here during a convention. The staff at this hotel are amazing. Very friendly and always make you feel appreciated.

The rooms are nice, but perhaps a little small - specifically the bathrooms.

My main challenge with this hotel is the Internet and its consistency/speed. The Internet will pop up and down throughout the night and on average, seems slower than most other hotels. The other concern for some people may be that the air conditioner is right in your room and can be noisy for some.

The location is great and central and the happy hour around 5pm is a great opportunity to meet people.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel--we recently spent two nights (Fri/Sat) and would certainly return on our next trip. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, rooms were clean and quiet (stayed on 6th floor/courtyard side). As mentioned in some posts, rooms are a little small but that was our expecation, and we were travelling without the kids so no issue at all. The location is very convenient to Union Square--shopping, dining, etc. It's also a very short walk to nearest BART station ($8 ride to the airport) and Powell St. cable car is only a few blocks away, which provides a quick ride to Fisherman's Wharf and the north shore.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Location was great - lively neighborhood, convenience stores and restaurants nearby. Room was small but clean. Staff were friendly and professional. Facility was basic. A little noisy at night, though.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

GEEEEZUS! Just when I thought JDV (Joie de Vivre) and the Galleria Park could never out perform prior stays, SHAZAM! They hit to ball out of the park! They hosted a book launch event this past week (food, drink, rooms, etc.) and it was perfectly executed. Not a single flaw - you'd think everyone on the team was clairvoyant. I'm still in awe...

Room Tip: I often travel with my dog, so the 3rd floor, with an adjoining dog/people park, is perfect.
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Green Features: The GM, James Lim, is a leader in the "green hospitality" business in California. The hotel is a certified "Green Business," and has been awarded the highest level ranking by the Green Lodging Program.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This hotel was fantastic - rooms were clean, staff could not be any more friendly, and the location is good. Ok, the rooms aren't the biggest, but what do you expect with a "boutique hotel"?

We'd been offered alternative hotels by our travel company, but they were either too near Fishermans Wharf (which we found too busy) or near the Tenderloin (if I want to be pestered for cash all day, I'd have had children) - it's just a short walk from Union Square & Market Street, and there are lots of great eating places around (which is good, as the Hotel doesn't have anything on site, other than room service)

Top marks & would stay here again if visiting the city

Room Tip: Our room faced internally so was very quiet, although I'm sure any of the rooms would have suffi...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This was my first stay at a Joie de Vivre hotel and it exceeded expectations-- I definitely can't wait to try out their other properties. Joie de Vivre is particularly known for their funky, design-centered boutique hotels that emphasize a personalized touch to service, and I was happy to see that the Galleria Park lived up to the JDV name. Unlike pretty much any other hotel, the lobby and public spaces at the Galleria Park are beautifully designed, but the design does not stop when you enter your room, as the room was just as smartly designed with beautiful artwork, nice color palette, and a small but nicely renovated bathroom. I appreciate when a hotel actually treats us like adults and doesn't try to lure you in with a great lobby but then cut corners with a bland cookie-cutter room, so I think this says a lot about the positive value system that Joie de Vivre operates by.

We asked for a high floor in our reservation request and the Galleria Park delivered-- we got a great room on the 8th (top) floor and we slept soundly, as there was hardly any noise. The Wi-Fi signal in our room was strong and fast, definitely better than the average hotel Wi-Fi.

Tip: the reservations people send you a welcome e-mail a week before you arrive, and they invite you to e-mail them and introduce yourself. Try it out, it really works! You just might be surprised at what the Front Desk does with this info, as I was :-)

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor. Our room (#821) was on the 8th floor facing Sutter Street, and th...
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Green Features: Top notch, has the usual programs plus toiletries in environmentally friendly packaging.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Overall I had a great experience. It was comfortable and nice to come back to each day. The pros:
- Beautifully decorated
- Friendly staff
- Comfortable - the bed was comfortable and the linens and towels were all very nice
- Clean

The cons:
- There was no bathtub in my room, and the shower was tiny.
- Noisy. The first night there was construction going on next door from 10pm on. The second night I woke up because a car alarm was going off for a long time in the middle of the night.

The hotel has free wi-fi that you login into every 24 hours, but they also have a pay option (I'm not sure why), so make sure you choose the free option every day and not unnecessarily pay like I did.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room - away from the street.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Galleria Park Hotel
Address: 191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-4595
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#13 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#22 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#27 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#28 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Galleria Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco, Galleria Park gives you easy access to everything the Bay Area has to offer to its visitors. The hotel is located with easy access to the Bay Area's central transit systems of BART, MUNI and the fabled cable cars. Within blocks are Union Square, Chinatown, the Financial District, Moscone Convention Center, and several world-class museums. The hotel is just steps away from world-class shopping destinations in Union Square--an area that is definitely a tribute to the power of shopping. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Gump's and a very substantial Macy's are right on the Union Square. The venerable Bullock and Jones and Tiffany and Co. are within walking distance, as is the nine-story Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre with its three-level Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. It is also a center for exclusive couture and high fashion, with boutiques dedicated to Betsey Johnson, Kate Spade, Herve Leger, Karen Miller, and Michael Kors. Post Street, which is a block away from Galleria Park is where the high-end stores are located including Ralph Lauren, Ferragamo, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch, Ferrari and Porsche clothing stores. ... more   less 
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