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“IMO, the best Union Square option” 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Ranked #42 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Washington, DC
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“IMO, the best Union Square option”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Some of the negative things that have been written about this hotel are true in that: 1) it is fairly expensive (but what decent hotel in San Francisco isn't?); 2) it is a standard full service Marriott property and all that goes with that (nice, but unremarkable); 3) the rooms are beginning to look a little tired; and 4) the Concierge Lounge (for you Gold and Platinum members) is average, at best.

Offsetting these factors, however, is a perfect location. You are literally across the street from Union Square shopping. And there is a great mall a block away that, in addition to shopping, has a fabulous food court and grocery store for affordable, tasty, and healthy dining.

I am in San Francisco frequently for business and I have stayed at a number of hotels in town. The Marquis is my pick for value and location.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor and a view of Union Square.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Johnathon
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Marriott-Marquis, Manager at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Greetings, and thank you for your recent stay...

Regarding our guest rooms we have fantastic news! We have began renovations in our guest rooms, and will be completed by late 2013.

We do hope that you will visit back with us once completed. Have a wonderful day~

Sincerely,
S.F. Marriott Marquis~~
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
135 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I stayed here for 4 days for a conference. The hotel is enormous and caters predominantly for business stays. Despite this the staff are extremely pleasant and check-in queues are rapidly and efficiently cleared. There are several elevators to the numerous floors divided into two blocks catering different levels so that you never wait long for one. The rooms are large, bright and the beds extremely comfortable. The bathroom is excellent. They charge for internet in the rooms but don't tell you that it is free in the large lobby and bar area. There are several seats there to work on your computer for free! The location of the hotel is superb - within minutes of the Moscone Centre in one direction and the main shopping area, tram etc in the other. I would certainly stay there again..

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William S
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Marriott-Marquis, Manager at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Hello,

Sounds like you had a great time.. Good to know how much you enjoyed our hotel and location... Hope to see you soon!

Our best Sincerely... S.F. Marriott Marquis~
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Have stayed here several times in January with colleagues for an annual convention at the Moscone Centre. Location for Moscone is excellent. Everything about the hotel is adequate if you get an advanced room rate of ~$250. Rooms, catering, facilities are all functional. I would be very disappointed at the last minute rate of $550.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is a very nice hotel. My husband and I stayed here for 5 days. Everything is close by and they have a wonderful bar on the top floor for drinks and app. Beautiful view of the city and no cover charge. Only problem is our GPS had trouble finding it so have a map of the city handy.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SANDNSEAMa
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Marriott-Marquis, Manager at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Greetings, and thank you for being our valued guest.

Best regards,
S.F. Marriott Marquis~
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San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Was suprised at the friendly staff and the superb decor. I stayed here for a business trip.. rooms were clean and staff was very helpful. Everything I needed was in the room. If I'm in town for the night again I would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank George H
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Sacramento, California
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

nice staff and everything you could need right there, but the rooms need to be updated for the price.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nocal1
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Marriott-Marquis, Manager at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Dear guest,

We do apologize that your room was not what you would have excepted. Yes we can agree our rooms need some TLC. And we are very excited to share we will have a complete redo in our guest rooms beggining in ealry 2012.

Best regards,
From the S.F. Marriott Marquis~~
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I stayed here for business recently and was really impressed by the staff and their attentiveness….several people went out of their way to make my stay and my experience great. I needed to run to a meeting offsite but upon my return, I needed to have my car waiting for me. They took my request, had my bag and the car waiting for me. Big kudos go out to Kathy at the Bell Desk and Paul at the valet. I will stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EEC1968
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Marriott-Marquis, Manager at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, responded to this review, 7 February 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your thoughtful comments and great gestures regarding our staff.

Sincerely,
S.F. Marriott Marquis~
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Additional Information about San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Property: San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Address: 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa , South Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#25 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#41 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#45 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — San Francisco Marriott Marquis 4*
Number of rooms: 1500
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