We stayed at the Donatello for one week on a vacation to San Francisco in March. We had not stayed at Union Square before and were concerned we might not be close to attractions. It turned out that Union Square with its shops,pubs central location and easy public transportation venues was the best location yet. Best of all, The Donatello was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed at. We had a mid level room and a view of a nearby Romanesque villa style building. The room was spacious, elegantly furnished and maintained with the best appliances, electronics, etc. The bath was large and brightly lit. Our room was handicapped accessible,by chance,and we thought it would be wonderful for anyone using a wheelchair. This is because there is a large open area right outside the bathroom door which is as large as the bathroom. In this area, the walls are all covered with mirrors,and this is where the ample closet is located. There was plenty of room to turn around 360 degrees if you were in a wheelchair and there was one nicely upholstered Chippendale style chair in the corner of this area that would make it easy as well. We really liked the top floor lounge and sauna area and for several reasons. First, the concierge manager who works up there is a walking encyclopedia of everything San Francisco, and especially hidden treasures. You just tell him what your tastes are and he will amaze you. Also, they have a nice complimentary wine reception for the timeshare guests on Mondays.You can bring lunch in and dine on the tables outside which overlook downtown in all directions.The container plants on this rooftop terrace are meticulously maintained. Finally, there is an excellent Italian restaurant on the first floor with a great happy hour including appetizers at half price. We walked or used public transportation to get everywhere including Chinatown, The Wharf, North Beach,etc. We caught the streetcars close by and one stops one block from the hotel. Of course, we walked to Sears fine foods every day for breakfast and it is a treasure! The Donatello Hotel has spoiled us completely and we will always want to stay there when we visit San Francisco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE! Located in the heart of San Francisco's fashionable shopping and theater district by Union Square is the spacious Donatello. Settle into tastefully appointed rooms and enjoy the top floor fitness center, with a whirlpool spa and private saunas, which provides the perfect retreat after a day exploring the city. You can take a cable car up and down San Francisco 's colorful neighborhoods or explore the many streets of Chinatown. And when you work up an appetite in a city know for its cuisine, the Zingari Ristorante, located onsite, is a Northern Italian feast for the taste buds. Fully experience fine dining, theater and shopping in San Francisco at our luxurious retreat in the exciting City by the Bay-a San Francisco getaway perfect for romance, leisure and business travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Donatello Hotel San Francisco
- Donatello San Francisco