A value at $139/night including parking in the city!! Parking alone can be $50/night. I believe this is a Time Share property, so it has a few extra amenities that are nice.
Greeted at the Valet. Bellman started unloading my truck immediately, and waited with us while we checked in (a plus!) Check in was a breeze, two minutes tops, no line. Escorted to our room on the 9th floor, by the very friendly bellman. Well appointed larger room (for frisco) King bed with sofa sleeper pullout. Wet bar, fridge, coffee maker, 32"-40"(?) tv with cable and DVR included. Don't expect much from the TV. Buzzing sound while using the DVR...I checked all the connections. And as I have found in many hotels, management thinks that a big screen with cable is great...its not if you if you don't have a HD feed into a big flat screen...the Quality isn't there. Bathroom is ok and maid service was excellent. There is a CLUB level on the top floor. It includes a fitness center, coffee/tea/hot chocolate. There is a sitting lounge with an outside area(balcony) too. If you are a "CLUB" member, I think there is access to more?? We didn't take advantage of the 2nd floor higher end restaurant and bar, but it smelled yummy.
The surrounding area can be sketchy, depending on which way you go. If you go directly to Union Square...no worries. Wife and teenage daughter felt safe walking to Union Square. Go any other direction, and it can be sketchy (like many downtown cities).
Noise level cars/buses/fire trucks in the room,was a bit high. Again, like most rooms downtown.
I would definitely recommend this hotel at the right price. Would be average at a price above $160. but at $139/valet parking!! A GREAT VALUE!!!
- 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
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