We got a great deal on a room here -- the "Recession Special" for $101/night. I booked a stay here largely because of the large room size-- all their rooms are over 400 square feet -- we were traveling with our 14 month old, and I wanted lots of room since we were putting up a pack and play. I also liked the location next to Union Square, a safe, nice shopping area in San Francisco and central to all neighborhoods.
The rooms are HUGE. Our room (708) just happened to be laid out perfectly for a baby... there was a small enclave as you walked in that was the perfect size for the pack and play, and slightly removed from our section of the room. So when we put him to bed at 8pm, we didn't have to sit in a dark, silent room. My parents had a room next door, and theirs was laid out a little differently, but also very cool.
The rooms are decorated very contemporary and stylish. I liked it a lot. There was a fridge where we could store all of our baby food, a microwave, coffee maker, second sink (right next to the bed, which I loved in the middle of the night), and utensils (!). You could live here and cook all your meals if you wanted to! The room was so huge, there was room for 2 chairs and a sofa.
Also, there was a continental breakfast that was free every morning on the top floor. Nothing fancy, but a nice, unexpected bonus. Get there early because they did run out of things.
We loved, loved this hotel. The people there were INCREDIBLY friendly and accommodating. I can't recommend this place enough, especially for the value and if you're traveling with a baby.
- 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