I feel as if I lose 'man points' by using the word "Splendid." But that's really the only word I can use to describe the Executive Vintage Court. I brought my wife to San Francisco for 5 days and we loved our stay. I'll break this down for you and hope to keep it short and sweet.
LOCATION: This place is right downtown above Union Square. Chinatown is a block away and the cable cars are one street away. Downtown is also a short walking distance. Just be prepared for the hills!
HOTEL & ROOMS: Check-in was nice and easy. Hotel staff couldn't be any friendlier and more professional. They told us good places to eat, even set us up with a wine tour to Napa and Sonoma Valley which I highly recommend you do while here. The rooms are somewhat small, but it served it's purpose and ours was clean and very well kept. The beds were comfortable, and yes--there was a hint of that old musty smell, but keep in mind, this hotel was probably built before you were born (yes, even you old timer) so just keep that in mind. It's an old boutique style hotel. If you want a new modern hotel, I'm sure you can find one around the neighborhood for triple the price. My only complaint with the room is that the shower is quite small for taller gentlemen--other than that, it was great.
WINE RECEPTION: This was great and they do this reception every night. We went down in the lobby and they poured us a glass of wine. We took a seat, and mingled with a friendly couple from Scotland. As we were conversing, the host walked around several times and filled our glasses. Needless to say I was somewhat hammered by the end of the reception. We only attended this twice as we were busy with other activities around the city, but definitely a bonus to the hotel.
SERVICE: Outstanding as mentioned above. Friendly reception, easy check in, exemplary maid service.
I loved this hotel and will definitely be the place I stay in when I come back to San Francisco--hopefully within the next 6 months.
TIP ON THE CABLE CARS: They will take you all the way down to the Wharf and back. Literally one street away. DO NOT pay the $5 dollar fare each way. Walk up the street, then down the hill and you will find the Walgreens. Go to the 'Makeup' counter and ask for a MUNI pass. It's like $18 bucks for a 4 day unlimited pass. They have 7 day passes too if you prefer. Riding the cable cars is fun, but they are very packed most of the time. Take a short walk down to Union Square and jump on there. Otherwise, especially on the weekends, you'll be waiting and waiting for a cable car to jump on because they will most likely be packed full.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AMBIANCE- Elegant, European-style AAA three diamond hotel, reminiscent of an inviting Napa Valley Inn - Intimate setting providing a high level of personalized service by a friendly and knowledgeable staff- Wine-themed hotel with each of the guestrooms adorned with names and artwork from California wineries- Warm and welcoming "living room" style lobby with fireplace and comfortable seating areas LOCATION- Historic 1912 building located on the Nob Hill side of Union Square - Two blocks from Union Square, San Francisco's finest shopping district- Less than one block from the Powell Street cable car line to Fisherman's Wharf- Two blocks from the ornate gate entrance of Chinatown and three blocks to the Financial District- Neighboring a wide variety of bistros, cafes and restaurants GUEST ROOMS - 106 spacious nonsmoking guestrooms on eight floors decorated to enrich the hotel's connection with the wine country- Penthouse suite with wood burning fireplace, view of city lights, original 1912 stained glass ceiling, and Jacuzzi tub - Writing desks, inlaid with outlets, in each guestroom - Telephone with extra-long cord, voice mail and data-port - Wireless Internet ( Wi-Fi )available throughout the hotel complimentary. Fully stocked honor bar in each guestroom - Hairdryers, irons and ironing boards in each guestroom - LCD Hi-Definition television with full cable, Nintendo and pay-per-view movies GUEST SERVICES - Wine reception by the fireplace in the lobby from 5 p.M. To 6 p.M. Each evening- Valet parking with in and out privileges for $48 plus tax per day, self parking for $35 plus tax per day- Concierge services available, offering preferred reservations at restaurants- Fitness room, open daily 6AM - 10PM, San Francisco Chronicle and USA TODAY newspaper. MEETING FACILITY - Private Boardroom with original stained glass ceiling with skylight from 1912 - Conference seating for 12 people or reception for 25 people - Drop projection screen in room, audiovisual equipment available upon request- Windows providing natural light and expansive city views Dining Room offers a Neo American Bistro and Bar. A new experience with dining is coming this summer for Evening Dinners. Our dining room also offers a light breakfast service is available daily from 6:30am to 10am in our dining room for hotel guests only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Executive Hotel San Francisco
- Vintage Court San Francisco
- Hotel Vintage Court