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The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

The Marker SFUS$199*
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Bridgeport, West Virginia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Was in San Francisco for 4 days and stayed at the Hotel Monaco. The location was excellent $10 cab ride to Pier 39 and AT&T park. It was very clean and the staff was extremely helpful. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying downtown.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jmccord66, Thank you for your review. Sounds like an awesome time and the location was great. Go GIANTS! Abe Liao General Manager

Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Great value and very clean. Room was large and we'll appointed. Common areas beautiful. Staff very friendly. Highly recommend this place. Of course the wine hour is always fun. Coffee available early in the morning. Stay here you will love it.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mark B, Thanks for your 5-Star review! You pretty much summed it up...GREAT STAY! Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 May 2015

THE GOOD STUFF: *we got a complimentary bottle of wine, *employees were nice, courteous and polite; *BDK restaurant is good - had breakfast there twice! *as a kimpton member, free internet and $10 to raid the bar; *wine happy hour for free from 5-6PM and free water infused with lemons and oranges 24/7 - nice touch! This hotel is walking...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Fashion_Jetsetter, Love the username. Thank you for your honest and candid feedback. Looks like a mixed bag as far as your experience goes. I'll be sure to use this review to improve upon the services of the property. I look forward to your next stay and evaluation. Many thanks, Abe Liao General Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

We chose this hotel from TA reviews and were highly impressed. While not overly large, rooms were very nicely appointed with a type of modern Art Deco theme. Free wine and cheese tasting each night and chilled orange/lemon water in the lobby were also nice touches. We only ate breakfast in the dining room once and it was ok, although...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rod E, Thanks for your review. What an incredible experience. Another acknowledgement for Austin, he is just awesome. I can see many staff impressed you. We look forward to your next stay. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Rooms were a little small but they were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the décor was fun and funky. It is an easy walk to Union Square, Chinatown, shopping, and restaurants. Level of service was dependent particular staff - some (Austin & Benji) were outstanding and others were not as good (not returning calls, inconsistent information). Housekeeping did a...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi J S, Thank you for your review. What great feedback! I appreciate you acknowledging Austin and Benjie, two of our very best. The location is ideal for shopping. As for Housekeeping service, sorry it disturbed you. As a standard, we begin at 8:30AM. You can always place your "Do not Disturb" sign out for a little more time. Cheers,...

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Hotel Monaco has solidified our confidence in Kimpton hotels. Great atmosphere, very nice room, and extremely attentive staff. The bar and restaurant was very nice. Claire, our bartender, set an all-time new high standard for exemplary knowledge! We were amazed!

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Tim D, Another great stay! That's awesome! I see you are Kimpton loyalist, thank you for spreading the word. Claire and the entire Bar Team at BDK Restaurant are fantastic. I personally love the Tap Old Fashioned's. Give it a try next time! Abe Liao General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 April 2015

If you read my review of the Hotel Palomar SF for Jan 2015, it was actually for the Hotel Monaco!!! My stay was your standard fair for Kimpton, which is great. I think Kimptons offer a great value with the complimentary coffee/tea in the morning and wine hour in the evening. The staff was very friendly as well. If shopping...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kehau R, Thanks for your review. Sounds like overall a good time. Sorry the restaurant was under renovation during your stay. We're open now and BDK Restaurant has gotten off to a great start. Hopefully you get a chance to check it out during your next stay. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

Davis, California
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Lovely , boutique like hotel in San Francisco. Nice front desk service. Comfortable bed , clean , modern decor. But Saturday night traffic noise was ridiculous,it was as though the motorcycles, trucks, and blaring hornswere inside our room. It may be that there are quieter rooms that don't face Geary Street, one of the busiest in San Francisco. If you...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi kcauthor, Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear about your street noise issue. The Hotel is located in a prime central location in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco. In the future, a suggestion would be to request a higher floor to avoid this potential issue. As for In-Room Dining, that service begins on June 1st. Abe Liao...

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 25 April 2015

We chose this hotel due to its proximity to our son's college dorm. Arrival and departure were a breeze. Valet parking was quick and efficient. We were able to walk to Chinatown, Japantown, and Union Square to see the sights. Overall it was a great trip and we would definitely stay at the Monaco again.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi WhammyKiss, Thanks for your review. What a great experience! See what I mean in my other responses about location? It's just perfect and our people are the best. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Lovely little hotel in convenient location. Unique décor, smallish - but adequate rooms. Free Wi-Fi if you become hotel rewards customer (free to do so). Surprised to see so much mold on shower tiles for a relatively upscale hotel, but everything else seemed clean. Very friendly staff at front desk, housekeeping, and bell services.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mamafex, Thanks for your review. Sounds like overall a great stay. For room size, we have the luxury of offering many room types with varying square footage, amenities and exterior exposures. Yikes! Sorry about the shower tiles. I will be sure to pass this onto my Housekeeping Team. Hope to see you soon, Abe Liao General Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Marker, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, is located just steps away from the historic beauty of Union Square. Distinct among San Francisco's lifestyle hotels, the signature warmth permeates the property from the service to the design of the interiors. Surrounded by the city's top theaters, restaurants, museums and shops, the urban boutique hotel features 208 newly renovated, vibrant and stylish guestrooms. The Marker celebrates the vibrancy of the city and the dynamism of its guests through innovative programming and thoughtful service. Guests can enjoy thoughtful special amenities including unlimited PressReader access for the digital newsstand, bicycle rentals to explore the city, in-room spa services and more. The lobby living room's plush, over-sized couches and curated local activations beckon guests to stay a while and soak in the comfortable, social atmosphere while unique programs, steeped in local authenticity, connect guests to the best of the destination. In addition, guests can enjoy the hotel's new dining concept, Tratto, a spirited bar-driven restaurant serving rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities and casual, communal-style dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $307 - $732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Hotel Monaco San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#35 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#51 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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“Higher floors have less street noise.”
millm0ss, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the back corners of the hotel have spacious windows and deep areas with views of the street. They are very quiet.”
michaele48, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Best staff & beautifully decorated rooms”
R5769PTcindym, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“higher floors might be quieter”
escapium, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Concerned there might be street noise from the window rooms but chose one anyway; never had a problem with street noise.”
steponme29, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
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