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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I stayed here earlier this year for work and came back with my family for a visit over the July 4th holiday. The hotel is right by Union Square and was a great spot for our visits to the Exploratorium, the Cal Academy of Sciences, and the Embarcadero for the fireworks. The evening reception was always something to look forward...

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear zonk68, I am so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. We are glad your daughter enjoyed her birthday with us and we hope she is now a Kimpton convert. Best, Jason

Bucharest
Reviewed 8 July 2014

5 min walk from Union Square, shopping heaven, transport hub and tourist attraction, you cannot choose a better location. The hotel is luxurious, rooms are good size and have everything you should desire. What I have to emphasize is the staff, exceptionally friendly, proactive and efficient. Practically no waiting time although the hotel is very busy. They also offer complimentary...

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San Diego
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Our family of four has stayed at this hotel before, with great success and none of these problems. Too bad this trip has ruined it for us, and we are unlikely to stay again. The entire 3-night stay was filled with a litany of noises, any of which could be overlooked but in total were just too much. During the...

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear criticdesandiego, Ugggghh. Sounds like you and your family could not catch a break from the noise during your stay. I know what it feels like to desperately want some sleep and to not be able to get it. Some of these things were definitely within our control and I know we tried to aid you in your quest for...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Monaco is a great spot if you're hoping to shop, checkout Union Square, etc. They have a great nightly wine reception and the desk staff are always very friendly. The adjoining neighborhood can be a bit rough at night, so I would recommend always getting an Uber or taxi if you're venturing out after dinner. Sign up for the...

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear MrLee612, Glad you enjoyed our location for shopping and touring the town. And I am happy to hear you were able to experience our hosted wine reception, the complimentary WiFi and the “raid the bar” coupon. Best, Jason

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and loved it. The location was great. Hotel public areas were beautiful and we loved our room. It was so cute, a great size and the beds were so comfortable. The staff at the hotel was very helpful. We thought they really sold us on the hotel. They did whatever they could to be helpful....

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Abbie-StuartF, We love our hotel and I am glad we were able to convey that to you and that our enthusiasm spilled over to you. Most of our suites and a few other rooms face the street. They are definitely louder than the interior rooms. I have found a free “noise machine” app is very helpful for these situations,...

Zionsville, Indiana
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed here while in San Fran for a spring break as a family. Rooms were great and clean and the staff was fantastic. The concierge helped us pick restaurants and the choices were super. Even better than what we had come up with looking online. Great location and a wine tasting bar right at the entrance was also enjoyable....

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Monaco Hotel for three nights for our anniversary. We chose the hotel for the price and reviews. It is located a short walk from the Powell street stop for tge Bart line. The train ride took approximately thirty minutes from the SF airport. Just walk up Powell and left on Geary and you will see it...

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear usestate, I find that beds and pillows are a very personal thing. One review will say we have the most comfortable beds and pillows and the next will say the opposite. Unfortunately, there is not a bed or pillow that seems to work for everyone. I am happy to hear you enjoyed many other aspects of the hotel and...

Northern California
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Very nice suite. Outstanding staff. Took good care of our every need. Celebrating our 28th anniversary. Complimentary sparkling wine sent to our room. Wonderful public settings. Just everything was perfect. Would stay here again.

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear VQC, We love it when we can help make people’s special occasions even more memorable. Glad to hear that was the case for you. Please come back to see us on all future anniversaries. Best, Jason

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel exceeded my initial expectations! The room was clean and the design was modern and well taken care of. The bathroom was nice sized and CLEAN. Granite countertops and soft towels. Besides the well appointed room they had the nice little touches like complementary water that was orange infused!

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear 796Stephanieh, We love exceeding people’s expectations. Glad you were able to get a good deal during such a busy summer. Best, Jason

sydney
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Stayed here a few years ago with the family and we were all looking forward to revisiting. Not much has changed - service was excellent and friendly, rooms are small but comfortable and well appointed. The location is good - a short walk from Union Square. Yes there are some homeless people hanging around the streets but that is the...

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear SydneyFlash, We can not survive without our repeat customers and positive word of mouth. So, thank you for returning and for telling everyone all about your positive experiences. We are closing the Grand Café on July 30th and we are updating the restaurant. Stay tuned for more details. We will continue to stay true to the spirit of the...

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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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

Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $284 - $818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marker San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Hotel Monaco San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#23 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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“The ones overlooking Geary feel more lively.”
 of 5 bubbles mwhMHS, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a suite! You won't regret it!”
 of 5 bubbles micheledN4244VZ, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed on one of the higher floors but noise was not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles Q28NEjasonm, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher Floor was ideal. We got upgraded to the executive king room on the top floor and I can't imagine it being better than that.”
 of 5 bubbles elizabetht904, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 406 no view, but very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles CenterMtraveler, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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