Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hotel Review - San Francisco Marriott (room 3144)

San Francisco Marriott
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hotel Review and Trip Report -  San Francisco Marriott

This is another mega San Francisco hotel that is big on rooms, but small on personality and San Francisco Charm. The location is ok -- close to the Powell Street BART/MUNI stop, but in a very busy area slightly south of Market Street on 4th Street. The Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre is nearby.

The Front desk clerk gave me a nice room on the 31th floor in the "high-rise" tower. The hotel layout is confusing since there are multiple banks of elevators and not all floors.

The rooms are standard Marriott style. The Desk is ok, but the chair is dated and was stained. The desk space was cluttered with all sorts of stuff, including hotel guides, coffee marker, clunky WIRED internet access (no Wireless access in the room) and assortment of snacks -- warning: the snacks and minifridge are touch sensitive, if you pick up a candy bar you are charged.

They did have a LCD tv with HDTV channels with is a nice touch, and the bathroom was mid-size and clean.

My two biggest gripes were I asked for my Rewards number to be added (never happened, even though the front desk clerk wrote it down) and I was overcharged for daily internet. These are small things, but for a "business" hotel you would think these would not be an issue. The high-speed price was a bit disturbing since I selected the lower price internet option online and was charged the higher price one automatically.

I dunno I just didnt feel good about this hotel -- there are much better places to stay in San Francisco.