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The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Derby
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Only stayed one night in this superb hotel. Rooms were spotlessly clean and well equipped. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Valet parking is extremely expensive but you can reduce the cost by driving round the block and using the valet parking at a car park at the rear of the hotel.

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

Dear travellingtim519, I will never argue with someone who said they had a perfect stay at our hotel. Thank you for such a lofty compliment. Best, Jason

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 23 September 2014

This was my first time at this property, but I have been to quite a few other Kimptons. It seems like everyone that works for this chain actually likes their job! And they really are happy to give suggestions for places to go & things to do. The helpful person at the front desk was happy to share an upscale...

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Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We spent two nights at the Monaco, our first at this hotel. We've stayed in numerous Kimpton properties, some better than others; this was by far the best. The hotel is a good size -- small enough for the front desk staff to remember us after two days and to offer a hosted wine hour in the afternoon. The public...

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

Dear Michael J, I love that you feel the Monaco is the perfect “in between” hotel choice between the big convention hotels and the smaller boutique hotels. I think that is a perfect way to describe us. Best, Jason

Edmonton, AB
Reviewed 21 September 2014

A fantastic stay - my first with the Kimpton line. Rooms were stylishly appointed, and my inner circle welcome amenity included hand-picked treats which exactly matched the survey I previously filled out as part of their membership club (asked for local craft beer - they did not disappoint). The nightly wine service was a nice touch - and twice there...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 21 September 2014

it is my third time in San Francisco, this is the best hotel that i have stayed so far. Of course, it is expensive compared with the previous ones, but It was a good decision. It is not a big hotel, which give you a better service. Its well located, two blocks from the Union Square, Free Wi Fi and...

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

Dear camg30, Hotels in San Francisco are extremely expensive during the months of September and October. These are our two busiest convention months and then we have great weather, so it drives the rates up across the city. Overall, I am glad to hear you felt our service matched the high price. And, yes, please let us know of any...

Ponteland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We really liked this hotel's location. Within easy walking distance of key tourist locations, but also bordering upon a very different, edgier district that offered us a more compete San Fransisco experience. Our room was quirky and interesting as were the hotel's public spaces. We found the afternoon cheese and wine a little reserved and formal, but I am sure...

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

Dear jwaltax, We are certainly not striving to be reserved and formal at the wine reception. Sounds like we need to add a little more fun in to the reception. That is definitely more in line with who we are. Overall, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and that you would return. Best, Jason

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We took a 10th anniversary trip to San Francisco and Sonoma County and were pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Monaco. We read some of the negative reviews and were concerned, but found them to be completely inaccurate (at least our experience). We mentioned our anniversary in our reservation, and were greeted with an upgraded room and sparkling wine in our...

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2014

We stayed here at the end of august beginning of September for 4 nights, when we arrived we already knew about the restaurant being closed due to refurb so this didn't bother us one bit, upon arrival the staff were very welcoming and friendly, offering tips and advice about the city unprompted. We had a double room on the 8th...

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

Dear Chris W, We are humbled to hear you could not find the same level of hospitality you found here at the other locations you traveled to after us. That is a lovely compliment and the staff really appreciated your comments. Best, Jason

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I stayed at this hotel with a friend and we were both pleased with the experience. I booked the hotel through Hotwire and all seemed to be going smoothly till I called the hotel the day before our trip to find out the reservation was for a room with just one bed. Hotwire did not do much about that, and...

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

Dear KTITA, I am happy to hear we made a good impression and that you will come back to see us. We will be opening our new restaurant in January of 2015 and we would love to have you return. Best, Jason

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

Modern hotel, location ok and we picked this due to the spa facilities. However when we arrived we were told that due to the restaurant refurbishment the spa was also closed due to it being underneath the restaurant. Really disappointed with this as that was the reason we booked this hotel and they have only offered a gym pass 2...

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

Dear Fran K, We are extremely sorry about our last minute spa closure. We, too, were incredibly disappointed to learn that our guests would not have access to it for the next two months due to the construction. We are hoping the work will be completed sooner than expected so we can return to normal operations. I hope the rest...

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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 94102-1640 (Formerly Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: €208 - €418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Hotel Monaco San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#35 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#52 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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“If noise bothers you, request a room on the 7th floor in the back. There is no view.”
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“My room looked at an adjacent building's wall, so try to ask for one farther down the main hall.”
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