Marriott Union Square, San Francisco, 2021So I typically will variate between Marriott and Hilton now, depending on price and level of service available, and I was going to San Francisco to celebrate with former co-workers our mutual escape from the place we worked at together.
They were based in the bay area and I had not really visited San Fran, just traversed through it for a few years and made a decision to stay there.
After searching for a few days, the best price with level of service and options for upgrades led me to the Marriott Union Square in the heart of San Francisco and right on the cable car line.
ArrivalI took the Bart Train from the SFO airport to the Powell street exit, then walked up the hill 7 blocks. My advice is get the unlimited rides card and use the cable cars/street cars extensively during your trip.
The RoomI was able to upgrade to a bay view corner junior suite (this is the biggest room they were running at this time). End of the hall, entire corner of the hotel with a good view of the bay, downtown, the heights, and well, a lot of things I don't know what they are called but I can see them from the 28th floor.
FoodNamed simply "The Restaurant" it was open only for breakfast on the weekends, but since I was there during that time, you get to see me eat. The bar, bin480, is sadly closed right now (yes, yes, due to Covid, of course).
The PropertyAn inner-city property, space is pretty well utilized. A gym, no pool, Concierge Lounge was open with limited service.
SummaryAn above average business hotel, this is a vacation hotel too. The level of service and attentiveness of the staff was exceptional; I mean seriously at the top of my experiences in my travels (and we know by now I travel a lot).
The facilities, while with limited hours, were pretty good when open. The location was really darn good for my movement habits, being in the center of the world there. Splurge for a corner Junior Suite (I suggest bay view vs. city view).