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San Francisco Hotels

Omni San Francisco Hotel

  • 500 California St. Map It
  • $$$$
  • Grande Dame

Pros

  • Outstanding personalized service
  • Cookies and milk for the kids
  • Immaculately clean
  • Historical flavor

Cons

  • So-so air-conditioning
  • Rooftop views are less than inspiring

Updated 03/22/2013

Fodor's Review

Although the lobby's glittering crystal chandeliers, dark mahogany paneling, and iron-and-marble staircase may hark back to an old-fashioned gentility, this 1926 redbrick-and-stone building, a former bank, is now home to a modern luxury hotel. The rooms have flatscreen TVs, 9-foot-high ceilings with crown moldings, San Francisco-themed photographs, and carved-mahogany furniture; sliding glass doors open to reveal bathrooms with marble floors and green-and-black granite

basins. Daylight floods the corner suites, each of which has six tall windows. Bob's Steak and Chop House, which is more elegant than the name implies, is off the lobby.

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Hotel Information

Address:

500 California St., San Francisco, California, 94104, USA

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Phone:

415-677–9494

Hotel Details:

  • 347 rooms, 15 suites
  • No meals

Updated 03/22/2013

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By Julie

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Sep 7, 2006

Amazing service

Let me start by saying that we travel a lot for pleasure and business and this has been the best service we have received at any hotel. Unbelievable, from the bellman to the maid, the staff just goes out of their way. We even received nightly cookies and milk for our son. This hotel really set a new level of expectation for us.

By Monica

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Sep 8, 2005

BEST value hotel!

This hotel is superb in every category!!! Even the housekeeping staff writes you daily notes!!!!! The service is amazing and you cannot beat the location. Lobby is incredible. Did not eat in the hotel but every time I walked by, it is packed!!! I would stay here again if I catch a good deal.

By Brenda

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Jun 24, 2005

OMNI is Ok

Just got back from a 3-day stay. We paid over $300, and that was with AAA. Anyway, the rooms were standard, but exceptionally clean. The bedding was different, but too warm for this time of year. Air conditioning was very old and weak. We had to set it to 59 degrees just to get the room to a comfortable 70 degrees. Horrible view of other rooftops. The maids were excellent and on-the-ball. Too many homeless people in the street outside for

my taste. Isn't that up to the city, though?

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By Jim

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Apr 25, 2004

Service Service Service

The Omni should give everyone on their staff a raise. They are the strongest feature of this hotel. The staff at the Omni provides sevice that is comparable to the finest hotels anywhere. If you like to be treated well, you will be happy at the Omni. The location is close enough to tourist destinations, Chinatown, Union Square and right on a cable car line. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Our room faced an HVAC system on the

roof of a nearby building, but who goes to San Francisco to sit in their hotel room anyway.

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