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Hyatt Regency San Francisco

At a Glance

    Pros

  • convenient location
  • elegant modernist design
  • great views

    Cons

  • some may find it cool rather than cozy
  • wait for check-in can be long
  • geared toward business travelers

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Hyatt Regency San Francisco Review

Designed by influential architect John Portman, who launched the trend of indoor-outdoor hotel environments, this 20-story gray concrete structure is the focal point of the Embarcadero Center, where more than 100 shops and restaurants cater to the Financial District. The spectacular 17-story atrium lobby, reportedly the largest hotel lobby in North America, is a marvel, with water elements, sprawling trees, a shimmering stream, a huge fountain, and the sleek Eclipse restaurant and bar. All rooms have city or bay views; 134 come with bay-view balconies. Renovation has been completed of the suites on the top two floors and the breathtaking Regency Club (formerly the rotating lounge bar, Equinox), which has a staggering 360-degree view of the city and bay. The Ferry Building—a hub of activity, great shopping, excellent eateries, and a highly popular weekend farmers' market—is a short walk away.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Embarcadero Center, Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, 94111 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/788–1234; 800/233–1234
  • Location: Embarcadero

    Hotel Details

  • 802 rooms, 51 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-02-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Nice hotel

    I just thought I'd post a note reviewing the Hyatt in San Francisco, since we use this chat line to decide on hotels and restaurants and we have spent 5 days here. I was somewhat surprised at the level of personalized service here, given that it is such a large hotel and does cater to conventions, etc. The front desk staff is very gracious and accomodating...Kim at the front desk remembered our names after just one meeting at check in. The executive floor rooms with balconies overlooking the bay are beautiful...and the executive level lounge (continental breakfast with fresh brewed coffee and berries of all kinds...and evening appetizers etc) well worth the extra dollars. The rooms themselves are a bit faded...particularly the bath rooms...could use some amenities like shower caps...and toiletries...Small negatives given the nice service and generous size of the rooms. Great location, view, and value given where you are.

    by jodo, 10/19/07
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    Used Hotel Points!

    What a great opportunity to finally use some of our Hyatt points. We got a room on the 16th floor with a BALCONY. Just lovely. A recent renovation made this room very stylish and comfortable. On this level we had a breakfast buffet and evening wine & cheese included in the price. This is a beautiful hotel but then we weren't paying for it so I might have a different opinion at say $400/nt... oh, and parking was an astronomical $57/day! The location was perfect so maybe it WOULD be worth it!

    by rjkollar, 6/19/08
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    Regency Club perfect for every traveler!

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco is taking the elite club scene to the next level…. literally. While staying at the property, I discovered that the hotel’s former revolving restaurant Equinox was recently turned into the prestigious Regency Club Floor and Lounge. The top two floors of the hotel now cater to those looking for a chic and exclusive San Francisco experience. The Regency Club Lounge is divided into four hemispheres: dining, business, entertainment and relaxation and is a safe haven for those who want to unwind and rejuvenate in a private, club-like setting. My favorite space is the entertainment hemisphere, with large plasma TVs; iPod listening stations; lifestyle and business magazines; and Cranium board games. I also enjoyed the relaxation hemisphere, which is perfect for travelers like me who just need a quiet retreat at the end of the day and a place to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views. Aside from all the amenities, I enjoyed the dining hemisphere, which never stops serving delicious meals (for breakfast, lunch and dinner), snacks and appetizers. The lounge was also a great place to meet up with a few colleagues, where we could chat in private, take in the amazing scenery and nosh on some of our favorite munchies! In this great city of options, Hyatt Regency’s new club floor and lounge has me hooked!

    by pridesf, 7/17/08
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    Hyatt Regency Review

    We enjoyed a very comfortable, short stay at the Regency Embarcadero in September. It was a convenient location for some things, particularly visiting the Ferry building for the market, or using the trolley to get to Fisherman's wharf. Our room was on the 10th floor, a suite, with a plenty of space, and a comfortable bed with high quality linens. Service was fine, though you should expect to wait a little bit for bell service to carry bags up or down. Room service food was quite good, and arrived hot and in a timely matter.

    by china_cat, 12/9/09
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    We'll be back!

    While this hotel is in a phenomenal location, the hotel itself deserves high ratings. A beautiful lobby, very clean and kept up perfectly, fantastic service, and clean and comfortable rooms. It's in walking distance from almost every hotspot in San Francisco. We'll most definitely stay here again.

    by borg0127, 9/9/12

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