Business travelers appreciate the Marriott's attention to their needs and its prime location near shopping, restaurants, nightspots, and public transportation. Guests are encouraged to bring their laptops or newspapers to the Great Room lobby, sit on autumn-hued couches at the picture windows, and watch the cable cars pass. Rooms have been conceived to please that breed of business traveler—and you know who you are—who totes every gadget imaginable. You'll find easily
accessible plugs, a movable desk, an ergonomic chair, and even a laptop connector to the flat-screen TV. Some rooms have views of the bay, city lights, and Union Square. In-room pull-out sofas and roll-away bed options are a plus for families with children.