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Help with Mandarin Oriental room choice in SF.

Nov 17th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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Help with Mandarin Oriental room choice in SF.

Hi,

I am trying to decide between the Queen bay view room and the King Deluxe city view room. We will be there for three nights on a romantic getaway. The Queen room is 350 sq ft with a view of the bay and the king is 400 sq ft with a view of the city. There is also, of course, the difference in bed size.

Can anyone who has stayed there please advise me?

Thanks!!
Laura
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:02 PM
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It's a tough call because the water views are so awesome...

It's a matter of preference...Bigger room/bed or better view. For three nights I would opt for the bigger room and bed rather than the bay view. As you already probably know the city view does not include the Transamerica Building.

We stayed there two years ago for an in-town getaway and had a great time. I didn't care for their room service menu but the rooms & bathrooms were great and views were to die for (we stayed in their Mandarian King room for one night).

...I just changed my mind...I would probably opt for the view. It is that good!
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Will the city view give you the west side? If the sky is clear, you'll watch the sunset out of your room, so romantic!

If not the west side, go for the bay view. It will be gorgeous, too.

But make sure they guarantee a view. Lots of tall buildings around.
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:19 PM
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According to friends who have stayed there, some of the best views are from the bathtub,depending on the room, of course. Sounds decadent to me.
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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That's right, dovima.

Laura, check out the tubs, a double jacuzzi with a sunset view will be ideal unless bed sizes are really important to you.

Don't eat room service or at the lounge, the restaurant is expensive but the chef is extremely talented, does a lot of the chic foamy stuff, and the glass dinner
plates look like art pieces.
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:52 PM
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Shanghainese,
Is the restaurant still Silks at the Mandarin?
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the advice!

A few people have wanred us against the food (from room service, etc.) does that mean it would be best NOT to go for the bed and breakfast package as breakfast from there is not worth eating?

Thanks!
Laura
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Nov 17th, 2006, 04:31 PM
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Laura, I don't know about breakfast quality but if you get a decent price, how bad can breakfast be? Sometimes you can a better price for B & B than just Room only, I'd pay more attention to the room itself.

Yes, dovima, it's still Silks, went thro several chefs. The new interior is gorgeous, instead of the stiff business decor in the past, it has touches and colors of the oriental Silk Road and comfy seating.
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