San Francisco Marriott Union Square

480 Sutter St., San Francisco, California 94109, United States

Michele Bigley

Business travelers appreciate the Marriott's attention to their needs (as in easily accessible plugs, movable desks, ergonomic chairs, and laptop connectors to flat-screen TVs) and its prime location near Union Square's shopping, restaurants, nightspots, and public transportation.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Parking is steep (topping $59 a night).

room

Simple decor might feel sterile to some, but fans of the brand will appreciate the consistent commitment to comfort with fine linens and ergonomic chairs. Rooms on the 20th floor and above have views of the bay, city lights, and Union Square. In-room pull-out sofas in junior suites are a plus for families with children.

bathroom

Tight bathrooms feature granite counters and THANN bath products add appeal.

lobby

Guests are encouraged to bring their laptops or newspapers to the Great Room lobby. Business travelers occupy autumn-hued couches near the picture windows where the cable cars ding by every couple minutes.

gym

The fitness room offers cardio equipment and free weights.

dining

The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The breakfast buffet (though pricey) feature traditional faves like fruit, eggs, griddle fare and more. Expect standard American fare for lunch and dinner. At bin480, enjoy charcuterie and small plates in a light-filled dining room.

drinking

Sample seasonal cocktails like a strawberry rita, or California wines at bin480.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Parking rates are high (almost $60), so leave the car at home and take advantage of the cable car that stops just out front. Muni trains and buses stop within a few blocks. Catch the BART train at Powell Street Station to the San Francisco and Oakland airports. Walkers can access the Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, SOMA Nob Hill and beyond.

Restaurants

Enjoy fried chicken and local brews at the lively Hops & Hominy (5-minute walk). Overlooking the Chinatown gate, pretend you're in Europe at Cafe de la Presse (5-minute walk), where coffee, pastries, and panini sandwiches delight.

Bars

Grab a pint of local beer from one of the dozens of taps at Golden Gate Tap Room (1-minute walk). Order sangria and olives and sit under the strung light at Belden Place's B44 (8-minute walk).

WHY WE LIKE IT

A great location on the edge of Union Square, and a large lobby overlooking the cable cars please business travelers and their families.

QUICK FACTS

Business
347 rooms and 53 suites
Breakfast Yes, for a fee
Lunch Yes, for a fee
Dinner Yes, for a fee
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service Yes
Gym
Yes, for a fee
Valet Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-398–8900

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