This is well located close to Union Square, that clicked a lot of boxes - clean, comfortable, quiet, efficient service. We were given a corner room on the 16th floor. The room was a little smaller than others in the hotel, but with the advantage of a fantastic view up Nob Hill. The room itself was not spacious but perfectly adequate for a couple of nights.
I did have a few irritations ... in 2012 I was really shocked to be charged for WiFi - and at $16 a day its not that far off what I pay for 1 month at home! I'd also expect access to the gym to be complimentary - instead we were charged $20 per room for access. The gym itself was pretty well equipped for a hotel. The pool was big, but very disappointing as it was so shallow as to be unusable for a third of its length.
Finally, the area does attract its fair share of interesting characters at night - something that did make us feel a little uncomfortable when walking back in the evening, although not to the point of feeling threatened. Its a real disappointment that one of the doors to the hotel is closed in at night, and the other (side) entrance was locked on a key card without a member of staff at the door itself. On one night I was "tailgated" by a homeless person who then caused some mischief in Reception. A member of staff at the door would have avoided this.
All in all a very good value hotel - a similar quality to the W but significantly less expensive.
- Also Known As:
- Nikko San Francisco
- San Francisco Nikko
- Nikko Hotel San Francisco
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the fine art of hospitality and the ultimate in personal service set in the midst of a city world-famous for its charming history and its cutting-edge style. Hotel Nikko, just steps from Union Square in the heart of San Francisco, is an ideal destination for business travel or a special getaway. Hotel Nikko offers 510 elegantly appointed rooms and 22 suites. Guests are pampered by such amenities as Subarashee Yume pillow-top beds, high-speed Internet access, large flat panel televisions, stereos and CD players. Room service is available 24 hours each day. The Imperial Club rooms on the top floors provide breathtaking views of the city and offer special features such as Vibe TV viewed through the bathroom mirrors and luxurious Subarashee Ame showers. The exclusive Imperial Club Lounge serves a light breakfast each morning, and a wine and beer reception each evening. Guests enjoy our indoor fifteen-meter heated pool and whirlpool bathed in natural light from atrium windows. Hotel Nikko also features a 10,000 square foot health club that's open 24 hours, offering the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment as well as men's and women's steam rooms and dry saunas. Massages, including traditional Shiatsu massages, are available by appointment. Our exquisite ballroom is a stunning venue for weddings, other social events and business meetings. The hotel also offers thirteen other function room and boardrooms, all with windows for natural light and impressive views of the city and the bay. Whether you are planning a simple conference for ten or a lavish gala for eight hundred, Hotel Nikko San Francisco will do everything to ensure your event is a stirring success. The elegant and intimate Restaurant ANZU is one of San Francisco's most acclaimed dining experiences. Here, European and Japanese culinary traditions reinvent one another creating a whole new delicious gourmet culture; and guests at ANZU's exclusive Sushi Bar are treated to an incomparable menu of fresh fish. ANZU serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on Sunday it presents its lavish Sunday Brunch. Our full bar with its breadth of wines and cocktails, displays an exciting imagination with its extensive menu of specialty cocktails and signature sake martinis. The lobby level Kanpai Lounge offers light cuisine, a full bar, specialty martinis, an extensive wine list and unique coffee and tea drinks. ... more less
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