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The View Lounge

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Address: 780 Mission St, Downtown, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
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16:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 01:30
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The view is, of course, the main attraction at this bar at the top of the...

The view is, of course, the main attraction at this bar at the top of the downtown Marriott Hotel.

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Wow what a view! We were on business and it had rained all week. Our last day the sun came out and what a place to capture the view! Drinks were wonderful and we just had an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what a view! We were on business and it had rained all week. Our last day the sun came out and what a place to capture the view! Drinks were wonderful and we just had an appetizer it was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Thank Joan D
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

got in the elevator in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis at 4:10 last thursday to go have pre-dinner drinks with my wife and daughter at The View Lounge at the top of the hotel....when we got to the top we found every window side table occupied -not by actual people but by sweaters, jackets and handbags placed to reserve... More 

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Thank 3DGs
Patti C, Manager at The View Lounge, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us, 3DGs. Your concerns have been shared with The View management team for correction. We look forward to you joining us again so we may improve upon your experience. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

first try to get there: nogo - private function! very unsatisfactory as there was no proper information in the lobby at all and the lift only went to floor 38! next try day after: supposed to open at 4pm, we arrived at 4:10pm and it was almost full, but: IT WAS WORTH IT! the view is stunning and the service... More 

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Thank Sibylle B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This place was so much fun and atmosphere is good and it feels classy loved it! And the view and staff are so pleasant 10/10

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Thank Yezen Zach S
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting definitely go up here for one drink. It is expensive but not too bad. The View is spectacular. Make sure you see out of both windows, the one at the back is more spectacular.

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Thank James P
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great view of the city, lives up to the name! Great spot for dates and a stop before a night out. Drinks and food were a bit pricey for the quality, but the service and view definitely make it worth it!

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Thank mykismet23
Fresno, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Insider tips: The View Lounge is amazing, but the 39th floor on which it resides isn't even accessible by elevator until exactly 4pm. In addition, once the 39th floor becomes accessible at 4pm, there is a rush from all six elevators to get seats at the windows for the best view. SO, we went to the 38th floor, thinking we... More 

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Thank assessmenttraini2016
Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I loved the views. My friends and I enjoyed the ambiance. We would have given a 5 star but I am giving it a 2 star because I had the worse bartender service. I ordered three drinks for my friends and I, my drink was supposed to be kettle one vodka and pineapple juice. I paid my tab and tipped... More 

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Thank AlebelFerrufino
Patti C, Manager at The View Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention, AlebelFerrufino. We are very sorry to learn of your upsetting experience; it is unacceptable for any of our hosts to make a guest feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Please accept our apologies for the lapse of service and warm hospitality you experienced. Your valuable feedback will be shared... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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221 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Really enjoyed the views from this lounge. It is very busy so you may have to be patient if you want a table near the window. Day or night is great...watch the twinkle of lights. The wait staff did ask us if we wanted to move to the windows when they saw were a bit more towards the center and... More 

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Colorado Springs
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675 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I swung up here for a couple drinks and a small plate. The views really are all I'd hoped for, sunset here is quite the experience! It gets very crowded here, for good reason, so I suggest arriving shortly after 4:00 pm opening to grab a good spot and enjoy a bit of quiet. The food is nothing special and... More 

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