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The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Staff couldn't have been much more friendly. Suite was spacious and well decorated but is starting to show its age a little bit. Housecleaning did a really nice job every day. Our room was right next to elevator so a bit of noise but nothing that got in the way of sleep. TV channel selection was pretty bad. I could...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Clavdivs, I appreciate your review. Sounds like an overall, very positive experience. Thanks for bringing up our TV system, we are in process of reviewing plans for upgrading our TV platform. We do offer a standard selection of channels found widely in other similar Hotels. Looking forward to your next stay, Abe Liao General Manager

Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

The decor is funky and fun, but showing wear. The bathroom is pretty shabby with mildew stains in the shower. Some of the staff is fantastic, others not so much. My thirteen year old son was met with exasperation when requesting extra shampoo/conditioner and when I requested a cab for the next morning, I was refused. The staff member told...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jenelle16, Thanks for your review. Yikes, not the best staff responses which is quite surprising for me. We typically receive feedback about how helpful the team is. Regardless, I will be reviewing this with my Operations Team for future interaction. Glad you enjoyed BDK, our new American Tavern, we are currently only offer a breakfast In-Room Dining Experience. Hope...

No. California
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a fabulous hotel in a great location. Would definitely stay here again. It was close to Union Square, tons of shopping, and great restaurants. The staff was also very friendly and helpful, especially when we were in need of recommendations for places to eat.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi montessoriqueen, Thank you for your great review! I appreciate you highlighting our great location and even more so our stellar staff. I look forward to your next stay. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We always stay here and are always happy with it. Very nice and it has a great restaurant as well. Convenient with great price...excellent location. The rooms are all wonderful and very unique...not cookie cutter rooms.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Bill R, Thank you so much for your WONDERFUL review. Loved your cookie cutter comment...we certainly are not. See you soon? By the way, have you checked our BDK, our new Restaurant? It's awesome! Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I normally find the Kimpton properties quite nice. I was expecting as much of the Monaco, but i was disappointed. Solid location just outside of Union Square in terms of getting to/from SF landmarks, although don't stray too far in the wrong direction or you will be in a less than desirable neighborhood. The hotel is bordered by very busy...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Latitudes_Dancer, YIKES! What a rough experience. I am so very sorry, but certainly appreciate the detailed feedback. This is absolutely not a typical stay at the Monaco. Would you be so kind to contact me Abe.liao@hotelmonaco.com? I would appreciate a little more of your time. Many Thanks, Abe Liao General Manager

Les Essarts, France
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I stayed 1 night but everything was perfect. Good service. I love the design of the hotel and room. i got a very good deal and i slept really well. The room was quiet and clean. I recommend it to stay for business, vacation and even family.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Melie748, Thank you for your review. Perfect?! That's great to hear. I've stayed in many Hotels over the years and have to agree, the property is extremely clean and well kept. See you soon, Abe Liao General Manager

California, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Received an email from the front desk manager hours before I was to check in, asking if there's anything I might need and saying he looked forward to my arrival. That's an example of the great service offered here. As with other Kimpton hotels, this is an older building that has been beautifully modernized. Room was spacious and a great...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi TravelWarrior200, Thanks for your review. Great to see that our stellar Front Desk Team sent you a note before arrival. I agree, this kind of personal care sets our Hotel apart from the rest. Sounds like another stay is in your future, Abe Liao General Manager

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I stayed at the Hotel Monaco with my Wife in a Deluxe King room for four nights. Let me start by saying the staff at this hotel was excellent. My room was very clean. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was large but basic. The room itself was on the small side but within the range of acceptability for a...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lustigwolf, Thank you for your detailed review. Sounds like the Hotel really nailed it on the head! However, the area was below your expectation. As with many metropolitan markets, San Francisco has it's fair share of local "street residents" occupying our great city. I am sorry they were so bothersome. Please consider some of our other locations in San...

Reviewed 19 March 2015

The service was wonderful. Everyone was really helpful and friendly. The room was a nice size. Who goes to San Fran to sleep anyway? There was definitely enough space for that. The rooms are beautifully decorated and bright. The beds? Eh. I didn't get much sleep the first night. It felt a bit like I was lying on plastic. We...

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi feliciayvette, Thank you for your review. Sounds like our Hotel and Staff really nailed it. But...unfortunately our "street locals" didn't deliver such a pleasant experience. As with all metropolitan destinations, there are elements that detract from the overall experience. With that in mind, we have a fantastic location, close to Union Square and accessible to all things wonderful that...

Niagara Falls, New York
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The decor of this hotel is elegantly whimsical--a sort of Dali meets Disney--and the service is impeccable. I came down before 5am for my flight home and was greeted by smiling staff. It is a very welcoming hotel in a great location in the center of everything. Go and enjoy.

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Abe L, General Manager at The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sue G, Thanks for your review. Love it, "Dali meets Disney", it should be our official tagline! I appreciate you acknowledging my staff, they are really just the best. See you soon? Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Marker, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, is located just steps away from the historic beauty of Union Square. Distinct among San Francisco's lifestyle hotels, the signature warmth permeates the property from the service to the design of the interiors. Surrounded by the city's top theaters, restaurants, museums and shops, the urban boutique hotel features 208 newly renovated, vibrant and stylish guestrooms. The Marker celebrates the vibrancy of the city and the dynamism of its guests through innovative programming and thoughtful service. Guests can enjoy thoughtful special amenities including unlimited PressReader access for the digital newsstand, bicycle rentals to explore the city, in-room spa services and more. The lobby living room's plush, over-sized couches and curated local activations beckon guests to stay a while and soak in the comfortable, social atmosphere while unique programs, steeped in local authenticity, connect guests to the best of the destination. In addition, guests can enjoy the hotel's new dining concept, Tratto, a spirited bar-driven restaurant serving rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities and casual, communal-style dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 14,276 - ₹ 33,977 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Kimpton San Francisco
Hotel Monaco San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#26 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#32 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#35 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#51 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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“Higher floors have less street noise.”
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