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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
We have been watching this and i was surprised that it is still in place. Afterwards we tried to get a Ride to Fishermans Wharf but too busy so we went two Blocks up and want to join there. No chance at all. But on the return trip we can stand Outside. Amazing and a must.
I would recommend going to see it in the morning, union square side, before the large tourist busses and groups arrive. Also, the traffic may be lighter, meaning you could get a better view of the gate from the other side of the road.
After, I suggest a stroll up through Chinatown, taking in the atmosphere.
"Make this place as first step when you visit SFO"
reviewed 26 March 2017 by Srinivas P
It's a bit tough to find this place as the google location would point it as the street but in fact the information centre is is at the right location in under ground.
Once when you reach there, the entire set of staff is too friendly and helpful to ensure we are reaching the right place and the right time...
The degree to which this relatively small (and visible to patrons) workspace kitchen is able to crank out an assortment of gourmet breakfast options at breakneck speed is quite incredible. Alas, the beauty of efficiency!
Furthermore, If you are as I am, an appreciator of presentation quality and attention to detail. This is your place.
During my four day...
"On Saturdays,Sstrolling violonist while dining romntically"
reviewed 4 days ago by Serge C
To celebrate a birthday I selected Restaurant Jeanne d'Arc. From our arrival till the end of the dinner, our whole experience was wonderful; the owners are extremely attentive, the serving staff is professional, and the food succulent. Throughout the dinner we enjoyed soft music from a gracious lady playing the violon (only on Saturdays).
Dining in Hakkasan was a curious experience. Wife and I arrived at about 5:15 PM for a 6 PM Saturday reservation. There were three people behind the reception desk, all talking to each other and never glancing at us standing just in front of them for at least 3-4 minutes, when, finally, one woman looked at us and said, “Can...
Third day here for breakfast and you can't beat it. It does what it says on the tin. Quick, beautifully prepared and delicious. Tea and coffee very good too. Don't be put off by the line sometimes for breakfast, good things are worth waiting for!
We have often walked right by this little gem completely unaware of what we had been missing. First the hotel is perfectly located only steps from Union Square. The rooms are well appointed and cozy. Your rate includes continental breakfast and wine and cheese in the evening. The staff is friendly and efficient, always making you feel welcome.
The deluxe 2 double beds room was a nice size. Room has everything you could want, all amenities. They put a nice rubber band (with logo) on the phone charger cord during a service, classy touch. Coffee and muffins provided in lobby next to elevators in the morning - however, only about a dozen muffins and so obviously, those were...
We just love this hotel. The rooms are huge by San Francisco standards. The location is close to transportation and lots of excellent restaurants. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfasts are quite good. They have great food and wine for happy hour. We keep coming back to this wonderful hotel and we highly recommend it.
Located in downtown, close to Union Square and the cable car, Orchard Hotel is a good option in San Francisco. Rooms are clean and spacious, staff are friendly and helpful and the a la carte breakfast delicious.
Only negatives are that there is no restaurant and my room (lower floor facing away from the street) was a little dark. Otherwise...
This hotel located adjacent to Union Square has all you could want in a solid stay: quiet room, great location. The gym is outstanding, including a lap pool, and the breakfast was very good. But what sets the hotel apart is the mission to discuss the history of Marines, up to the latest conflicts. Although I have not served in...