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Omni San Francisco Hotel
Ranked #3 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

My Husband and I stayed two night in this past weekend (July 6&7) to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary. We had stayed in this hotel three times in the past three years. I debated if we should stay somewhere else for this special visit before I booked my hotel. I am so glad I stuck with Omni SF. The staff was extremely friendly, totally up to par for solid 4 star hotel. It was easy in and out to drive to the Hotel. Valet guys were very helpful. By the way, $27/day valet parking w/in&out privilege in Fri&Sat is a good deal. Walking in the hotel, we were greeted with two glasses of Champagne upon arrival. Omni Royal Ambassador Debora Tjandra surprised us with a bottle of Champagne and Strawberry coated classic Chocolate in our room for our special 10th Wedding Anniversary! Thank you so much Debora! Thank you Omni SF! The room was very clean and comfortable. Watching quite a bit of Hotel Impossible lately, I did the thorough check of the bed and bath room like the way Anthony Melchiorri does his inspection. Absolutely NO complain! Bed and Pillow were all very good. Bath room was spotless. I am happy with every single aspect. Location is really good, walking distance to everywhere. Walking distance to have anthony bourdain's SF visit experience (R&G Lounge, Tonga room, north beach, farmer's market etc). Cable car is right outside of door. As Omni select guest for the past several year, I am thrill to see Omni SF always keep to the level it should be. I will go back for sure!

Room Tip: They are very good at fulfilling all requests at Omni SF!
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We've stayed at Omni's before but this hotel should be the flagship of the company.
We spent a long weekend (7/6-8) for sushi and to get away from the 100+ temps at home.
First and foremost, the thing that set them apart was service. EVERYONE - the doormen, front desk, restaurant and bar staff, security and housekeeping greeted us with smiles and hellos. The desk staff were genuinely interested in our itinerary and what they could do to make our visit the best it could be. And this wasn't the 'I'm-being-nice-because-it's-my job' attitude, everyone really went out of their way to help. The frontdesk staff never rushed thru answers to our 'touristy' questions and made sure that we were comfortable with the directions/info they gave. The doorman (sorry - can't remember his name), asked us each time we left where we were headed, offered how to get there, and wished us well. The best was when we needed a taxi for dinner and he summoned a private car and sent us on our way free of charge.
And every time we came back, everyone recognized us and greeted us with a 'welcome back' and 'how was your dinner/appt/etc.' The personal notes from the housecleaning staff also went a long way in adding an extra touch.
The rooms were as expected in a top chain - comfortable beds, excellent views, large TV, great decor, location, etc. The only drawback was the wetbar was somewhat sparsely stocked with only one of each item stocked.
We've stayed in many top hotels during our travels but this one will always be memorable for the service we received and will ALWAYS be the one we stay at when in SF.

Room Tip: Are there bad ones at the SF omni?
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is by far the best hotel in San Francisco with the Best Service. Its expensive, but worth it. Everyone is so very friendly and they are absolutely the best. Everyone from Front Desk to Bell hop made our stay so enjoyable. The concierge always steered us the right way. The room is so very clean and very quite and the beds are sooooo comfy. Bob's Chop House is okay, and would say you should at least try it as the meats are very good. Parking is like $54 a night too so plan for this. But our car was always there in minutes when called for and they always are eager to help with very good directions. This is a great hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a room on California Street.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our boys (14, 10) and were not disappointed. The trolley passed right in front of our hotel; however, we really didn't need to use it much because the hotel is conveniently located to Chinatown and a short walk to Fishermans wharf, Lombard street, and upscale shopping.
The staff was very friendly, the room was very clean and well appointed.
Thanks Omni for helping make our San Francisco trip a success.

Make sure you take time out to tour Alcatraz. We did the audio tour which was recorded by original guards and prisoners telling stories that took place during their time at Alcatraz. By informative and interesting.

There is also a very nice science museum in the golden gate park area. Interesting for children and adults.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

The lobby is so big and fancy and the doormen, front desk staff, everyone is so friendly. Our room was not very spacious but so clean and full of amenities. The bathroom was gorgeous! I liked the location and everything about this hotel. We did not eat here as we were visiting relatives but it looked good. They gave our kids "Omni Kids" bags with activities and treats inside. It was expensive but we had been busy traveling internationally and wanted to be spoiled back in the US.

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Additional Information about Omni San Francisco Hotel

Address: 500 California st, San Francisco, CA 94104-1001
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#2 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#20 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 15,646 - ₹ 45,393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni San Francisco Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 362
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Omni San Francisco Hotel provides luxury accommodations in the heart of downtown San Francisco - the jewel of California. This beautiful downtown hotel is located right on the cable car line and is only a short walk to Union Square, the San Francisco neighborhood that has become a mecca for high-end shopping and art galleries. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers.This classic elegance makes the hotel the perfect location for a memorable wedding reception. Bob's Steak & Chop House has carved out a reputation as one of America’s great steak houses. From great food to attentive and seasoned wait staff, Bob’s Steak & Chop House offers an unmatched dining experience in the heart of San Francisco. Located just 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. ... more   less 
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