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Stanford Court San Francisco
Ranked #54 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“nice area”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

stayed five nights.Hotel is very nice in a nice area.Staff were very friendly and helpful,room was well equiped and spacious.cable car stops outside of hotel which takes you down to fishermans wharf.The hotel is at the top of Nobs hill and I mean HILL but don't let that put you off.
The only down side is if you have a car its $54 per night to park at the hotel which is the norm for most hotels in San Francisco. Parking charges in general are very expensive so unless you intend to travel outside of San Francisco don't have a car,it's not need.
Would have no hesitation going back to this hotel

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Stayed here for the first time. No complaints at all. Had an outside corner room on fifth floor and we did hear the cable car noise,but we enjoyed the bay view! The concierge, Ric, is so helpful. He made terrific restaurant recommendations. I like the small size of this hotel which means it seems more exclusive and less busy, busy inside and outside. We are Platinum members of Marriott so we have seen many Club Lounges; this one was very average.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Stateline, Nevada
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Stayed here for two nights with my wife and granddaughter. We were given a room with a view of the bay and a peak of Alcatraz. We arrived and were greeted politely by the doorman. The lobby was large, clean and the front desk staff was excellent.

We were assigned a room with a king and used a rollaway for the GD. They offered us two full's but I said I would kill my wife if we had to sleep on such a small bed.

Three elevators and they all worked. Clean halls, newer hallway carpets and well lit.

Our room was clean overlooked California Street with its cable car line. Yes it is a little noisy but you are in the city. If you want a quieter room get one of the interior rooms they will be very quite but you will not have a view unless the guest across the way is cute.

Rooms in SF are small. We were OK with the rollaway but it was a little snug. The tub and toilet are in a separate area off the main bathroom but I didn't like the louvered door separating the sink and closet area with the main room. It should be a solid door.

The shower had great pressure but if you are any taller than 5-8 (me) it is very low. It looked like they ran out of pipe or made a big mistake on measuring. But it worked well and I got along.

The rooms were clean, well lit, updated and quite expect for the exterior noise.

We used the club lounge several times. They served breakfast with eggs, oatmeal, various fruits and pastries. Good coffee and OJ. They have yogurt and milk, sodas, water available all day. At night they had a cold plate, desserts etc. We get free access so this feature saved us a few $ at breakfast.

PARKING IS OUTRAGOUSE IN SF. 52.00 per night 6 of that is taxes. It is expensive all over town and you will be very lucky to find a street park. I saw parking rates from 6.00 to 9.00 per hour. So be prepared. There were cheaper places to park about two blocks away but that lacks convenience and on rainy days not very fun.

This was a good hotel overall. At the top of Nob Hill so you are not in the hustle of Union Square where some of the other Marriott's are.

Room Tip: If you want quiet get an inside room-no view but should be quieter than the street side
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

I booked this hotel on a whim. It is situated in an ideal location, not too far from China Town. Tram stops on corner so you needn't walk everywhere. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast very pleasant. Loved San Francisco and we will definitely be back

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tahoe City, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

SF is my wife's favorite city. She says is comes from growing up in Sacramento. We visit SF at least once a year and were there the first weekend in April. We've stayed in a variety of places near Union Square in the past but none were anything that you'd write home about. I decided to try something different and, as a result, we gave the Marriott Stanford Court a try. It's located four streets up Powell Street directly north of Union Square on California Street. In our comings and goings we walked from Union Square to the hotel up those four blocks. Be advised it is a decent workout.

I had reserved a king room for $189 per night. At check-in we were told that room was on the 2nd floor. My wife always likes a much higher floor for the views. She chose to have a queen room on a higher floor with a great view of the Bay Bridge and part of the harbor. Our room was on Powell Street and we heard the trolleys late in to the night and in the morning but the room was extremely sound-proof and the street noise wasn't a nuisance.

The room was nice enough, not terribly spacious, but met our needs. It was good value for the money. We grabbed taxis out the front entrance on California. A ride to Pier One for the Saturday morning Farmer's Market cost us $7. Another taxi ride to an Italian restaurant in North Beach was $6-7. One day we spent a bit of time in Chinatown and walked from there to the hotel with little effort.

The hotel staff were very friendly and accomodating. We'll go back and stay here again. The one change would be to get a king bed and see if there we some available with good views.

Room Tip: Rooms on Powell Street have a great view of the city, the Bay Bridge, and part of the harbor. Our v...
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Additional Information about Stanford Court San Francisco

Property: Stanford Court San Francisco
Address: 905 California Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108-2201 (Formerly Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Nob Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#33 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#40 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,878 - ₹ 30,405
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Court San Francisco 4*
Number of rooms: 393
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanford Court San Francisco is fresh, fashionable and at the center of everything savvy visitors want to see and do. Enjoy sweeping views of the city, the bay and the majestic Golden Gate Bridge from our convenient location atop historic Nob Hill. Discover the best of San Francisco's charm and character while enjoying our contemporary boutique hotel as your home base.An ideal location, we are conveniently situated in Nob Hill close to premier shopping, dining, and attractions in Union Square. We are steps to the historic cable cars, a short walk to Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and the Ferry Building.393 newly-renovated rooms and suites, offering cool, contemporary accommodations. Three cable car lines running directly in front of the hotel, waiting to whisk you to San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods and landmarks ... more   less 
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Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel San Francisco
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