Hotel review: W San Francisco

I’m starting to feel as if I’m living in W Hotels.  I have spent 9 of the last 13 days at W Hotels.  Because of the snowstorm that hit the northeastern US this past weekend my quick trip to San Francisco was prolonged by a few days, affording the me the opportunity to spend a bit more time at the W Hotel in this city.

W lobby San FranciscoThe lobby and ground floor bar have that distinctive W-vibe people either love or hate,  but which I like.  This particular property has a single arcade table in the bar that has a series of nostalgic games like Galaga, Packman, Dig Dug, Centipede, etc… which I enjoyed playing.

My room was on the 31st floor (3106) and had a nice view of the Oakland Bay Bridge.  The room was of sufficient size and it had all the amenities that I want when I travel for business including a quiet room, comfortable bed, extra outlets at desk level, drawers and a decent size closet with more than enough hangers.W Hotel San FranciscoW Hotel San Francisco

Despite my recent stays at W Hotels, I’m not necessarily one to book at these properties, preferring proximity / location over a particular brand so I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to stay here, but was comfortable and happy to have had the opportunity to check it out.  South of Market – where this property is located – is near good restaurants, provides easy access to the waterfront, great shopping as well as some good gay bars.

2 responses to “Hotel review: W San Francisco

  1. I am a *HUGE* fan of the W in Minneapolis. Cool, comfortable, convenient and classy.

    It shares the building with Manny’s Steakhouse – that’s a huge plus, let me tell you. The Scallops Benedict are worth the trip alone (request Nate to be your server for an extra special time).

    I love the bar, Prohibition. Oversized drinks and very friendly staff.

    So, if you’re ever in Minne-snow-ta, I’d recommend it.

  2. The St Francis or the Fairmont. W has no character for me.

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