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.
The 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.
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.