Staff was incredibly friendly, and even if this is a stage effort, it results in a feeling of being surrounded by positive energy. Kudos to management. Reconstruction sounds start at 8AM, so don't plan on sleeping late, or ask for a room away from morning noise. Top floor has a bright, open lounge with a small exercise room, and wonderful TV/sitting area with a fireplace and free coffee and tea. Bar on mezzanine has a nice atmosphere and OK Happy Hour. Bedroom was clean, comfortable, and nicely refurbished, like much of the hotel. Location is one block from Union Square and felt very safe and surprisingly quiet. Fan was a bit noisy, but was nice "white noise" for sleeping. Great shower with shower-head with hose. Through online booking, average price of $150/day was great midline price. Nightly chocolates on the pillow were lovely, as were apples at the main desk.
Half a block away, great breakfast or lunch place in tiny, friendly Encore Cafe on Post St. We are coffee snobs and they had great stuff, and something new each morning. The decor, food and treats (try the home-made samosas--yum) had a Parisian flare but prices were great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE! Located in the heart of San Francisco's fashionable shopping and theater district by Union Square is the spacious Donatello. Settle into tastefully appointed rooms and enjoy the top floor fitness center, with a whirlpool spa and private saunas, which provides the perfect retreat after a day exploring the city. You can take a cable car up and down San Francisco 's colorful neighborhoods or explore the many streets of Chinatown. And when you work up an appetite in a city know for its cuisine, the Zingari Ristorante, located onsite, is a Northern Italian feast for the taste buds. Fully experience fine dining, theater and shopping in San Francisco at our luxurious retreat in the exciting City by the Bay-a San Francisco getaway perfect for romance, leisure and business travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Donatello Hotel San Francisco
- Donatello San Francisco