I got to spend a week in San Francisco, so I stayed at the Marriott Marquis downtown.



Checking in:

Arrived at the Marriott Marquis in downtown San Francisco during a very busy time. A lot of the roads and sidewalks were blocked off as there was a government event in town and President Biden was present.

a building with a sign

Not a particularly impressive drive up area. The valet rates are rather high, $91 dollars for overnight parking. Yikes!

cars parked cars in a building a sign with a bridge and price list

I got checked in all fine and it was up to room 1172.

a large white room with a silver pole and black and white carpet

The lobby has some fancy seating areas but not a lot of seats. There were always people standing around waiting for friends or a ride or food with not a lot of place to sit.

a room with blue chairs and a black metal wall people sitting in a room with shelves and shelves

The way up to the second level where the Marriott Rewards lounge is situated.

a staircase in a building

This lobby contains the Mission Street Pantry which is a coffee shop/ pantry where you can buy drinks, snacks and some stuff to eat..

a man walking in a grocery store

This little shop Bin 55 has a whole lot of San Francisco items on sale. Get yourself a t-shirt or a fridge magnet !

a store with shelves of clothing and a shelf of clothes

All sorts of rooms and services available in this hotel. Take any elevator.


The room:

The room is nice but the bathroom is a bit small compared to most other hotels.

It has a rather large bed with really nice linen. The settee has a lamp and small table, there is a chair and table for use for eating or working, a nice big tv and a fridge.

a hotel room with a bed and a couch

The comfortable settee with pretty cushions and table and lamp.

a couch with pillows and a lamp in a room

A small desk and chair and the tv on a chest of drawers.

a tv on a table

The bed with the side tables and lamps.

a bed with a white sheet and a red pillow

The cupboard in the hallway has hangars, an iron and ironing board, a luggage rack and safe.

It also has shelves with ice bucket and glasses, coffee machine and supplies as well as the refrigerator.

a coffee machine and cups on a shelf a closet with swingers and a safe

Some of the useful items in the room. Various wall plugs, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, a separate speaker and telephone.

a book on a desk a black electrical outlet with usb ports

Right alongside the ice machine down the hall is this wonderful Flowater filtered water unit. Really useful for good drinking water. This is the first time I have seen a water filter like this in a hotel.



The bathroom is on the left as you walk in. It is rather small but does have a nice size counter.

a bathroom with a glass shower and toilet

The shower had thisworks shampoo, conditioner and shower gel against the wall. Rather good stuff to use, I enjoyed the brand.

A nice shower head and a hand spray made the showering experience very enjoyable.

a shower head with a shower head a group of white bottles with red text


Hotel facilities:

The hotel gym is COR Health and Fitness.

This is a big hotel so there are a lot of treadmills, climbing machines, rowing machines and others.

a hallway with a sign on the wall a room with exercise machines

There is a bar up on the View level above the 38th floor. It has views of all four sides of the city. It is a lovely place to spend a few hours.

a room with a glass ceiling and a large window a room with chairs and a large window


The area surrounding the hotel:

This hotel is right in the middle of downtown so there are many fine restaurants available within a 5 minute walk. My favorite is Amber India, a lovely Indian restaurant with wonderful lamb korma, which is in the alley just out the back of the hotel.

As I said the convention center is one block away. There is also a small mall across Mission street with a big Target and AMC movies, and Trader Joe’s is across 4th street.

There are many homeless people about, so be careful in the downtown San Francisco area.

I hope you enjoy your visit when you stay at the Marriott Marquis. In January and February rooms are about $330 but in March they are $670 so good luck with your dates.