I got to spend a week in San Francisco, so I stayed at the Marriott Marquis downtown.
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.
Not a particularly impressive drive up area. The valet rates are rather high, $91 dollars for overnight parking. Yikes!
I got checked in all fine and it was up to room 1172.
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.
The way up to the second level where the Marriott Rewards lounge is situated.
This lobby contains the Mission Street Pantry which is a coffee shop/ pantry where you can buy drinks, snacks and some stuff to eat..
This little shop Bin 55 has a whole lot of San Francisco items on sale. Get yourself a t-shirt or a fridge magnet !
All sorts of rooms and services available in this hotel. Take any elevator.
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.
The comfortable settee with pretty cushions and table and lamp.
A small desk and chair and the tv on a chest of drawers.
The bed with the side tables and lamps.
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.
Some of the useful items in the room. Various wall plugs, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, a separate speaker and telephone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.