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Historical Traveler Reviews Taj Campton Place San Francisco
European Elegance with a personal touch
From the moment we walked into the Campton Place Hotel, they remembered our names and treated us with unequaled customer service. The recommendations for meals around town were exactly as we'd requested.
Our room was incredibly comfortable and welcoming with understated European elegance. Although the room was small we never lacked for comfort, sitting on the window seat with a view of Union Square and the busy street below. Small touches such as the white slippers set beside the bed on a white mat at turndown and the candle beside the bath set this hotel apart. The personally signed thank you letter on delicate stationary that we received when we returned home topped off a wonderful experience. Whenever I'm in town and I can afford it, I'm staying at Campton Place!
We had a fabulous stay here last weekend. Beautiful rooms with luxurious feather beds. The food was excellent and I found the dining room to be quite lively. The staff were very attentive and caring - I felt a bit under the weather and they offered to go to the drugstore if I needed anything! I felt totally pampered at this hotel and will return again and again. Great location near swanky Union Square/Maiden Lane shops and just a short walk from Chinatown.
We stayed one night at this hotel on April 3. I was booked at another hotel that relocated us at the Campton. We were very lucky to stay at such a lovely hotel. The entire staff was wonderful. The doormen were excellent giving great advice on local travel spots. We had a lovely stay. I would stay at this hotel again without any hesitation.
Luxurious bed linens
Campton Place Hotel is in one of the best locations for visitors in San Francisco. It is one block off Union Square which was vibrant and fun (with great shopping). It is walking distance to virtually everything in SF and is close to public transportation. The taxi's line up just around the corner so they are always available. I felt very safe and comfortable staying here. We had a double/double room. The room itself is not big and this is one of the bigger ones in the hotel, however they are ultra comfortable with the most luxurious pillows and bedding available! The bathroom was very spacious with a beautiful marble shower stall and counter. Plenty of room there. Room service was great, they were very pleasant and helpful and always called me by name. A nice touch. The breakfast was good in the restaurant, though I found the service here, cool. Overall a great hotel, which I would recommend.
A Luxury Getaway
This is the best situated hotel in San Francisco--right on Union Square. Yes, the rooms are small, but they are perfect. One of the nicest fluffiest beds ever, with lots of pillows and high end sheets.The staff is attentive. The restaurant is amazing.
Unfortunately, the lobby is a bit small and when the hotel is full it can be hard to get into the bar for a drink.All in all, this is a great place for a romantic night away, but the small room might be difficult for a long stay.
Great location, fantastic hotel, friendly staff
The Campton Place was a great place to spend our honeymoon in San Francisco. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were spectacular. When we initially contacted Campton Place to consider their accomodations and they found out we were planning our honeymoon, they upgraded our room free of charge (granted we were arriving on a week night, but all the same). As other reviews have said, the doorman was very helpful and accomodating. The front desk recommended wonderful restaurants and made reservations for us in less than a minute. The beds were wonderful - felt like Four Seasons beds. The rate was reasonable. Would we stay there again? Definitely.
Relaxed, unostentatious, but right
People who are familiar with three-star restaurants in France will know that the very best service is in fact not obtrusive and obsequious but the most relaxed, friendly and unostentatious. That's how I found the Campton Place. Professional, everything right, but nothing flashy, no show, no bowing and scraping. The rooms aren't big but the bedding is perfect (especially after a long flight!) and all the amenities are there and working. I have no opinion on dinner at the restaurant, but breakfast was fine.
Overall, I preferred the Campton Place to the Mandarin Oriental, whose only advantage is the views. At the Mandarin, I had the impression of being harrassed by staff repeating my name to bring home the fact they'd learnt it and offering to do things I didn't need, like bring tea to the room, shine my shoes (I was wearing Nike sneakers) and so on.
Following a technical delay on the runway in France, my flight missed the connection in JFK and I arrived in SFO a day late. The Campton Place did not bill me for the last-minute cancellation. When I was ready to leave and needed a taxi, the doorman said "Take this town car, it's the same price." By the time I got home, a letter was waiting, thanking me for my custom and hoping I'd come again. These people understand repeat business.
The rate, by the way, was great, under $200.
Nice, nice place
This is a great hotel - nice people, great service. They remember you whenever you return, even if it's been a year. The rooms are small, but beautifully decorated and the bathrooms are super.Wonderful location and the European smallness appeals to me.
You call this luxury?
I recently spent two very long weeks at the campton place hotel in san francisco. After hearing how wonderful the food was and that I would be spending quite a bit of time in the hotel I may as well eat right. Wrong.If you ever choose to visit the campton place restaurant, reconsider. Look in the dining room any night of the week and you will see what I mean. It is completely empty,The room is like a tomb. Uncomfortable, stuffy, and silent. Silent as Savvy san franciscan diners would not be caught dead at this French farce dying a slow painful death. The chef responsible for their success is jumping ship like a drowning rat and the sous chef, Peter Laurant spends his creative energies shouting the latest fashion of french obsenities that can be heard all the way to the coat check room.EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR TOP DOLLAR.The neu vou rich will love it, it is still a name dropper but ice cold french food and sauces are Laurants specialty. Bon Appetite...I wish.
My husband and I stayed at the Campton Place in Feb 2002 and had a wonderful experience. The service was perfect and everyone was very polite and friendly. The doormen were my favorite. Always asking if we enjoyed our day and evening and always calling us by name. They even gave great suggestions on places to go and if you plan on going someplace within a short distance they have a car that will take you. The rooms are very nice and the decor is lovely- Light and clean. Down comforters and pillows with a comfortable bed and the maid always placed our slippers on each side of the bed. Very clean room and bathroom and the maid service was great. Room service was nice and didn't take long and the stocked mini bar in your room was refilled daily. It is a very quiet and relaxing hotel and the location was perfect. The only thing that you may find non inviting is that the rooms are a bit small. It didn't bother us because of all the special attention we had from the hotel. We are planning a trip to San Francisco March 2003 and I have started looking into different hotels just to try something different but after reading other reviews The Campton Place seems to have most of the others beat. Plus the price is right :)
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