Travel Blogs from San Francisco
Leaving Yosemite and joining highway 99 the landscape changed again, from mountains and lush trees to fruit and veg crops growing and then baron lands of hilly burnt looking yellow grass, some areas had even been on fire, but still nice to see as we kept spotting eagles along the way. The pace really picked up as we travelled through Berkley and …
Had breakfast at a diner where you sit at the counter (just like Happy Days!) and had blueberry pancakes. Yummo
Went to Avis and hired a sexy red mini with racing stripes and white roof with sun roof for the day. Might have to get one! Off over the Golden Gate bridge in the fog - there's so much of it! I know I keep going on (and on and on …
Alcatraz today! Off to pier 33 by 9am. No breakfast again so bought cinnamon scrolls and drinks from boat. Hot choc tasted like melted nutella. Guk
Alcatraz audio tour was very good - and I usually hate audio tours. Cells were tiny! Some real nasty pasties in there and some very ingenious escape attempts. One bunch managed to enlarge the …
Caught a cab down to the Ferry Terminal and scrounged breakfast at a dodgy place where the staff told me I wouldn't like the egg & bacon roll without cheese. It went something like this... Me: "but I don't want cheese on it".. Them: "It will be too dry, you need to have cheese", and so forth until after signing a disclaimer that I wouldn't sue …
Picked up Zilly and had breakfast at the hotel while we talked about where we would go today. Zill has booked a car and we're going out the Napa Valley. Very civilised, yes we are.
Collected our hire car - a MINI Cooper awesome!
Off across the Golden Gate bridge, a quick stop at the lookout then to Muir woods. Amazingly huge and …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Adagio San Francisco
This is a great hotel and reasonably priced as well. Large, spacious rooms, has internet access computers in the lobby, great breakfast and coffee in the lobby along with an awesome new gym. The Cortez restaurant is a popular hip new restaurant that's great to have dinner and/or just drinks at. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others!
Love the Adagio!
I loved staying at the Adagio with my girlfriends! Perfect location- close to great restaurants, nightlife, chic lounge area in the hotel with a fabulous restaurant.
I spent a week at the Shannon Court based mostly on the photos and promos I had seen. After a long trip across the country I arrived and had to literally search for someone to check me in. The main entrance was wide open, but the desk clerk was in some back office eating. He was annoyed at me for disturbing him, and it was all downhill from there. The room was small and looked into the back of apartments with facing windows, so I could never leave the curtains open. The elevators were small, slow and dirty. Security is totally non-existent. At all times the front door to the lobby was wide open, and there was rarely an employee anywhere in sight. I was miserable all the time I stayed at this place, and they failed to give me my wake-up call on my last day, so I nearly missed my flight. There are lots of better deals in San Francisco, and I'll go back to the ones that I know in the future rather than ever take the risk of winding up a dump like this again.
Hotel Adagio has a great location, the rooms are clean and have hispeed internet, and it has a hip bar, but that is where the praise ends.
My Husband and I recently stayed here during the Sanfrancisco heatwave and the lack of AC was a killer, the staff did provide us with a fan and the offer of trying a new room.
My husband and I recently stayed at the Hotel Adagio and enjoyed it very much. Many of the issues that previous reviewers described have since been addressed. The construction has been completed and we found the lobby, restaurant and rooms very comfortable, with great decor and cool lighting fixtures. The windows closed out a great deal of the city noise, however for those extra sensitive, ask for a room on an upper floor away from the street. The hotel staff very friendly and prompt.
We stayed at the Adagio for a week in early August, and I agree with the other reviewers. It doesn't deliver what's promised. Other assets not mentioned: large rooms, internet access off the lobby. But otherwise, the staff needs customer service training. When my teenaged son woke up the first morning with terrible head and chest congestion, I realized the pillows were feather. They had no synthetic pillows. At first they denied they were feather and then acted surprised that I would even want something different. I always ask for feather pillows/comforters etc. to be replaced when I travel and have never had a hotel act like I'm out of my mind. So my son slept with no pillow (and his congestion got better). We probably should have changed hotels. Overall, the front desk personnel were not terribly friendly.
I have to agree with the previous review. I was dumbstruck when I saw the bathtub. It's amazing that they would spend the $$ on cool, funky light fixtures but leave the grimy, rusty (literally) bathtub. The pros: the lobby, Aveda products, new furnishings, close to Union Square. The cons: no ice machines accessible to guests, mildew smell in the bathroom, no air-conditioning, single-vanity in the bathrooms, no place to stow clothing (no luggage stand, no chest of drawers), instant coffee in rooms, aged construction coated with new paint.
Boasting an 11 million refurbishment, the newly opened Adagio hotel seems like a good idea that ran out of money during execution. Though I stayed during the soft opening, my main problems were not with the staff which were, if a little overwhelmed, basically OK. The problem was the rooms and decor. You'd think after 11 million they'd have new bathtubs, but the tubs hadn't been changed and were uniformy dark and dirty. The ceilings had the popcorn finish you'd expect at a Days Inn... overall the feeling was an attempt at a chic modern hotel that fell woefully short in execution and design. At the promotional rate of $139 the juunior suite wasn't a bad deal (it is the one featured in the photos), but when the hotel prices rise post the special opening, I'd say the Adagio is clearly a case of unfulfilled potential. The best bits of the hotel are the lobby. The rest has the feeling of a Holiday Inn.
Very clean, beautiful view, quite expensive
We stayed in the penthouse suite. They gave us a huge discount on the price, but it was still quite expensive. But it was sooo beautiful! There was a stone fireplace in the huge livingroom. It was tastefully decorated with soothing colors. The bathroom, walk-in closet and bedroom were also enormous. The staff was super friendly, especially the doorman with the cowboy hat. The beds were comfortable. The suite had a large balcony with a table and chairs. There was a stunning view of the city. I probably wouldn't stay there again because it was so expensive. I would stay near North Beach. But the Shannon Court is great if you want to be downtown and you don't mind spending the money.