Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
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- Reduced mobility rooms
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
Best Hotel Ive ever stayed In
I love the Mandarin Oriental and will definately be back. Our room was just perfect and and the views were absolutely beautiful. Everything was perfect, the customer service was the best Ive ever received. I highly recommend the Mandarin. The rooms can be a bit pricey but well worth it.
T Mobile San Fran Grand Prix
Really enjoyed the Mandarin in San Francisco during my trip to see the T Mobile Bike Race in the city last September. Room service was great and prompt, breakfast the following morning was extremley tasty and the rooms are spectacular overlooking the Golden Gate, Alcatraz etc if you don't get the fog! Now I know why its one of Lance Armstrong's favourite hotels, just a shame he didn't win the race that day. Oh well Tour de France number 6 will do nicely!
It is human nature, I think, to notice the imperfections in what we discern our eyes gravity to what doesnt fit in or what sticks out.
Having said this, the Mandarin Oriental is as close to absolute perfection as mortal human beings can hope to aspire. The service, the environment, the room, the toiletries, the view everything was just absolute and sheer perfection. I felt as though I could just start dropping butt-first to the floor without fear of bruising my tailbone because an attentive employee would drop a chair underneath me before I could do myself an injury.Staying here over New Years 2003 was an amazing experience. All hotels should be like this.
Great View, Period!!
The view is the best in town! Perfect but pricey. Room was luxurios and super clean but somewhat small. Not that I'm in to great bathrooms, but it was in the top 4 of any we've stayed at and we travel 100-140 days per year. (only the W, Fifth Ave. Suites and Key Largo Westin were better). Took great care of our free upgrade high-end rental car; parked it in the "cool car spot" close to lobby door in valet area. Had complimentary bottle of Dom in room as they had asked if we were on honeymoon, which we were. Helpful concierge!
We loved the bathroom, the bed was great and the view was impressive.
The service was decent, people were helpful. I love the minimalist decor and the slippers. More hotels should provide slippers. Its a nice touch. We are going to the Miami Mandarin Oriental because we enjoyed the San Francisco one. We've stayed at a bunch of Ritz Carltons but prefer the Mandarin.
Our favorite San Francisco experience!
This is luxury! The spectacular views are worth the price of admission but they are second to the attentive, friendly staff. We stay there every few months and are treated like celebreties, (which we aren't.) The amenities are impeccable. The SILKS resturant is intimate and has been rated as the best hotel-restuarant in the nation. We like the tea service delivered on arrival, the chocolate chip cookies, and the perfect martinis. The location is convient to everything. We enjoy walking to the Metreon, Farmer's Market at the Ferry building and North Beach. We sometimes take the town car in the evening if we need to go farther than we are willing to walk. Our favorite resturants are within walking distantce--Globe, (where the city's chefs eat after hours,) Tadich Grill, Belden Place with Tiramasu and Ploof, Bix, theStinking Rose, and others. We look forward to our time at this exquisite hotel.
Nice rooms but cold service
we stayed in thisa hotel in august 2003, our room was beautiful, but not big. It was one of the best rooms mandarin golden bridge view on the 42 floor with great view on the bay and huge bathroom with the view from the bathroom huge window as well. Everything in the room was beautiful and luxurous, but nothing extra. For example they didn't offer us their bed and breakfast package which would save us money on two breakfast, when you book your room ask for special pacage rates.
They also were not very friendly and helpful with trips, looked like they didn't like white people, only asian- oriental people were given special attention. Our room cost was 450 doll, with tax and parking it came to 570, whil the bead and breakfast package for this room, which also included 2 free breakfast (38 dol each) would cost me only 530 doll, but when I asked for it they didn't give me this rate. That's why we did't stay there for more than 1 night and moved to rityz-carlton which were more accomodating and friendlier. Can't say anything about the view though it was fantastic. Especially at night. They also looked cheap to me, everywere in the room were notes about robes and slippers and other stuff in the room urging you not to steal them but to buy them in the lobby.(like anybody needs them anyway) in general, hotel is ok if you want the view, which is the best in san francisco, but too overpriced and do not expect any special treatments or extras, like upgrates or package.
The best in SFO!
Breathtaking hotel. The view was unbelievable and I felt like I was walking on the cloud in the morning with San Franciscos mist!!
Spectacular hotel. Staff and rooms are wonderful and the views are fabulous. Attentive luxury without being stuffy.
Delightful hotel in a magical city
Absolutely wonderful hotel. Definitely get a room facing the bay rather than the city. Well worth it!
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