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... to watch out for cyclists! It was certainly a long day of walking - but so worth it!
After we arrived back at the hotel, there was a wine reception in the front lobby. Now normally I don’t drink much wine - but this was free wine….so today I drank wine!
After dinner, we jumped on the cable car again and went to Union Square. Some of the stores were closed, so we will have to revisit this area for some retail therapy!
... from our Yosemite tour, and an apple. That will hold us until whenever Qantas decides to feed us.
We were sitting there and I was thinking of the time difference and when I have to take my meds…then it hit me – they are in the fridge in the hotel in San Francisco. Oh well. Luckily they are not the kind of meds I need to take at a specific time …
It’s now 7.30pm as I write this ...
... but headed to the Golden Gate Bridge. Arrived & headed to find a bathroom......was stoked to find one easily but had to stand in line for twenty minutes. I'm really not sure what some ladies do in there, honestly. Went to the information centre to rent bikes. Got told that they don't rent bikes here & that the closest rental centre was 2 miles away......fail. Decided it was too late in the day to bother wasting our time, and would walk it instead. ...
... We went to the Indian buffet tonight in the Orangery and it was very good, after this we went up to the crows nest for a drink until the film started. We decided to go to see Man of Steel in the cinema, we had seen it on the TV through a download but not on the big screen. From here we went to the second show of Headliners "I Write the Songs" it was up to their usual standard. Bed time then after a busy day. Another hour back tonight to put us UK ...
... to Auckland NZ through Tokyo's Narita Airport. Flight time from San Fran to Tokyo is about 10 hours, then a short transfer to another flight from Tokyo to Auckland that will be about 11 hours -- yikes. We'll be zombies when we arrive in Auckland at 9 am local time. Despite contacting our Auckland hotel in advance, they will likely not be able to give us an early check-in so we will need to walk around for a few hours before we can get our room.
It's going to be ugly.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Majestic San Francisco
This hotel is old and pretty cool. Haunted is what they say. No events for me.
Also, no A/C. No amenities but a decent enough space to stay.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Majestic San Francisco
This hotel is beautiful. It is a great place to stay if you enjoy a room with charm and class. The location is excellent! The street is quiet enough to get a good nice sleep but close enough to walk to almost everything. We had a great time, the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitly recommend this hotel.
Quiet location with charm in the center of town
I was very happy with our stay at the Hotel Majestic. It was close to the city attractions without the noise of Union Square. The hotel has Jr. suites that are worth the extra expense. This hotel has old world charm with friendly service.
Great Stay! Friendly Service!
Great staff, charming Victorian style rooms, very clean. Breakfast consists of a fruit platter, a choice of cereals, muffins, bagels, toast, and croissants, hard boiled eggs, and oatmeal.
Hotel is located 10 minutes from Fisherman's Wharf (via #47 bus just two blocks away), 10 minutes from Union Square (via 2, 3,4) and is very accessible via BART from SFO.
Surrounding area is residential. Of note: bathtubs are old-style (on four legs), and not ideal for anyone with mobility problems since the tub is quite high off the ground).
Highly recommended and beautiful place. I wanted the best 5 star hotel in San Francisco for Valentines weekend and I chose this place based on the reviews given. Boy am I glad I did, the victorian style is just beautiful. If you can afford it definately go for the one bedroom suite. You get more of homey feeling rather than a hotel feeling. Would I stay there again. You bet!! It is a positive 99%. Okay for the one percent not added was because there is no coffee makers in the room and I'm a coffee lover and prefer the coffee in the room before I step out.
I picked the Majestic on the basis of the reviews here. I was travelling with my boss, and I was nervous about picking the hotel, since I don't know San Francisco, I didn't know what neighborhood we should be in, and I didn't know whether it would be easy or difficult to get around to the appointments that we needed to go to. The Majestic was perfect. I travel a lot and I have never seen a cozier, more welcoming hotel. It's in a fun and lovely mansion full of bay windows in a very hilly area, so you feel like you're really in SF. The rooms are full of really beautiful antiques, the accessories are luxurious (I loved the good linens and the thick bathrobe), the people are really helpful. The neighborhood is lovely for taking evening walks in, and is near to an area with lots of bistros and intriguing but not too costly restaurants. I really have never seen a more charming hotel. My only regret was that I wasn't conducting a fine romance there, because there couldn't be a more romantic venue. Oh and breakfast is good. My boss adored it too and said that the only thing he would improve is that the shower was a little low for him (he's quite tall). I was ready to move to SF and open up the winter office in the hotel. We were both sad to leave the Majestic.
We stayed at the Majestic in early Jan. 2004 while awaiting the birth of my first grandaughter at a nearby hospital. The hotel is beautiful and cozy, full of architectural details and beautiful real and reproduction antiques. The room (a jr. suite) was spacious and nicely appointed. The canopy bed was the most comfortable I've slept on in any hotel. I only wish I had one at home just like it. There are yummy snacks and a few varieties of wine in the afternoon and a very good breakfast in the morning. A cafe or small restaurant would be a nice addition. The parking is a huge bargain, 19.00 a day with 24 hr in-out . The staff was pleasant and helpful. There is a beautiful intimate bar, The Avalon which shouldn't be missed. The only negative things that keep me from going with a 5 is the noise from people walking in the room above. It continued all night on our first night. If I stayed again I would ask for a top floor room. Our room had a lovely gas fireplace that did not seem to work correctly. The directions were unreadable. We could have called for help, but it should be obvious or in the bedside hotel directory.
Exellent Hotel with Delightful Staff
I stayed there last June with my nephews (age 11 and 14). I gota great deal from the internet which included a Junior Suite for aprox $85-90.
The room was great. Every afternoon they had wine and hors douvres available. The bar waiter really kept my nephews feeling welcome with making sure tehre was soda and snacks for them as well. The room inclued a continental breakfast each morning. The staff went above and beyond to make my stay go along great. Location is nice with a bus stop right out the door and both food and theatre right down the street.
One of my best hotel stay was at the Majestic. Charming building, more than just charming and luxurious rooms, wonderful staffs made my stay here one of the best experience I had from a hotel. Located in a quiet residential area, but all the famous spots of town are easily accessable by 5 min. car ride. I'd say I had more pleasant stay here than I did at Mark-Hopkins, or the Fairmont SF.
My husband and I rented a Harley motorcycle to tour California for our 25th anniversary. The Majestic was wonderful. The room was spacious and very clean. There is so much history in this building that it took you back in time. It was beautiful and romantic. Everyone was helpful and courteous. Parking was very resonable compared to other places and very safe. (which was important to my husband with the bike) The dining area was only open for breakfast and only half the room was utilized. Somewhat disappointing that dinners were not available, but there is a menu you can order food to your room during night hours. The little touches, like a basket of goodies, a stacked refrigerator, and cookies each morning left on your bed made you feel very important. I would highly recommend and can't wait to return someday.
I almost hate to let the secret out, but these people deserve to be recognized. This place is great! Beautiful rooms, sweet staff, everything about our week there was perfect.