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... to New York on the Saturday so we are leaving the California coast behind and heading to the East coast. The past few weeks have been a lot of fun and we think California could be our favorite place, we definitely want to come back on holiday in the future! But even though it is sad to leave somewhere we love we are incredibly excited about what is still to come.
Will keep you guys posted on life on the East coast soon.
Kirsty and Tom :-) x
... a few minutes then back to the Marina Green for the finish. I stayed around that area so as to be able to see the finish, which was predicted to be tight for both the Men's and Women's pro fields!
Super runner, Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae set off on the run in about 4th or 5th place, looking strong and 3 mins behind the leader, and as the run record ...
... circled an area called Ghirardelli Square. It was so easy to find and saw that it was just a shopping area. So, I decided to check out Municipal Pier. So nice to see the bay. As I was walking on the pier, I could not believe how people were biking up on Russian Hill. Too much work to me.
I decided to walk along Jefferson to check out Fisherman's Wharf. Far away in the bay, I saw Alcatraz! I remembered learning about the island in Dr. Gonzales' ...
... 8220;Italian style”, “Queen Anne” etc.
We continued on to the Gold Gate Park which is vast and beautiful – at least a good half day would be needed to wander around, go to the Museum and just sit and relax. We wished we had seen it in the morning light rather than the fading light, however to see it at all – we’ll take that !!
Next we passed by some modern ...
... ourselves, but then we would have had to get that car hire back.
We got to the RV centre, picked up the RV and drove straight to a Walmart to stock up on essentials.
We really didn’t drive anywhere too far for the rest of the day. We went to various shops, looked around, got a data sim so we could be online, and got ourselves organized, drove north toward the ity centre of SanFran, then had a very early night – our first good nights sleep in 3 ...
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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
Great hotel with charm and class
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.
Definitely pay the $19.00 a day to have your car parked in the garage. Parking is just to difficult to find and can sometimes be quite tricky on steep slopes.
Public transportation is nearby, both buses and trolleys. We walked almost everywhere but if you dont plan to do that, definitly buy the all day passes which cover all the types of transportation available. If you do plan to walk it is about a 20 minute walk to Union Square and about a 30 minute walk to fishermans Wharf.
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.
But hey it was avaliable downstairs at the wonderful morning continental breakfast and the workers were very nice!! And for the evenings there is Starkbucks within walking distance. Very nice area, not threatened by the homeless or pan handlers. Short walk to cable cars and convienient bus stop is right out front! Parking is easier to find on the weekdays rather than the weekends on the streets but definately pay the $19.00 day rate rather then getting a ticket. The bellman told me the ticket is $35.00 if you get one! Have a great stay!!!!
It couldn't have been nicer
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.
Beautiful Victorian Hotel
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.
Everything considered I would stay again!
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.
Trip Back in Time!!
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.