W San Francisco
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More organised today know the lay of the piers but lost the first race and Americans out in force. Good comeback in the second race only 2 to go now.again met some great people scored some free city pass tickets. Hot And on Italian beer as US beer is not that good. Karen had to have bubbles to celebrate the ...
... of a cannon. These boats have very narrow windows during the day when the time of day and wind speed are just right so they can run safely. After the first race the wind came up and was blowing too hard by the cut off time for starting another race so they canceled the second race. This worked out well for Rick.
The next morning Patti's sisters came and picked her up. They all headed home to Morgan Hill where Patti would ...
... Restaurant from Tuesday night did a turn pizza throwing accompanied by one of his chefs world champion no less (see attached video-spectacular!) we could have stayed all day but this was our 'tram day' so we walked over to Powell and Union and waited for a street car. After waiting for ages we finally began our adventure riding the hills like true tourists. Saturday in tourist heaven was not the right time to ride the trams and after 5 passed us full we have up ...
... to a room with a bed (really a frame and mattress) and dresser (Holly owned a similar one in the 1970s) and two chocolates (now we're talkin') on the pillow -- thereby assuming we were in the right place -- and settled in for a good night's rest.
But back to the Breakfast part. After waking up, we showered, packed our stuff and then quietly went down the stairs to meet our host and partake in the 2nd ...
... Some streets are so steep they have stairs! After a strenuous walk I get back to the hostel and eat the rest of my pasta while chatting to Ashley. I say my goodbyes as I’ve done now a thousand times before and get on my shuttle to the airport. I couldn’t face the walk and subway again and there wasn’t much price difference. I booked the shuttle a bit too early really but I wasn’t sure what the rush hour traffic was going to be like. I get to the airport ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews W San Francisco
Great location, great hotel
Two stays in the course of a week at the W convinced me that this is the perfect hotel for anyone who appreciates style is prepared to buy into the W-Cool ethos. The service during my two stays was nothing short of exceptional and no request was too challenging. Nicolas and Claudia on the front desk deserve particular thanks. I feel this hotel gets knocked by some reviewers as the staff treat the clients as equals, but I personally find it easier to deal with people who are prepared to think than with deferential drones. Highly recommended for the business traveller.
I am not sure what these people are talking about that gave this hotel a negative rating. I was just there for a two night stay November 29-December 1. It was wonderful. It was modern and convenient to a lot of restaurants and shopping. The entrance to the BART station was also right up the street. This hotel was a welcome change to the stuffy hotels. I enjoy staying in "upper end" hotels. However, I do not enjoy when nice=stuffy. This was not the case here. The staff was attentive and friendly. I think the negative reviews must come from people that are put off by a hip, trendy crowd. Try speaking with someone, you will be surprised! On Sunday there was barely a drizzle outside. I was going out the door when a hotel staff member ran after me to offer me a hotel umbrella to use. The room was gorgeous! The view was amazing! Hats off to this wonderful hotel! My only complaint (if you will) was that the room service seemed very overpriced. Everything is al a carte. It was tasty, just expensive. Watch out for the old al a carte deal on that one.
While to location of the hotel could not have been better for my needs, my experience at this hotel was less than stellar. Due to connections with a corporate "big wig" my travel partner and I were to have VIP treatment. I do not beleive the staff of this hotel know what that means. Check in was 4 PM and our room was not ready until 5.
Disappointed with the W
If you like dark hallways and ever present techno rock,this place is for you. The computers were supposedly down the weekend that I stayed at this hotel and checking in and out was a nightmare. There do not appear to be any grown ups in charge and the staff has way too much attitude. Rooms are ridiculously small,sound proofing is nil and my teenage son did not appreciate the see-through bathroom doors. The location is good but don't expect to get any rest at this hotel.
Fantastic views, location, etc. !!!
A very stylish, modern hotel. Service was great, except for not being able to reach concierge once. I had the best view of the bay bridge and was pleased with the convenient location to everything. I walked everywhere. Very romantic windowseat and goody box much appreciated. I can't wait to go back.
I stayed a week on business and found the standard rooms to be high quality and luxurious in a contemporary way. Plenty of amenties and details are available in the room unlike other chains where you must call for extra towels etc.
Age of reviewer: 26 Date of visit: April 2003 We visited this hotel at the end of April 2003 and absolutely loved it! This hotel is great for anyone who likes modern, streamlined design. This hotel draws a younger crowd than the older, classically designed hotel in Downtown, San Francisco. You wont find any busy flower patterns or old style furniture in this hotel. Everything is new, clean, and avant-garde. For example, the guest room hallways are darkly lit with blue lights and trip-hop, acid jazz-type music is constantly playing quietly, soothingly, in the background. I though this was an excellent touch. This hotel has earned its location- directly next door to the SF Museum of Modern Art and fits in perfectly with its modern theme. As for the rooms, I recommend a corner room. These rooms are a little bigger and have two walls that are almost totally comprised of windows, providing a spectacular view of the DT SF area. The furniture in the room was beautiful, comprised of modern, cappuccino stained wood. The bathroom was spacious with accents of glass and silver every where. We did not find anything we liked at the hotels restaurant so the concierge booked us reservations at a fabulous restaurant called the Globe not too far of a taxi ride from the hotel. We would never have heard of this place in any of the travel guides so we were grateful for the inside info. The sea bass was excellent. The nightlife at this hotel was impressive as well. On Saturday night, both floors of the bar area were filled with a young, beautiful crowd partaking in some of the excellent cocktails. Try the Mojitos with fresh mint. Just be sure to bring some extra cash, as some of the specialty drinks can be pretty pricey. All in all this was a perfect visit. I came to SF with a girlfriend and left with a Fiancé! Hats off to the W San Francisco.
Great Hotel, Great Location
I loved this hotel! My rooom had a wonderful view of the skyline, and at night the beautiful city lights were absolutely mesmerizing. Two double beds were very soft and comfortable. Room was nicely decorated, bathroom was gorgeous and impeccably cleaned. There were Aveda products, a luscious bathrobe and great food and roomservice. Excellent location. Next door to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and within walking distance to lots of great shopping, the Metreon and the Moscone Convention Center. I even walked over to Market St. and took the Muni to the Embarcadero Center and Fisherman's wharf. I would stay here again and again.
Elegant, modern & classy
A very elegant, modern and classy hotel. Rooms were very comfortable and beautiful. We enjoyed our stay very much, and would come here more often for weekend overnights, if the prices weren't quite so steep!
I had a most wonderful experience at the W. The service was impeccable and the room was beautiful! They have great down comforters that you can just sink into. The place is trendy as well as comfortable, very pleasing to the eye.