After my quick overnight trip to Napa Valley, we returned to San Francisco and I checked in to another hotel. This time I stayed in the newly renovated Marriott Hotel in Union Square.
I love staying in hotels so I don’t really mind all the packing and unpacking. And since my friend Ariel works in this hotel I knew he would give me a really nice room.
Upon entering the room I couldn’t find any light switch by the door. The only switch was at this ‘coffee bar’ near the door.
The large bathroom was right across the entrance. They used a sliding door which was a good idea to save space.
The dual flush toilet sat all alone in the corner of the big bathroom.
At the other end of the room was the tub. I wish they had a separate shower stall like the one at The Lodge at Sonoma. I prefer a shower stall over a shallow tub any day. Well if it was a deep Jacuzzi tub then that’s another matter.
I liked their Bath and Body Works toiletries in orange ginger scent.
I got a huge king sized bed with ultra comfy bedding. I always get a good night’s sleep whenever I stay at a Marriott hotel.
I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with the turn down service and the chocolates left on my bed. Not many hotels offer turn down service anymore.
Small yet highly appreciated touches were added to the room like this LED reading light.
All hotel rooms should have an iPhone radio dock, don’t you think?
The best were these convenient outlets located just behind the radio. No need to look for outlets behind tables.
My favorite was these outlets on the desk. There were 4 outlets!! It was more than enough to charge my cellphone, iPad, camera battery and laptop all at the same time.
At the Hotel Nikko I had to use my Monster travel power strip which was connected to outlet at the back of the table near the floor. It was quite inconvenient.
The desk could also be pulled back for two people to share. Neat feature!
These are the views from my two windows.
As usual staying at a Marriott hotel was a pleasure. The staff at the front desk were friendly and very helpful. The Filipino doorman helped me with my luggage and the shuttle to the airport.
There were two computers at the ground floor for checking in and printing of boarding passes. My only pet peeve was no free wifi. Good thing there was free wifi in many places outside the hotel.
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94108 USA
Sales fax: 1-415-398-5981