Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
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- Courtyard San Francisco DowntownMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 13, 2013
The Courtyard in Downtown SF delivers on what you would want from the Courtyard brand. The hotel itself is fairly new (about 9 years old) and was remodeled less than 3 years ago, so it feels clean and new. The rooms are good size, and some offer pretty amazing views of the bay bridge or the city, so be sure to request one. The King rooms even come with a pull-out couch, which is a nice plus if you are traveling with kids. They offer a fitness center with a limited selection of nice equipment and some free weights. They offer free wi-fi, which is a big plus, and have a starbucks in the lobby, which for me is an even bigger plus. The hotel is located in San Francisco's south of market area, so great for heading out to business meetings, and you are in walking distance of the ball park, Moscone Center and lots of good bars/restaurants. All in all this is a nice mid-range hotel.
- Courtyard San Francisco DowntownSep 12, 2012
Hey, it's a Courtyard...so you kind of already know what to expect when you come into this hotel. The rooms are a lot bigger then the boutique or historic hotels and are very clean. I've stayed in many Courtyards while traveling with the team back in my college water polo days and they're pretty much all the same.
This particular Courtyard is close to the Caltrain stop, AT&T ball park (where the Giants play), and the Moscone Center. So if you're trying to be near all these locations, Courtyard SF Downtown is in a great location for you. Also, if you like to club, there is a quite popular night club called The Grand that is only a few blocks away.
A word of warning, I had a friend who parked his car on the street in this area and I left some of my clothes in the car. The next morning we came back to it with the car windows smashed in and, for some reason, my pants and shirt were stolen. Maybe the thief thought my clothes were super fashionable. In any case, park in the street with caution! If you have a nicer car, I would go garage and regardless of what car you have, take your valuables with you.
- Courtyard San Francisco DowntownMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 10Jul 05, 2012
For starters, I'm not going to complain. I had a lot of fun with my friends on NYE! We booked our hotel room here for a party of 6 people. Two queen size beds and a pull out bed from our lovely couch. For our last minute reservations, we got pretty lucky! Originally, we had our pick at Hotel Pickwick. I saw the reviews for the place, I'm glad we canceled and used my friend's AAA discount along with his extra perks to book a room here instead.
This location was the easiest route to our NYE event we planned on attending. The hotel was closest to the venue along with other extra amenities! Within walking distance, we found a few good restaurants, bars, a convenience store, and tons of easy parking! When we had arrived upon check-in time, we thought we would lose our room, but we didn't! Woohoo! We left a little later than our expected time to get to SF, find parking and check into our room.
Upon finding our hotel, we easily found street parking nearby. There's a lot of street parking if you come at an early time. We lucked out when we found a spot less than a block away. However, if you can't find street parking, there's a parking lot or garage too. Otherwise, you'll end up paying the $45 fee to park your car at the hotel. Another option, you can ask front desk to call you a taxi cab but a lot of the time, there's always a cab waiting outside! Oh yes! I can't forget to add, if you're willing to walk at least a block or two, you can use BART. By far, you'll easily get to SFO, Mission District, Union Square, etc.
As for food options, there's a few good eats around. You can walk to the following locations: Osha Thai, Mehfil Indian Cuisine, Lulu's, Salt House, 21st Amendment, etc. Or you can easily pick up a sandwich at the convenience store located across the street or eat at the restaurants located downstairs or grab coffee at Starbucks inside the hotel.
If you're visiting from out of town, there's a lot of things to do in SF. Trust me, it's not hard to go weaving through the streets of SF if you know where you are. This hotel isn't too far from anything. Nearby Embarcadero, AT&T Park, Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Performing Arts Center, etc.
FYI...if you feel like you're coming down with the flu, there's a Walgreens not too far away! Luckily, we didn't need to grab any Tylenol the day after partying!
Lastly, the staff are absolutely amazing! They're extremely helpful with you. Their lobby area isn't quite comparative to the Fairmont, but it's exceedingly nice and spacious. A lot of the people staying at the hotel were about our age range and Asians since the event my friends and I were attending was nearby. Of course, we had assumed they were going to the same place as us but they were just staying here because it was downright inexpensive but a better choice as opposed to Hotel Pickwick. If you plan to arrive early before check in, you can either wait until your room is available or leave your luggage with the front desk but you can also leave it with them after you have checked out of the hotel and come back to pick it up! How cool is that?!
We asked for extra towels, shampoo, soap and conditioner. They dropped off more than 8 towels with no questions asked! They offer free Wi-Fi in their hotel lobby or you can use the personal computer provided. Too bad they don't offer free Wi-Fi in the rooms and there's no refrigerator since we wanted to chill our liquor, but we were smart enough to grab a bucket of ice to keep our drinks chilled! We never got complaints when we kept partying until the wee hours of 4am with the music going on full blast!! None of the neighboring rooms were giving us any complaints since they must've been drunk, having a "good time" or they didn't hear any of the trouble we were causing! I should say, I felt bad after we saw the ruckus and trashed room when we had checked out of the hotel. We partied our butts off!
Large rooms, plush and comfy beds, clean and tidy bathroom, inexpensive price for accommodations and lots of good amenities to come along with it! Will I want to stay here again? Sure why not!
- Courtyard San Francisco DowntownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 04, 2012
Stayed here for a conference in Moscone Center. The hotel is conveniently located for that - just a couple of blocks away. Hotel itself is the normal Marriott - ok for that. I arrived after 10pm - there was pretty much nothing to eat in the hotel (no room service / food in the bar) at least on that night. The nearest foodie place I found was a few blocks away. Walking the area around the hotel did not feel so comfortable in the night than most other places in San Francisco. For future visits I would try something closer to Market street or the mainstay of hotels - Union Square area.
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- Internet100% thought it was a great value.
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- Hotel94% thought it was clean.
- Location92% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Food85% loved the dining experience.
- Hotel Building83% said the facilities were very new.