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- Galleria ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5
**LIKEABLE BUT NOT LOVEABLE HOTEL**
$119 for a deluxe room was a good deal.
*Location (Union Square)
*Price special included free parking and a bottle of wine
*Wine reception 5:30-6:30PM
*Friendly front desk
*Dated (old bathrooms)
*Pillows were not firm enough (legitimate gripe, dude)
Not well designed for the hip, well-traveled customer.
If it wasn't for the good price, would not recommend for the discriminating traveler.
- Galleria ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
The Galleria Park is a hip, trendy, and modern hotel situated in a great location right next Chinatown, the FInancial District, and downtown.
The rooms are fairly large with plenty of floor space and the bathrooms are pretty big as well. However, in the rooms with two beds, the entrance to the bathroom is literally right next to one of the beds, which can be annoying and possibly not so fun for the person sleeping in that bed. Also, as with most hotels in the city, once you get below the third floor, it can get a little noisier.
The best part about the Galleria is its amazing garden terrace on one of the upper floors. Hidden from the bustle of the streets below, it is a "secret garden" where you can hang out, walk your dog on the jogging track, or have a drink on one of the benches. Think of it as the hotel private park!
Wine tastings from 5:30-6:30 pm and a tiny fitness room is available if you feel the the need to work on those biceps on your trip.
- Galleria Park
What is cheap to some is frugal to others. Let’s face facts. Traveling can be expensive but with a little ingenuity, it doesn’t have to be.
My trip to SF started out with a taxi ride to Kennedy Airport. What happened to the $30 flat fee? Well, it’s now $45. Ouch! Has it been that long since I’ve flown? Land in SF and it’s another $35 for a taxi to my hotel. Almost $100 before my trip even begins. Yikes!
Hotel location is key. I stayed at Galleria Park Hotel in Union Square which was a good central location. This boutique hotel was hip, cool and offered free wi-fi. I will say, the wi-fi in my room wasn’t working but for those that it did, great convenience. I did get a reduced rate for the event I was attending but their rates are very competitive.
Now for my tour of San Francisco. There are many tour & trolley buses that will take you to the SF sites but they run $45 & up. My solution, walk. It’s free and fun. My feet took me to the Market Terminal, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Lombard St and Nob Hill. I love walking a city because you can stop and browse at your leisure.
When I left, the question was “To taxi or not to taxi.”. Answer…not. If you don’t have a lot of luggage, you can take the BART to the airport. Depending where you are, it can cost under $10. I had bulky bags so I took the Bay Shuttle. They picked me up from my hotel at the designated time and were prompt. Yes, there are other passengers but for $11, who cares.
I pre-planned my ride from JFK -home by using Super Shuttle. I gave them my flight details in advance. When you arrive, just call on the house phone and your driver arrives in minutes. Again, you do have others on the van and multiple stops but for 1/2 of the cost of a taxi ($24), I will be patient.
I may never taxi again.
- Galleria ParkMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 6
Great location. Close to Union Square, easy walking to a lot of the fun things San Francisco has to offer. Happy hour/wine reception daily, which is super nice. Dog friendly, which was another pro (and a must when we picked this place). Will consider staying here again if I'm looking for an overnight in the city for sure!
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Pets Allowed
- Data Ports
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Mini Bar In Room