The Westin St. Francis

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  • Excellent for business stay

    Mar 17, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Historic elegance in the center of San Francisco.
    Cons: Very large hotel and pricey if not travelling for business.

    Summary: The Westin St. Francis is one of San Francisco's most historic and most elegant hotels. The hotel is centrally located right on Union Square, making it a close walk to all of San Francisco's best shopping and to the cities' financial district. The hotel ... read more

  • The Westin St. Francis: you can't find a more convenient location in San Francisco

    Jan 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: So much cool history. Pleasant ambience. Good service.
    Cons: Expensive. Not all rooms of the same price are created equally.

    Summary: San Francisco is a great city and the Westin St. Francis is right in the middle of the heart of it. This is a nifty place to stay if you like the hustle and bustle of the city. The cable cars stop directly in front of the place. It takes up an entire ... read more

  • Fantastic Experience, Fantastic Hotel

    Aug 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: First class hotel, great location, great service.
    Cons: Too many guests that should be at a Motel 6.

    Summary: I've been coming to this hotel for years. Although there are about six San Francisco hotels that can give you the quintessential city experience, the St. Francis is usually my first choice. My first time was right after the new towers opened. It's ... read more

  • A Grand Stay at the St. Francis!

    Aug 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, beautiful hotel, wonderful bed.
    Cons: Rooms are smaller than I expected.

    Summary: About two weeks ago I stayed at the Westin St. Francis on Powell street. I got a really good rate fr ... read more

  • One of my favorite hotels

    Jul 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the best beds in the world
    Cons: on very busy streets

    Summary: Hi, first off let me tell you that I am a flight attendant so I will be doing tons of reviews in the ... read more

  • A wonderous hotel

    Jul 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful rooms, decor and appearance
    Cons: The staff

    Summary: If you have heard the expression "Meet me by the clock" spoken by an American, it derives from the famous St Francis hotel in San Francisco with the huge Magenta grandfather clock in the foyer. It was built in 1904 and opened to much fan fare. It ... read more

  • peace of mind and excellent service

    Feb 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: atmosphere, service, location
    Cons: non of any significance

    Summary: I have had the opportunity to visit this hotel several times on both business and pleasure. Each visit unique and very special. While The St. Francis is not San Francisco's most luxurious hotel, it is a wonderfully complex hotel with a very ... read more

  • Prime location in SF

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, location
    Cons: A little busy and noisy in the lobby

    Summary: I stayed at the Westin St. Francis for two nights on an October weekend. It was the second half of our honeymoon, and we spent most of the week at the overrated W Hotel. Since we got to the St. Francis well before check-in time, they held our baggage ... read more

  • Review of The Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco

    Feb 14, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, attractive public areas.
    Cons: Rooms are average for the price you pay.

    Summary: This is a review of the Westin St. Francis is the heart of downtown San Francisco located at 335 Powell Street. Bottom Line The Westin St. Francis is a pricey, elegant hotel in a great downtown location that has great service, although the ... read more

  • The HEART of SF... Westin St. Francis

    Dec 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, historic, good for business travellers
    Cons: Very crowded, noisy, sometimes overbooked

    Summary: I've stayed at the St. Francis many times, always for business. The best reason to stay at the St. Francis would be because of its location. In addition to the cable car route just outside the front door of the hotel, a few short blocks from the hotel ... read more

  • It's all about location

    Aug 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Location, excellent staff
    Cons: Some rooms need updating, price

    Summary: I had a great opportunity to stay at the Westin St. Francis. I stayed for 1 week while on business. ... read more

  • Location, Location, Location!

    Sep 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Location, location, location!, walk/cablecar to Wharf, Chinatown, Nob Hill, Great shopping/restaurants
    Cons: Avoid "Murphy Bed" suites, bar is home to $15 martinis & bad band

    Summary: I was impressed by the Westin St. Francis as far as the location and service. We checked in for a long weekend and were greeted and upgraded to a very nice king bed corner suite in the newer "tower" section after seeing a "Murphy Bed" suite-which was ... read more

  • Not a good time to go

    Jun 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: gorgeous lobby, many amenities, great location, glass elevators
    Cons: renovation

    Summary: Hey all, I stayed in the Westin quite a few years ago and loved it to bits (i was 13) The service was great, and everything was very clean, i rode up and down in glass elevators and we were in the perfect location for being tourists. It was just so ... read more

  • NOT the typical SPG hotel, much worse!

    Jun 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Location
    Cons: Amenities and Room

    Summary: I recently spent a week at the Saint Francis on business; It was a fright from the moment I got to my floor. The doorman, front desk staff, and bell staff were attentive, but didn't warn me about my room... It was on a newly renovated floor that smelled ... read more

  • Poor Service mars landmark hotel

    Feb 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful hotel lobby, historic atmosphere
    Cons: Terrible service

    Summary: Last weekend, I stayed at the Westin St. Francis for the first time. Having booked this room a week in advance, I had a special rate of $199/night. Upon check-in at 8:30pm, I waited 18 minutes before someone even showed up at the Front Desk. I ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • 5 Star Hotel, Deals R Great!

    Feb 7, 2007 by
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    Pros: Location, Fantastic restaurants/shopping nearby, historic atmosphere, all amenities, beautiful stately architechture.
    Cons: small rooms, but not for a city such as san francisco, new york, chicago, etc.

    Summary: This is a fantastic hotel with a perfect location and a great and interesting history. It survived all the earthquakes (extremely well built) and even housed the notorious Fatty Arbuckle scandal of 1921. While there be sure to try Sears Steakhouse ... read more

  • Top Notch Hotel

    May 3, 2005 by
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    Pros: Beautiful historic hotel with awesome location!
    Cons: Can be pricey...Parking is a problem!

    Summary: This is a wonderful hotel with old class charm! Its perfect location with a trolley car stop right in front of the hotel! Its close to all major aspects of the city, including great food choices and shopping. The rooms are large and elegant and offer ... read more

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