The city and the bay can be viewed and admired from the gorgeous rooms at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Financial District in San Francisco. From taking in a baseball game at AT&T Park, heading to the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, or shopping in Union Square, you’re in walking distance for great exploration.
Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, the Group provides 21st century luxury with oriental charm. Above all, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for creating unique hotels through distinctive design and a strong sense of place, luxury hotels right for their time and place.
From check-in to check-out, the staff is helpful and courteous. Once we valet parked our car, our room wasn’t quite ready, so we were given cold water bottles and we were off to Little Italy (a 15 minute walk) for our food tour. At the tail end of our tour, we heard the devastating news of a plane crash at the SFO airport. I had a flight out the next morning, and I anticipated delays and as we watched in horror and shock. We headed back to the hotel and were anxious to check-in and relax in our room!
Walking into the 400 sq ft Deluxe Bay View King, we loved the soft tans, blues, and whites in the decor. The room was just right at about 70 degrees.The sitting area included a sofa, chair, table, and there began our awe of the spectacular views and understand the in room use of the binoculars on the desk! To our right, the Bay Bridge.To our left, the Transamerica Building, Coit Tower, Alcatraz Island, and more!
…to this in no time. After slipping into the provided robe and slippers, I joined my husband shortly after I shot the photo. I immediately turned on the television, though I didn’t want to watch the news about the plane crash, I needed to keep abreast of my flight (or possibly cancelled flight) early the next morning. Jasmine tea service came to our room and was a pleasant treat. Cookies and pastries joined me bedside just before we fell into an afternoon slumber.
Walking past the windowed breezeway continuing the spectacular views, heading toward the elevators, we caught a glimpse of a wedding party taking photos just below us. We imagined their memories captured in film would be so amazing with the city backdrop!
In the lobby, you can find Brasserie S&P, the hotel restaurant and bar. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can dine in or have room service treat you in a more private atmosphere.
As you can imagine, the views at night were just as stunning. There is a light show that appears on the Bay Bridge but from our angle we couldn’t tell.Coit Tower was lit up post Fourth of July and looked very neat with a cruise ship in the distance and at a closer glance we captured a US flag in the photo.
Again, waking up in the fog is still stunning from over 30 floors up!The marble bathroom was so relaxing in the morning with an amazing rainfall shower head and the aromatic Molton Brown bath amenities.
Though somewhat dampened by the plane crash, my delayed flight, and anxiety, our stay was really comfortable at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. I did miss making a cup of coffee in the morning as the room does not include this mandatory necessity (in my eyes) and we were disappointed that wi-fi was only available for a $15 fee. Otherwise it’s a wonderful location and the views cannot be beat.
Our stay was hosted, parking, room tax, and gratuities our own. Our opinions are 100% our own.