Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Beds are outfitted with luxe linens
- Its central downtown location
- The impressive 1927 Spanish revival architecture
- Bathrooms are stocked with C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries products
- Each room has ample work space and an ergonomic chair
What To Know
- Dog amenities include doggie bed, food and water bowls, dog treat, and guide to nearby pet parks for a fee
- Three large suites available
- Valet parking with in-and-out privileges is available for a cost
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Hotel Adagio’s 1927 exterior provides a stunning entrance—one that easily lures design-minded travelers. The light-blue Spanish colonial revival building has detailed white moldings that evoke the feel of southern Spain, rather than busy downtown San Francisco. Inside is more eye candy, including a grand marble lobby, warm wood accents, and modern glass light fixtures. The setting, and its convenient location near Union Square, provides a stylish base-camp for travelers looking to swoop in on San Francisco’s urban art scene. Get in on the happy hour action at the hotel’s main hub, the Mortimer Bar and Lounge, a sophisticated, sleek lounge with large windows, craft cocktails, locally brewed beer, and small bites. It’s an optimal place to meet other guests or a few locals stopping by. Try the Lost in Translation cocktail—vodka, yuzu, honey, and basil, made by the bar’s mixologist—while you nibble on a charcuterie board of local artisanal cheeses or gourmet chicken wings. Upstairs, rooms are spacious and contemporary, with maroon accent walls, ceiling fans, and natural light. After a day exploring the city by foot or Uber, Hotel Adagio’s big comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linens are the perfect place to crash.
In the Area
Even though this hotel is near Union Square—typically known for shopping—it jives more with the art scene that often gets overshadowed in the area. Geary Street, where the hotel is located, boasts more than a dozen artist galleries. The San Francisco Art Exchange, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Weinstein Gallery, and more boast a broad spectrum of art spanning notable locals to international artists like David Hockney. A.C.T., San Francisco’s renowned nonprofit theater company and acting school, has a Geary Theater right across the street and is a great space to see an evening play after dinner. Don’t miss dinner at one of downtown’s urban-chic restaurants, like 398 Brasserie for a California spin on French fare.
How to Get There
This could be my worst hotel stay in life.
First, though I have informed the hotel of my checkin time, I still waited a while as checking in.
Front desk staff was very rude to me. (Maybe because I am Asian?) When I inquired information of breakfast, he cut my words, saying “You don’t have breakfast. You are not a platinum member.”
I requested him to check my reservation details, which included breakfast, but he cut my words again, saying, “You are not a platinum member. Come back to the counter again tomorrow morning.”
As I finally entered my room, I realized my bathtub did not work. It was too late and I was too tired to deal with this, so directly went to bed.
The next day, I had to come back to the front desk to check my breakfast again and informed the hotel of the bathtub issue.
After checkout, I informed the hotel of these via their survey form, a front desk manager emailed to request a call with me. However, they never called. Nor have they replied my email.
There are many other hotels in San Francisco. Please think twice about this one.
Plus: Great staff....
Minus: horrible room, two star at best. The a/c didn’t work and the bathroom counter was still dirty. The photos on the site where taken the very first day the furniture was placed. I believe the word is dank. This is par for the course in SF as a city worst quality hotels collectively of any major US city. It was so bad I had to stay at another hotel. I literally checked in and checked out with in an hour. I had traveled all day and still I couldn’t stay an evening in this hotel. Not the caliber of an Autograph Collection Hotel. It least not what I associated it with. The kicker is he room was $500 plus a night.....
We arrived at the hotel in 2 cars, my friend immediately spoke with the curtsied valet and I went into reception, I asked the reception about valet parking and was told he would get straight onto it. The valet then come running in and told me there was a parking attendant, I went outside and the valet waved off the attendant. This was 26/07/2018, i receive today 17/10/2018 a $140 parking fine, which to add insult to injury I had only until 10/16/2018 to dispute!!!!!!
I hold the valet and reception and therefore the hotel management responsible for the fine and would like a refund. The car hire company are saying they had to pay without telling me to avoid the car being impounded, in at LAX!!!!!!
As we both got the ticket I suspect this is a recognised scam that the state is running and the hotel knows about but they just keep quiet knowing we will be back in another country UK before we know anything about it
Fantastic service from the front of house staff from the moment we arrived.
Convenient location with Union square just a 5 to 10 minute walk
The room had been recently renovated, and although they were still working on floor below, this was during the day only when we were out so not a problem.
The breakfast was very good and more than enough to send us on our way for a day of sightseeing.
Old hotel that is being brought back to life. There's still some work to be done but this place already has a great feel in a close-to-downtown neighborhood.
Small breakfast menu and nice dinner menu. Great drinks in the refurbished bar!