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
Staff truly made us feel welcome and at home. We got upgraded to a lovely high long room that was spotless. The location can not be beat. We walked to Chinatown past Union Square and to SFMOMA and back. We ubered to some more distant restaurants on the pier and hat was easy. Even in the rain we walked most places. The breakfast was yummy. We will return!!!!
Booked an Applause guest room. Excellent size. Appointed well, clean. 5th floor... so no real view. Bathroom pretty small - newly renovated. Room was by the elevator. Very little noise from rooms above, next door, or elevator.. A bit noisy from street - somewhat expected in City hotel. Location was convenient but, it is located on North edge of Tenderloin District. Some great bars & restaurants within easy walking distance. Only had breakfast in dining room - very good & reasonably priced. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Nice touch category - had mini brownies at front desk late Saturday night.
I am a loyal Marriott fan, and I really love their Autograph Collection. They preserve lovely properties that might otherwise be lost, and imbue them with the Marriott hospitality and comfort of their newer properties. The staff was wonderfully helpful and the location allowed us to enjoy the best of San Francisco - much if it within walking distance. Breakfast was generous and high quality. I highly recommend this hotel.
The location of this hotel is ideal, just a few blocks from Union square with tons of great restaurants just steps away. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a larger room and it was very spacious with the couch for additional seating. There was a ceiling fan which was nice. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom and closet had enough room to store all my things I needed for the days we were there.
Wife and I were here for 3 nights during MLK weekend.
The hotel was easy to get to from SFO. The Yellow Bart took us from SFO to Powell. From Powell Station it's an easy 5 minute walk to the hotel.
Our check in process was simple. Vise, the lady who checked us in was very energetic, super friendly, and helpful. She offered us 2 $10 drink coupons + 1 free breakfast along with our stay. We were given a room away from the elevator like we requested. She left an extremely positive impression at the start of our trip, which was very much appreciated.
Our room was comfortable and clean. The hotel participate in the Make a Green Choice program which we took advantage of fully. We didn't like how none of the lights were connected to the master switch. It meant when we turned off the lights, we needed to go around the room and shut off 3 different lights manually. But that was just a first world problem, it wasn't a big deal. One complaint we had was the heater. When we put the central AC mode on auto, whenever the heater turned on/off, it made this really loud noise which shook us awake every 10-15 minutes. We had to turn off the heat due to the noise, and just keep the AC on cool mode the whole time. It wasn't a big deal, but it should be addressed. Vise, gave us an extra 1000 points for the inconvenience when I brought it up, which was appreciated.
WiFi worked great throughout our stay. Bathroom amenities were also great. We tried the breakfast on one of the days, it was okay. We wouldn't pay money for it if it wasn't for free. The 2 guys manning the bar were nice and friendly when we were down there catching up on the OT playoff football game between Kansas City and New England.
Overall it was a great hotel, and we will def. be back.