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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Sophisticated design, a hipster cocktail scene, and plush cozy rooms provide a mod haven in downtown San Francisco

The Lowdown

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

Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection
550 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1772 Reviews
Brilliant hotel and staff
Reviewed 2 days ago

I Stayed here for 4 nights in May made extremely welcome by all the staff especially Kevin who went out of his way to help us when we were waiting on a package arriving He couldn’t have done anymore for us Also bar staff Leulou very friendly Lovely breakfast on the first morning when we arrived and great information provided on local amenities room was large and well equipped we had a marvellous few days on the start of our great holiday on the Californian coast We would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Fantastic property!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of staying here over the Christmas holiday. The Autograph Collection always offer such a unique experience. The staff was great and the General Manager gave us an awesome tour of their top floor being renovated to event space. Being a hospitality professional and event planner I was very impressed with the amenities and level of service. My only constructive feedback is the bartenders seemed a little overworked and service was a little slow. But obviously overall I was extremely pleased and I only offer that feedback for growth potential. This hotel is a MUST!!!✨

Great Staff and Location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here for a few days while touring the city and area. First, the staff make this hotel. I travel a lot for work and hotels can be a blur. Customer service is where a hotel stands out and the front desk and bellman staff here were fantastic. Very attentive to customer needs and even went the extra mile on several occasions to make our stay even more memorable. Just offering guests water bottles after walking and shopping for hours is a small but appreciated gesture.

You should always expect clean nice rooms, beds, and bath areas. This hotel does all of this well with few issues. The rooms are clean, a nice size, and recently updated. My only request might be better water pressure :)

The location is great. It is only 2 blocks to Union Square and there are several close options for food and convenient/pharmacy stores. As long as you are headed towards Union Square / Downtown, there are no concerns.

Great Breakfast, Decent Room, Thin Walls, on and off service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Adagio as we were down to watch a play and visit cousins.

Check in issues:

Upon checking in, we found that we were upgraded to a nice corner room (score) but were given the wrong package. It took a while for the front desk to straighten that out but in the end it worked out.

The Room.
Once we got to our room, we found that the wine and strawberries that were to be in our room were not there when we got in, and the non-feather room we requested was “full feather”. It also took a while to get that sorted. Finally, the walls of the room are super thin - we could hear everything from the room next door. Yes, we were lucky to upgrade to a corner so we only had one neighbour. I shudder to think of the noise level if we had 2 neighbours.

The breakfast:
The breakfast that came with the package, however, was amazing. The food and service from the hotel restaurant was amazing and we had a really fulfilling time there. They even made change for me when, for some really odd reason, the front desk at the hotel refused to. I was told “they don’t have cash on hand to change $100 bill”. I found that odd, but the restaurant had no problem doing it (which was also part of the hotel).

The summary:
All in all - the hotel was in a decent location and the package and price were actually excellent. However, the service at the hotel itself was a bit spotty and the noise in the room was a bit much; these two factors spoiled the experience. The restaurant staff, however, are amazing and should be commended for their most excellent service.

First visit to Sanfrancisco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the city. Entrance to the hotel is right from the road and the hotel has a very small lobby and reception area. The staff at reception were quite helpful and fast. The room provided was spacious with two queen beds. In fact we had two rooms for the family of six with two children. The pillows were good. Toileteries provided were good and sufficient. Housekeeping provided dental and shaving items immediately on request.. The room was quiet.
We had breakfast at the hotel restaurent for two days and enjoyed the same. Good service.
The hotel is centrally located with a number of restaurents around. All important landmarks are near and easily accessible.
A good boutique hotel by marriott.