Le Meridien San Francisco
What We Love
- The sleek, window-lined library, ideal for either dusk or daytime lounging
- On site childcare services
- On-point business services include a secretarial service, a business center, and a foreign currency exchange
- Bay views in some rooms
- Connected to the historic Bentley Reserve conference center by a sky bridge
What To Know
- Rooms are fairly basic: quiet and functional
- Valet parking is available—for a price
- In-room WiFi is available at an additional charge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Le Meridien straddles the line between classic comfort and sophisticated chic with topnotch amenities and a staff of suited-up Les Clefs d’Or concierges that make for a smooth trip regardless of your reason for visiting. With sleek modern design (think soft lighting, neutral tones, and subtle pops of color) complimented by ample business amenities, this Financial District high-rise is the ideal hotel for business travelers—or those who just want to be in the middle of the action. Upstairs, 360 contemporary rooms offer a lavish place for R&R, with views overlooking either the San Francisco Bay or the sparkling city skyline and iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Some rooms have balconies and windows that open, ideal for those wanting fresh morning air or a sunrise view. It’s location in the heart of the Financial District means nothing is too far away, from the Moscone Center to the Bentley Reserve, hopping happy hour bars, and top-notch San Francisco restaurants. Although perching yourself at the hotel’s Park Grill is also an admirable option: the popular restaurant serves classic American cuisine (pastrami sandwiches; fresh pastas; San Francisco specialities like cioppino) with an outdoor terrace, while Bar 333 shakes up classic cocktails and conversations in a social atmosphere every evening until midnight.
In the Area
San Francisco’s thriving bar scene, world-class conference centers, and best restaurants are in the neighborhood. Check out Leo’s Oyster Bar for high-end seafood like baked oysters and caviar with craft cocktails in a trendy-yet-retro fern-filled space, or Michael Mina, a classic elegant power lunch hub lead by the celebrity chef. Many of the city’s landmarks are also within walking distance, making it easy to weave sightseeing into any busy schedule—from Union Square to the San Francisco Ferry Building to Coit Tower. And its location is strategically positioned at the nexus of three great walkable neighborhoods: the Embarcadero, North Beach, and Chinatown.
How to Get There
Stayed here for one night on a recent business trip. Overall it was a nice stay and I will likely return in the future. My room had a great view of the Transamerica Pyramid and the Bay Bridge. The bed was comfortable but the lighting left something to be desired. There is no main switch so you have to turn each light on/off individually. The hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the Ferry Building and the Embarcadero.
Very nice staff but hotel rooms need updating. We stayed in a suite with a family of 4 and it was more like a slightly bigger room vs the typical upgraded experience you expect to receive. Good location if you are visiting SF
The rooms look like they have relatively recently been redone, with fresh carpeting, wall covering, and bathroom.
The overall affect is nicer than expected.
A corner room with a small view of the Bay and Bay Bridge is worth requesting.