Omni San Francisco Hotel
What We Love
- The nearest cable car is steps from the hotel
- San Francisco Italian Renaissance–inspired décor
- Saturday morning guided walking tours focus on the city’s history and diverse neighborhoods
- Read more about what to see and do in San Francisco and Big Sur in our magazine section
What To Know
- WiFi is an additional cost of $14.95 per day
- Valet parking is available for an additional $52 per night Sunday to Thursday and $33 per night Friday and Saturday, plus tax
- The BART stop is about six blocks from the hotel
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Centuries shift when you step into these Financial District digs. The 1926 former bank building channels Renaissance Florence, blending Italian marble floors and crystal chandeliers with mahogany-paneled walls and a grand iron and marble staircase. The hotel’s aspiration to Old World elegance is also evident in the polite, personalized service of everybody from the concierges to the housekeeping staff. A member of the team is seemingly around every corner making sure your every expectation is met — and exceeded.
Bed & Bath
The 362 guestrooms are open and airy, especially by San Francisco standards, with nine-foot ceilings and large windows for plenty of natural light. The color palette incorporates apricot, terra-cotta and gold hues with baroque-inspired wallpaper, dark wood antique furniture and marble bathrooms.
Fortunately, there’s nothing Old World about the hotel’s requisite amenities: The 1,500-square-foot fitness center has all the latest equipment, and the 24-hour business center and meeting facilities are wired for the demands of 21st century business. The on-site restaurant is an outpost of the Dallas-based Bob’s Steak & Chop House delivering great cocktails, an extensive wine list and large cuts of the finest prime steaks in an elegant setting overlooking the city.
How to Get There
Location is great. Cable car right outside the door. Short walk to either China Town or to the Ferry Building. Rooms are a good size and facilities include coffee making machine. Staff were very welcoming and helpful.
Great place to stay, not tourist area but walking distance.Beautiful reception area, the lift sounded a train whistle on arrival, good fun. Gym facilities good. Coffee available in room. Staff very helpful.
With one small exception the Omni does hospitality right. We enjoyed a well appointed room with a generous welcome gift for the very special occasion we were there to celebrate. I especially appreciated the daily morning coffee delivery included in the price of our room. The staff was generally helpful, from the doormen to our housekeeper.
The one exception to our otherwise excellent experience was the inaccurate information we were given (by various front desk staff) about the city’s public transit availability. We were out and about late into the evening and had planned to use the MUNI. Staff told us that the streetcars only operated until 8 pm. Without bothering to confirm that info - whoops! - we hoofed it back from some of our outings. Eventually we discovered that the information we were given was wrong and in fact the streetcars in face ran until 1:30 am - and that was on a holiday.
Stayed at the Omni San Francisco recently as part of a bloc of rooms arranged by our group. In general, the hotel is exactly what you'd expect from this type of property in this type of location at this price, which is good. The rooms were nice, the staff was excellent, the location was central, etc. Good, but no better than what I would expect here or at any comparable hotel. Also, no worse, which is also good.
Except for one thing. An extra $16 a day for WiFi. In 2019. At a high end hotel. Unless you sign up for their loyalty program. Nice! Totally not appreciated. And $70 a day for parking! I expect to pay for parking in a downtown location, especially San Francisco. But $70 a day? I live in Manhattan, and no one charges $70 a day. I just drove the car myself down to the end of the block (literally, one short block away) and self-parked for half that price.
You're already getting top dollar. Not to mention this is California, so the taxes and fees add up. And then you gouge us on top of that? When I book my own rooms, I look at things like parking rates and internet fees. Had I not been with a group, I would never have booked this hotel. In the future, I will stay away from the whole chain -- even though I am now signed up for loyalty program!
This hotel was in the perfect spot for me. Well away from the crowds of Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, but just a few blocks from the BART, the street car and the Ferry Building. Also it sits right on the California Cable Car Line. There is always at least one doorman at the front door to assist if not two. They were always so pleasant and greeted me coming and going. One of the doormen, Darryl, even came over to the concierge desk when I was waiting and offered to help (such a nice man). Bernard at the front desk was also so sweet asking me about my day and offering me bottles of water without me even asking. My best experiences were with Douglas the concierge who was so helpful from bandaids to bath salts to booking a session with the masseuse.
My room was on one of the upper floors so I didn’t get quite as much of the traffic noises. The room was spacious with a huge bed, plenty of pillows and a gorgeous bathroom. They were even meticulous with making sure there were no feathers in my room (allergy). Because of when my flight was they allowed me to have late checkout which meant I could come back to my room and decompress before I headed out. Such a lovely experience and will be sure to stay there again if I am in San Francisco.