Taj Campton Place
What We Love
- Well-stocked mini bars and 24 hour in-room dining
- The pen-air exercise room
- Dining at the two-Michelin-star restaurant
What To Know
- Rooms can be a bit smaller than others in the area
- Most rooms have views of Union Square
- Baby-sitting services are available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This turn-of-the-century building boasts 5-star status, its own two-Michelin-star restaurant, and a convenient location just a half-block from the bustle of Union Square. Rooms have soft lighting and neutral tones, for an elegant and comfortable environment that feels more like a regal home than a hotel. Chandeliers are studded along ceilings throughout the hotel, along with gilded mirrors and rich cream-colored curtains that frame views of the city. Request a room with a view of Union Square, especially if you visit during winter when the plaza is decked out in festive decorations. The hotel’s Campton Place Restaurant draws travelers and locals for a its upmarket Cal-Indian cuisine courtesy of chef Srijith Gopinathan, the first Indian chef in the U.S. to receive a Michelin star. It’s no surprise why: his dishes, like curried cauliflower with turmeric, pull from his South Indian heritage, while the ingredients are sourced from Northern California’s best farms.
In the Area
As one of San Francisco’s most centrally located hotels, the city is at your doorstep. Union Square, San Francisco’s brand name shopping mecca, sits just a half-block from your room. Two blocks away is the Dragon Gate—the entrance to Chinatown. Enter at Grant Street, the neighborhood’s most colorful street, which is lined with tea and gift shops and adorned with Chinese lanterns. Book a table at Sons and Daughters, an intimate California fine dining experience, for a special occasion. Nearby is MKT Restaurant and Bar, which serves some of the best steaks in town. Stroll down to the Embarcadero waterfront in the morning for a walk along the water and breakfast and coffee at the iconic Ferry Building Marketplace.
How to Get There
Awesome location. Great team. Friendly staff who is stretching to satisfy all guests. Rooms are also well maintained. Will like to go again. May be the Gymnasium locations needs to definately improve.
We arrived on 4th and there was no extra bed.On the next day when we came back at 12 in the night the sofa cum bed was not made.We had to call the housekeeping who had gone for the day. There was no duvet when it was made by the bellman. The next day we had gone to San Francisco Premium Outlets we were going to arrive by 10:15. We are pure vegetarian and as all the vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco close by 10. We called the hotel saying that we are vegetarian and requested the chef in charge to make some food who refused.
We had to eat some snacks and then go to sleep. The next day the chef did make the eggless pancakes we had requested him to but they were the worst which I have eaten. When we requested for less chilli in the aloo paratha he refused for that to. It was the worst breakfast and worst hotel.
I loved my stay here. The location is perfect, walkable to the Moscone conference center, so many restaurants and neighborhoods, and still felt safe. The service was outstanding and is what really stood out to me, everyone went above and beyond. The staff was so gracious, helpful, and friendly, including those at the front desk, housekeeping, and the doormen. Nice bonus for them to look out for my Lyft while I waited inside.
I have to mention the sheets were the most amazing sheets I have ever slept in. I also really enjoyed the Nespresso machine. I ordered room service once, and breakfast was lovely. Delicious croissants! But it was expensive.
The only other downside is if you are on a lower floor facing the alley with the club, it can get loud sometimes late at night while people are in line waiting to get in. I was up a couple floors so it didn't bother me, but I could imagine it might get loud if you are on the lower floors.
Overall, great stay and would stay again!
I would largely agree with the other reviewers about this being a nice boutique hotel at the heart of San Francisco. Whether you are here on business or leisure you would love the place for the above. However, where I was terribly disappointed as an Indian and an avid lover of Taj hospitality is the quality of people and the quality of food. People first. I would think that most of the staff members have not been even been introduced to Taj Hospitality and Andy in the Front Desk and a few others are exceptions and thanks to them the place is still liveable. For the rest.. their attitude varied from hostility to indifference. A lady called Bonnie at guest services answers calls with utter disdain and even suggests that one should check the internet to get the info rather than troubling her. I was shocked!!
The other problem is food and I ate both at the restaurant and at the Bistro. The chicken curry served (I’m told they have Indian Chef) was a sour tomato broth with a few dry pieces of chicken. I haven’t tasted worse. The cheeseburger which is a staple of the land had dry powdered meat falling in your plate.
I really hope that the management pays more attention to this lovely asset of San Francisco and brings it at par with the standards of famed Taj Hospitality. Wish them luck!!
despite rave reviews and a picturesque lobby, the hotel is old and it's clear that the rooms have not been given an update since 1990s. If you want this location, stay at any other option - it's sure to be better. The room smelled musty, bed was uncomfortable, and wifi did not work. Absolutely confounding that this hotel charges this much for such poor rooms. Additionally, after stating they would help me get a taxi to airport for a 5am flight, the morning of they pushed me to take a private car claiming that no taxis were available so early in the morning. I called a ride and it was there in 2 minutes -- and cost me $20 less than what the driver wanted.