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What We Love

  • Elegant, inviting Art Nouveau lobby with playful frescoes and a living room with a large fireplace
  • Nightly, free wine reception invites you to ease into the San Francisco evening with other guests
  • Union Square’s shops and BART stop are just a few blocks from the hotel
  • Pets are pampered throughout their stays with a dog or cat bed, food bowl and little toy
  • The new BDK pub dishes up creative American cuisine and crafty cocktails
  • READ MORE: What to See and Do in San Francisco and Big Sur

What To Know

  • Previously known as Hotel Monaco
  • Space is at a premium in San Francisco, so rooms average just 200–275 square feet
  • This is an urban area, so rooms can be noisy for the uninitiated
  • A few blocks west is the Tenderloin District, which has a reputation of being a bit rough; keep east toward Union Square
  • Travelers with a more conservative style may not go for the brightly-hued room decor

Amenities

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

Playful San Fran sleep with an organic spa, lively pub and free happy hour, steps from Union Square

The Look

The theme at The Marker San Francisco is 1920s travel. An indie, worldly vibe extends to all corners of the hotel, particularly the Art Nouveau lobby, which features high ceilings, a front desk made to look like an antique steamer trunk and a grand staircase with an ethereal painting of an angelic being rising to the heavens. Our favorite lounging spot is the living room, with burgundy crushed-velvet couches and a giant fireplace.

Bed and Bath

The hotel has a playful personality with classy yet cozy digs. The 201 rooms and suites are a mix of funky and functional: wallpaper in thick stripes of primary colors, consistently strong WiFi and flat-screens, and very comfortable beds piled with soft comforters.

Beyond

The spa is all about organic and natural products — we love the deep-tissue massage with sunflower oil (that’s good enough to drizzle on a salad) and the fragrant chamomile bath and body rub. Fido is welcome here, and if you have pet envy, borrow a goldfish that you can keep during your stay. Indulge in creative American fare at BDK, the hotel’s newly opened pub. Mouthwatering dishes include Dungeness crab beignets, pickle brined fried chicken thighs and Thai coconut red curry popcorn. Eat up.

In the Area

Yes, San Francisco has punishing hills, but cruising around on two wheels is still one of the best ways to get a feel for the city and to explore its greenery, including Golden Gate Park, which is crisscrossed with trails. Rent a bike at City Cycle. Union Square is lined with chic department stores and shops from Armani to Yves St Laurent, but for more unique finds, explore the side streets: Wilkes Bashford, a San Francisco original, sells unique (though admittedly pricey) threads by local and international designers. Swing Night brings out the gents in fedoras and dames in cherry-red lipstick at Bimbo’s 365 Club, which dates back to 1931. Walk the aisles of City Lights in North Beach for a glimpse into San Francisco’s famous beat literary history, and then get a cocktail at Tosca Café on Columbus Avenue, where there’s opera and Sinatra on the jukebox.

How to Get There

The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Reviews

The Marker is an excellent hotel, and a terrific value too
SuperDadAustin

We had stayed across the street at the Adagio in Oct2016 and were not impressed; while walking around the neighborhood then, we went into the lobby and vowed to stay at the Marker the next time we were in SFO -- this time, we stayed three nights, had a fabulous room and a very satisfying experience all around.

Wonderful stay!
Jazmine V

Upon the arrival the front desk agents were ready to help and answer any questions we had. The inside of the building is quite beautiful. The room was cozy and the bathroom had great features. Who doesn’t love a good bath? We hope to come back soon!

Catastrophe...!
936direction

It’s my first Time in this hôtel and no more in the futur. Don’t go here,There are a lot of hôtel in this City. The service is not 4 stars. The quality is too bad and the services are too expansive behind the quality.