55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.784853 -122.408502
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
The one above looks like a PR piece. I'd like to try this place for Halloween.
Lame – This hotel was chosen for a girls' night in the city. We went with the Parc 55 over other comparable hotels, because we were promised a "deluxe" room on the club floor, complete with evening cocktail reception and breakfast buffet--this was so not the case. Upon arrival, we inquired about the evening cocktail reception, for which we hurried into town for only to be told that this reception was not held on Friday nights (arguably the busiest travel night of the week...shouldn't you include that in your information somewhere?). Then, when we get up to the "club level", we find that we have a tiny, standard room with two double beds. We called down to the front desk, only to find that this was considered a "deluxe" room, and that the .jpg we saw online was of the deluxe suite--it was a mistake of the web designer (sure, blame them...). We ended up having drinks in the lounge on the floor level, which were overpriced (to be expected) and we promptly left for a bar. Oh, what about the breakfast buffet, you ask? Let's just say, I've had better continental breakfasts at a Day's Inn in Death Valley when visiting my 80-year-old grandfather. No matter what flavored cream cheese you put on it, a bagel is still a bagel.
The reason I gave this hotel two stars instead of one, is that it was very clean and aesthetically pleasing, and it is very close to lots of major shopping. There was also a need for a recommendation of somewhere within walking distance to have dinner, and the concierge recommended a great restaurant--Annabelle's--albeit with at-ti-tude.
I highly recommend staying elsewhere – Check in was terrible. At least a 40 minute wait just to check in. Bathroom had no ventilation. They charged me for parking when I took BART into the city and still won't take the charge off my credit card after 4 months. The only thing this hotel has going for it is the location.
Good hotel for location and price – If you want to be at Market and Powell then this place is really a good deal. We knew what we were getting into in regards to the area / crowds, but still chose this hotel based on an online package with air.
Rooms are great, view is awesome, staff is friendly. Muni/BART very accessible. I just read another review and would like to comment on Mr. Nickle and Dime man:
Parking - There are garages all around you so you are not forced to pay $50 a night. How about $15 a night one block away, it's an early bird special if you are out by 9:30am. Worked for us.
Breakfast - Find somewhere to eat or pick up baked goods when you are out for the next day. Also, the 31st floor is where it's really a free breakfast offered by the hotel. FREE.
Wifi - you are right on that. $13 a day stinks. but that's the going rate in this area.
Water in your room for 4.50 - yeah dude, have you even heard of a mini bar? It's the same theory. There are about 50 Walgreens near you here so not sure what the problem is. 3 gallons for $3 bucks.
Package - again, open your eyes. There is a Post Office right across the street in the Macys.
No offense Mr. but it seems that this basic stuff is not at all worth complaining about. Hotel is a nice place and we'd stay here again. For out of towners I'd highly recommend.
Nickel-and-Dimed – I found this hotel to be comfortable, convenient and pleasant with a super helpful staff. The only drag was that it felt like I was being nickle-and-dimed all over the place.
"Of course there's parking for guests! It's $50/night."
"Of course there's a continental breakfast! That'll be $5 for coffee and a muffin."
"Of course there's WiFi! It's $13/day."
"Of course there's water in your room. $4.50/bottle sound ok?"
"Of course we can mail a package for you! There's just an $8 processing fee."
You get the idea. Maybe this is standard practice for fancy hotels, but it felt like I was being shaken down at every turn. I got a great price on this hotel through Hotwire, but next time, I'd rather stay at a 3 star hotel where it doesn't cost me extra to do anything besides sleep in my bed. (But who knows, maybe there was some Parc 55 "sleeping fee" that was tacked onto my bill too!)
Location Location LOCATION – The girl who wrote the last review most be smoking some seriously good crank, because you will not find a nicer hotel, in a better location for a fraction of the money you'll spend at parc 55. the stratford on powell, two streets over charges about 130 a night, more than we paid and it pales in comparisson on every level. as far as the noise, you're staying in union square lady! downtown! there is bound to be noise, there's not one hotel in the city that can control drunk people on a saturday night...believe me...they've tried.
that said...what a great hotel. one block from the muni, the trolley and the bus! one block from market and the most amazing shopping center you will ever lay eyes on (touch screen LCD directories? really?) the beds are super comfortable, made up with plush down comforters that make you want to run jump and face plant into them, i highly reccomend it. the room service is decent, but then again you have lori's diner right around the corner. a great irish pub called foleys and uptown sports bar, both great places where you're bound to meet some lively characters. honestly....i will be staying at the parc 55 again, it can't be beat.
Average Hotel in Good Location – My BF and I decided to drive up from SoCal and spend the weekend in San Francisco. We normally try and find a deal on a 4 star boutique hotel through Priceline, but booked Parc 55 through Expedia because they had a March special. Well, other 4-star hotels I've stayed at have quiet rooms with great beds. Parc 55 has really noisy rooms and beds that might also double as trampolines; very hard and springy and uncomfortable. On the up side, the location is great, the linens were nice and room service was wonderful for breakfast. We had a nice view from our south-facing room on the 18th floor.
Parc 55 is okay, but there are so many quieter, more comfortable options within a stone's throw.
Great views – We booked a standard room, and received room 1901--which was great! It was a corner room and had 180 degree views of the city. It was gorgeous. The staff was great. Only neg-the windows are a little thin, so you can hear the city sounds. Otherwise, it was outstanding!
Parc 55 is close to it all – This was a great place to stay. Our room was nice and big with a great view.
Subtle luxury for upscale travelers. – The Scene
This hotel completed a major renovation in early 1997, and its rooms are modern in an understated corporate way. While it caters to executives, it's in a great location for all types of visitors. It is a pleasant 10-minute walk to Union Square and only a minute from San Francisco Center, home to Nordstrom and other tony stores. A flight of steps takes you directly from the hotel to Hallidie Plaza, a local transportation nexus where you can catch the Powell Street cable car, BART or a Muni bus.
This high-rise offers 1,008 rooms and suites. Amenities cover all the basics. The Executive Club, with stepped-up service, occupies the 31st floor. Numerous dining options are available, from Siam, serving Thai favorites, to the popular Barley 'N Hops Bar & Grill for a casual meal.
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