Union Square

The Marker San Francisco

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This wildly colorful hotel just two blocks from Union Square is ranked one of the top hotels in the city by U.S. News & World Report
  • Nightly wine reception, complimentary morning coffee service and free Wi-Fi
  • Near neighborhoods with historic cable cars and rich cultural traditions
  • In-room spa treatments

"The Marker oozes with style" -- U.S. News & World Report
Enjoyed This
(52 Member Ratings)
"Great location near Union Square and the Theater district"
11. Dec 2018
Sonora, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is about 20 minutes away by car from San Francisco International Airport. Cab fare is approximately $50 on way.

Rooms & Rates

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Set a shopaholic loose in San Francisco’s Union Square, and there’s no telling what they’ll come back with. The neighborhood stocks some of the world’s top designers, from fancy French couturiers to preppy American sportswear makers to exotic far-flung outfitters. It takes a deft touch to combine so many styles at once -- something accomplished in the riotously colorful guest rooms at The Marker San Francisco, two blocks west of the square.

Ranked one of the top hotels in the city by U.S. News & World Report, The Marker San Francisco greets guests with a lobby-dominating concrete fireplace that warms the room during the nightly complimentary wine hour from 5-6pm.

Unwind from a busy day of shopping and sightseeing with a hot stone massage or soothing body wrap. Spa treatments are all performed in the comfort of your guest room.

Some of San Francisco’s marquee theaters run along the same block. Although the neighborhood to the west is the rough-and-tumble Tenderloin, in all other directions are areas rich with tourist treasures. Dragon’s Gate, the symbolic entrance to a dense and multi-layered Chinatown, is a 10-minute walk northeast. Two blocks west run the tracks of the Powell Street cable car, which assists with reaching the fashionable Nob and Russian Hills to the north, before sliding back down toward Fisherman’s Wharf and the bay on the other side.

From the press:
  • “A cheery 1910 Beaux-Arts facade and snappily dressed doormen welcome you” -- Fodor’s
  • “Everything is bold but tasteful, and as playful as it is serious, with nifty extras like flatscreen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi” -- Frommer’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request, free of charge.
Extra bed available on request and in the king or queen bed rooms only: $40 + tax per night.
Extra person charge is $20 + tax per night.
 Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: This hotel is pet-friendly. 

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$25 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Amenity Fee includes:
• Morning Coffee and Tea
• Evening Social Wine Hour
• Local Vocal Musicians every Week Thursday - Saturday
• High-Speed WiFi
• Press-reader Access
• Bicycle Rentals
• 24 Hour Fitness Center
• 24 Hour Business Center

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Parking Fee applies: $58 + tax per day for a standard vehicle; $69 + tax per day for oversized vehicles and will be applied to your bill at the hotel.
This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(52 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Marker San Francisco (part of Destination Hotels & Resorts) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location near Union Square and the Theater district
Other Comments
The staff was very accommodating
Lisa 11. Dec 2018 Sonora, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Decor, inviting spaces, friendly helpful staff
Other Comments
Great Union Square location, nice evening wine hour is a plus
fr 11. Dec 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff were great
Other Comments
Unusual decor ...Nice though
Mairead 10. Dec 2018 Benicia, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet room
Other Comments
Parking a challenge for their valets - on a busy street, just have to leave your car on the road effectively and at some point they will take it.
Eric 10. Dec 2018 Brentwood, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All staff were exceptional. The wine hour was so relaxing, held in a lovely room with live music.
Other Comments
Highly recommend!
Phyllis 09. Dec 2018 Auburn, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Downtown Location, close to Union Square
Other Comments
Festive holiday decor
Steven J 09. Dec 2018 Salem, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
staff, entertainment, restaurant.
Other Comments
Cost of hotel parking in SF is ridiculous!
Wayne 03. Dec 2018 Rocklin, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed
Kay 03. Dec 2018 Orangevale, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff is friendly and helpful. Pretty and clean hotel.
Carmen 03. Dec 2018 Tucson, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The social hour with the free wine. Gave me a chance to meet people seeing as I was traveling alone
Cynthia 29. Nov 2018 Largo, FL, USA

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