San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Why We Love This Hotel
- This enormous hotel caters primarily to business guests with comfy, no-nonsense decor and a great top-floor lounge
- This hotel is a five-minute walk to the city's financial district and one block from the Moscone Center
- Five dining and drinking options include a lovely top-floor bar, a casual pub, and a convenient Starbucks right in the lobby
- Free Wi-Fi in the lobby (though there's a charge in-room)
The San Fransisco Marriott Marquis is a behemoth business hotel located in the city's SoMa neighborhood, five minutes on foot to the Financial District and a block from the Moscone Center. It's lovingly referred to as The Jukebox by locals, due to its unique scalloped shape.
Rooms are bland but quite comfortable with pillow-top mattresses and nice TVs. Downsides include street noise, even in rooms as high as the 10th floor, and fees for Wi-Fi, though that's pretty standard for such a firmly business hotel (budget-minded guests can utilize the free Wi-Fi in the lobby). The fitness center is spacious and well equipped, with a well-kept lap pool.
Five dining and drinking options include a convenient Starbucks in the lobby, a casual pub, and a top-floor bar that charges a premium for tasty cocktails -- but for the breathtaking views, it's definitely worth it.