Omni San Francisco Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Financial District, San Francisco, California

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Pros

  • Posh atmosphere
  • Good Financial District location for business travelers
  • Big, quiet standard rooms with upscale traditional decor
  • Free Wi-Fi with membership in the chain’s free Select Guest program
  • Large, modern gym
  • Popular steakhouse
  • 24-hour room service

Cons

  • A little more expensive than nearby four-pearl hotels
  • Parking is pricey
  • Cramped business center

Bottom Line

This upscale, medium-sized hotel, part of the Omni chain, is a stylish, comfortable option for well-heeled tourists and business travelers. The luxury comes at a high price, however, and better rates can generally be found at other, nearby four-pearl properties, such as the Hilton or Le Meridien, though some may prefer the Omni's more traditional style and touches of grandeur.

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 Scene

Dramatic, old-fashioned elegance

The lobby, with its soaring ceilings and arched windows, has a grand, old-world elegance. There are chandeliers and sconces aplenty, dark wood-paneled walls, dramatic marble staircases and a massive marble front desk. The property is impeccably staged with fruit-filled bowls, flower arrangements and vintage telephones.

 Location

Good location in the financial district, near Chinatown

On a small main street in the heart of the financial district, the hotel is well placed for both leisure and business travelers and within walking distance of everything in downtown. Chinatown is a five-minute walk and it’s about a 12-minute walk to the Ferry Building Marketplace. Fisherman’s Wharf is about a 30-minute walk or about 20 minutes by bus. The hotel is four and a half blocks to the Montgomery Street BART station.

 Rooms

Luxurious rooms with classic style

The 362 quiet, climate-controlled rooms have a simple elegance, with gold and black patterned carpeting, white down comforters, beige accent pillows, dark wood furniture, plush armchairs and crown molding. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks with iPod docks, minibars, coffeemakers, robes, and free newspapers. The bathrooms have large marble vanities and curtained shower/tub combos along with light-up makeup mirrors. Suites offer even more luxury; The Presidential Suite, for example, has a dark-wood four-poster bed with a chandelier above it, and its bathroom has a whirlpool tub and separate stall shower.

 Features

Well-regarded steakhouse with bar, large gym, and meeting rooms

The attached restaurant and bar, Bob’s Steak & Chop House, is part of a national fine dining chain. The hotel also has a large fitness center and there are seven meeting rooms, including the 2,800-square-foot Grand Ballroom. In comparison, the business center is a bit narrow, with two computers and a printer. Room service is on offer 24 hours a day. Welcoming touches include free coffee in the lobby and treats such as gingerbread cookies and warm cider in cold weather.

 Bottom Line

This upscale, medium-sized hotel, part of the Omni chain, is a stylish, comfortable option for well-heeled tourists and business travelers. The luxury comes at a high price, however, and better rates can generally be found at other, nearby four-pearl properties, such as the Hilton or Le Meridien, though some may prefer the Omni's more traditional style and touches of grandeur.

Things You Should Know About Omni San Francisco Hotel

Address

  • 500 California Street At Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104

Hotel is Also (or Was Formerly) Known As

  • Omni Hotel
  • Omni Hotel San Francisco
  • Omni San Francisco
  • San Francisco Omni

Room Types

  • California Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • Get Fit Guest Room
  • Kids Fantasy Suite
  • Presidential Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 362
Fitness Center: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Financial District, San Francisco
Address: 500 California Street At Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104
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