- Close to Union Square, Market Street and San Francisco's Theater District
- Rooms have bright, stylish decor, luxurious beds, and modern technology
- Free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch members
- Free cruiser-style bike rentals and daily newspapers
- Yoga mat in every room
- Free coffee/tea service and evening wine hour in hotel's "living room"
- BDK Restaurant & Bar on-site
- Fitness center with treadmills, weights and bikes
- Pet-friendly with no fees or size restrictions
- In-room spa services available
- Pricey valet parking
- Fitness center is not open 24 hours
- Rooms are on the small side
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Oyster Hotel Review
A fun and contemporary boutique hotel in downtown San Francisco
The Marker is a stylish, eclectic boutique hotel in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. Originally built in 1910, rooms got a complete overhaul in 2013. The lobby has Art Nouveau and Art Deco touches such as opulent wall murals and paintings, high ceilings, and grand ornate staircases. The lobby's lavish furnishings and cozy fireplaces -- not to mention free coffee and tea in the morning, and wine reception in the evening -- give it a great ambience and make it a popular place for guests to lounge.
The hotel offers several thoughtful freebies: a free evening wine hour; free Wi-Fi; and no extra fees for dogs of any size.
Centrally located near Union Square
The Marker sits two blocks west of Union Square, which is famous for its high-end retail shops and not much else. Home to enormous outposts of Saks, Tiffany, Macy's, Louis Vuitton, and Neiman Marcus, among others, Union Square is to San Francisco what 5th Avenue is to New York and Rodeo Drive is to L.A. Locals don't hang out here, but the square is great for people-watching nonetheless, and it occasionally plays host to small festivals and demonstrations. The hotel's location is also centered in the lively Theater District, and eight theaters are located within six blocks of the hotel.
Stylish and quirky rooms are on the small side.
Most rooms are on the small side, at around 200 to 250 square feet, but exceedingly stylish, with bright colors and vibrant patterns. They were all completely renovated in 2013, and guests may feel like they are staying in the eclectic bedroom of an avid traveler who decorated with pieces acquired around the world. International influences are felt everywhere, from the white, wrought iron headboards look like they could belong in a European guesthouse, to the silk pillows with Asian prints, to the Indian block print curtains, to the nightstands that resemble inlaid Moroccan antiques. The overall effect is bold and whimsical, and even the graphic striped wallpaper doesn't overwhelm. Attractive bathrooms have patterned black-and-white wallpaper, shower/tub combos, and high-end C.O. Bigelow toiletries.
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A modern fitness center and in-room spa services
Though the hotel's basement-level fitness center is small, it has modern machines, including Precor treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, an adaptive motion trainer, and an FTS glide. A full selection of free weights, yoga mats, balance balls and accessories are also provided.
The hotel offers multiple attractive freebies. In-room spa treatments are available; a free nightly wine hour is held in the hotel's grand lobby; and free coffee and tea are available every morning in the lounge.
The hotel has an on-site restaurant, BDK Restaurant and Bar. It's open for all breakfast, brunch, and dinner, and serves dishes like omelets, scallops, and pot roast.
Any pet under 200 pounds welcome; free
Transport to / from Hotel
Supervised Kids Activities
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Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
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