Hotel Frank San Francisco

386 Geary Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

3 Reviews

  • Horrible Experience!!!


    Hotel does not care about Guest Experience. My friend was staying at this hotel and was mugged (wallet stolen) and Hotel Frank did not care about helping out a guest in a time of need. The hotel manager refused to directly speak with him on the phone and used a housekeeper for communication. I had to order domino's online to ensure my friend could eat that day! The way he was treated made him feel even worse than he already did. Please refuse to stay at this hotel and go to the J.W. Marriott. At least that way you could ensure to speak with customer service at a corporate level.

    Unique Quality: Staff doesn't care about its guests.

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    Hotel Maxwell


    my flatmate works here, and a more decent, unpretentious hotel cannot be found. Creepy art-deco elevator will scare the kids into behaving!

    Unique Quality: location!!! just off union square, ground zero for all the touristy things tourist thrive on, and near all the public transit for those looking to escape the alcatraz-wharf-union square triad.

    Directions: union square

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    Small Union Square Hotel


    Situated in the heart of San Francisco's vibrant Union Square neighborhood, the Maxwell Hotel San Francisco is a striking art deco structure with a theatrical flair.

    I stayed here for business when it was the raphael. Looks like it has definately upgraded its decor.

    Unique Quality: Built in 1908, and recently restored, The Maxwell Hotel San Francisco reflects the drama of its Theatre Row address. Each room is stylishly decorated in a sophisticated blend of theatrical and Art Deco influences and appointed with writing desk, custom bath amenities, velour "Frette" bathrobes, iron & board and in-room safe.

    Directions: Union Square

More about Hotel Frank San Francisco

Peabody Ducks

by margaretvn

If you are in Memphis take a little time to go to the Peabody Hotel and see their mascot ducks but get there early - it gets very busy in the lobby just before 11 in the morning.
Every morning at 11 o clock the ducks come down with the elavator to the lobby of the lobby where they are received as filmstars! They spend the day in the lobby fountain and at 5 in the afternoon go back to their penthouse!

So just how did the tradition of the ducks in The Peabody start? as a joke really...

It was in 1933 that the general manager of the hotel, Frank Schutt, and his friend Chip Barwick came back from a hunting trip in Arkansas. They had tasted a little too much of Jack Daniel's whiskey during the trip. So they thought it would be funny to put some of the live duck decoys in the fountain in the lobby of the hotel. In 1933 live decoys were still legal. Their live decoys were in fact 3 little English Call Ducks but they were soon replaced by 5 American Mallards. The reaction to the ducks in the fountain was enthusiastic. Soon everyone knew about the “Peabody Ducks”
In 1940 Edward Pembroke (a bellman at the hotel) who was a former circus animal trainer offered to help get the ducks to the fountain every day. He taught the ducks the now- famous Peabody Duck March. Edward Pembroke became the Peabody Duckmaster and he held the post for 50 years. He retired in 1991.

Forum Posts

Christmas in San Fran- part 2

by sunnysam

Thanks for the excellent suggestions! Looks like sunday brunch at the Palace, and then a light dinner after doing some walking Christmas day.
Planning to stay at the Maxwell Hotel near Union square. Does anyone have comments about this hotel?
Any suggestions regarding walking around Christmas day?
You guys are the greatest! Thank you!

RE: Christmas in San Fran- part 2

by yvr

for comments about the Maxwell Hotel, go to the following website, they post reviews of past guests from hotels all over the world. I am sure you will find some comments about the Maxwell Hotel

RE: Christmas in San Fran- part 2

by GrumpyL5

You could do a walk from Fishermans around the coast to Golden Gate via a very impressive housing development, each house an individual design, towards the Exploratorium park and then the bridge.


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