The Palace....Where Guests Are Treated Like Royalty!!!
This is a much belated, but extremely well deserved review of the Palace Hotel. We stayed at the Palace Hotel in November, 2003. almost by accident, as we were meeting a old friend at the "Pied Piper" bar located there and were trying to make it convenient.
We arrived, not knowing what to expect after almost escaping from the "Embassy Hotel" (see my TripAdvisor.com review of the Embassy entitled "We Woudn't Even Stay The Second Night For Free!!!" dated November 6, 2003) not really knowing what to expect because the only phone call we had made while at the Embassy was to make a reservation at the Palace. We were extremely impressed at the grandeur of the entrance, lobby and hallways of the Palace and it just got better from our intitial impression. We arrived at about 9:30 a.m. (well before the 3 p.m. check in time) and were hoping to store our luggage there until check in time as we were traveling without our vehicle. Not only were we greeted with extremely friendly and efficient staff at the counter, but we were allowed to check into our room at that time.
We were impressed with our room due to the rich luxurious fabrics and elegant furniture used in decoration as well as how spacious it was. Not only were the fabrics luxurious, but the furniture and bed were extremely comfortable adding to the luxury and elegance of the room. We also were impressed with how quiet the room was, and were not bothered thoughout the night by any noise from the street, guests in rooms on either side of us or in the room above us or anyone walking down the hallway.
We ordered room service in the morning and received delicious food, promptly by extremely courteous and helpful staff. The complimentary bathrobes were an excellent touch and added to the feeling of living in luxury.
The hotel is conveniently located near a BART station as well as one of the turn arounds for the cable cars. In the surrounding neighborhood there are at least two Starbucks and several restaraunts to choose from.
As you can probably tell, we enjoyed our stay at the Palace and will definitely be staying there again upon returning to San Francisco.