Renaissance Stanford Court

905 California Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, California, 94108, United States
(4.5 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Almost at the Top of Nob Hill

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 14, 2010

Deciding where to spend our 3 days in San Francisco was really a matter of deciding which Marriott facility we were going to put our luggage in for those 3 days. As I've mentioned in other hotel reviews what I look for in a place to stay is where it is located depending on what we're going to do in town and are the reviews of others at least on the upside of being favorable. We tend not to spend much non sleeping hours in a hotel as there is way to much to explore. And the reason for staying at Marriott are the points I earn with them on business travel.

OK, so when we were looking around for where to stay I originally didn't want to spend the 30,000 points per night here, but after being convinced by a few of my close VT friends (Dabs and Goodfish who had also made recent trips to San Francisco) and said to stay in town rather then a BART ride away we made our decision. And it turned out to be the right one.

The facility is located almost at the top of Nob Hill on California Street at the intersection where all 3 cable car lines pass. Now in some reviews of the hotel people complained about the noise of the Cable Cars, but we vaguely noticed them and in fact the ones that we heard in the early morning acted as our alarm clock. We stayed up on the 6th floor with a view of the bay and what made this really nice is that it was on the Concierge Floor. So for our breakfast each morning we just had to walk down the hall to start our day. We also used the lounge for a few late night dessert snacks and actually had a light dinner there our 2nd night when exhaustion had stepped in.

Unique Quality: The hotel is done in somewhat of a European motif and the elevators are actually called lifts. When we arrived around noon on Sunday I was dropping off our rental car from a week of traveling through the Wine Country and Yosemite in California. They have a nice courtyard area off California Street which reminded me of the Renaissance we had stayed in on our trip to London a few years back. We pulled in and the bellhop came out to unload our luggage. I dropped Sue off and then went to drop off my car a few blocks away.

We had no problem getting our room at noon. About 30 minutes later after I had dropped off the car, picked up two 3 day muni transporation passes and walked my first San Francisco hill of this trip, I met Sue back in the room. After a quick shower (hey that hill was really good cardio and did work up a sweat) we were ready to explore.

Other quick notes. The hotel is obviously a full service hotel. Catering toward business clientele you could get the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today papers. The restaurant downstairs looked nice (although we didn't eat there) and I was able to easily book our ride to the airport when we left town on Wednesday. There exercise room was enormous (didn't use) and looked like it had a lot of equipment.

Directions: Where all 3 lines of the Cable Cars intersect.

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Great Hotel Great Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 6, 2008

Renaissance is a marriott property so first of all the beds were sooo comfy, we slept great every night. Right now they're finishing up a renovation of the hotel but there was no sound of anything going on at all, and we were there 4 nights. The service that the employees provided was excellent , they always seemed happy to help you.

Unique Quality: It has a great location, a few blocks from union square and the center of downtown sf so you're not in the middle of more traffic, but right on the corner of the hotel is a cable car stop that we made use of almost every day

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Martini's Anyone?

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 12, 2007

We love this hotel and stay here every time we visit. The rooms are small (unless you get a corner room), but the charm is unmatched for the price you pay. Great location because the trolley runs both directions. Not a good location if you have physical handicaps as it's on a very steep slope. From this hotel you can walk to Chinatown or take a trolley down to the Ferrry Building for wonderful culinary choices and a great farmers market. Make sure and visit the martini bar at the hotel if you like martini's. They aren't cheap, but you get a lot and if your lucky you'll get a waitress that does a really cool dance when she shakes them.

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Comfortable Downtown San Francisco Accommodation

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 20, 2007

Setting a new standard in upscale accommodations and outshining traditional San Francisco Union Square hotels, this Nob Hill hotel offers visitors an unparalleled stay in the city by the bay. Upon entry, guests are immediately surrounded by old-world charm in the lobby featuring striking turn-of-the-century detailing and a stunning dome of Tiffany-style stained glass. Tastefully adorned Nob Hill San Francisco hotel guest rooms and suites boast European and Oriental reproductions, showcase spectacular views, and overlook the only intersection of three cable car lines, affording guests convenient, scenic rides to any point in the city. The projected elegance of exceptional meeting facilities at this luxury hotel in San Francisco and the uncommon style distinguishing Fournou's Ovens makes every event at Stanford Court a grand affair.

Unique Quality: Luxury San Francisco hotel blocks from Union Square with spectacular bay and city skyline views

Prestigious Nob Hill hotel rated #1 for Overall Guest Service Excellence and Event Services

Directions: Perched atop prestigious Nob Hill, overlooking a dramatic city skyline, is the timeless Stanford Court luxury San Francisco Hotel.

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Nob Hill

by written on January 19, 2003

Located atop Nob Hill, Stanford court is centrally located to the cable cars and Union square and Fisherman's wharf.

Unique Quality: The accommodations are pleasant room service is efficient and the view I had from Room #847 overlooked the bay and the Transamerican building.

Directions: Nob Hill

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Address: 905 California Street, Nob Hill, San Francisco, California, 94108, United States

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Amenities at Renaissance Stanford Court

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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