San Francisco Marriott

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States

8 Reviews

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 58% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families85
  • Couples83
  • Solo80
  • Business74
  • goodfish's Profile Photo

    Location, location, location


    (Note: Hotel is actually the Marriott Marquis)

    This is one of those fancy-schmanzy outfits I get to stay at when business picks up the tab. This Marriott is just steps from the Powell Street Muni/Bart station and close to Union Square, Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens and the Museum of Modern Art - great location. It's a 39-floor high-rise with all the goodies you'd expect from a conference-quality hotel: decent-sized rooms, upscale linens, flat screen TVs, pool, fitness center, etc. There is also an upscale restaurant (didn't eat at), lobby lounge, sky lounge, Starbucks and a casual grill on site. All-in-all, a nice place.

    Potential downsides? Parking rates are ridiculous ($55 per day ramp or $32 per day offsite), wired-for-business service is $15 a day, and drinks in the lounges don't come cheap. Rover isn't allowed either. Get around some of this by using free wireless in the lobby lounge, boarding the dog at home, nixing a car (don't need one in SF anyway) and doing your tippling elsewhere.

    Because business rates are almost never a bargain (we had conference rates) I know our room was well over $200 a night but I see Tripadvisor reviewers who snagged them for as low as $99 - $109: a steal for SF so if you can get it for anywhere close to that, jump on it.

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    Center of Everything in SOMA!


    Spectacular Views of the San Francisco Skyline and Beyond!

    ok, ok I admit that I am Biased since this is my favorite hotel in the SOMA area and the whole of the Bay Area, plus, because of The View Lounge which for me is better than the Top of the Mark (see my View lounge and top of the mark tips). the Marriott is one of the largest buildings in the city, making it a popular stop for convention-goers to Moscone Center which is just beside it and those looking for a room with a view (again I'm biased), that only problem is that rooms cost $ 380 or more a day here (plus taxes) if you are not a california native (in which they give you 25% off) and they also have off season specials like 3 night specials where the price can drop up to just $ 240 plus tax a night.

    Unique Quality: Beside my favorite The View Lounge, Mariott claims to have 1,498 luxurious guest rooms, including 136 distinct suites and 100,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and banquet space, including 52 meeting rooms and the most unbeatable part is that it is just across Moscone Center for Convention Goers and within Walking Distance of Westfield Center, Bloomingdales, Macy's, Powell Street Cable Car, Union Square, Metreon, Crocker Galleria, Jollibee and a Lot More!

    Directions: 55 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo

    5 Star Hotel in Great Location


    A very nice hotel. Huge number of rooms and yet it didn't feel overwhelmingly big. The lobby got pretty crowded around 5pm as people gathered to plan their evenings.

    Rooms were very nice with goose down duvets, many pillows and a flat screen plasma HDTV (whatever that means). I was only on the 5th floor so my view was the side of the church next door.

    The View, the hotel's lounge on the 34th floor, is well worth a visit for the views. The architecture reminded me of Gotham City with large gothic windows.

    Never ate a meal in the hotel (too many choices nearby) but I heard breakfast was very expensive.

    Directions: Takes up most of the block between Market and Mission on Fourth St. Entry and valet parking on 4th street.

  • loisl's Profile Photo

    a little pricy...


    Slowly the Marriott converts to an old Lady...and she would need some Botox shoots.
    I stay there regularly since the early 90th's, and not to much changed.
    There are no major complaints, just little glitches.

    If you have to do business on Market street, or at Moscone, then the location is convenient.

    Make sure to enjoy the spectacular view from the bar on the 39th floor.

    Directions: Near Market street, Moscone center and Union square

  • stappm's Profile Photo

    San Francisco Marriott


    This is a good location if you need to be near Moscone Ctr or South of Market - otherwise it is a long way from SF night life and a rather long walk from Union Square (but do-able). And from Union Sqr. you can catch a street car to Fishermans Warf, via North Beach, where you can stop for great food along the way. You will probably end up cabbing it everywhere after dark anyway - but it all comes down to location and what you are in SF to do (business or be a tourist.)

    The rooms are typical Marriott - clean and well appointed.

    Directions: South of Market (SOMA)

  • JoeNYC's Profile Photo



    This hotel offers some very large rooms and has one of the best hotel gyms I've ever been to. The jazz club on the top is great as well with some cool city views. It might be too far from the bay for some tourists but for business, especially if you are at a trade show, the location is great. It also has a few good bars right outside of it, so that's a plus too.

  • jenna24's Profile Photo

    Marriott Hotel


    Marriott Hotel

    Unique Quality: This hotel gave birth to simply one of the most beautiful architectural designs in the city inside and out. Located in the heart of downtown this hotel includes a rooftop lounge, a 40,000 sq foot ball room, a prime location, an indoor pool, health club, and alot more.

  • mytravels's Profile Photo

    Stayed at the downtown...


    Stayed at the downtown Marriott on the 31st floor. Had a corner room that overlooked downtown and the east Bay.

    Unique Quality: Wonderful view from the lounge located on the upper level; however, seating is limited. The Garden Terrace restaurant, located on the 2nd floor, has wonderful food and a diverse menu.

    Directions: Located at 4th Street and Market - only steps away from Union Square, the trolley station, a few blocks from Chinatown, and nearby many of the South Market (SOMA) nightclubs.

More about San Francisco Marriott

A good all-round hotel

by TripAdvisor Member thenick

Just returned from a long weekend in San Francisco. Found the hotel to be a good choice for those keen to be staying somewhere central (close to Union Square, Cable Car turn around, shopping, restaurants etc) and in a hotel which offers a good standard of accomodation and facilities. Excellent pool, spa tub and gym (cardio and weight rooms). In-hotel dining good (buffet breakfast will sort you out for treking around San Francisco). No major negatives. A good hotel for short breaks.

Given that the SF Marriott serves mainly as a business hotel and therefore is slightly corporate and inpersonal you probably wouldn't choose to stay here for a long period of time. However, I think it is a good pick overall as SF hotels go.

Just for comparison, I was recommended to stay close to the Fisherman's Wharf area. Glad I didn't in the end. It's interesting enough a place to visit, to catch the ferry over to Alcatraz and try out some of the seafood restaurants but with its illuminated sea front strip, numerous souvenir shops and fast food restaurants, it is a little tacky and for me personally, doesn't really capture what San Fran is all about. As it is only a short cable car or taxi ride from the SF Marriott / centre you can get down there easily enough anyway as and when you need to. Hope this helps. Enjoy San Fran....

Forum Posts

Grocery store near downtown Marriott?

by Boleslav

my husband will be on a business trip in SF next week staying in the San Francisco Marriott at 55 Fourth Street.
He would like to get some fresh fruit, fruit juices (Knudse, Odwala, Naked etc.), dried fruits to munch on. Where would you send him to purchase such basics in this area? Thank you very much.

RE: Grocery store near downtown Marriott?

by brotherleelove

There's a supermarket on the corner of California and Hyde. There may be something closer, I don't know, but that one isn't really very far away and they have a parking lot. He'll need a city map. I don't know if it's still there, but there used to be a natural food store right across the street.

RE: Grocery store near downtown Marriott?

by sean420

California and Hyde is miles away from the Marriot. There are plenty of convience stores in the area the closest being across the street on Mission and 4th. The nearest supermarket would be the Safeway at 4th and King streets

RE: RE: Grocery store near downtown Marriott?

by sean420

Whoops! The actuall cosest supermarket would be the Whole Foods 3 bloks away at 4th and Harrison.

RE: RE: Grocery store near downtown Marriott?

by Boleslav

Dear Sean - thank you very much!


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Address: 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California, 94103, United States