The Donatello Hotel

501 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States
#20 of 334 hotels in San Francisco
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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A pleasant surprise

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 31, 2009

We got a dirt cheap room from The Donatello, and thus we were fearing for the worst. Fortunately, the hotel exceeded our expectations in all fronts. The rooms were big and airy; our family of four fit in nicely, the sofa doubled as an extra bed and there were plenty of room for the crib, too. The room was equipped with wet bar, microwave oven and empty fridge -- all excellent items for people travelling with smaller children.

The service was really friendly and courteous. There was a free, albeit small, breakfast buffet on the club floor at the top of the building. Coffee, orange juice, and muffins kicked the day off fine. An additional pleasant surprise for us Finns for a proper Finnish sauna -- made in the US by a company established by a Finn.

The location is also very good, a block from Union Square, a lot of cafés, restaurants and small convenience stores around. All major car rental companies in a walking distance.

All this was $160 per nigh + tax. Your mileage with the price may vary.

Location, Location, Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 1, 2008

We had the best time here. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to help us. Our son and daughter-in-law went with us too, their luggage was lost, the front dest staff was helpful with phone numbers to the airport, they gave them an upgrade on their room and a bottle of champaign. (their anniversary was two days earlier). The bellman watched out for their luggage and when it arrived (two and a half days later) they left voice mail on both of our rooms early in the morning so they could call and it was brought to their room.
The concierge upstairs (not the one for the timeshares by the front desk) were extremely helpful on how to navigate the bus and the trolley so we could reach everywhere we needed to go. They also directed us to the best rent a car place (called for us too for prices), which was two blocks around the corner from here.
The trolley stop was one block away, the main bus line could be reached about 3 blocks away, and every store you could think of was within walking distance.
Very close to union square and chinatown as well.
The rooms are very large, the beds are very comfortable, and the frig. and microwave came in handy.
We would very much recommend this hotel.

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Modest rooms a block from Union Square

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 12, 2004

Although stepping out of the Hotel surrounded by the chic shops and squeal of the cable cars was enough to remind us of why we chose the Union Square vicinity, my girlfriend and I also took a joyride on the St Francis Hotel's exposed elevators each night on the way back to the Donatello just to tease ourselves into thinking we were staying somewhere with a little more swank. The view was a great way to finish every evening. Once back at the Donatello the huge king sized bed and elegant fabrics allowed our imagination to take a break. the reality of the surroundings made for a very "Union Square" feel.

Unique Quality: Be prepared for the Time Share/Vacation Club pitch, but it is very casual approach. They did not pressure my girlfriend and I at all. Do take advantage however of the complimentary Club Level passes that are issued upon check-in. The top floor club is a nice place to chill out in the morning, and plan the day's itinerary over some coffee and pastries.

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Address: 501 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Amenities at The Donatello Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette
  • Bar / Lounge

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