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Le Meridien in San Francisco, CA

Le Meridien in San Francisco, CA

Specialties

Le Méridien San Francisco is a luxury hotel located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District. It is connected by a landscaped pedestrian bridge to the historic Federal Reserve Building, and the shops, entertainment, and cafés of the dynamic Embarcadero Center. Le Méridien is also steps away from San Francisco's main leisure attractions such as Chinatown and the California Street cable cars, with easy access to Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square.

The guest rooms are spacious and many offer sweeping views of the bay as well as the city. The rooms were renovated in 2008 and have an attractive, contemporary décor and appointments with fine furnishings. Accommodations are 100% non-smoking and are equipped with wired and wireless High Speed Internet Access, plush robes, beds with 300-count Frette sheets, down duvets, and a Nakamichi stereo/CD player. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

History

Established in 2006.

Mixing contemporary culture with its European heritage, Le Méridien creates a culturally refined, meaningful and stimulating atmosphere which inspires participants to celebrate the beauty of a moment and the possibilities for insight that live within common occurrences.

Guests discover more than just a new destination. They discover a new way of seeing things.

Currently, Le Méridien is a global hotel group with a portfolio of more than 100+ luxury and upscale hotels in over 50 countries worldwide. The majority of its properties are located in the world's top cities and resorts throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.75

Address: 333 Battery St, San Francisco, CA, 94111
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Comments (504):

1. Nick C.
Whenever I plan on spending a night in San Francisco I usually check with one of those online name your own price deals searching for a four star hotel at a very, very reasonable price.  This must have been a busy summer weekend in San Francisco because it took me a couple of tries and I finally came up with Le Meridien,  It was far from Union Square but right next door to the Embarcadero Center and easily within walking distance to Chinatown and North Beach.  When we checked it on Saturday afternoon it was busy but the check in was extrememly quick and easy.  We were delighted to discover that our room was beautiful; large king sized bed, large bathroom with a cool large tub, nice wide screen TV, and a window that actually opened.  They have 24 hour room service that we didn't use.  The cool thing about this location is that on a Sat or Sunday night there is plentiful free street parking and after 6 on Saturday you can park until Monday morning.  There are many so called four star hotels in San Francisco that pale in comparison to this one and I highly recomend it.

21/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Tammy N.
gorgeous rooms, perfect beds and bathrooms, nice room service from their in house restaurant.  the work-out facility is more like my gym at home than a hotel gym...in fact i may have worked out more while here than at home.  someone sent me a gift of wine/champagne/chocolate, etc. while staying here and the staff went over the top finding some really incredible selections then added a huge selection of cheese and fruit from the hotel.  it has a boutique feel which is nice when you're tired of the corporate hotel experience.  this is now my hotel of choice for my monthly trips to sf.

06/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Bruce F.
STAY AWAY FROM THE LOBBY BAR
No reason for this place to be charging $17 for a glass of red wine and up to $25 a glass for white!
Trying way to hard to seem elegant .... and it's not.

18/01/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Chloe F.
Stayed there for a night in the city with a visiting friend. The hotel itself was very nice and modern. We were on the 22nd floor and had an amazing view of the Embarcadero. Everything was amazing except for our extremely rude welcoming. We walked in to a VERY unfriendly lady at the front desk. I believe her name was Karen or Kathryn, caucasian with short reddish hair.  She automatically stereotyped us since we were young. I understand that she may have had her preconceived notions about us but we still deserved the treatment of a paying customer. She was extremely rude, disrespectful, and talked to me as if I was a bit slow. I was so appalled with the way she chose to treat us. When we were finished being treated like children we proceeded to our amazing room. It was nicely decorated, the beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was very nice with all the marble. We needed WiFi to do some research on our plans for the evening and when I called down to ask the receptionist (same woman answered) to inquire, I was again talked to like an imbecile. Very upset with the way we were treated. Definitely put a damper on the experience. Besides customer service the actual hotel is very nice.

28/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. Myke R.
Yes I was in town. No thanks to anyone there.  After being lost and dealing with Yoda Tom Tom giving directions and ending up at the Intercontinental. Whoops Wrong Hotel. Le Meridian was a sight for sore eyes. Ok so it's not Vegas. It's a nice hotel, very clean, and the staff was hospitable. Just really hard for someone to come from a 24 hr town - to a town with hours and limits. Of course what's funny is they're not used to having people tip well. Ok so my friend told me people don't tip well usually 1-3 dollars and if they get a 50% tip then they did good. Well wtf....Being in the service industry you learn to tip. Because dealing with asses like me or you is not the easiest thing. I liked this hotel because it was quiet and people were overall friendly. What sucks....55 dollar parking. What the hell is that? That's as much as a full tank of gas. Plus Occupancy tax? Wow...ok so this city wasn't the cheapest place to be. I had to knock it for parking , they wouldn't let me bartend.

04/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Samira S.
Really nice rooms...very overpriced. Stayed with friends for NYE. Make sure if you're getting a room with a balcony to watch a fireworks show that you know you can't see anything from there...lol - had us in stitches when we realized. Very funny. They're super strict on who can come up after 8 p.m. on NYE, too. Was tardo b/c everyone's partying anyway. Still...nice place but not worth the $$. Btw, parking is $43 a day! ouch.

02/01/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. David S.
Location is great!!  Service is wonderful, even though one gentleman at the night time front desk did not know there is a 24 hour Starbucks on Powell Street.  Room is very nice, but you can sometimes hear other guests in adjoining rooms.  TV quality is dreadful-a true HDMI connection is needed (no biggie).  No little coffee maker in room, which is something I love to have.  If you can get a great rate, do this place.  I'm tellin ya...the location is fantastic.

29/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
8. Cari D.
Beautiful room with a view!   I have stayed at this hotel twice.  I love it for the location, the luxury beds, and outstanding service.  Everyone, from the doorman, to the receptionist, to the phone operator addressed me by name and was expecially personable.  

"Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!"

26/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Barbara C.
Just came back from a fab stay in SF. My  overall experience at Le Meridien was okay. Whenever I stay @ corporate hotels I never expect all that much and am usually pretty satisfied; this was the case with Le Meridien. Nice room, up to date decor, pretty nice view (lots of corporate towers and one side a view of the bay bridge through the towers), clean, nice bathroom. The one thing that did consistently come up throughout the stay was the staff's prickly attitude. Their comments were just this side of outright rude (I'll let the readers determine which side). Example: upon checking in my friend mentioned in a friendly, conversational way that it was her birthday if there was any possibility of an upgrade and the staff member shut that down immediately with an unsmiling "yeah, I'm allowing you to check in at 10:00am". Hmmm.
Another example: my friend was going to run up to the room for a half hour to bring her bags down to the car and asked a staff member if he knew what the situation was with parking on the street opposite the hotel entrance, his response was "I don't work for the city of San Francisco".  Ah ha. Thanks for staying at Le Meridien.

It's also worth mentioning that the parking fees on site are ridiculous - $50 per night.

27/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. ? ?.
Haven't stayed in one of the rooms yet. I went here for a meeting in one of the rooms. The breakfast was bland but good. The OJ was room temp. and had a funky taste and smell to it. The wait staff was very nice and they were quick to clear the used dishes. They kept an eye on the drink and food and made sure it was well stocked at all times.

22/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Sannah Z.
I've stayed at this hotel approximately 40 times in the last 1.5 years, as part of a school program. I can tell you that the rooms are consistently clean, the staff is always super friendly and professional, the beds are comfortable and don't vary much between rooms, noise never seems to be a problem, and the new decor has finally grown on me. I love the "library" room downstairs, a great place to relax and it always seems to be vacant. Great location, right in the financial district within walking distance to chinatown, north beach and the ferry building.

03/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Amy Y.
The rooms are always very nice, with wonderfully comfy beds, nice linens, robes and decent shampoo.  They will also give you a free upgrade if possible without you asking! The service is wonderful as is the location. LOVE IT! It remains our hotel of choice when running away from the east bay for a night in the city.

31/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Benson C.
Stayed here for my friend's wedding this past Saturday.
Since the wedding ceremony started at 130p and check-in is usually 3pm I was hoping I could check-in early to at least freshen up and get dressed without having to do so in San Jose where I was driving from.  We arrive at Noon and what do you know? We can!  Yay!  I think it helped that I only needed a king bed room, I was over hearing others who wanted to check-in early as well but couldnt for they requested 2  doubles.  Sucks for them. haha.  The hotel looks very nice and modern with its dark and rich wood decor.  It use to be a Park Hyatt and I'm curious as to how it looked previously.  I get up to my room and it's on the smallish side, which I didnt mind though.  Despite the size it still had a couch, love seat, and coffee table for a nice sitting area.  Again, the decor was nice and modern.  The bathroom door was a large sliding door which didnt really do much for privacy I thought.   Did I mention the view? Great view of the bay!  The bed was filled with pillows and cushions that took up half the bed!  One downer though was the placement of the TV.  It was inside a nice cabinet which was too low for my taste.  It wasnt too far above the level of the bed!  But then again, I wasn't staying there to watch TV.   Valet parking at the hotel was $51!!   Luckily I read ahead of time and parked across the street at the One Embarcadero parking garage for $29.50 for the night.  If you're too lazy to walk then feel free to spend the extra $$.  Otherwise, walking such a short distance will not kill you.  Overall it's one of the nicer hotels I've stayed at located in a great area.  For the price you pay, one would expect great service and amenities - and for the most part Le Meridian delivers!

20/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Kevin N.
A couple weeks ago I spent a night at the luxurious Park Hyatt in SF, near the financial district. What compelled me to write about the hotel? Simple. Last night I slept at  the Holiday Inn Express near the Embarcadero. Wow am I spoiled. I miss my mini suite with views of the city (vs. rather weird roof section, the result of drunken architects), beautiful marble floored shower and and separate tub, and most importantly...awesome bed!!

Long gone are the days when I could travel Europe, sleeping on 3 inch thick hostel mattresses.

Bottom line: if the company is frontin, park it at the Park Hyatt (that is of course if there isn't a clutch boutique in the area!).

30/04/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Amber L.
The Park Grill is a great place for breakfast meetings.  Order the banana macadamian nut pan cakes.  I also like the salads at lunch.

14/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
16. Yujin L.
Since I gave Westin St Francis 4 stars, I have to give this one 5.  It's a very nice hotel with modern amenities which I love and has a really big closet & bathroom.   The bathroom had a standup shower and a bathtub.  It was like the W, but better in that everything in the room was functional and practical.  Also, the service was excellent and the location was very convenient.  Staying here made the weekend visit even more wonderful.

07/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Melissa B.
We stayed here during our wedding weekend since we didn't want to trek back & forth from Oakland. The rate was great , the Bay view (from a high floor) was wonderful through the floor to ceiling windows, bathroom was spacious & they actually had really good soaps, shampoos, etc. I like the decor, but I saw a few rooms & they literally were all alike.  Very gray. We actually were offered a suite, but it seemed to be the same size as the executive king room, which made the suite seem small & grayer. Kind of depressing, actually. So, we went for the more spacious single room. Their restaurant is ridiculously over-priced, as is their bar. But they have these great drinks--a cucumber gin smash (or something) that is just heavenly. Ordered room service very late, but the food was not great. And maybe this was just me being whatever, but I was also a little disappointed that they didn't do anything special for us--all of the staff knew we had just gotten married (I had gotten ready at the hotel), so a bottle of wine in our room would have been nice, right?  Or even a free drink at the bar when we came in to have martinis at 1am after the wedding?  Nope. Bottom line: it's a great place for business travelers & tourists, but a romantic weekend--not so much. And not great for families either--no pool! However, if Yelp would let me, I'd give it 3 1/2 stars.

01/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Linna C.
I must confess... my original review was written WHILE I was still staying at the hotel, before I retired for the night.  Now that I've checked out, there's more to share.  The BAD: throughout the night I kept waking up to an intermittent, knocking noise against the bathroom wall.  I was too tired and annoyed to figure out what it was.  Early in the morning, my boyfriend woke up and went down to inform the front desk.  They sent up an engineer to investigate; he was baffled as well but mentioned it probably had something to do with the plumbing.  He said he would inform the hotel manager and that we should talk to him upon checking out.  The GOOD: When we got down to the front desk, the manager informed us that our room was already "taken care of."  He so kindly reversed all charges on our room and apologized for the noise.  Pleasantly surprised, we thanked him and went along our merry way.

04/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Lori B.
We had a great stay in April and I would welcome the opportunity to go back!  We found such a GREAT deal on hotels.com it was almost unbelievable that the hotel lived up to everything that was promised and it did.  Le Meridien is located in the Financial District and we were tourists there are on the weekend so it seemed like the streets belonged to us.  The rooms were really attractive without being pretentious and the beds and pillows gave me the good night sleep that I don't usually get at home.  The hotel staff were personable without being up your butt.  So much of what we were visiting was also walking distance and/or a quick mass transit away.  And the shower head also kicked my butt.  Something I also at present don't get in my own home!

28/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. William G.
This hotel is a rip off , i booked in December and cancelled 2 weeks before my event. I reserved 2 rooms prepaid $640.00 verified cancellation policy , didnt have it rin red big letters , instead it was in very small print. If i cancel any time they will charge 1 night for 2 rooms, keep in mind it was not on my canceltion which read 2 nights cancelled total $640.00 a month later i review my bank statement and those crooks took $320.00 of my money. I tlked to the general manager and nothing was resolved, they insisted reservation was via expedia and expedia said they paid hotel so SOrry! Expedia said if meridian would refind money to them, expedia would refund me my money and they refused!!!  A company that can keep a consumers money that easy, its not a company ill EVER do business with.....cancellation policy in small print is shady nd the managers dont care to keep customers happy. I may have settled for hotel credit , but that was not an option.   Horrible experince

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
21. Robert M.
awesome hotel.  Had a suite on the 22nd floor.  The view was awesome.  Excellent services.

06/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Tammy V.
the 5 stars doesn't necessarily mean it's a 5-star hotel, just a 5-star rating (does that make sense?).

this hotel was nice, upscale, and wellllllll worth the money. i enjoyed the location of the hotel, the view from my room, and the nice room(s).

i've been in better hotels but for the money this is your best bet and i'd mos def stay here again.

the front desk was also very accomodating when we needed a ride to the airport.

love them!

ps. elevator music is kind of weird though =D

30/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Timothy H.
Stayed at this hotel twice in the past month for holiday functions.

Great staff, excellent accommodations. Noise was never a problem and our needs were always met right away. Starwood is always committed to making sure their hotels are up to par and the Le Meridien SF is no exception.

Great location for all major SF monuments and a variety of shopping/dining/nightlife within walking and cabbing distance.

30/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. David C.
This is one of the nicest hotels I've been to.  Every little detail is superb.  Service is always top notch and the rooms are clean, fresh, and updated.  Parking is a steep $40, but you can park a block away for about $25, or for free on the street on Saturday nights and Sundays.  They make you feel like a star when you're here.  Well, then again, I AM a star.

18/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Jared H.
Next to the Embarcadero Center is a nice little hotel I like to call "my home in the Financial District."  The Le Meridian is a Starwood property that retains a boutique feel while giving an impresstion that there is a more powerful force behind it.  Service and courtesy is prompt and professional while still warm and welcoming.  Resident restaurant, The Park Grill, doesn't dissapoint even in it's simplicity.  Cinnamon roll french toast for breakfast -- Try it.  And later in the evening, recommend a "Herbellini" to a cocktail-loving companion.  It's a Bellini with a hit of thyme.

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04/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. David P.
Fifty-five dollars per day to park, $15/day for internet access, if you want to watch something on the small low definition TV other then their weird cable menu, another $15. There is no pool. The gym is in the sub-basement with ventilation issues. Two glasses of supermarket wine and chips and dip generated a $65 bill, that included a $4 delivery charge to their own "333 Bistro". There are many better and friendlier places to stay other then wasting a San Francisco visit in this sad hole.

22/02/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
27. Amanda D.
i love my stay here.
the whole family loved it.
the beds were super comfy and its not
too far from good shopping.
so now everytime we visit san francisco we will always stay here
and no where else
so i highly suggest it!!

25/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Kilgore T.
The quality of the property is comparable to its peers.  What really sets this place apart is the customer service and the little details.  When I placed my reservation I requested a room as high up as they could so I wouldn't hear street noise.  I paid a discounted corporate rate, so I figured they'd put me a few floors up.  When I checked in, the staff member working at Reception mentioned my request and put me on the 24th floor!  Lots of other nice touches; I especially liked the umbrella to use while you're there.  Great location, friendly staff and a comfortable place to lay your hear at night!

30/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Kimberly C.
I love this hotel. I also love starwood hotels so when I saw that the Le Meridian was offering rates starting at $125 a night. I booked a room and upgraded to a 1 room suite. A fantastic corner room with a view of the baybridge and a lovely sitting area. I will stay at the hotel again and again. The staff is great. The hotel was recently remodeled and the new decor is stylish!

16/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Nelle A.
i had the chance to stay at this comfortable, deluxe hotel when it was still park hyatt, though the name was changed...the ameneties and services were still the same.

the room we stayed in was grand, we had the king size bed and the bathroom was fab! a nicely upholstered chair was also included in the room with a nice, fresh plant at the corner and a considerable writing desk.

it was one of those crazy whim that the beau & i had...we just decided to stay one night...just because...

so months later, we were around the area and we both badly needed to do some disposing of  our bodily impurities..and here is this place, tried and tested, ready to accomodate us to use their restroom!
it was clean, with nifty sinks and fixtures and thick, generously supplied paper towel on the counter!!

i would say that we found ourselves our "own comfortable  public restroom" while around the area,  sans the stench and the lack of toilet paper!

27/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Nathan V.
I loved this hotel. Spacious room, comfortable bed and amazing views of Coit Tower and the bay. The restaurant was OK (I was hoping for something a bit more luxurious and comfy), but the staff was very friendly and the great room made up for it.

06/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Claudia M.
Sexy and sleek. This hotel is my favorite in SF so far.  Beautifully modern and spankin clean.  Breakfast in room was very pleasing to the hungover palate and elegant in appearance.  Super comfy king bed and the bathroom was unique in decor compared to many hotels standard bathroom look. We almost felt like this could be our own bathroom or wished it was. Love that Bath & Body works soap . It smelled so good and just added a good scent memory to my romantic time with my man. I then asked for the same Lotion for Mothers day ;)  

Anyway, I am saying ...yes,yes ,yes! Do go to Le Meridien when you come to SF. Eventhough I live here I love to go there and feel like I am somewhere else.

27/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Deric H.
Reasonably priced for SF.  Friendly service from the desk.  Room was extra clean and smelled fresh.  Only hotel with a "13th" floor.  We had views across the skyline and bay.  Gorgous!  Nice granite countertops and very comfortable bed.  Lots of windows at two different angles.  Sure, it might be in the financial district, but it's quiet, roomy and you can take a cab anywhere.  Besides, you are close to Chinatown and the Embarcadero.  We'll stay here again!

30/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Sonny D.
Le Meridien (a sister company of the W) is a nice hotel located next to the Embarcadaro.  Furnishing is modern (ie: plush bed, pillowset, plasma tv,...).  Views from the room (esp facing the bay is nice) and hotel staff is courteous consistently.  Location is a bit far from the cool club hangouts, but that all depends on what you want to do to spend your evenings. If you like hosting parties, the Hospitality Suite is pimp!  You can book one with ~15k Amex Starwood Preferred Guest Points.  One downside is you can't turn up your volume loud, as the insulation isn't so great.  Yikes!

21/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Nenette Y.
It was alright... nothing to write home about...Especially because I have been to the Le Meridien in Nice - which was SO gorgeous - and I guess I was hoping for SF's to be a little nicer.

This one still looks like the Hyatt... parking is pricey, lounge is sterile, rooms are... plain. Good place for business travelers (to concentrate!) but not if you want something lively/fun...

29/07/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
36. Lauren C.
Would come here again, we got a good deal from priceline.com on 4th of July.  The lobby, elevator, hallway and our room looks clean and smells fresh. Staff are friendly.  Location is excellent, we walked to Pier 39 to watch the fireworks.  Easy access to get back on the freeway.

11/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Sara P.
I stayed here just this past weekend and would absolutely stay here again; the hotel was really nice overall with the king sized bed being the highlight of the room. The hotel smells lovely, is very quiet and some of the rooms have glorious views of the bay (mine did). The cleaning staff is so friendly and all in all the location of the hotel is really decent - pretty much walking distance to many of the major sights.

28/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Zach T.
GET THE PANCAKES!
I had the griddlecakes at the Meridien restaurant.  They were lemon-blueberry and they hold the title of best pancakes I've ever had.  I got bacon as a side.  It, too was amazing.  It was like 1/4 inch thick.

06/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Robbie M.
So I book my 1 night reservation with SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest)  the day of my stay.... yeah yeah yeah... I know last minute but the gal on the phone from SPG hooked it up. So I am confirmed for my reservation and it's golden right? Wrong! Rolled to the hotel late since I was at a show in Berkeley last Saturday night. Get to front desk, give homeboy my name, and he says SORRY we are sold out/booked. Hmmmmm...... let's see. You mean to tell me I made a reservation that was confirmed and it is now 1:00 am (Sunday morn) and I am fucking tired and want my room that I paid for and you tell me you are sold out. Wow! Last time I book a room at the Le Meridien. But at least the lil' frodo dude at the desk comped my room at the Hyatt Regency around the corner. Should have asked them to comp the $57 valet parking charge at the Hyatt too. Stupid hotel. Will never attempt to stay at Le Merid. Beware. Pretty much an inconvenience. Not cool.

10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
40. M. M.
My employer picked this hotel for me to stay at on a business trip recently. The atmosphere is definitely a posh business hotel as opposed to a posh tourist hotel or a posh  luxury hotel in general. From the outside and even from the lobby, the place looks like no great shakes - no eye-grabbing architecture, and the public areas seem tiny and drab -  so I was pleasantly surprised by the good points of the place, which were:

- A larger-than-usual room with a big bed, way big bathroom, and a bit of a bay view.
- Professional doormen and front desk clerks who were a cut above the 25-year-old clerks I have encountered at similarly priced business hotels, who demand that business travelers (with large businesses they have ongoing large accounts with, no less) show a "credit card for incidentals" in tones suggesting you're going to skip out on your bill, and take an extended break when you need a taxi in the morning.
- A desk in my room with a lot of outlets, very handy for plugging in the laptop, the blackberry charger, and so forth without having to monkey around unplugging the room lamps like I do other places.
- A large full-length mirror in my room.  Many hotels don't have this and if you want to make sure your hem or your pant cuff isn't hanging before you go off to your meeting, it's pretty helpful to have a mirror long enough to show the hem/ cuff without standing on a chair.

So far so good.  So why only three stars?  Here's why:
- If you're going to have a bathroom the size of a grand ballroom, put a tub in it that holds more than a lousy four inches of water.  Not everybody wants to just jump in the shower.  Not only did the teeny tub look stupid in such a big bathroom as there was no other use for the empty floor space (unless you wanted to disco dance in there, maybe) but it was a pain in the neck and not at all relaxing to take a bath in the tub.  I'm the type who relies heavily on hot baths to relieve the physical stress of business travel, cope with jet lag and so forth, so this wasn't just a case of a missing luxury, it was a big PITA because the average crappy budget hotels I've stayed in for my personal travel have had tubs way deeper and more functional than this.
- The in-room movie selection had almost no choices and almost no intelligent movies showing at all.
- Finally, and this is the biggie where the hotel lost like 1.5 to 2 stars:  This hotel has apparently had a labor dispute regarding union card checks going on for many months, and the day I stayed there was a day when the union was picketing.  A large group of workers picketed loudly for several hours in front of the entrance.  During part of this time I was in a business meeting proximious to the hotel and many floors up from the ground, and this was so loud I could hear it clear up to my office as well as hearing it when I was in my hotel room.  After several hours of picketing these workers went to the street next to the hotel and had some kind of shouting rally with bands playing, people making speeches through megaphones, and banners.  All in all I was exposed to continuous noise in my room and in proximity to my room for about 5 hours - I finally went out to dinner to get away. I don't have much respect for a hotel that wouldn't settle its differences with the workers and instead would let not only its guests but literally the entire neighborhood be subject to all this noise, especially when the dispute seems to be over card checks rather than wage levels.   I would not want to stay there again until they resolved the issue or at least were in talks to the point where I wouldn't have to listen to loud noise for five hours.

We also had breakfast in the hotel restaurant when I was staying there. The food was good but even by San Francisco hotel standards, probably about 5 to 10 dollars overpriced in my opinion for the food and service you got.

28/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
41. Andrea S.
First of all, this review is totally revolving around the hotel customer service. I am sure it is a lovely hotel. I was booked to stay there for two nights. However my Grandmother passed away and I had to cancel my reservation. Mind you I booked through Expedia, but I called well over 72 hours in advanced to cancel. Expedia refunded one nights for me but said there is no way they could refund the second night. They said it was totally up to the hotel if they chose to refund or not. Despite multiple contacts to the hotel, their Director and front desk they still refuse to refund the other nights stay. They acknowledge that it is up to them and not Expedia. I even offered to provide a copy of my Grandmother's death certificate. They said it wouldn't matter, they will not make an exception. Needless to say it has left a very poor taste in my mouth. I go to San Fran monthly and will never stay here or make a reservation for here.

28/04/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
42. Aaron M.
Awesome hotel...although I live in the city, my girlfriend and I decided to have a local getaway weekend last summer and chose the Le Meridian.

We were upgraded to a gorgeous suite and I'd have to say that the decor and the amenities were unbelievable.  If I were a business or leisure traveler, this would be my hotel of choice in SF.

29/03/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Layla A.
great hotel. the front desk/management is always courteous and extremely helpful. valet is a bit slow usually, and parking can be steep. some breathtaking views, and it rests in a great location (Fidi)....love the elevators as well.

11/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Scott B.
Called at 8pm last saturday night for a last minute deal on a room and they said rooms started at $169.  I said I was looking for more around $99 and he said he would give us a non refundable room at that price right then over the phone.  We did it and it was a truly amazing room that got pitch black and extremely comfortable beds, pillows, etc.

03/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Jeanie G.
You know, this is a solid spot. It's centrally located in downtown. A great spot for business breakfasts, lunches, and round table style meetings as they have a great fleet of rooms available. Yes their are fancier hotels downtown, but they all cost a ton more and don't really work with your budget the way this hotel does. I've done many business events here and I've priced out the competition.....these guys always win and the service isn't snotty. I will continue to do business with this hotel.

28/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. John R.
I paid four bills to stay here the night prior to Bay to breakers.  That's a lot of cold hard cash for a simple software manager, but I needed a place that night and they were the best price / location combo.

To make a short story long, I had ridden in the Davis double which is 200 miles in one day if you do the whole thing but I didn't 'cause I wanted to get to the Prince concert at the Orpheum.  So after a wussy 180 miles I had my brother-in-law track me down, changed clothes by the side of the road, loaded my bike on the car and drove to the city where I hooked up w/ a friend and saw Prince who rocked like a rock star should.  Not many (or any) out there like him anymore and we're worse for it.  Then I had my friend drive me to the hotel where they took about five minutes too long to check me in.  Keep in mind I've been up 19 hours now and road my bike 180 miles so I'm not particularly patient.  Minus one star because I'm petty.

They get points because the minibar was good, the shower was good, the view (partial) of the bay bridge was good, the cable was good, and they came after the high of seeing Prince sing "Nothing compares to you Frisco!"

Reading the other reviews I bet the food was really good but Sunday involved more travel and I had to hit the road.  No plus or minus stars for speculation.

30/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Allison J.
Le Meridien was offering fantastic winter deals that it was a steal to stay here.  My fiance and I visit SF frequently and this was our first time staying in the Financial District.  It was great because the hotel was in walking distance to the Embarcadero and the Embarcedero shops were right across the street.  There were plenty of restaurants and coffee shops cloesby as well as Walgreens for any additional emergency items.

Now to the highlight of the hotel: the room.  We had a gorgeous view of the Bay, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the Bay Bridge.  It was great waking up every morning to such a wonderful view.  The hotel decor/ambiance is very modern and chic.  The beds were super comfortable.  Everything felt clean and fresh.  Their bath products were Bath and Body which I enjoyed.  The flat screen tv was nice and the offered plenty of channels.  Late at night there aren't too many restaurants to dine around here.  My fiance and I walked to Union Square and back and the only restaurant closeby was fully packed.  So we ordered room service - standard expensive cuisine that is minimal for room service, but whoever prepared the meal gave us free cookies and milk - very nice!  Also, I gained some Starwood points so I am overall pleased.  There is also a parking garage that one of the staff members recommend we park in because it was $30/night whereas valet here is $50/night.  So we parked right across the street and scored on parking.  

Two things I was disappointed about: a coffee maker was not available in the room, laying in bed I could hear the people in the room next door.  It wasn't too bothersome though.

I definitely wouldn't mind staying here again.  It wasn't the best hotel that SF has to offer, but it is high up on my list!

24/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Michelle G.
Scored a fabulous weekend rate here on hotels.com . We even got an upgrade to a higher floor and a corner room and the view was spectacular. I love the area, the service, the amenities and of course, the Heavenly bed. That is a MUST!!! I can just dive under the sheets and doze off the whole day. It was nice to have a couple couches to lounge around on too. We lived a very luxurious weekend and slept in on both days. I can't remember the last time I slept until noon but man, it sure felt good doing so here. The Heavenly bed is so appropriately named. The only knock I'd give was when the speakerphone in our room decided to go off at 3am for no apparent reason. That totally shocked our blissful sleep. We still haven't figured out how that happened. Maybe the room was haunted. Sigh.

Regardless, this is a fabulous hotel and I will gladly come back.

29/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Patrick L.
Me and my wife had a wonderful stay @ Le Meridien. We got a special 50% off the second night. Our flight got us in very early and we pretty much took the BART from the airport all the way there. The BART stop was a few blocks away... not to bad. The front desk people were really nice and fast (i usually a very impatient person). The rooms were awesome! we had a great view and the beds were awesome! I could've slept the entire trip and still been happy. The bathroom is clean and looks very nice. Downstairs they had a bar with kinda expensive bar food but @ least it looked nice. The only thing i would gripe about is that after 5 pm or on the weekend  there wasn't any fast food around to eat (Its kind of in the financial district).  I would definitely go back and am planning to do so...

11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Jor- L.
The perfect hotel. Excellent for a standard room.  Better tham most mini-suites I've had.  First of all, my wife and I stayed here for 3 nights as a mini-vacation getaway prior to a family gathering, all in the city. The hotel was incredible. First of all, we booked on hotels.com and received a 30% discount for some mystery "holiday rate" (we booked in March). This made the room less than $95/night. Check in was a snap. The process could not have been any easier. The bed was incredibly comfortable. The downtown view provided us with a shot of the Transamerica Pyramid to our left and the Bay Bridge to our right with Chinatown straight ahead. Our room was on the 16th floor right off the elevators which I usually hate and complain about immediately but we heard the elevator doors nonce (not once)! The fitness center is great for a run or light workout. If you need more than this than just take your steroids and try to enjoy your vacation! The gym service also features complimentary laundering of your workout clothing delivered to your room the same day!

In addition, being in the financial district was amazing. Action packed for your Friday night entertainment and suds. Plenty of excellent places to eat. Walking distance to the Ferry Building, Chinatown and a stone's throw from the Embarcadero. We took BART from the Oakland Airport and walked to the hotel all of 5 blocks. The restaurant and TV lounge downstairs in the main floor lobby were sparkling clean and hopping every night. We never stayed in the lobby area long though as we preferred the confines of Schroeder's and The Royal Exchange to enjoy an excellent variety of cold embibements on tap. The roll-away bed for our guest was perfect and brought to our room on request within 4 minutes. We recommend you request this when booking or checking in to avoid potential problems. This is a general hotel guide, not exclusive for Le Meridien. We will definitely stay again and are already planning our next foray as we need to hit Little Italy and delve further into Chinatown. The best Dim Sum we've ever eaten and we've lived in LA for over 22 years having sampled many restaurants in this Chinatown as well as in Alhambra, Monterey Park and the greater San Gabriel Valley.

The only negative would be the umbrella lent to us for free by the concierge. It broke and then refused to close once that happened. It was more comic relief than a problem. After all, umbrellas are loaned out free as long as you bring it back. Also, parking is $50 mandatory valet. No self park. Our guest however, had blue DMV issued placard and there are ample meters so parking for us was actually free!

06/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Aimee G.
I recently attended a BABTA event at this hotel. The surf and turf was excellent. I give them 5 Starts for the Brilliant Hors d'ouvre, "Betty Davis' Eyes". Grapes covered in Goat cheese and rolled in walnuts. Nice.

22/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Peter N.
Dates: October 10-12
Rate: 169 via hotwire.

Expected a lot more from this place. Used to be the Park Hyatt, but when the aging property couldn't live up to their standards, they sold it to starwood. Valet and baggage staff  very courteous as long as you're going to pay $40 a night to park. When I figured out i could park on the street for free, they were no longer that helpful. Ground level is very business-y, although not the largest lobby, low ceiling. Subpar hotel bar. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to embarcadero, which was the main draw for us. We got upgraded to an upper leve floor with balcony  and partial view of the bay/bay bridge, which was nice. Room was clean, and definately updated recently, but not at a 5 star level: small, not-so-soft towels, nothing special toilettries.

The real reason i'll never com back to this place is that there was a high school party in the suite next to/adjoining our.  That basically kept me and my wife up all night. I was in high school not so long ago, and I admire these kids for getting together and pulling off such an event. The next day I called the front desk, and said that if they weren't checking out, I'll need to be relocated. It turns out these kids did leave the following day, but the response from management was questionable "yeah, I had an idea they were gonna do that when they checked it." Maybe, I should have tattled on these kids if  really wanted to get a good night's sleep, but when I heard that the management knew there'd be 20 underaged kids drinking all night in the adjoining room, I got pretty upset.

Oh, and I totally didn't understand the rain forest soundtrack in the elevator.

04/01/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
53. Helen Y.
My company hosted its quarterly sales meeting here this week. It was a great venue -- right around the corner from our office and the food was actually pretty good. Unfortunately the conference rooms were in the basement so we didn't have any phone reception (but that was probably the point).

I loved the fresh berries selection every morning. OH and the creme brulee and fresh fruit tart were divine! Plus, they offer Mighty Tea Leaf and Voss bottled water which are some of my favorites!

19/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Tony R.
Our room was on the corner of Battery and Clay, up high. AWESOME view!!!!  Great location, we were able to walk just about everywhere.

16/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. Mary C.
We stayed here on a hotel employee rate (my husband works for a hotel in the same corporation.)  We expected a decent room, but we got upgraded to a beautiful suite.  Nice view of the Bay Bridge from the whirlpool tub (not that I'd ever use one of those in a hotel--icky, ickyl!)

The staff here really make the place.  The concierge employees never stop!  They made dinner reservations for us on Saturday, and they offered the house car, even though they knew at that point we were lowly pond scum here on the discounted rate.  Michael, our driver, was a super guy.

This was a great location for us, since we didn't have a car this trip, and were able to walk from the BART stop to the hotel, and use the buses and trolley to get around all weekend.  Really quiet neighborhood on the weekends, other than the fire department sirens from the fire house around the corner.  There's a pub across the street, and a Starbucks, but a lot of the other businesses, like the London Wine Bar, are only open Monday-Friday.

15/10/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Eric T.
Had a great weekend stay here. Lobby area a bit dark and nothing special, but the service was very good.  Room was very nice - not over-the-top, but classy and well-appointed.  Great view of part of the bay and skyline.

Bed was AWESOME.  So comfortable - one of the best in recent memory.

Bathroom product also very nice - no paper-wrapped waxy soaps here.  

Extremely convenient for any thing downtown and for hitting the waterfront/Embarcadero.  Literally steps to the Ferry Building.  Nicer environs than staying further up in Union Square or, god forbid, on Market or south of Market (after all these years, still dank and dirty).

Definitely recommend it for a weekend in the City.

22/10/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Christine V.
I enjoyed my stay at Le Meridien. We got a great deal off Travelocity for $120 a night. Location is in the financial district which means a lot of the little cafes and shops will close early, but you are still close enough to downtown that you could walk right over (mile out) or catch a cab. I didn't notice how thin the walls were until the next morning when all I could hear was my neighbor yacking for 10 minutes. Other than that, the hotel is clean, staff courteous, and products are from Bath & Body Works. Here's a great tip to you if you are staying on a Saturday night. Parking is about $55 a night. My fiance and I went shopping and waited until close to 5pm to do street parking. You can feed the meter until 6pm when parking is free all night and all day Sunday!! YAY!!

21/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Doreen B.
Was very excited to see the great deal I got  vs. the hotel's actual website (which was almost 3 times more expensive!!). I have stayed around the corner at Club Quarters before, and this place of course surpasses the comfort and quality - considering CQ advertises themselves as a premier place for traveling professionals. I was here for business, but if you need the space to spread all of your materials out, ie. laptop, projector, notes, etc. this is a great room to have for all of that. Was not so impressed with the complimentary toiletries. I stayed at a competing hotel that had the same Bath and Body Works line, but they offered larger volumes and more selection. Also, what ever happened to providing a shower cap for your stay?! (I totally messed up my make up and had to wash my face over again without messing up my already blow dried hair. :) Overall,very comfortable, NICE linens and bed. I also like that you can "order" breakfast by leaving your menu selection on the door before 2am, to be delivered at 530 - 730 am. Bummed that the traditional English Breakfast didnt include soft boiled eggs :(
So off to Elephant Pub across the street for Bangers Beans and Mash! - for half the price :)

12/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. anthony t.
Nice place I got a great deal on the room so i could not complain. Great location its about a 5 min cab ride to everything good in sf. They really did a good job of designing the hotel. Four stars because of the lack of a pool  and the 50 dollar parking WTH ?????

22/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Bruce C.
Might have been an off day, or perhaps the hotel is on the wane...  
The luggage handing was non-existent... we waited 20 minutes in our room for the bags, and then went down to check and they were still outside on the cart... hauled them up ourselves.

I also have a thing about hotels that STILL don't offer free Internet.  

I imagine $50 for valet parking is standard... but damn!

28/12/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
61. Richard D.
Very nice view to the Bay Bridge and the Embarcadero. Helpful staff and nice room. I recommend it and will stay again.

01/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. La C.
Great hotel. The reviews had me a bit worried about this place but thankfully our experience was great. I booked the room thru priceline at a decent rate, about $70 less than rake rate. We needed a room with two beds and were given a wheelchair accessible room. This I believe was a plus because the room was huge for city standards, very wide spaces. Our room also had a balcony with double sliding glass doors you could open to get fresh air and a nice view of the bay bridge. The room also had a couch, chair and coffee table and flat screen tv. A major drawback in the room was the shower, the water pressure was so low, not sure if that's normal or lowered because the shower does not have a tub underneath. My only real gripe was the overnight parking fee of $52, thankfully I called before hand to inquire and decided not to bring a car. The bellhops were great, always helpful to hail a cab for us. If you need a place close to North Beach, Embarcadero and the FiDi this is an excellent option.

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Alexandra M.
WOW, what service!!!  Seriously they really went out of their way and above and beyond the call of duty to be courteous, helpful and super accommodating.   We had a big group stay here for a weekend wedding in SF and everybody was so happy with their room and so many of us had awesome views!  This hotel is big enough to have all the amenities you need but still boutique-y and stylish.  We loved it and look forward to staying there again!  I have stayed in many hotels in SF and this one is by far my fav and it's most affordable too!! Thank you Thank you Thank you  le Meridien we will miss you!!

07/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Mike C.
Great hotel in a good location.  Rooms are large and extremely well appointed.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  We will certainly stay her on future trips to San Francisco.

15/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. S L.
Stayed here for 5 days in July 2009. Internet service was extremely slow. Gym was open 24 hours but half the time, I have to ask the service desk to open the gym door for me because my keycard doesn't work.

28/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
66. Matthew H.
Stayed here after my 30th birthday party and had some friends over for a little while.  

The service at the front desk was courteous and more than accommodating.  

The view from the room was nice.  

It was a nice place to stay here in SF after a long night.

20/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Anne P.
WOW!  This Hotel is wonderful!  I had used my credit from Hotels.com for a standard room, and when I checked in early the Front Desk clerk asked if we had problems with heights.  I eagerly replied "No"!  Excited with the thought of being put in a room near the top of the building.  Right after he told us what floor, I burst out with a big smile stating it was my birthday.  
What seemed like a forever wait in anticipation of an early check in, the clerk offered us a free upgrade to a busines suite.
Unbelievable, this room was not only a spacious suite but it was SWEET!  Everything was perfect:  The bed, the fluffy pillows, The soft linens, the fantabulous views out of the bedroom/bathroom and office,the balcony,  the 42" TV, the radio/ipod/CD player, the thermostat, the quiet room.  Even the gym is fantastic, lots of cardio machines, and something for anyone ( unless you are some big strong man like my partner where 170 lbs is not enough on the bench press or the 50 lb dumbbells).  
I can not rave enough about this Hotel.  I have stayed in many hotels in Northern California and in SF. This has to be the bestest and most memorable hotel experience in SF ever!
Thank you front desk clerk, and thank you Le Meridien!  You made my Birthday most special!

22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
68. Elis I.
We wanted to have a nice night in the city with friends from the north bay so booked two rooms on Hotwire. Didn't know what hotel it was and had never stayed at Le Meridien before. Got there first, and one room wasn't ready so we checked into the one that was. When the other room was finished we had a look and instantly moved! The first room had a big window and OK view of part of the Bay Bridge and another big building across the street; the second room had a huge window and a view over all of North Beach to the bay. It was gorgeous! (Ask for a north-facing view.) Didn't seem like the rooms should have been priced the same.

The bathroom was HUGE and marble with cozy robes. We ordered a yummy cheese plate from room service and uncorked the wine we'd brought. The bed was super comfy with a very high pillow index (we now rate hotels based on pillow index - a very good barometer). We were close enough to North Beach that after our night on the town we staggered back on foot. In the morning we ordered tea and toast and it arrived with a Chronicle - perfect. We spent the next hour plus relaxing in front of that incredible view... heaven.

When we finally checked out we asked for a brunch recommendation and they called ahead for us. Apparently there just aren't any good brunchy places nearby so we ended up at Il Fornaio - too far away and too upscale; I just wanted eggs and home fries! Oh, also, we parked our car across the street at the Embarcadero Center, which was waaay cheaper than the valet at the hotel would have been, though I can't remember the specifics.

Of all the hotels I've stayed in this remains my favorite so far for quality and excellent, sexy, international hotel vibe.

06/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Mindy H.
I stayed at Le Meridien SF in the Financial District recently when I was visiting for a business trip.

Corner rooms on the upper floors offer fabulous views of the Bay Bridge and the city. King size beds here are super, super comfortable. Almost as comfortable as my king size bed at home. High quality linens with a high thread count. I usually don't sleep well in hotels but the beds at the Le Meridien are generally superb and are one of the reasons I stay with them.

Nice CD player in the room although it would have been nice to have an iPod player given how much the room cost for a night.

I stayed here near the end of July and the rate was over $450.

Bathroom is nice but I'd have liked more towels than they provided and the bathroom door slides so unless you're with your spouse, significant other or someone you know extremely well, not a lot of privacy.

Breakfast in the restaurant on the 2nd floor is typically fast and a good place for work meeting.

25/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Hasham Y.
This hotel is definitely one of the finest that starwood has to offer. I have stayed here on numerous occasions in last 3 months. Due to my spg status, i always get upgraded to one of the suites. Must say, Hilton and Marriott suites are no way near spg standards. New york suite is almost 900 sq feet and has nice city style modern decor with rich colors and stylish loft style furnishing. Executives suites have Jacuzzi in the bathrooms and over look the bay. It was an amazing view from the bathroom, sitting in private Jacuzzi, sipping drink and looking out of the windows at the bridge :) Toiletries are plush, staff is polite and views are breath taking. Need i say more? Yeah, grab your stuff and experience it for yourself :)

04/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Flora F.
Nice location, clean and bright room, king size bed is very comfortable. View was good as well. Only one thing... they don't have plug for play iPhone. Only have A CD PLAYER with RADIO function as well... old fashion is good sometimes, but come on, even some cheap Inn has the iHome. How come you don't have one? But internet was free and room service was good as well. People work there are all friendly to you. When we shoot the photo in the hotel hall way, they even tell you some hotel stories. How nice! Next time if I need to book a hotel, I will think about here first for sure.

13/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
72. Betty T.
Great service and really nice rooms! Depending on where your room may be located, you will get some of the best views of the city, etc. Everywhere we wanted to go was walking distance. The rate was a bit pricey, but well worth it... =0)

06/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
73. Parisa S.
Stayed here back when it was still calling itself the Park Hyatt.  Phenomenal (and I know my hotels).  Rooms are gorgeous and many have balconies.  Service is first-class.  
These guys consistently have their A-game going.

29/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
74. W G.
I was so sad to see that the Park Hyatt left SF. This was the most beautiful and tasteful hotel.  Beautifully designed but not overly done. Looks like Le Meridien over lay a white and black color scheme over what use to be cherry wood.  The old Park Hyatt was such a handsome hotel. I miss it!

16/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. Stacy S.
I just moved back to the Bay area after living in Atlanta for a couple years, and wanted to stay in the city for a couple days before going home to the East Bay..... so, I found a great rate at Le Meridien.  It was a fantastic stay.. the rooms were nice, service was friendly and not pretentious like I thought it might be..  When I walked in the door to check in, I was greeted by name.
Oh, and the beds are really comfortable too.  If I could, I'd move in!  Nice late check out too (2pm)!  I'm definitely going back.  Next week, I think. ;)

02/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Michael M.
Set up for the business traveler but you as a tourista one could do a lot worse!  Oh so comfy beds, capacious bathroom with separate shower (alas, a small tub), excellent Bay views and proximity to scores of delectable restaurants make it worth the admittedly steep price.

16/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
77. eli p.
what a wonderful hotel with a beautiful view! the front desk upgraded us to this amazing room with a view of the bridge. the roomy was super comfy and clean.
on a side note, parking is crazy $$$$$$$. i ended up parking elsewhere for cheaper.

25/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Sharif N.
The hotel is not bad.  Its lobby is clean and modern.  The rooms are ok.  The first night as a Starwood member I got four buildings as my view, HORRIBLE.  I complained the next morning and they were able to give me a bay side view.  Much better.  The beds are incredible, the second room we got was more spacious then the first night room, and it was not a Starwood member room??? The staff was very polite and helpful. My idea of a nice hotel, is a larger setting with a vibrant lobby and places to go in the area.  This place was recommeneded by a friend, and I cant complain too much, but it was just not what I was looking for in my stay.  The Westin seemed to be a little bit more up my ally...Large lobby and centrally located in Union Square.

08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
79. Pippi L.
My absolute favorite hotel in SF. Stayed here a couple of nights for some 'alone' time after getting out of a long term relationship. Don't feel sorry for me or anything, i'm ok, but it was nice to stay in a posh hotel just to clear my mind and enjoy the city...by myself. The front desk staff was super nice and by the end of my stay they knew me by my first name.

Anyway, about the room, it was very spacious and modern and the bed was sooooooo comfortable (i slept really well), although i didn't care for all the throw pillows. I had this great view of the embarcadero and the bay bridge and it made me appreciate growing up and being in SF.

Staying at the hotel also gave me the chance to enjoy another thing that I haven't done in a while: Jogging along the embarcadero in the morning. Probably one of my most favorite things to do. And going to the farmers market on saturday morning...

Definitely would love to stay here again!

08/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. D C.
I'll admit that I'm a Starwood whore.  I'll hit Starwood Platinum in two weeks, mostly from stays at W hotels around the country.  I'll venture occasionally into the better Westins, and I'll sully myself with a Sheraton only if there are no other options.  

When looking for a hotel room for a week in San Francisco, I obviously started with the Starwood site.  I'd never stayed in a Le Meridien, but Starwood said that it was at the same level as the W on Third Street that I usually stay at, so I figured I'd give it a go.  It was about half of the cost of the W, but there was a convention at the Moscone Center, so I didn't think anything of it.

The W is a much nicer property.  The staff at the Le Meridien leave a lot to be desired, especially when compared to their friendly and helpful counterparts at the W.  My room at the Le Meridien (an upgraded one, so I shudder to think about what a regular room might look like) was small.  It was made to feel even smaller by a seven-foot ceiling.  It was a corner room, which gave a nice view onto the Bay, but also meant that the room was oddly-shaped with a lot of wasted space.  The walls are as thin as rice paper; I could often clearly hear the television in the room next door.  Some other reviewers have gone on about how comfortable the beds are, but I have to disagree.  Both the W and the Westin have much better beds, not to mention more pillows that are more comfortable.  

The location is pretty good.  It's a few blocks away from the Ferry Building, and it's a quick walk to Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, and even Fisherman's Wharf (if you feel like entering tourist hell).  The neighbourhood is absolutely dead after about 6pm and on the weekends, but I never felt unsafe walking through there.  

The next time I'm looking for a room in San Francisco and the W is sold out, I'll see if one of the two Westins near Union Square have rooms before coming back here.  It wasn't a bad room or a bad hotel, but it wasn't good enough for me to want to make the effort to come back.  The W still has my business.

20/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
81. Henry R.
Stayed here for a few nights last year and got upgraded to a suite for free.. the representative up front told me that he was from Irvine and that was the reason.. That made our night and the rooms were top notch! I would definitely stay here again.

13/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
82. olivia s.
Stayed here a couple weeks ago for a weekend.  We were very happy with the place.  We got a great view and the room is modern and fully loaded.  the staff are helpful and courteous.  Since it's in financial district, it was kinda dead during the weekend but we cabbed it everywhere, which is nice because we can stay away from the busy tourisy areas.  They always have special deals online so definitely search for those before booking.  It was nice to go back and relax in our clean and comfy room after a day of walking around shopping and sightseeing.  We had a great time!

15/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. Amanda J.
I stayed here from a deal I got on Hotels.com recnetly. Its a very clean and nice hotel and walking distance to everything. I enjoyed the buffet for breakfast and the small bar down stairs in the lobby is chill if you are looking to just have a drink before you crash. The staff and everyone there is super friendly and helpful. I will stay here again when I make it back to SF.

14/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Othilia F.
My boyfriend and I stayed here a few weekends ago and it was amazing. It is centrally located in the heart of the financial district. The staff were friendly, helpful, and professional. We were on the 23rd floor with views of the Pyramid and the bay. It was really breathtaking. This is the third Starwood Resort Hotel we've stayed at and it didn't disappoint. The bed was incredible, they had decent channels to watch, and the mini-bar was sweet. We also took advantage of their late night menu (cobb salad, pizza, and fresh cookies) and it was good. I recommend utilizing their fitness center. They have a nice selection of cardio machines, free weights, and basic gym equipment. They also have TV's in the center of the room so if you want to zone out and burn some fat, you definitely can. My only complaint was that our bathroom had a sliding door that didn't completely seal so you weren't able to have complete privacy. But we had an amazing time and we would definitely be staying there our next visit to San Francisco.

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. SG N.
We loved our stay here. The staff at the front desk was helpful and accommodating. We found the hotel via an auction website, but they offered to upgrade us to a nicer room for a reasonable fee, which we really appreciated. The room was very clean, comfortable, contemporary, and had small views of the Bay and Bridges. The linens were sooo comfortable; I didn't check the threadcount, but it was like sleeping on a cloud. We also enjoyed the location - it's a quick walk to the Embarcadero. Only complaint is that the $61 per night charge for parking is exhorbitant and unnecessary; luckily there are other places nearby.

03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
86. Aliah D.
Le Meridien is a beautiful hotel and very convenient to shopping, restaurants, and culture. However, the staff is stuffy yet accomodating. Check-in was quick.The rooms are nicely appointed and views of the Bay Bridge from the 21st floor was breath-taking. You could see all SF--the Coit Tower, Embarcadero, etc. It is a quick walk to the cable cars. It was a great stay--no issues at all and the hotel is very nice. We scored a great rate thanks to Travelzoo.

18/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
87. Alicia C.
so I was very excited to stay here after reading the reviews, and knowing that everyone loved it here!  We walked up to the front desk to check in, and the woman there was very nice...at first.  She asked for my credit card and i.d., checked my id, looked at me and said, "Oh my gosh you look soooo young....and you're married!"  I normally get this all the time which doesn't bug me, but the way she said it, sounded like she wanted to piss me off....anyways, as she proceeded to check me in she muttered, "Hmmm, third party,"  as if this wasn't allowed but she'll allow it anyway. This is because I always use priceline when I have to make last minute trips.  Why did she care that I booked through a third party anyway?  Watch out for the rude staff members at the front desk!

I got over it when I saw my room...It was very nice!!  The bathroom floor and counters were lined with pretty marble, and a very nice shower/bath tub, along with an extending mirror! Very cool for us women!!  The closet was big and included two bathrobes and a bag to put your dirty clothes in.  The beds were such a lifesaver after walking around the city all day and being chased by a professional con artist (watch out for them too)!  I haven't slept that good in a very long time!!!

There is a parking garage not too far from the hotel and is a ton cheaper than getting valet, which I think is close to 50 a night!!

Overall, my stay was pleasant and would recommend this to others!!

09/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. Stacy C.
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It wasn't the greatest but it wasn't the worst. I would say above average. Under my AMEX program, I was upgraded to a suite and had 4pm late check-out but weren't offered any other additional amenities. Booo.

My only real complaint is that the rooms are dirty. The floor is clean for the most part but when I first entered the room and did my version of a fine toothed comb inspection, I noticed they didn't wipe down any of the tables, nor the entertainment center doors. There were fingerprints everywhere. Some of the bathroom toiletries like the body wash were missing and the body lotion was half used.

There was an unnecessary number of throw pillows on the bed (and you know they never wash those). I also didn't approve of the non-duveted comforter (which means it's RARELY, if ever cleaned; it has to be dry cleaned). I don't understand why some hotels don't use duvet covers. Anyway, needless to say, I didn't pull up the comforter all the way; I used the sheets.

But, the views were amazing from my room. Although, when you open up the window/door, there's only a short 4' rail separating you and a 500 foot fall and you can't lock the window - definitely suicide friendly but NOT kid friendly!

The highs: Fast elevator, room views, large rooms, welcoming and friendly concierge, drive though valet parking, festive holiday decor, close to holiday skating rink, tasty hot apple cider in the lobby.

The lows:  Valet parking $50/night (up to 40 min wait on Sundays), valet parkers can be obnoxiously loud and try to herd you like cattle during busy hours, $12.95/day wi-fi charge, questionnable cleanliness, not enough walking distance attractions for twenty-somethings at least (major shopping, major restaurants, movie theatres, people watching, etc.)

Would I stay here again? Maybe not at this one because I never stay at the same hotel twice, but probably another one in a different locale.

19/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Chris L.
Great breakfast room service. Great bed. Unsatisfactory bell service.... I inquired at the from desk regarding taxi service. The clerk referred me to the outside valet service. They said go to the curb and wait till a cab comes by.... I had to hail my own cab in the rain

05/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
90. Yvonne S.
Things I liked were the  spacious room, very clean hotel and friendly staff.  We had a great view of Coit Tower and the Bay.   It is also removed from all the touristy areas, which is nice. The bed is comfy if you like a soft bed.   Easy walk to Ferry Market, China Town and North Beach.  There are some cons.  Being in the financial district it seems that many places close on the weekends.  This is especially true for Sunday.  Yes, you could  walk to China Town or North Beach, however, if you are worn out and don't feel like going far or the weather is bad, your choices to eat or shop near this hotel are very limited on the weekends.  I also didn't care for the fragrance pumped into the lobby.  The sofa in the sitting area of the room was hard and not comfortable. I waffled between 3 and 4 stars.  Wish Yelp had half stars, because I think a 3.5 is most appropriate.  One more thing - right by a fire station, so you hear sirens all hours of the day and night.

22/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
91. scott p.
This is essentially a "business hotel" both by virtue of its location in the financial district & it's several floors of meeting rooms.  Wife and I stayed here during a law school graduation/family visit bonanza weekend involving both our families.

This used to be the "Park Hyatt" and the new band Le Meriden basically involves a make over of what must have been a classy  but stodgy american hotel into a more international "boutique" environment.  The boutiqueness starts with the scent in the lobby ("Our signature scent!)- it smells like forest.  Bubbling water is the sound track in the elevator, and the rooms have flat screens & ample mini bars.  No coffee machine though, which was strange.

The bed was comfortable, and the room size was more then adequate- even spacious- for its location.  The hotel bar was nice in that it wasn't crowded on a friday afternoon, but was a bummer in the sense that the appetizers were over priced and not tasty (calimari and california chees plate i'm looking at you!)  Absence of a coffee maker in the rooms is mitigated by service of coffee in the downstairs lobby during the morning and the presence of two Starbucks visible from the main entrance.

All in all a worth while place to stay on the weekend, especially if you get a deal on the room- like we did.

19/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Iron M.
Great views, very quiet and modern, and very clean. We can't wait to come back!!! The only drawback is that you have to pay for WiFi or somehow convince the hotel to provide you with a code. $12.95/ day.

28/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Amie S.
Beautiful room, INSANELY comfy bed, and the staff was courteous and friendly - even though we booked our rooms half-price through Priceline. :)

They upgraded my friends and I to bigger rooms for free, moved us to the same floor so we'd be close together, and even joked around with us. Also, the maids paid attention to those "privacy" signs when we put them out - which is a big deal!

We used the concierge service a few times for little things - and learned by listening in to the people in front of us that they will set you up for just about anything - they'll call for spa appointments, dinner reservations, theater tickets - whatever you want!

If I weren't so intent on staying in a different neighborhood every time I visit SF, I'd definitely book a room here again.

30/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
94. Justin C.
I was delighted that Le Meridian was taking over the Park Hyatt and establishing itself in the Financial District of San Francisco.

The room was spectacular, with sweeping views including a fantastic perspective of the Transamerica Pyramid.

I've never had so much fun filling out the comment cards and writing complimentary letters to the management.

The service here is the best in town.  Staff members are polite and courteous, and go out of their way to make guests feel comfortable and happy.  Their attention to detail impressed me.

Our room was also equipped with a nice little sound system, which was perfect because I brought some of my favorite jazz CDs with me and played them for my girlfriend at the time.

In Paris, I had stayed several times at Le Meridien Etoile, which I would also rate at 5 stars

The brand and the quality has translated well across the Atlantic, and I must also give Le Meridien San Francisco the highest rating.   Keep up the great work! :)

27/10/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. Anne M.
Dear Le Meridien,

You are a beautiful place.  Thank you for the room with a view of the bay bridge.

But I do apologize for falling in the hallway between the elevators and my room at 2am and giggling and laughing with my sister.   I'm sorry for puking out all the alcohol in your pretty bathroom after my sister and I got drunk at our birthday party.  Your bathroom floor is cold -- it was heaven to my face when I passed out cold on it. I was, however, still able to enjoy your soft and fluffy beds when my sister dragged me by the arms from the bathroom.

I have to say, though -- that wall of yours in the room separating the hallway to the door from the main room --- can sure get in the way when running to the bathroom for an emergency vomit session while dizzy because I rammed straight into it. Either that or your wall jumped out in front of me to keep me from defiling your beautiful bathroom even more.

Your bathroom door, though, needs some work.  it doesn't close like a door should so there's this huge slit where people in the room can take a peek of you nekkid in the bathtub. And also the smell of barf can sneak its way into the main room (among other unmentionable bodily excretions)

But other than that -- you were great.  I'll come visit you again but next time I'll stay sober so i can enjoy it more.

Sincerely,
Anne

08/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Seth L.
A vendor comped a room for me this week during their annual user conference and it was quite nice. The view and location are great. Rooms are very nicely appointed but not huge (we had a king "executive" room on the 24th floor, but not a suite). The staff is fantastic and was very accommodating to my children. I wasn't able to try the food but the room was excellent.

The hotel was undergoing some mild remodeling (moved the concierge desk, replaced toilets, etc.) and the impact on us guests was minimal. My wife, however, complained loudly about the new toilet, though I didn't notice a difference.

My only complaint was the water pressure in the shower. Twice it completely shut off on me, only to return moments later.

We stayed an extra night at the beginning of the conference and had to pay for that ourselves. The rate was very reasonable ($220) but the same room three days later when we wanted to stay an extra day was $450. Crazy.

Would I stay there again? You bet, if I could get the better rate or my vendor decided to comp the room again.

07/05/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Kim S.
We booked a room here while attending my nephew's college graduation for USF.  If you fly in to SF airport you can either take Bart (about 30 minutes and $8.00) to the last station and walk 3 blocks to the hotel, take the super shuttle (multiple passengers and $17.00) or a cab ($44.00 plus tip). During December on the weekends, the rates are very low.  Our room was $169.00, out the door final cost for a beautiful room with stunning view of the bay. The staff is very polite and professional and were eager to do whatever they could to make their guests happy. The hotel is a typical Starwood brand hotel.  The hotel was decorated for Christmas which added to the experience.  If you drive, beware - San Francisco seems to be tolerant of everything, except parking violations.  If you park in a driveway, too long at a curb, or violate another of their many restrictions you will be going home with a ticket to remember the city.  Parking at the hotel is $60.00 a night.

19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Tiffany M.
Negative experiences with their sales and catering department. The hotel might be just fine but I have now had 2 bad experiences with them in trying to do business with their meeting spaces and I have only contacted them 2 times so 100% so far bad! The first time no one called me back. Then I called again and spoke to sales manager (forgot them name) who took all my specifics and promised to get back to me with a proposal the next day. Didn't hear a word so I decided I wasn't going to push it since this was a sign they would not provide good service for a meeting. Since their location is convenient I thought I would give them another chance and look into booking again for something else. I was to meet with a Kelly, I waited for her in the lobby. She was clearly busy but was expecting me. She gave me a look like she is a VIP and I am lucky to be in her presence. She gave me the one minute  finger  "I will be right with you"  with I think was a smile but could be mistaken for a snarl of disgust. Not a good first and now second impression, must be telling me "run while you can this place would turn your meeting into a a tower of terror!"  I feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman taking my money elsewhere.

17/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
99. Andie Q.
Stayed at this hotel during a holiday weekend, and had a very good experience. My husband booked a phenomenal deal on Priceline.com .

The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and the bed was super comfy! The location is great, so I suggest checking out the many, better restaurants close by, rather than what the hotel has to offer.

Over all I recommend this place!

30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Celeste M.
Just checked-out of Le Meridien an hour ago after staying there with my boyfriend for a couple of nights.  We both had an amazing time :-)!

The room (2402), perfect -- with flat screen television, full mini bar/snacks, desk, patio with breathtaking view of the city, CD/stereo player with speakers, huge closet with plush robes and the most comfortable bed ever!  I wish I had a whole day to stay in bed feeling the soft, warm sheets and down duvet against my bare skin.  I especially loved the huge, long mirror against the wall parallel to the bed.  

24-hour room service (friendly servers and great food), all rooms are smoking free and are equipped with wired and WiFi internet access.  The hotel is conveniently located to many restaurants/bars.  Embarcadero Center with shopping needs and the Ferry Building are only a few steps away.

Staying at Le Meridien was definitely a great way to spend time away from the city in the city.  Thanks Ian for a wonderful time and Happy AnniMONTHsary, baby ;-)!

06/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. BAYSIDEGAL E.
This is my home away from home  whenever I visit.   The hotel is nicely decored, clean, and spacious.  It is conveniently located to everything. They also have a nice bar/lounge in the lobby with a great vibe where you can chillax over a nice drink and catch up with friends.  One other bonus that i've come to appreciate is they serve complementary ILLY COFFEE in the a.m.   At tariff rate, this hotel can get very pricey but if you plan ahead, you can get good deals and the last great deal i got was 119/nite which INCLUDES free parking which is a $55/nite value!

04/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Brock L.
Ok for something picked up on Priceline; not worth the standard rate unless you're putting it on your company's card or using it for a write-off.

03/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
103. John S.
Great  corner room with  view of bay bridge and bay. Booked on Priceline and got a great deal. When checking in I requested a king bed and upper floor (better view) the lady on duty was pleasant and was able to fulfill my request.  Didn't park at hotel but in Embarcadero Center garage one block away for less money. Close to China town and short walk to BART/MUNI. Would love to stay again.

21/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
104. cecille p.
I'm impressed that most of my favorite  5 stars hotels are also in Panama....wonderful!!

01/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. Natasha L.
Vee V. threw my bachlorette party here and it was amazing. The room had a nice view of the bridge, beautiful bathroom (separate tub and glass shower) nice tv, comfy bed and plenty of space. Its walking distance from Broadway and coffee shops/cafes. if you got the money for it this is the only way to go.

24/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Stephanie H.
Another reason why the Starwood chain is a favorite.  Friendly staff, nice hotel, decent price, comfy bed. Would definitely stay here again.

25/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
107. Todd E.
Comfy beds, nice view, fun area. What's not to like?

13/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. Bob L.
Great hotel! Especially when you are on a high floor. You get an amazing view that is amazingly amazing. But seriously, you guys need to come here and hopefully you'll get a great view of San Francisco. The only bad things about this hotel is that there is no free wi-fi and that there  is no pool or jacuzzi =( Other than that, it's a super hotel!

25/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Maria S.
Had a terrific experience here--we were upgraded to a suite, with views of the Bay Bridge and ferry building on one side and of the pyramid on the other side.  Our suite had a balcony on the bay side, a large granite bathroom, and a separate office which had a large desk, fax machine/phone, and second flat-screen TV (there was also one in the bedroom).  The bed was comfortable, linens and towels were plentiful and clean, and the shower had ample water pressure and hot water.  Check-in and check-out were very friendly and super-fast and organized.

Also, I should point out that I ended up here thanks to Priceline--for a very, very low price for San Francisco!

I was very impressed with the terrific service and all the touches in the room at the Meridien that made my stay so pleasant.  As the saying goes, I left my heart in San Francisco, and when I do return for it, I shall stay at the Meridien.

26/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Matthew K.
But front desk staff ability to correctly key a lock after three tries upon check-in, along with room service fees, and a poorly closing, non-locking bathroom sliding door were dissatisfying. Street noise seeped through the windows all the way up to the 13th floor. Front door staff never caught the door for us once during our stay. Was informed our Starwood guest membership didn't qualify us for the typical perks as we booked through Priceline. Was put on hold every time I called down to the front desk this weekend. The Omni is a much better choice, and is just around the corner, in my opinion. They also honor your membership regardless of who you booked through.

09/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
111. Yvonne N.
I spent New Year's eve with my hubby at Le Meredien and will definitely visit again! The NYs package party had a hotel special rate which was cheaper than what was on the hotels website.

The bed and linens were heavenly and made my hangover a little less painful. The room was perfect, but I couldn't find a fridge or snack bar but it might of been locked up in the cabinet. The hotel provides bath and body products and a great view on the 24th floor.  I somehow locked my belongings in the lock and couldn't open it, a service member came right up and popped it open.

The only con I have is the parking fee...I know, it's SF and $40-$50 is standard but come on now, so I ask for an extra hour for late check out and they charge me for that too.

12/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
112. Eva B.
Not sure if this place needs another review but here it goes:

It was weired being back in SF as a visitor after having lived here for seven years ...

I had a really pleasant stay at the Meridien after getting over my fear of heights: the room was on the 22nd floor and the huge windows make for quite a view.

The place has a nice contemporary design though the original 70's design shows through, including the low ceilings, wood paneling, etc. The beds are heavenly. Everything is very clean. The staff attentive and responsive. I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality of the room service food excellent. That's hard to find!

Only down side was a family with noisy children in the room next door which had a connecting door to my room. Hence one could hear every word, TV, etc.. So make sure to avoid those rooms.

The location of the hotel is not in close walking distance to restaurants, shopping, night life. So if you want to be in the middle of the action, you may want to chose another hotel.

12/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Christine C.
Booked a suite here for NYE over the phone after studying the online pics for a while. Decided to go with the Studio Suite. Then I thought to myself, I want bigger! So, decided to visit Le Meridien and ask the staff to take a look-see at what I'd be getting.

The concierge was very nice and helpful. He showed us the room we booked and the next upgrade - the Luxury Suite. I fell in love with the next size up immediately. It was more spacious and the bed was in a separate space from the living room. It also had a small balcony looking out to the bay (but of course, one of the Embarcadero buildings is smack in the middle).

The Studio Suite is just one room, a box, in which the bed, the tv and the living area are squished in. So, we asked to upgrade to the Luxury Suite. The staff accommodated us accordingly.

New Year's Eve went smoothly. The room was lush, clean and modern. The bathroom was huge! Bath & Body Works products were in there - cool. The bed was big and very comfy. I would definitely recommend the Luxury Suite over the Studio.

All in all, I had a wonderful NYE thanks to Le Meridien and their friendly staff.

26/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Ryan L.
Nice Starwood property in the heart of the Financial District. Rooms are clean and well-kept. Nice windows with decent views. Bathrooms are nicely outfitted and things are just a bit more refined here. I'm not crazy about the thin walls at this price point. I've also found the staff to be a bit "detached." And my final gripe is parking ... nearly $50/day. That's high, even for San Francisco.

24/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
115. Laura M.
This is the second Le Meridien I've stayed at.  The first being the Parker Meridien in NYC, which is my favorite hotel in NY.  So expectations were set high.  

It's a great location and the views of the bay bridge were fantastic.  The staff was kind enough to upgrade us to a suite for my boyfriend's birthday.  However, this was the smallest suite I've ever seen.  Seriously, it felt like we were on a boat (and not in a good way).  The bedroom was just large enough for the bed, opening the tv cabinet made it impossible to close the door, and the good flat screen was in the sitting area while the old tube was in the bedroom.  (not a problem, except there's no couch in the sitting room).  

Having just stayed at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, it was clear the Le Meridien just didn't feel as special.  The sheets were good, but not great.  I'm pretty sure I've seen the same end table in a Sheraton.  In fact, given the institutional feeling of the bathroom fixtures, I wouldn't be surprised if it had been a rebranded Sheraton.

Overall, a decent hotel, but not remarkable.

23/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
116. Scuba K.
I'm a little bit spoiled by the dude's travel habits (expensed baby!) so I thought this hotel was just all right.

The hotel attempts at modern decor were valiant, however, Le Meridien could definitely use some renovation.  The spacious bedroom seemed out of place with a teeny tiny bathroom.  Blah.  

I've had mixed results with the service.  In the bar/cafe area, I waited forever for a menu; but a bellhop saw that I had two coffees in my hand and graciously operated the elevator for me.

Overall, I would only return if I needed to be in the Financial District vicinity.

01/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
117. Kevin W.
Amazing and attentive staff, rooms were clean, and an overall good value when visiting SF. I'll definitely be back here.

18/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Tal K.
Man, I love being SPG Platinum. You really get upgraded at all Starwood Hotels, and what and upgrade! We actually had two rooms reserved but they had only one SPG Club room available, so I gave it to my parents and they loved it!!

Spectacular views of the Bay Bridge and downtown San Francisco. The service is impeccable and the bar is open late. The beds are just absolutely the best place to sleep in the universe, and the rooms are huge by SF hotel standards.

If it's in your budget, do yourself a favor and forget about those so-called boutique hotels. Stay at Le Meridien and start  things off with a positive experience.

02/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Keith K.
Nothing special, but at the rate I got, definitely a place I would consider returning to. You get all the standard amenities, but also get a feeling that they're trying to find any way to make a buck off you. Try to get a room facing the Bay, because we got stuck looking right out our window to an office right across a little alleyway.

I really like this location, though. Way better than staying in Union Square and the like. More quiet, but still close to a good deal of things you'd want to check out.

25/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
120. Michael F.
what a gorgeous hotel!!!!

We decided to spend a night here to avoid the drive home after a dinner in s.f., and we were so pleasantly surprised.  It all started with the super deal we got on line for the room, I think it was about 179 for a small suite-type room.

The lobby was modern, the people at the front desk were incredibly nice and accommodating.  We were a little disappointed that our room was on a lower floor, which the front desk was more than willing to move us up to a higher floor.

The room was spotless, and had a really cool set-up.  There was an "entertainment center" in the middle of the room, with a plasma that rotated so that you could either watch tv in bed, or in the little sitting area.

We enjoyed everything about this hotel... we even got lucky with parking!

06/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
121. R V.
Threw my friend a bachlorette party in the king suit for $200 bucks one night. About 11 people came, we were a bit drunk and noisy, but noone complained. Great place, awesome service, no parking though unless you want to spend $20-$50 bucks on parking garages depending where you go.

18/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
122. Roger D.
In a word: efficient.

Le Meridien SF is a very clean, modern and well run hotel. Everything we encountered was smooth, fast and efficient.  It's not ultra luxe in terms of decor or fit out; there are no giant flower arrangements towering over the lobby and there are no string quartets. The service was way better than your average Marriott, Sheraton or Hyatt branded hotel, where we often have problems with the basics - luggage, room service, billing etc.

The location is great, bang in the financial district walking distance to Embarcadero, Muni, Bart, California St. Cable Car, Ferry Building, Northbeach, Chinatown etc.

We didn't use the restaurant or bar, but room service was good and ok value for money for a hotel in this star range. There is a Starbucks over the road if you're not into the full breakfast production.

Would definitely stay here again.

11/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
123. Rachel C.
The funny part about moving to the South Bay to "save money" is that Tal K and I find ourselves in the city almost every single weekend.  When we can't crash at one of our hospitable friend's pads, we use Starwood points for a hotel.  It's actually been pretty fun to rediscover San Francisco as a tourist.  You visit neighborhoods you totally forget about, like the Financial District or Union Square.  Le Meridian has quickly become our favorite Starwood property, well its actually a pretty close contender with the Westin.  The rooms have nice views of the bay and you're right across from the Embarcadero which is perfect for the Farmer's Market on Saturday at the Ferry Building or to watch a great indie flick.  The decor is contemporary and well, I'm a contemporary kind of a gal.  They also have a nice workout room.

And I must say, I really, really want one of those mattresses.  It's one of the few that the husband and i can agree on.

19/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. m l.
We made reservations via Travelocity in an airfare/hotel deal and got a great rate.  We were there in August (warning- it is much colder than anticipated at that time of year) for our wedding.  Upon arrival we were informed that we were being upgraded to a jr. suite.  

The room was great, the bed cozy like a great big soft cloud, a big couch to relax on, sliding glass door to let in some of that cool refreshing air.  Loved it.  Free starbucks in the lobby.  No free wifi in room but biz center was good enough.  It is only a few blocks from the Embarcadero (go there for some Blue Bottle coffee and a Miette macaroon).  Everything is in walking distance or a cab is always available.  

I did leave some meds and a silk eye mask in my room and called a few days later to have them mailed to me.  I didn't get back any of my prescription pills nor the mask, only the chinese herbs for sleeping.

30/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
125. Srini V.
I am yelping away even as I continue my stay here at the Park Hyatt.

After staying at the Hyatt Regency a couple of times, I switched to the Park Hyatt--better rooms and great front desk and concierge service.  Pricier though.

I left the power cord for my laptop back in New York today, but the concierge was quick to find a replacement--very timely as my Thinkpad was running out of juice after doing its time on the plane ride.

The room service is nothing to rave about, but above-average at the least.  And the beds are very comfortable.

This place is halfway between the Hyatt Regency and a W.

18/04/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
126. madelyn b.
I love this place! We enjoyed a lovely weekend here on the 27th and it was worth it for sure!

It is on the corner of Battery and Sacramento and is near everything. I got the Executive room for 119 (137 after taxes) which was an insanely good price. 49 to valet the car overnight  (55 after taxes) which made my soul die a little bit but whatever its worth not getting a headache trying to find a spot in the city.

Everyone at the hotel was nice, the concierge gave us a choice of a lower room with a balcony or a higher room with a view. Of course I chose the view. 23rd floor (only ten rooms on our floor so it was definitely quiet), and we had beautiful views of the bay!

It felt more like a bedroom than a hotel. Cute decoration with dark walls and light bedding. The bathroom did have a sliding door which was weird but there is a wall that separates the bed area and the bathroom area so there was privacy. The seating area was nice with two modern chairs that we turned toward the window and watched city life from 23 floors up. The desk came fully loaded with four outlets which would have been cool if I brought my laptop. The TV did work intermittently and the remote did not have a power button that worked so we slept with the TV on all night haha. The bed was nice and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and spacious, the only thing I wanted was a vanity I could sit at but I'm female. It also had full sized towels which is amazing for us tall folk!

Overall we are going to be staying in this hotel for another birthday weekend. I love it and for the price I'm definitely diggin' it.

02/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
127. Kiko A.
my cousin had a wedding at the bentley reserve right next door so i had figured the le meridien would be most convenient and i have to say... love! love! loved this hotel! the staff was ooberly friendly and the suite we got was top notch, and to mention, the prices were not too bad.
if ever in the embarcadero area.. woulld not mind at all staying here again!!

08/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Nathalie C.
My homegirl from high school is gettin' married.  I'm the maid of honor...need to plan a bachelorette party.  Enter Le Meridien.  Booked this hotel suite through hotels.com .  Got a sweet price.  Guess you need to get a suite & not just a regular room to really enjoy it.  The room was a nice sized.  Had a King sized bed with a flat screen mounted on top of a partition that divided the room in half (sitting/lounge with a fold out couch & a lounge chair - desk and rolling chair etc).  Woulda had a better view, but we were on the 8th floor in the corner.

Chose this place since it was close to home (I live a block & a half away).  When I walk by, it's always well kept, the lobby is a bit smashed and cramped, but it's alright.  People are polite, the valet drivers stare a bit.  But then again, when you got 8 girls comin' out of the lobby for a night out...who doesn't.

Bed was comfortable and I like the digital A/C thermostat.  TV quality was good.  Movies are $13.99 each.  Bathroom was HUGE - clear box shower, bathtub, vanity sink w/ magnifying mirror & of course a toilet.  Don't know how the bathrooms fare up in the other normal sized rooms.

I'd stay here again.

24/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
129. Janet C.
We stayed at the Le Meridien the night of our wedding after having a ceremony at the SF City Hall.  Not only was our ceremony beautiful but the hotel was also.  We stayed in a studio suite and it was absolutely amazing.  It has a nice sitting area with a television  that turned to the bed and living space.  The bathroom had both a separate shower and bathtub which was nice.  The amenities were all accounted for and the bed was extremely comfortable.  The staff was really friendly and accommodating.  The location of the hotel could not have been better.  It's only four blocks from the Ferry Building and a few blocks from some major shopping.  We were pleased to stay here on our wedding night and we would definitely stay here again.

15/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
130. Ty W.
As other reviewers have stated, the hotel makes a decent attempt at modern decor but it's not the greatest hotel of that variety in the city.  I definitely enjoyed my stay, I don't know if it was a Starwood Member thing or what but I got hooked up with a room that had one of the nicest hotel bathrooms I've ever been in.  

The service was good and I had good company at the hotel bar, which is something I guess.

07/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
131. Terry D.
Recently I stayed at Le Meridien. Although, I was given conflicting information regarding the rate, and the "approval" on my credit card was nearly two hundred dollars over what the actual rate would be, this place is great. The staff was super nice and helpful. I surprised a special someone with a night stay, and the hotel assisted in making it a memorable night. The bar drinks were very good. The room was much bigger than I anticipated. I too cannot say enough good things about this hotel. Two huge thumbs up!

05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
132. Bitter M.
Beautiful Hotel rooms. Bigger rooms than most hotels in downtown SF. This hotel is away from powell. I came here for a conference once. The room service and house keepers were excellent and quick.  I had some unexpected guest so I needed extra towels, robes, toothbrush, and etc. They were at the door in 5 minutes.

The bed was comfy and firm. Overall it was a great night. Would recommend this place to anyone.

04/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
133. Lola P.
Great location, rooms are nice but a bit small. Walking distance to all the great things SF has to offer. Valet is spendy at $60 a day but there is a City Park directly across Battery street and it is on $32 per day. The amber fragrance they use in the lobby is a bit strong but hotel is modern, upscale and clean.

01/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
134. jan h.
I've stayed here many times and love the look and feel of the hotel, but my last stay was a disaster.  The guests in the room adjoining mine were having a loud, violent argument from midnight to 4am.  When I complained (repeatedly) to the front desk, I got the distinct impression I was bothering the clerk and keeping him awake -- ah, the irony! The clerk finally admitted he sent security, but they never spoke to the offending party because they didn't hear anything  during their ten seconds at their door.  To add insult to injury, I wrote a sternly-worded complaint to the manager after stumbling sleep-deprived into work and -- nothing.  No response, no apology, no come again soon.  It's ok, I won't.

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
135. Alice C.
Their concierge was very helpful on our stay. One of our friends went MIA for awhile, and the concierge helped us get in touch with the police.  Our friend eventually returned, but their staff was really good to us considering we were going through one of the weirdest/scariest experiences we've ever gone through.  

Be careful if you're trying to sneak in a party of people though, cuz their front lobby is kinda small and between where the concierge is and the front door people, the staff is all just concentrated right there.  Another random thing I noticed - we stayed in the studio suite. I think the hotel pix show couches, but in our rooms they were single seater chair couch things instead.  But, the room did have nice Bath and Body Works soaps and whatnots, and a nice big LG flat screen.

Honestly though, this place is reasonably priced, relatively close to downtown and Chinatown.  It was just a hop, skip, and short cab ride away from the club we ended up at :) definitely recommended if you're not looking for anything super fancy.

11/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
136. Yan M.
Le Meridien has been opened for months but they just hosted their grand opening event last night and it was simply out-of-this-world! The event is beyond words and I'm still having food coma.
My friend was frantically calling and texting me during dinner time however, bf and I were having dinner with two other friends. I didn't want to be rude and kept ignoring the calls. However, when I checked my voicemail, my friend said, no matter what, I had to get my hiney over to 333 Battery to check out Le Meridien and THE GRAND OPENING party, it will be THE ultimate event and I can yelp abt it. :)
So there I was.....

As I entered the entrance to the hotel, my friend was standing at the door holding out 3 tiny plates of one of the best tuna sashimi which was saved for me! Tuna sashimi laced with bits of gold paper and tiny strips of ginger, it was soooooooo good and practically melted in my mouth. Mind you, I came from dinner at Firenze but the food here at Le Meridien is too good to be missed....

The lobby level was filled with tables of chocolates and liquored martinis on one side. And on the opposite side were multi-tiered shelves of tiny glasses of dessert; mango chunks, passionfruit like drink, tiny berries on a skewer perched ontop a tiny glass of vanilla-like fondue substance and pistachio cakes and lemon fruit tarts. I guess a lof of the good stuffs were gone since I arrived at 10pm.

My friend whisked me upstairs and delightfully showed me the different offerings....second level featured huge chunks of scallops grilled on a high-tech grill aside the roast beef cutlets. On one side of the wall, were dessert trays again...

Then on the third floor, HEAVEN! There was a section of kobe beef burger and kobe beef carpaccio! How much do these things costs?!! They were soooooooo delicious and amazing flavor! There were also shrimps on skewers but they were considered ordinary food as everything else was extravagant and over the top! We moved on to see the WHOLE Pacific tuna which was abt 6 feet long  being expertly carved up by sushi chefs and served on salt bricks with shaved white truffles in my friend's exact words! Ma Ma Mia!!
My friend had the wonderful time of savoring the best parts, o-toro and chu toro! Apparently, I've learned the same night that the hierarchy is as follows: otoro is the most prized form of toro, and chutoro (or chu-toro) is the second-most prized form of toro.

Then we moved on to the center which featured lobster soup and clam soup. The lobster together with several condiments were packaged in individualized packets and were reheated in the cookery and was then poured out to tiny wooden bowls for serving! It was outrageous, there was a huge chunk of lobster within the broth and unbelievably flavorful.
At this point, I was stuffed and we decided to venture back down to the lobby level to savor the desserts...I tried the chocolate martini which was delectable together with all the tiny glasses of desserts.    

Truly a remarkable and memorable experience...A totally orgasmic experience that is beyond words. Insane amount of money and over the top everything which is indeed "GRAND" in its own way! I'll have to come back to check out the lounge and restaurant on a regular day. :) For now, this is a an A+++++, 10 stars event! So apparently what I missed from the night are: Chutoro tuna and delicious sizzling Kobe beef skewers lightly toasted over charcoal for extra flavor. Ok, that ain't bad since I tried EVERYTHING else. :)

Now....., who was the annoying friend that was calling me during dinner time? I beg to differ and shall never neglect your calls again! I almost missed out.

02/11/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
137. Jonathan L.
Trekking to the City from Berkeley can be a daunting task. Waiting for the bus from my house to BART...waiting for a train heading to SFO/Millbrae that doesn't break down coming out of the tunnel on its way to West Oakland...all adds a certain amount of stress to a seemingly simple activity. So, before my GRE Exam last month, I decided to book a room at LeMeridien so I wouldn't have to make the trip the day of the test!

Located right next to/in the Embarcadero, the hotel was convenient and clean. Check-in was painless and I had a great room with a plush king bed, large closet and a nice desk/relaxing space. For dinner, I hopped to the Ferry Building for some tasty snacks before retiring back to the room to study/destress. My only gripe is that internet for a 24 hour period was a whopping 12 bux (or 15, I can't exactly remember at this point) ! I don't understand why "high-class" hotels such as this don't just have it for free.

While I would definitely return to LeMeridien (since it's a part of the Starwood chain and linked to my AmEx), I think if I were visiting SF for any other reason (or for first-timers), I would choose one closer to Union Square/SOMA and not near Embarcadero!

07/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Kala H.
I love this hotel & I'm pretty picky when it comes to hotels! Their customer service is great, rooms are super nice, and great views! Would stay here again!

30/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
139. Raider J.
I luv this hotel.  I have stayed here many times during the past 7-8 years. It used to be the Park Hyatt Hotel.   I normally get one of their junior suites facing the water and Bay Bridge.  The service and staff are outstanding.  The rooms are very clean and modern and the beds are very comfortable.  Just as good as the Ritz or 4 Seasons.

The Grill is a great place for lunch/dinner.

11/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
140. Robert T.
Great staff ! Very nice clean rooms ! Best king bed I have ever slept on ! tolet is lighting fast ! 10 min walk to union square ! Found on priceline , name your price for 125 out the door !

05/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
141. Jennifer L.
Nice, revamped decor?  Check.
Friendly staff?  Check.
Decent food?  Check.
Capable of hosting a great meeting?  Check.
Lovely suites in the heart of SF with great views and big comfy beds?  Check.
Cheese plate, chocoloate covered strawberries and a bottle of wine because I'm special people?  Check.
Sexy jammies?  Check.
Someone to share it with?  Aw hell, I knew I forgot something.

(Pity, party of one, your suite is ready!)  And here we have yet another review which vaporized from my account.  What the hell Yelp?

Recommended, none the less!

08/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Jennie M.
Arrived in the ground level entryway and was shuffled into a dirty elevator littered with ice cream taster spoons. The lobby was now a second floor conference area that had an old wooden desk and some couches arranged. The gentleman at the front desk was short with us and had a discourteous attitude throughout the check in process. Once we got to our room, we found that our keys did not work and someone else was already in it. We returned downstairs and let him know this. The gentleman at the front desk denied that there was anyone in the room and said he'd switch our room "to make sure our keys work." No apology. No taking responsibility for putting us in an occupied room. We are in the process of finding a new hotel for the remainder of our stay and we will never return to this hotel.

01/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
143. Ned S.
Stayed here a few years ago when it was a Park Hyatt.  Though I am not a huge fan of Hyatts, I have found that Park Hyatts to be exceptional.  And Park Hyatt SF impressed me too.

So, I was surprised to learn that the hotel, now managed by Starwood Hotels, was rebranded as 'Le Meridien'--an upper-middle brand and not with Starwood's high end 'Luxury Collection' or 'St. Regis' nameplate.

Well, the property is true to its lower market positioning that Starwood has designated.   Still a fine hotel, mind you.  

+ Nice, modern guestrooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows, fabric wall coverings, multi-level ceiling,
+ Central FiDi locale, part of Embarcadero Center with foreign film cinema across the street.
+ Staff very helpful and knowledgeable.  
+ Free overnight shoe shine
+ Bathrobs in your guestroom.

- Public areas are looking a little tired.
- Big flat screen TV in guestrooms, without HD (what's the point?)
- No coffee maker in room.
- Central FiDi location--a neighborhood sans character
-Guestrooms bathroom thats kind of basic--yeah, ladies, the sink is not separated from the toilet and shower.
 
I cut my foot on a electrical socket cover positioned on the floor (little out of the way, near windows while I was pressing a shirt).  Heck, after two years of being a Meridien, all the Embarcadero Center signs still direct you to a non-existent Park Hyatt.  

Again, fine hotel.  Great staff.  Just not 5 stars anymore.  For that, I guess we'll have to meet at Mandarin Oriental.

02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
144. Mike J.
Stayed here a few nights, when it was still the Park Hyatt, with a friend who had some free-nights-at-a-Hyatt certificate.

One of the top hotels I've stayed at ever.  We even got an upgrade to a junior suite.  Huge room, top quality bed/mattress and a built-in living room to the suite.

Welcome gifts, free-night rewards, complementary meals - just a few perks that Hyatt gives its frequent stayers ( which at the time my friend was ).

Definitely expensive if you had to pay per night but if the company is shelling out the dough, stay here.

11/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
145. Todd M.
During my visit to San Francisco for a recent job interview, I had the opportunity to stay at the Le Meridien hotel.  I'm sure the company could have put me at a more affordable place, so I was appreciative to be staying at something as nice as Le Meridien.

Check-in was easy.  No line.  They didn't need a credit card.  They confirmed my choice of a King bed and promptly gave me keys to a room on the 19th floor.  I found the elevators and headed up.

The room is great!  The bathroom is nice and large - nearly as mine at home.  There is a big screen TV on a large chest of drawers and a comfortable desk to work at.  There's a mini-bar, a great stereo system and nice lighting.

I didn't spend too much time in the room - just there to sleep.  Even on the 19th floor it's a bit loud, but hey, it's San Francisco!!

I'll be back there again in the next few days for a follow-up round of interviews, and I'm staying there again.  Looking forward to it!

03/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
146. Kate A.
This isn't a 5 star hotel, but it gets 5 stars for being comfortable and accommodating at such a reasonable rate!

I had anticipated only 2 of us in the room, but we ended up watching my BF's niece which made three of us with one king size bed. I had initially asked for a roll-away bed which would have cost another $25, but instead they just switched us to a room with two beds! I realize that its not rocket science, but at the time we could only think about sleep, and a great comfortable nights sleep was what we got.

Parking over night at the hotel is $50, but you can easily find street parking for free! The parking attendant even helped point us in the right direction. Not the largest hotel and not high enough for any views, but decently located and very accommodating! I would stay there again for sure.

12/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
147. h l.
I might never stay anywhere in the city ever again!!!!

I got a wonderful deal from hotels.com last summer where I got a 3rd night free and I didn't really expect much for $100 a night. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. We had a wonderful view of the bay and Oakland Bridge, we were on the 17th floor where we had a sliding glass door that stepped out onto a very, very small balcony type thing. The beds were comfortable, we also had a couch pullout and desk and the bathroom was clean and spacious. The hotel staff was super nice, the valet was always waiting there with a cab for us, and the bar gave us an endless supply of bar nuts while we sat and chatted over drinks. Needless to say, this is a perfect hotel in a great, quiet, convenient area.

12/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
148. Daniel C.
The place is simple, but the negatives outhweigh the positives.
Positives: easy, nice staff, comfortable beds
Negatives: protestors woke me up at 7:30AM on a Saturday after a wine tour, no coffee in the rooms, Internet access is 13 dollars a day!, renting a movie is 13 dollars, no pool and no jacuzzi,  the bar and restaurant are both stale.

16/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
149. Kristen R.
Nice hotel located in a great area.....5 stars for that. Minus 1 star for the parking. Park across the street at night or even in the street at a meter...way cheaper. Minus 1 more star for the very uncomfortable bed. Whaaaat? It was bad. No box spring, just a wood bed frame with slats. I really like the location, but have slept better at The Hilton or Hyatt. Yummy drinks in the bar!

17/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
150. Ian R.
Stayed here on vacation trip, however I travel a lot for work and typically stay at Hilton and Starwood properties.  Paid for a standard room and we upgraded to a "Luxury Suite" which had a balcony on the 20th floor overlooking the bay.... awesome.  Room was updated, modern, spacious.  

Concierge always seemed to be missing but I wasn't planning on using them to much.  Also grabbed drinks at the hotel bar one night...nothing to write home about.

18/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
151. Honey T.
The customer service at this hotel is TERRIBLE.  I stayed here for a week-- a very important week when I was relocating-- I had nothing but trouble with the people who work here, who were rude to me, not helpful with simple requests, and made my stay difficult on many occasions.  The bar/restaurant was insanely over priced, as were all amenities.  I find it ridiculous that you have to pay $13 for Wi-Fi EACH NIGHT.  I could see paying that much for the length of your stay, but come on.  They are just taking your money.   I would avoid this snobby, unfriendly, overpriced hotel, at all costs.

11/03/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
152. Rosy H.
The location of Le Meridien is great for working and playing in the Financial District and Embarcadero. Although there was nothing terribly wrong with our room this did not feel like a 4 star hotel to me and just down the block is the Hyatt, which feels closer to that experience. The bathroom door did not have hinges, it slid into place on tracks, but did not close completely. You could see a thin sliver of light and bathroom even when it was closed. Eeeew. Others have mentioned the astronomical parking fee ($60) the wifi fee ($13) which seem overpriced for the area.

31/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
153. Steve N.
A slice of style and comfort in the Embarcadero!  

I loved my visit here.  the 13th floor (rare) room was beautiful and clean.  A very modern but comfortable decors, this room boasted flat screen TV with auxiliary connections, gorgeous bathroom, intriguing lighting, and a triangulated window space the open to the city streets below.  The beds were very comfortable.  The closet was roomy.  The restroom had the best make-up mirror and light for the Mrs.  The room temp was perfect!  There was a sliver view of the SF span too.  It was also close to BART, which is great for us in the East Bay.  The staff was very professional but fun.  Great guys behind that counter.

The less than 5 star rating was due a few minor things.  First, the noisy toilet can scare you if you're not braced for the decibel impact.  Second, the only refrigerator was for the mini-bar apparently.  They asked if we wanted a key for it, which we declined, but we did not know there would be nothing else but the ice bucket to keep things cool.  If I were to stay longer, I may have wanted to keep left-overs or some bevs for the duration.  That leads to the other problem of not much to eat on a Sunday morning in the Financial District.  We walked several blocks and did not find much more than a pastry shop, a Mc Donald's, a Starbucks, and the restaurant within our building.  Be prepared for your meals if you stay here.  Make plans, then make backup plans.  We doubled back, checked out, then walked several blocks to a Mel's drive-inn we knew about.  That decision was the right one!

With proper planning, this is a VERY GOOD place to stay while you're in the city.

22/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
154. Laila A.
its sleek, modern and very comfortable... BUT BUT BUT
they dont have a coffee maker, microwave or mini bar/fridge in the room.
Everyone has that in the tiniest of spaces.

I found out after going there so many times that if I ask for a coffee maker, I could have it free of charge. Why not have it there to begin with.
I asked if I could heat my childs milk, they said they would charge for it. //pretty crazy.

On the whole, I love the hotel, the location and staff are great.

I just wish they would have coffee and a microwave :)

free wifi with the room ...yaay

17/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
155. Hans T.
Possibly the nicest hotel I've ever, or will ever, stay at.  An incredible high-end hotel with a totally personable and professional staff at the front desk - the afternoon gal was right on our level and really chill.

The room was decorated in a cool modern style, bits of chrome, dark woods and no overhead lights - cool.

My new wife and I we're not sure upon checking in if they would have a room ready - we were checking in later Friday morning for a single night stay.  We were ecstatic when she gave us our keys immediately and showed us to the elevators.

There was a cool bar/lounge area downstairs with seating all over and bar service into the early morning - wish we would have had some time to drink and mingle, seemed like a cool place.

I would stay here again if I found an awesome rate - I'm not the typical jet set type, LaQuinta and a case of PBR's work just fine for me.

23/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
156. Emi N.
I'd definitely recommend Le Meridien to anyone looking for a hotel in San Francisco.  I stayed here on Valentine's Day and was really impressed with my overall experience.  Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable and quiet.  Since I'm a Starwood Preferred Guest, we were granted an extra late check out time of 4pm!  Minus one star for the $49.00 + tax overnight parking charge...kind of outrageous!

16/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
157. Gina A.
Perfect location near, extremely friendly staff and the most comfortable beds.

02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
158. Eegnam A.
This is a cute little hotel.  The valet was prompt upon arrival and departure.  For $60 bucks a night..I guess it better be!  It is in the financial district which is away from the noise and traffic of Union Square.  It is really nice on the weekend.  The room is a good size and we had a great view of the roof of the building across the street from the 19th floor!  We also had a great view of coit tower and the bridge.  The towels could definitely be better.  They were very thin and small.  I like my towels big and fluffy!   The hotel "bar" closes at midnight.  Wish it stayed open a bit longer.  Guest services and room service are quick.  Our iron was broken and one was sent up in a couple of minutes.  Staff was extremely friendly.  I would like to stay here again!

07/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
159. Kitty M.
Le Meridian you are my new favorite place to stay in the city......

I made my reservation through Expedia and got a steal for a studio suite on a Sunday night.

Upon check in our room was not ready, no biggie we were early. The super nice guy at the front counter gave us a couple of other options - I told him to surprise me.....and buy did he.

Business suite with a balcony! This room was enormous. Large bedroom and a separate business office in the back with closets and a big desk and large windows overlooking the bay. The bathroom was big as well with a large floor to ceiling window overlooking the water and buildings nearby....oh and the balcony off of our room was marvelous - 14 floors up looking out on the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge - it beckoned for a glass of wine!

The standard Starwood luxuries apply - like the fabulous Heavenly bed and superb staff! I also enjoyed the location - being the in FInancial District put us in a great spot to walk to a lot of places but it was still nice and quiet at night. None of the loud horns and sirens you get staying in Union Square. Did I mention there is a pub right across the street?

Love love love this hotel and I cannot wait to come back again.

23/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
160. Tam G.
I stay here at least 2x / month...and have gotten to know the hotel really well. These beds are some of the most awesome I've slept in in SFO. The place is quiet (HUGELY RARE for SFO) and most rooms have gorgeous views. The staff is SO kind and helpful, and really cares about guests having a great experience! There are great rates online from time to time that make this hotel a VERY good value.

I am also addicted to the "Le Meridien Signature Scent" wafting through the lobby - it reminds me that I'm back at my (second) home. It also reminds me of cramming for midterm exams.

For some reason the cordless phones here are constantly running out of batteries, but that's a minor deal.

15/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
161. Janet O.
Great room view! Room was facing the water. Courteous staff. Very polite and helpful. Nice bed very plush and the sheets are crisps and all white!. Loved the bathroom! Spacious and well thought.
This hotel is at the center of almost everything. You can walk to the pier and enjoy the weekend food market or just take a stroll down the whole length of the pier and take in the scenery.
It is also connected to the Embarcadero Center where you can enjoy shopping or you can watch a movie or dine out at one of the restaurants.
Whatever you do this hotel is central to all entertainment and then some. Its also within walking distance to Chinatown.
The bar on the ground floor is called 333 Bar. It's got a pretty hip atmosphere.
One slight annoyance: It was difficult to find this hotel since the entrance wasn't marked well with any lights at all. Just the name Le Meridien, If you're walking like we did you might miss it!

20/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
162. Shayla S.
Beautiful hotel, great plush beds, classical music playing with low lights upon arrival. Too bad I was there for work with my boss... oh well.

Would love to go back!

12/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
163. H T.
We stayed here for one night and enjoyed our stay. It's your typical Starwood hotel so if you've stayed at Westin, W, etc., you'll feel right at home. There's nothing too notable about Le Meridien (No heavenly bed, no glowing Buddha, no bliss bathroom products, etc.), it just is.

It served its purpose (despite the 2am fire alarm which subsequently had me going down stairs in my nightgown and 4 inch heels until 3 fire trucks arrived and declared it a false alarm (someone pulled the alarm on the 12th floor) and back up 10 flights of stairs and back to bed I went). The disconcerning part is that my friends on the 19th floor did not hear the firealarm (the whole hotel noticeably did not evacuate). It was a super loud alarm so I can't imagine how people couldn't have heard. My hunch is that it didn't go off on the upper floors, thankfully it was a false alarm...

10/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
164. Jennifer F.
I booked this hotel a little wary after reading the service reviews on here but hopeful with all the comments on how amazing their rooms were.

Turns out Yelpers are right on the money.

The room was very nice. It was modern, decent sized and certainly delivered on the view. Floor to ceiling windows were a nice touch but I almost wish they designed the room in a way where somehow the head of the bed was facing the window. That way you could lay in bed and admire the view. Anyway...

Service. Not so great. I called the hotel directly because I wasn't able to clearly find out answers on the internet and their website to questions I had regarding the hotel. I had been searching for a hotel that offered rooms with views of the city and oversized tubs, a tall order I know. They didn't have to be jetted but I wanted one that was spacious enough for my husband and I to relax in. The website said jacuzzi tubs but folks on here weren't raving about their tubs so I was skeptical. I called in. I spoke to a representative there (don't remember his name, just that he had an accent and it was hard to understand him at times) and asked about the tubs. The jacuzzi tubs are only in the penthouses. Fine. But are they oversized? Yes, they are oversized. Great. What about the view? Do we have to pay more for a room that is on a higher floor? He then put me on hold for about ten minutes while he supposedly spoke with his manager. Then he came back and said he can book me a room on the 24th floor for the same price as quoted. Sounded great! After I got off the phone I was excited and very much looked forward to our stay here.

When we checked in, the lady at the front desk gave us a room on the 11th floor. I then told her that we were promised the 24th floor and she said no, those are all suites. I told her a little more about my conversation with the booking agent and she shook her head and said "oh yeah, he promises a lot". Um, really? So then I wondered about the tub. I asked her if they had oversized tubs because I told her he also said they did. She did confirm this. Ok. So then she was able to give us a room on the 14th floor. She then proceeded to explain that we had to pay more if we wanted a higher room. Which directly contradicted what I was told on the phone. We went ahead and took the room on the 14th floor and proceeded to the elevator. Once inside, we realized the top floor was the 24th floor and we knew the guy on the phone just told me what I wanted to hear so I would book a room.

BTW, at this hotel, oversized tub = six inch granite extension from the wall. The actual tub was normal size, for only one person. Sigh. However, the bathroom was really nice and if I had not asked specifically for an oversized tub then I definitely would have been pleased.

A few other quick notes:
   - Valet parking was ridiculous! $52 per night. In and out privileges but still.
   - Hotel bar was very nice. I especially liked the cucumber gin smash drink. Fresh thyme was a nice touch. The server mentioned it was the bartender's creation, which is awesome.
   - No fridge in the room so we were not able to keep our leftovers from dinner. This was a bummer because the restaurant we went to was so good!
  - Large king bed was VERY comfortable!

Overall, I would actually stay here again only because the room was really nice and the price was good. Plus, now I know exactly what I am getting.

29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
165. Jordan P.
Clean & comfortable downtown hotel within easy walking distance to Embarcadero & BART, TransAmerica, and North Beach/Chinatown. Nice bar in the lobby, didn't spend time in any of the facilities.

28/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
166. Dayle H.
Plush Beds & Trendy Lobby

Nice location - 20 minutes from airport. The lobby bar - Bar 333 is hip & trendy. The service is slow both times I was in there (under staffed). Roomy good for large groups - pricey.
Crab cake app was very good. Beet salad, I would pass. Restaurant up stairs with outdoor patio and decent bar.
Rooms were roomy, very comfortable bed, views of water & mountains. Bathroom spacious and quiet hallways.
Room service was prompt but not really worth the expense.
Location walking distance to China Town, cinema across the street, plenty to do without having to get in a cab.
No spa.
Overall - Liked this hotel over the Mandarin Oriental.

25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
167. Monyrith K.
Arrival / Front Desk Staff (7/10)

Walking into the lobby, I felt somewhat out of place. I had a black hoodie jacket on, while everyone else seemed dressed to impress. Not that its a bad thing, but the vibe was different. The hotel has a small of wood chips, odd but at times appealing and you'll notice it carries into the rooms as well. The lobby was open with BAR/BISTRO 333 right in the lobby making it feel busy and vibrant, but not a good place to sit and wait for someone because you can look quite lonely in a sea of folks.

The lady who greeted me at the front desk was very energetic. It was around 8PM and she woke me up a second time in the day. It was refreshing, a bit overwhelming, but refreshing. One big no no for any full service hotel though is to have guests coming in late, like myself at 2AM, and stand at the front desk for about a minute without no one to ask me if I need assistance. The desk was simply deserted! I then called down and then after about 20 rings, someone answered and said there was no one to anwser the phone and asked for my room number to call back? After about 10 minutes I get a call back.

Rooms (9.5/10)

As you walk into the room you'll notice it smells like cedar wood chips still. Maybe they are trying to smoke us like bacon? Who knows! After you get over the scent, you see a wall with a picture/painting that was rather uninspired, however, you take a look to your right and BAMM bathroom. It was HUGE and if I had a home I'd want a bathroom like that. Step a little further and the room is there with two modern chairs, a wonderful sized table, and two hanging lamps. A large muriel of scribbles hangs behind the bed that further carries their modern sheik deco. Brown carpet complimented the brown window curtains and the white bedding. Facing this bed is a large mirror, a "sex mirror" if you will. The 400ish square feet they say this place has was definitely there. It felt large and comfortable.

Bed (8.5/10)

The bed was definitely a nice with all white for everything including the headboard, the sham, the sheets, and the blankets. The blankets felt like those at Marriott's and if you know me, you'll learn Marriott beds are my measure of perfection! They had these wonderful square soft pillows that were like huggable Marshmallows. I almost wanted to steal one because they were that comfy. The bed was soft and it obviously had a mattress topper. In fact it was comparable to most Marriott beds being on the same level minus a few things like they didn't have a choice of pillows right there for you like the Marriott does.

One big downfall was the bed made squeaking/creaking sounds everytime I turned around. ANNOYING.  

Bathroom (10/10)

This bathroom was amazing! It took my breath away because it was as large as my bathroom at my apartment. It had granite countertops that were large and allowed you space to put things on and a bathtub/shower that was also covered with that same granite tile. There was a table with amenities like shower caps, cotton balls, and REAL Q-TIPS!

Toiletries: Le Meridien (6/10)

These little tiny bottles were both awesome and a let down. They were awesome because the scent reminded me of Yakult. That creamy, milky, yet slightly tart scent was perfect for the shower and an after shower lotion. However, upon reading the ingredients I was definitely disappointed. The stuff had alcohols galore and that means it can dry you out and it is not sensitive nor really moisturizing.

Complimentary Amenities (6/10)

It's a full service hotel. Can't expect much complimentary.

Building (7/10)

While the hotel's lobby was nice, the rooms had a major flaw in the layout. The windows open to these balcony like things that simply block half of your view (not that my room had one, it was probably the worst view of any hotel room I have had in San Francisco). The rooms were definitely nice, but the outside of the building could use some improvements such as knocking those fake balcony bars out and just having floor to ceiling windows.

Location (8/10)

The hotel is just a few blocks away from the Ferry Building at Embarcadero where you can find cute pricey shops and across the street from the Embarcadero center. Fitting with the theme of the chic in crowd of the hotel, restaurants around there cater to them and the business clientele often meaning that food costs are $$$!

Bang for the Buck:

The day I booked the hotel it was about $99 for a weekend. Typically though, the room will run about $160. It's nice, the rooms are large, but it can feel a bit uptight and trendy. I'd stay at the Westin Market Street or Marriott Union Square, it's just more relaxed and is a close walk from Union Square, the Metreon, and food places with less $$s.

Rating: 7.7/10

17/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
168. Pete C.
This is probably not the fairest review as I have not even stayed here.

But I did call the hotel to inquire about the different rooms and rates. When I was redirected to the person in charge of this, I felt like I had just walked into a used car lot.

Not only did they try hard to sell me something, I felt like they were ramming it down my throat. I thought it was quite ridiculous how aggressively the person claimed that these deals could be gone "like puff" and that I should just reserve NOW NOW NOW.

Finally, when he realized I wasn't going to confirm the representative said "well next time you call back you're getting higher prices. sorry these deals are gone." I had no problem with that since the deals weren't really deals.

I may update my review if I ever do stay here and have a chance to interact with the rest of the staff, but they should know that such aggressive and poor service at the reservation level deter people like me from even coming here in the first place. You would think that people would have better manners in the hospitality business.

If you're to stay here, you're best bet is to go through priceline or the website and not deal with the reservation staff.

15/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
169. Aditya J.
Poor room service. I stayed here for 5 days . They didnt even clean room for 3 of the 5 days. The room service was pathetic. The lady gave an excuse once that she was very busy so she just changed towels ..

09/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
170. Lucius M.
Got a nice deal on a suite for a night.  The website says that there was 800 sq. ft. and it felt like a small apartment.  The room is very tastefully decorated and it was clean throughout.  I appreciated the comfort of the bed and the mirrors next to the bed were a nice addition.  Reading the brochure, I had it in my mind that the marble bathroom meant a larger tub that could fit two.  No, this was a bathroom with marble tiles on the floor and walls.

My favorite part of staying at Le Meridien was the location.  In the short time we were there, we were able to walk to the Embarcadero, North Beach, Civic Center, and Chinatown.  All locations were a 5 - 10 minute walk.  That's the beauty of San Francisco.

18/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
171. Melissa J.
thank goodness we got a great rate on this place because if we didn't and we would have had to pay $52 for parking I would be VERY disappointed. Josiah at the front desk was great as was the concierge. It's the room that was a let down. Mirror was filthy in the room, Fitted sheet had a hole in it, and the robe was stained with what looked like red wine. The latter items took place late in the evening and I was too tired to deal with it. Our housekeeper, whom we met on our way in to our room, was nice but apparently has poor vision. She even missed the hair in our sink. I have left a comment card and email survey with this hotel. No reply as of yet. I would only recommend this hotel to someone who received it as a gift.

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
172. Ben T.
I stayed here on company time (and money) and it was by far the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in!  I was alone and had clean bleached towels, linens, not one, two or even three pillows, but a dozen(!), a beautiful view of the bay and part of the City, a marble bathroom a TV and the best part was that I had CHOCOLATE under one of my many pillows!!  It was as if the hotel was trying to court me!

I will come back here if I can ever afford to, but more than likely I will be staying at the next best option which is... (anyone have any suggestions?)

Summary:  Get your company to pay for you to stay here and try to get a room at a high level overlooking the bay!  Once you're there, call me;)

26/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
173. Basilio R.
Honestly the hotel was nice ... but staff and managers were awful I felt discrimination against me because of the fact I'm a younger person and stayed with a younger crowd . When we were checked in on Saturday 11.16.13 it was my birthday we were checked in by a manager and whom I felt was rude we were told Wednesday that our room would be conjoined for our suite as well as our room I was then told it was not ready nor cleaned, I was given keys to both rooms the regular room I had was nice the studio suite was OK was not as nice as I thought it would be don't waste your money for the studio suite I felt like the regular room was just as nice but I'd like to stay somewhere else next time . My biggest issue was charges on my card not matching to what paperwork they gave me I called the manager on duty answer was she wasn't sure and she can look into it and wait until Wednesday so it can finalize . I got charged 310 on my card but my paper work says 277 they said it would have added 100 deposit for the room but if it would have done that it would have been 377 . I'm so upset that they still can't figure out what might it be I hope they figure it out  but with the attitude of the staff I'd rather give my money to someone who cares

18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
174. L R.
Booked though Priceline and upgraded to top floor.
Fantastic view....great room...great price...and I love the location close to Embarcadero.

06/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
175. Julie C.
My husband and I stayed here for a little mini vacation in the city. It was really cool looking when we walked in, nice and neat and styley.
But we got up to our room and, well, it was just weird. The room was really small, it looked like the kind of room that was under the stairs and you renovated to put your mother in law in...
The bed was boatey, squishy, and jiggly.
The room was hot as hell and the air wasn't working and the window didn't open (or if it did it was a sliver and a tease).

I guess all in all it wasn't necessarily a horrible experience but it was a really uncomfortable one.

13/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
176. Los Angelin O.
Formerly the Park Hyatt, this is supposed to be a high class hotel.

Parking is something like $30-40 per day, who care what it is exactly at that point. There is no free residential/street parking anywhere nearby, except for meters, which means you'll need to move your car or feed the meter by 6 or 7am the next day.

My main beef with this hotel: the bathroom door in every single room is a sliding door. No, not the type that slides in and out of the walls, but it's actually set about 2 inches AWAY from the wall, so there's a 2 inch gap around the entire door, which kinda really makes it NOT a door, theoretically. It's cool if you're staying there alone, but if you're with a friend/family/significant other, or worst of all, a coworker, then things could get pretty awkward. The people outside of the bathroom can pretty much see/hear/smell EVERYTHING going on in the bathroom. Maybe I have a bathroom complex, but whatever, I value privacy.

Would never stay there again. Although, my hotels.com price of $83/night was hard to beat.

11/01/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
177. Huy T.
Very nice and hip hotel. The rooms are pretty standard for what you expect from SPG.  Good location if you're in town on business. Trendy spot if you're coming in for the weekend. Standard SPG quality service.

08/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. Debi B.
The hotel itself is great. The room we had (#2010) had a really nice view had a nice view of Coit Tower, the Bay and a partial view of the Bay Bridge. The room had a king sized bed and was very spacious and clean.

I was very disappointed with the Valet. When we arrived we pulled in and I asked if they had handicap parking. I was told no, the hotel only has valet at $54/night. Valet said I could move my car forward, unload our luggage and check in if I chose to park elsewhere. I moved the car forward, out of the way, and began to unload luggage while my husband got our daughter in her wheelchair. This took a while, as my daughter was hooked  to medical equipment. We went in, checked in, and when I came out the Valet was rude saying that I took too long and that he was going to charge me for parking there. I was speechless. I got in my car and parked down the street. I just couldn't believe how rude and how very disappointing that was. I felt so badly even though I tried not to take it personally. Getting my daughter in and out of our van and into her wheelchair is not easy, a little compassion would have been nice.

Upon arrival to our room, we found we were given a room with one King bed for my husband, myself and our two little ones. We called the front desk and asked if we could have a room with two doubles and we were told all rooms with 2 beds were sold out. When asked if we could get a roll away, they said yes, it would be $25 a night. Having to pay extra for a bed when we should've been given a proper room in the first place was disappointing.

One more thing that was disappointing is they charge for internet! In a modern city like SF, I'd think internet would be free. Quite surprising.

The hotel is in a great location.
The room was very clean and nicely appointed.
The housekeeping service was very friendly.
The hotel lobby is very lovely and smells really nice. Think they must pump in scents to make it smell so nice.

Overall, happy with hotel and would stay here again.

09/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
179. Terry C.
Beautiful & Modern decor, very comfortable plush bed.  The bath products smell sooo good and i believe the rooms had the same smell which was very pleasant.  The concierges were very helpful and friendly.  Everytime I bump into a house keeper in the morning, they'll greet me!  

The location of the hotel is great as well - right in the financial district and about a 10 minute walk to Union Square and North Beach.

I really enjoyed my stay at Le Meridien and would love to give it 4 stars but...there's always a but...

The service of the front desk robbed them of a star.  I was ignored upon arrival.  I stood there for a few minutes while the two staff tried to figure something out.  Even if they're not available to help me right away, they should've acknowledged me.  Upon check-out, the man behind the desk was not friendly either.  He did not greet me or ask me how my stay was.

A side note:  I thought its an interesting way for Le Meridien to save money by having guest decline house keeping service by rewarding them a $5 giftcard to be used at one of their restaurants, or some number of SPG points (their reward club).  However, I declined service one day and did not see either one given to me...I've submitted a claim and will update once I find out.

19/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Patrick C.
We stay here often as my friends are SPG Platinums and they have a very good track record of upgrading us to suites (without seperate bedroom).  The immediate location of the hotel seemed a little shady to begin with, becasue it isn't located right in downtown.  This made for very easy parking and I had no issues with that at all during my stay.  The hotel is adjacent to the Embarcadero Center and you can just walk all the way to the Ferry Terminal.

The hotel is a little dated, lobby and entrance is DARK.  Suite was very spacious and huge, with a King bed on one side and a living area on the opposite seperated by a LARGE dresser with a swivel LCD.  Bathroom was also very nice.  My only complaint about the room would be how dark it was, even during a sunny day and we were on the top floor.  

Again, we were here for a weekend stay for partying with friends...and it did its job, super comfortable bed and lots and lots of room.  Didn't really use much of the rest of the hotel - and for around the low 100's a night, it was pretty cheap as well.

22/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
181. Heather G.
We love staying here, great views and perfect location.. Only complaint was the noisy morning maid service next door..

19/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
182. Ed P.
Great lobby and room.  Try to get a high room with a balcony if you, it is great on a suuny day to sit outside and share a bottle of wine :)

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Shradha A.
This was a good one! The location was a little disappointing, because we checked in on a Sunday and everything around it was dead! But then come Monday, we started enjoying it a lot more. We went by the Embarcadero and Chinatown etc.

The rooms were really big, clean and comfy! I love large-sized stuff! Their room service was also very good and they had a little table by the window through which you could see the bridge and the bay!

Although I enjoyed the hotel and the room a lot, I decided to move to Westin in Union Square for the 4th and 5th nights just for the location. I did miss this hotel and thought it was much better after experiencing the Westin,

20/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. L L.
Going to start my reviews of the Starwoods the same: I was at a client in SF for 8 months so I stayed at a quite a few properties.  After a couple of months of trying, I ended up at the W for the last 6 months, which gives you an idea of my perspective.

A few pros:
- Good location for financial district people working nearby
- Modern, always clean with a low key but slightly edgy ambiance

Now the cons:
- Doesn't have a significant restaurant
- Bellman service basically doesn't exist
- Spotty upgrades as a Platinum
- I might get criticized for this, but I would say nightlife/food is limited in the vicinity
- Indifferent staff

I stuck it out for a few weeks here because it was the closest Starwood to my workplace, but ultimately the service was very average for a hotel of this caliber and there was nothing special about the place.  It could be so much more.

08/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
185. Bella B.
Went for drinks while I waited on my ride, it was nice, a bit loud but still nice. They had a decent wine list, my friend ordered a fine Pinot Noir, we had 1 glass and then I had to take off.

I have stayed at this hotel like 2yrs ago and I am sure not much has changed. I remember the 50 lb. bathroom sliding door which sucked...but the view is normally nice (get a corner room) so worth a try, just be comfortable with who ever you book it with or you may learn more about their bathroom habits then you want to...LOL I mean it is a sliding door. Not much privacy.

27/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
186. megan c.
My fiance and I stayed here on Saturday Feb. 6th.  The room was nicely furnished, comfortable bed, and nice desk space.  The staff was very kind and upgraded our room without us asking.  The downsides are:

- the parking is valet (with in and out privileges) for 46 dollars which is a bit much for relative hotels in the area. We parked on the street (free).
- The street noise was much louder than I expected, but typical for many SF hotels.
- the toilet was VERY loud (and you can hear all your neighbors flushing their toilets)
- the walls are thin, we heard our neighbors coughing, talking, laughing, etc. This was not enjoyable or relaxing and made us leave at 9am because our neighbors turned their TV on and we heard every word of it...unbelievable!  

We will not be staying here again.  The JW Marriott near Union Square is more quiet, has better gym facilities, cheaper parking, and a better bathroom.

08/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
187. Mason K.
From April 2013 stay:

We were given a 6 floor room on Friday afternoon that was located directly above construction (2 jackhammers) that started 8am the following Saturday morning. When my wife and I complained, there was no effort made to move our rooms, stating that the hotel was completely booked - at 8am (????) I find this hard to believe. When I confronted Lori at the front desk about the hotel's knowledge of the construction - she admitted that they knew the construction was to begin at 8am upon our checkin the day before. I asked Lori if she thought this was a good way of doing business by placing hotel guests in rooms where they knew unbearable noise would ensue early in the morning. She told me that her hands were tied because the hotel was fully booked (again - we checked in the day before at 2pm, and I find it hard to believe that measures could not have been taken to place us on a higher floor or the opposite side of the building, or at the very least warn their guests and give them an option to book elsewhere). I told her that the hotel charges too much to treat their guests this way and her response was that the hotel did not charge that much and that there was nothing she could do about it. By now she was giving me a lot of attitude and did not so much as offer an apology. My wife who was listening to the entire conversation was over the whole experience and just wanted to check out and get on the road back south to our home-town in San Diego.  

Also - the water was shut off for 2 hours the day of check-in and when it was turned back on there was black sediment running out of both the shower and sink faucet. I drank half of a glass of water before noticing the black sediment in the bottom of my glass. There were also holes in the main wall of our room where I suspect a large mirror or framed art was once hanging with pencil marks where they were going to hang new art or a mirror (picture of said holes to be posted soon). We were clearly given a lemon for the same price as a higher floor room with proper amenities, and we have received better service and observed far greater management at Denny's restaurants or Motel 6.

To stiff hotel guests with a room that is clearly unacceptable and then take an attitude as if the guest did something wrong by complaining and expecting a resolution is just horrible service. Your front desk staff Lori (who worked Saturday morning at 8am on April 6th) should look for a profession in a field that does not require customer interactions).

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
188. Lucinda R.
100 stars! Only place I stay in SF!!!! Loved it!!!!!!!

05/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Jo L.
My boyfriend and I have stayed at our fair share of Starwood-chain hotels and have always had a great experience.  Le Meridien in San Francisco was no exception.

Our room was amazing.  The king-sized bed was SUPER comfy, the decor very "downtown" modern, yet classy, and the windows!  The windows were floor to ceiling and fabulous (but don't worry, there are tasteful heavy drapes to hide the morning sun -- trust me, you're going to want to sleep in).

The bathroom was also very nice.  For me, the bathroom and the bed are the two most important features in the room and here, neither failed me.  I love that they provide reading material (an up-to-date magazine, I forget what kind) atop a vanity stand across from the toilet.  My only complaint about the bathroom is that in our room (we stayed in a Classic Guest Room) there was no separate tub and shower.  It was a combo.  It's not a big deal, but when I'm on vacation, I prefer the separate tub and shower thing.

Le Meridien is also within walking distance (and I'm talking, right across the street) of Embarcadero Center (and just about everything else if you've enough energy and gusto) and if you go during the holidays, you may have the opportunity to ice-skate at E.C.  So much fun!

Some cons:

-- We could hear the people in the other room next to us (I hope it was next to us).  It wasn't really a big deal, they weren't rowdy or anything, but that also meant that THEY could hear US.

-- When we were going out to dinner, we wanted to catch a cab so we called valet to get one for us.  When we got downstairs, the cab was not in the valet area and when we asked the guys, one of them rudely pointed to the street and said, "There's one right there" as if we were idiots.  If he wasn't 6-feet tall and built, I would have punched him.

But that's about it.  It was a lovely place - you should try the restaurant on the 2nd or 3rd floor, especially for brunch.  The croissants were mmm delicious and the wait-staff is very friendly and approachable.  It IS quite pricey, but hey... it's San Francisco.

08/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
190. E L.
Went to San Francisco with friends visiting from out of state.  Had booked two rooms to attend a company dinner that evening.  The company had a block of rooms, that were "upgraded."  The rooms were very basic, some trendy amenities, but definitely not upgraded.  Got into our room and the arrival gift from the company (champagne) was not in our rooms (but was delivered after we were in bed at 1245AM!  When we checked in I showered and found someone's long black hair in the shower!  After getting dressed I decided to watch some of the Stanford/ASU game - the sound didn't work on the TV!  We called the on-duty manager and she was very rude and full of excuses.  Poor service.  The best part of this hotel were the parking valets and the bellmen.  They did an exceptional job and were compensated accordingly.  The hotel room was a very nice room if it had been clean and in working order, but really was just a holiday inn express dressed up in gingerbread.

09/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
191. Andy K.
Booked executive room, which turned out to be end of the building on a high floor overlooking the bay bridge. Lovely comfy bed and large bathroom (shower head was bizarrely fixed to be about two inches below my head, and I'm only 5'10), also with the same view from an even bigger window! Staff were helpful (particularly the luggage guy who basically planned out itinerary for us!) and great location, 20 minutes (very fast) walk to Fishermans Walk after the bridge anniversary fireworks. 100% recommend this hotel!

30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
192. Thomas H.
Stayed here for 2 nights earlier this year.  It rocked my world.  Everything was immaculate, stylish, clean and just fabulous.  Had  a fabulous corner room that I never wanted to leave.

I spent a small fortune ordering room service dinners, but hey, it is what it is and you are definitely paying for the convenience and luxury.  

After staying here, my honest feeling is that all other hotels are bullsh*t.  And this is from a guy who travels A LOT.   I love this place so much I want to marry it.

24/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
193. Nika M.
I've stayed at many hotels in this gorgeous city, and the Meridien failed to make me want to come back. The atmosphere is great, and the rooms are luxurious. But I must say- the front desk is where this hotel is lacking quality. The lady who helped me check-in made absolutely no eye contact, and had a horrible attitude.

Then as I was checking out I decided that I wanted to cancel another reservation that I had made for the following weekend, a different clerk obivously had no idea what he was doing when he looked for my future reservation to cancel. I was charged anyway for the room I did not use all thanks to him.  I did get my money back, but overall, great hotel with an irresponsible and inhospitable staff.

01/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
194. Ken G.
This hotel is pure luxury and a perfect place to stay in San Francisco.  The building itself, the lobby and perfectly appointed rooms are all a great way to help experience one of the most amazing cities in the world.  The location is great because it's in the not so touristy part of the city (Financial District), but it's still close enough to everything that keeps things convenient...it's also very safe.  I can't write about the room service or the restaurant inside the hotel (it does have one), but everything else was fantastic (the staff was actually very nice as well!).

Le Meridien is definitely a perfect place to stay...it's a bit costly, but well worth it.

01/05/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Jenifer V.
This past weekend simply HAD to be one of the most gorgeous weekends SF has seen in a long time.  I knew it was going to be a pretty day, but I had NO idea just how pretty.  

Check-in is supposed to be at 3pm, but upon our arrival at 11am, they were able to accommodate us.  Our room was located on the 7th floor.

The lobby is small, but nicely appointed.  They have a bar that stays open until midnight which is nice (but in typical hotel fashion they charged me $5 for a bottle of Voss water).  They also have a restaurant on-site, but we did not try it.

The room was nice sized and tastefully decorated.  Kind of a modern spin, if you will.  The view wasn't perfection, but I could still see the bay and Bay Bridge and loved it .  The bed was super comfy.  

The bathroom was good sized and clean, but man, that magnifying mirror was a killer!  That reminds me:  I need to book a facial.  Anyway .... I loved the corner floor-to-ceiling windows.  We did not have a standing balcony, but it was nice that our sliding doors still opened all the way (just remember to close them before you venture out because the last thing you want to come back to is a couple of pigeons all hugged up on your down comforter).  

We didn't seek out the help of the concierge nor did we order room service so I cannot comment on those aspects.  

All in all, I give Le Meridien a big thumbs up and would definitely stay there again.  

Oh, wait - before I forget.  They charge $56 to park your car overnight which I think is just nuts so opt for BART if you don't absolutely need a car.  The Embarcadero station is only a few blocks away and everything seems to be within walking distance (just don't attempt to walk from Pier 39 to the hotel wearing peep toe wedges no matter how cute they are). ;)

14/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
196. Alison D.
One expects certain things when staying in a four-star hotel...one also expects certain things when staying at Motel 6.  I have to say that the customer service and front-desk staff at Le Meridien was one of THE most disappointing hotel experiences of my life.  I would have received better care at a Motel 6.  Seriously.  NYE...I understand you are busy but we were unable to check INTO our hotel room until 7:30 at night.  7:30 on new years eve.  Four girls to get ready to go out.  Unacceptable.  This is after arriving at 3:30 to be told our room wouldn't be ready until 6pm.  Still crappy but I can deal with a timeline.  The front-desk staff told us we would be called by 6pm...or earlier...whenever our room was ready.  6pm came and went...we returned to the hotel from dinner at 6:15 and our friends were able to check into their room (that was also not ready at 3pm--check-in time) but we were not.  No one could give us a straight answer on when the room would be ready.  We were told they would just "let us know".  Because the room was not in my name I didn't take as much of a stand as I normally would.  After pressing, we were told we could get free WIFI (THANKS, we'll REALLY have time to use this) and free valet parking (after bitchily being told this was a "$64 value".  Um no, with our friends booking discount it was actually only $20 and $54 on a normal day).  Anyway, I can overlook the construction, the inconvenience of having to use 1 small elevator to get from the makeshift entrance to the "lobby" and a lot of other things...I cannot overlook rudeness and general lack of good customer service at a place that prides itself in its "superior customer service".  Not cool Le Meridien.  Not cool.

02/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
197. David B.
Once again I have enjoyed my stay with Le Meridien. The hotel was clean, well staffed and the service was great. DC the daytime concierge was great. Prior to my visit DC assisted in making reservations all across the city for my wife and me.

Our room an up

28/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
198. Shelly A.
Who puts effort into hotel rooms anymore?

I travel a lot for work and I have been let down by hotels lately. I have been to hotels with non flat screen tvs, with no lotion in the room, also rooms with old and dingy downright moldy shower heads!!

Starwood Hotels which made this hotel (along with the Westin Line) continues to amaze me. They put such care and effort into their rooms. The bathroom was great, clean, the bed was clean and super super comfy. The walls and decor was very well done you can tell that the franchise actually care about what their hotels look like. This is definitely a great hotel in San Fran without spending a crazy amount of money. You will be well rested to tackle the whole city, or attack the board room whatever brought you to San Fran!

19/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
199. Ryan W.
This is a pretty good Le Meridien located in the Financial District, adjacent to Embarcadero Center.  It's location means that the Ferry Building, North Beach, and Chinatown are all within easy walking distance - this is a huge plus for activities after a long day of business travel.  My room (I was upgraded to a small suite) was nice, with wonderful bay and city views and a small balcony.  The bathroom was spacious, though my sink was cracked.  The bedroom was tiny, but it fit the king sized bed and had all the necessary accoutrements.  The gym was reasonably well-equipped.  The restaurant for breakfast was average, and service was a little slow.  Overall, a nice stay at a nice property.

04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
200. Alex S.
I used Priceline and got a room for $130!  What a great deal. We were concerned that the hotel was too far away from everything. It turned out the hotel is one block from the pier one ferry building and shopping at one embarcadero center.  It's a $6 cab fare to union square. As for the hotel, the lobby is modern and classy, the rooms are larger than most in the city, and the staff was very very nice. I stayed 3 nights at the Westin 3rd street on the same trip and the staff was not overly accommodating, the room was sparse and boring, and I paid $265 per night. (parking was $55 per day).
At the Meridien there is a weekend parking lot down the street for $7 per day!
Le Meridien is classy, clean, and a great great location.

11/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
201. Tom S.
This is a paragon of a boutique hotel. Small enough to be comforting. Grand enough to feel luxurious. Standard room on the 13th floor was 600 square feet - Roomy enough for a married couple to enjoy. Our room looked toward north beach, also had a sliver view through the Embarcadero buildings towards the bay bridge. All furnishings felt clean & new.

Great location to walk to the Ferry building / farmers market / North Beach. Union square is a 9 block hike away.

The staff were all gracious, accommodating and sincere. Got a great deal on Hotels.com . Downside?: Parking was $55 per night - Yeow! That hurts!

Still this place is recommended. I like Le Meridien better than my past stays at the Hilton, Saint Francis, Pan Pacific, and the various Kimpton properties.

30/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Runbkk F.
The room was clean and modern with a great view of the bay and Coit Tower.  The concierge was extremely helpful.

20/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
203. Pink G.
All in all, it was okay. Major concerns, requested for a non-smoking room ended up with what seemed like a smoking room - very stuffy, needed air it out before being comfortable.

Bathroom is decent.

Bed is great.

Service - well I like to be left alone so reception was fine but OMG! don't these people understand 12 o'clock check out. They were knocking at my door at 9 AM, then again at 11AM. Seriously!

Staff, except for the cleaning lady, greeted me - EVER!

06/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
204. Quinn S.
It's a "nice" hotel, but tragically, that is the best word to describe it.

The people at the desk and the concierge were "nice" but not extraordinary.  The room was "nice" but nothing stood out about it.  The nature sounds in the elevators were "nice" but didn't really enhance my stay, which I will also say of the lobby/lounge area and the bathroom fixtures, which exemplified the "Bold Look of Kohler" which isn't really bold, it's just "nice".

30/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
205. Stacy C.
I was only in San Francisco for one night (boo hoo) because of work and decided to stay at Le Meridien because it received good reviews, was close to the office, and was a Starwood property.  I was very pleased with my stay.

Every interaction with the staff was wonderful.  Everyone was very kind and willing to help.  The doorman to get my bags out of the taxi must have looked at the luggage tag, or else used his psychic powers, because he welcomed me by name upon giving me my luggage.

The woman checking me in (around 1:00pm) said the early check-in was not a problem and then gave me a choice between an 8th floor room or a 21st floor room with a view of the bay.  Sweet!

The room was very nice and the bathroom was a good size.  I hate those tiny bathrooms that you have to strategically maneuver yourself in order to shut the door.  When I walked in the window was open, you could feel the cool breeze and hear the sound of the water - a very nice change from Phoenix in the summer.

I also asked the staff for a late checkout since I had to work until 12:30 and did not want to cart my luggage the 4-5 blocks to the office.  Again, no problem, late check out at 2:00.

Since I was only there for one night, I didn't not eat at the hotel nor check out the fitness center.  I am hoping that I have the opportunity to to back to San Fran for work so that I can see more of the city and enjoy a longer stay at Le Meridien.

25/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
206. Ken H.
Stayed at this property on the weekend of 6/29/08.  Upon arrival, got upgraded to the Luxury Whirlpool Suite on the 19th SPG Floor.  I have stayed at this property before and ever since, it became one of my favorite properties in SF.

The area: The Hotel is located at the Financial District area of the SF.  It is very quiet most of the time and it is within a walking distance to the Bart station (in between Embarcadero and Montgomery Station).  Close walk to the ferry building (for sat/sun morning's farmers market - a must DO in SF if ur a visitor).  Close walk to the Union Square and Chinatown.  However, everything is at least 10 mins walk.  The area is VERY dead after the business hours (esp. on weekends) but its quite safe to walk around (I was walking to the bart station at 5am - totally safe).

The Lobby - Small, but very nice and clean.  They relocated the concierge desk to a more "visible" area, which is a good thing.  The Concierge is what I like the most about this property.  They seem very knowledgble and makes good recommendation on dining, things to do..etc.  The front desk were efficient too.  Some people were annoyed by the "music" that they play inside the elevator but it doesn't bothers me, I think its a global Le Meridien theme thing, its suppose to be soothing but oh well, how long are you going to stay in the elevator anyway you know?

The Room:  Excellent, they recently renovated all the rooms so now they have the new bedding and furnitures.  The beds are nice and I remember it is used to be the Frette Bedding, don't know if that is still the case or not. But this time the room finally have the Le Meridien feel to it in oppose to the Park Hyatt Feeling.  Its more contemporary now.  My room had a view looking towards the Bay Bridge and city view (since I get the whirlpool room).  Some other rooms have the view of Bay (like studio suites, deluxe rooms and suites with walkout balconies..etc).  Its all nice view in my opinion, and btw, they replaced all the TV  now, no more Small CRT TV and they also have a cool IPOD docking station in every room.   The linens were crisp and the towels were fluffy but one thing I don't like about this property is the toiletries that they use - its the domestic Le Meridien "Grapefruit" scent toiletries with Verbena soap from Bath & Body works.  Since they advertised "luxury" toilietries, I think they can use more "luxury" brands like the L'Occitane Verbena line that they used at the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai was one of my favorite brand/products!

The Gym: One of the nicest gym in town.  They claimed to be open 24 hours but I was not able to use at 2am when I was not able to sleep one night, but no big deal, its nice and clean looking from the outside.  

There's townecar service available on weekdays with advance reservation - a nice touch.

Overall, a good property with a reasonable price in SF area for a 4.5* hotel. This is truely a step-above  other 4/ 4.5* properties in SF area.  I think this is definitely better than the Omni or Hiltons, Marriotts.  Its totally worth to give a try to give property and I certainly think this property should be recognized for its outstanding value / services.

09/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
207. Sangeetha I.
This is a corporate hotel located smack in downtown SF. It's a 3 block short walk to Chinatown and a 3 block (or so) walk to Union Square. In other words, the location is pretty sweet. There's a Peet's and a Starbucks right next to the hotel so again, it is probably a very convenient hotel for the business traveler.

We got this hotel during our mini-vacation in SF this weekend and I have not been impressed thus far. When we booked our rooms, we asked for 2 rooms next to each other. We ended up getting 2 rooms on different floors. Parking is also a nightmare in this hotel...yes...I know it is downtown SF and that's just something I have to deal with. But I don't have to like the $55 the hotel charges to park in-house nightly and the fact that all the metered parking around the hotel has weird timing restrictions. More importantly, Le Meridien does not offer free internet in the rooms. Everyone should. It's Internet (!) and it's a business hotel.

Now, what takes the cake in this hotel experience is the fact that when we checked in,  the carpets were soaking wet. The hotel had cleaned the carpets that day. Why they didn't tell us this when we booked the room befuddles me. It's not fun walking around on a squishy carpet especially when you've paid  about 200 bucks per night to do so. The concierge desk is rather rude...the concierge last night was more interested in speaking to a hotel staff member rather than a guest waiting to ask questions.  The front desk is nothing to cry home about. And the doorman never once opened the door for me (not a big deal cos I am able to open doors but isn't that their job?).

I've stayed at the Clift, Hotel Monaco and Parc 55 during prior trips to SF and have vastly preferred those experiences.

This hotel would have been OK if it was cheaper or if it even had some personal/local touches to make it more personable. But it didn't. So I'll have to say...Meh. I've experienced better.

Update: The doorman working on Sat and Sunday did open doors so that was much appreciated. Unfortunately that piece of positive action was negated by rude and overbearing front desk employees. So my rating stays as such.

18/09/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
208. Linh D.
The corner rooms are the best..it's like staying in a mini suite in Vegas but in sf instead! Definitely a bargain if you just want to have people cleaning your place besides your house for a change.

Got the room as a hook up price! Great service with a spectacular view for the fire works during fourth of July! =)

13/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
209. Shannon M.
We reserved a block of rooms at the Le Meridien hotel, and stayed there ourselves, for our wedding in July at the City Club. The whole experience was great and all of our wedding guests loved the hotel. The staff was very friendly and easy to deal with while reserving the room block, and they upgraded us to a suite for the weekend of the wedding (which was huge!). The rooms at the hotel are all very nice, are on the larger side for San Francisco and most have views. The hotel is in a great location, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.  They even left us bottles of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a card congratulating us on our wedding each night we were there.

It is in the Financial District, so it is a little quiet on the weekends, but it is in a very central location and you can easily walk to the Ferry Building, Union Square and North Beach. Our guests told us many times how much they loved it and we would definitely recommend it again to visitors.

17/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
210. Natasha G.
Great location, great rooms, comfortable beds and delicious room service! My boyfriend and I came here for a weekend getaway, and booked through Hotwire. Everything was great except there was some confusion with the door, and our key cards never worked so we had to call for help everytime. Generally curteous staff, however we were harrased a bit about who booked the room since my boyfriend answered the door when we called for help.

08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
211. V. S.
BEWARE PRICELINE CUSTOMERS! (paid $100.00)  If you have more than 2 people in your party...you will get a KING ROOM.  Double beds are smaller than normal.  Bring your AERO bed.  We had a party of 3 and at check-in the perky young blond gal killed us with her kindness.  When we arrived at our room-king bed, 3 people...we called down and politly asked for a double. Cutie replied "when you use PRICELINE, we give you what we have, and we do not have a double available. RIGHT! Financial district, business hotel has NO DOUBLE BED rooms on a Saturday night!
OK, fine, used my AERO bed.  Very clean, great housekeeping staff, Starbucks coffee in lobby and super comfy bed (my friends said). Two great restaurants within walking distance; Wayfare Tavern and Slanted Table.

07/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
212. L T.
Won a great rate on priceline, $169 for 1 night for a weeknight in July.  Upon check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to executive due my husband mentioning it was my birthday weekend.  The room was large, very clean and had an amazing view of the bay.  Great location, near Ferry building and short walk to Yerba Buena Gardens, will stay here again when in SF.  Only complaint is the $85 fee the hotel would have charged me to park my Suburban, decided to park at a public lot very close by and only paid $32, used the savings to buy more wine the next day in Sonoma.

23/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
213. Krystal C.
I was not impressed with what this hotel was cut out to be.  I know Meridians are the fancier of the hotels, which it is but not with any useful amenities.

Pros:
- The rooms and lobby is very modern
- It is close to Embarcadero and Ferry Building for shopping

Cons:
- I stayed in a room with 2 double beds and told them it was for 4 people.  The room had 3 towels waiting for us
- As a Gold or Platinum status SPG member, you get a complimentary water bottle in your room- which did not happen
- The front desk people are not very friendly or nice
- Parking there is outrageous! I understand that it is SF but I was misled on how much it actually cost.  I called and they said it is $35 for overnight.  They said there is another lot across the street that is the same price so I might as well park with them.  What they neglected to tell me was that they charge an addition $10-$15 for an oversize car (I was in a Yukon), so my parking (with tax) ended up something around $50
- During my entire stay, the bellhop never once greeted me or tried to help me hail a cab.  I stood there for a while to ask them for a cab and gave up after being ignored

For the price, not worth it. They say you pay for service, I didn't even get that.

21/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
214. LisaLisa F.
I stayed here for 3 nights back in February 2010. The Front Desk and Conceirge service was impeccable! As a single woman traveling on business alone, this hotel was perfect for me. I had a stunning view of Coit Tower outside my window, a 4 block walk to the amazing Embarcadero Farmers Market, 3 blocks to either Union Square or Chinatown. Room was clean..and room service food was yummy (that is important to me!). Bartender downstairs makes great martinis and knows all the best places to check out if you do not want to eat in the hotel. I am actually looking at staying there again.

Con: the union workers were striking and listening to them start up with their chanting at 7 AM made me want to shove their bullhorn up their A$$

Pro: Starbucks and funky coffee shops closeby...BART is only 3 blocks. Very convenient if flying into Oakland!

20/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
215. Jeremy M.
Great location, nice rooms, service a little slow

Walking distance to just about anywhere downtown.

The room was pretty nice, had a large bathroom with separate shower and tub + a balcony off of the main room

For the fellow Starwood Groupies out there, this is your 2nd best option in San Fran behind the St. Regis.

Had a decent crowd at night - felt a little bit like walking into a W with all the people hanging out in the lobby bar which spills over into the actual lobby.  

Only real downside was that the front desk service was spotty and pretty slow.

26/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
216. Tina L.
LOVE IT!

So far, this is my favorite hotel to stay in SF (compared to the two Hyatts, the Hilton by Union Square, and Westin)... mostly because of the complimentary upgrade you get when you stay here as an SPG Plat - it's one of their hospitality suites, with a very modern feel and also very clean.

This suite is basically one humongous room (by SF/NY standards, not by Texas standards) separated by a partial wall with a TV on it. On the entrance-door side of the suite is the living room, with some nice couches and a tv, as well as a desk by the corner. On the other side of the partial wall is the bedroom. Here, we had another one of those "omg most comfortable huge bed ever" moments.

The room had ceiling-to-floor windows, but unfortunately no view unless you crank your neck and look out this one small panel of window facing the water. And no balcony :(

Check-in is extremely fast/efficient. They don't waste time talking up the hotel to you, which I really like.

16/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
217. Drew M.
This was a great stay.  Got a good rate for 2 nights.  The room was very nice, clean, modern.  We got a view of the water as an extra bonus which was not expected but very much appreciated.  They were more then happy to accommodate a slightly early check in.  The staff was friendly and very helpful.  The location was perfect and it was easy for us to get anywhere in the city from this property.  

I will make a point of going back.

16/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
218. Claire A.
My new favorite hotel for business trips to San Francisco. All I typically need is a clean room, and my room at Le Meridien was both clean, spacious and quiet. What's more, they offer "Green Rewards" which allows you to decline housekeeping in exchange for a $5 restaurant GC or 500 Starwood points!

The staff was helpful, and I was able to use the hotel car to the office on rainy mornings, but the location is otherwise within walking distance from my SoMa office.

The fitness center is also spacious with a good amount of up-to-date equipment; however, the layout could be maximized a bit.

06/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
219. C K.
Overall, a nice hotel - the bed was very comfy, the room was ample & clean, & the bathroom was ok. The check-in was nice & service was prompt & courteous.

The two drawbacks were - one bathrobe & the not so nice toiletries. At this price point, I would expect another bathrobe & at least some Neutrogena toiletries.

30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
220. Missy P.
This Le Meridien is a lot nicer than the one I stayed at a few weeks ago in Dallas, which seemed like a hip Holiday Inn with paper thin walls.  The SF Le Meridien is luxurious and in a great part of town - thin walls didn't seem to be a problem.  The room was very nice and had an awesome view.  The check in staff was friendly and helpful.

My only issue with this place, and the reason I didn't give it a higher rating, was that there was no hairdryer in the room, which is a pretty big deal to me.  I have long hair and gettting out of the shower to find no hair dryer is a serious problem.  Luckily I figured this out before I jumped in the shower - disaster averted. The staff was unconcerned and unhelpful and basically said "yeah, we missed a few rooms with the hairdryers".  Well I paid over $300 for the room, I want to wash my hair in the morning, hello!?!?

There's also no coffee in the room, which I've come to expect.  You have to go down to the lobby to get an itty bitty cup.  Weird, since there was in-room coffee in the Dallas Le Meridien.  

Oh, and I got a mini bar charge after I left even though I never touched the mini-bar.

So overall the service was a little dodgy but if they fixed that this place could be pretty good.

11/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
221. Michiko L.
Bed was so comfy, we had a partial ocean view in our studio suite. Only real disappointment was the small bathtub and no HD for the very nice LCD TV. Good location, near bart and embarcadero.

18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
222. Denise D.
First off, I was NOT recommended here. I was hotel-shopping on Priceline or Orbitz (I forget which..) to surprise my guy for a nice weekend together in the middle of all the San Fran bussle. I chose this hotel out of dozens, and I'm SO GLAD that I did.

I dropped my stuff off at my room, before the surprise. And when I stepped in, I literally felt my jaw drop and my eyes wander around the room. The windows are from floor to ceiling, the queen bed is amazing, with it's white, fluffy sheets. Gorgeous bathroom. Personal fridge and cabinet with various treats. Radio with ipod/iphone adapter. Cute/chic single couches. Large mirror next to the bed (perfect to use if needing to look at yourself from head to toe) ETC.

I was completely pleased with my choice. This was a surprise even for me! (When it originally wasn't supposed to be.. haha) I'd love to stay here again.

Not to mention the staff is extremely friendly! And they gave us a morning call for check out at noon, but kindly let us sleep in and pack up until 2pm. Lovely. :-)

27/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
223. Mimi L.
I like staying at Le Meridien because the rooms are clean and most importantly the bathrooms are clean. I like that it's in the financial district. I usually stay for a weekend and during the weekends the financial district gets pretty quite which I enjoy. I hate having to hustle around crowds of people or tourist. So yes, this location is particularly quiet on weekends but if you like quiet you might like it as well. This is also located near the Embarcadero Center which I don't care for because most of the stores are closed when I'm there and it smells. I do however like that it's a good 20 minute walk to the Ferry building. I'm from Southern California and don't walk as much as I would like to so it's a great change to walk to the Ferry building and take in the crisp SF air. Le Meridien provides you with great service and a courtesy vehicle which can be convenient.

Two cons: 1) the lobby looks old. I'm use to the shi shi Starwood appearance 2) Overnight parking is $50. Make that three cons, the bathroom amenities are plain old Le Meridien brand stuff. The best ever, Ritz Carlton, Bvlgari products. I'm Chinese and you know damn well I took some of that lotion home!

19/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
224. Janet J.
Between this and the Westin St Francis, I'd probably say the Westin's rooms and facilities are a bit nicer. However, this place definitely trumps the latter in terms of service and speed of response. If I call for toothpaste at the Westin, it takes at least 15 mins, even on a weekday. If I call for it here, it's at my door in less than 2 mins. I've also noticed their toiletry products tend to be a bit more generous. Toothpaste comes in an actual mini-tube, not a pathetic one-time use packet, and shaving cream in a real 2.25 oz dispenser.  

The phone operators always sound curt and ready to hang up on you, but they're polite and efficient, which I can respect. The room service and laundry is handled with similar speed and politeness. Laundry came out very well-cleaned and scrubbed, without any delivery fee or tax added on, so that was nice. Food could have been better, so I wouldn't recommend eating in if possible.

The room itself isn't anything special. It looks like a generic place without any grandiose views. The gym is similar, just water and towels and machines.

25/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
225. Rahwa A.
This was a nice hotel and not that far from union station (10 min walk). typical SPG hotel but there was nothing Typical about Micheal the night manager sooo sweet and sooo well dressed. He was great and provided the best customer service...

14/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
226. Liss J.
When we stayed here they upgraded us to a corner suite with a balcony and it was AWESOME! (We have Gold Status with Starwood)  

The location is great, right next to the shops at The Embarcadero.

I loved this hotel.

01/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
227. Katrina L.
Stayed here for our wedding night and the night before since we were having our wedding next door at the Bently Reserve. Overall it's a pretty nice hotel and securing a room block and the service involving that was great. The only mishap was that they delivered champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on the wrong night. It was supposed to be delivered on our wedding night but they delivered it the night before. When we told them, they came back to retrieve it.  I thought that was kind of odd since it was their mistake and because it was a 4 star hotel that they should have just left the champagne and strawberries and delivered another one on the correct night. Especially since we had a room block with many guests in the hotel and were paying for the large hospitality/bridal suite. So that was kind of disappointing.

16/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
228. Scott W.
Absolutely horrible staff!!!  Almost everyone we encountered at Le Meridien was rude and not helpful.  I can't believe a hotel of this type would have so many apathetic, rude employees.  It's a shame because the room was very nice.  I will never stay here again and make sure to steer as many people clear of it as well.

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
229. Jen B.
Worst customer service I have ever experienced in my life. As I tried to check in with all my luggage, I asked multiple people to help me unload and carry my luggage but they all pointed me to different folks who said they were too busy to help. In the end I had to carry all my luggage by myself from my car to the front desk and then up to my room.  The lady at the front desk had the worst attitude (Raymunda). I asked her for help with my luggage and all she did was point me to the elevator. If they had better service, I would stay here again because of its location and nice rooms.

17/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
230. katherine f.
I stayed at Le Meridien last night because it looked to be the best priced 4 star hotel in the area. The decor was beautiful, the location was perfect, and the rates were decent. The front desk and valet staff (most of them) were very friendly.

However, security could seriously chill out a little bit. I had a studio suite directly across the hall from a wedding party. Security called up to the room at about 8pm to tell us (4 girls getting ready) that we were "being really loud" and if we "were having a party, it needs to end right now" and if they had to call up again we'd be kicked out. Did he really need to say all of that as if we weren't paying $220/night and needed to be spoken to like children? and we were not having a party, we were getting ready so that we could leave. the only noise was blowdryers, and the iphone on the provided ipod dock they had, and some laughter. We weren't having a wedding afterparty like the people across the hall, and we were being as loud as if we were to have the TV on and it was 8pm not the middle of the night.

When we were at the elevator, a security guard came barrelling out and stormed over to our room pounding on the door as we watched him. Were we being loud when we weren't even in the room?

I WILL NOT ever stay here again as it is not permitted to laugh audibly or make any kind of noise apparently, and also for the fact that the security guard was so rude when threatening us on the phone. Calm down buddy, I'm sorry you didn't make it through police academy.

31/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
231. Anna S.
This hotel is very nice in appearances and the service was great from the staff however the beds were terrible. I work in the mattress industry and I would think it would be a top priority for the hotel the switch out their beds often enough to avoid sagging, but both the beds in my room were sagging. I had a terrible nights sleep and so did my boyfriend we tried to switch beds to see if maybe it was just one of the beds but the other bed was sagging as well.
I can not recommend a hotel with sagging beds that charges $200-$400 a night.

23/10/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
232. Andrew F.
Service has deteriorated in every department. Used to be such a great property, but the current management seems disinterested in running a hotel that wants return guests.
No warning of construction, bad signage at entrance, insufficient check-in staff, rude restaurant staff, no notice of closed bar, non-responsive management.

13/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
233. Stacy L.
My go-to for work travel.  Conveniently located, great meeting rooms and nice, dark rooms for a good night's sleep.  About a six block walk from the nearest BART station at Embarcadero.  Overnight parking is a bit steep, but in the Financial District, that is to be expected.

23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
234. Bruce B.
The staff is friendly, the rooms are spacious and clean, the business center is solid, and the gym is one of the best.  I'm sad this place isn't my own apartment.  I like the location and it's easy to get around.  I never ate in the hotel, but the amenities, view, and comfortable bed make this place a solid hotel.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
235. Vilay S.
I'm usually a budget traveler, so Le Meridien has ruined other hotels for me. I got a sweet deal on it: Hotels.com had it listed cheaper than the Starwood website ($120, still a great deal) , so I booked through Starwood and went through their price guarantee program. They match any other site's price + another 10% off, and got back to me within hours. Final price: $102 AFTER taxes and fees!

Whether it's a budget hotel or a nicer one, I sooo often get "that look" and tone from hotel staff - like they automatically assume I'm having coke parties or using a stolen credit card. I don't know if it's because I'm young or what, but you know what I'm talking about, right? At the Meridien, they treated me like a million bucks at all times, often catching me off guard.  I'm from Massachusetts and when I travel to other parts of the country, I get confused when people are nice and polite. Does that ever happen to anyone else?

I took advantage of the complimentary shoe shine service. It's cool because you put your shoes outside the door, and like magic, an elf takes them away and returns them to you all shiny and polished.

No free wifi but there is a nice little business center with three computer cubicles & printer you can use (free). The neighborhood is boring - located in a financial district and across from a mall, but I really wasn't that sad about being away from the commercial Times Square-esque quality of Union Square. You really can't do better for these prices. A lot of the hotels in Union Square charge similar rates for much worse.

I recommend that you walk just a few blocks straight east to the Ferry Building for breakfast every morning. Wait patiently in line for a Blue Bottle Coffee, grab a just-made pastry from Acme Bread, go out the other side of the building and enjoy your breakfast on a bench overlooking the water. It'll make you say "Ahhh... this is the life."

10/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
236. P S.
Good location and very friendly and professional check-in staff. For the prices they charge, we would prefer to stay at the Hyatt Regency where the rooms are a bit larger.

22/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
237. Scott G.
I stayed here for a weekend up in the bay area with friends and I was the only one that stayed here out of the group because I thought it would be chill and a good place to relax.  I have done quite a bit of traveling in my life and I have stayed at some of the best hotels I would like to think.  I had been to a Le Meridien in Tahiti and I enjoyed my experience but I knew this was obviously a different type of Le Meridien as compared to the one in Tahiti.  I basically felt like I was staying at a Sheraton that was made to look like a luxury 4 star hotel.  I was on the SPG level as well so I thought that would make my experience even better but I was wrong.  The first night it was quiet and I was able to get a decent sleep (the bed is not that comfortable).  But the next night I swore I was at a cheap hotel in Las Vegas.  Drunk people coming up and down the halls from 11pm-3am, banging from the room above me as if more drunk people were falling in their room every 2 seconds, and a bachelorette party across from me that could not figure out how to get into their room and had to scream and laugh about it at 2am.  I do have to say all the employees I came across were kind and helpful and the room was clean with a good view.  I would probably find another place to stay next time I travel up here.

30/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
238. Grace K.
We spent two nights of our bachelorette party weekend at this hotel. It was a fantastic deal because parking was included, rare for S.F. hotels. The building is in a safe area within walking distance to the sights we wanted to check out. Their customer service was professional and quick. Our rooms were spacious with comfy beds. This was a good choice for our group.

19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
239. wayne w.
So I've stayed here several times, mostly through work.  I think close to 15-nights over the past 2-years.  Anyhow, the hotel is very well maintained and the staff is very professional and friendly. Here's how I'd break it down:

Hotel: 4.5 stars.  The location is right next to public transportation and the Embarcadero buildings downtown.  Their bar area is quite small, but it does the job.  Their gym is very small, like most hotel gyms, but it has the necessary cardio equipment and smaller free weights as well as stacks of towels and water.

Room: 4.5 stars. The rooms are very clean, quiet, and modern.  They have free Wi-Fi so you're able to work from your room if needed.

Parking: dude... every place in SF is absurd.  I think the going parking rate is $50- a day.  But that's pretty standard, so I can't hold that against them.

I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend this place to friends / coworkers.

27/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
240. Kaitie S.
This hotel was one of my favorites during my trip to San Francisco. It was beautiful! Walking into the lobby, you can instantly tell that it was very clean. The staff was nice and greeted us immediately, asking us if we needed anything.

Our room was wonderful! The view from the floor to ceiling windows was breathtaking. From our room, we could see the water, the Embarcadero, and a lot of the city. The decor was modern and clean. The bed was huge and comfortable (just what you need after a six hour flight!). The bathroom's shower was a little odd; it sprayed too low to stand under it normally, but otherwise was spacious.

The staff was very accommodating during our stay. They were extremely helpful in suggesting good restaurants, holding our baggage after we checked out until we could check into our rental house, and helping us get a taxi.

The Financial District was pretty dead during our stay, but after traveling, it was pretty relaxing, so not a problem.

10/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
241. Sarah H.
Very clean room and bathrooms. Glad I had a view of the bridge from my room.  You could get an extended room with a couch next to the window, but I think that the room comes like that only on one side of the building.  The maids were so nice and apologetic when they came into our room every morning and I was still getting ready.  Whenever we asked for extra towels, they left double for the amount we asked for.  They sure deserved a great tip.

I have never been to a hotel where the beds are so small.  It wasn't a full but neither was it a twin.. what in the world?! It's like big enough for.. 2 girls?  I did notice the massive mirror right next to the bed.. wonder what that's for.. maybe it's for the 2 girls that are sharing the bed.  Nevertheless the sheets and pillows are like sleeping on a cloud.. I would be all in for buying the same set to take home.

Another weird thing about the room is that the bathroom door doesn't close fully.. So you can imagine what it's like when you need to take care of some serious business.  PLUS the bathroom doesn't have a fan.. so make sure you don't have a cute guy/girl waiting outside for you.

We learned that if you are craving for water late at night but freak out because the water at the front desk costs like $23498203498, you could go to the fitness center and they have free water for all.

Sucked on Sunday night when we were still trying to hang out, but EVERYTHING was closed.. we couldn't even find a late-night mexican joint.  

The best part of the location is just being very close to the Embarcardero.. within walking distance and some shopping close by.  Dragged my luggage a few blocks to reach the metro and that wasn't bad either.

31/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
242. Anna K.
My husband ran in the US Half Marathon SF in November. He picked Le Meridien for several reasons... it was close to the marathon was being held, it was nicer than the other nearby hotels and the price was OK.

We headed up early evening on Saturday. We checked in, dropped our stuff off and headed to Japan town for dinner. The staff is friendly. The decor is nice and modern. We liked our room a lot and the view was beautiful. We would definitely be back to stay... possibly in the spring for the second half of the US Half Marathon :)

13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
243. Michael D.
This place was the worst hotel experience I've had in my life, it was like a bad science fiction movie. My girlfriend and I had a romantic weekend in San Francisco that we had been planning for months. We showed up to the front desk to check in with our reservation made several weeks earlier and were greeted by a receptionist that was so flagrantly rude it was almost funny. Every cost we reviewed online while making the reservation began to expand and inflate before our very eyes.

The website is cleverly designed to hide the astonishing myriad of hidden costs, even for high-price rooms. Hotels that charge for wi-fi is one of my biggest hotel pet peeves. When McDonald's has free wi-fi at every one of their locations, as does Motel 6, it makes no sense at all high-end hotels to be charging through the nose for it. This is the 21st century for god's sake. It's time for wifi to become standard.

Here's my rundown. Pull up to the hotel and hand your keys to the doorman, where you'll learn, most likely for the first time, about the $50 a night parking fee (gratuity not included). If you combed the website, you may have noticed the $13 a day wifi charge, tacked way at the end of the amenities list online. But I'm willing to be you will not have read about the $10 a day charge to WATCH TV.

Are you hearing this, ladies and gentlemen? We paid $390 a night for our room, and not only was something as simple as wifi another $13, they charge you to watch TV!! This is absolutely astonishing and unforgivable for me. That's like charging you to use the elevator.

To make matters worse, the bathroom has no fan, one light switch that will leave you in total darkness or lit up like Yankee Stadium, including the fluorescent light in the shower that will make you feel like you're in the emergency room). So don't plan on anything romantic in this place.

The website's claim to "easy access to Fishnerman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square" is a bald-faced lie. "Easy access," it turns out, includes making your way entirely to the opposite side of the city. Fail.

But on the plus side, the bed was fantastic. Nothing mind-blowing about the material, but the softness was spectacular.

Sadly, overall we left feeling like we had been turned over and shaken violently for every cent in our pockets, dragged through the meat grinder for a hotel room with nothing but a nice bed, a passable view, and a tv that no one in their right mind would ever pay an extra $10 to use.

Definitely never staying here again.

11/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
244. henry h.
Stay here this past weekend and it was nice.  Just what I expected from a Starwood property.  

It is located in the financial district so it was a little quiet on the weekend.  However, it was close to the ferrybuilding, Chinatown, North Beach and Union Square.  

The rooms have a modern feel and caters to the business traveler.  We got upgraded to a business suite which has a separate office.  Did not use the office but it was nice to have.  

I will definitely add this hotel to one of my go to places to stay when I'm in the Bay Area.

31/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
245. Mark W.
Nice, comfortable hotel, friendly staff, good bar and great location. Most rooms have a corner window with fantastic views of the bay. They are starting a 30 million re-do. Can't wait. Solid 4 stars!

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
246. Lin B.
Stayed here for 3 nights. Location is fantastic, with Ferry Bldg a short walk away & embarcadero scenic walls/ jogs. Hotel, which used to be a Park Hyatt & gorgeous 'in its day' (1980s), is worn & tired w no frills. Only 1 star for me, as a "domestic violence dispute" occurred in room next to mine, kept me up all night (despite 3 calls I made to front desk), and hotel mgr offered me 7k Starwood points "for my inconvenience". Would really hate to see how the staff here would handle an earthquake! Avoid this hotel if possible. There are so many better ones in this city.

03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
247. ClosetDork ..
The hotel amenities are definitely utilitarian (3 stars) - there's no mistaking  it for a Four Seasons or a Ritz-Carlton.  The location is in the middle of Fidi, making it a convenient business hotel but not much else.

The service staff, though, made up for it (+1 star).  Complimentary upgrade, super-late checkout (though not sure if it's due to SPG membership) and just plain courteous and efficient service were probably the redeeming factors of this (not quite 4-star) hotel.

12/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
248. Jenn N.
I truly believe this is one of San Francisco's best kept secrets.  We needed a room near the financial district. The Hilton was tempting but a little pricey.  A friend recommended the Holiday Inn as an economic alternative.  Then I somehow stumbled upon La Meridian's website.  

The price was sure right. The location happened to be lsmack in the middle of Bart and our destination for the evening.  The fact that its address contained 3, three's (my favorite number) I felt like I couldn't say no.  I took a shot and booked the room.  

When we entered the lobby, the first thing I saw was the concierge desk helping out a couple with some questions.  They were engaged in a conversation over the computer screen that was displaying, yep, our own Yelp.  Score!  I felt a huge smile creep across my face.

There was absolutely no wait at check-in, this place is well staffed.  I put my confirmation up on the counter and realized that the man behind the counter was staring at me.  I could almost literally see a question mark hanging over his head.

He said, "Last name?"

I gave it to him.  He didn't seem satisfied.  Then his bewilderment got the better of him, "Does your sister work here?"

Me, "No."

Him, "Really?"

Me, "Really."

Him, "After you check in, go over to the bar over there.  I'm not kidding, she looks just like you."

Me, "Ahh, ok."

The hubby and I have a thing about having a 3 in our room number.  We don't demand it, nor request it but always hope we get lucky.  It just seems that whenever we do our stay is a good one.  

We were handed our keys - 13th floor. Any hotel having a 13th floor is somewhat unusual.  It had a three and I'm not superstitious, so I wasn't complaining.  

The room was beautiful, much more than I had anticipated. It had a nice big closet with an auto-light.  An amazing bathroom with fabulous lighting, perfectly placed make-up mirrors and granite counters. Contemporary decor, white linens and a large, flat screen t.v. At the far end of the room there was a good sized desk, a comfy chair and a great sofa.  We had really scored.
I peeked out the window and to add the final cherry on top, we had a view of the bridge.

The staff was great.  As we were leaving for our evening's festivities, we were trying to get our bearings.  We were about to head out a door and second guessed that we should exit from the same door we had entered.  One of the guys at the counter shook his head violently and said, "No!..You can't use that one." As the doorman opened it up for us, he let out a big grin.  He was messing with us.  I loved it.  He then let out a, "Have a great night guys."

Our entire stay was great. We were running late and never got a chance to see "my sister". I hope to be back soon and maybe introduce myself.  La Meridian quickly stole my heart. It is one of San Francisco's finest treasures.

12/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
249. Lindsay C.
This hotel is in a really convenient spot, right on the FiDi.  The staff was courteous and friendly and my room was beautiful. I was surprised to actually have a view of the Bay Bridge. My room had wrap-around windows that I absolutely loved.

28/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
250. Patti O.
Yes yelpers, this is as good as it gets! This Hotel is fabulous in every aspect as fine Hotels go. From the valet parking, to the bell boy's, the front desk, and at last the immaculate rooms.

This Hotel was chosen by my newly married nephew and his partner for family and friends to stay at and did they ever make the right choice. We  gathered from near and literally from around the world and enjoyed The Le Meridien.

The view from the room was spectacular over looking San Francisco and the Bay Bridge light up at night was breath taking. Every inch of our room was clean and the bathroom was spacious enough to have 3 women getting ready for the wedding.

Look no further if you are seeking a Hotel in SF because this place receives 5 stars for cleanliness, courtesy, delicious food, (we all gathered for breakfast the morning after,) and it's beauty inside the Hotel as well as it's outside surroundings.

Kudos to the management for all your friendly employees, that to me always makes a stay at hotels the most important part!

11/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
251. Stephanie S.
My boyfriend got us a room here for my birthday weekend, so we spent Friday night, 12/16/11 here. Loved it!!! The hotel was very nice, modern but comfortable. Valet parking services are expensive ($52) but all of the valet people were extremely nice. We had our bags brought up to our rooms. The check in desk women were very friendly, check in was a breeze, and we got upgraded to a suite!!! We got up to our room and our bags came about 3 minutes later, and the man who brought them up was very nice and friendly. He put our bags down and hung my boyfriend's suit up in the closet for him.

The room itself was a really nice size. We were only on the fifth floor, so i think we may have had a junior suite, but nonetheless it was really nice. The bathroom was HUGE!!!! We got a key to our mini fridge which comes stocked with a bunch of things, but BEWARE everything in the fridge costs a lot of $$$$. We had studied some of the previous Yelpers reviews and were well aware of these charges, but for those that claimed to be unaware, are you BLIND??? the leave you a card with the cost of everything in very plain sight. I don't understand how you could have missed that, and therefore you shouldn't complain. But I digress.

The bed was extremely comfortable. The pillows were super fluffy!!! The television was in the center of the room and swiveled back and forth so if you wanted to watch TV from the living room you could, and if you wanted to watch TV in bed you could. The shower was really nice, the floor slanted ever so slightly so that you didn't flood the rest of the bathroom.

The next morning we ate breakfast up in the restaurant. we had their buffet style breakfast. Luckily it was good because it cost $22 a person. My boyfriend even went back for seconds.

Check out was also simple. Boyfriend had to valet our car though because we forgot to tell the valet people that my car is "special" and you have to press the unlock button first. They told my boyfriend that they were "so sorry, and this is so embarrassing, but sir your car died." He was like, "No, its OK, its not dead." so he got to valet the car himself, which is fine as he used to be a valet at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay. He's an old pro.

Had a wonderful evening here! I hope to be back again someday, but gotta save that $$ first!

19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
252. Amy U.
Came here for a quick 2 day getaway.

Hotel was located close to the port and also near Marketstreet so you literally could walk all over San Fran.

Checking in and out were super easy.

Very well kept together.

Price was reasonable.

And the view was breath taking!  Would definitely come back and stay again.

05/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
253. Deisy L.
Recently stayed here during the weekend on a 49er football game . Hotel was very nice & comfortable . Service & concierge very helpful . For transport to get to the shuttle to get to candlestick park it was only 2 blocks away. Which was perfect! And waking distance to most of the other places like Chinatown, little Italy ect. Although hotel itself was great, the only downside is that it's surroundings, being a weekend everything was closed . Since we wanted to hit up bars we had to take a taxi to other parts of the city. Would of liked to have somewhere closer. Did one night at the Elephant & Castle (across the street from hotel) which was nice for a chill night for drinks. & we also had breakfast that day there & food & service were great. Very nice hotel, i could see why this hotel would be perfect for a business trip, but if you like somewhere with a nightlife that we were looking for, another area would be best.

20/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
254. Mrs. A.
Could have been four stars, but a few of the lights in the room didn't work and I realized how much a coffee maker in the room could have been an added bonus. I checked in with my partner and there was only 1 bathrobe. Tiny pet peeve since they new a head of time there would be two of us, but they gave us a second one after a couple calls. They only gave us one bar of soap which was annoying, but they gave us extra bathroom supplies after we called. Bathtub and bathroom counters were not clean. Does housekeeping really "clean" rooms or just tidy them?? I didn't love that the room was not actually clean and I had to call to ensure the room was properly situated for two guests.  Overall hotel is nice, but missed the extra details to make it a four star review and worth the price.

22/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
255. Evan E.
I booked this hotel through bidding on Priceline.  I didn't really know what to expect, nor did I know much about San Francisco or its hotels.  When we arrived, I was completely taken aback by the beauty of this hotel and its surrounding areas.  The courtesy of the staff went far above what I was used to.  I actually felt a bit like I wasn't good enough for the hotel.  Through Priceline, you don't get to choose how many beds.  There were 4 of us and we got a "1 bed" room.  They happily gave us a comfortable roll-away and plenty of towels, pillows, and blankets.  The hotel is conveniently located near the Embarcadero stop on the BART and MUNI which goes everywhere.  I will definitely stay there on my next visit.  Thank you, Meridien.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
256. Cal T.
I have stayed here about 10 separate times. I love the location. The hotel is clean. The lobby smells like a mixture of perfume and bleach. The bells are kind and middle aged. They are shooting for high class (4 star) and they are getting close with attitude, services, cleanliness and more, but a few mistakes let the secret out that they are struggling.

Finding any way possible to charge guests money: I personally challenge you to stay here and see if you can get out with just room+tax. One time it was $20 for one 5 minute local phone call (yes I understand it was my mistake, but my cell was left down at the car).

Most recently (June), I stayed here and suddenly Le Meridien turned on me and their four star attitude without warning.

June Stay: I asked for an extra blanket and an extra shampoo on my second night. About 20 minutes later, a man who I thought I'd seen at the front desk arrived with a bundle. He reached into his pocket and some candy wrappers fell out and he giggled about it. Then he handed me the shampoo and blankets. I went to use the blankets and found they were mattress covers with the elastic end hooks. Hmm.

June Stay: Without a clue or receipt I was charged a $150 cleaning fee. Not charged at checkout, it mysteriously appeared two days later. No, this fee was not for smoking. I did not smoke and don't smoke. The fee was for soiled pillow and some kind of jam on the floor?? There was no description of what the pillow was soiled with. I can only guess a wet towel was misplaced on the bed??? I did not eat Jam while there.

So I called about the cleaning fee and I was referred to the Director of Housekeeping, Thomas. Thomas treated me with the most intense disrespect. He seemed to think all I cared about was the $150. But what he didn't realize is that I was looking for respect and four star response. Instead, what I received was a disrespectful person trying to cover their mistake using big words, like "we've exhausted this dialogue completely..." and "your complaint is duly noted sir..." Please...

The general feeling that I had from my last stay here was that Le Meridien no longer wants to cater to my class of people. Which is... Hmm, I'm not sure. I've stayed at Le Meridien 10 times, so I guess that makes me four star.

08/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
257. Aidan B.
The first few years I visited this hotel, it was the Park Hyatt San Francisco.   Le Meridien occupies the same building, but has none of the Park Hyatt's aspirations or high standards.   The first observable changes, a few years back, seemed rather minor -- for instance, the spectacular bouquets of flowers that used to form the lobby's centerpiece vanished, and were replaced by a circular couch.   The chilled, mint-oiled towels in the fitness center refrigerator vanished altogether.    The room service orders used to come with small vases of real orchid flowers, but they were replaced by dingy fabric phonies.   And from there it was straight downhill.

For my last stay at this hotel, booked about a month in advance, I signed up for a luxury suite at just under $400 a night (before taxes, etc.).    I specifically requested a quiet room away from the elevator shafts (my exact words: "Upper floor, away from elevators, please") -- since I know from experience that the elevators are in nearly constant motion and make about as much noise as B52 bombers.  Naturally, the hotel ignored my request and put my family in the room bordering not just the elevators, but a large suite that is apparently reserved especially for Animal House-style frat parties.  (Our attempts to invoke the hotel staff's assistance in subduing the unruly animals were fruitless; while the staff consented to move me to a different room, it was miniscule, on a lower floor, and at the rate I pre-paid for the "luxury" room, vastly overpriced.   No price adjustment was offered by the hotel.)     Furthermore, I arrived at the hotel to find it under construction; the entire ground-floor lobby was closed off, and the business center, the concierge desk, and the lobby were re-located to the second floor, which had to be accessed via a cramped service elevator.   The hotel had not disclosed this inconvenient fact to me when I made the reservation -- or in advance of the trip.   I have witnessed similar inconveniences at other hotels; the difference is, those other hotels lower the price in recognition of the hassle, or treat their guests to free food or drinks, etc.   Le Meridien did nothing.  

At first much of the Park Hyatt staff seemed to stick around, just as I continued coming after the change in ownership; the Financial District location, so close to the Ferry Building, Tadich Grill, and other landmarks made the diminishing quality tolerable.   But those old employees' grace, professionalism, and class were the last asset of the excellent hotel this used to be.   They seem to be all gone now.    And for me as well it becomes increasingly hard to rationalize spending money on this place.   What used to be a sanctuary of civility and culture has degenerated into an over-sized, over-priced Motel 6.

I should acknowledge that it could have been worse; I mean, the management did not attempt to poison me, and I found no dead animals in my room.   But on the whole this was a really awful experience.   Given the abundance of hotels in San Francisco, there MUST be other, better options, regardless what your criteria are.

25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
258. Thu N.
I'm beginning to give up hope that any hotel in SF could be without that moldy smell.  SF's just too old for that to be possible.  This location is no different, although it wasn't as bad as the St Francis.  

The decor is modern, and I could certainly appreciate that.  The bathrooms were also modern.  But, you could tell this place sort of masked the old feel of a hotel that plagued SF.  It certainly is one of the better locations that I've stayed at in SF, and was conveniently located next to the Bentley Reserve where we attended a wedding.  

The service:  5 STARS
My better half forgot to pack some of his toiletries like toothpaste, razor, and toothbrush.  He was prepared to stop by the local Walgreen's, only to find out that they provided it downstairs for free.  He had a list of a couple of other things he needed, and true to the Starwood brand service, they were up within what felt like minutes.  

They did break a foundation bottle of mine...and I only knew that when I saw a brand new bottle with a note that explained what happened.  Granted, it was the wrong color but it takes more effort on their part to do that versus just crediting the room for the cost of the bottle, so I thought that was thoughtful of them.  

What I thought was somewhat odd is that the we were part of a wedding block, and all of our rooms were all over the place... 7th floor, 15th floor, 21st floor etc.  It wasn't like we checked in that far apart from each other either.  Just something to note if you were to book rooms for a wedding.

20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
259. Joe G.
Got a great weekend rate for this hotel on hotwire. This place was as advertised. Just like another reviewer here says, the Financial District dies down on the weekend, but unlike him, it is a WELCOMED relief to come back to that after fighting all the tourists and sports-fans at the cities attractions all day.

Staff: Friendly & Helpful
Room: Big and adequate, nice view even from a non-view room.
Price: GREAT on Hotwire.
Location: Best location for us, less than a $10 cab right to Union Square, Wharf, and ATT park.

I'd stay again at this rate, probably wouldn't pay "list" price though.

Go Giants.

06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
260. Tony D.
I try to stay at Starwood/SPG properties when I am in the Bay Area and this was a spot I had never stayed at while in town. I usually stay around Market, but I thought I would try Le Meridien since the hotel was running a promo with free parking. (Parking is usually $52 dollars a night which is something to consider if you drive into the city).

We received a complimentary upgrade to a Superior Room and it was spacious and had a great view of the city. The staff was all friendly and polite.

The hotel is just a few blocks away from the Wayfare Tavern, an excellent place for dinner.

26/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. Crystal K.
Your rooms continue to make me miss San Francisco. Bar 333...not so much.

01/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
262. Shachi B.
I recently stayed in the Le Meridien in San Francisco, CA. While my stay was pleasant enough, it certainly didn't meet the above and beyond standards I'm used to experiencing in other hotels, namely the Westin (I've always had wonderful stays at the Westin and will happily continue to patron those).

My bathroom was clean overall, but it was clear by the 1st day of my 3 night stay that they simply did a light surface cleaning. Towels were changed, but the bathtub certainly wasn't cleaned at all and the sink was just lightly rinsed out (there were water splatter marks on the mirror, etc.). On the morning of my 2nd day, I noticed that the bed linens were dingy as well. It wasn't so dirty that it warranted a formal complaint, but it just wasn't what I am used to when I stay at other Starwood hotels. Usually the bathrooms are spotless and the sheets are crisp and bright white.  

Overall though, it was a pleasant stay. The concierge and staff were very nice and the room service was well done too. The food always came quickly and the hot food was served hot, cold food was nicely chilled. They were accommodating to my requests (I wanted a bowl of strawberries with my meal, they made that happen for me) so I can't complain on that front.

16/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
263. Dan M.
This review is for the "public" bathrooms.  
That's right... the bathrooms.  
If I'm just North of Market, downtown, and need some relief, this is the place to be.  2nd floor has the events area bathrooms... no hassle to use, just pop in the front door, head up the stairs, and glory awaits.  Always clean, always classy, actual doors on the stalls, rarely busy... its glorious!  If you have tried finding a good office in this city then you will know how truly wonderful and magical this place is.

As for the rest of the business, I have no clue. :)

06/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
264. .Hon H.
Not too happy with Le M these days. My company is close by, and since we have our remote users in San Francisco several times a year, I figured it would make sense to set up a corporate rate, which I did. We used it several weeks ago, and when I called to make reservations for August, I was told by the reservationist that the rate would be $359, which is much higher than the corporate rate I had set up.

I contacted my sales rep, who advised that the hotel was "busy" that week, so they couldn't honor our corporate rate. Umm...I thought the purpose of setting up a corporate rate was so it would be honored as long as the hotel has room.

Guess not.

I found another hotel that was happy to take my guests, for a total of 24 nights. That's a lot of revenue, especially when you count in room service, gym fees, Internet, parking, etc.

Oh well, their loss.

05/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
265. Jeannine K.
The location of this hotel is in the financial district so it is within walking distance of embarcadero among other things.  The parking is very expensive.  On a Friday night the only bar close by closed at 12 and all the restaurants near by were closed on the weekends.  But the worst thing is the noise.  Our room was very loud all night and morning long.  The windows were not well insulated so we could hear all the street noise and there was shouting in the hotel hallway for several hours which no one apologized for.  For the price of a room here I was very disappointed.

10/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
266. Christine B.
Stayed here for the San Francisco Marathon in 2010.  The rooms were pretty, comfortable, and clean.  Their business center was useful.  Staff was friendly, if a bit spacey and vague.  If I got to stay here for around $100/night, or maybe even $139, I think this would be a 4-star review.

However, this was one of the official hotels for the marathon, so they were charging a hefty premium per night, and... I guess they didn't quite meet my expectations as an official hotel.  Other hotels usually are friendly about meal options for the runners, but when we tried to make arrangements for food (the night before the race), they said couldn't get breakfast to us early enough.  It felt like they forgot what time the race started.  Anyways, like I said, maybe my expectations were too high.

#FITip Just in case your hotel room service doesn't offer you an early breakfast., pack a few race food options that travel well: bananas, oatmeal packets, nuts.

#FITip DO NOT TRY NEW FOODS ON RACE DAY!!!

More #FITips at twitter.com/cparkburke and facebook.com/cparkburke .  More about me & my lighthearted approach to fitness at: LightheartedFitness.com

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
267. Food C.
do you like to be randomly waken up at 6am with a protestor yelling outside with bullhorns taunting you and saying harrassing things and chants for hours on end.???? If not, then do not stay here.

they currently have a protestor that is protesting their non union status. the person has a portable microphone loudspeak and at 6am/7am starts yelling "get out, get out, get out" and other chants in protest of the non union status of this hotel. this went on for hours at an early morning timeframe. it was very bad. also, upon check in, the front desk staff seemed frazzled and the person that checked me in did not mention anything to me about any guest services, amentities, or even where the elevators were. i was asked for my id and credit card, given my two keys and that was it. this was quite alarming and made me feel very unwelcomed. there were other friendly people at the front desk however, and the concierge and a couple of the guys behind the front desk were all very nice and one lady in particular was extremely nice. i guess i just got a bad round of people. when i complained about the noise, i was told i would be given a follow up call that never happened. i called back and spoke to a manager who was very nice and listened to my concerns and also tried to rectify my experience. that level of service is in keeping with a 4 star hotel. however, based on all the other issues during my stay, i will never be back. possibly i just had a bad experience but for a 4 star hotel, i was not very impressed at all. the complimentary breakfast they provided me was very nice and the servers there were also gems. i think i just got a few bad appples and some protestor that ruined my overall experience. also, one of the staff argued with me when i was complaining about seeking restitution for the bullhorn protestors that woke me up that early. if i knew this stuff was going on, i would never had booked there and could have had some peaceful sleeping on my vacation. this place seriously just ruined my whole trip. i still had a good time in san fran but i would never stay here again or recommend this place to anyone. even without the bullhorns, this is just a 3 star hotel at best. I actually paid less on my last visit and stayed at a 4 star hotel (Standford Court in Nob Hill) and i had a amazing experience on my last trip and the staff was very professional. I would never knowingly pick this place again (Meridean or any Meridean for that matter).

p.s. the housekeeping here seems a little not that great

pros: the view from my hotel was amazing
the service at the bar downtstairs and at the restuarant were awesome.
centrally located and quick walk to the market street area.
when faced with complaints/problems the mnagement is responsive.

20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
268. Dr Duy L.
Beautiful hotel.  My wife and I stayed one night and I had no complaints.  The room is beautiful, spacious and clean.  Check-in was the fastest I've ever experienced (all it took was about 2 minutes).  It's right next to the Embarcadero Centers and there's a Starbuck's right across the street.  The lobby lounge is wonderful to sit and watch Sportscenter.  Loved the mini bar in the room with assortment of beers and liquors; it even has juices for you to mix the alcohol with, how thoughtful.

And the price on HotWire is excellent.  We would stay here again in the future.

18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
269. Mark H.
Nice clean rooms, newly remodeled entrance and bar, and friendly service make this my favorite hotel in the Bay area. No complaints here, very accomodating.

26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
270. Jenn F.
This is a great place to stay for business.   So many hotels suffer from a lack of outlets; they are either hard to reach or hard to find.  Le Meridien has a great setup with pop up outlets on the desk, plus plenty of other places.  The rooms are spacious and I love the windows.  Some rooms have balconies, which is lovely.  The fresh air is great, although the furniture outside is a bit...rough.  There are a few other issues, broken lamps and  flickering light bulbs.  But the beds are super comfortable.  I always sleep well when I stay here!  

Don't forget to get a key for the mini bar.  Drinks aside, everything you accidentally left at home is available in your room!  Yes, other hotels don't charge you for a toothbrush or shaving kit, but these are available in your room, without picking up the phone.  So convenient!!   The room service is not bad, and the service is great.  I left my iPod at the hotel (insert panicked call) and they are sending it to me tomorrow!   Looking forward to my next stay.

07/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
271. Brian O.
Other than location (Financial District), it was a great hotel. Parking was $54/night, but we went across the street where it was $32/night. Expensive, but that's probably what you'll see anywhere in SF. Rooms were clean, quiet, and beds were comfortable. That's all I ask for in a hotel! Wish it was closer to Market Street or the cable car route that brings you to the Bay. All in all a good experience. * Spent a Thu/Fri night there in the end of June.

02/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
272. Nikki C.
On the hunt for a hotel during our wedding weekend, my hubby and I checked out several options in SF.  We wanted something modern yet contemporary and affordable for our out-of-town guests.  After much debate we narrowed our wedding block to 2 hotels, Le Méridien and The W.  Most of our family & friends stayed at Le Méridien while only a few stayed at The W.  Might have been the $100 price difference per night.

My hubby and I chose Le Méridien because of the floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of San Francisco.  The windows at The W did the city no justice!  It also made the room appear smaller than it really was.  Le Méridien was a clear winner.  After all, we needed the views for photos while my girls and I got ready the morning of our wedding. ;)

The standard room rate they gave us at Le Méridien was $199/night.  My hubby and I reserved the Hospitality Suite which is the 2nd biggest suite below their Penthouse.  I would have loved to book the Penthouse but it was going for over $1200 per night and that was a bit much.  However, upon check-in, I decided to inquire about the Penthouse anyway.  I figured if it wasn't occupied, maybe they'd cut me a break and give it to me cheaper.  Unfortunately, it was not available.  I got my room key for the Hospitality Suite and my bridesmaid and I went upstairs to check it out.  To my disappointment, Le Méridien gave us a Corner Hospitality Suite.  Sure, it had a balcony but it wasn't what we wanted.  The regular Hospitality Suite was larger and had an open layout.  The suite I got looked very small and the balcony didn't do anything for us.  I called the front desk immediately to complain.  After several minutes of waiting on hold, I finally spoke with the general manager.  He advised me that ALL rooms were sold out and nothing was available.  At that point I was waiting to hear him say that they're comp'ing us 1 night plus, giving us a couples massage and a bottle of champagne.  Had it been any other weekend, I wouldn't have minded.  The general manager said he'd call us back so we waited.  

After 5 mins, my bridesmaid calls down to the front desk to give her 2 cents and she was told that the general manager isn't available because he was at Housekeeping checking on something. WTH?  Why was he at Housekeeping??? Then suddenly he showed up at our door and brought us to another suite.  While walking to this mysterious suite, we were all wondering where we'd end up.  The general manager told me the hotel was sold out.  Well to our surprise, he brought us to the Penthouse Suite!  Turns out it was 'unavailable' because they just had the carpet cleaned and he wanted to confirm with Housekeeping that it was dry before allowing any guests to rent it out.  Lucky for us, the carpet was dry (enough) and we scored the Penthouse at no additional cost for the entire weekend.  The general manager was extremely accommodating and apologized for the mishap.  My frown literally turned upside-down within seconds of walking in to this glorious suite!

The Penthouse Suite was just as I had remembered it.  Gorgeous views in every room with a separate living room, fully-stocked kitchen and bar, spacious dining room w/large round table, office space, master bedroom, jetted tub, shower, an incredibly comfortable king bed, and a 1/2 bath for guests.  Similar to the Presidential Suite at Parc 55 (where I had my Bridal Shower),  Le Méridien's Penthouse Suite also featured a doorbell and 2 entrances.  

Hotel Bar / Lobby made for great photos w/our wedding party.  

The eve of our wedding, my girls and I had drinks at the hotel bar.  We ordered 20 shots and 3 cocktails. Total was around $300. Seems high but pretty standard with hotel bars.  Parking is also standard to SF rates, which means they're a total rip off.  It was $52/night for valet.  We expected to pay these ridiculous prices but for out-of-towners who aren't familiar with city prices, it can be quite shocking.

Nonetheless, my bridal party, my hubby, and I were all extremely satisfied with the hotel.

23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
273. Rob L.
Stayed here for a New Year's Eve party.

Hotel seems to be newer.  We stayed in the 'luxury suite' room.  The living room area was nicely sized, however, the bedroom was a bit cramped.  The bathroom was nicely appointed, but could've been better with another sink.
There room also has a nice balcony with a view of the bay bridge.  Rooms were very clean.
staff was friendly and welcoming.

Solid hotel for the price that I would definitely stay at again.

14/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
274. J E.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights between Christmas and New Years. We got a great deal on Groupon, which made this even more appealing.

Pros:
-We called them before arrival to tell them we would be late--I have never heard more cheerful, friendly employees on the other line willing to do whatever to make us happy.
-Upon arrival, we were given an upgrade! Yay! We were also given 2 free drink coupons at their bar for being inconvinienced (I don't even remember what the issue was, but clearly they made it all better :) )
-Elephant Castle (a pub DIRECTLY across the street) was a great place to hang out at night and play darts when we didn't know what to do.
-The room was so quiet we couldn't even tell we had nieghbors (above or below or to the sides)
-The room was pitch black dark in the mornings so it's super easy to peacefully sleep in
-We recieved a free cappucino for seemingly no reason one morning
-The downstairs bar has a delicious cheese plate and other delicious-looking appetizers. Also have great cocktails (though slightly pricey ~$14)
-The housekeeper folded all my boyfriend's clothes and everything was always so clean and sparkling.
-Great location--we were able to walk to Pier 1 to take a trolley to Fisherman's Wharf and all that good stuff.

Cons:
-The valet. Ohhhh the valet. They have a seemingly neat system where you can text the valet in advance for your car. Except it doesn't work. We waited the first morning 30 minutes for our car. The third morning we also waited 30 minutes and we had called down ahead of time. 20 minutes into waiting outside, we went to see what was going on and they didn't even have our keys ready to go. THIS IS THE ONLY REASON THIS HOTEL DIDN'T GET 5 STARS FROM ME!!! It really isn't rocket science to figure out how to properly work the valet, and it was seriously infuriating that it was sheer incompetence that delayed us so many times.
-We discovered that someone had covered our fire alarm with a shower cap, which is really very unsafe. We told the front desk and they promptly removed it--I think it's best to check that between check-ins!

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
275. Marevie T.
Wonderful hotel! I came here on NYE and the staff/valet was very polite! As rushed as I felt, they were able to calm me down and take care of what I needed in order to get my car parked and off to my event. I love how it is well kept and that the common grounds were really nice on a really busy night!

04/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
276. Katie M.
The rooms here are pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for: spacious, clean, and modern rooms, with equally spacious bathrooms.  Very classy lobby and elevators, but a few glaring holes in the stay that keep me from giving it more than 3-stars...

1. no breakfast included with your stay...only room service, according to the front desk.
2. parking is EXORBITANT here at $50 a night for valet.
3. there are virtually no restaurants within quick walking distance, aside from the Elephant & Castle, which serves meh food at best, across the street.

I'd rather pay less for a slightly crappy room, but have the world at my fingertips, and not a 10-minute walk away at the very least.

08/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
277. Virginia C.
Fantastic water pressure.  Super convenient location (Financial District; walking distance to Chinatown). Good service. A+.

02/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
278. Daisy C.
Went here for our 16th anniversary, and overall loved the place: amazing view, beds were extremely comfortable, the room was clean, spacious, and nicely decorated, we even got a free upgrade.

Location was great, and we were walking distance to MOMA, market street, embarcadero, chinatown, and after all that walking, we used the separate soaking tub, sheer bliss

Warning: Make sure you check the minibar when you first enter your room and report if there is anything missing, because we ended up getting charged $28 even though we never used anything (still trying to resolve with the hotel).

Another word of advice: try the starbucks across the street for breakfast, and if you need anything don't buy from the minibar because there is a walgreens around the corner.

02/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
279. Mark M.
SPG always knows how to treat a guest but Le Meridien really went out of their way.  We were there one night and even though I'm not a big swinger with SPG anymore we got upgraded to a suite on the 19th floor with an amazing view of the bay.  The front desk staff was amazing and helpful and had the answer to every question.  Its located in a great place too - very near to many tourist activities.  The only thing keeping the 5th Star off the board is the $54 for parking - $61 after tax.  I know its SF but that's seriously expensive.

30/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
280. Kristine W.
Pros:
1. Reasonable rates if you want to just spend the night in the city.
2. CLEAN, MODERN rooms/ linens/ bathroom!
3. Big comfy beds! Like sleeping on a giant cloud that you're not afraid to put your face on!
4. Studio suite has a giant LCD tv that swivels between the bed and living area. I'm obviously easily impressed.

Cons:
1. Modern living furniture = not comfy! But pretty and CLEAN!
2. This is not a party hotel--so don't start the party here or bring it home...you will get complaints from the business people on your floor. Lame.
3. If you decide to start a party here anyway--there is a liquor store on Drumm (next to the most expensive Taco Bell in the world!) that IS open on weekends.

22/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
281. Hilary G.
I got a great deal on my room here and my friend and I loved the modern rooms with the amazing views of the city and the bay (check out the pics). The guy at the front desk was very friendly and upgraded our room for free. This was especially nice of him since my company had paid for the room already. The lobby is nicely decorated at Christmas time as well. The concierge helped us rent a car for the day which made it easy for us. I would definitely stay here again when I return to San Fran. There is a great pub less than 5 minutes away but I can't remember the name of it...

The hotel is also not far from the Embarcadero BART stop which is convenient.

16/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
282. Steve G.
Nice hotel.  Was there on Friday night.  Room was nice size for the City, but in a pretty quiet location in the Financial District.  I was within walking distance to the Embardardo Centers.  Restaurant and bars, nice, but not special, or best said, very much like a convention hotel.
I was there on a Priceline gig, but probably would be more particular if looking for a hotel in the same price range.
No real complaints, just not really impressed.

15/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
283. Jenn C.
i LOVE LOVE LOVE that its walking distance to everything.

I forgot who the lady at the front desk was... I believe her name was bernadette, but she had such wonderful customer service.  I called the morning of to see if I was able to get a room with two double beds since I booked the rooms on Priceline and they only give rooms that are available, and most of the time.. its 1 bed.  Well, I was traveling with friends and 1 bed for 4 girls is... not the business. As much as we love each other, we need our personal space hahaha.

She pulled some strings and just like that, I had my 2 double beds.

Thanks!

26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
284. Jordan H.
Chain hotel. Nice, but no free Internet which is kinda lame considering room prices. Check hotels.com for significant deals.

11/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
285. Rebecca L.
I recently stayed here for three nights on business.  With so many choices in the financial district I would not stay here again, even if I'm sacrificing SPG points.  Overall the hotel was overpriced and it underdelivered:

-I requested a king bed and was given a room with two doubles (not queens, doubles).  
-The room was very small.  I realize this is a city, but I will go back to staying at the Hyatt regency which has much more spacious basic rooms.  And I didn't notice any impressive touches that say high-end hotel to me.
-I ordered room service and they were very difficult with me about substituting things.  When my food arrived it was terrible -- I'm talking about tan strawberries.  If you can't get high quality berries out of season then don't serve them.
-The towels were very thin, and one of them had a decent-sized hole in it.  For $300/night I expect things to be more plush.
-The employees were in general pretty snotty.  The only exception I found was one member of the bell staff (an older gentleman) who bumped this hotel from one to two stars for me.
-Internet was $13/day and very slow.  I attempted to watch a video and it spent about 5 seconds buffering for every 3 seconds of play time.  If you're going to charge me for internet I expect quality.
-Although it is in a good location, the block this hotel is on is very drab and unwelcoming.

31/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
286. Ethan T.
A fantastic hotel!

We stayed there for a few days before Christmas and it was excellent. From the moment we booked we were able to avoid the heinous prices for SF parking by having it included in our room and it only cost about an extra $10 rather than the 50-60 you will pay elsewhere in the city. Also upon arrival we were upgraded from a standard king room to a deluxe king, the views were fantastic and it was greatly appreciated!

The hotel staff were all friendly and efficient and the concierge was of an equally high standard. It's in the financial district so you are close to most of the city and can the busses were only a couple of blocks walk.

So overall an excellent experience and I would definitely recommend this as the number one place to stay in SF unless you want to pay $500 a night or more. Thanks Le Meridien SF!

29/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
287. Yejun Y.
Very good size room and clean. View is not bad, I can see bridge and water from 8th floor.  Location is a bit far away from union square, but still in walking distance.

09/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
288. Erica R.
So, first thing, on the price: we pricelined this and got a great deal. Not sure that I'd pay retail.

Location: we loved the location. Walking distance to the Ferry Building, Chinatown, North Beach, and easy Bart ride to Union Square (you could walk if you wanted to).  Cabs the night we were there were a bit hard to come by, but that was related to street closures this weekend. The view from our room of the Bay Bridge was stunning.

Service: Check-in, concierge and maid service were all flawless. We did have to call down for extra towels, and there weren't any double beds left, but everything was handled well.

Rooms: The rooms are quite spacious, modern, and could use extra towels when there is more than one guest (but that was solved with one call).

The cons: I realize SF is expensive to park in, but $54 for overnight parking seemed ridiculously absurd. We parked across the street and saved $18.  We went to the bar downstairs for an appetizer and drink after dinner (see review on Jardiniere for why we needed to eat AFTER a dinner) and the food was lacking. The sweet potato fries my friend had, she described as just eh. I had the tuna tartare and just eh would have been a step up. There was way too much of what I assumed was soy sauce. Killed what should have been a delicate dish. My mojito was just too sweet.

Overall, a good experience.

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
289. Kathy D.
Le Meridien is a perfect hotel to stay at that is within walkin distance to the Embarcadero.  It is only about 2 to 3 blocks straight down, which is a nice walk through the financial district anyways.  

We got a rate of $330 for NYE night for a king suite studio, which was more than spacious to all of us NYE party-goers.  It is pricy for one night but for a studio and splitting it amongst all of us, it wasn't bad at all.  The entrance to the hotel was so modern and pretty with all the holiday decorations on.  All the decorations were getting taken off as we checked out on New Year's Day!

The King bed was so comfortable.  I loved the decor of the room.  Modern and Chic.  The TV right smack in the middle of the suite that splits the bed section from the living room section, is a bit awkward to me but whatever it takes to make a divider I guess.  The TV turns around also which was pretty cool.  Clean bathroom.  The housemaid was helpful and provided us with extra blankets/pillows/iron.  Service downstairs was more than helpful and welcoming also.

I think a pullout bed for a suite would be reasonable though!

I heard parking at the hotel was $60 for that night, which is ridiculous to me so we ended up parking at a nearby garage for $30.  

If I had the money, I would definitely stay here once again!  Too bad we didn't get a nice view of the city.  Instead, we got the side of the building facing another wall. :(

06/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
290. Sparkely K.
I needed a hotel in SF and did the usual Priceline bid in the Financial District.  What I didn't expect was to get Le Meridien!  WOW!  What a great hotel.  Extraordinarily comfortable bed, linens and pillows and I napped and slept like a baby.  The food was delicious, the service very attentive and courteous, and so quiet.  I had immediate issues with the wifi and was not charged.  Parking is $49 per night - beware.

I will definitely be back!

Holy cow!  My 600th review.  :/

28/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
291. Ruth M.
After a 1/2 hour of arguing with the bf in the car, we finally roll into the Le Meridian at about 9pm on a Friday night. BERNADETTE AND CINDY, (love these two), were at the front desk. I must have look flustered, because they commented on how I looked, "done" with everything. Ding ding ding!!! You are correct. I wanted to murder everyone at this point. These lovely ladies, not only happily handed over a couple of drink vouchers, but upgraded us to a suite! I may or may not have blurted out, "I think I love you", (to them, not the bf), at this point. Bernadette then said that if we wanted a higher floor on our 2nd night, it would be no problem...just to let them know. We get up to the room and it's gorgeous, spacious and perfect! More pluses included: 24 hour room service, FULL honor bar.."mmm, this $4 Diet Coke is amazing!", and comfy schomfy bed. Downsides: $54 per night valet parking fee and the tv in the room only faces the bed..not the "sitting area". We would totally stay here again. A little pricey, but TOTALLY worth it. And my girls at the front desk made me giggle when I didn't want too....so that's a definite plus!

03/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
292. Phillip M.
I stayed here for two nights in March on a Priceline stay and was very impressed with the property.  Location was very convenient to the heart of SF and both the room and the hotel itself exceeded my expectations.

PROS
*Location: Right in the middle of the Financial District, very close to North Beach, Chinatown, Ferry Building, Union Square, and muni/BART connections on Market and Embarcadero.
*Room: I was given an ADA-accessible room at check-in (that was the only thing available at 11AM.  The only downside was that the door closed automatically and there was a bit of a delay, meaning you had to stand there and wait for it to decide to close.  Other than that, the room was very spacious and well-appointed with a nice seating area, two floor to ceiling windows, sound system, HDTV, and large bathroom.
*Morning coffee: Free illy coffee and newspapers available in the lobby every morning.
*Service: Check-in agent was friendly and professional.  Let me check in several hours early.  Every time I left the hotel, I was proactively offered a taxi or directions.

CONS
*Price: If you can get it on Priceline/Hotwire, it's a great deal, otherwise their rack rates are a bit high (although, for the quality and location of the hotel, certainly not unreasonable)
*Internet: There is a charge ($12.95/day) for wifi in the hotel.

Overall, a very nice and conveniently located hotel.  I'd highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the SF area.

08/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
293. Lorénz B.
I Returned @ Le Meridien and booked this hotel LAST MINUTE for the night of my birthday. After a couple of years it seems things still haven't changed.... For the better of course. ELIZA at the desk was a darling. We quickly bonded over the common mispronunciation or butchering of our names and shared a chuckle or five about the darnest things our mothers would do! She was gracious enough to give us a free upgrade to a suite on a Saturday night mind you and view was sweet. Nevermind the Sailboats, beautiful cityscapes, the bay, and a certain handsome fellow who joined me for my birthday festivities the Big plus was for the large mirror... I'm all about a large mirror! Room size was good and decor sophisticated, All the staff we encountered throughout we're super friendly especially the gentleman at the door I sincerely regret not getting his name.

Overall great stay, bit on the pricey side but it's a 4 star hotel deep in the urban jungles of SAN FRANCISCO what'd you expect? Chic, classy and hugely accommodating that's Le Meridien Looking forward to staying here again.

11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
294. Raymond L.
Stayed here a few times, mostly because the prices are better than hotels near Union Square.  Like the hotel, spacious, clean, modern.  I hate how the area pretty much shuts down after 6pm and on weekends.  It is close to the Ferry building, reasonable walking distance to Bart and Chinatown, and a long walk to Union Square area.

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
295. Kevin S.
First sensory impressions are important, right?

Smell: They do aromatherapy in the lobby, which I really don't like. I prefer fresh clean air.

Sight: The view of the modern, very nicely decorated lobby was immediately offset by the last thing I want to see when I'm checking in, a long line. It was a little after three o'clock in the afternoon, AKA "check in time" but the thirty foot long front desk was staffed by exactly one person. After a ten minute wait we were checked in by someone who wasn't exactly surly, but definitely not friendly. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt and call her businesslike. Maybe she was worried about her missing co-workers.

Sound: The elevators play a mix of bird songs and new age music. They make a big deal about it; there's even a brass plaque about the composer. Kind of like audio aromatherapy. There was a Nakamichi sound system in the room, which was a nice touch.

Touch: I always check the pillows first, 100% polyester!  The sheets and comforter were of good quality but nothing exceptional.

Taste: I would have reviewed the in room coffee here, but there wasn't any.

OK, so things didn't get off to a good start, but the room was huge, especially for being right downtown, and very nicely decorated with a lovely view. We spent the rest of the day doing touristy things, and when we returned to relax a little before going out to dinner I asked the desk clerk for a roll away bed for my daughter and was told that it would not fit in my room! Huh? You could fit at least six roll aways in there. When I pointed that out the she changed her story and told me it would be a fire code violation. OK. I made up the couch for my daughter.

I didn't sleep well because of poor sound insulation and a bad HVAC system. Setting the thermostat at 72 made for a chilly room, and setting it any higher blasted me with dry heat every few minutes. The windows are very drafty. If you stand near them you can actually feel the breeze. If it's chilly outside I highly recommend closing the drapes at night.

When I went to use the bath in the morning I was greeted by an entire toenail right in the middle of the as yet unused tub. Not a clipping, but an entire toenail. (SEE PHOTO). It was too big to fit down the drain, so I had to pick it up with a tissue and flush it away. I ran scalding hot water from the shower for a few minutes and took my bath, much to my daughter's horror. She found an almond on the floor of the main room. This was turning into a scavenger hunt! Obviously the room had not been properly cleaned, which is pretty lame for a hotel like this.

Le Meridien really needs to drop the new age BS and refocus on the basics, like clean rooms and a courteous staff for starters. I just read some of the other two and three star reviews and almost all of them mention the unfriendly front desk staff, which is pathetic for a supposedly four star hotel.

27/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
296. Cynthia C.
I got a special rate, but something was a bit off about the hotel:

-Dark gloomy decor
-No bellman late night
-ONE robe
-Narrow room
-Bar closed at 12:30AM

Pluses:
-Great valet guys, maybe a little too over eager
-Comfy bed
-Nice views from the room

LM is not an old SF hotel, I did not get the feel of modern luxury, LM just seemed dated.

13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
297. Preston D.
My choice hotel when staying the night in SF.

The staff are courteous and efficient. My biggest pet peeve are delays and waiting. Here, check-ins are quick. Check-outs are quick. Once, I had to wait to check-out as the staff were all helping other guests, but I occupied myself with complimentary tea conveniently placed by the check-in desk.

The food is average for hotel fare... meaning bland and overpriced, but you should know that already when ordering. The bathrooms are spotless and the rooms I've stayed in have been sufficiently large and well-kept. The beds are comfortable and my stays have been quiet.

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
298. John G.
Love the rooms and staff. And a special thank you to the night manager who booted the classless knuckleheads who invited a few dozen party animals, trashed their room and disrupted the peace and quiet of many hotel guests. Read the rental agreement, which prohibits such things, stop complaining and have your parties in a Motel 6 closer to home.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
299. Paras P.
Stayed here two nights with my family (including 2 infants). Couldn't have asked for more - super attentive at the front desk. they gave us an upgraded room at check-in (Even though we Pricelined the room). Huge room, great location, super friendly. Wish more hotel experiences were like this.

31/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
300. Holly H.
nice place to stay, it was the cheapest in San Fran, but they get'cha with the parking fee. A whooping $50 a day. We loved our room!!

19/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
301. Danessa L.
Le Meridien Hotel played a big part in our wedding 2 weeks ago. It was conveniently located adjacent to our wedding reception venue, which is why we chose this hotel. They even have a landing connecting the two spaces, but unfortunately Le Meridien locks it up early in the evening. (It cannot be accessed past ~4-5pm??) They are able to work with you in order to block rooms, which I recommend you book early! They are strict in enforcing the stop-date for booking rooms in the block, and it is not easy to add more rooms to the block the closer the date approaches. Only the telephone reservation line can be used to reserve rooms (not the hotel front desk). And they are not easy to get a hold of. There rooms get VERY expensive (~$300-400/night) quickly last minute, and parking at the hotel is $62/day! Obviously not everyone can afford these prices. I recommend parking across the street at the Embarcadero parking center for half the price. It also has overnight parking. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and spacious. The suites have great views. I did not necessarily always have great customer service when something was needed during our stay by that was dependent on whomever you spoke with. They did accommodate us however when it came to the physical location of our rooms. (My husband was easily able to request a room beside ours the night before the wedding.) The hotel's location is also very convenient: Bart accessible, Starbucks, restaurants, Embarcadero, Market street, other hotels, Bay Bridge entrance/exit within blocks away. Thank you Le Meridien for being a part of our wedding weekend!

05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
302. Ray I.
I travel a lot for work, and I'm pretty hard to please, hotel-wise.

Le Meridien is lovely, in a great location, simply does everything right.

I'm a Starwood Preferred Guest member, and was disappointed when they didn't upgrade my room (but to fair, I'm a low-level member), but my room was still wonderful.  Spectacular views of the Bay and Telegraph Hill, great bed, great bathroom, good office setup.

The hotel didn't give me any attitude about my usual practice of clearing out the minibar fridge for my own use.

The towels were excellent (a pet peeve of mine when they aren't).  

The nice check-in lady even comped my internet, which saved me about $100.  Very nice of her, and I didn't even ask.

The best compliment I can make about a nice hotel like this is:  The hotel itself became virtually transparent.  Meaning there was nothing to get in the way of my relaxation, work, or enjoyment.  I've only said that about one other hotel in recent memory (Orlando's legendary Grand Bohemian).  

Well done, Le Meridien.  I'll recommend you to anyone who can afford you!  (Glad I wasn't paying for my room.)

Only one tiny criticism:  The ghastly blue cityscape decals all over the glass in the lobby.  A tragic decor infraction from an unenlightened decade.

24/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
303. Mercedes R.
Wonderful smallish hotel in the heart of the financial district, waking distance to the ferry building. Spotless and stylish lobby and rooms, nice views of the bay and plenty of room to work. Room service was excellent, although the food presented was mediocre (I expected a lot better quality of food in San Francisco, even in room service). I will stay her again the next time I am in San Francisco.

30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
304. jay w.
This hotel has great promise, but as it stands now, the service is just not up to par with its prices.

To start with, the valet service was disorganized.  We pulled up and it took forever to get the bags out of the car and give the keys to someone.  When we did, after 10 minutes of screwing around waiting we finally start heading to check in and notice that the valet is $54/night.  Given that it's on the weekend and street parking is free (and available), $54/night is rather outrageous.  

After we check in, we wanted to get our bags, but we noticed that they were still sitting out in the open waiting to be stolen.  The bags were outside the building on the street.  We picked them up and carried the bags to the room ourselves.  While the hotel staff may have been able to tell we were the owners, I'll never be able to know because no one said a word.  A stranger could have done the same thing.

The rooms were fairly nice.  Small things could be done to make them better organized, but they were clean and comfortable and very spacious for being in downtown SF.

The gym was pretty mediocre, but functional.  The treadmills were on their last legs.  There was only one bench to do weights.  There were only dumbbells and machines and the dumbbells only went up to 50lbs.   It was a cramped space, but it worked.

We didn't try much of anything else.  The staff never really interacted with us. We didn't feel welcomed or that the hotel cared at all about us being there.

The wifi was $13/day.  The pay-per-view TV system was pretty junky (but they all are).

It's passable, but we also paid for the rooms with credit card miles, so I'm being generous.

28/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
305. Danny N.
Room was very nice, but I wish they warned us the lobby was undergoing construction. It was a pain waiting in line to check in. Only two people were helping, so it took so long.

Also, the keys simply don't work. We had to go back 3 times to get keys, and then if you use it very slowly and carefully, it'll sometimes let you in the room.

It's a great location, close to lots of restaurants and the market.  Would definitely go back.

12/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
306. Tim P.
SF's best deal, great rooms, excellent customer service and a good place to host meetings and special event conferences if you don't need a ton of space.

19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
307. LuLu M.
For the price, location, customer service, decor and comfort - it was 5 stars! I really cannot complain about anything. We were able to check in early and gave us the requested spot far from the elevator. The king size bed was super comfy and the walls were thick (or there were no guests beside us!) because we did not hear a peep all night or morning.

The cherry on top: when I called downstairs to ask for a a late check out, the desk representative, Josiah, could not have been any more cheerful or helpful! And I told him he made my day :-)

I look forward to returning to Le Meridien!

18/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
308. lisa g.
Celebrated our 5 year Wedding Anniversary here- What a great choice! We were upgraded and didnt even have to ask for it - The room was wonderful and the bed so comfy! The location of this hotel was perfect and we have already booked our next mini getaway
The staff was excellent
Just cannot say enough good things about Le Meridien
Thank You for a wonderful experience!

20/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
309. Jimmy H.
Dread overwhelmed us as we stepped into the lobby and saw a bunch of screaming high schoolers.  It was prom night and I guess a bunch of generous parents decided to hook up their kids with hotel rooms.  Our check-in person assured us that they were going to not let the kids cause chaos.  Flash forward to midnight when we came back and wanted to head up to our room.  No luck.  A mob of drunk high school kids were in full control of the elevator bank.  The smell of weed permeated the air.  No hotel staff could be found except for one disinterested front desk person.  When we inquired whether there was another set of elevators (maybe a service elevator), he shrugged and told us we just had to wait.  After 20 minutes, we finally got into an elevator with a bunch of drunk kids.  It was a terrifying elevator ride.  

The worst part of staying in SF is the ABSURD valet prices.  Not sure if the prices kept on creeping up but we ended up paying $62 per night (including tax).   Seriously, that is just straight up robbery.

03/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
310. Kay H.
I made a booking for Le Meridien for work purposes, which is a departure from my normal choice of the Westin St. Francis and regret it. I had a double booking due to some miscommunication on dates of a conference I'm attending as my co has a block of rooms at this hotel and I tried to resolve the conflict over a period of 8 days. During this period, I have called multiple times, was promised a call or an email back and never got one with direct acknowledgements from the customer service rep that my request was noted on my files multiple times. The 3, 4 and 5th times I called, I was forwarded to the revenue department and subsequently dropped from the line without a call back.  After my organization rep got involved, SOMEONE decided to call her back but not the one who made the request.  I commented on this poor service at the desk upon check in and was berated by the front desk because I didn't have the names of each customer service rep at each touch point (again about 6-7 calls over a period of 8 days).  The service for the supposed quality of this hotel is DEEPLY disappointing, not to mention that I'm a starwood member! The experience has been pretty bad even before I got here and now that I'm here, I will not return.

22/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
311. Scott A.
This hotel was classy from first to last impression. I really liked the black granite in the bathroom with plenty of places to hang towels and clothes.Our king size bed was perfect, comfortable. The room was a perfect temperature and spacious. The light  switches were a little hard to find though. Could have used a place to charge the iphone too.
Big score on Priceline!

15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
312. Michael G.
I stayed at the Le Meridien on a 24 hour quick trip through SF after a vacation in Napa.

Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of Starwood and am a little biased on any SPG property because I love the points. That aside.....

The rooms were very clean and honesty this place does not look brand new from the FREE!! CD players in the room, but I was impressed by the  positive experience in the rooms.

I was on a high floor so noise wasn't an issue... We also had a beautiful view of the city.

What truly makes this a five star establishment is their gym. I love that Starwood get that people need to have a place to work out that isn't in a closet or old meeting room. The Meridien had 4 treadmills, bikes, weights, elliptical machines, and room to stretch. That's a huge plus in my book. Also it says that they will wash your workout clothes for free during the day and have them back to you before 4p?? Is this for real????

Huge fan... Not really sure if was in the best "touristy" area because we were only here for a short time, but it's close enough to take a quick cab ride over to visit any of the super touristy locations.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
313. Rene A.
Great location. The rooms are nice, spacious, clean, modern and the staff are quite welcoming.

13/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
314. Victoria T.
I greet you, fellow Yelpers, from the well appointed desk of the well appointed room that I slept in (pointedly) last night. I booked this one on Hotwire.

I get that luxury branding is all about exclusivity and paying exorbitant fees for shit that the rest of us just pilfer (internet access and packets of sugar). I still think it's a bad idea to treat your customers like patsies.

I arrived in my scrubs (which translates to MD to the front desk at places like this and RN at all the other hotels and I am neither) and was checked in promptly by an energetic woman with a clipped accent. She asked for my identification and credit card. The incidentals hold here is $100. Apparently, it's possible to spend that much in the minibar.

The lobby is decorated in modern pretentious and includes a lounge filled with the same desperate, lonely people you'd find at the Holiday Inn. At 10pm, the kitchen was closed but there were supposedly several "fine dining establishments" (yes, that *is* how he said it) just a few blocks away.

The elevator button is cracked. I notice little details like that in places who's nightly take could probably stabilize an African nation's economy. Once in the elevator, I was irritated that the muzak seemed to be malfunctioning. The speakers were dumping a cacophony of clangs and voices into the box of death. It sounds like someone had left the intercom to the kitchen on and I was privy to the chaos in there. Turns out, that was done on purpose. It seems that they *paid* some *artist* to make some *unique music* for their elevators. It's noise. My bet is that the *artist* laughed his ass off while he spent that money.

The room is really no different than any other hotel room once you strip away the wrapping paper. There are two double beds (that were comfortable but small) piled with fluffy pillows and draped with fluffy blankets. The headboards are covered in canvas (rather than cheap veneer) and there are a couple of scribbly paintings hanging over the beds (rather than prints of bottled ships or sunflowers).

The entertainment center looks impressive at first glance but it turns out to be a mediocre LG LCD TV and Nakamichi sound system. The minibar remains locked. The list of items available include a bottle of Fiji water for $6.00, a diet coke for $4.00, a bottle of Chardonnay for $24.00, a Snickers bar for $4.00, a package of peanuts for $6.00, an "intimacy kit" for $6.00 (which I suppose is cheaper than the trip to the doctor to clear up the VD), a map of San Francisco for $7.00, and a corkscrew to open the wine for $7.00. There are many more items in there but you get the idea. Charging $24.00 for what is likely $8.00 wine and then charging $7.00 for the corkscrew to open it is just tacky.

The rest of the room consists of a small modern sofa (ala Ikea) and a square club chair (also ala Ikea), two round glass and metal tables, several torchiere lamps, this lovely desk, and the orange leather modern (again ala Ikea) desk chair that is holding my abundant ass while I write this.

In order to write it (and do almost anything else), I had to pay $12.95 for internet access. I'm up on the eighth floor so hijacking access from a coffee shop or eatery was not an option. If I wanted to call you, I'd use my cell phone because the phone and the guest directory clearly state that there will be a surcharge on all direct dial and operator assisted phone calls.

However, you can get your shoes shined for free by placing them in the provided bag and dropping them outside your door before 11pm. They'll return them at the time you specify on the bag.

The bathroom is stocked with lots of standard hotel towels and what appears to be more expensive tiny shampoo than the usual fare. It smells like lemons.  The toilet paper is a thick two ply so I guess that is worth at least a few extra dollars. There is a very nice, thick bathrobe provided. I do like that.

That plastic laundry bag that I usually snag to stash my dirty underwear in before they go back in my luggage is gone. It's been replaced by a canvas bag that clearly states that they'll charge me $25.00 for should I decide I want to keep it. I don't.

There is also an umbrella in the closet with the same warning label. I'm glad it's not raining so that I'm not tempted. The view is nice. I can see the bridge from here and look down at all the little people scurrying around trying to make a paycheck in the financial district. I suppose that is the appeal of places like this.

06/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
315. George H.
IF I could give ZERO STARS, I would.

I have never ventured to write a review but in this case I was compelled to at least warn travelers about my stay.

Room was not as clean as I am used to, hairball in the bathroom, incomplete vacuuming was obvious. These did not bother me as much.

Woke up in the morning opened the drawer under TV and found a USED CONDOM AND WRAPPER. This is the most disgusting thing I have ever encountered in a hotel. I was sick and really horrified. I am a physician and this is potentially a serious health hazard for any guest who is staying here.

Manager was informed, apparently too busy helping with luggage.

Will never stay here again nor should anyone who cares about hygiene and health issues ESPECIALLY if you have children. REALLY DISGUSTING. I you care about your health, do not stay here.  Who knows what else they don't sanitize or clean.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
316. Malu P.
My group stayed here for pride weekend and had THE best time! The staff was some of the friendliest I've ever encountered. When we walked in this woman was standing in the doorway in an amazing wedding gown, a delicate fur shawl draped over her shoulders and a beautifully done feather bouquet in her hands. Her head was down and my group thought she was a model! Turns out she was waiting to be taken to her wedding. Definitely a treat to see!

We chatted with the staff about how beautiful she was and began our check in. Guess what....they upgraded our rooms to 2 suites for FREE! Talk about bonus! We hurried upstairs and looooved our rooms, loved the view and giggled at how amazing it all was.

Our weekend was terribly busy so being able to come back to this gorgeous hotel and relax in this impeccable room was exactly what we needed. By the end of the weekend I could hardly walk/move from the long days of pride but coming back to my suite was perfection.

And did I mention that I found it on Hotwire for only $150/night!!!! GO GO GO...what are you waiting for?!

14/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
317. Alison C.
I was ecstatic when I discovered that I was able to reserve a room at the upscale Le Meridien San Francisco for less than $100 a night!  I had read mixed reviews about the excitement level in the surrounding financial district, but the recommendations were positive in all other aspects.  As we entered the trendy chain hotel, we delighted in the modern, sleek lobby and friendly front desk staff.  In addition, the concierge was extremely knowledgeable and helpful; she really eased our daily journeys.  

Our hotel room was decently clean, though could have used a more thorough vacuuming.  The bedding was a sterile white, and the bathroom was spacious and updated.  We were also lucky to receive a massive view of the pier and Transamerica Building.  

While at the resort, we took advantage of the free business center, which included complimentary Internet and printer access.  We also utilized the gym, with its bonus gifts of crisp apples and practical headphones.  The fitness center offered a wide range of cardio and weight machines, though only 4 televisions to be shared amongst the trainers.  

Lastly, the location was definitely more active on the weekdays when people were at work, but the hotel was still within walking distance to Chinatown, Union Square, the Ferry Marketplace, and more.  So, a weekend in the financial district was not as boring and inconvenient as one might think.

All in all, the Le Meridien provided a nice stay.  My only gripe was that I expected this brand to be more luxurious than other standard hotels, but did not feel it surpassed a typical Sheraton or Marriott.

21/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
318. Mrs. B.
Great hotel in the financial district. Clean and very friendly staff. Located in a convenient location.  Would stay again!

21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
319. Jenn C.
I adore this hotel. I've stayed here on two different occasions, each time using a Groupon. For $139 a night for a king bed and a perfect little room, I was very pleased with the Groupon I purchased and with the accommodations. However, the first time I stayed here the gentleman at the front desk graciously waived the valet fee since we bought a Groupon and he made us feel so wonderful. The second time, I tried to purchase a groupon that included parking for $20 bucks more. Unfortunately, the date I wanted was not available for this option and I ended up just getting the regular one without the added parking. Upon arrival we were told that valet was $70 because I had a larger than normal car..... Really? $70 a night?! I get that this is San Francisco and everywhere charges for parking but they should be ashamed to charge guests that much for valet. I will definitely not be utilizing their valet services if I decide to come back here. I was pleased with the groupon deal and happy with the hotel itself but they really need to re-think the $70 valet charge because that's ridiculous.

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
320. David L.
Stayed here for a night since I had job interviews the next day.

Checked in late around 10:30pm, and they gave me a handicap accessible room since they were completely booked.

Accommodation was fine, and the room was clean. Expected some of the furniture to be a bit newer though (eg: TV, ironing board, etc.).

No free wireless, and they serve brunch beginning 6:30am.

27/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
321. Sean R.
We stayed at the le meridian for the weekend during our wedding on November 16th at the bently reserve in downtown San Francisco ca. The le meridian was beautiful. The staff was great and friendly. The hotel is very modern and pleasing to the eye. Bar 333 is really fun. You find some interesting people there. We stayed in the George Washington suite on the 19th floor..had a great view of the bay bridge and city. It was a great weekend.

22/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
322. Jeff T.
So um, yeah. My wife and I were sleeping in our room at 2 AM when strangers came in and turned the lights on. The front desk had checked them into our room by accident. How is that even possible? Let alone at a 4* hotel.

The next morning we discovered that our room keys were deactivated, even though we were booked another day. Nice.

The view from our 7th floor room was crap... it stared directly into some poor guy's office cubicle next door. Parking is $54 + tax + tip... I could go on... but I'll stop here... I need to catch up on lost sleep now.

16/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
323. Sean W.
BEWARE OF ADDITIONAL FEES: I was in San Francisco for a wedding and my friend made the booking for us. However, had I known of the ridiculous charges for parking (over $60 per night) and many other additional charges billed to my room, ($12 internet per day plus all the taxes and fees) I would have stayed someplace else.

The hotel also charged me extra for something erroneously: While having breakfast at the hotel restaurant restaurant, one of the Tabasco bottles provided by the hotel broke out the bottom and spilled all over my sweater and pants. The actual glass bottom of the bottle shattered while I was trying to open the lid. The restaurant manager offered to not charge for the meal and to take care of the cleaning, which I appreciated. I wasn't charged for the meal, but was charged for the cleaning (even more expensive than the meal). It is very frustrating being charged for things after been being told that they're complimentary services to rectify a problem. It wastes time and puts the hotel in a bad light - turning a positive into a huge negative.

28/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
324. Vivi T.
Let's just say that I spend a whole of time traveling and a lot of time at this particular hotel. They get a bump for that.

The hotel itself is undergoing some renovation, so it is definitely getting improved upon. The standard rooms are a good size and the decor is modern and new. The lobby bar/restaurant is small, but it also seems like it's going through a revamp. The staff is incredibly nice and attentive.

I would call this a good "business" hotel in the Financial District. There are no real amenities. The fitness center is clean but very small. I don't think there is a pool. Room service is limited but the Embarcadero is a short walk away. Starbucks is across the street (although you get free coffee in the morning). Pubs and restaurants all within walking distance. It's great for those of you who want a nice room, nice bed, good service, but plan on spending most of your time outside of the hotel.

29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
325. Brian J.
Booked this hotel with Starwood points. Good location next to Embarcadero Center. Concierge was knowledgable and helped us navigate the city and transit system. Room was normal size and nothing special. The only issue we had is that the sink drained very slowly.

29/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
326. Brenda P.
Last minute trip and HAD to find a reasonable "nice" hotel. Not my style at all to book things in a rush as I love to research, compare and agonize over my lodging and dining choices.

This hotel seemed to fit the criteria I had and for the most part, delivered nicely. It was only for one night and I really wished we would have been able to stay longer. The room was spotless. I mean not a single wrinkle on our bed, not a single spot on our mirrors.

We checked in, in under 5 minutes. Took the elevator to the 13th floor (really? I don't ever see too many "titled" 13th floors) to our room. We had a beautiful view in a corner room. The bathroom was a fantastic size especially for a girl with a ton of toiletires, make up, hair drier etc. Great shower pressure too!

The room was pretty big and decorated in dark, stark colors with pops of color here and there. There was plenty of storage everywhere.

The location is perfect. We walked to the Ferry Marketplace and also to Michael Mina's restaurant. There is plenty to see and do around there without ever taking a cab.

My peeves were as follow:

- the sliding pocket bathroom door
- no bathroom fan
- the pillows a little too soft for my taste
- waitress at the bar in the lobby was snippy. Made me give her my credit card before even taking my drink order and it wasn't to just keep a tab open. She would not take my order without it.  I thought it was odd. Do people usually order, drink and escape? I wasn't going anywhere. I told her so. She eye rolled, huffed and puffed. Did not crack a smile the entire time and seemed annoyed at any questions I asked or if I breathed. I know  I am Cuban but I am NOT exaggerating!
- The restaurant on the 2nd floor has a breakfast that was included in my AAA package but listed as a $ 22.00 plate if you were to purchase without it. Um, $ 22.00 for eggs, toast and a piece of ham? Add bad coffee and a forgotten orange juice and you have an I DONT THINK SO! I don't mind paying for breakfast but please, make it worth it. Good thing there was a Starbucks accross the street!

SUMMARY: This place works only if you don't plan on drinking or dining there. I would have kept it at 3 stars but the room was that nice and service at check in/out was consistently welcoming and helpful.

10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
327. Sharai S.
The place is nice but  i could not sleep all nite.. I jus felt creeped out all nite an to top it off i seen a somebody walked pas the bathroom door thought it was my fiance but nope he was alredy asleep.. Overall i think its haunted but nice place an not they didnt tell us about the free hotel parking..

01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
328. Irina N.
Pros - beautiful and very comfortable rooms.  Within walking distance of Chinatown, Union Square, Ferry Building.

Cons - staff is not trained and not friendly.  Major lack of security.  Dining room understaffed.  Bartender needs serious help... can't make a drink to save his life.

29/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
329. Joshua B.
I bid on a hotel last minute on Hotwire and this is where I ended up. Definitely trumps hotels I've paid more than double for in SF. Not in the easiest-to-get-to neighborhood (Financial District) but since I was cabbing it to/from work it was no big deal.

Huge room and bathroom, with the typical Westin/Starwood heavenly bed and shower.  Zero noise that I could tell. Plus the fabulous 5a5 steak lounge is just around the corner.

I'm gonna deduct a star for not having those single-serve coffee makers in the room. I needs my coffee in the AM and sometimes I don't wanna leave the room to get it.

Would definitely stay here again.

28/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
330. Maria Z.
I loved my experience here. I stayed here for two (2) nights. The staff is really helpful and I felt totally comfortable here. The prices are kind of high in the restaurant, but I'm a fan of the bar. If you go to Park Grill, I recommend the chocolate cake and the French martini.

There is 24-hour room service, so you can choose from a limited menu, but you should be able to find something. And again, the staff is really helpful and I felt totally comfortable asking for recommendations or help or anything really.

The beds are big and comfortable, the views are great, and the big tv is nice to have. I really liked the bathroom and the soap is Aveda, which I like.

The hotel is walking distance from the pier/Ferry Building, the Bart, the Punchline, and there are a lot of cabs around to take you wherever you need to go. Just ask the valet to flag one down for you.

I would definitely consider coming back here, I had a lovely time. Great fun, beautiful rooms, and terrific service. Give it a try.

03/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
331. Nancy W.
This was a fantastic place to stay!! Beats staying in Union Square! You could walk to anything from here or take BART to Union Square to shop! North Beach a short walk one way, Ferry Building short walk the other way. You are at one end of the four embarcadero buildings that have many shops and eateries. Clean, safe and robust!

The hotel upgraded our room to a small suite and the staff was very accommodating despite being extremely busy. We stayed three days between Christmas and New Years. Amenities and housekeeping were great. My only complaint is that you do not have a coffee maker in the room, arghhh!! You can get complimentary coffee on the third floor, if you want to venture out with bed head, which I did (have to have my morning coffee) or there is a starbucks right next door!

All in all, a great stay! Location, location location!

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
332. Chelsea J.
Booked an awesome deal through Priceline for this hotel, and I was a little nervous because our deal was so good I thought there had to be something wrong. We took BART in, and this hotel is about an 8 minute walk from the Embarcadero Bart Station.

We got to the hotel and the staff was very friendly and accommodating and one of the first things I noticed was how clean it was. Our room was great! We got upgraded to a suite for free and the bed was really comfortable and everything was really nice. My only complaint was that the bathroom door did not latch, it just kind of swings over and there is no seal which can be uncomfortable depending who you are staying with and what you ate the day before.

We walked to the embarcadero for dinner and then were able to walk to AT&T park and nothing was more than a 30 minute walk. This place really is close to everything. I will definitely stay here again.

30/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
333. Andrew I.
Beautiful courtyard, very clean and updated hotel, extremely convenient to popular SF locations, and outstanding service. The rooms are large in size, very clean, comfortable, and useful. What I mean is they put great thought into the design and layout of their rooms, as well as the usefulness factor, perfect for business trips also.

I've stayed here a few times, and will always love to come back here, no questions. Whatever extras I needed, the staff has always been accommodating and friendly. I've asked for microwaves, extra essentials, directions, and printouts, and they always follow through. The bed is comfortable, the views are beautiful no matter which side of the city you're on.

Room service is available with those "room service" prices. Otherwise the restaurant downstairs is perfect of breakfast. Overall, I love staying here, the decor is modern, the building is updated, and the rooms are large! Can't beat the convenient location, and IMO the price is lower than the average competition. They honor all 3rd party websites and checkin/out is no hassle,

Tip: Get your SPG points with each stay! You just never know when the next time wil be using it.

12/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
334. Doc D.
In the financial district.  Starbucks across the street.  Great view of Bay Bridge from balcony.  Bathroom had great view too.  But (a small but) here during the weekend.  Hotel was quiet.  No restaurant on weekends, and it was kind of quiet.  Bar was funky, so was lobby.  Room - spotless.  Bed COMFORTABLE! Business suite had FAX  machine.  Robe for bathroom.  
Negative - no information on what was in hotel.  NO COFFEE IN ROOM (too lazy to dress and go across the street).  
Decor great!

27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
335. Ely A.
Experience:
My friend booked this place in the last minute! They were very accommodating.  I have to say I like the doorman. Every time I enter or leave their hotel he was there to greet me with a smile. :) Good job to the doorman!

Room:
They have very comfy pillows! I wish I didn't have to leave :( The soft and white bed was very inviting that I want to hibernate all week long.

Lobby room:
Very colorful. The interior design were combined with old fashion and a modern touch.

Location:
The hotel is close to wonderful restaurants. (walking distance)

Liked:
There is a restaurant across the hotel. The hotel has this spiral stairs. I find it very cool.

Overall:
Wonderful hotel. I don't mind coming back. :)))

14/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
336. Erika C.
We stayed here for a weekend with a Groupon and I was so pleasantly surprised by the quality, cleanliness and comfort of the hotel that I look forward to returning!  First, the location is perfect.  It's right by the Financial District, walking distance to North Beach, Chinatown, the Ferry Building, and more.  Also only a couple of blocks to the Bart and metro, so definitely didn't need a car!  The hotel bar/restaurant was very chic and had a salad that I'm still dreaming about - with watercress, apples and fennel.  If someone from the hotel sees this review and the chef is willing to part with the recipe, I would promise not to share!  The room was very contemporary, comfortable and clean, and the bed was simply dreamy.  No complaints and will be back!

01/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
337. DeAnna D.
The price point is too high for the property. I encountered a very troubling "detail."The parking cost half as much as the room! That is unacceptable even for SF.  The area is dead on the weekends. The prices are outrageous. In the freezing rain, no hot drinks are offered in the lounge. I asked if I was in England. While the lack of hot drinks at a London pub is to be expected, t his is not the case in SF. By the way, the lounge was very cold and empty...now we know why.

They "position" themselves as being "green." I think not. It's understandable to save on water by using your towel again. That's green. But to offer to give a $5.00 voucher toward their over-priced food by NOT having any housekeeping service has a hidden agenda; more housekeepers can be laid-off. An hotel at this price point is out and out stingy to attempt to reduce their staff.

There are numerous hotels and bed and breakfast inns that are more welcoming and at a reasonable price point. I suggest you trip them and avoid "deals" offered by companies. They aren't deals; they pick your pocket.

16/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
338. Anna Y.
Really nice hotel!  The room was very clean and the bathroom was very spacious.  I also loved that it is close to all the touristy places I wanted to visit :)

12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
339. Nicole D.
Modern, elegant, chic, classy, simple and clean. The hotel design and location are what grabbed me to want to book this place. A short walk to shopping, restaurants and attractions (a few shops/eateries directly across the street).

The fixtures throughout the room are high end with granite counters and contemporary furniture. The bathroom is pretty big with a separate shower (no jacuzzi tub as stated on the website). My boyfriend wanted to surprise me with a jetted tub so that was a little bit of a disappointment. Not very large for a suite, more like a standard size hotel room, but it's in SF afterall. This hotel scores big in service, location, cleanliness and design.

An enjoyable stay for us both. Great location, wonderful views of SF, Bay Bridge and Coit Tower. Cool, contemoray hotel with a nice color scheme -- very soothing!

24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
340. Miles L.
To hell with all the other negative reviews from snobby people,  this place is awesome. .. we stayed at a few other 4 star hotels in the city a few months back and this place beats all by far.  SUPER CLEAN SUPER FRIENDLY SUPER NICE... and its the hook up KINGS!! we got a standard on a 3rd party site,  I checked in in less than 2 minutes and was in my Deluxe Suite in less than 5 minutes... we ate staying here from now on!

02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
341. Ying C.
The location of this hotel is a winner. It is close to Union Square and Chinatown, and it is located in a nice area of SF. The staff was also extremely friendly, and it is relatively cheap for its value. However, there are a few things you should be aware of:

1. Parking is very, very expensive. Try to get a deal where parking is included. Otherwise, each day is $52 to park at the hotel.

2. The hotel appears to be renovated. You can still feel traces of the old hotel from decor and the not-too-perfect renovation. There was a red stain on the ceiling of our room that looked like blood. We decided that it was lipstick, but the mystery remains how the heck it got up there.

3. The windows are hard to figure out. They are in the corners of the room and it's impossible to close without calling someone to show you. Even with the window slightly open, it can get pretty noisy.

However, for its price (I paid $169/night inc. parking) I think it's a very worthwhile stay.

31/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
342. Marina L.
Excellent. I can't think about one complain about this hotel.
Staff was great, and i mean it! every single person we found genuine polite with professionalism. The room was very  comfortable with a great view to the bay. We loved the bar by the lobby.

01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
343. David F.
The service here all the way around is top notch.  We spent a weekend here as a surprise B-day gift for me in April 2012.  The goo dthing is we travel with our spoiled dog who has a better life than most peoples kids.  They allow pets with an upcharge and signed pet release form.

There is a park right down the street where we were able to walk Kyna which made it really convenient.  It was walking distance to the Horn Blower dinner cruise that my gf set up for us so that was a plus.

Unfortunately we got caught up at a prom that evening but other than that everything was great.  We stayed in a suite and had a view of the Bay Bridge.  It had a balcony where magic can happen.  The bed was very comfortable and the room very spacious.  It has a large bathroom with separate bathtub and shower.  Marble tile and very clean.  Modern A/V cabinet/closet combination with a fully stocked snack cabinet and  refrigerator bar.

We even had a night cap cocktail at the bar downstairs which had a very friendly bar staff who helped us decide on our drinks since they did not carry my 151.

We used the valet for our car and just kept it there all weekend.  We even went to brunch before we checked out at The Water Bar along the edge of the Bay Bridge to save a bit on parking.  We hiked a bit and was able to bring Kyna and still sit in the patio area.

Great weekend planned by my baby at a nice hotel with great staff.

I have been here before for business events and also a surprise birthday party for my mom's friend years ago.  I believe we had to use their parking garage for access to the tenant building next door when I used to work in San Francisco for a delivery.  Even the staff who served and allowed us acces on those occasions were helpfull and friendly.

I will definitely return to this hotel for future getaways.

12/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
344. Lizeth M.
Simply Lovely!! The staff was great, very friendly and warm!! We checked-In early and were still welcomed. We checked-In with Catherine and she seemed very genuine, sweet and professional all along!! I mean I demagnetized my keys twice, I know how embarrassing, but I was always helped by whoever was at the front desk with a sincere smile. Even the concierge, they were super nice, quick and very attentive with our request. I look forward to coming back and staying here again and again, I really do! It was an extremely convenient location. Right in the heart of Downtown, it had a Starbucks right across the street, Chinatown within walking distance, as well as clubs,bars, shops and restaurants of course!! I definitely recommend this hotel and its great location and can't wait to go back!!!! :)
Only thing that threw us off was the remodeling, we were a little confused at first as to the layout of the hotel, but then after a few hours we figured it out!!!
Thank you and I look forward to staying here soon!!! :)

03/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
345. Jen G.
This hotel is great for business travelers aiming to be near the financial district or folks who prefer to stay away from the tourist concentrated union square.

The lobby is chic, yet small and the rooms are furnished with modern decor.  

As with any large establishment, certain staff shouldn't be working there (I'm referring to you, "CJ" working at the bar with the permanent scowl on your face.  If you don't like serving people, then perhaps you should leave the hospitality industry.)

Housekeeping staff were very friendly and the checkin staff were as well.

19/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
346. Mickey B.
For the price we found other hotels to be a better value. Although the Meridian was clean and nice, the Financial district is NOT the place to be on the weekend. It is within walking distance to Pier Plaza and other activities although Many stores are closed, little activity and not much going on weekends other than in touristy areas. Lobby was small, most things were a $$ add on, older building with remodeled rooms have few windows and views are blocked by other buildings. Nothing gained by going to higher floors since view doesn't get better and you really have no windows to see out of. Pictures were far better than what is really there. I would not stay here again.

Plus: Great location, close to lots of restaurants and activities, gym, comfort of bed
Negative: Parking $54, Internet $12.95 for DSL speed, TV System very slow and difficult to change channels, small rooms, mis-configured with few windows, thin chincy towels, Bay views look at another building, balcony is only big enough for a single person

21/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
347. Mj G.
Love, love, loved this hotel.  We spent a long weekend here.  We came to check in early on a Friday and we were offered the option of waiting for a nicer room or checking in early and we decided to wait.  We got a room on the 20th floor with a beautiful view of the bay.  The Concierge was excellent and gave us lots of good recommendations. The entire hotel staff was great!!  The location was perfect for out of towners like us.  It is a few blocks to the ferry building and Chinatown as well as North Beach.  We would definitely stay here again.

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
348. Modie O.
We purchased a Groupon for a one night stay in the Executive King Room and free parking for $185. Valet service was quick. They provide a number to text when you would like your vehicle. Front desk check in was quick as well. However, they didn't explain to me their $100 hold policy until I saw it on my pending charges on my credit card, but a call cleared that up.
Last minute they accommodated my and a friend's reservation so we could stay near each other. It was a busy, full weekend and they were more than happy to make it work for us.
Rooms were spacious, clean, and bright. I think they forgot to add more hand and face towels to the rack but we didn't feel the need to call down for them. The hotel is also conveniently located right next to the wedding venue we were in town for, The Bentley Reserve.
We  had drinks at the bar before and after the wedding. The bartenders were very friendly and engaging. We closed the bar down but they made us feel welcome to carry on with our visit.
I feel we got a great deal at a great hotel!

17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
349. Tara G.
Had a great two night stay at this hotel the weekend of Valentine's Day... they were just finishing up construction, but it never seemed to be noisy or bothersome. I had a Groupon which came with FREE Wi-fi and two free drinks at the bar (small, but the drink were great!)

GREAT location in the Financial District... just a few minutes walk to the Ferry Building, the metro/BART station, and about a two mile walk to Pier 39.

We stayed on the 8th floor and did not hear any street noise at all... I am a veeeery light sleeper so I always bring a personal fan with me to drown out noise, I'd say do that just in case... the bed was VERY comfortable... I never wanted to get up. Very clean/modern room, big bathroom, nice and magnified vanity mirror, the mini bar had lots to choose from!

I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again!

FYI... right across the street (one embarcadero) is a 24 hour secure/covered parking garage... $32/day! Use it... it will save you paying $55 for hotel valet and waiting for your car at the valet stand for 20 minutes!

28/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
350. Ruben G.
This review is my opinion of Le Meridien San Francisco, based on our stay there.  Having stayed at Le Meridien in Budapest earlier this year, we expected a similar experience here in San Francisco, but we were disappointed. The front-end staff, including the valet, are less professional, evidenced by both their  demeanor and appearance. They appear to be trained to a lower standard than their European counterparts.

We attempted to check in slightly after 3pm, the advertised check-in time, but neither of our two rooms were ready.  Consequently, one room was "upgraded" to include a view and I was asked to leave my mobile number so that the staff could call me when the other room was ready, which was to be by 3:30pm. Of course, the call never came so I ended up having to go back to the front desk and wait in line to see the clerk to inquire about the other room, which by that time was ready. I was told that the reason I was not called was because "things got busy."

The rooms are okay, though the walls let sound through so you can actually make out entire conversations your neighbors are having.  Some street noise makes its way in, even up to the 17th floor, but only the sirens are annoying. The Nakamichi CD player is a nice touch (it has an auxiliary input so you can plug in your player with a 1/4" plug). No refills on the small soap bars, shampoo, or plastic cups were provided throughout our stay, so bring your own. Our room had the banner that hangs on and describes the complimentary bottle of water, but no bottled water was ever present.

Had it not been for the fact that we were celebrating the recent marriage of my sister (one half of the other couple that was traveling with us), we would have checked into another place, where we feel more value could have been gotten for our hard-earned money.

Valet parking was a little over $60 a night. That seemed high to its. The valet directed us to park around the corner at a public parking, where we paid $32 a night.

Update: Although we never did get soap or plastic cup refills, we did finally get a complimentary water bottle in the room, on the third day. We stayed a total of four nights.

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
351. Anju B.
The service here is fantastic. We booked this hotel for my sister's surprise engagement celebration. The entire staff helped us with the surprise plan. The people at the concierge desk went out of their way to make the day perfect. I'm giving four stars because I expected the lobby/amenities to be a tad fancier for the price. But in terms of service, it's 5 stars all the way.

09/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
352. Mike V.
Bed 5. (if there was a 6, they'd get it)

Room size (corner) 5.

Front desk... 3. (actually tried to say the reason we couldn't borrow one of the forgotten android chargers for an hour was because people take the (iPhone) ones [clearly wasn't listening] and never give them back. Um. so what are you doing there, collecting them and selling them wholesale from a truck behind Radio Shack?)

Street noise...2 (shocking loud for being several floors up. really need to work on that for such a nice hotel)

Bathroom. 5 starts for size and amenities. 1 for privacy. they had a sliding door which has gaps all around it. GOOD LUCK if you are with someone that you AREN'T ridiculously comfortable with or absolutely stuck with (aka married to).

Room service... surprisingly good. almost a 4. quesadilla was solid, chicken with gruyere and roasted red pepper was too.

11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
353. Jennifer H.
I really enjoyed my stay here its very well placed and close to almost all the main spots you'd want to see very nice location and nice hotel , with the exception that half of our fridge and food drawer had been half consumed already which makes me think they did not clean the room very good!!! before we checked in. i had to call to make sure we wouldnt get charged for those items. Also they hit u with alot of fees that dont tell you about till you get the bill!   I would stay here again its a nice hotel nice little bar inside aswell if you want to chill. We were in the 20 and up floors very high! nice view besides the earthquake that happened that night!

08/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
354. Kathy B.
I visit San Francisco often and always stay in different hotels. Le meridien had the best service I've ever experienced. They gave me a late checkout of 2:00pm which never happens anywhere else. The staff could not have been friendlier and the breakfast was very delicious.

13/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
355. Marie F.
I can only comment on the business services and conference rooms, as I haven't stayed in the guestrooms. The location is great and the conference rooms are more than adequate for daylong meetings. Staff is attentive and quick to address issues (like overzealous air conditioning). A downside is the lack of view in some rooms - someone decided to build conference rooms overlooking the concrete signage at the front of the hotel, but then again, you're there to work, not stare out of the window, I suppose.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
356. Malani M.
Valet stole my money. I have a little purse attached to my keys that had a hundred dollar bill in it and it was missing when I needed it. Unfortunately it was too late for me to report it to the hotel so I figured the least I could do is warn everyone about it. Don't leave visible money in your car or attached to your keys. I feel very stupid for thinking that a four star hotel valet was above that. Don't make the same mistake I did.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
357. kelly l.
Id give this place a zero if I could. Seriously..this is the second time I've been here where we get complaints for being too loud on a Friday night at 9pm, mind you. Who comes to San Francisco and expects a quiet night in a downtown hotel anyway? Ear plugs or S San Francisco would be a great alternative.  Since when is it a crime to get together in a hotel, drink some champagne & laugh a little...this place is ridiculous...not in a good way.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
358. Andre S.
I'm spending the night here with my beautiful fiancé .. We loved the decor and the view of the bay :) ... Looking forward to having a few drinks at one of the bars in the building and having an amazing time. The receptionist Brenadette was so helpful. We got to check in two hours early and her customer service was excellent !! Someone give her a raise and promotion NOW!

15/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
359. Helen S.
Pros:
- clean room
- nice bathrooms
- neighbors were loud, so the bf requested a room change and they obliged
- good view I guess, depending which room you're given

Cons:
- no coffee maker in the room, and coffee was out when I tried to get some downstairs
- some rooms don't have mini fridge
- elevators are slow and play bad music :(
- expensive wifi
- hella expensive parking

13/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
360. Amy R.
Stayed here on a Groupon voucher with another couple visiting from Canada.  We've stayed @ many accommodations over the years and must say this one came #2 behind the Fairmont Scottsdale.  Not only was service good from the valet to reception to luggage, but we were quite impressed with our room.  From the view of the bay (as well Nob Hill and Bay Bridge), to the cleanliness, smart layout plus the modern and well designed bathroom, wow!  
Only 3 blocks away from Chinatown, being in the Financial district, staying here on a Saturday night was just perfect...not to mention there is an Elephant & Castle and Starbucks across the street.  Well situated!!!  We way opted for the additional $20 to include parking and of course that's well below the regular parking price so that was an added bonus!
The ONLY complaint (which is the reason for my 3-star rating) was the adjoining door could use an upgrade (soundproof) as our neighbours were quite disruptive every time they were awake in their room...plus music, to loud voices etc.  Unfortunately, they were loud enough to be bothersome for us as next door neighbours but not to be disruptive or be heard in the hallway...didn't sleep as well as we could have...
Will look to come back again on a Groupon special...hopefully soon.

31/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
361. Kevin S.
[PREAMBLE: So, as a consultant and weekly traveler, I figured it was time to now start reviewing the hotels I have stayed in over the past year (I will only be reviewing hotels I have stayed in at least twice).  To provide a little background, I am Starwood Platinum, Marriott Silver, and Hilton Gold, so I expect to be treated well anytime I stay at one of their properties.]

Corporate rate I pay at this property - $219/night

VIBE:  (3 stars) - The hotel bar is very small but nice, could use more TV's.  The location is great, 5 minutes from the Embarcadero BART and close to plenty of restaurants and close to Equinox.  There are better vibes at the W or Westin St Francis.

ROOMS: (4 stars) - I typically get upgraded here so I guess that helps a lot.  The bathrooms are large with separate standing showers.  Most of the upgraded rooms, while not suites, having sizeable sitting areas and good views.  Beds are super comfortable.

SERVICE:  (4 stars) - The staff here is very helpful to me but I have heard mixed reviews from coworkers and friends who have stayed here. They are great with water and newspaper delivery as well as one off requests and concierge reservations.

Ancillaries:  (3.5 stars) - The room service and gym are great here, but the inernet is spotty at best.

The Bottom Line -  The location and rooms at this hotel are hard to beat for the rate, especially traveling for business.  This and the Westin St Francis are my two main business hotels in SF for a reason.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
362. Dexter H.
Uh one of the most modern, gorgeous hotels I've ever been to. Great style, classy as hell. Cool rooms. I didn't stay here only visited, but I've been to several hotels in the city and this is the only one I've made a note of to come back to.

14/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
363. Hanna L.
If I found another deal that would give me 2 nights in this modern boutique hotel in an Executive King Suite for $400 total, I would snatch it.

Like they say in real estate, location is king, and it really is. The more central a location is to where you want to go, the less stressful a trip is. We were able to walk to most places, and the rest we taxi'd, all while our car was safely parked with valet: normally $56/night with in and out privileges..with the deal, free.

When we got home at night, a quiet (rare in SF) and beautiful room with a neat and comfy bed was always waiting for us along with a clean tub to soak in...and if we couldn't fall asleep there was an amazing view of the city and bay bridge.

Internet costs $13/night extra, but no worries that's why smartphones were invented, to beat the system.

Overall, (if there wasn't a deal) this place is a bit pricey for the room itself, but for those looking to travel to SF, it's in a great central location around SF's hot spots.

TIP: Many reviews have complained about not being able to use the refrigerator and having to go to the lobby for coffee. This can be remedied by asking to have your fridge emptied out and a coffee pot delivered to your room at no additional cost.

10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
364. Annie T.
We stayed in the studio suite - it was very spacious and well appointed. The service was end to end fantastic.

Two things left me wanting more:

1) The bed was hard as nails. I woke up in the morning with a stiff neck and a back in pain. We stayed the night before at the Marriott on 4th/Market and it was light night and day. Had to actually get a massage to help get kinks out.
2) The bed was made with the desk stationary kit thing made into the bed. This actually made me think that perhaps the bed was made without changing the sheets... don't know? The worst part about it - in the stationary set was a letter from the manager to a prior guest staying in the same room. I didn't need to see that.... I also didn't get a note so was like... wt...?

With this much competition in the Financial District, they really do need to upgrade the quality and comfort of the beds.

12/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
365. Aaron B.
Spent a few nights at the hotel. It was very clean and modern. I really liked the bathroom with granite tops and a wide bathtub. Kinda weird but there wasn't a fan in the bathroom. The layout of the room was large and spacious with a few nice chairs. I feel wifi should be included with the price tag. Parking is $54 a night which is to be expected for sf. We managed to snag street parking for the evening and worked some magic. Good value with Priceline, I wouldn't have booked it without their deal.

25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
366. Mmj T.
Bought a Groupon for Le Meridien Sf. Beautiful hotel, luxury feel and service.
Cons: 1) parking at the hotel costs 54$ a day plus 8$ city tax. I felt as though I was robbed. We paid this the first night but then found street parking a street away in front of Prague Cafe. I highly recommend looking around before paying this outrageous parking cost.
2) there is no pool or jacuzzi which was a disappointment and somewhat of an expectation from a luxury hotel.

Pros:
1) all staff were profesdional, friendly, and helpful
2) gym is clean and has new equipment with a TV on each tredmil. They supplied head phones,  water, apples, and towels
3) bed is extremely comfy

overall enjoyable experience, would recommend the hotel but warn about parking

01/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
367. Gene H.
This may be a long read, but worth it. Hopefully, I can leave this review without adding ANY stars. I bought a Groupon for a one night's stay. I  called the hotel and told them I was sick. I came down with a bout of Bell's Palsy. I asked them if they could waive their 48 hour cancellation policy and I would like to reschedule at a later time. The person I spoke  with said that there was an email sent to someone who  could handle this and I would hear back. 3+ weeks later and no email, and I was still charged $179.00. I spoke to Groupon, they told me to read their "fine print". I did and understand almost all hotels have a cancellation policy. They told me to contact the hotel and then the ping pong game began. All in all, Nihada ( hotel customer rep.) told Groupon  that they  would  NOT honor a refund. I'm still disappointed,though. I figured there were special  circumstances once in awhile. I thought customer service was important. Yeah, I have to leave a rating, so it's 1 star.

13/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
368. Leslie K.
Ask for the winter special - free wireless and parking.

The hotel has lobby construction so getting to the room involves two elevators and it's a bit of a pain but I suspect all this will soon change. I've stayed here twice. The first time I had a 2-room suite and I thought that's what I would have this time but I didn't. At least the room had an incredible view.

For some reason this hotel chooses not to have a little coffee maker in the room. I had to request a separate microwave. They serve coffee in the lobby until 9 am. There is a Starbucks around the corner.

23/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
369. Jen B.
Upon arrival I asked the reception to give me a room away from the elevator because I am a light sleeper. She agreed to accommodate me as we joked and laughed about what light sleepers we both are. She told me she always requests the same when she travels.

It was a beautiful, large room. I have no complaints about anything to do with the room, but she gave us the room directly next to the elevator. Not only was it next to the elevator, but the head of the bed shares the wall with the same wall as the elevator! I could hear the swooshing of the elevators going by all night. Not cool. Either she has no idea how the hotel is configured, or she was trying to be rude to me. Either way, we had a tough time sleeping.

17/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
370. Tasha T.
Worst hotel I've stayed at. Parking is 70 a night, valet service is horrible- curbed the car and damaged the rim. They offered to comp us for parking and to fix the rim, but once we filed a claim they revoked their offer on comping the parking. Your better off staying at a cheaper hotel.

29/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
371. Jimmy G.
We stayed at the Meridien for 4th of July weekend. We loved it!

Our rooms were extremely clean and were cleaned well everyday. The staff was very accommodating during check in and check out. I was able to store my bag in the lobby and they were very helpful when I lost my tag.

Our views were great though we couldn't open our balcony doors (I suppose due to safety issues).

The location was great. We were close to all the train lines at the Embarcadero Center. The mall, Ferry building, and a few dining areas were right around the corner.

29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
372. JC W.
Nice business hotel.  I had a great view of the SF bay.  Parking is really expensive $54 per night.  Walk to Ferry Plaza 10 minutes.  This hotel is across the street from the Embarcadero Center.  Starbucks is on the corner.  No microwave in the room  no  comp coffee or coffee pot in room.  Overall nice.

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
373. Nen Q.
Clean and modern hotel with fantastic customer service.

Loved how the hotel was walking to local bars and restaurants, embarcadero, starbursts and the mall!!!

Our rooms were extremely clean and were cleaned well every day. The  staff was very accommodating during check  in and check out. I was able to store my bag in the lobby and they were very  helpful.

16/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
374. Robert R.
Great views of the city, cool swanky lounge, close to everything...of course parking sucks it's the financial district of SF

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
375. Sarah N.
We booked through Hotwire and I must say we were extremely pleased with our experience! We pull up and YES there's a Starbucks right across the street. Parking garage was only 33 bucks so we didn't have to worry about parking along the street. We were assisted by the lovely Jenna who provided us with stellar service! We were so lucky to have been upgraded to a corner room King suite, balcony, city view with a fully stocked fridge and plenty of snacks which we took full advantage of. In room service was also a plus, staff is excellent very professional. We ordered room service, I enjoyed my mushroom burger. The only bummer to our stay was their late night night menu. My husband wanted the pepperoni and sausage pizza they had listed on the menu but the kitchen wasn't open...quite confusing considering it's listed on the menu. He ended up ordering the grilled chicken panini sandwich with chips. We slept comfortably with no disturbances. I'd stay here again and again!

17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
376. Pamela G.
The hotel is currently in the midst of renovations which should be completed by January 2013. I'm sure when they're finished, it will be an amazing place. The rooms are comfortable, clean and spacious with a great view from the floor I was on (16). It's definitely a great spot for business travelers. Close to Chinatown, the Embarcadero and Ferry Building as well.

The thing that stood out was the service, especially from manager Elisa. She was so helpful and I just wanted to give her hugs.

This is a Starwood hotel, so if you're member, you'll definitely love this place as they take care of them!

03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
377. Jennifer T.
I had friends from SoCal visiting and they picked Le Meridien to stay at.  The staff is so friendly and I wasn't even part of the group staying there (i was just visiting).  Doors were always opened for me and they upgraded my friends to a suite.

I've stayed in SF hotels before and SF hotels are like SF aparments....tiny.....so it was really surprising that the suite was actually really large for SF.  The decor is modern and clean and I would definitely recommend that people stay here.

You get what you pay for I guess and I get that Le Meridien is on the pricey side, but for great service and comfort, it might be worth it to stay here.

09/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
378. Crystal H.
We came here for PZ's NYE Midnight Fantasy Ball and also booked a room through PZ. Our room was $356 but it came with the party tickets, so it was really worth it. Normally, the price of the room is around that price already.

Nice hotel! They do hold about $100 for some reason when you check in so make sure you have a credit card or enough money.

The staff and maids were very friendly.

Our king bed room on the 21st floor was nice and clean when we arrived. It's a decent sized room.

There's a big stash of stuff like alcohol, grooming, and  intimate stuff in one of the drawers and a lot more alcohol and other beverages in the refrigerator. But of course you have to pay, but very convenient if you need.

There's a radio with CD player for music. Big screen tv, a couch, a desk with chair, and a nice bathroom.

For the PZ party, it was on the 3rd floor and it was a private party so no one else could come without paying beforehand. The party was 2 floors. I guess it was 2nd and 3rd floor but 3rd floor was the main room. Nice outside patio to watch the fireworks.

We had a very nice stay here. We would be happy to come back.

02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
379. Andy K.
I wanted to like this hotel, but a lot of things were off during my stay.

Positives:
-Prime location in the Financial District, near the Embarcadero
-Views can be nice
-Comfortable bed
-Granite bathrooms
-Free Illy Coffee in the morning
-Room was clean and housekeeping was responsive to requests

Negatives:
-Bell service did not deliver my bag for over an hour. I had to go downstairs and get it myself.
-Bedroom heater was not working and it was a cold night.
-3 of 4 elevators broke during my stay. Being on the 22nd floor, the elevator took forever coming up, and it stopped on every floor down to pick up passengers.
-The tub was broken and by the time I realized it, it was too late and inconvenient to switch rooms.
-Front Desk staff is not friendly, and they are pretty incompetent.
-BART station is a few blocks away and it can be shady walking at night

Would I stay here again? No.

30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
380. Brannon H.
Rooms are fine, but nothing special. Good location and very nice staff. Would stay again if price was right. One weird thing... Our beds didn't have top sheets on them, just comforters. They said this was "normal" for them but I've never stayed in a nice hotel where you only had a comforter. Just not my style

03/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
381. James M.
We stayed here for a few days recently. The hotel is aesthetically pleasing for the most part and is somewhat convenient to the major attractions. However, I requested a quiet room due to some PTSD issues I have. The management apparently didn't take my request seriously and put us right next to some very loud partiers that were screaming in the wee hours of the morning. The walls were thin as paper that exacerbated the situation. Will not be staying here again.

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
382. Sara S.
As frequent business travelers, we have previously enjoyed Le Meridien and Starwood properties, but the professionalism and service during our latest Friday night stay at Le Meridien San Francisco were grossly below expectations.

Le Meridien has been the the target of organized labor protests that severely affect guests. The management is being deceptive to guests by not disclosing this. Bullhorn wielding union protestors began a loud, hour-long demonstration aimed at the hotel at 7:00am Saturday morning. When I called the front desk 30 minutes in, I was told "there's nothing we can do" and "they do this all the time". If the latter is true, this should have been disclosed at booking and checkin time. We were placed in Room 505, and protestors stood directly under our window on the pedestrian bridge, shouting for guests to check out. We were not given notice at checkin that a disturbance was likely to occur, although, as several staff members said the next day, "they do this all the time". Staff declined to move us to a higher/quieter room. We moved to the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway for the next three nights of our trip.

I have written to Hotwire to make them aware of severe disruptions in service at Le Meridien SF and to request that it be removed from inventory until the issue is resolved.

[Update 3/4/14] I received an email from Le Meridien's Director of Front Desk Operations, who apologized for the incident and processed a credit for the stay through Hotwire.

25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
383. Anna T.
If I am going to be paying over 200 dollars a night for a hotel (which is even more than I spend in Vegas), I expect to be greeted when I walk in. On top of not being greeted, when I walked to the front desk, I was just given a rude glare from the front desk woman. I told her that I would like to check in, and she replied with a "uh..... Okay?" As if I was not welcome. The first impression is definitely the most important. The little things like this is what stops a hotel from being a great hotel. The only one thing that I was happy about during my visit was that I called the night before asking if I could check in early in the morning. Because the hotel was not all booked, they allowed me to do so. I did appreciate that.

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
384. John M.
I do a lot of travel and book a lot of travel for my team. We chose Le Meridien to stay at due to it's availability, location to our office, and past experience. I booked 8 rooms for the week which came out to be a little over $8000. A week before our stay, my company had decided to change our meeting dates. Unfortunately Le Meridien would not refund or even give us a credit for this $8000 charge. Le Meridien has two rates: Refundable and non refundable rates. This would have been good to know about in advance as we lost out on $8000. To make this worse, the hotel accidentally changed my credit card twice and it took them 6 days to refund the money. $16,000 is a big hit on my card. You might say, with all these issues, why would I rate this hotel a 4? Well, the service and hotel itself was top notch. I personally ended up staying at the hotel all week. Specifically, one of the sales managers, Sonia, did an excellent job helping me to make the best of the situation. The rooms were clean, quiet, and the window shades allowed you to completely black out the rooms so no light could get in. The front desk people were friendly and were willing to help me out with no questions. This week was an abnormally busy week for the hotel due to some conferences in town, but even with all the stress of being so busy, they still gave me excellent service. I would say the only other item I could think of that was not great was the onsite bar service. Prices are high which should be expected and the bartenders were clearly not happy to be working there and came off fairly rude when taking orders. Other than that, I would recommend this hotel to someone staying in SF in the financial district areas.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
385. Patrick F.
I fell in love with this hotel. We got some sort of weekend deal, and while I can't remember the exact price, I remember being blown away at everything we received for the price.

So the hotel is beyond nice, and the location is great and central to public transportation and all the sites you'd want to see in San Francisco. The staff were amazing, and all in all, it was a great weekend getaway for my girlfriend and I! I'd suggest it for a friend with no hesitation.

28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
386. Blake C.
Not a bad hotel for the price! Only a few blocks from Embarcadero and there's a nice pub across the street. This hotel is near a club so weekends you will hear the thumping! I was on the 13th floor and heard it.
Nice rooms and nice modern look to the hotel. Only negative I had was with the staff or lack there of. They have staff, but they're too busy talking amongst themselves. I literally had to interrupt their conversation to check in. Also, they have up my booked room because I didn't check in until 9pm. So they had to upgrade me, but that's not cool. Why would I book for you to give my room away?
Also I asked for a late checkout and the lady was rude that I was asking. She worked in the morning, I don't remember her name but was just rude. And then when I was waiting for my car, I waited for over 20 minutes, I went out front and noticed it was ready but no one notified me. So I grabbed my keys and left. Again, staff here is horrible, but nice hotel.
I will only stay again if I need a cheaper rate.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
387. Sean D.
This hotel represents a good value for the money. It's in the financial district so it's a bit of a ghosttown on the weekend, but the hotel is clean and modern and close to the Ferry Bldg and embarcadero so well situated if you're interested in things that direction of town. If you're looking for small boutique hotel charm this would not be your place, but if you want a nice hotel at a decent room rate this is worth a look

01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
388. Earl G.
Modern, sleek, bouitque hotel located along the Embarcadero.

Came for an offsite and I appreciated how even though we're downtown, there wasn't much noise from the foottraffic and cars below. Completely different experience from a hotel in Union Square.  

The main lobby has a modern look and feel with enough lounge areas to hang out. There's an intimate bar, Bar 333, for drinks which wasn't very crowded.

We were mainly on the 2nd floor conference areas but we had food from their restaurant on the 3rd floor, Park Grill. The food was ok.

Breakfast - hot foods: bacon and scrambled eggs, yogurt, pastries.
Snacks - Hummus, crackerjacks, fresh fruit, cliff bars, Starbucks coffee, Tazo tea
Lunch - Hearty American comfort food like mushroom ravioli, salmon filets with a red pepper risotto, cream of mushroom soup, etc. Tiramisu and brownies for dessert.

Beside being across from the Embarcadero shops, you're walking distance to the Ferry building, Washington Park, the great restaurants of the Fidi, Chinatown and Broadway. They let our meeting early so I was able to finish some Christmas shopping across the street.

Would recommend to tourists looking for a more relaxed downtown hotel experience but still close to all the sights.

17/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
389. Jay R.
This is normally our go-to place if we need a place to stay in the city. I love how this place is located next to EVERYTHING. Nothing beats an early morning stroll through the city to go to the Ferry Building's farmers market.

So far I've never encountered any issues with either the rooms or the staff here, so hopefully that stays the same. The beds are very comfy and the pillows feel like you are sleeping on clouds. Some of the rooms are also pretty big if they have a separate room for the office. One time they gave us free breakfast vouchers ($30 worth per person) and that was icing on the cake for me. We were planning on eating a quick breakfast at Mickey D's, but this made our breakfast a tad bit classier.

Almost booked a room here again recently because some friends wanted to meet up for a birthday party, but all the talks about the hotel renovations/construction made me book another hotel. We still came by to see what all the fuss was about and it seems like their whole lobby is under construction, so the entrance is somewhere else. Still, a perfect place for Starwood members looking to get some points and also pretty good prices given the quality of the hotel.

03/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
390. Ramin A.
Stayed here this past week for an anniversary night. It was a last minute booking (Monday afternoon for Monday evening) and the hotel was actually very nice and accommodating. I would've given them 4 stars overall (parking) but they made up for it with a complimentary upgrade (standard room to a studio suite) without me saying anything about parking. I ended up using a garage around the corner from the hotel. The stay was great, the staff (from what I experienced) was courteous and helpful, and the quality of the room was pretty good. I typically don't stay in a hotel unless I'm in Vegas, so I must say I was impressed with the quality of it. And the fact that it had a shower AND a tub (not a combination) was nice. One negative on the room, is that the shower head is more accommodating for someone who is 5'5" and not 6' tall, other than that, keep up the good work Le Meridian!

30/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
391. Angel L.
I loved this hotel.  The bell service was prompt, the concierge was knowledgeable and eager to please even if a little unkempt with the hair (maybe that's why she was so good at her job?), the front desk took care of every question and request, and even the modern chi-chi bar we had a little lunch in was accommodatingly warm.   The beds were hmm mmm good.  Aside from the modern feel which I adore, what really makes this place are its staff.  

I self-parked after the valet honestly answered my questions admitting they used the same parking lot, as well as happily used the free wifi in the lobby.  The only thing that haunted me, and yes, haunted is THE word was LM01.  

What is LM01 you may ask?  LM01 is the Le Meridien signature scent meant to mimic the smell of old books.  However to my tiny twitchy nose, it smelt more like old church and virgins about to get burned.  Think patchouli, candles and hmm, maybe singed hair.  Don't get me wrong, it gave the place character.  Like you're in a lounge where a hot monk might just wander by to ravish you for improper worship. After dripping candle wax on you because you're bad.  Or something like that.  

Note:  there are indeed obliging ravishers but they were neither monk-like by their stares, and disturbingly coupled.  So more annoying than disturbing.  Still the clientele are pretty good, everyone was mainly quiet and about their business, and if your olfactory senses aren't as heightened as mine, even LM01 may be a different experience for you.

I would definitely come back.

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
392. Bobby B.
I rate this a 1. The place is nice location is aight. But what truly makes it a 1 is that it at 7:00 am I get a rude awakening from a group of 4 protesters yelling on top of there lounges for an hour or so. Morr worse I don't even think they care about the coustumers I went down stairs to complain nd they didn't even apologize or do anything for the trouble. DO NOT STAY HERE!

22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
393. Hilary H.
In all honesty, I was a little disappointed in Le Meridien. While the check-in process was easy and extremely accommodating, for the money (and 'upgrade') the room was small and quite plain. The shape was awkward, especially for two people, and there was very little actual room.

The beds were very comfortable and the hotel is very clean, but there's nothing really remarkable about Le Meridien at all. I suppose if you're in town for business and need a clean, somewhat elegant hotel with no frills to stay in, this is a good option. Again, the staff is very helpful and that's the outstanding feature, for sure.

05/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
394. Rayandra S.
I am giving this property 3 stars because of a situation that occurred that was improperly handled, in my opinion.  The rooms are nice and your typical Le Meridien style.  The bar is lively and the bartenders are very good.  However, when I retrieved my car from the valet, I noticed that items had been stolen.  I reported this immediately to the front desk and received no follow up response.  I would be very concerned valet parking my car in the future or even staying here in the future.

27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
395. S R K.
I loved this hotel. The concierge was very nice and polite. He gave me a room on 23rd floor and offered helpful tips ! The location is great, the staff is great, the complimentary coffees in the morning from Illy is wonderful ! The room itself is cozy and upscale.

The day my wife and I stayed, we were lazy to walk out in the night and grab food, so we decided to order off Le Meridien's menu. That was a mistake: We ordered a pizza (10") that was billed at around $25 after you add everything ! This was absolutely the worst ever pizza made. You cannot go wrong with a pizza but this one was atrocious: Soggy, cold, overflowing with tomato juices, loaded with uncooked cheese, and the list goes on. Also since this is in the financial district, you're not going to find anything to eat very many options in the evening, so be aware of that. Next time we stay here in this hotel (which we will), we'll probably take some food to go !

04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
396. Manda Bear B.
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         I stayed here often because of work, but this past few times were pleasure, recently it was NYE, my best friends were in town. We stayed and it was walking distance to a New Year party we attended.

          Being a Starwood Preferred Guest, they matched price for you. I found a cheaper price online, and SPG matched it up my rate at Le Meridien San Francisco, but 10% OFF, that was a deal.

        The always offer me the balcony room, corner, spacious, with the view of the Bay Bridge, and Soma beautiful lighting buildings at night.  Comfortable bed, good bath amenities, shower, bathtub, marbled bathroom, big screen TV, coffee maker, and work desk.

          Le Meridien San Francisco Hotel location is very convenient, walking distance to the Ferry Building, SOMA, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco Shopping Center on Market and 5th Street and many great restaurants here (Michael Mina, Perbacco, Fifth Floor, One Market, Boulevard, La Mer, Slanted Door, etc.)

          Service was good but there's room for improvement, especially for return customers.

         A few things to take in consideration: Le Meridien San Francisco is going through construction now, very odd entrance; only 1 elevator to go up to the second floor where registration is at; then another elevator to your room. Imagine in the morning of a convention day, 1 elevator to go down to street, expect to wait for awhile and at 5 PM, you can smell everybody sweat in that sardine packed elevator!

        Oh, and valet parking is $55 plus TAX! Internet is $12 plus TAX!

24/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
397. Diosa B.
Two girlfriends and I were coming in to town this weekend to go watch a show Saturday night and after much searching beforehand, we decided the Le Meridien looked like an awesome deal. $160 for Saturday night, great reviews on TA, good location (we love the Ferry Building down the road), on and on.

Before booking, we called and talked to someone at the front desk. We asked if it was possible to get a rollaway in a double room, since we are three grown women and didn't exactly feel like spooning one another in a full size (not queen size) bed after a night out on the town.  The front desk agent assured us that rollaways are no problem in double rooms-- we just would have to pay a $25 fee for the convenience of a cot. We explained that our ability to get that third bed is what was going to make us choose them over another property and the agent again assured us that the cot is not a problem in a double room on their property. She even said that because weekends are so slow for them (the Financial District is busy is busy on weekdays, not weekends) , we didn't even need to worry about notating our request on our reservation, because they always had an abundance of rollaways on weekends. Rollaways she assured us are available for double rooms.

So, we booked the reservation. Last week, just to be 100% sure that this rollaway thing wasn't an issue, I called *again* to confirm the logisitics here. I spoke to a gentleman at the front desk who promised me it was definitely not a problem. "We put rollaways in double rooms all the time, it's no issue at all! Just pay the extra $25 at check in and you're good to go."

Needless to say, after checking in, we were not good to go. Despite having two completely separate discussions about this issue, weeks apart, with two totally different front desk agents, we were shut down by the unfriendly woman working the front desk Saturday afternoon. I wish I had caught her name, because she is absolutely hands down the most rude, unhelpful front desk agent I've ever encountered (and feel free to check out my TripAdvisor cred, I'm a regular world traveler).

Here's what happened:
Me: "So, we would like to pay the $25 to get the rollaway, since there are 3 of us in the room."
Her: "Mmmm, yeah. . .. we can't do that."
Me: "I'm sorry?"
Her: "I was just thinking about it and, like, we can't put a rollaway in a double room. Fire hazard, you know?"
Me: "Well, we called before booking our reservation and once last we--"
Her: "Yeah, fire hazard."
Me: "Like I was saying, we called two different times and were told it's totally a regular thing here to put a rollaway in a double room, we just have to pay $25 extra."
Her: "Not in a double. Absolutely not. We'll get fined."
Me: "Ok. Well, there are three of us. Are the beds at least queen size?"
Her "Mmm, nope. Full."
Me: "We booked this property with the understanding that the rooms had queen size beds *and* we could get a rollaway."
Her: "Sorry."
Me: "Ok. Is there anything we can do here? Something we can work out?"
Her "I guess we could send you some palettes, so you could make a bed on the floor. It's what we do when people bring kids."
Me: "The floor? Your solution is seriously that we sleep on the floor?"
Her: "Sorry, fire hazard."

Let's ignore the fact that the above literally makes no sense. There can't be a cot, but we can have a bed on the floor. . . just not on wheels. Ok.

Beyond that though, what was incredibly frustrating about that interaction (aside from the agent's frankly snotty, almost mocking tone) is that I flat out tried to figure out a way we could work something out. Maybe we have to pay a little extra and upgrade to a bigger room, I don't know. I've stayed at tons of hotels all over the world and this is the first time that a front desk agent refused to offer a solution to the problem. Heck, even if there wasn't anything she could do, surely she could offer us a free drink or something just to say sorry for the mixup-- and at least that way we could be a little liquored up for our spoonfest in a freaking full size bed.

Anyway, that whole interaction left a real bad taste in my mouth. One of my friends who had been standing there at the start of the interaction had to walk away, because she was so incredibly frustrated by that unprofessional woman's tone.

The hotel itself has a great location. The lobby is modern and well appointed. The elevators were incredibly slow. . . while there was a bank of 4, only one appeared to be running. After arriving back Saturday night from the show, we literally had to wait 15 minutes for the elevator.

The rooms are well-sized with comfortable beds, though ours had lovely white stains streaking the bedskirt (ew). Our friends had a glorious view on the 21st floor, but on the 9th, we were stuck looking into adjacent windows. Surely front desk lady could have at least given us a better room?

My advice: find somewhere else to stay.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
398. Bernadette T.
I bought a Groupon and stayed here over the weekend for my boyfriend's birthday. The hotel is very modern, which I liked. The room was very spacious, had a nice view, was in a great neighborhood, located very conveniently to the Ferry Building, and had a comfortable bed. We were up on the 22nd floor, which had a pretty nice view.

We were able to store our stuff at the front desk after check-out while we went to a Giants game.

I have no complaints, just two tips:
-Wear comfortable shoes so you can walk around
-I probably wouldn't plan on eating in the restaurant in the hotel. A side of bacon is $6.50 and breakfast items run around $20.

Overall, great hotel in a wonderful location.

09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
399. Jerry M.
Hotel is convenient, quiet, our room had good views of the bay.  However, not enough lighting in the room, there should be two reading lights-one on each side of the comfortable bed. Room is adequately sized, has full length mirrors  refrigerator, huge TV, adequate workspace if you are doing business here.  Downsides of the room are that the heavy wooden sliding bathroom door is one of the most ridiculous we have ever seen; it offers semi privacy to those doing business in there!  Bathtub is extremely slippery-use with caution!  Towel racks are placed inconveniently in relation to the tub and the sink.  Worst complaint is the lack of adequate lighting for reading in bed. Otherwise the room is clean, spacious and comfortable.  I don't think the room is worth the price of admission.  Would rate this hotel @ 3 stars because the staff is very pleasant and hospitable; however the room amenities are lacking as noted.  Joey DiCanine

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
400. Jordan S.
I found the staff at the hotel really helpful and nice, from check-in, to valet, to the doormen. The hotel itself is nice, I asked for an upgrade and got one free to a room on the top floor overlooking the Bay. Room was standard, and the bed a comfortable Westin bed. We got a good rate and I got Starpoints.
Location is great, except that at night, it's a bit deserted and creepy - but I ran a lot along the Embarcadero, which is only a few blocks away.
The protesters in the morning were horrible, I wanted to punch that woman in the face, stupid idiot on her bullhorn.
Anyways, I probably would choose something a bit further into the city next time, just because most locations in San Fran are great - let's face it, it's a beautiful city and there are so many fun places to stay. I can't handle being woken up by protesters.

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
401. Nicole B.
Last week I was taking a standby flight to San Francisco, and didn't know if I'd get into the city on my first try. When I did, I booked an express deal on Priceline from the plane, and got the Le Meridien for a killer deal. It was easy to find from BART, the concierge desk was very helpful with tips on restaurants, and check-in was a snap. The lobby and bar are very fun and funky, and most of the people in the common areas were hip mid-30s professionals like me. Everyone seemed happy there, which is a good thing when you're traveling.

The room was spotless, with very nice linens and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was a bit cramped, but had everything I needed. There were nice extras in the room, like an umbrella for rainy days and a plush bathrobe (both of which were available for purchase). There wasn't much of a view from my room, but I'm sure the floors higher up probably had a nice view of the Embarcadero.

At the rack rate, it's pricier than I'd spend, but on a discount it's a great place to stay in SF.

20/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
402. Yayu L.
fortunately or unfortunately, i get the chance to stay in this hotel every other weekend for the last two years.  Rooms are up to standards - clean sheets, contemporary decor.  Furnishings are kept up to date - clean lines, they don't look worn out.   Location is great - a short walk to Ferry Building, Union Square, Little Italy, Chinatown.  Take your pick.  Here are some disappointments:

- thin towels.  nothing like thin, washed out towels after a shower to make you feel - the opposite of luxurious.

- hit or miss service.  some staff are friendly and helpful.  Some are just polite but not that interested in (improving) your experience.

-  there tends to be a lot of street noise (it's San Francisco after all) if you are on anything lower than the 18th floor.  We are preferred members of Starwood hotels, yet we don't always get put on the preferred floors. I understand this is availability and all.  But more often than not we are not on the preferred floors.  Normally this doesn't bother me but there has been a lot of construction since winter of '12 and ongoing til now.  Last time it was a construction crew that decided to work on a night shift.  This time it was a party at the venue next door until late, and then jack-hammering right below us since 7 am (it's been going on non-stop for 6 hours now, which prompted me to write this review).

Given it's convenient location, it's too bad that I wouldn't recommend my out-of-town guests to stay at this hotel.

23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
403. Kari S.
The best thing about Le Meridian is that the location is PRIME!  Must do: take a walk right down the Embarcadero to the Ferry Building.  The hotel is nice and lux and the beds are super comfy, but overall for the $$$ the rooms are showing a little too much wear for my taste.  

Parking is $61.00 a day too!  Ouch!

For luxury hotel accommodations you can't go wrong with a Starwood property and Le Meridian won't disappoint if you can spare the cash.

15/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
404. Braus M.
Like this place a lot!

I just stayed at another Starwood Hotel (tried something new) and it made me really miss Le Meridien!

Last time the BF and I stayed here was May of 2013. Previous to that, we had stayed twice in the 2012, I think.

I have only had positive interactions with the staff and the last time they offered us a free suite upgrade without us even asking, hinting, or thinking of such a generous gesture! The bathrooms are nicely sized and the beds are very comfortable. The lobby, rooms and general aesthetic is pleasant, with some classy elements - not too overdone.

Parking across the street is not a bad deal if you aren't into the valet option. I think it is $20 a day if my memory is correct.

We also have dined at their attached restaurant, Bar 333. Food was pretty good and just slightly overpriced for what it is. (This did not affect the stars given in this review as it is a separate entity.)

Love getting extra Starpoints for going green. Will definitely be back next time we go to SF!

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
405. Jen J.
I recently stayed here for work, this place was awesome! Modern décor, comfy beds and lots of pillows! The staff was very kind and helpful. It's located close to the pier and not far from anything, shopping, restaraunts... don't hesitate to book here!

17/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
406. Darren B.
For the price it was a good place to stay. Unfortunately we paid $120 for valet and they curb our rim. They offered to comp the cost and they filed a claim. Later we found out we had to pay for the parking if they filed a claim. It was absolutely ridiculous.

29/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
407. Jee H.
A solid 4 stars. I'm a Starwood fan and an Amex Starwood point whore and use them when I can. This is a cool location nestled just north of market and west of the embarcadero. It's what you'd expect of a le Meriden, maybe not quite as nice. Granted I've only stayed in a few others (I want to say in Thailand and Vietnam and those were pretty breathtaking). The wasn't anything spectacular but for a wknd it's fine.

The service was great. I got in at 10am Sat morning and they immediately got me a room. Didn't get a chance to check out any of the hotel amenities as I was in SF and wanted to be out and about, not in my room. It's a nice change of scenery from the hotels off market, soma, and union square. Definitely quieter.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
408. owen l.
This hotel is in the financial district but it's so convenient to broadway / north beach. You can just walk there. 5 min drive to market. It's next to a theater. There are so many restaurants too. The beds are so comfortable. I would stay here again!

23/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
409. Mary A.
Love this hotel. Located in North Beach close to the Embarcadero, it's walking distance to everything. Club 333 has a great happy hour Mon-Fri

30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
410. Micah E.
Le' Meridien is not worth it.

People outside with bullhorns shaming the customers who are checking in and even the ones stopping by for a quick drink after work. Spend your money somewhere else.

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
411. Jessica R.
My boyfriend and i stayed here this past weekend and i have to say i have never had better service than at Le Meridien! Everyone was really nice, patient and courteous, (except for the guest staying next door to us lol)  We arrived relatively early for our room and we were greeted with smiles and attentiveness :) We were pretty impressed with the service and were given our room keys almost instantaneously! The room we were in wasn't anything extravagant, we had a decent sized room with a king bed on the 8th floor. We were too tired to go out to eat, so we ordered in room dining. The price of our dinner was appropriate and we were a bit skeptical but once our food arrived (he ordered steak, french fries and vegetables while I ordered Chicken on a brick with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes) and we had our first bites, our doubts were instantly put to rest. Even the sweet man bringing in our food was attentive. We stayed for one night and i will be happy to stay here again if the opportunity ever presents itself. Our only complaint has nothing to do with the hotel, there was a guest next to us who played his or her music too loud and even woke us up from our sleep at midnight with it, we immediately called to place the complaint and the concierge told us he would be sending out security to handle it. Not 5 minutes later, we heard security knocking on the door next door and the music all stopped. We had a restful rest of the night in a comfortable bed with the perfect combination of soft and firm all in one pillow. Once we checked out, we texted the valet to bring our car around, which he did so in about 5 minutes, he even complemented my boyfriend on his car lol
My advice to the next guest: be prepared to tip EVERY body, they all work hard and everyone is so presentable that you will be impressed, i know i was!! I can't wait to return! :)

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
412. Bahman M.
Stayed one night with my two kids,
The adjacent room had the music on till
5:30am and the smell of marijuana impregnating the room.
Called the front desk twice, without any
resolution, when I explained to the front desk that we couldn't get any sleep on checking out,
I was offered points,  instead of addressing the problem, which was more disappointing.

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
413. Emm C.
I used ti avoid the sterility of hotel bars but now have a newfound interest in them because of the guests they draw and the promise of a buzz of people as well as people who presumably chose to visit this city you often take for granted. Plus when all places are closed for the holidays a hotel is sure to be open serving up drinks and smiles to travelers.
I've been here several times and enjoy the people watching, service and yum cocktails.

12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
414. Natasha S.
My favorite 4-stars hotel in San Francisco. I love staying at Le Meridien.
Courteous and helpful stuff, beautiful views, comfortable bed, crisp and really white bed sheets, modern simple design.
The lobby being under construction a while ago didn't bother me at all, it still was really well organised.
Any time I had special request for the front desk it have been done under 5 minutes.
Street meter parking always available around the area, PayByPhone is great application to have.
Great stay overall.

30/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
415. Sasha G.
The hotel is over priced for the amenities. No coffee maker in the room and their "luxurious" robe was thin, rough cotton. We paid $120 for two nights valet but the attendant wouldn't allow us to use a cart to get our luggage to our room. Overall just not impressed. We've stayed in the city many times before and have had far better experiences.

23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
416. Cece E.
Centrally located, this is a basic hotel about 4.5 blocks from the Embarcadero BART station. On a relatively quiet street, certainly quieter than Market Street. Moderate price, for San Francisco. Obstructed views of the Bay.

Comfortable beds, soft pillows and clean linens. However, towels are thin and rough. Also, missing a top sheet on the bed. Don't know how often they change the down comforter. Bathrobe available for use; however, found a slight stain on one sleeve.

Loved the old fashioned hotel phones by the elevators. Reminded me of the red phone in the old Batman TV series. Only thing missing was the glass cloche. "Hello, Commissioner Gordon? Na, na, na, na Batman!"

05/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
417. Chaper B.
This hotel charges your credit card prior to your stay,and  does not send a receipt so be sure to keep an eye on your bank card or you will not know if you've been charged.. They could not resolve my overcharge at the front desk because it was a Sunday. The email I received from the business manager came three days after i initial inquiry. I do not like being double charged and waiting to find a resolution which is still not forthcoming.  There are plenty of other great choices for hotels in San Francisco.

22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
418. Lex M.
DO NOT stay here!!! We just spent Friday night 8/1/14 at this hotel.  Apparent there was a strike against the hotel chain at 6 in the morning (union n non-union issues). It was loud n we were up in the 10th floor and it woke all of us up, including my two kids(1 & 3 years old).  I called n went down stair to talk to the front desk and all they said was that they were "sorry" and if I wasn't happy then I would have to call their manager on the weekdays. I was also told that it had been going on n off for over a month now.  I'm sure it will continue until they resolve their issues and who knows how long that will be.  It was a $300.00 plus/night (including $62.00 valet parking).  We would've been better off staying at a cheap motel.  Any cheap motel!! Stay if u like, but there's a chance this is going to happen to u n ur family. Wifi only available in the lobby.

04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
419. Kelvin B.
I have never been disappointed when I have stayed at SPG properties and this hotel was no different.  I am an SPG member so I stayed on a floor for SPG preferred guests (I feel so special) the room I got was fantastic. Room was large, very clean and offered great views of the city and the water.  It's a bit on the pricey side but I assure you that you will be getting what you pay for. The only thing I don't like are the prices for items in the mini-bar.  Holy shit snacks are the items expensive. I mean who the fuck is going to pay $6 for a bag of chips when I can just hop down to the 7-11 a few blocks away?

09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
420. Matt B.
Credit deposit: $100 and cash deposit: $350

^That was my tip

Using Hotwire, my girlfriend and I were able to swoop an extremely impressive room for about $245, taxes included.

Getting here was a no-brainer: Bart to Embarcadero, then a short 4 minute jaunt. The Wharf is a hop-skip-and'a-jump away, not to mention the delightful shopping center.

Due to lack of due diligence on my part, I didn't foresee the deposit would be that much but we got over it, considering the location.

Walking into our room, we felt like impromptu artists. The walls were littered with artistic eye candy. The bed frame (King-size) had what looked like a bunch of autograph scribbles; we scratched our chins and moved on to the view. In short, on the 17th floor, it was a spectacle. Black out curtains, marble bathroom, lemon crème bar of soap, fluffy robe.

Beds were fit for a King (see what I did there?). There's a full bar that meets you in the lobby. Location is ideal for tourists or celebrations for East Bay compadres.

In short, the hotel was delightful.

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
421. valj j.
HUGE rooms!  We were on the 17th floor and were able to see the fireworks on New Years Eve clearly from our room.  Centrally located, within walking distance of the Ferry Building, very close to China Town (too many steep heels to walk), and a quick cab ride to Union Square.  The staff was mediocre.  Nothing notable about any of them, really.  Lady checked us in with barely a smile and the doormen and valet seemed to size everyone up based on their perceived wallet size ;)  The bar is lovely but the drinks are very pricey.  A glass of wine and champagne were over $35...so we walked around the corner to a pub that reminded us of Cheers and had a royal ball.  The bar had decent food, great waitstaff, great atmosphere.

13/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
422. Jong K.
DO NOT stay here.

I stayed here for two nights and both nights were horrible.

The first day I was here, I found out there were two used towels lying in the bath tub which was pretty gross.

The second day I was here, I was gone for more than 10 hours and the room still wasn't cleaned when I got back.  

Parking:

As soon as I got here, the valet told me it would cost approximately $54 to valet my car for a 24-hour period.  I'm from Los Angeles and I'm used to paying for parking but $54 a day on top of our hotel fee??!!  I checked with the front desk to check if I still had to pay for valet even though I booked a room and they told me I had to pay for valet regardless.

So I parked in Chinatown (which was $27 for an entire day) and walked 20 minutes at 30 degree weather back to the hotel.  

As I was checking out, I found out on my itinerary that the hotel stay "includes parking."  When I asked the front desk (different lady) why the valet guy told me I had to pay, they just shrugged their shoulders and told me valet guys don't know what they're talking about.  Okay, if the valet guy didn't know what he's talking about, at least have the people at the FRONT DESK WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!!

In order to make my stay more miserable and it already was, when I called next day to inquire about a jacket I left behind in the room, the housekeeping conveniently didn't find anything in the room even though it was laying right next to the tv.  

I usually don't write Yelp reviews but I was prompted to do so by how insanely horrible service was in this hotel.  I cannot possibly fanthom why this hotel is a "four star hotel."

04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
423. Annie H.
They charged me for an additional night for $305 after I had already checked out and settled my bill that morning. Hahaha!!!

21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
424. Kerry K.
This hotel is in a great location, especially if you're in San Francisco for business. This would have been a 4 star review except for the following: the Internet was ridiculously slow. I was trying to download files for work and it took over 10 minutes to do so. Also, the woman at the front desk clearly had allergies or was under the weather and didn't use any hand sanitizer or anything while checking myself and my boss in. Gross. Also, the concierge couldn't answer a simple question about availability for a stay at a future date. You would think that they would want to secure a future reservation for someone who has obviously stayed at the property.

Other than those customer service complaints, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was average and I had a great view.

21/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
425. Lans S.
We kept it classy on our last night of our SF wedding wknd! We had a room reserved at Le Meridien, and upon checking in the concierge was so very kind enough to upgrade us once we told him we'd just gotten hitched! And upgrade he did.

Our room was p*mp! I mean, for real. Maybe one of the biggest and nicest rooms I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping in.

It was the perfect combo of classic, minimalist decor w/the right amount of tasteful artistic touches. I loved it.

And... when I left my fave Morgan Carper silk blazer in the closet (rushing to check out), the housekeeping services managed to locate it a few days later and ship it back to me in NYC. I was ecstatic.

Amazing service. My fave SF hotel.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
426. Sherry T.
Clean & Modern hotel with fantastic customer service.
Loved how the hotel was walking distance to local bars and restaurants, Embarcadero, starbucks and the mall!
The hotel itself has a very classy bar downstairs by the lobby where a nightcap of gin and tonic was a happy possibility.
There are some downs with this beautiful hotel:
no pool ... boooo! but i guess i can't blame them. who wants to swim in sf weather?
well.. I DO!!
and room service for food ends at 12am. ..BOOO!! You would think, who would want french fries at 2am in the morning? .... well.. I DO!!!
other than those two extremely important topics, this hotel is awesome =D

25/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
427. Kalynn L.
Stayed here in the Groupon deal. $189 for a King and valet parking. I've read about the protesters, we didn't see or hear any. We were on the 20th floor. Beautiful, clean room and comfy bed. Amazing view. Friendly people and great location.

03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
428. Hillary H.
This is probably one of my favorite hotels in SF and always recommend it to friends when they are visiting in town.

The service from the concierge and staff throughout the hotel is impeccable. Everyone is sooo friendly, and always has a smile. You can't help but love a place like that.

The hotel itself is super modern and trendy. Its always super clean and never misses a beat. The rooms are very up to date and has pretty cool decor.

The location of the hotel is right in the heartbeat of the Financial District. Its great to walk throughout that area, and not too far from the Embarcadero as well.

Love it here & can't wait for my next stay!

17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
429. TN C.
I booked a few rooms here for an New Years gathering. We grabbed these joined suites and they were great. We had a suite with a balcony that had furniture. Sitting outside having lunch. The bathroom had these spa jets that was really relaxing. I spent forever just soaking in there. The lobby was stunning. I really like places with great decor and are more that just large open areas. Everything had this really modern look to it. Some place I like to stay at have a classic looking design but I dig the modern look they have. Housekeeping did a good job and we left them a good tip after we went through so many towels we had a pile stacked high on the floor.

During our stay we ate at their restaurant on the 2nd floor for lunch. The Ahi Tuna and Calamari was excellent but the steak was just ok. It is a bit pricey and $20 for a salad, ouch. Also had some drinks and appetizers (can you say crab cakes, delicious) at the bar on the side of the lobby/check in desk. Awesome decor again and very nice chill area.

They have this connecting walk way outside the restaurant that connects into Embarcadero One Center. Also we were close to the Ferry Building , North Beach and Chinatown. this was kinda in this perfect middle spot of all the other places to see in SF. We didnt need to cab it any where but out front every time we left the hotel there usually was a bunch of cabs lined around.

Pros
Friendly staff
Balcony
Views
Bathroom
Decor
Right next to the Embarcadero Center

TIP, across the street there is a pub called Elephant or something that has good Fish n Chips and if you've read some of my other reviews Fish n Chips is something I look for every city I travel to.

30/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
430. jason m.
VERY, VERY, VERY, DISAPPOINTED!  I'd give them negative stars if I could!

My wife and I decided to have our wedding catered by Le Meridien because it included use of the Penthouse Suite for two nights.  We booked, signed, and provided a deposit 9 months prior to the date.  60 days before the wedding I get a call from the coordinator telling us that the Penthouse Suite was no longer available because they simply double-booked.  And when I say they doubled booked, our coordinator simply forgot to book our reservations even after depositing our check and confirming our reservation.  When I met with the coordinator after I received the call, the only solution she provided was giving us the Bridal Suite for the same days we'd have the Penthouse Suite -- well the Bridal suite is a fraction of the value and size of the Penthouse Suite!!  I even requested that the hotel manager get involved and he was just as useless as his staff.  At the end of the day we were only able to get a joining room to the Bridal Suite and an additional night -- however it still was only a fraction of the Penthouse Suite and did not recoop our loss.

On top of that, the service we received from the servers at our event was laughable, I say that because I was intoxicated and just didnt care.  But some of our guests did say that their experience with servers were rude and unpleasant.

19/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
431. Tanya C.
Le Meridien is located in the Financial District.  It's within walking distance of a lot of places (Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, Chinatown, and North Beach) and good restaurants.  It's a great location if you are in town for business.  Beware that the area is dead on the weekends.

I've stayed here several times and the rooms are always nice.  Pretty spacious with comfy beds.  I also like that they have several pillow options for those that are particular about that type of thing (me!).  I've never had any issues with noise while staying here.

The people working here are always friendly and the concierge does a great job recommending places to eat/go and making reservations for you.  The lobby has a small bar area that also serves a limited menu.  Internet is extra ($12.95).  Parking will cost you your firstborn child.  Le Meridien is a Starwood hotel if that's your program of choice.

15/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
432. Valerie S.
Very nice place to stay! Staff at front desk could be more friendly and welcoming.  Bartenders at the bar were nice! I also had a lovely golfball-sized bug or spider bite on my forearm when I woke up after the first night staying here :)

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
433. Mike P.
IN THE HEART OF THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT. Which is ironic considering my personal finances wouldn't have allowed me to stay at Le Meridien except my employer picked up the tab. WALKING DISTANCE: to the Ferry Building, the Piers, Coit Tower and surrounding neighborhoods, Union Square, China Town. FLOOR: My room was on the 10th floor and I could see the Bay Bridge and the Transamerica building.

SHOWER GEL: TIny shower gels (and shampoo). I got like one arm lathered up and ran out. SASSY WATER: Water infused with cucumbers is offered in the lobby. AN OLD FASHIONED: cost me $17.50! You're not in Wisconsin anymore Mikey. STARBUCKS: right across the street. BEAUTIFUL: contemporary designed and high end fixtures make Le Meridien a comfortable stay.

29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
434. Jennifer A.
A nice hotel with friendly staff and modern decor.   The view from our room on the 17th floor is an amazing view of the water.  However, the hotel is starting to look tired.   There are stains on the furniture and walls in our room.

10/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
435. Jolene R.
Room was awesome, good value.  We got a free upgrade (I think) so that was nice.

As consumers we have A LOT of choices.  I expect good service.  I didn't get it here.

We will go back likely due to the awesome location, but they could really be something special if the bumped up their service some.

08/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
436. Eric M.
Fantastic location, very nice hotel, very friendly staff.  After traveling extensively for work over the last 6 years, this is one of my favorites yet.

There were protesters this morning, but to be honest you couldn't really hear them, and if you turned the TV up, you couldn't hear it at all.  Annoying that they'd start at 7am... I'm not sure what their logic is, as they attempt to annoy hotel guests that had no idea they were protesting when they booked.  On the other hand, if san franciscans refuse to work there, guests will stay away, and the hotel will have to raise wages to attract workers.  I'm guessing the union wants to protest more than they want to actually solve the issue.

Just a few blocks from the water, this place is just awesome.  I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's new to the city.

22/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
437. Marlana S.
My husband and I have stayed here twice now on our trips to San Francisco.  We love the view we have had each time from our room, the cleanliness, and the friendly service.  The concierge was so helpful in suggesting things to do.  There was a slight decline in our experience between our stay in May 2014 vs our stay in December.
We enjoyed the bar on the first floor the first stay.  We shared the chocolate ganache dessert and it was very memorable, I was looking forward to having it again the next stay.  The second time we visited, we went to the bar again for drinks and dessert, but this time the service was disappointing.  The women working was curt and when we asked for things off the menu, she seemed confused (did not know what a BFK was, then after explaining she brought a coffee with some baileys in it; also when asked for tea, she said they were out but didn't offer anything else). It was just a little disappointing when our expectations were so high from the first stay.

Both times the room was beautifully upon entry.  It's very modern but very warm and comfortable. The second stay, when we got to our room, we could feel a cold wind (we were on the 16th floor) and loud noise from the street.  The window was not shut entirely and my husband could not make it close.  We called and asked for them to come fix it, but an hour later no one had come.  It was freezing and very loud! I went downstairs to the lobby, and after asking the attendant, it was fixed promptly, thank goodness! Also, the second stay the wait for the elevator was extremely long.  There were four elevators but only two were running all weekend.

Overall, a great hotel to stay in the city, walking distance from most everything. Love the Valet parking with the room stay. We will be back! I just hope our next stay is more like the first stay than the second!

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
438. Michael L.
So glad I stayed in this great hotel this time around.  I was given a great room on the 21st floor with a nice view.  The bed was very comfortable, the pillows were plush and together made for my restful sleep.  I felt totally refreshed and well rested the week I was in town and that is not the norm because typically i do not sleep well on hotel beds.  
I made use of the gym to put in some workout.  Major plus that it stays open 24 hours.  The gym came with the basics (free weights, 2 versatile benches, a few cardio equipment, chest and leg machines) and it was clean.  I didn't like that it had no wifi access & my phone kept searching for a signal ( I have Verizon).  
The hotel staff that I came across during my stay were friendly & helpful.  I even liked the bar in the lobby, bar 333.  The bartender made good drinks at reasonable prices.  
All in all, I was satisfied with my experience here.

03/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
439. Sandra D.
My boyfriend ended up getting this hotel through a Hotwire rate.  We were adopting a puppy from the ACC there and needed a dog friendly place.  They were amazing.  Our trip ended up getting delayed a week for reasons to do with the puppy and they were SO accomodating with us in changing the day of our stay.

When we arrived there, they were nice and efficient.  Check in was a breeze.  For the puppy, all I had to do was sign a form stating that if they found damage related to our dog, I would be charged to replace/repair it.  No fees because we had a dog.  I really liked that about them.

The coffee that they said was in the lobby for breakfast wasn't served on the Sunday morning we left, which was a bit of a disappointment.  There is a Starbucks right across the street though and it was open at 5am.

Side note: I left my retainer in the room and went all the way back home to Vancouver before realizing that it was missing.  Not only did the staff make sure they found it, but they UPS mailed it to me.  It would have been a nice touch if they had covered the 7.00 charge, but that's fine. I was just happy to get it back in one piece.  They did a great job of wrapping it.

If we were in the Bay area again, I would definitely stay here again.  The only beef I had, is that they had no free wi-fi and HS was 25.00 a night or something outrageous like that.  We also ordered room service because we were beat from driving all the way from Vancouver in 14 hours.  The room service was alright, the food was hot, but it was overpriced as room service usually is.  We would have liked to explore the restaurants but just wanted to get changed and relax from the long drive.  We didn't get put in a view room, none were available unfortunately.  The room view we had was of the street and a courtyard nearby.  It was still nice.

I had a really good experience here and would come back and stay here again!!!

Regarding parking:  We parked on the street because there is good hours for meter parking and we knew that we were going to leave early the next morning.  That being said parking was VERY expensive everywhere we seemed to look so plan accordingly!

25/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
440. Criselle O.
Stayed here with the mister during labor day weekend.

Very clean and stylish.  We went to the bar downstairs several times and took our dranks to our room.  I think this is one of my favorite hotels I've stayed at in SF.  We had views of the bay bridge from our room so that was cool.  We booked on Travelocity I believe, so we got a good deal but I think it's kinda expensive if you don't do a deal.  

The only thing I didn't like about this place is that it's kinda far from Union Square. Prepare to walk a lot and take hella uber cabs. lol.

25/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
441. Marc M.
Great property about 5 blocks from the Embarcadero BART station. Front desk takes their time welcoming you and explaining the property if it's your first visit. Doormen are at the ready to open the doors and help you.

Our room was great. Suite had Eastward facing windows with a partially obscured (no unobscured views) view of the Bay bridge. 50+ inch TV was at the center of the room at the foot of the bed on a large dresser and could be swiveled a full 360 degrees to be watched from other furniture in the room.

Bathroom was huge and with great water pressure. Only downside was a slow drain in the sink. Probably just needs a little draino.

Sadly there is no SPG lounge to grab a free breakfast or drinks.

Overall a very nice hotel that is worth a stay if you find yourself in the financial district.

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
442. Keisha P.
Got a Groupon deal and to be honest wasn't entirely sure what to expect but I crossed my fingers and my toes and away we went. I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival: the property was well kept, easy to find, and all of the staff greeted us with welcoming gestures. The check in staff was super friendly and accommodated us with a room high enough to see the bridge and have a great view. I asked the young lady that checked us in about transportation to Oakland because we had tickets to a concert and didn't want to deal with getting stuck in traffic - not only did she give us several options, she even printed a map out for us on how to get to the nearest BART station. The room we stayed in was modern and very clean, the bed was ultra comfy and we slept like babies! Walls are a little thin but nothing out of the ordinary, after all, it's a hotel so some noise from neighbors is expected but it was nothing that kept us up or woke us up. The one thing that wasn't too pleasant would be the 8 AM fire alarm test that is a blaring beeping sound and an operator type voice over the loud speaker in every single room stating that "this is a test" for literally 30 minutes straight...that kind of ruined the almost perfect getaway. I understand that has to be tested for the safety of the guests and the building but can't they pick a better time than 8 AM?! The concierge was really helpful and even went over transportation price options over the phone with us which was nice and recommended which BART schedules to take and which ones to avoid and gave us directions to our concert venue.

All in all I enjoyed my stay and would recommend staying here to family and friends. If you can snag a Groupon it's even better because you will save quite a bit and get in and out valet privileges included for free.

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
443. Allison N.
Classy and elegant, this hotel has friendly staff, large rooms, and tasteful décor. We had a lovely view of the bay bridge. Our room was plenty big, as was the bathroom. Hotel staff was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.

The only thing keeping this hotel from receiving a 5th star is the fact that they do not have free wifi :( major let down as the internet is an essential tool in planning your itinerary for a day in the city. Most hotels in this price range accommodate guests with wireless internet access.

I recommend doing brunch at their restaurant on the 3rd floor. The crab benedict is out of this world!

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
444. Brian H.
Nice hotel.  Have stayed here twice.  Both times courtesy of Travelzoo deals.  This time I was able to get a deal that included parking - which is pretty sweet considering valet parking costs $50 a night.  Guaranteed a sound sleep and nice Bay views.  I'm not sure what I think of the clientele (and they don't seem to be sure of what to think about me).  But it's a pleasant stay and you can walk to many things from here.

31/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
445. Loan D.
LOVELY VIEW of the Coit Tower and the bay!  
We stayed here for the weekend for a friends wedding, we got awesome rates!  The view from our room was incredible!  The hotel lobby is nice and clean with friendly door men.  The downstairs bar is nice and fancy, the drinks may be a little stiff, but we can't complain about that!  The cleaniness of the bedroom is a 9 out of 10.

03/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
446. Sergey V.
Great location; service a great disappointment.

After two sleepless nights, including a red eye flight and a morning of meetings, I arrived at the le meridien San Francisco looking forward to getting some much needed rest.

Checkin: 11 people in line, not part of a group, with one employee working check in. No platinum/gold checkin line. After waiting nearly one hour in line, I check in, get my key, come up to my room, only to find my key does not work. I went back downstairs. See even a longer check in line and try to get the clerk who just checked me in to help  me. Without acknowledging my issue she directed me to the back of the line. I explained that I just finished standing in that line, but she rudely gestured for me to go to the back of the line. I am an SPG platinum member with over 180 nights per year, including over 100 at starwoods. After this experience I plan to look to the nearby palace or Westin.

03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
447. Ann G.
This place was perfect. Cost per night was excellent. Excellent staff from valet, front desk, concierge, housekeeping..etc..did not skip a beat with service. The rooms were impeccably cleaned. Location was the best.You can walk to Fisherman wharf..it's about a mile. Near union plaza.the tour bus Big D stops near the hotel..Excellent experience. Thank you

11/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
448. TARINE R.
PROS:
-It's the least expensive 4-stars hotel in SF
-Clean. Great location. Very close to all attractions. Fairly close to the market place (took me 10 mins to walk there)
-Check in was easy and accommodating.
-Complimentary wifi ($12.xx / day reg)
-I love my room (comfy beds, flat screen tv, cd player)

CONS:
-No self park at the hotel. Valet parking only (about $50 a day) - avg parking fee for 4-stars hotel in SF
-If you want to save about $20, park at self park garage across from the hotel (about $32 a day)
-They came to my room to clean the carpet while im gone. When I came back, the carpet is damp. I couldn't walk with bare feet or even with socks on. in short, if they were going to do carpet cleaning, why not put me in different floor...

Other than that, it's a great hotel. I would come back again.

25/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
449. Melanie N.
Nice hotel, spacious room, & valet parking only.  Must order room service for breakfast!  The corned beef hash hit the spot and so did the bacon & eggs,  Ate & then crawled back into bed again.  It was a perfect lazy sunday.

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
450. Sylvia L.
This hotel is swanky. It's very modern and fancy and... expensive. But, it is 100% worth it. I was booked to do a photo shoot in one of the high floor suites so I decided to make a weekend of it. I don't spend much time in the city being from Novato. The check in was quick and even on a busy day they let us park for 15 minutes right outside the front door to unload the luggage and check in. This was despite the fact that we weren't going to be valet parking our car. The parking is the only negative thing I encountered in my whole stay. It's like $60/day or something crazy. We decided to splurge on a junior suite and save $ on parking by using one of the many nearby lots. We ended up paying like $60 for the whole 3 days we were there at one place nearby. I probably shouldn't be saying this but one of the valets recommended a good lot nearby when I told him the parking there was too much.

Our room was on the 8th floor. High enough to see the Bay Bridge but not high enough to be above the buildings. Go for a high floor if you can. I think the prices are the same for higher floors and you'll get a better view. The room was big and comfy. The king bed was perfect for breakfast in bed. The windows opened. Just a crack, but it was enough with that cool breeze coming in from the Bay. We ordered room service for dinner the first night. Their room service is pricey but it's guaranteed to arrive within 30 min.  I had the brick chicken with whipped potatoes and steamed veggies. It was so good! The chicken was cooked perfectly and juicy. The bread was delicious and for dessert I ordered the salted caramel chocolate souflee with vanilla gelato. It was just a perfect as it sounds. For breakfast we ordered room service again. I got the 2 scrambled eggs with bacon, fruit and english muffin. The eggs were huge. I ate like half. The applewood smoked bacon was a bit on the thin side but still 3 slices. I'll probably go to hell for this but I had to hide the 3rd slice to keep myself from eating it. The OJ tasted fresh and the fruit was incredibly sweet. We had lunch in the bar downstairs the last day. I had the grilled chicken cesar salad. It was pretty huge and tasted good. The OJ I got at the bar was.... not the same fresh squeezed juice I got the with my breakfast the day before. I tasted the salmon nicoise (If that's how you spell it), It was the bomb! The salmon was delish.

The larger suite up on the high floor was basically the same as ours but bigger. The layout was slightly different and the view was way better from up there. The furniture is very modern. Looks great in pictures!

Overall our stay was great. The location was perfect for doing touristy things. There's a good movie theater across the street. They show independent type films. Really great stuff. Then there's some champagne bars, wine bars, Irish pubs, and fancy restaurants all within walking distance.  5 star experience. Had a great time. I only regret not being able to find a groupon. If you can get a groupon for this place, it's even more worth it.

15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
451. Alex M.
Bid for about $120 on price for a weekend night. Didn't even know it's a SPG property before check in. The location is so convenient. Within walking distance to a lot of attraction and BART.
The room is much better than my expectation and the bed is soooo comfy that I really don't want to get up the next morning.
They placed me on the 5th floor, but I can't complain for the price I pay.

09/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
452. Robert M.
Great stay. I have read some of the negative reviews about noise and expensive parking. We didn't experience any noise. Parking in that area of SF is, what it is. Room was very nice, clean and comfortable. The complimentary coffee and wake up juices are a great touch.
Excellent customer service too.

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
453. Me M.
So unhappy and as platinum spg Starwood members, we will never return here nor recommend this place to anyone.
The service stunk, the attentiveness was nonexistent and nothing seemed to work or was available. Mth wine menu choices stunk, the front desk was overwhelmed and hurried and u accommodating and for the first time did not give a rip of our platinum status with Starwood.
We did not get the room we requested and we were offered not an apology, a complimentary something or even a note. Nothing.
I have stayed at many establishments and this was up to par with a Howard Johnson when I was in college.
Um, no thanks and next time I want to stay in the city, I know better and I'll just stick with the IC or the Mandarin.
Thanks for teaching me a lesson and wasting my time.
Oh, the gentleman who delivered the towels was very sweet so at least there was one redeeming quality in one good hire.
Bravo for hiring sucky front of the house and a good guy to deliver towels. At least I can tip him and not the crabby check in crew.
Like I said, never again, and I'm not sad or missing anything.

26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
454. Gzz Z.
Not bad but not great. Free wifi and free coffee till 10am are a plus, but the hotel just doesn't measure up in the customer service department.

For example the lady at reception, during the check in process was incredible rude, my fiancé said its incredibly cold. Her response was you probably shouldn't have come to San Francisco in July.

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
455. Patrick Gabriel L.
Just a few blocks away from the Ferry Building and within good range of both Chinatown and Little Italy, it's easy to see that location wise this is excellent. Decided to use some of my SPG points for a post Valentine celebration in the city.

It didn't take long to choose this spot because I wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of SOMA and Union square. Valet service was on point and clear about their service. Check in was smooth and appreciated the upgrade with a view to the bay. Room was spacious. My only issue was the lack of working outlets in the room.

If you're considering a nice weekend away or extended vacation in the city put this on your list of consideration if accessibility to the tourist hubs is of prime concern. Also, this is a getaway spot for couples, not ideal for little ones.

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
456. Nancy N.
My husband always stays here when he comes to see his client whose nearby. This was my second time accompanying him in the past 4 months, we stayed almost a week this time.

This hotel reminds me of the Westin, where a lot of business people go and stay or hang out afterwork as their bar area is very lively in the evening.

As someone has mentioned, their Business Suite is quite nice and comfortable and I believe much more spacious than their standard room. You get a separate room that serves as your office which works out great for the Mr and I when he needs to get some work done in one room and I'm getting ready or just hanging out in the other without disturbing him. We have an awesome view of the city and the water from our room, I like taking a bath with the shades open overlooking the city! :)

No noise complaints from us, we were on the 8th floor (corner room) and no protestors/picketers when we stayed here. Yay!

Room service is prompt and the staff are very courteous.

21/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
457. Ute L.
Beautiful, modern and clean hotel conveniently located, an 8 minute walk into the heart of the Financial District (Market Street). Only a few blocks from the Ferry Building to the East and Chinatown to the West. The room and bathroom were very spacious. Our corner unit with floor to ceiling windows had partial water views with beautiful sunrises in the morning.

I would stop at Specialty's Bakery a block away to pick up some steel-cut oats in the morning and then take them back to the hotel, to enjoy them with the free coffee and tea in the 3rd floor restaurant. You just plop down on one of the comfy couches, hack away on your tablet or watch some TV. No one will bother you. I'd definitely stay here again. Starwood remains one of my favorite chains.

21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
458. Reggy H.
I stayed here for a business meeting and I was impressed.  The hotel was very nice and my room was awesome!  I had a studio suite and it was so nice.  I wish my wife was there because I had so much room but I was all alone.  The bed was comfy, the LG plasma was sharp and I love the separate shower and bathtub.  They have very good customer service.  I highly recommend it!

06/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
459. Chris C.
The recent renovations to the ground floor have completely changed the feel of the lobby and bar.  Updated and modern, without being too trendy or hip, the new area strikes a nice balance.  It's a place you might want to visit even if you weren't staying there, and too cool for the stodgy businessmen who are staying there.  

Businessfolk will be happy with the spacious, quiet rooms, and large desks which make it easy to conduct business.  It's far better for business travellers than the W, and while lacking the history of The Palace the rooms are more current.  Tourists may want to stay elsewhere as the area right around the hotel is pretty dead at night.

29/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
460. Yaheiry G.
I booked this hotel through Priceline's name your own deal and was very happy with it. The room and bathroom were nice, spacious for two people. The front desk staff were friendly. They let us check in early and even gave us complementary internet which made me feel that they are committed to ensuring that the guest have a great stay regardless of the rate paid.

In terms of location, It is in the financial district, walking distance to el embarcadero and to all public transportation: Bart, F line, buses, cable cars. Also, some of the hop in hop off tour buses have a stop by the hotel ( we took the San Francisco Sightseeing Company). You can take the Bart from here to go to the Mission and Castro districts in about 20 mins.

I loved this location. It's so easy to get anywhere, yet it's not in the loud and busy streets near union square.

27/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
461. Michelle M.
I enjoyed our stay at Le Meridien hotel so much!

The hotel is very modern and sleek and everything in our room was impeccably clean.  We had ultra plush bedding, pretty scented toiletries and complimentary bottled water.  Despite all the high end ammenities and the mini fridge the room oddly did not have a coffee maker.  Luckily, the hotel serves complimentary illy coffee on the 3rd floor daily so I sent my husband for a to-go cup every morning.  The street view in our 5th floor room was nothing to write home about, but we got this room for a great deal on Hotwire so we didn't mind the view, or lack of.

The location of this hotel is fantastic.  The hotel is in the Financial District and plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and stores are nearby.  Because the hotel is in the financial district you'll want to go elsewhere for nightlife since a lot of restaurants and shops close after business hours.  The Embarcadero is less than a ten minute walk away from the hotel and you can hop onto the BART and ride anywhere in the city.

Check out the happy hour at the bar from 5-7pm!

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
462. Yoona S.
We are newlywed and the front desk upgraded our room. Yay! We stayed here for 2 nights. Staffs are so nice and accommodative to our needs. Safe location with great views. Close to famous restaurants and piers.
We loved staying at this hotel but parking was very pricey. Hotel valet parking was 50 dollars per day and other parking garages nearby the hotel was 37.
We are definitely coming back but without a rental car. :)

26/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
463. Ruthanne R.
I had a lovely time, this hotel is so cute I love the bar and the overall feel of the hotel..I will deff be back to the city and I will deff stay here again!

16/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
464. Michele W.
The hotel is beautiful.  The front desk clerk was very friendly and even upgraded our room so we had a lovely view of the bay from our room.

I only had two problems.  
Upon arriving the valet was a bit rude.  I do not live in the city, so I am not accustomed to the small driving areas.  With that said, I did not pull in to the driveway how they wanted on accident because I could not hear them.  You could tell  they were completely annoyed.  Friendly customer service is huge in my book and having poor customer service is not a good impression when first arriving at a destination.
The second thing that concerned me was our bathroom was still dirty.  There was a small bit of toilette paper on the floor as well as an empty bottle of body wash.  

Other than those two issues everything else was great.

28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
465. Giselle H.
Easy check-in, was upgraded to a suite when the front desk saw that there were three of us. Beautiful, comfortable room on the 13th floor with nice views of the financial district. Pleasant stay and easy check-out.

14/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
466. Shereen A.
2.5 stars.

Le Meridien is a nice hotel. Spacious rooms, fast room service, and awesome location.

I've stayed here a couple times now. The first time I had a good experience, so much that I decided to book and stay here again.

My most recent experience was not good, and left me with a sour taste.

While checking in, it took over 20 minutes to get room keys. Guy at the front desk was mumbling, not making eye contact, or annunciate his words and had to ask him to repeat himself quite a few times in order to hear and understand what he said. What I deducted through muffled mumbles was that the room I booked was given to someone else. About 15 minutes later, he called a manager over to show him what he was looking at on the screen. Manager reassigned the room and I was going up the elevator 10 minutes later. Clunky check in.

Towels are rough and there's no inside sheet on the bed. I called to ask for a sheet and the front desk person said they don't have one. How often do they wash the duvet cover?

The next morning at 6am, there were protestors YELLING on megaphones (the kind that cops use), chanting, marching, and stomping outside for an hour and half. 90 minutes I kid you not. I was on the 9th floor and could hear very clearly what was going on. I called the front desk and asked about it and the lady apologized and said, "There's nothing we can do about it. They want us to join their Union and we aren't going to. Their actions are perfectly legal". I put a pillow over my head, annoyed at the noise and fell back asleep an hour and half later; pretty much after it stopped.

After waking up from broken sleep, I ordered room service. Room service's ETA was 30 mins and it came in 15. Fresh, hot, and delicious. This was probably the highlight of my stay.

When leaving the hotel, I went downstairs to talk to the front desk. They had charged me for wifi which I never used. They took off the charge, but when asking about the protestors, the lady (not the same one from before) said, "Unfortunately it's not something we can control". Well lady, if you can't control the situation the hotel should control actions around making someone's stay better. Ever heard of preventative care in any context?

1.       Don't put people in rooms where they will hear ridiculous chanting
2.       Provide earplugs
3.       Give prior warning so I can buy my own earplugs
4.       Reassess and decide not to stay with you

Not only was I annoyed I lost an hour and half of sleep, I was not happy with her response and how she handled the situation -a shrug and, "Yeah, we don't like them either but it's legal". She didn't seem to give a crap. Why would she?! It didn't wake her up.

At the rate paid for this room, I wish the staff better disclosed the protestor situation and at least pretended to give a crap at the minimum. Since it's a normal occurrence and happens ALL the freaking time I'm sure I'm not the first to complain.

Thanks but no thanks, not staying here again.

20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
467. Ephraim S.
Full-service hotel in a great central location for business in San Francisco.  The staff provided fast, efficient, and friendly service, including business service requests (e.g. emergency photocopies needed immediately for a meeting).  The staff handled a special request for the room with panache, and made me happy.  If I have a business trip in downtown SF again, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

So, why only three stars?  Because there's a mismatch between the price I paid and the level of luxury of the hotel.

My bill was over $800 for a single night with parking and room service for dinner.  Since this was a business trip booked by a travel agent and with somebody else paying my hotel bill, I don't have to worry about the cost.  But at that price I would never stay here if I were footing my own bill, and I would never stay here for a personal leisure trip.

The room and bed were comfortable, but nothing special.  The bathroom was about equivalent to those in less centrally located hotels in which I have paid $200/night.  I wasn't wowed by the room's amenities, and thought that they were borderline in need of a renovation.

Parking was over $60/night.  You can "text" the valet from your mobile phone, which is kind of cool, but still not worth the price.

Room service dinner reminded me of take-out.  Nothing special, and nothing that I would go out of my way to eat.

Again, and just to be clear - if the price were lower, I would give more stars, especially because the service level was very high and was very good for business travelers.  But, having stayed in hotels that cost less but provided a higher level of luxury (e.g. the Four Seasons Beverly Hills), I simply can't give more stars for an $800 bill.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
468. Luis J.
Elegant, excellent views from the rooms, clean, courteous staff and I could go on and on! This place is amazing and walking distance to fisherman's wharf

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
469. Sandra M.
This hotel is close to Chinatown so we had to stay here so my in laws can get their Chinese food fix. It's walking distance to Embarcadero, Financial District (husband was walking distance to office) and also close to the tram.

We had a rental car and parked it with the valet. Calling them in advance to get the car was convenient. They knew us after the second day.

The view from our room was excellent. We could see the Transamerica building and Coit Tower.

25/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
470. Tic T.
Quick check in, got to check in early and check out late.:) great room w a view too and they gave me free toothpaste when I ran out

15/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
471. Robbie B.
No-nonsense business property among several SPG (Sheraton Group) properties in downtown San Francisco (St. Regis, W, Westin, The Palace, St. Francis and the Sheraton at nearby Fisherman's Wharf).  Awesome views of the Bay Bridge from many rooms.  Real live doormen with heartfelt greetings that make you feel great ... I really like that.  Hotel parking (valet only) is very expensive.  If you drive, a good alternative is the Embarcadero parking garage (literally across the street from the hotel) at about one-half the price.

Thanks to a remodel last year, the front desk area is crowded and uncomfortable.  Le Meridian staff and guests hate it equally.  I guess Le Meridian chose to enlarge the restaurant/bar area at the expense of check-in services.  Yuck.  Fortunately, some front desk staff are awesome!  Seek out Bernadette or Tecla if you can.  Having stayed at this property many times, I can honestly say that Tecla is one of the most wonderful people you will meet in San Francisco.  

Rooms are business-y and efficient,  My small suite was equipped with a large blinking fax machine -- I wonder who's using that?  

The gym is nice and so is the newly enlarged lobby bar/restaurant -- try the tin-cupped Moscow Mule.  Up in the rooms, unlike most hotels, coffee machines are only provided "on request."  That's weird.  Thankfully, in the morning, freebie all-you-can-drink coffee is available on the hotel's third floor where breakfast is served.  

Perfect location between Union Square and the Embarcadero,  

As I've mentioned in other SPG property reviews, the SPG loyalty program is excellent.  It's free and I encourage everyone to go on line and join it right now.  Points are earned on all stays and can be used for free stays.  Though I can't be sure, it seems that front desk staffers are more inclined to upgrade SPG members.  

Happy travels!

12/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
472. Mark M.
It's been a few years since I've stayed here. I'm looking back at my review from four years ago and wondering what I was thinking. While this Le Meridien is classy and comfy, it's in need of a re-vamp to keep it on par with four or five stars.

The location can't be beat if you want to be in super close proximity to the hundreds of companies in the immediate financial district. However, like many reviews have highlighted, the area is dead at night (which may be a plus for some weary business travelers). It's also a quick 3-minute walk to the Ferry Building which, if you've never been to San Fran, is a place you're going to want to spend as much time in as possible.

Using my SPG Suite Night Awards, I was upgraded to a Business Suite which was a fairly fascinating experience. You walk in to the main bedroom--fairly spacious with a large king bed, chair, dresser and large TV. There is also a teeny balcony with a chair and great views of the bay (see photos). Occupying a corner of the hotel, this Suite also features a large full office complete with large desk, credenza and yes, A FAX MACHINE. You know y'all, I was so thankful bc I had so much faxing to do during my 2014 business trip. The bathroom is large with a huge window for plenty of light. However, it has a nasty shower/tub combination not particularly fitting of a supposed luxury hotel. The room was clean, the sheets soft. the towels worn and reminding me of ones I had seen at Motel 6. My takeaway on the room is that it's a few years overdue for a total refresh.

No coffee makers in rooms. Annoying especially bc the free coffee in the hotel restaurant is only available in the morning.

FREE SHOE SHINE!

With so many awesome hotel choices in San Fran, I'd give LM another shot if the rates were really low.

19/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
473. M V.
Zero stars, worst Hotel ever.

I stayed here for business and was actually excited for my stay here.   I arrived and had to stand in the check in line for .20+ minutes with only 1 person taking care of guests.  
I get to my room and its plain, boring and the bathroom smelled like BO.   After spending the day traveling, I was really pissed off.    After a quick shower, went to reach for a towel (there was only 1) and it was damp.  Incredibly gross.

And if you like to sleep past 6am do NOT STAY HERE.   There are union protestors that stand directly in front of the hotel with bull horns screaming at hotel management / I was on the 11the floor and it felt like they were screaming inside my room.

And then, the monsoon came and the hotel LOST all power.  No one called or came to the room to offer flash light or status update. I called the front desk to find out what was going on and got "obviously we have no power, we have no idea when we will"... No one ever offered to relocate me to a hotel that DID have power or even say sorry.   I immediately checked out and went to the Hyatt where I should have stayed to begin with.  

Peace out LeM!  Never again!

11/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
474. Chadwick M.
Ongoing labor disputes, stay somewhere else.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
475. Patricia L.
This place was amazing. They had a very friendly staff. We ordered two full beds but when we checked in they said it was all booked. They offered us a king bed with a complementary roll out bed. I was honestly disappointed but what can you do... The room was beautiful, everything seemed updated and modern. Depending on which side of the hotel your room is you can the bay bridge outside your window. Overall, i would give this place another try.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
476. Sara M.
We booked Le Meridien with the intention of being in the Financial District, so location wasn't an issue for us. If you're concerned with location, you might want to stay more toward the Union Square area or Fisherman's Wharf. Le Meridien is nicely located near the Embarcadero. The hotel is nice and trendy, with some cool artwork in the lobby. The bellhops were always helpful and attentive and held the door for us each time we came and went.

Check-In: We arrived a bit early for check-in, but were happy to find that our room was ready and we had some "status," so we got late check-out for 2PM, and WiFi access - although I'm not sure if that was a perk, or just standard. Either way, pretty nice to get free WiFi in a city where everything costs an arm, leg, and your first born child. Check-in was plesant and quick, and we were up to our room in no time at all. The room was ready for us despite showing up about an hour early.

The room: It was good...comfortable bed, nice bathroom, the basics and no complaints regarding that. We had a great view that overlooked the bay, and we could see the Transamerica building to our left. Was it worth what we paid? In my opinion, no, but I am from PDX and I have a hard time stomaching $342 including tax for one night in SF. It isn't to say the hotel wasn't nice, though. I do think we got a great hotel given the price, since we did see other slummy hotels for even more. I'd still stay here again, but maybe in off-season!

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
477. Felicia L.
For our weekend stay in SF, we stayed in the Le Meridien. I saw the hotel featured in some Groupon deals but I booked online through their main site and was able to score a good prepaid deal.

It is like a boutique hotel, so it is somewhat small, at least the lobby area. However, the  hotel lobby is very nice and modern. The bar next to the lobby is pretty big and features a nice Happy Hour.

When we arrived in the morning, we were able to check in early which I believe was due to the predicted arrival time I put in my online reservation... very cool! The staff member who helped us was very friendly and funny too. Before checking us in, he asked if we were okay with staying in the 13th floor. We didn't mind and in fact it was pretty awesome as we got a corner room with a great view of the surrounding areas and the Bay Bridge. Also I liked the fact that they have a 13th floor because you don't see that often in other hotels.

Using the elevators here was a cool experience. Why? They had music playing lol. The room was spacious, clean, and pretty overall. The bed was super comfy, and the bathroom was huge too! There was plenty of space between the bed and the corner windows that overlooked the FiDi. The bathroom was complete with some things you won't usually find in a standard hotel, such as a weight scale, a phone by the John, and two bathrobes which was cool.

Overall, I really enjoyed our stay here in the Le Meridien.. it's probably one of the best hotel experiences I've had to date. Not only was it a very nice hotel, but we were helped with friendly staff, had a nice room, and the elevator music of course. I was really glad to have chosen this hotel over other hotels where the area is crowded (like Union Square). What I also really liked is the location; being that it is in the Financial District, the area is clean (in comparison to other areas in the city), it is quiet especially after business hours, and it is within walking distance to Chinatown, Little Italy, and North Beach/Telegraph Hill where all the good local restaurants and bars are at. I definitely would stay at this hotel again when I'm back in San Francisco. Thanks!

28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
478. Irene S.
I should never be woken up to employees striking at 8AM in the morning, esp if I have been out all night. We did buy an awesome deal on Travelzoo which included parking but that required me to stand around while strikers were yelling in the afternoon I arrived to get items from my car. No apologies from the employees that this was happening and the front desk even tried to joke about how loud it was. When I can hear you from the 18th floor and you should definitely apologize because I am exhausted.

We waited in the bar area on some comfy couches but I wish someone would have offered us some water!

Plus side!

The rooms were incredibly spacious with great water pressure and comfortable beds. Full length mirror made is easy for girls to get ready in separate locations. Great walking distance from the ferry building where we went and had lunch and I heard the concierge  letting guests know where to go for a quick dinner and where to walk along to get the view of the bay bridge. We had a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge wand was able to relax on the couches provided. Starbucks across the street was nice for an afternoon pick me up.

I would be back but really only if I could get another deal with parking...

30/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
479. Zhen L.
Omg does this f* hotel care about their customers??? It has been one month since last time I stayed here, but the protestors are still working so hard and so loud at 7:00am in the morning. We asked for a higher floor before checking in but the they said floor 10 is high enough---- the factor is that I heard them so clearly while I was staying on floor 12 last month. And, they actually have more than 24 floors.
People who are planning to stay in this hotel should cancel their reservations because they have nowhere to complain!

21/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
480. Jannies L.
Amazing! They are well located (close to the ferry building, North Beach,  China town and downtown) and close (5 mins walk) to market street and street cars.

Their beds are so comfortable I didn't want to roll out of it the next morning.  The little extras in the washrooms added a bit of home comfort. The robes and water were nice as well.

The art decor in the lobby is done really well and made us stop more than once just to admire it.

They were out of queen size beds when we arrived to check in and after realizing it might be an issue for my friend (his height) they actually upgraded us to a nice suite.  :D so sweet and considerate.

30/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
481. Michael S.
Le Meridien San Francisco is in the Fiancial District and convenient to Chinatown plus the Embarcadaro & Ferry Building. It's a 24-story building that seems relatively modern. The lobby is comfortable with a nice little restautant/bar called "Bar 333" to meet up.

We booked two Executive King Rooms during a recent visit to San Francisco. One was ready upon check-in and one wasn't. Both were on the 20th floor and offered views. The room with a glimpse of the bay and TransAmerica Building was the better view by far. After finally getting into both rooms, one didn't have towels or a working TV, but the staff quickly took care of the issues. No major complaints about the rooms or the service.

Parking is only valet and over $50 per night, but we saw places within a block or two with 24 hour parking for $35. The cars for hotel guests are parked offsite. When you are about ready to leave simply, text your ticket number to them and they'll bring your vehicle. It took between 7 - 15 minutes each time which wasn't bad at all.

WiFi was steady and consistent without any limitations on the number of devices we could connect.

In the mornings, a Pot of Coffee from Room Service was $13. Plan accordingly or just head out to a nearby Coffee Shop.

Overall, Le Meridien San Francisco was a reasonable deal thanks to purchasing a package which included WiFi and Parking with the room. If the rates are the same in the future, I'll definitely consider staying at Le Meridien again.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
482. Yolanda M.
I spent the later third of 2013 traveling through Europe and let me tell you how nice it was to be out of sleezy hotels/B&Bs and in a legitimate higher scale hotel.

Three of my friends and I spilt a 2 bed suite on the 23rd floor at only $47/person! Definitely affordable and well worth the price to stay the night in SF. I'm not even sure you could get a janky hotel off of Lombard for that price on a Saturday night.

The staff was very friendly and accommodative to our needs. Quick and simple check-in and check out, no hassle whatsoever. Comfortable lobby and bar area.

Clean. Spacious. Safe location. Great view. Would definitely stay here again!

09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
483. Helena N.
Booked a room for 2 nights two weeks in advance, when we got there they said they were overbooked and there were no rooms available. Horrible experience!

02/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
484. Tania D.
Friendly staff, especially the valet. Chic super clean hotel. Comfy beds and sheets. View of the bay. This is going to be my new go to hotel when in San Francisco!

30/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
485. Cleo N.
I stayed 1 night in the studio suite on points. I enjoyed my stay. Wish I could've stayed another night but prices were sky high the weekend I was there cause of the World Series and some convention. A girls on a budget!

My suite had a spacious living room area with a huge tv and king bed that was so comfortable. Being that my dad is spg platinum I got complimentary wifi and the option to choose between a $15 breakfast voucher or 500 points. Of course I chose the breakfast! My room had a view of some random building but it was fine cause I didn't visit sf to look at views from my room. When i come back to sf I would consider staying here again or another Starwood affiliated hotel. Their the best! Oh and the hotel bar has happy hour from 5-7pm

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
486. Big L.
Nice place- many will enjoy- it's easy to find little things that are bothersome in my case.

***If ur in a room that faces EAST be warned: there's a distinct/faint beeping sound u will hear EVERY 60 seconds from the street level crosswalk sensor. If ur balcony door is open. It alerts blind people to cross the street I guess. We r trying to enjoy our 13th fl balcony but we hear this beeping every! single! minute! All night! Past 11pm.

If you try to change a channel it takes 3+ seconds per channel, up to 14 secs per channel if you dare use the guide. Impatient people like me don't like this. At home I use DirecTV & it takes less than half of one second. But they can defer this by suggesting they encourage outdoor activities. Plus I'm watching forensic files on cnn- the mouths of the ppl on talking screen don't matchup to the sounds. At all.

The valet service is very nice and courteous and prompt and friendly as well as the front desk.

The iron they provided in room immediately left a grungy iron stain in my fiancé's pants. I contacted the front desk and they referred me to a manager named Luisa. She understood our situation and told me they would comp a free cleaning service. Then a man named Solomon showed up to look at her pants but he never came back and he told me Luisa was not a manager.

Great location. Their ice machine delivers scrumptious minuscule slivers of trimmed ice shavings rather then cubes. Quite delicious.

Sorry to list so much! I wish I didn't notice.

21/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
487. Anibal M.
The hotel while a bit dates has been me modernly upgraded with decor and art on the walls.

Checking/ Checkout: was easy and convenient, we had a shuttle van waiting to take us to the airport and check out was a breeze.

Room: the room was pretty spacious for my wife and I. The room only had one robe and no slippers. Room service was up to par with the hotel and our room was cleaned every day.

Hotel dining: my wife and I only ate the breakfast buffet as we had found a deal on travelzoo. The buffet was the same on both days, scramble eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, fresh strawberries/ blueberries /raspberries/ yogurt and several choices of cereal. The eggs were freshly scramble and the potatoes were baked fresh! Really enjoyed it and had no complains. A a la cart menu is available but it is a bit more expensive. Overall enjoyed the food, primarily because I am an eggs/ bacon kind of guy!

WIFI: the wifi was and additional charge but the hotel provided the service for free! The WIFI speed was good enough to catch episodes of my favorite TV series on HULU on my laptop and never experience low speeds.

Location: I can't say it's at the heart of the city because I am not a local but all forms of public transport were accessible by a short walking distance.

Overall: I would stay again at this hotel! It was convenient for a three day vacation of the city. Would def. recommend anyone to stay in!

27/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
488. Av A.
Ok, not bad.. but definitely could be better.

The lobby and Bar 333's aesthetics were great. As for the hotel's good:

- Great view from suite
- Last minute complimentary upgrade on said suite (we got lucky)
- Shower AND bath tub, not combo
- I don't usually pay mind, but their toiletries (shampoos, conditioner, and lotions) smelled amazing
- Nice comfy bed

The hotel's could be betters:

- Valet parking was $54, we had to wait 30+ mins for them to get our car because of a miscommunication
- NO ipod docks / charger in suite
- Floor in suite had a weird (outdated) tile / carpet combo vibe going

Places like these are known for asking if you're celebrating anything special that weekend and when you tell them, they'll usually try to do something nice. Such was not the case. I don't know I guess I expected more, but I wouldn't count them out for another stay in the future.

27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
489. Celina M.
Came here for a night with no kids!! Me and my man had a fabulous time!! The front desk has service better than anywhere I've ever been.. I can't remember his name but a Latino man was the sweetest, he noticed we had a bottle of wine and it was my birthday so he put us in a room with a awesome view, he didn't have to but it made our night that much more special!! The room was beautiful!! And the bed was extra comfy with big down comforters!! Awesome!! The bar was beautiful as well!! The best John Dailey I've ever had!! Prompt taxi service.. Breakfast at the park grille was delicious!! French toast!! You won't be disappointed!! Park in the lot across the street, 33 bucks compared to the 60 for valet.. Bonus is that there's a Starbucks on the corner!! You won't have regrets staying at this hotel!!

06/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
490. Liz D.
This hotel is beautiful, well appointed, and centrally located to all the fun that San Francisco has to offer!

The check-in process was very simple and the staff were friendly and welcoming. We were given a corner room on the sixth floor near the elevator. The view wasn't great, mostly office buildings, but the room and amenities far made up for it. The bed was cloud soft and ridiculously comfortable. The room was clean and they provide you with above the norm amenities. It would have been nice to have a coffee maker in the room as opposed to the minibar, but they do offer free coffee in the restaurant on the 3rd floor and there is a Starbucks across the street.

As far as getting around the city, you are close enough to Fisherman's Wharf to walk it (it's not super close, but doable). We chose to take Uber quite a bit, there's always someone nearby, I think the longest we waited was 15 minutes for a ride and they are far cheaper than a cab. Also, at the time of this review, if you choose to do UberPool (ride-share) it's only $5 to almost anywhere in the city!

The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is because there was no free Wifi in the room, it's $12.95 per day. I have also read parking is expensive, but in San Fran, it's not necessary to have a car, you'd be better off just using public transit and save yourself the $45-$50 per day.

I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a very nice place to stay in the Financial District.

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
491. Suzanne Q.
Great hotel in a great location in SF!

The location is perfect. Bart is a few blocks away. But it's also walking distance to great attractions like the wharf and AT&T Park. It's in a decent area as we walked home from the giants game at 11pm and felt safe.

Check in was super quick and friendly. The valet parking was included in my stay which is a huge bonus in SF. I love their feature of being able to text when you want your car and you receive a text with time ready for pickup.

Our room on the 23rd floor was surprisingly spacious for SF. Floor to ceiling corner windows offered a great view of downtown and the Bay Bridge. The room was clean with a modern upscale decor. I'm a light sleeper and was never heard any noise from the street or other rooms.

I'm definitely bookmarking this one for my next stay in the city.

10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
492. james g.
worst hotel I have ever been to, I got kick out for having the tv on too loud, not only that they call the police to escort me out. For 300 bucks a night I expect to at least be able to stay in the room. Place sucks

21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
493. Christina N.
We stayed at Le Meridien over the weekend and it was a great hotel. The room was larger and more spacious than I had expected. Bedding and bathroom was also very clean.

The location of the hotel is a bit further away from Union Square, so it probably wouldnt be a great location if you're a tourist looking to shop. However, it is within walking distance to Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Ferry building, which are great places to explore.

Parking here is very expensive ($54 for overnight), so if you're driving, you might want to park at the garages nearby. Also, street parking is free after 6pm on Sat, all through Sunday. Since it is in the Financial district, the weekend street lots are pretty much open.

My only disappointment is the room service food. I was initially rather excited since the prices of the menu look rather fair (considering how many other hotels charge exorbitant prices for room service). However, the food quality was pretty bad. Our pizza was soggy and clam chowder barely edible. If I ever return, I'm definitely gonna be ordering food delivery instead of room service :(

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
494. Rajeev C.
The hotel is nice and location great. Clean, nice atmosphere.

However, when I got to my room, there was a lot of noise from construction. Also, the water was not functioning in the bathroom. When I confronted the lady at the front desk about it the next day, she didn't seem to care at all and told me that it was normal because of the construction. As a guest, I was pretty turned off by that.

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
495. Ali Y.
Stayed here in May 2013 and had a great stay. Fantastic location, concierge was polite, and bellhop was helpful in hailing cabs.
Great little area with hole-in-the-wall restaurants nearby (Cafe Me comes to mind).
Close enough to Sotto Mare (walking distance) to enjoy the best darn cioppino in town!
Looking forward to staying here again (within the month!)
Definitely worth coming back for!

16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
496. Isabella E.
I had a great experience at this hotel.
The staff was friendly and gave us a room with a beautiful view  and a nice tub and comfy king bed.
The room was very clean and spacious .
Its in a great location too!!
I would defiantly recommend this place to anyone

05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
497. Chuck S.
Luxury hotel which may or may not have a nice view of the Bay Bridge, depending on the room you get.  

Picked up a Groupon deal for a room that included valet parking and wifi.  Otherwise, expect to be financially raped $50 to valet park overnight. How's that for a San Francisco treat, Rice a Roni!  +_+

Still, fanciness galore, with huge, comfy, warm beds, clean sheets.  Usable, hot shower.  Giant mirror on the wall showcasing the bed, so you can watch yourself get it on with your significant other (or create subconscious couples-arguing/cheating qi, for those of you who are really into black hat-style feng shui).  

The girlfriend and I didn't stay here for longer than 12 hours, so not much else can be said, beyond the comfy surroundings and friendly service.  Pricy, yes, but so is every other hotel in crammed San Francisco.  

Driving distance to various landmarks like the pier, Golden Gate Bridge, Japanese Garden, etc are all within 15 minute drives, depending.  

Overall, enjoyable, comfy stay, if you don't mind the price.

21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
498. Rosario F.
I rented a room here on 5/7/2015 and it was amazing! View was great and the room was very clean! Flat screen tv, very comfortable bed, bathroom was super clean, refreshments and snacks are placed in the room if we want any to buy. Great experience here! Gym was super nice as well but it was small but that's fine. The bar was awesome as well. Great place.

10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
499. Heather P.
Disclaimer: I don't give 5 stars lightly. I actually don't think that I've ever rated a hotel a fiver. I'll admit that I'm a bit of a hotel snob. Here's the run down:

We were only staying here one night and booked this literally last minute. I think that the person in charge of booking was actually trying to outdo my booking choice of hotel back in Napa. Anyway, he said that he scored this place on Groupon for $199... including parking! If they were discounting the rate as a marketing ploy, hoping that we would come back or recommend this place, it worked.

Check-in and valet parking were a breeze. I noticed that the posted price for valet was $54 per day, which I thought was a bit steep, but we are in city so it's to be expected to be more than what we would want to pay. The location seemed to be prime, but this was my first time in San Francisco and I wasn't too familiar with the surroundings. The lobby was impressive, the spiral staircase and crystal trees were unlike anything I've ever seen in a hotel.

The room was gorgeous and looked just like the photos posted here, so I assume the modern decor is the same in each room. The room had a sitting area, desk and mirror/table area and of course the cloud like comfy bed. There was also two sliding glass doors. You could see the Golden Gate Bridge far off in the distance. The television swiveled between the bed and sitting area. They must just want us to stay in the room our entire San Fran stay. I never imagined a place like this existed here?!

Did I seriously spot a scale in the bathroom?! Did the last guest leave their scale here? It's December, I'll think about resolutions in January, so I didn't get on that foreign object. A telephone, qtips and cotton balls added to the bathroom rarities. I suppose with a bathroom of that large size, that they had to fill it somehow. Marble floors and countertop topped off the impressive bathroom. I will confirm that the towels are a bit thin, especially for such a high end hotel.

One more thing that I should mention are the free bottles of water. I get so annoyed when hotels put out bottled water to entice you and then you find out that each bottle is $5. Several pet peeves avoided here.

13/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
500. Melissa K.
Stayed at the Le Meridian over our minimoon stay in SF. This hotel is located in the heart of the financial district in downtown SF. We checked in late on Friday night and told the front desk that we were celebrating our honeymoon. They were nice enough to upgrade us to a business suite with an amazing view. However when we arrived at the room it had still not been cleaned. The bed sheets were on the floor and some of the lights were not working. So we called downstairs and they quickly gave us another room, on the 24th floor, with another amazing view.

We really enjoyed our stay here, the rooms are very spacious and the location of the hotel is prime. We were just a short walk away from the Embaracadero as well as Union Square. We didn't even have to take a cab once during our stay.

I added pictures of the view from nighttime and daytime so you can see for yourself. It's gorggggg! Also there is a very happening bar downstairs with amazing happy hour :)

Anyways really liked this hotel and would most likely be back :)

18/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
501. Pam M.
I've stayed here twice.  The second time, I had a Groupon, so I got a suite with parking included for less than $200.00, which was awesome, otherwise parking would cost $50.00!  The suite was pretty big with a sitting area. The bed was pretty comfortable, and we had a partial view of the Bay Bridge.  The water pressure in the shower was good.  

We dined at their restaurant in the lobby due to fatigue from traveling & the food & drinks were decent.  Location is close to Bay Bridge, and highways 280 south & 101 south, close to the Ferry Building where there are a lot of eateries for quick breakfasts or lunches such as Hog Island Oyster Co. The Farmers Market at the Ferry Building on Saturdays is a nice, quick walk to grab some items such as lavender oil from Eatwell Farms.  Chinatown & North Beach (San Francisco's Little Italy) are a few blocks away, up a gradual hill.

Concierge (check-in) were OK (moderately friendly).  The valet parking guys were really nice.  I tipped them each time I picked up my car.  It was great that the regular parking price was included with my Groupon.   I'd stay here again if I could find a deal that included parking.  Almost every parking lot is $35-50 per night.

19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
502. Christina T.
A friend and I stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay, despite barely being inside the room.

Great things about the hotel:

- Easy check-in process! I was able to check-in at 12:15pm despite not having any special "status". Just ask nicely and you may just get free early check-in too!
- Complimentary and fast WIFI for SPG members. it's free to join, so why not?
- Easy check-out and luggage storage: even after you've checked out (around 12pm), you can request that they hold your luggage if you're staying in town until the evening. Take any valuables with you just in case (obviously). Shoutout to Josiah for taking care of all of this and the speedy checkout!
- Spacious bedroom and bathroom with granite counters, a large TV with standard channels, an iHome with bluetooth for music, and a closet with an ironing board
- Spacious gym facility with plenty of clean towels and a cold water dispenser! Clean earbuds are also provided.
- Competitive pricing compared to other hotels of similar or lss caliber
- Very spacious and beautiful decor, with a separate bar and restaurant inside, which I'll have to check out next time
- Prime location: 3 short blocks from the BART, 4 from the Ferry Building, and probably 10-ish blocks from Fisherman's Wharf if you're heading NW, 10-ish blocks from Union Square or SOMA
- Extremely friendly and helpful staff who are more than willing to meet your needs, just be reasonable and understanding and they will be too!

Parking is going to be expensive at most hotels in downtown SF. I basically took a taxi (UBER/Lyft) everywhere that was farther than we were willing to walk and the BART to and from the airport.

Definitely looking to stay here again, regardless of whether it's for business or pleasure. We got this room for a steal, so I'm going to rate the pricing as "moderate", as prices can fluctuate significantly during peak travel season or conventions. Currently they are offering a Groupon deal, so you might be able to call the hotel directly to negotiate a similar rate. Cheers!

22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
503. Caroline G.
My boyfriend and I wanted to spend a night in the city to celebrate my birthday and I was super excited when he found a great Groupon deal for Le Meridien!

We stayed in an executive king room, which ranges anywhere from $313 - $389, before tax, all for around $218 which included tax AND parking. Talk about a deal. Without the Groupon deal I don't think I would have been happy with what we got for the price you would have to pay.

Starting with the good, Le Meridien is located in the Financial District, so it's pretty quiet on the weekend but is walking distance from the Embarcadero. We stayed on the 17th floor with a Bay view which was absolutely stunning! Everything in the room was clean and neat, and the bed was extremely comfortable. We ordered room service and the staff was very friendly, as were the valets.

Now for the mediocre (there was nothing truly glaringly bad about Le Meridien), I felt the front desk staff was a little cold. Definitely not the most friendly I've experienced but otherwise the staff was nothing but pleasant! As for the negatives of the room, I was woken up promptly at 7am due to some construction on a building close to the hotel so it was extremely loud even with the window closed. The sink in our room gave us some trouble,anytime we tried to get warm water it came on scalding hot, my boyfriend actually burned his hand even though the cold tap was on all the way and the hot tap was barely on. Also confusing was the light switch situation, there were three separate light switches in the room that did absolutely nothing. I know that sounds so petty but really I just want to know what they're for!! My boyfriend also used the iron and the dial promptly fell off it upon him picking it up for the first time.

Overall I truly believe Le Meridien is a fantastic hotel, I just wouldn't consider it a luxury hotel and to me it has a luxury price tag. I would love to stay here again in the future as long as I have the Groupon deal.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
504. Darina H.
I have nothing but great things to say about Le Meridien.  Last year, my husband and I stayed at Club Quarters Hotel across the street (which was GOOD) but this year we found a groupon for Le Meridien and decided to give the hotel a try!  We did and we were so so so glad we did because I think we've found our new favorite hotel.

I read some reviews prior to our stay about front staff being "cold" but had a very different experience. The ladies that were standing in the front were so helpful, friendly and personable.  They were anything BUT cold.  They played with our baby and were too kind!

The hotel lobby was clean and welcoming, all staff were friendly and customer service was exceptional. The room was amazingly modern and spacious for SF.  Compared to our tiny tiny hotel room at Club Quarters, this room far met our expectations.  The bathroom was large and even had a weighing scale in it (not sure how I feel about that...haha).  

The room even had a fridge, flat screen TV and a decent view.  The bed was huge and comfortable.  When I called down to the concierge to ask for tips regarding breakfast places, they offered a multitude of locations and spots.  The only downside to this place is that there are not a lot of restaurants nearby, you'll have to walk a bit.  There is a restaurant in the hotel called Bar 333 and a Starbucks across the street.

We were not able to check out their fitness center, next time!  

Kudos to this great hotel. We'll see you again!

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0