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Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, CA

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, CA

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A perfect location next to Union Square, cable cars, theatre district, Chinatown and many attractions, the historic 138-room Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel was built in the 1920's and today is fully renovated with a rooftop restaurant and lounge, full service health club with swimming pool and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating from 10-300 people.  A museum & library, Tribute Memorial Wall honoring our fallen heroes and the 564-seat Marines' Memorial Theatre, now available for meetings and special events, complete the picture.  Hotel accommodations are available for members and guests.  This historic full service hotel with banquet and meeting space, is ideal for conferences, dinners, and wedding receptions.
Please note, the rooftop Leatherneck Steakhouse is temporarily closed for renovation until February 18.  Advance reservations may be made on Open Table.

History

Established in 1946.

Established in 1946, the mission of the association is to maintain a Living memorial honoring Marines and other Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including Regular and Reserve Components, the National Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Merchant Marine, and their reserves; to educate and perpetuate the achievements and the sacrifices of these Veterans, and to aid and assist these Veterans.

Vision: The Marines' Memorial Association is a unique Living Memorial distinguished by reverence for the sacrifice and achievement of past Marines and other Veterans, while making a positive impact on the lives of the men and women currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.33

Address: 609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, 94102

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    Comments (191):

    1. Lisa K.
    I attended a wedding here on Saturday. When the taxi dropped me off the door man was very friendly and helpful. He opened the cab door, directed me to the elevators and said "I assume you are here for the wedding ...11th floor" There were many other functions going on at this building that evening, I must have stuck out like a soar thumb! Anyway, the wedding festivities took place solely on the 11th floor. The ceremony was in one room, with great downtown views, pretty detailed walls, and very intimate space. The reception was right next door in a bigger space, yet similar detailing. All and all it was a very nice set up. The food was OK. During the cocktail hour we were served stuffed mushroom (which were great), ahi on rice...(very bland, I actually spit it out), a spring roll, (which I didn't try).  The bar tender made a decent cocktail and was very friendly. Our dinner consisted of a spinich salad, a very very tender peice of filet, and some scalloped potatos. Dinner was actually very good!  If you are looking for a place to host a function I would certainly look into this club. A huge plus is that there is also a hotel here so your guests don't have far to stumble home to.

    17/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Katie S.
    It has been many years since I've stayed here, but if my memory (and their website) serves me correctly, this is a beautiful place to stay in the Union Square area.  The room was large and extremely comfortable.  They also have many amenities including a Club One fitness center location with a pool.

    08/04/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. jessica h.
    i stayed the night here for a wedding that was in the ballroom. the wedding was beautiful..im sure all thanks to john and malia. the hotel was nice and very interesting with all the old photos and things from wars. the rooms were decent but a little pricey at $200 a night for a standard room, but you are close to union square. we all had a good time and it was convienant to stay at the hotel where the wedding was held. the only complaint is that since it is a very old hotel, it kinda has a stale feel to it.

    02/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Angela M.
    First of all, I'm a huge supporter of the troops and family members are members of this club. However, being a living memorial doesn't justify poor service... Terrible! We stayed here for a wedding and it was a terribly ugly experience. Rooms: Dirty bathrooms (hair in the shower), old plumbing that's way too loud, room service menus aren't current, bedding was itchy, beds were so uncomfortable... Lounge: We went to the happy hour and the server told us we couldn't move chairs to allow five of us to sit at a table. She then told my husband we could sit in the back room (they were having a private dinner in the middle room) and someone would be right over. After waiting ten minutes, my husband found the server and asked when someone might serve us. She gave him a dirty look and told him she wouldn't go to the back room (after she told us to sit there!). So, DH goes to the host and explains the situation, the host takes our order after another five minutes (fake smile, overly cheesy) and returns with our drinks a few minutes later. OK, so it's a free happy hour, but we're big tippers and were planning on doing so. Another guy began checking on us and refilling our drinks so we left him a very nice tip. It was such as hassle though. The rest of the stay was the same... a hassle. The Wedding: The wedding was supposed to be the only event booked for that day, but the day before the wedding, the event coord explained that the bridal party would have to rush through pictures after the ceremony because another event was scheduled in the same room as the ceremony (ceremony started at 5:30 and the other event was scheduled for 6:30). They should have told the bride about this weeks before the event. The bridal party rushed through the pictures while the staff were setting up tables and they kept moving the drinks and hors d'oeuvres around so the bridal party actually didn't get any. Who cares if the ballrooms are "pretty" when the customer service is terrible. The bride didn't seem to notice though, so at least she had a nice time.

    18/03/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Ray R.
    friend had a wedding reception here.  appetizers included beef wellington, potato with creme fraiche, and triangles of this curry potato thing.  very good!  the main reception hall was beautiful! had the prime rib, which was cooked to perfection.

    09/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Lisa Z.
    My husband and I had our wedding reception here and we cannot say enough great things about this venue! We fell in love with the Commandants Ballroom as soon as we saw it...very beautiful and elegant with high ceilings. The wedding package prices were very affordable, especially considering everything that was included (sit down dinner, open bar, chair covers/linens, a coordinator on site the night of the event., and a hotel suite for the night of the wedding). Everything was so great! The staff is wonderful and so pleasant to work with. We worked with Mariell for over a year on the planning process. The Marine Memorial Club has a very organized system (spreadsheets for table arrangements, seating placement, etc) that was great because we knew that we didn't have anything to worry about regarding set up and the flow of our event. Favors, name tags, the guest book...everything was set up for us by the Marine Memorial Club staff. We didn't have to worry about a thing. My husband and I missed the cocktail hour while we were taking post ceremony photos and they had even brought us a beautiful tray of the appetizers to try, waiting for us at the head table!

    Mary Ann was our on site of the event coordinator. We met her for the first time a few days before the wedding and she was just so fabulous. She kept us aware of timing during the event without being pushy about it and was very flexible when we had to push a few things back a little ("we just need to visit one more table before we do the first dance"). :-) We had a great time and were able to basically stay on schedule which was really great! We feel very lucky to have found the Marine Memorial Club for our wedding reception venue and hope to work with them again in the future (maybe for a milestone anniversary down the road??).

    17/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Allison D.
    Outstanding rates for Active Duty military members, fun happy hour with a piano bar, great location, and a delicious breakfast in the morning.

    10/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Rosie M.
    This was my first stay in the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel since their recent room renovations. I stayed one night in February in a king room on a corner of the 9th floor. The view was lovely. The decor is light and pleasing, simple but pretty. The room was impeccably clean and had all of the amenities -- shampoo etc. right in dispensers on the shower wall, 2 free 1/2 liter bottles of water, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, safe, etc. etc. My favorite thing about staying there, though, was how quiet the room was. This is worth its weight in gold in a downtown hotel. I think they must have new beds, too; my bed was very comfortable and I slept much better than I usually do away from home.

    This place is an amazing value for club members and non-members alike. The building is gorgeous, with amazing period ornamentation and painted ceilings in the public areas (lobby, etc.). The location a block from Union Square can't be beat. Parking is right up the street; you get a voucher that lets you take your car out and in again if you want.

    There are lots of Union Square hotels, but because this is part of a private club, when you walk through the doors, you're greeted like an old friend and you get the feeling the staff would do anything to make your stay memorable. What a difference that makes when any overnight stay in the City is a splurge, as it is for me.

    We unfortunately arrived after the hosted happy hour (included with the overnight stay) was over, but had a great meal in the steakhouse on the top floor. The breakfast buffet (also included) has EVERYTHING (eggs, bacon, potatoes, oatmeal, pancakes, cereal, yogurt, fruit, etc. etc.) and serves up a terrific view in the bargain. Good thing I got a workout in before tucking into that meal. A pass for Club One, downstairs, is also included.

    This is more than a hotel. They call it a "living memorial" and there's a memorial wall on the 10th floor, historical displays in the lobby and the guest room floors, and a library/museum, all worth visiting.

    27/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Jessica L.
    I crashed here while a friend was in town visiting and we attended a conference here, as well.
    The hotel is decorated in a very conservative, old-fashioned way.  Which, I guess, goes well with the whole military theme--very proper and well-maintained.  Not my style, but it was clean, at least.  The rooms are a pretty good size and the bathrooms are small, but fine.  I think they put a minimum of 20 pillows on each bed--crazy!  And, then, after you take all this time to move them off stash them away in the corner, the reappear after housekeeping leaves...it made me laugh.
    I was assisting with the conference duties and the hotel staff were great at making sure we had access to their copier, brought us coffee, tea, and water often, and were very helpful, overall.  The facilities themselves were very nice--our conference was held in a room with a fireplace.  
    But, the best part was the food.  There is a good sized breakfast buffet every morning which is included for hotel guests.  I crashed it every day (since I wasn't officially a hotel guest).  The food was decent, but I appreciated that they changed the dishes daily, so it wasn't something you'd get sick of after 2 days.  And, every night, there is Happy Hour at the bar, where they make STRONG drinks.  There's a piano man serenading you as you drift into drunkenness.  It rocks.  I think about sneaking back in here whenever I'm downtown during happy hour time.

    16/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. M D.
    OK - I'm biased. I'm a member of this club and I have high respect for the military (hey, it is because of them we can diss restaurants on sites like this).   But really, as another reviewer wrote, "I think this is one of the best 'bangs for your buck" in SF. Great rooms, great service, great prices and an amazing complimentary breakfast. Three cheers for the leathernecks.

    07/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Myra C.
    The BEST DEAL in San Francisco! This place is walking distance to all the great spots- chinatown, the middle of town, trolleys buses shopping restaurants... you name it! I Love San Francisco and I really love Marines Memorial Hotel. If you join as a member and are currently serving (and this includes Reservists) you get the BEST deals. Our hotel room rate was under $100 / night. A full complimentary American breakfast is included- service is great and the OJ is awesome. Also complimentary well drinks/ wine from 4-6. Drawbacks: older rooms but updates with nice bedding and some noise at night because of the location. Other than that it's all great! The price is fantastic. It is a wonderful memorial to our service members and such a treat for us who are currently serving. Tip: Don't join as a member online, save the $$ and do it in person while checking in with your DOD ID card and it's FREE! LOVE IT!

    15/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. MC H.
    My daughter's wedding reception was held at the MMC.  There are not enough words to describe just how wonderful the event was.  The staff (all of them) went out of their way to make our weekend very, very special.  This location is truly one of San Francisco's hidden gems.  What a treasure!

    23/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Randall B.
    Fair prices (even better if you're a member or in the military). Very friendly, respectful and professional staff. They offer one of the best continental breakfasts period. I thought I had to pay extra for it (just the tip charged to the room). The rooms range from cozy queen sized bedrooms to business suites. They offer various banquet halls suited for small to large gatherings or events. Their staffing in second to none. The best part for some, their security personnel are fast to shut down obnoxiously loud room parties. Trust me, I know =)

    What else? they have a top floor bar. Very nice. At night, you need your room key to travel to and from floors that house the rooms. The floors that offer the banquet halls and bar are always open to the elevators. Also, there are an abundant of restrooms located on these floors as well.

    I wish they offered valet parking, but you can park in front while you check in and there are a few garage parking areas on the same block.

    30/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. christie g.
    Absolutely incredible!  My boyfriend's military status allowed us to get the reduced rate;  $89.00 for a standard Queen size room.  Our room was clean, spacious and felt like any 4 star San Francisco hotel.

    We ate dinner at the Leatherneck Steak house on the 12th floor;  service was impeccable, food was fantastic.  

    We also got a complimentary full breakfast buffet with the reduced room rate.  The food was great, warm, plentiful.

    Couldn't have had a better stay in a truly memorable hotel!!

    10/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Gregory J.
    Attended a conference here. It's OK but not great.

    09/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    16. j t.
    I have very mixed feelings about the Marines' Memorial Club. On the one hand, our wedding was beautiful and we had a great time. On the other hand, we had several issues with the hotel. I suppose I can arrange my review to reflect the positives, followed by the negatives.

    Positives:
    -Relatively inexpensive place to have a San Francisco wedding
    -Good food
    -Beautiful venue-classic San Francisco atmosphere. My great aunt actually hung out here in the 1940s. There's a lot of amazing history within these walls!

    Negatives:
    -Street noise is almost unbearable; makes it incredibly difficult to sleep. For the amount they charge for a room, they should consider installing double pane windows
    -Hotel caters primarily to the elderly. We had a few friends in our room following our wedding at 10:15pm and the old timers in the room next door were banging on our wall by 10:30pm. Early to bed, early to rise I suppose because these folks were up and talking loudly by 7am the next morning!
    -Some of the staff kind of rubbed us the wrong way. We were initially going to have our wedding on a Saturday, but after some consideration, decided to have it on a Friday to save some money. When we arrived at our tasting, the placard for our table had the initial Saturday date instead of the new, Friday date. I asked Mariell, the planner that everyone works with for most of the preparation, if she had the right date on file. She said she did and apologized for the mistake, which was no big deal. However, my husband overheard her say to her co-workers, "They're trying to do this on the cheap and it just keeps getting cheaper and cheaper." I was shocked. I couldn't believe the unprofessional nature of that comment. Sorry we're working class lady. Wake up and smell the recession!
    -The Olympic garage that Marines' contracts with is horrible! Every time I took my car out, I would have to allot an additional 15 minutes because that's how long it would take them to retrieve my car. My mom was in a rush on her last day at the hotel and not only did it take them nearly 20 minutes to bring down the car, but they brought her the wrong car!
    -Hot water issues. While I had no issues in my room, my mom, who was on the other side of the building, said she had to let the water run for 15 minutes before it was hot enough for a shower!
    -When I checked in, the front desk said that he would have to authorize the entire amount on my debit card. I said fine. When I checked out, I was assured that I hadn't been charged for anything yet. They charged my card, which strangely went through in 2 separate amounts and everything seemed fine. 4 days later, I noticed almost $200 missing from my account. My bank explained that it was the authorization from Marines' and that it would bounce back in to my account in a day or 2. Huh? I've stayed at a lot of hotels and I typically use my debit card and I've never experienced anything like this. Pretty inconvenient to have money missing from your account, even if just for 48 hours, when you're on your honeymoon.

    Overall, this was a very nice place to have a wedding. Most of the issues I had were with the hotel rather than the wedding venue. While I would recommend Marines' for a wedding, I would recommend staying at another hotel. It's just not the level of service one expects from a hotel that charges as much as they do for a room.

    27/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. Shannon M.
    Check out the location and views.

    09/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Khloe B.
    I came here for a wedding in October and it was absolutely stunning! The MMCH really went the extra mile to put the finishing touches on the girl's wedding. The place in itself is wonderful and had a great view of the city. All the guests could not stop complimenting on the great location of this place. The staff was really helpful and friendly. The food was pretty good, much better than a wedding I went to a couple months beforehand. The place looked upscale and it was the perfect place to have the reception. Plus, like I said before, the view was breathtaking!

    Final Verdict: The wedding held here was so pretty and nice, the father of the bride really liked the price. We had views of the bay while wea danced and ate, this really is a wonderful place!

    19/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. cherry g.
    Just had my wedding there last Jan 02, 2010 and I can't think of anything bad about MMCH. They exceeded my expectations. Food was great, service was excellent and they were very organized. Pictures on their website don't do any justice, you have to see the place in person. Both their ballrooms are beautiful and have different character that will suit your event.

    02/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Robert H.
    Forty years after I first walked in the building I finally spent the night (two nights in fact).  The staff was professional and courteous, the food wonderful, and the "free breakfast" delicious.  Did I forget to mention the business center, Gym, library and free wi fi?  I'm just sorry I didn't have enough time to savor the complimentary happy hour.  My room was clean and looked to have been recently renovated.  I fully intend to stay here again if only for the experience.  You can't beat the location!!  People who knock this place -- I don't know what they're talking about but it is certainly not the Marines Memorial Club & Hotel.

    08/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Michael M.
    This is definitely the best place to stay in/around Union Square.  This is my first phone call any time I think I may be visiting SF.  Great prices, great location, great service, and it is more than just a hotel - it is a living memorial to the United States Marine Corps.  Also, as a member, the hosted bar and hosted breakfast service were fantastic.  All current and former Marines need to come to SF just to visit the Marines Memorial Club!

    01/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Bernardo C.
    If you are a military service member yourself or related to some one who is serving or has served or simply know of someone then you will really appreciate the Marines Memorial Club & Hotel.

    I have check in three time to this hotel and always left completely satisfied.

    Quick hint: if you are a service member then you can apply for a membership and receive a substantial discount in price. If you know someone who is a member then can "sponsor" you and provide you with a discount as well.

    The decor is just amazing. Make sure you hit up the bar on the 12th floor where they provide cocktail hour (free drinks!) during your stay there every evening. Breakfast is also a good deal. It's a real breakfast compared to that over priced continental crap you get at other hotels just to receive orange juice and a slice of toast.

    CON: Like the rest of the city you'll have to fork out some cash for parking!

    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

    It cannot get any better than right off Sutter street walking distance from union square and only a few miles away from Pier 39 and Fishermans Wharf.

    Highly recommended!

    29/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. John N.
    My wife stayed there this past weekend and could not say enough good things about the hotel and the hotel employees. I am looking forward to checking out the hotel myself.   Great place to stay in the middle of SF.  They really take care of military and their families.

    SEMPER FI!!

    21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    24. Brandon M.
    I did a gig here. It has history. The people are nice and you get like a whole floor for your event.

    08/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Janice F.
    Great views, service & food. I will go back

    07/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Jennifer H.
    I had my wedding reception in the Crystal Ball Room.  The event sales manager Mariell was very professional.  She showed us the two ballrooms and answered all our questions.  She was also very helpful in the planning process.  

    I had booked the hall 10 months in advance and Mariell was able to help me via email in the decorating decisions.  She also recommend that I book room 403 for the bridal suite.  The suite was large with a large oval tub, a huge mirror wall, living room, comfortable king size bed, and 2 full size closets.  The bellmen treated me like a VIP and was very careful with my wedding gown.

    The reception hall was so beautiful with so much Victorian details it was like having a wedding in a castle.  My guests were so surprised how beautiful it looked and had to pick their jaws off the ground when they walked into the Crystal ball room for the dinner.  I had so much great memories and the food was excellent.  I will return for an anniversary.  The staff at Marines Memorial preformed above and beyond my expectations.  I only have good praises to give to these hard workers.

    17/10/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Irene S.
    JUST THE FACTS

    1. i didn't have to pay for this.
    2. it was really fancy and nice.
    3. a lot of times fancy hotels want to charge you for bottles of water, but not this one.
    4. the conference room next to our suite was full of coffee and ready to go when we came home from the bars at three and needed to have a very important meeting.
    5. super comfy & squishy beds.
    6. no one even blinked when i walked into the restaurant in pj's, no shoes, and totally looking like i'd spent all night drinking and barely slept. and prolly smelly, too.
    7. the elevator smelled like farts.

    17/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. akimbo j.
    Oh, the beauty!  The gorgeous Beaux Arts elegance!  My fiance and I took at look at the Commandant's Room and decided we had to have our wedding here!  The price is amazingly affordable for San Francisco, and it's a REAL BALLROOM, not a hotel room with divider walls (a pet peeve of fiance's).  However, we decided not to host our wedding here because (and it kind of breaks my heart):

    1.  The coordinator, Mariell, did not respond to my follow up email.  Usually I would just make a phone call at that point, but she was very cold when I met her and I just didn't feel like she cared one way or the other for our business.  

    2.  Parties end at 11 p.m., but for $1,200 we could extend for one more hour.  I don't see how I can kick my raucous family out of a party at midnight.

    3.  The Hotel would only reserve a block of 10-20 rooms.  I understand it's a small hotel, but that's really not a lot when you are having a large wedding.

    FOLLOW UP 5/1/08:  I have since received an email from Mariell, who read my review here and wanted to explain that she experienced some trouble with their email system and did not receive my email.  She also assured me that she cares about each couple that comes into the Marine's Memorial Club.  

    I respect the fact that she contacted me in response to my review and addressed the issues I mentioned.  I added another star for that kind of professional response to a critique.  I'm satisfied with her explanations and if we were still looking for a venue, would call her right now and just deal with the time and space limitations because honestly, their ballroom is beautiful and as someone who obviously puts a lot of weight into customer service - now that my concerns have been addressed in a direct and genuine manner -  I would feel comfortable working with Mariell.

    04/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. C C.
    This past weekend, we joined a few of our friends for drinks at the Marine' Memorial. The bar is on the top floor and the view was AMAZING! As our friends were guests at the hotel, they were able to partake in the complimentary happy hour (very nice touch).  The staff was very friendly and clearly proud of their hotel. I was extremely impressed with the location of the hotel (~5-10 minute walk to Powell Bart) and the overall appearance within the hotel. I can't wait for an opportunity to stay at this hotel.

    16/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. mark r.
    I *love* the steakhouse on top of this place! Definitely the best fillet in town.. I know, hotel restaurants aren't really known for quality, but when we're having a steak craving, this is where we go..

    They start you off with a lettuce wedge (w/ blue cheese dressing) and a yummy garlic half - both delicious.. We usually skip the appetizers as that's enough as an appetizer - but their mac and cheese and crab cakes are awesome.

    Go there early while there's still light out, since they have a great view of the city from the restaurant..

    19/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Steve J.
    Located in the heart of San Francisco on Sutter St. and several blocks from Union Square.  This is a private military club (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and retirees) that is open to the public and specializes in military reunions and luxury lodging at affordable rates compared to the other large hotels in the downtown San Francisco area.  

    You have to check the schedule for what's featured but there is also a theatre with the hotel along with a couple restaurants (see my review on Leatherneck Steakhouse: yelp.com/biz/leatherneck… ).  People also book weddings, celebrations, conferences and reunions here as well.  

    I've been to several events in the past here.  The last time I was here was after our unit redeployed from Iraq we held our welcome home ceremony for all the soldiers that served in combat in one of the hotel's ballrooms here.  On the 10th floor "mezzanine" (not "10th floor") is a little memorial they've put together to remember our fallen comrades that served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Little black tiles with gold lettering with the servicemember's information cover the entire wall here.  

    I never stayed here before but understand from others that have that this hotel's highlights include it's service, value and cleanliness.  Rooms are very basic and no nonsense in nature but clean and comfortable.  138 of it's rooms were recently renovated and updated.  Dining is very good with breakfast being an excellent value here.  

    I wouldn't call the design here modern.  Old fashioned and conservative is more accurate.  Ambience is military with mostly older travelers and families come through here.  Active duty military gets a substantial discount here, I understand.  There are some spectacular views at the higher levels in the hotel.  People noted the decor as dull but overall the value for what you pay in the heart of SF and the service compared to equivalent hotels is excellent.  

    marineclub.com

    26/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Andrew P.
    I really like having lunch here.  The view of the City is excellent, making it a great place to take visitors.  Although it is part of the Marines' Memorial Club, the restaurant is open to the public.  The restaurant is seldom crowded, the food is good, and the service is well paced for a leisurely lunch.

    17/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Shelly R.
    I was so disappointed in my stay at the Marines Memorial Hotel. I stayed the weekend of my wedding in suite 401. The night before my wedding, I stayed with my bridesmaids and mom. Our suite was large and clean. There was a nice fireplace that was pretty. Most of the furnishings and amenities seemed quite old and worn. The bath tub looked dirty- not at any fault of the maids- as I'm sure no amount of scrubbing could make it look clean. BEWARE of the old single pane windows. It was so noisy outside on the street I woke up at least four times even though I had earplugs in. My mom and maids had a hard time sleeping also. The next night was also very noisy from both the street and surrounding rooms. My mom complained about her neighbors partying at 3 am. The noise was not resolved by management.
    We spent quite a lot of money at this hotel for three hotel rooms and an in suite ice cream bar for post reception. I didn't feel like this was a four star hotel at all.
    As far as the ice cream bar reception, it was delivered as promised to our room before arriving from our reception but getting it ordered was not worth the hassle. I had several back and forth emails with Cheryl regarding what was available for in suite food service. Several of the emails took her many days to respond and I found some of them to be curt and then others to be more friendly. In one of my emails inquiring whether full set up service was available, she replied with what I think was a response from someone else in all caps "YES EVERYTHING IS FULL SERVICE AS WE ARE A FOUR STAR HOTEL"
    WOW-  I've stayed there now and you could have fooled me. I was asked to reconfirm my order on several occasions, which I did every time. I wish giving my credit card to confirm my order earlier meant not having to unnecessarily check in with them so often.

    I think if you had your complete wedding at the hotel you would receive better service. But I won't be returning nor will I recommend staying there to anyone unless you qualify for the discount given to vets or active duty members and can put up with the noise.
    BTW- They also put a $1600 hold on our credit card for incidentals for one room, despite all rooms being paid for in advance.

    18/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    34. Mel G.
    Really nice facilities, staff is exceptionally friendly, and overall very enjoyable & right in the heart of SF.  A nice place to have a function at.

    23/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. Jackie B.
    I think this is one of the best 'bang for your buck' places to have a wedding in San Francisco. There are a few other choices, but without bringing in tables, linens, chairs, flatware, booze, a caterer, a dancefloor, yada, yada. You can't beat it. The planning staff is great and very easy to work with.

    Our whole wedding was great, but I loved our reception. We had the Commandant's ballroom and it was beautiful. SO MUCH FUN. And although the Marine vibe is a little off-putting at first, it was a great fit. At the end of the day, the wedding's vibe comes more from who you are as a couple.

    That being said, we had a really crazy wedding. We're a rowdy group. My husband and I being at the top of the rowdy list. But the staff was really cool and rolled with everything with ease. (Examples: Some of us got a little carried away (myself included) my Mom forgot to mention that a 7-piece mariachi band would be there, a whole family showed up unannounced and needed an extra table and dinners, etc, etc. Props to my wedding coordinator again as I didn't realize any of this at the time.)

    I still get compliments on the food. Its REALLY good and worth noting. And I forgot my grandmother's vase here and didn't pick it up a really long time. They remembered us and kept an eye on it. A great place for a San Francisco wedding.

    13/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. Nick R.
    Attended a good friend's wedding here the other night. Beautiful place, the ballroom where the ceremony and reception was held is awesome, the food was great, the service was good. Great time at the wedding. So why the 3 stars and not higher? Well my suit jacket and another guests were stolen right out of the ballroom, off the back of our chairs. We thought maybe the staff had accidentally grabbed them when they were clearing the tables and seat covers at the end, so we had them look through but nothing. I'm
    guessing either a straggler from
    The streets made their way in(the ballroom is on the 10th floor so this was a determined individual) or some hotel guest with a propensity for thievery was the culprit. In the big picture it's only a jacket and nothing of value was in it(thankfully) but it definitely put a minor damper on an otherwise great time. I don't know what they can do to combat something like this from happening, maybe post someone closer to the entrance to monitor entrants to the building?

    14/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Serena H.
    I went to see the Crystal ballroom and Commandants ballroom as potential wedding venue. Each ballroom is on a different floor.  Both rooms definitely has an elegant classic feel with the high ceilings, chandeliers and gold trim.  The photos on the website don't do it justice.  The building has recently been remodeled so now every room has A/C too.  The hotel has mostly suites.  Executive suite will come in handy for wedding nite!

    Fabulous location just a couple blocks from Union Square.  Right around corner from Sir Francis Drake.  Wedding packages all include cocktail hr, wine during dinner, cake cutting and 2hrs open bar after dinner.  Not bad but party ends at 11p.  Of course you can pay for more time.

    08/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Katie L.
    I am former military and my hubby is Active Duty military, so this was THE place to stay in San Fran when we visited from San Diego.  A friend warned me they get booked quickly and we were going last minute, so we ended up reserving a double queen room (no single kings) for quite a bit more than the single room.  But when we checked in they had a single room for the whole week!  The bargain was unbelievable.  Really.  Our room was really nice (but right next to the elevator- which actually didn't bother us at all, surprisingly).  The 12th Floor bar was fun at night (we actually checked in on the Marine Corps Birthday, so a fun crowd was up there!) and the breakfast buffet was very good.  

    Parking was super cheap just half a block up the street and the location was perfect.  1 block from the cable cars, a downhill walk to Union Square, and close to everything we wanted to do.

    I really want to pop people over the head who say this has a stoic military feel or the military vibe doesn't mesh with the wedding feel... IT'S A MILITARY HOTEL!  Geez!  I found the history to be fascinating and there were interesting artifacts on every floor.  

    I thought the hotel was very well maintained, clean, and quiet.  The gym was quite nice, too.  The staff at the desk was always willing to help (even if the concierge seemed a little miffed when we asked for a taxi).  I will definitely stay here again and HIGHLY recommend it to any military people.  Just tell them you are Active and they'll give you a membership which gets you the great rates.  Loved it!!

    04/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. Keika L.
    This was the first place my fiance and I checked out when looking for a venue for our wedding.

    It's in a great location (especially if you have some out of town guests) and the staff is nice and helpful.  The old decor makes the place classy and feel a lot more expensive than what they charged for renting the space!  The view of the city from here also makes you feel like a million bucks!

    The only reason why we chose not to have our wedding here is because we wanted it to be in another location.  I recommend anyone on a tight budget to check this venue out!

    14/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Sheryl P.
    My husband stayed here for a little less than a week and were extremely pleased with the place. The corner room was a little tiny as well as the window but we had a great view of the bay. The bed was comfortable, the staff was friendly, parking was easy, and you are minutes from anywhere in SF. Would definitely stay here again!

    15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. John C.
    Couldn't be more pleased! We had our wedding and reception here on July 3rd and it went off flawlessly. First I would like to recognize the all the staff of the Marines Memorial Club who worked so hard to make our event so great. I want to thank Mariell, the wedding coordinator, who was very pleasant to work with (even though she worked through her morning sickness). I can't say enough good things about this place.

    We paid for the wedding ourselves and without a doubt we wouldn't have had the option of having something so elegant in San Francisco at any other venue for the same price. My brother spent close to 100K on his wedding and I think ours rocked as well as his event for a fraction of the cost. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the location and the amenities the hotel had. It definitely worth considering if you want a great in city wedding and reception. Many of our guests stayed at the hotel so that open bar we had at the wedding...well let's just say that a lot of folks were grateful to have just stumble to their rooms versus taking a cab home.

    You definitely have to plan early if you want to secure a great date for your wedding. We booked ours 14 months out and it worked out perfectly! Many thanks to MMC.

    This is a must for anyone currently serving in the military. Can't beat the rate for great place to stay in the city.

    16/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Michael F.
    I had the rare and fortunate opportunity to stay at MMCH in April 2009 for Student Veteran Conference. As a lowly-ranking Soldier in the Army, it was amazingly welcoming to come to a venue that catered to me like I was a general. I can't imagine what generals get treated like.

    The location is probably the most stunning aspect of MMCH. Smack dab in the middle of San Francisco, waking up in the morning for a nice walk before the city wakes up is refreshing and highly recommended. If you sleep in, its nice to wake up to a bustling city where you're only minutes from doing almost anything!

    There is free continental breakfasts for guests in the morning and an open bar in the evening. The food and drinks is near the top floor where you get to enjoy a wonderful birds eye view of the city. No joke.

    The staff is superbly courteous, prompt, knowledgeable and professional - like you would expect from a place with military heritage.

    The interior is well made, and while it is obvious it is an old building, it is immaculately cleaned. Military memorabilia line the main entrance, and each floor has pictures of many of the Marine Corps commandants. Its nice how they tie history together with the present.

    The rooms are well furnished with nice beds, good clean and fresh smelling sheets, tables, couches, WiFi and basically everything you need for a comfortable stay. Remember when I said you feel like you're a general in one of these rooms? You really do - nothing looks or feels cheap.

    And for you salty dogs, there's a gym on the basement level to get your PT going. Its a well-furnished gym, too.

    The club, after my conference, offered me a free membership. While the daily rate is still out of my range, when I get older and have money, I will be taking my kids here to stay and enjoy the city in luxury for the masses.

    I can't think of one bad things during my stay!

    29/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Ben P.
    My brother and his wife are both Air Force pilots.  In fact, I'm the only member of my family who isn't a pilot.  Another shortcoming of mine, perhaps, but it just never called to me.  My brother was also literally born on the Fourth of July.  AND he and his wife just returned from a six-month deployment to Turkey and Kuwait, during which time they got to fly regular missions to Afghanistan and Baghdad.

    So, it was time to celebrate.  Those who know me well know my strange fixation for my family and friends.  I don't have many of either, and so I will do anything for people who fall into either category.  I'm a lover, not a fighter, and I've never really gotten into a fight on my own account in my life, but I will rain furious vengeance on anyone who touches my family or friends.  All of which is my way of saying, I was really glad to see my brother again.

    The Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel has two relevant rules: active duty military people stay at the hotel for half-price, and during happy hour, they drink whatever they want for free.  In the lounge on the 12th floor, with a great view of this slice of Union Square.  I found my brother and his wife sharing drinks with a significant cross-section of their squadron.  While I was of a mind to buy everyone a round or two, I could never put my hand in my pocket.  I was deemed an "honorary" member of the squadron, and had fresh drinks pressed into my hand on a more-than-regular basis.  I carefully failed to inquire as to whether these had been purchased.

    Despite my lack of both any military experience and any desire for military experience (what about me suggests to you that I would be a welcomed addition to the military of any country?), the fact is that military people are, by and large, my people.  Many of them are rednecks like me, virtually all are salt of the earth people, and they have hilarious stories.  As much time as I spend lunching at Aqua or dining at Bar Bambino, the reality is I'm just as happy, and just as comfortable, drinking Bud long-necks and eating nachos in a bar that sells Keno tickets.  My lawyer life gives me plenty of opportunities to experience the former lifestyle; I appreciate the rare chances I get to experience the latter.

    And thus did I celebrate the Fourth: drinking, and later dining, with my brother, and a few other of our country's finest.  Bro and I spent most of dinner entertaining the table with stories of our childhood, a surprising number of which center around him injuring me in some significant (but funny) way.  Later, as we parted ways, I stood on the pinnacle of Nob Hill and watched fuzzy fireworks briefly illuminate the sky over North Beach.  Nice as they were, the fireworks were merely gilding the lily; my Fourth was complete the minute I wrapped my arms around my brother in the bar.

    04/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Janar W.
    As always excellent all around. Terrific value for veterans.

    05/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    45. Alex H.
    We did not have a full guest experience since we were only attendees at an event. The lobby is warm and inviting, and the location is ideal if you want to stay near Union Square. The event venue was held in a well-preserved old-fashioned ballroom with hanging chandeliers. The facilities were clean and well maintained and the staff efficient. Aside from what I observed as an event guest, the front desk was so responsive in dealing with an issue we had, that I am thoroughly impressed and will definitely consider staying here the next time we visit.

    04/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Sarah L.
    If I could give 6 stars, I would. We held our reception here on Sept 22 in the Crystal Ballroom. We stayed the weekend in one of their bridal suites. The hotel itself is beautiful, there is military memorabilia on every floor, and the ballrooms are gorgeous. The majority of our guests were out-of-towners and they loved the venue and the location in Union Square. Service was impeccable throughout the entire weekend. The evening flowed smoothly, the staff was fantastic, our wedding coordinator made sure our cake topper, champagne flutes and all gifts made it into our room. The bellman did a great job directing our vendors and guests to our suite. We got a ton of compliments on the food, the guests ate the American Kobe flat iron steak. The few vegetarians loved their spinach ravioli as well. This is one of the most reasonable locations we found in Union Square and our guests were amazed. The packages they offer with the open bar were very affordable when considering everything it included, Jennifer even provided our place-cards with the Golden Gate Bridge on it. For the guests who did stay at the hotel (they allow a ten room block), there is a happy hour daily and a great breakfast with a lot of hot food items included in the price. I had the bridesmaids get ready with me in the bridal suite and it was big enough for 4 stylists in the main room. We absolutely loved it and would not change a thing. We plan on dinner at Leathernecks soon to reminisce about how great our wedding was! I would highly recommend the hotel for any military personnel visiting San Francisco!

    26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    47. Chris M.
    Great location, amazing price and friendly staff!  The history as you walk into the building is quite moving.  My Uncle and Grandfather served in the military and 1 war each, so they are members.  

    If you are lucky enough to stay here, be sure to check out the top floor and the accompanying view.  Also note that your breakfast is included, but go early as it gets busy later on.  It's on the 12th floor and also houses dinner and breakfast at the same tables.  

    If you are looking for a spacious room, be sure to upgrade.  The normal ones are smaller than normal.  But they don't skimp on the service here.  If you need it, they will bring it!!

    Tip: If you stay here check out the happy hour from 4-6pm daily.  It's included with the room!

    24/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Sabrina L.
    This is a wonderful place to host an event.  Great location, near bart, muni and the Sutter/Stockton garage. Beautiful building with elegant rooms and old charm appeal. Professional staff and good food.
    I haven't seen or stayed in any of the rooms, but I've been here several times over the last decade and I've never been let down.

    11/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Gee J.
    This was my first visit at the Marines' Memorial Club.  I was very much impressed with the hospitality that was given to me just stepping into the lobby.  You definitely want to be greeted as a guest anywhere you are staying.  The hotel is very well decorated with military memorabilia.  This is military history at its best.  From the pictures, to the medals, it's as close as you can get to walking into a military museum.  The hallways are covered with plaques leading up to the rooms.  It makes you realize the value of having a solid force backing your country.  We have to be thankful to our armed forces past and present.  

    The rooms are spacious and very well decorated.  You have your basic amenities and much more, (Flat Screen TV, a safe, a coffee maker and a mini refrigerator).  The bed was perfect, for me at least.  It was nice and firm.  So, you do have to realize that this is one of the older buildings in San Francisco.  You can pretty much hear the noise of the city as if the sirens outside are coming to your rescue.  You get the picture.

    The free breakfast was great.  They had everything to make a delicious meal.  Overall, I would recommend the Marine's Memorial Club not only to the military buffs but to everyone that enjoys great service.

    30/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Christina C.
    If I were an 80 year old San Franciscan woman with blue hair, rhinestone glasses, Sunday hats and Chanel suits, I would probably lunch here.  If not for anything else, I would be supporting the lovely effort of the country.  The room that the banquet was held in was gilded.  So much gold paint.  Such high ceilings.  Such an expensive cash bar.  A beer was $6.50 and a mixed drink was twice that but served in the smallest martini glass stolen from the dollhouse maker.

    We were served some kind of chicken breast that looked like a thigh because they'd butterflied the breast and left on a drummette/wing that resembled a very small drumstick.  The accompanying mushrooms were delicious.  The spinach was dark and velvety.  The polenta confused me beyond belief.  I don't think I like polenta.  

    The bathroom was upstairs.  

    It was "classy" to use the words of Amy E.  Such a cute little munchkin.

    27/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    51. Jesse G.
    For wedding events and room appointments only: this is not for staff, quality of food, quality of the bar (fantastic actually).

    I'd like reviewers to note the dates of previous 5-star reviews.

    20/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    52. Scott M.
    I am a member of the Marine Memorial Club and this is by far the best deal going.  The hotel itself is superb.  The location is excellent one block from Union Square.  The atmosphere inside the hotel is very classy.  Do not think this is a run down inner city hotel that exists solely on prime location alone.  The standard rooms are small but for San Francisco they are average (I've stayed at two other hotels within a few blocks so I can honestly make that assessment).  The suite's on the other hand are very spacious.  If you are looking for cost per square foot, a suite is the way to go.  Beyond how nice the hotel is, how nice the staff is you also have to consider the amenities offered.  You won't find another hotel that has a free happy hour (1600-1800 nightly) and buffet breakfast included.  The buffet is always a spread which nearly any breakfast food you could imagine.  Take heed though, as mentioned this is a classy establishment so make sure you can conform to the dining dress code (no flip flops, jeans or t-shirts).  I have yet to be able to get to the fitness club because I spend so much time exploring San Francisco while in town but have you ever stayed at an inner city hotel with an indoor pool?  I never have other then Marine Memorial.  I really hope to take advantage of this next time I say.  For the best prices, check 21 days out if you are member.  Also, it appears that a parking garage across the street is a few bucks cheaper then the one recommended by the hotel so it might be worth your effort to look around for the best parking.

    06/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Hady R.
    We had our wedding reception at the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel and I must say it was magical. Our coordinator Stephanie was on point and very helpful. At first I felt like we had to follow the time line they had and felt a little rushed with everything, but the day off I found it to be very helpful. The food was delicious and left us wanting more. Their suites are beautiful as well. MMC will hold a dear place in our hearts and I was very happy with everything they did.

    02/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Ivy T.
    I can't agree more with Jackie B's review on the wedding receptions here. We had our reception in the Crystal Ballroom and everything was perfect and magical! I loved the 40's ambiance of the place. Maribel and Marielle were both very helpful in coordinating the whole thing. My husband and I are both in the Air Force, so it was a nice fit for us. i didn't find it too "militaristic" (if that's a word).

    The food was great! the salmon turned out wonderfully, not too overdone or fishy. The filet of beef was tender as well. i didn't get to taste the appetizers but i didn't hear anything bad.

    I think the best part is that they have everything in a package deal. The only thing that my husband wanted the wedding to have was an open bar so we wouldnt have to worry about corkage fees and all that stuff. The packages that they offer were very reasonably priced (about $100 per person). That included appetizers passed on silver platters, salad/soup, entree, and beverages (alcoholic and non). All linens and chair covers were included. There is no (classy) place in SF that has all this stuff included at a reasonable price. (Trust me, I have looked long and hard before i chose this one). Even better was that if you are active duty you get free club membership and a discount on the reception price!

    The hotel rooms were ok, a little on the small side, but it is downtown SF. It was nice for all the active duty guests because they got a HUGE discount on the room rate. We upgraded to the Executive suite for our wedding night and that room was huge! Totally worth it!

    19/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Yvonne Y.
    We considered having our wedding here and the ballrooms were quite pretty.  Their package deals are very affordable for the city's standard.

    The wedding coordinator (Mariell) is very organized and to the point.  However, she gets a bit defensive about the whole Marines concept and will argue with you why the Marines matter.  

    Regardless, that's not why we didn't choose this place.  The entrance is tiny and sandwiched between a diner and a liquor store.  The minute you walk in, it's got posters and flyers of the shows playing there.  Until I learn how to teleport my guests, this probably won't do it.

    27/11/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    56. Ivan L.
    Semper FI!!!!!! as a former Marine this place hits close to home... seeing all th photo's, ribbons, Medal of Honors etc makes you appreciate life, friends family and the fact that you can even breathe thanks to the people that serve our wonderful country even though it's kind of in the crapper remember a disunited America is a weak America. Remember where we came from and how we got here, this palce definately helpd you remember that. Next time I plan a trip to sf I'm going to try and stay here.

    25/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Jennie K.
    What a spectacular building.  

    I was here last night for my law school's annual student-faculty dinner.  Last year it was held at Gordon Biersch, and although the beer was flowing freely and the food was delicious, it can't compare to a sit-down dinner in the Commandant's ballroom.

    Walking into the ballroom makes you feel like you're walking straight into an old photograph of San Francisco.  The high ceilings, chandeliers, gold curtains, and amazing view are just stunning.  Reading the other reviews, I could easily see where a wedding reception would be perfect here.  It's classy, beautiful, and a real treat to experience.

    I overheard our Student Bar Association president say that this was the cheapest option for hosting the dinner that she looked at - if that is the case, what a deal!

    -1 star only because the food was fairly good, but not Really Good.  We had salad, chicken with polenta and greens, and a white chocolate dessert.  Nothing struck me as being particularly fabulous.  It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't bad, either.  It just Was.  (How zen.)

    Also, the drink prices are a bit scandalous - $6.50 for a beer?  $7.50 for a glass of wine?  Ouch.

    Still, I wouldn't hesitate to have my wedding reception (or any other event) here.  Bono, Rob Dougan, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, and James Franco don't know that we're getting married yet, but we totally are, and this is where the party will be.  You're all invited.

    27/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Jackie O.
    We had our March 2009 wedding reception at the Marines Memorial in the Crystal Ballroom and were extremely happy with everything MMC staff did to make it into a fun and beautiful event.  

    -Beautiful space and prime location!
    -Very affordable given all the things included in the wedding packages (ballroom and cocktail room, staff, service, food, alcohol, suite)
    -The wedding coordinating staff was incredible throughout the planning process.  They know weddings and know what needs to be done and how to do it.
    -The food was amazing, everyone raved about the meal
    -The wait staff and day-of staff did an excellent job and was more than helpful.  The ballroom was set up just like we wanted, everything was beautiful.
    -The honeymoon suite was a dream and we greatly appreciated the slices of our cake they left for us after the long night.

    Highly recommended!

    (only con is parking, but that goes without saying in such a prime location)

    11/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    59. J B.
    This hotel was a nice experience.  Very convenient location, in the middle of the action and a $10 cab ride from many of the San Francisco attractions.  Walking distance to the busy shopping area of Union Square. The desk staff was friendly, although not very knowledgeable about where to go out in the area.

    I will say that the rooms were not what most would consider "luxury".  They had a bit of an older feel.  The bathrooms were renovated but not modern at all.  If you are looking for a high-end hotel you will probably not be very happy here.  However, since my husband is active duty military our room was only $65/night - and for downtown San Francisco that is fantastic and made it worth it.

    05/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    60. Nicole H.
    We have stayed here a handful of times and have never been disappointed. Blocks away from Union Square, great restaurants, shopping, easy access to cable cars... The Hotel itself has a charm about it- as soon as you walk in and see the ornately painted ceilings you'll know what I mean. Having been in the Navy myself, and my husband who's served 28 years in the Coast Guard we've fallen in love with it's Marine and military history throughout the hotel. Take a tour of the library, the cocktail hour and breakfast is an awesome thing. The rooms are not large, but very warm and cozy.  This is our favorite place to stay in the City. The only thing I have to say is that they recently changed their reservation policy, to get a good rate you have to do it in a 30 day window, sometimes they have rooms, sometimes they don't. So it can be pricey to stay there now.
    I recommend parking your car and buying a 3 day Muni Pass at Walgreens down the street, the public transportation there is the way to go. We've even walked to AT&T park for a GIANTS game a couple of times. (It's a good long walk)

    13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    61. Ami T.
    This hotel is amazing for active duty families... $60-80 a night two blocks away from Union Square in one of the most expensive cities in the country.  The rooms are nice, the hotel is comfortable.  Some may complain and claim that it is dated, but you have to consider the service they provide.  I know a lot of people staying here would never be able to afford a vacation like this, its a gift from the club.  If you are active duty, call the club to get the real rates, the published rates are for non-members.  

    Every room comes with a full breakfast buffet, one that rivals the fancier hotels.  The staff is very accommodating and friendly.  I would rely on Yelp for restaurant recommendations though, the guy at the concierge counter told us to walk to the gates of Chinatown and go into the first restaurant without a line... maybe he doesn't care about food or misjudged how much I do.  

    There is no valet parking, but the hotel has worked out a price around $20 per day with in and out privileges which is very competitive for the area.  They get a little busy and you often have to wait a while for your car, but I rarely use the car while there so not a big deal.  

    Tip: if you don't have a pet, ask for a room with a view, preferably with a king bed. These rooms have a great view of the city and have much more room.

    19/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. Dijonne M.
    My husband and I hosted our wedding reception at the MMC on 09/19/09.  It was held on the 10th floor which included the Commandants, Regimental and Heritage rooms.  If I remember correctly, we had chosen the Sutter Package which included open-bar service, of course dinner and all the works.  Everything from our first visit to check out the venue, to the food tasting (which was GREAT), to the customer service was EXCELLENT! They communicated very well with my wedding vendors (i.e. The Cakemaker, florist, performers, deejay, etc.) and were very good and thorough at responding to my e-mails. Mariell and Stephanie helped me in achieving my true dream wedding! Everything went as planned and we still get commended for throwing such an extravagant party until now!

    22/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Sara R.
    Wow loved this place!!! Great view, amazing bed, and a military discount. The breakfast in the morning was ok...glad I didn't pay for it. My only complaint is that the bathroom was tiny! Even the towels offered are tiny...they couldn't even cover a thigh! But, besides that, we loved it and plan to stay here each time we return to San Francisco.

    17/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    64. Doris C.
    This establishment is very nice, a bit quirky, but well worth the time and money. The bar upstairs is super classy with a Grand Piano and a view that takes your breath away. We have stayed there a few times, had a huge graduation dinner there, and went back a few times for just drinks and a rest on a long day. Thumbs up !

    12/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Jessie H.
    Stayed here for a week during a conference.  At first, I wasn't impressed but as the week went on, I became a fan of this place.  Favorite thing was the FREE hot breakfast buffet every morning.  Wait staff was very attentive.  You just need to leave a tip.  Additionally there is a FREE happy hour in the evening, again, only tip required.  The room was spacious and the hotel itself, is convenient to lots of shopping, restaurants, and many modes of transportation.  Only 2 negatives - 1. Requested a wake-up call and never received it. 2.  Don't expect the bell man to help you get a taxi.  He basically told me I had to get one myself.  So i walked about 3 blocks to find my own.

    05/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    66. Rebecca T.
    Beautiful conference rooms. I know I am a nerd for saying that but they are. They are located on the top floor and have floor to ceiling windows with a great view and original molding, etc. Makes for something pretty to look at while at a meeting with someone droning on about this and that in the background. One of the quieter and larger rooms I have stayed in while in San Francisco. They honor the Federal hotel rate, or they did when I stayed there last, so that is good too.

    04/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Bevy M.
    We heard they had a Thanksgiving Buffet here and since we all wanted to do something different and nobody felt up to cooking, we made reservations.  Our party consisted of 9 -- 7 adults and two children.  None of us had ever eaten there before, so we were hoping for the best.  

    I am delighted to report that they far exceeded our expectations -- from the initial reservations through the beautiful dessert table.  Here is the menu (descriptions in parenthesis are mine):

    Relish Display (vast array of fresh vegetable crudites, dips, pickles, olives, etc.)

    Chilled Seafood Bar (oysters on the half shell, crab legs, huge prawns -- all were absolutely fresh and delicious)

    Fruit Cheese and Pate Display (wide assortment of delicious cheeses, crackers, pates)

    Assorted Breads and Rolls (all house-made, very fresh and lovely)

    Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts and a Cranberry Vinaigrette (fabulous!)

    Marinated Wild Mushroom Salad

    Whole Grain Salad with Dried Fruits

    Puree of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (fabulous!)

    Roast Diestel Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce (moist, yummy)

    Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing (perfectly seasoned)

    Carved Honey Glazed Ham with Pineapple Chutney (the best ham I've had in years)

    Salmon with a Horseradish Crust and Herb Beurre Blanc (fresh & delicious)

    Mashed Potatoes

    Sweet Potato Casserole with Ginger and Orange (incredible!

    Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Apples

    Green Beans and Carrots (fresh and lovely -- a vast improvement over the traditional Campbell's cream of mushroom green bean casserole topped with onion rings)

    Assorted Cakes and Pies (pumpkin, apple, pecan/cranberry tart, pumpkin cheesecake)

    Ice Cream Station (with all the toppings for a sundae)

    The feast took over the entire 10th floor, including the Commandant's Room -- beautiful decor, lush drapes, chandeliers, etc.  Throughout the festivities, the Golden Gate Philharmonic chamber orchestra.  

    Prices were reasonable, especially compared with places like the Sheraton Palace Garden Court or the Claremont Hotel (both were about $95 each).  
    $45 Adults
    $25 Children 12 and under

    When you make your reservations, you pay in advance by credit card, and they add on the tax and gratuity, which makes the actual dinner so nice because there's no presentation of the bill, scuffling over who tries to grab it first, etc.  

    Everyone was dressed up -- think of what you'd wear to the very nicest restaurant.  We saw one family who were all wearing scruffy jeans -- looked like they'd just come in from raking the leaves, and we could tell they felt uncomfortable.  

    The hosts, greeters, wait staff, food servers, everyone, were so friendly and welcoming.  They all made us feel like we were honored guests.  

    We definitely plan to make this a Thanksgiving tradition!    

    We made our reservations in mid-October, because we wanted to be sure they could accommodate our party of 9.  For reservations, call (415) 673-6672, ext.. 239.

    25/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    68. nate h.
    I was recently told about this hotel and as a frequent SF visitor...i am amazed that i missed it as i have walked by it dozens of times.  It's a smaller more boutique hotel that offers more depth than other hotels.  The military history presented through out the hotel is an awesome reminder of the sacrifices of those who have served this country.  Less than one percent of Americans serve in the Armed Forces and this hotel does it right by those chosen few.

    The hotel felt very intimate.  The rooms were not over the top but clean and presentable.  The full breakfast is almost unheard of these days as well as the open bar every evening.  The staff there is very service oriented and continually called me by my name.  My coffee at Breakfast never got below half full which was impressive considering how busy they were.  The views from the restaurant were certainly a treat and i'm glad that the fog lifted to let us get a glimpse of this beautiful city.  You also get access to the One club that is located on the street level.  It is a very nice gym with a rarity in the city...a Lap pool!

    On the rooms alone i might have given 3 or 4 stars but the entire package to include the military history library (complete with roaring fireplace) leads me to rate this hotel a solid 5!  As the History channels Gunnery SGT. R. Lee Ermey would say...Oorah!!

    23/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    69. Khristian V.
    What a wonderful place this is! My mother suggested we stay here a night against our original plans to drive straight through SF, and I sure am glad we took her advice.

    The original rate was $199 but if you are active duty or retired, you are invited to join their club and enjoy a reduced rate of $69. The lobby is long and set up like a museum with displays of military items from history.

    There's a great breakfast buffet upstairs gratis with your stay, and we sat by a window with a great view of SF.

    We will definitely be back.

    02/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    70. Christa V.
    I've stayed here half a dozen times, and I've yet to be disappointed.

    Ask for a larger room facing Sutter street and not the scary brick building. They're pretty well stocked in the rooms and bathrooms, and the beds are comfy. The hotel also has a lovely library on the top floor and a business center for all of your printer needs.

    Also, its location is great! Considering it's only a few blocks from Union Square, the hotel is convenient and not too pricey compared to the nearby St. Francis and Sir Francis Drake.

    But what's best about this place is the complimentary breakfast buffet served every morning until 11AM! And I'm not talking about some mediocre croissant and coffee spread-the kitchen does some great things.

    I sometimes dream about their potatoes and bacon. Sometimes, being quite frequently.

    26/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Blaze n.
    Just went here for my daughter and now son (in-laws) wedding. We booked it far enough in advance so as to take care of all the details with Jennifer the wedding planner. With their recommendation, we used Old St. Marys Church 5 blocks away which was very convenient.
    The ball rooms were both beautiful and the majority of the staff extremely helpful . My wife did get chewed out by the the bar manager for getting beers for the bride and groom when there was no other staff available (you do not want the mother of the bride upset there Sgt..) he gets 0 stars but the bartender was fantastic.
    The whole night was otherwise perfect and the food was excellent (I recommend the steak!) The all inclusive price makes arraignments very simple plus you get a discount for active military. It was a great night.
    If I had one bad mark it would be quite costly for parking.
    My wife and I became members and we like to stay when we come in for Giants games. Happy Hour (open bar) 4-6pm then catch a bus to the game (no parking worries) and back. Wake up for a free breakfast and hit the road, you cant beat it.

    11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    72. Erin O.
    My husband and I had our wedding reception here.  By San Francisco standards, the pricing is excellent.  The venue also is quite lovely, with two, unique, high ceilinged ballrooms with really chandeliers and character.  The wedding packages include alcohol service, so you will not get hit with surprises after the fact. The food the day of the wedding was actually very good (I recommend the pork dish), which was a pleasant surprise.  They also definitely take care of the people as guests in the hotel, and we felt safe and well looked after.  We had several people who were military or ex-military (you're never an ex-marine, always a marine), who really appreciated the touches that were included.

    The room we had (an upgraded suite) was possibly the best room a bride could get ready in. It had a full wall of full length mirrors, a make up mirror, and plenty of space to stretch out and lounge.  That in and of itself is quite a plus.  It's also nice that when you stay, there is a breakfast buffet included in the room cost, and free internet as well.  

    Why not a perfect score?  Well, the military aspect of the place does add a bit of the surreal to the entire experience. Also, the accessibility of the event team didn't really kick in until we were close to the date of the wedding. The last few weeks, they were very available, but until then, it was sometimes like sending calls and emails into a black hole.  Also, my appointments got pushed around due to issues with their time, which with just a few days to go before the wedding was very frustrating.

    The tasting was an odd experience. The wait staff was lovely and charming, but the food actually did not taste particularly good. It made us worry quite a bit that we would not be pleased the day of the wedding, which ended up being an unfounded concern, but it was nerve-wracking.

    21/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. Marc S.
    Great place, good food, the suites are nice but $$

    10/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    74. Andrea M.
    This review is regarding my recent wedding on 7/23/10:

    Staff: The staff at Marines' Memorial were AWESOME!! I worked with Cheryl up until a month before the wedding date. She was amazing! She was prompt at answering emails, phone calls and was very accommodating to our requests. After working with her, I was assigned to work with Maribel. She worked with us and followed up w/ any issues we had for the month prior to the wedding. She was also our day-of coordinator (which is really nice, you don't have to go out and hire someone to do that...they include that service). Maribel kept the day running smoothly!

    Location: you can't go wrong with a beautiful setting like the Marines' Memorial Club in SF. It's close to union square and very classy!! Everyone complemented the location!

    Value: I did a TON of research when planning my wedding in the city. You can not find a better value than at the Marines' Club. All of their packages include an open bar and wedding coordination. They were the best price I could find in the city and did an amazing job!

    All in all, the day went perfect and I have NO regrets about having our wedding at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel :)

    01/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. Amy M.
    I had a great stay here!  The staff was professional and pleasant.  My room was huge and clean...maybe a little outdated but comfortable and nice!

    The complimentary breakfast and happy hour were more than expected!  Eggs!  Waffles!  Fruit!  Beer!  Wine!  Liquor!  A Skyline view of one of the best cities in the US!

    This place is one of the reasons I left  my heart in San Francisco!

    06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Gina C.
    This was a great find!! I stayed here the night after Christmas and had a wonderful time. The hotel is elegant and clean, the rooms have comfortable beds with a large tv and many channels, there's a microwave, and my favorite part....the complimentary happy hour/ breakfast that is included in the stay! These take place on the 12th floor of the hotel and there are large windows that give you an incredible view of SF. The breakfast has a variety of foods and i'd even say it's the best complimentary breakfast i've ever had. I also like how the local of this hotel is just a short walk to Union Square and Powell Bart Station. I would stay here again!

    04/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    77. Heather H.
    My husband and I are both active duty military and will be recommending the Marines' Club highly. Fantastic location, comfortable rooms in an unbeatable location, breakfast, happy hour...AFFORDABLE...the BEST!

    23/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    78. Sy D.
    I have been a member of the Marine Memorial Club since 2005 and won't stay anywhere else while in San Francisco. Yes, if you are active duty or a vet you save substantially - a Friday or Saturday night, with parking runs less than $120. This includes a free happy hour from 4-6 pm on well drinks and beer, and a real breakfast buffet..not continental...but a good breakfast overlooking the city. The rooms are original, but have been upgraded with all that you need (cable, fridge, air, heat, etc), the beds are very comfortable and the hotel itself is full of history. If you do stay, take the time and visit the room which is tiled wall to wall with the names of all of our brothers and sisters lost in OIF/OEF - it is very humbling as I have several friends on that wall I have served with.

    Oh, and referencing "Mookie B's" review on 11/27/10 - this is a respectful adult club. It is frequented by those who have served in this great nations wars and they deserve the respect they earned. Being pissed off because the bartender did not have the beer menu memorized is really juvenile - which you have exhibited in your blatherings. How about, "excuse me, can I have a......"

    Do all of us that have served and are still serving a favor...go stay at the motel 6.

    28/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Autumn K.
    If you, unlike myself, have the potential to meet someone you can a) stand and b)put up with long enough to not kill, good for you! If that works out for you long enough that you decide it's a great idea to tie yourself down to that person for the rest of your godforsaken life, this isn't a bad place to do it.

    Now I love a good shotgun wedding as much as the next person (just kidding, Sarah! Neither the bride NOR the groom were knocked up) but we all know how awful these things can be for everyone BESIDES the two people the event is all about.

    The space is gorgeous, centrally located, and apparently they have a variety of great wedding packages. Plus, the layout of the marriage floor is such that it's easy for one to dash in and outside  to smoke in between toasts, dances, and cake cuttings. What I remember of it was a blast and I'd totally marry my future ex-husband there in a heartbeat.

    My deepest apologies to the entire Richen clan if I misbehaved at all, but I'm pretty sure my fabulous shoes more than made up for my typical naughty nature.

    12/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    80. Zachary H.
    The attached liquor store is overpriced and extremely dodgy. Would strongly suggest avoiding at all costs.

    12/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    81. L. D.
    Okay, let's sum it up quickly.  If you want a new, modern, hip place to stay in the City - you are in the wrong place.  Yes, the bathrooms are small and dated.  If you want a classy, clean, respectful, deep in tradition place where all residents feel like family - you've found a home in the heart of the City!  Where else can you sit in a top floor lounge for a hosted happy hour with free drinks, live piano music and interact with generations sharing stories.  I watched an 80-something year old veteran pilot sharing stories of stories of past dogfights... while his wife of half-a-century rolled her eyes as she has heard the story so many times that she could tell the story.  Meanwhile there's teenager/ 20-something year old veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan standing shy against the wall - thankful that they can afford to stay in this hotel due to deep active military discounts.  I met the General Manager and was happy to hear the club did not experience any layoffs during the recession.   While most hotels were implementing layoffs of over 25%, the club implemented across the board salary reductions including top management.  Seriously, this is how a club/corporation inspires loyalty and dedication in a work force.  Every employee had a job during the worst of times.  That is how you can meet housekeepers and bartenders who have joyfully worked at the club for over 30 years.  That is how you can feel like you are among family with visit after visit.

    17/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    82. Nicole K.
    Love, love this hotel!  This hotel is a fitting tribute to the Marines.  It has an extensive museum and elegant accommodations.  We sadly missed Happy Hour but thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast buffet with the gorgeous view from the 12th floor.  

    Our rooms were immaculately clean with nice toiletries. My husband liked that the body wash, shampoo, and conditioner were in dispensers in the shower....how convenient!   Our beds were comfy too!

    We stayed here for my sister's wedding.  The wedding took place on the 11th floor ballroom.  Every detail was perfect and the ballroom was breathtaking.  It was a memorable wedding day and a very relaxing stay for us!  We can't wait to stay here again!

    10/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    83. LM F.
    We had out wedding here April 2013 and was so impressed from the beginning to the end.

    They were by far the most reasonable venue (and all the profit went back to the Marines).  I did a package wedding, so all I had to take care was the photographer, DJ, photobooth, cake and florist and MMC provided a preferred vendor list that was perfect.  

    We were provided with two nights in an amazing suite, as well as a hotel block for guests.  As a hotel guest they treat you SOOOOO well.  All guests get free happy hour and an great breakfast.  The staff was wonderful and so accommodating.

    Jennifer was the initial planner we met with and then DonnaRose was the day of coordinator.  Both were very easy to work with.  I was so unprepared (and probably too relaxed about it), having these two ladies nudge me along was nice.

    The family members that stayed there were also very impressed with the hotel and I am sure will be staying again....it is truly a hidden gem right in the middle of downtown.

    I would highly recommend this venue for any event or just a weekend in the city.....and you don't even have to have any military ties....we didn't.

    30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. Dan M.
    A unique institution.  Fascinating history (former women's club, constructed in 1927, billeted WAVES during WWII).  A living memorial, explore the photos and Marine history on each residential floor and the library.  Price, Quality Ratio is superior.  Dedicated to providing an affordable place for active duty military from all branches.  Well maintained, clean rooms and friendly,  respectful staff.

    14/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    85. Amanda R.
    I've been to the Memorial Club portion of this venue for a few different events, including a theatre performance, cabaret show, and a professional networking event. The theatre is a bit smaller, but I like because it's more personal and your closer to the performers. It is quite old but historic looking. The cabaret show and networking event were in one of the larger ballrooms upstairs. It's a beautiful, grand looking ball room, but it is definitely on the older and ornate side of things. The acoustics weren't really that great for a cabaret show, but it was well organized for the networking event. I haven't stayed in the hotel so I can't comment on the accomodations, but when I've had to interact with the staff, they have always been very friendly.

    05/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    86. Sarah F.
    Neal & I had our wedding here and it was stress-free and wonderful.  I highly recommend this location for military weddings.

    12/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    87. Carrie h.
    Hands down, the BEST hotel in SF!

    13/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    88. Robert R.
    Excellent service and a price that you can't beat (active duty rate is fantastic). The breakfast was hot and the view is awesome. Will definitely visit again. Room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Lots of great bars, shopping, and entertainment within walking distance and they have a partnership with a parking garage right up the street, which is very convenient.

    10/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    89. Jen A.
    I can only speak of the club. Great bar for real adults not for being part of a scene. Period.

    09/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    90. Judy S.
    visited last weekend & enjoyed our 2 night stay.  we stayed in a standard double bed room so it was nothing fancy but it was clean & had all the amenities you could need.  the hotel staff is very nice especially those serving you on the 12th floor restaurant & bar!  one tip, slow down driving on Sutter looking for the hotel, no big sign or flags or anything to show you've arrived!  we drove right past it, found it on a second try & thought "no wonder we didn't see it!"  For member/active duty rates w/ free hot breakfast & daily happy hour, you cannot get a better deal anywhere else in San Francisco!  And it's walking distance to EVERYTHING!  We will be back & maybe next time splurge a little for the suite to see what that's like!

    11/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    91. Dilly M.
    Came here for a friend's wedding.  Great location, nice event rooms and a great view.

    29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    92. Kelly F.
    A couple of my Masonic brothers and I stayed in the 3rd Marine Expedition suite for a week. Great suite, great breakfast buffet, great bar, and a great experience!

    29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    93. Norris B.
    Wow what an incredible jewel in the midst of others in the Union Square neighborhood.  You are so close to incredible restaurants, the TheaTer District, Saks and Neiman Marcus.  The rates are quite affordable.  Hospitality staff is spot on.

    17/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    94. rhonda s.
    Unexpected gifts can be a mixed bag.  Our holiday stay at San Francisco's Marines Memorial Club was the best kind of treat.

    Despite it's Club moniker, you don't have to be a member or even a Marine to stay (or dine). If you have any kind of current or former military affiliation, you'll get a discounted rate, but everyone is welcome.  

    You must, however, love the adorable bulldog mascot, Leatherneck.  His likeness stands guard by the elevators and is the namesake for the excellent top floor restaurant.

    Rooms are large and could use a decorating makeover, but the essentials (large screen TV, free WiFi) are the latest. Ceiling fans, robes, and lovely Lord & Mayfair toiletries were unexpected bonuses.  Beds are comfy and there's lots of room to spread out.  Mini fridges in each room (plus the free breakfast) make this a superb choice for families.

    What was really unexpected, though, was the complimentary Happy Hour from 4-6 pm.  Friendly  bartenders mix and serve whatever you want, so it's a good time to try a classic...you know you're curious about a Rusty Nail!  Beer aficionados will love the Sudwerks beers on tap.  There are also some delish, hard to find wines...all from Marine-affiliated family wineries.  

    An enormous buffet breakfast is also included in the room rate--there's a huge table of hot items as well as gorgeous pastries and lots of fresh fruit.  

    We loved the view in the restaurant so much that we also had lunch and dinner there.  The food is classic old school (iceberg wedges, anyone??) and best washed down with a martini or two.  Steaks are the same quality and less pricey than the nearby Mortons and Ruth's Chris chains.  Plus, where else can you eat in a bulldog themed restaurant?? (-:  Cutie Leatherneck is on everything from the silverware to table decorations.

    Head downstairs to the Club One fitness center to work off all that free food and bev.   This uncrowded club has the usual equipment, but absolutely killer steamrooms.  Super clean with almost constant stem, both your pores and your diamonds will come out sparkling.

    The Union Square location (5-min walk to Powerll St. BART) can't be beat and the Beaux-Arts-style building will delight architecture fans.  The sunny library is the perfect spot for wood-panel loving Ivy League fans to find their groove. History and military buffs will love the well curated displays throughout the building, including the ship's bell from the USS San Francisco.  

    My personal favorite was a pair of wall hand cuffs given to the Marine who rescued a long time political prisoner in the Gulf War.  

    Whatever your politics, you can't help but be moved by the stories woven into the fabric of this very special place.  That it also happens to be one of San Francisco's best hotel values is a gift that everyone can enjoy.

    26/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    95. R.J. S.
    A Five Star Review!

    Spectacular views of San Francisco, superb service standard among all of the staff and great central location, in Union Square.

    Plus, it's nice to remember all of the courageous men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom every time I visit the Marines' Memorial Club.

    I definitely recommend the restaurant / lounge for special events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.).

    This is "Old World San Francisco" at it's finest!

    15/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    96. Saba S.
    Love this place!  A living memorial to those service members that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Great rates, great people, and military friendly.  Recommend with enthusiasm.  If you are so lucky as to meet Major General Myatt (CEO) and Michael Allen (GM), say hi for me!

    24/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    97. Wendy H.
    We hosted a dinner party at the Commandant's room.  It's even nicer than the Crystal Ballroom.  Very roomy and very nice!

    Food was excellent.  I had the filet mignon with prawns and the beef was melt in your mouth tender!  I heard their chicken and salmon was excellent too.

    Staff was very attentive.  Not once did we have to wave someone down for water.  The staff automatically came by to top off our water.  

    Food was excellent and price was right.  This is a great place to host a special occasion!

    10/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    98. Robert B.
    I enjoyed my recent stay at the Marine's Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco. Being a former Marine, I felt that it would be fitting to be a guest here along with my family. It is located in an area which is close to Union Square and Chinatown so you can easily walk to nearby shopping. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly and professional. My kids and I enjoyed the free complimentary breakfast buffet in the mornings. Parking is nearby in a parking garge and cost approximately $25 dollars a day with in and out privileges. The hotel also offers complimentary access to a fitness club which shares the building. They have displays in the lobby which showcase the history of the Marine Corps and even a bulldog who sleeps behind the desk in the frony lobby. Free WiFi also along with free daily newspapers.

    11/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    99. susan c.
    Top notch venue for a wedding. Just had my daughters wedding there - many many of the out of towners stayed at the hotel - how convenient! day-of coordinator provided - DonnaRose was fantastic and everything went great.  The glitches were minor and the space was beautiful, the food was great - etc.
    Highly recommend!  A true hidden gem in the heart of SF...!!

    26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    100. Phillip V.
    Unbeatable deal for military, active duty rate was only $99 on a Friday night! Parking is nearby and convenient. We showed up at 11AM and our room was ready. The service was more than accommodating and very friendly. Plenty of Marine Corps history in the lobby and throughout each floor. Check out the Iraq/Afghanistan memorial. Very well done. As a Marine, this place was one of the coolest I have stayed in. The Chesty Puller memorial window in the lobby made my day. Complimentary Happy Hour drinks in the afternoon and complimentary breakfast in the morning were the icing on the cake. This is a great location and is within easy walking distances to shopping and restaurants. After a long day of walking the city, we got room service from the Leatherneck steakhouse which was delicious and speedy. Would love to stay here again.

    14/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    101. Erin A.
    If you have a membership to this hotel, this is one hotel that is INCREDIBLE to stay at! The sole reason it is an awesome sell is the open bar from 4-6pm. I REPEAT, OPEN BAR for all guests from 4-6pm! I came here for a conference and was very impressed! If you show your hospitality card, you're welcome for unlimited drinks! Conference floors are great here also! This place is centralized and easy to get to all the main attractions. I'm very impressed by this place!

    25/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    102. Elyse B.
    This hotel was great. A few coworkers recommended it. Clean, friendly staff, free breakfast and wifi, great location! I felt comfortable here as I was traveling alone for business. Room service for dinner was great. My had a huge room with a king sized bed and all the amenities I needed/wanted. If I ever come back to San Fran - I will definitely stay here.

    28/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    103. Julie R.
    Great place to stay! The price for members is unbeatable and the location is a superb. The staff members were extremely helpful and friendly and the room was clean and cozy. The breakfast buffet was probably the best I've ever seen (we received a free breakfast voucher with our reservation). The memorabilia around the entire hotel is very interesting and well done. Again, price was unbeatable for the quality of the room.

    24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    104. Phan H.
    I hosted an event in the Crystal Ballroom. First off, the service is phenomenal and they did everything to make sure it ran smoothly. I've searched for about 100 venues and caterers in San Francisco, and on short notice, you can't beat the price here. The food is good and so was the service. I had a guest list of 91 people and there was still ample space for more, which included a dance floor and podium. Very classy place

    16/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    105. Julie H.
    We held our wedding reception on the 10th floor of this beautiful building in November 2013 and could not have been more thrilled. The staff were lovely throughout the planning process, and the coordinator on the day of - Donnarose - was amazing. The room was spectacular and the service exceptional. And not to mention the price - absolutely the best in town!

    23/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    106. Jeff G.
    I love places where it pays to be a member.  And the Mariene Memorial is definitely one of those places.  Wanna stay downtown on a holiday?  You better be ready to shell out $300+ for a nice hotel or stay near SFO  or a hostel unless you are a member of the Marine Memorial.  The hotel itself is on par with a Radisson or Hampton.  In and of itself, its not amazing.  But what is amazing is the price if you are a member. $99 for a regular room or around $300 for a giant suite that either can make you look like you are more important than you really are or sleep 6 of your closest friends.  Here's two other things I love about Marine Memorial.  1.) the location.  It's right in the heart of downtown. 2.) Free Breakfast--and the breakfast is a real legit, steak and eggs type breakfast.  (Dinner is pretty awesome too!) Just add tip.

    Bottom line is that if you can hotwire for the Westin or don't mind paying $600 for a holiday weekend, do it.   But if staying if SF is a little pricey and you are military, be sure to check out the MM.

    16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    107. Danny L.
    "Semper Fidelis" is Latin for "Always Faithful" and it was adopted by the Marine Corps as its motto...  And for good reason.  Marines are faithful to the corps and their country.  Even after they leave the corps.  That's why they also say "Once a Marine, Always a Marine."

    Well, it's evident that the founder and retired Marine Corps general is faithful to the Corps.  The Marines' Memorial Club has 138 comfy guest rooms, a steakhouse and lounge, gym, business office, cozy library with fireplace, memorial theater, and several ballrooms and meeting offices.  And, the hotel is decorated with Marine Corps memorabilia and conveniently located 2 blocks from Union Square.  It's a cozy and yet elegant refuge where you can explore and rest all at the same time.  The monuments, displays, and memorials are captivating and inspiring.

    It's definitely the perfect place for a special event (for you locals) or a place to stay (for the visitors).  And for those who have served in our military.... you get a discount.

    19/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    108. Pat G.
    Wonderful hotel!  I love, love this hotel!  They have a Marine Corps museum which is awesome.  The service is GREAT!  The Happy Hour drinks are strong and very inexpensive!  Will ALWAYS stay here when in San Francisco!

    05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    109. Erin B.
    Great place to stay in the city!

    If you don't mind rubbing elbows with a few grey hairs, you'll like and appreciate classic & classy San Francisco then Marines Memorial is a great place to stay right in the city with a great price (if you can become a member). Breakfast and happy hour drinks (4-6pm) are also complimentary.

    My family has been a  member since the hotel opened in 1946.

    07/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    110. K.A. B.
    I respect the spirit and theme of the hotel.
    Purely as a review of the accommodations, I was disappointed.  My small room and tiny bathroom were not clean.  Housekeeping needs retraining on what is acceptable maintenance.   The windows are old and drafty, so there was a lot of noise and chill from outside.  I will not stay there again.

    13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    111. Katie S.
    Beautiful hotel. I didn't actually stay here, but my boyfriend had some family friends who did so we spent quite a bit of time in the hotel.

    The most noteworthy aspect was their free happy hour for all guests at the hotel. Even though we weren't guests, they went ahead and allowed my boyfriend and I to enjoy the free happy hour as well. They were apprehensive at first, so I don't suspect they allow that often. It does help if you've got an old school marine on your side.

    Dirty martinis, a beautiful view of downtown, Bennie and the Jets on the piano and bottomless pretzels with a delicious spicy cheese deep. Pretty damn relaxing.

    After the happy hour we stayed for dinner. It's a little on the pricier side, but overall it was very good. If you've got some down time, I also recommend checking out their library. All of their books and artifacts are rather moving.

    23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    112. Steve S.
    Not the greatest way to end my birthday...we checked in after 9 pm, and thought the room had a 1940s look and feel...and smell. A bit musty, and the air vent in the bathroom was clotted with so many dust balls at first I thought there was a dead mouse up there. No remote for the TV...and a wet spot on the ceiling made me wonder, and then a few minutes later I didn't need to wonder, as the drops started falling--then a stream of water, pouring down onto the carpet. We called the front desk right away, and they sent someone up to verify the problem, but said they could move us to a smaller room, since nobody was available to fix the leak. They were apologetic found a nicer room for us, so we moved. Unfortunately, there were some very loud guests next door, and that made it unpleasant--but at least no leaks, and cleaner. The included breakfast  was ok, a good selection of things, but things ran out regularly and weren't replaced as fast as they could have been, so we ate what was there.

    09/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    113. Bennet G.
    Fantastic deal for active duty, and members.  Central location, breakfast, and cocktail hour included.. What's not to love!?!?  The guest privileges at Club One Fitness was great.  There are some true heroes walking around the place as well, and it is great to see the retired folks.

    24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    114. Mistress E.
    We had our wedding here and it was very stress free. The staff here are amazing and so incredibly accommodating. Jennifer Chin was our wedding coordinator and was so calm, focused, responsive and helpful. She really made a daunting process very easy. I felt that it was an amazing value for a wedding at this hotel. I am so glad that we had our reception here, they took really good care of us and our families.

    We enjoyed the tasting prior to our wedding and were able to nail down our menu right there and then. They are so organized, they make the whole wedding task feel easy.

    Maribel Brown was our day of coordinator and was really sweet. She was very kind to me when I was practically in tears days before the wedding trying to get everything settled. She helped me get every last thing in order and kept me on track which is what I needed.

    Everything went off without a hitch the day of the wedding. The food was great and everything was awesome. Thank you again, Marines memorial!!

    04/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    115. Dr J.
    If I could do 3 1/2 stars I would. The reasons: This hotel is nice inside although our room was really squishy. The staff (especially when we called the days coming up to our stay to check in about our room etc) were not very friendly at all.... Short and didn't seem interested in answering my questions. Really great things: FREE drinks for happy hour if you're a guest everyday from 4-6 and FREE buffet breakfast everyday. Great perks!! The price was also one of the better ones we found. I would stay here again. Good location too. Close to union square.

    08/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. Andrea W.
    What a spot!  My dad served in the Marines back in the 60s when he was fresh out of Catholic high school.  I always thought his service in the Marines was kind of ironic, given that he's always been The Rebel, and he turned into a super cool Hippy Artist.  But then again, he does have a certain manly toughness that made his high school students think twice about messing with him.  So he's not a big-time rah-rah Marine, but he and my mum sure do love being able to stay at the Marine's Memorial!

    Whomever was responsible for situating the Marine's Memorial where it is was a real estate genius:  you can't ask for a more central Union Square location.  With great views and all of the attractions of downtown shopping just steps away, this hotel simply can't be beat for value and location.  

    I always meet my mum and dad for Happy Hour on the top floor lounge with its spectacular view of downtown skyscrapers.  Drinks are FREE (for Marine/service member hotel guests and their friends) and really strong, as you'd expect of a place that serves retired military dudes.   We always joke that we have to keep our voices down when we talk about anything "Liberull" whilst surrounded by grizzled old Tough Guys who don't want to hear none of that hippy nonsense.   But really, the whole hotel has a very welcoming vibe.  I particularly love the great pictures of the hotel through the ages, with WWII Marine dances that look straight out of a Hollywood movie.  

    The staff have been there a long time, and remember my parents each time they stay.  They drive up from Sacramento frequently, and god bless them, stay here rather than at my place.  But if I had access to such an astoundingly affordable hotel located where MM is, I'd stay there too.  The rooms are small, but very clean and well furnished, with super-comfortable beds that have high thread-count sheets and fluffy duvets.  Because these rates aren't available to the general public, it feels extra special to stay there.  Highly recommended!!

    02/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    117. Cassie N.
    This is such a wonderful hotel for military families!  It makes San Francisco affordable and it is so fun to get to stay in the heart of the city in a nice neighborhood.  The hotel staff is very friendly and upscale.  The breakfast is great with lovely views.  They even do a complimentary happy hour with cocktails!  I loved all the decor on the walls and we can't wait to come back. Thank you!!

    11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    118. Lauren M.
    This is the second time we have stayed at the Marines' Memorial Hotel while in San Francisco.  My father is a member thanks to my grandfather's participation in WWII.  

    The rooms are comfortable and a good size.  The views from the rooms are great.  The breakfast is quality and quantity!  Lots to choose from.  The hotel is close to Union Square and you can catch the cable car right at the corner.  Great place to stay if you are looking to sightsee, shop, dine, and everything in between.  The staff is always eager to help or answer questions.  Excellent hotel.

    18/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    119. George P.
    I had heard about the memorial club and had intended to visit if ever we came to San Francisco. Well a goof in a reservation gave me an opportunity to adjust and stay here.

    The suite was excellent, my wife and kids were very impressed by the entire experience. The nice suite, the Marine honors on the walls and the entire theme and care for us as a Marine Family.

    I definitely recommend and will stay here anytime I am in San Francisco and I look forward to staying at some of the other reciprocal clubs!

    Sláinte!

    14/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    120. Jennifer E.
    Great price, great location, gracious staff but....

    I stayed here for almost a week for a conference. Since I was on orders, the room rate was within my allowance.  The location was awesome, the staff unfailingly cordial.  The breakfasts and happy hours which are included have great food and great views.  The walls and museums abound with mementos of brave and faithful service to our nation.    

    However, there was a group of guests staying on my floor during the same time period as my stay, and EVERY NIGHT they bounced from room to room, speaking loudly and slamming doors.  (The building is older and the walls must be very thin...) I called the front desk and asked for them to address this situation which tempered the disturbances somewhat, but  it was still noisy.  I asked to change rooms, but was told that were none available even though my parents had checked out that day, so I knew it to be inaccurate.  The rooms are nice enough, but if you need to be on your A game for work or what not, you can get rooms at the same price (government rates) with better sound proofing and/or staff responsiveness. If you're there for leisure purposes, its a great option.

    I will include the caveat that the access to reciprocal clubs is well worth the membership (especially if you're active duty) as it includes DC institutions like the Army Navy Club and Army Navy Country Club.

    30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    121. Robert S.
    Love this place.  Great for Marines of any generation and you can't beat the location or price.

    23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    122. Doug W.
    My wife and I are frequent visitors to The Marines Memorial Club. We love the location, outstanding room appointments, hotel rates, the hosted 4-6 cocktail hour, the marvelous bountiful hosted breakfast, scrumptious dinner with superb views overlooking San Francisco, well stocked military history library (including a nice operational fireplace), outstanding staff, etc. etc.

    We just visited the MMC this past week and because of the great location were able to do some of our Xmas shopping at Union Square a stones throw away from the hotel.

    As a former Naval Corpsman attached to a combat Marine battalion in Vietnam, it always gives me a great feeling of pride looking at the "Doc" plaque and Corpsman display in the hotel lobby. It sends a shiver down my back that I will always be called a "Doc" by all former, present and future Marines.

    Semper Fi,

    Doc Doug

    29/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    123. Courtney K.
    I love this hotel...You step off the bustling streets of San Francisco into a quiet lobby that is adorned in Marine Corps memorabilia, photos, awards and artifacts. It's beautiful and humbling.

    The rooms have character and are comfortable. Even the cheapest room is more than adequate. If you're active duty, I don't know why would you stay anywhere else. This place is a steal.

    The Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel is in a great location and as others have mentioned, the views from the top floor are great. Be sure to start breakfast overlooking the city and to revisit the lounge for happy hour.

    If you've taken one too many trips to Ghiradelli Square, don't worry, you can work it off at the adjoining fitness club which hotel guests get to use.

    The down side to this hotel, and most SF hotels, is that if you have a car you pay through the nose to park it. Nevertheless, I still love this city and this hotel. So many good times...

    27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    124. michael m.
    If you are active duty military, there should honestly be no other choice as to where you should stay in San Francisco.  Its close to the trolley's that go to pier 19, loads of restaurants nearby.  The whole Hotel is like a museum the rooms are adequate its not a luxury resort, however the beds are the most comfortable I have ever laid on in my life.

    19/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    125. K T.
    This hotel exceeded my expectations. Loved this place, so nice and clean and all of the employees were amazing. Perfect location as well.

    24/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    126. Andrew P.
    I have stayed here a few times in San Francisco and on every occasion the service, room and food have been great. The roof top restaurant offers spectacular views and the steaks are good .

    27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    127. Sara K.
    The Marines Memorial Club & Hotel is a hidden gem. I recently had my wedding reception at their Crystal Ballroom and it was amazing! The customer service they provide at the hotel is excellent. I booked the venue early on in my wedding planning process, nearly 2 years in advance to the wedding date. So I really got to know the staff, especially Jennifer, the Sales Manager. She is great, answered all my questions, explained everything in detail. She also gave useful recommendations and vendor referrals.

    A great thing about having your wedding at the Marines Memorial Club is that they provide a lot of things such as: beautiful linens, chair covers, bows for the chairs, place cards, and even beautiful silver candelabras. The price of the venue compared to other hotels is also very good. Also included is a free food tasting so you can see beforehand what you want to order for your wedding.

    I would recommend Jennifer and the Marines Memorial Club & Hotel to any bride.

    Summary
    Pros: Good value, Friendly Staff, Beautiful Location
    Cons: Parking lot is overpriced

    16/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    128. JL B.
    FANTASTIC!!  The staff is so accommodating, the rooms are clean, spacious and the bed was SO comfy  You must be a member, as we are, it is truly a wonderful home away from home.  We met interesting people at the happy hour on the 12th floor, which has an outstanding view of the city from the Leatherneck Bar.  We can't wait to stay again!

    20/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    129. Jessica S.
    I honestly have no idea how this place has 4.5 stars. It is a very old and very overpriced. We live in SF and stayed here since my husband's sister reserved a block of rooms for her wedding. Both the room and bathroom were incredibly tiny (even for our SF local standards) and very outdated. They had the tacky pump soaps/shampoos in the shower that were very low quality and looked like they had been there 20 years. The sheets were discolored to a yellowish-white when they obviously were suppose to have been white but were very old. We could hear when the rooms above/below/next door were showering, flushing the toilet, or running the sink. The worst part was the entire room would fog up when we showered but the AC did not work. We opened the windows but it did not help. So I was 9.5 months pregnant and could not sleep all night due to the room temperature not able to be adjusted below the mid-70's. I got up for the complimentary breakfast and it was worse than cafeteria food (and I work at a hospital and the food is better). Everything was low quality, old, and cheap. And the icing on the cake, for 2 nights in their least expensive room - 600$. And our parents had paid our bill, yet they also charged my card!! I just got off the phone where I was on hold 15 mins with no one ever answering so I left a message and hung up. Still have not heard back. Wish I could give less than 1 star.

    17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    130. Kelly T.
    I love this place located in the heart of San Francisco one block from union square. Very inexpensive for members and comes with free breakfast and drinks at happy hour!!  Amazing library and all the staff are wonderful. Convenient parking and a nice restaurant "the Leatherneck".

    27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    131. Nancy P.
    I want to be very careful here. It's a very personal experience that is probably rare, but I know I could not have done anything to warrant the behavior of the front desk. We have stayed here in the past. My husband and I have liked it. We are currently lying here in bed, and all is well, but the girls at the front desk. I am still livid. My husband went to meetings and left me here. Every year I have a day to myself. I went out and about, and came back to my room and my key didn't work. I went to the desk, and they said because my name wasn't on the computer that I wasn't going to get a new key. Now mind you, I am member. I checked in with my husband, we received two keys, and a card that looks like a business card that had our room number, and the girl put two guests on it. I asked for the manager and they said he was at lunch. The girl said until they spoke to my husband I was not getting a key . They did not offer anything else by way of help and he was in meetings! I had to 911 him and he dropped everything to come back here. The man who showed up at the desk was not the manager. Just some guy. He was a little late to keep me from going to Mach 10 though. I was beyond angry. I had my membership, my ID, the little card they give you, and my money pays for this room as well. They were not apologetic at all. He just handed me a key. I'm sure he just wanted to diffuse the situation, and me. But that was way too late. I almost had a stroke. I googled who the manager was. I called him and he called me back right away. He was very nice and professional and apologized. I can only hope that he spoke to those girls. One of them had checked us in the day before! What is wrong with them, I don't know. I am definitely calmed down now, with a working key. They are working the front desk still, hopefully more professionally in the future. Even though they didn't ask I guarantee we will spell out both of our names in the future! The hotel is nice. Its nothing fancy, but we have enjoyed it. The location is good. We are members. I don't know what the policy is for staying at the hotel if you are not. There are a couple of other weird service issues, but that seems prevalent here in SF in general. There are some nice people; a bartender named John. There is a young lady working the happy hour that is super sweet to us. Some of the waiters during the buffet and lunch have just plain forgotten what friendly customer service is. They should secret shop the restaurant here. Send a couple in to record a meal there. They would have them back in training. On second thought I don't know, they have been here a long time. They probably run the joint. :/

    27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    132. Joe M.
    I was here for a meeting a few days ago...nice decor, good lighting, pictures of Marines lining the walls with memorabilia in cases...

    A few small problems however...
    #1) The concierge (?) who met me at the entrance when I came in acted as though I was invading his territory. I tell him why I'm there and he directs me to the "board room" on the 3rd floor. I go up - can't find it. The guy follows me in a different elevator and when I ask where the board room is, he points to it and says "Right here" as if to not finish the sentence with 'idiot, are you blind?'

    The door was locked, though he asked me if anyone gave me a key - he saw me COME IN, how could I have gotten a key? Then he offers to open it. (Gee, thanks, I didn't say). Then he asks me; "Who told you to come up here?"

    I responded, rather surprisingly, "You did..."

    Where do they find these people?

    #2) You've got a board room on the 3rd floor....the restrooms are on the 12th.

    Thanks.

    20/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    133. David M.
    Stayed here over Labor Day weekend and for the price, location and service it can't be beat!  Two nights including parking with in-n-out privileges for active duty with membership (which is free) for less than $300.00 total!  I love the free cocktail hour from 4-6 with a spectacular view of downtown and the Golden Gate (when the fog isn't covering it).  Accommodations are more than adequate for their most affordable rooms.  Ours looked out at a brick wall, but for the price it's worth it.  

    Finally, the entire building has memorabilia all over it from the lounge on the 14th floor with autographed photos of "Pappy Boyington" to the OIF/OEF memorial with the names of all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during these conflicts.  Definitely worth a look if you're in the area.

    06/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    134. Beau H.
    Coolest hotel ever! Everyone is very friendly and the venue is top notch. There is lots of history especially if you are into military history. The rooms are very well appointed. Bed sheets are crisp and fresh, some of the best at any hotel. Free happy hour at night, and free breakfast in the morning. How can you beat that!

    Close by lots of major attractions and the view from the top floor is... top notch. I could stare out the window for hours.

    My favorite hotel in SF.

    06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    135. Mary B.
    Marines' Memorial is a hidden gem in San Francisco.  It's a great hotel in the perfect location.  It's easy to walk from the hotel to China Town and Union Square.  You can easily walk to 7-11 or Walgreens if you need to pick up some necessities.

    I stayed here during the new year and my room was HUMONGOUS!  For the price, it's not easy to find such a great space.

    The only challenging part is finding street parking.  If you want to make life easier, you might have to dish out some cash to pay for parking at the garage.

    Also, the body soap in the bathroom might make you smell like an old man!  I'd suggest heading to the 7-11 down the street  to buy some soap if you prefer a more floral scent.

    While the hotel is pretty nice inside, I get the feeling there may be some "friends" around.  I had a weird experience and wonder if there are ghosts ...   But no worries though.  As soon as you enter your room and fall into your comfy bed, you'll completely forget about it.

    It's a great hotel.

    25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    136. Tammy B.
    For our trip to California, I procrastinated finding a hotel room.  When I called all the reasonably-priced hotels within short walking distance to Powell Street station, all the rooms with king-sized bed, two doubles, or even two twins were booked.  Damn.  Then, during another one of my google map searches, I came across the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel.  What a super find!  For just over $200/night (weekdays), we had a clean and decent-sized room with two doubles, within five blocks of Powell.
    Included in your room rate is access to the fitness center and pool (I didn't see or use), afternoon happy hour (please tip your server, even though the beverages are free), free "full" breakfast (I didn't see or use- we had plans to eat dim sum in Chinatown), free washer and dryer use, and a business office with four computers (for looking up yelp reviews for restaurants) and a printer.
    When I return to San Francisco, Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel will be the first hotel I call for reservations.

    21/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    137. Paula H.
    We're members but we live nearby so we have no need of the hotel services here but we periodically like to visit their top-floor view lounge for cocktails.The service has always been perfunctory, including on our most recent visit.

    12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    138. Nora C.
    This establishment is extremely disrespectful to active duty ad their families. A friend and I went for dinner and were turned away, not even offered the bar after explaining my husband was a deployed marine. So disrespectful won't bring my husband here ever! Don't waste your time!

    08/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    139. Tom E.
    I stayed at the MMC&H for the 1st time earlier this week and was extremely pleased with my stay.  Key reasons:
    -great ambiance, relaxed and comfortable
    -nostalgic without being tired
    -personable and professional staff: desk, restaurant and housekeepers.
    -delicious breakfast with incredible view
    -great attention to detail
    -location was close enough to walk everywhere I wanted to go, including Moscone.

    I am already looking forward to my next visit!

    22/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    140. Chelsi H.
    This is a great hotel to stay at! I went on a trip with 2 girl friends. We are all 25 and it was our first time in San Francisco. The beds are comfortable. The free breakfast buffet is delicious and we never got tired of anything they served. It saved a lot of time and money not having to worry about where we would get breakfast in the morning. We took advantage of the free happy hour everyday. It gets pretty packed especially with some seats reserved for people wanting early dinners. I suggest going right when it starts to get a good table by the window. The concierge was extremely nice and helpful. We had a great experience over all and I'd recommend this hotel to people of all ages.

    17/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    141. Melissa L.
    this review is solely as a potential wedding venue --

    this is definitely a good option if you are a vet or active duty (I liked the place enough that I forwarded all the information I got to my MoH, whose bf/future husband is currently an active Marine), with a good discount on the pricing. as non-military people with no military connections, much less with the Marines, we both felt a little awkward checking out the place as a potential venue. the ballrooms were gorgeous (I love crystal chandeliers, so I loved the Crystal Ballroom :)), although all indoors and more on the long and narrow side. they also had a faint musty smell to them but not terribly overpowering. a good amount of marine corps memorabilia is displayed on the walls of each ballroom, so it made us feel awkward enough to cross it off our list of potential venues.

    30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    142. Sergio L.
    Very nice hotel but the best part is the history in every level plus the 2 hours of free liquor. Who doesn't love free liquor!!!  Perfect location for tourist

    02/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    143. Angela D.
    Great hotel for UNBEATABLE prices in you're in the service. It's centrally located in Union Square area, and has tons of restaurants/shops/stores in the neighboring area.

    The complimentary cocktail hour on the 14th floor has an amazing view and is especially breathtaking during sunset. I drank champagne while enjoying the company of my husband while chatting with vets, and was pleasured with a pianist who played Frank Sinatra for me. I was in love.

    The buffet breakfast is enough of a reason to stay at this hotel. We're not talking the continental style breakfast of toast, muffins, oatmeal, cereal to go---we're talking a seated by the huge window with the view breakfast with servers, and a myriad of breakfast choices.  Any breakfast item you could be in the mood for is there, and they switch up the stuff on the buffet from day to day. They also have to-go boxes for those who don't feel like dining in.

    I would stay here again and most definitely recommend friends and family to stay here!

    30/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    144. Dan R.
    My spouse and I have stayed at Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel on several occasions. It is conveniently located near Union Square and it offers nice amenities including a complimentary breakfast buffet and happy hour. The standard room rates are lower than nearby hotels and member room rates are even lower. The Olympic Garage offers discounted parking for guests with in and out privileges. The rooms may not be as luxurious as nearby hotels, but they are attractive, clean, and well-maintained. The rooms have small refrigerators and Keurig coffee makers. The bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and several types of soap. Additional toiletries are available upon request. The hallways have different theme on each floor which pay tribute to members of the armed forces and there is a library and museum on the 11th floor. Leatherneck Steakhouse is on the 12th floor with beautiful views of the city. Marines' Memorial Club & Hotels offers a reasonable alternative to expensive hotels and parking in San Francisco.

    13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    145. Lee P.
    Had an issue with my wife not being treated in a welcome fashion. Some of the staff are rude but some are very nice (housekeeping, waitress during happy hour). The General Manager was very professional and did a great job to regain trust.

    27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    146. Jamie B.
    Historic hotel and very patriotic! Love the displays that feature artifacts from all the wars the Marines fought in. The banquet services are great but the elevators are slow. You have to expect that from older hotels such as this one.
    The show was awesome, we had good seats since we arrived early and it was open seating. The stage did seem smaller than a regular theater stage. But everyone worked with what they had and it turned out great. Pretty cool spot if you ask me.

    06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    147. Douglas C.
    We just Had Christmas Eve Dinner here.  Food was Excellent, Service was very good,

    Great View!

    24/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    148. Jenny G.
    i LOVE this hotel here!! i've stay here a few times when my bf comes up to SF and visit me. They have small gallery showcasing the history of the Marines and US military. This place feels like somewhat of a museum to me because on each floor there are different memorial displays.

    The room here is super clean and comfortable. We got upgraded to a suite which was SUPER SWEET!!   They have a ballroom here where you can host a wedding or party. The view is breathtaking from the 12th floor. There is also a gym on-site on the lower level.

    I love staying a this hotel!

    19/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    149. Kerry H.
    My family and I recently stayed at the Marines'- Downtown Los Angeles for our vacation. The entire hotel staff from Check in, Concierge, Marines' Club, Housekeeping, etc., were very knowledgeable, polite, and helpful which made our trip very comfortable and enjoyable! Additionally, thanks to a friendly encounter/conversation with Minnie on the elevator, we inquired about, and were granted a complimentary upgrade that gave us access to the Starwood Preferred Guest Club. Minnie was great; catering to our every need each time we visited the club! She made sure we had good food, drinks, and most of all great conversations! She really made us feel like we were old friends! Furthermore, while Minnie was there for us in the afternoons/evenings, Juan insured that breakfast was equally nice. My husband and son thoroughly enjoyed their sports conversations! Lastly, while the hotel is currently under going a major improvement renovation, we didn't hear any construction noise during our entire 5 night stay! I can't wait until our next visit where I hope to enjoy the results of what appears to be amazing renovations!

    22/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    150. Ken I.
    really enjoy this classic establishment, along with excellent, friendly service, beautiful view, and reasonable prices. I like the layout, with the window area dining, bar, and middle section good for bites. the sea bass was uniquely prepared with clams and sausage...a nice combo.  The bread pudding is also superb, and we enjoyed the tuna tower appetizer...a nice combo of tuna, crab, avocado, and seaweed salad. While the bread itself was average, the bonus was that it was served with a roasted garlic, along with butter, or balsamic and oil, all for your choosing!

    27/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    151. Mike L.
    Upside:  Great location, can't beat the price (especially if you're active duty), free breakfast and cocktail hour.  Downside:  Service isn't the best up in the Leatherneck Lounge - it seemed like a huge operation just to keep the coffee full in the bar and practice of keeping dirty towels out of the food in the omelet station.  Don't expect to sleep in past 8 am - room service folks can be heard all the way down the hall and you gotta love the sound of slamming room doors.  Parking is $30 per day and if you having a mid-size SUV or larger, expect to pay $60 per night.

    All in all, for the price and location, it is worth dealing with the downside.

    12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    152. Lisa S.
    Stayed here only one night with family.  Wish we'd spent our entire stay here.  Great and friendly service.  Updated and clean rooms.  Convenient location and many amenities.  Can't beat the breakfast buffet and all of the wonderful guests you meet during your stay.  We're active duty military and greatly appreciate this gem.  Thank you for the great stay!

    31/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    153. Carol M.
    Had dinner here tonight; was delicious and service and attention fantastic.  I just felt the waiter could have been a bit better with his recommendations.  Overall, though....it doesn't get much better for these 2 old Marines!  Was great to check this one off our bucket list; hope to come back someday; steaks were amazing!

    23/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    154. Joseph H.
    It is a great place to stay, safe, parking next door at the olympic club, in the heart of SF. The beds are incredibly comfortable. Excellent Stay, and very inexpensive.

    25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    155. Amanda L.
    I simply love this place. Killer prices, rich history, friendly staff, charming decor in the rooms, and clean. I couldn't ask for a better place in San Fran!

    31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    156. Rachel S.
    I came here to watch my friend dance in a hip hop dance show. I didn't really know where I was going at first, when I got off BART. But once I started walking, I realized that I have walked by this place before. FYI: Get off at the Powell Street station and you're about four blocks up from there. The cross street is Mason.

    Anyways, I arrived at the location. The theater is on the second story and they didn't open the doors until 6. I was standing in the stairwell, when someone said that everyone was gathered in the hallway/stairway because they hadn't opened doors yet. So I navigated my way through the sea of people and realized that there wasn't anyone in line to purchase tickets.

    They have open seating, which is nice. A couple other places I've been to has had assigned seating, which I don't particularly care for with dance shows. This theater allows drinks inside of the theater, as long as there is a lid on it. That was pretty cool too, as most theaters only allow water inside.

    The show was awesome, we had good seats since we arrived early and it was open seating. The stage did seem smaller than a regular theater stage. But everyone worked with what they had and it turned out great. Pretty cool spot if you ask me.

    27/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    157. Richard C.
    This  place is great. The rooms are nice  The location is perfect only a couple blocks from union square. Complimentary drinks for happy hour and breakfast what more could you want. Definitely recommend staying here.

    04/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    158. N. N.
    Cozy hotel in SF where you can get a bang for your buck. It's a little outdated but I really enjoyed my stay here.

    What you need to know:

    -Close to Union Square and lots of bars/restaurants

    -No parking with the hotel but they are affiliated with a parking garage a few buildings down (parking is $30+tax for every 24 hrs)

    -FREEBIES:

    1.Complimentary full breakfast (the works!) and happy hour (4pm-6pm) every day for hotel guests.
    2. Free storage on the first floor. If you checked out but need somewhere to store your stuff while you're still exploring the city, they offer storage check in near the front desk.
    3. Free wifi

    MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW: They have bulldogs as the hotel mascot. Yes, you can physically go hang out and pet the cutest little English bulldogs I've ever seen.

    06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    159. Doctor G.
    This is a review of the Club as a wedding venue.  

    Just went there recently for a wedding where I was close to the wedding party and attended the rehersal and was involved in the ceremony.  I've also been here for wedding receptions on at least one other occasion in the past, and for a small reunion for a department of a college.  

    It's not very new, but it has a lot of character.  Lots of fancy old wall mouldings and old chandeliers.  The ballroom itself is a bit on the dark, dimly lit side, but adequate for most needs.  Lots of great Marine memorabilia everywhere.  The groom said that the Club threw in a hotel room for the newlyweds as a part of their wedding package.  An adjacent large room served as the staging area for the bridal party before the ceremony and then became the reception area while they broke down the seating at the ballroom to prepare it for a super elegant sit down dinner.  

    The only disappointment was the buffet dinner was was ok, although I did like the grilled veggies, caesar salad, and veggie lasagna.  

    Discounted parking at the Olympic Club Garage down the street.  Get your discount stamp by the elevator on the ground floor before you leave.

    The best part about the Club as a venue was the super helpful wedding planner who got things organized and kept it together at both the rehearsal and the ceremony as well as the reception and the dinner.  She was excellent.  A real asset to the Club.

    21/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    160. Sal M.
    I have stayed here, ate here, had a rehearsal dinner here and a wedding!!!!  This place hands down is my home away from home.  Our wedding corodinator, Donna Rose, is the truth.  Her and her team were the reason for our successful wedding!!!!  Unbelievable!! Stay here and enjoy the free happy hour from 4-6 and a good free breakfast!  Active Duty military gets a better and affordable rate on rooms too!!  The only thing that is not discounted is the location.  You stay in the middle of everything in SF.  The bridal suite was huge and our overall stay was great.  It's for a reason that we keep coming back here and decided to make the biggest day of our lives here.

    04/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    161. Stacia S.
    Stayed here for our 10th anniversary. Stayed on the 6th floor above the entrance to the hotel. Room was nice and big, nice big closet with a safe. Wifi was great, and the staff was helpful and kind. Loved that they have a washer and dryer that guests can use.  Restaurant was lovely, the steaks were delicious. Free cocktail hour for hotel guests every evening. Great free breakfast bar for guests every morning.  Wonderful decor, very grand and beautiful. Every floor has photos and tributes to Marines that have served. The memorial wall is a must see, a room full of the names of the men and women who have lost their lives in service in Afghanistan. We would stay again. Only complaint was it was hard to sleep at night with the street noise below. Lots of yelling, sirens and garbage trucks.

    27/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    162. Connie G.
    Thank you for supporting our military!!! This hotel is right round the corner of union square!!! I could not of asked for better service and location!! The complimentary breakfast was hot and fresh!!! The room service was top notch!!! What I ordered:

    Ceasar Salad
    Clam Chowder

    I love how every floor is full of history it is like being in a museum :).  We actually went to every floor to see all the plaques and memorials dedicated to service members.  The hotel is pet friendly and the customer service is great!!! You will have to park in the garage about 3 stores down but what do you expect it's San Fransisco! The hotel was clean and provided great amenities.  I would highly recommend staying here and also becoming a member of the memorial club.  The gift shop is also pretty neat I picked up a marine memorial club pin to wear to work before we left.  For the price and location I think we could not have picked a better hotel!

    This hotel is well deserving of 5 stars!

    21/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    163. Dee R.
    We recently photographed a reception at this location and I have to say...YES!!! If you ever get married you really need to have your reception at this location. The design was amazing!!!!! The staff is perfect!

    08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    164. Jonah H.
    If you're a veteran or currently serving, you couldn't pick a better hotel to stay in San Francisco at.

    From price (in summer) to location, professional staff and amenities to availability, you will be a happy camper during your stay.

    FYI the dirt cheapest hotels in SF are $55 a night for dive locations. Pay the extra $20 or $30 a night here and don't bother with Camp Parks temporary lodging.

    15/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    165. Billy A.
    This is our second home away from home when we visit SF. The staff is very accommodating and attentive to your needs, service is top-notch, the location is perfect, the facility is excellent and makes you feel right at home.
    In addition, how else can you you beat a free happy hour and free breakfast?

    The husband and I are also members of this outstanding facility and we are happy to contribute in keeping the hotel going strong. I plan to be a member for life as we frequent SF and this is our first choice for lodging purposes bar-none.

    If you decide to stay for the night, this hotel is your best bet.

    30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    166. Louis H.
    I've been a member for over twenty years and have had enjoyed many wonderful stays here.  However, since I now live in "The City", my visits are for dinner and drinks. My most recent visit, however, was an absolute disaster.  My wife and I decided to pop up to The Leatherneck Lounge for a post dinner, pre-show cocktail and were directed to a window side bistro table by the hostess. We took our seats and settled in to wait fifteen plus minutes without acknowledgement, while noting servers standing around with hands in their pockets. After being totally ignored by staff who obviously had absolutely no concept of the well known axiom of "attention to detail", we abandoned ship for a well known "view" property nearby  to enjoy our preferred beverage. Here's to a poor fitness review. I'll not be back soon.

    16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    167. Daphnie A.
    I stumbled across the review for Wedding Receptions and am pleased to learn that even recently the Marines Memorial has pleased many other brides, grooms and guest.  

    We had our Wedding reception there too, 21 years ago and felt very much of the positive experience and the uniqueness of the venue.  My favorite was having the open windows with curtains flowing on a hot unusual San Francisco day in October!

    Not much SF hotels can offer that.  Our guest were happy and everyone enjoyed the food, which is very important!  Only, only negative experience was the parking, but then again, typical SF!

    25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    168. Ro S.
    Upon check in, Axel and Melvin were so tentative and welcoming. Any venue who's staff is at that level of professionalism and courtesy will keep me coming back.

    Even though there was an error in our room booking due to the it being booked w/o noting that we had 2 service dogs with us, the 2 promptly fixed the situation. Although we ended up down graded from a deluxe room to a smaller room- just cause of their customer service- it made the situation compromise able!

    TIPS: online ACTIVE DUTY application for membership requests a $35 donation. If done at the hotel it is comped. Nonetheless $35 is a minimum donation to this well deserving establishment.

    Request a room at a higher floor and far far away from the elevator. Walls are thin and ALL conversations can be heard.

    Stay tuned for updates .. We have a few days :)

    28/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    169. Amanda L.
    Saw the Naked Babies Sketch Comedy show here during the SF Sketchfest this year.

    The show wasfunny and I know I had a great time in part because the venue was wonderful backdrop for it. Just up some stars is the entrance off of the delightfully restored foyer. The theater iteself has allot of beautiful, vintage design elements.

    Beautiful venue with accommodating seating and good views from all spots.

    10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    170. Jenelle J.
    Very nice for such an old hotel. The service is wonderful at the front desk, the parking garage they pair with is professional, and their rooms are well made up with amenities like television, coffee maker, and desk. The only issue I had was that the restaurant usually enforces a dress code (as it should to uphold standards) and I saw these dress standards broken on more than one occasion. When paying over $100 for dinner for two, I would like the dress codes that have been set in place to be enforced. I sat next to someone wearing a beanie at dinner, and at breakfast there was a couple in basket ball shorts and flip flops. If there is a lower standard, lower the prices... Also, our waiter NEVER cleared any plates... we had a stack of them on our table.

    04/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    171. Erin L.
    We stayed here for a family trip and found the location wonderful!  The location is next to union square and only a few blocks from the trolley that takes you down to the wharf.
    The room was nice and comfortable and the staff was amazing!
    Parking was also easy as they offered discounted parking for the garage just half a block away.
    We will stay here in all future trips to San Fran.

    04/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    172. Thomas H.
    Very nice and accommodating staff! Great location and clean. I'm a native SFer but I've never stayed "downtown" before in such a nice place. Very interesting history too.

    15/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    173. Michael C.
    Active duty rate is $99. You get free breakfast and free drinks from 1600-1800. Like many clubs, these services will come with little cards pressuring you to tip, charging to your room.

    The restaurant, which handles breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and cocktail hour, is frequently understaffed. Many of the workers are quite pleasant, though the manager is quite overly pleased with herself, and constantly preens around the room. She is also quite bossy. IE: we requested a window table that opened up just after we sat down. The waiter wished to check with the manager. 10min later, the waiter comes by with bread, closely followed by the manager, who informs us she cannot move us after we've been served...Thanks for the kind, thoughtful, and prompt treatment...

    Dinner food was generally good. But, the kitchen freezer malfunctioned, possibly resulting in the few issues we had for all meals.

    The building is well maintained, particularly the historical exhibits. Please visit them and either donate, or buy something from the gift shop. The front desk, porters and housekeeping staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Ask for a high floor room. The noise is much less, and you're likely to have a nicer room. Beware--the windows open fully. We moved from the 3rd floor to the 9nth floor for our 2nd and 3rd nights. Thank you front desk personnel!

    The hotel is just south of Knob's Hill. Chinatown is just down the street. Beach Blanket Babylon and Fisherman's wharf are just over the hill.

    The hotel doesn't seem to enforce the dress code at all for breakfast, contrary to signage. Many people wore pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, etc. You will see far fewer military and veteran guests than you expect.

    If you are military, become a member for free at check-in by filling out a short application and showing your CAC.

    Good cookies in the computer room. T1 line if you use the Ethernet cords (75+, 75+) 1mb/s  and 1mb/s if you use the wireless.

    Parking is down the street. Offload before you park. Parking is $30/day with in/out privileges, strictly valet. You pay at the hotel when you check-out.

    26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    174. Angela S.
    This venue is amazing. First it honors Marines' who have served our country and is not only beautiful but rich in history, honor and pride.

    We selected this venue because it has worked previously and the experience was really great all around. This year we had another event, so Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel was obviously our first choice.

    First let me say that the staff definitely shows pride in their work. Kathleen Elizabeth was our first point of contact as the Catering Sales Manager. She is easy to work with, very professional and helpful. She offered some great ideas for our food/bev selections and answered every question (probably twice...).

    Our second point of contact was DonnaRose, the Assistant Catering Manager. She was awesome to work with as well. Her follow up is very good, she made herself available to make sure we were taken care of days prior to the event and was there personally to help us the night of as was Kathleen Elizabeth. It was really nice to see them both. I appreciated DonnaRoses' suggestions and calm demeanor when I was freaking out over only seeing six of the eleven centerpieces. They found them (they were still downstairs) so it all worked out just fine.

    With both Kathleen Elizabeth and DonnaRose, I felt their experience working with events truly shined through as nothing really seemed to faze them and they always had a solution.

    Kiirsti Heon, the Catering Coordinator, was also very pleasant to work with. She definitely pays attention to detail and contacted me when there was a detail that didn't look quite right.

    Finally, the bartender (can't remember his name, sorry) and I think the lead staff for set up (Shelene??) - both were just very nice to work with. They both seemed very happy to help with our event. They both went out of their way to make our event smooth and seamless. Shelene checked with me on the table numbers, the type she was using, and a few other things that she really could have just stayed silent on. I could tell she really did care about our event.

    Same with the bartender. I let him know we were ready for music and asked him to reach out to DonnaRose. That would have taken more time and time was of the essence. So not only did he stop what he was doing to help us right then, but he walked me through the process so that we felt comfortable during our event between the mic and music.

    I've worked on a lot of events for clients and there have been a lot of staff that simply do not care and pass the buck as much as they can. This is not the case with the team at Marines' Memorial. Each person made an effort to make our experience amazing and we truly appreciate it.

    I've included photos as well for your viewing pleasure but they most certainly do not do the venue justice. The ornate detail is just beautiful.

    We will be hosting more events there in the future.

    29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    175. Jim W.
    Attended a conference here this week.  Rooms - clean - but dated - but that's part of the charm of this location.  The displays honoring our armed services were inspiring.  Staff were wonderful to work with.   The food at the conference was amazing!  Few hotels have provided the quality of food the Marines Memorial supplied.  I'll post pictures - but - if you're considering hosting an event here - as long as the facilities can handle the number of attendees - I recommend it.  Breakfast buffet for guests is very good, and the afternoon cocktail hour with a view of the city is a very nice touch.

    07/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    176. J.J. M.
    Wow. This place is a great deal if you're active duty. Only two blocks away from Union Square (i.e. walking distance to all the shops you want to visit as a tourist, and to public transportation). Nice, clean spaces. Comfy bed and linens. GREAT SERVICE. Relatively safe neighborhood. TV, Keurig, mini-fridge, hair dryer, bath robes. See the website for a full list of guest amenities.

    The icing on top: complimentary buffet brunch. This ain't no continental breakfast consisting of orange juice and packaged muffins. It's quality food, drink service, and a cook to make your omelette. Come at the right time and you might get a table by the window overlooking a beautiful view of the city.

    The only reason I give this hotel 4 out of 5 stars is because there's no dedicated parking for guests, and it's lacking spa services to make it a 5-star in my book. Otherwise, if you're active duty and you're visiting San Francisco, there's no good reason not to want a room here over other hotels.

    07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    177. Katherine C.
    I had my wedding reception here last year and I had THE BEST experience.  I would give the Marine's Memorial team 6 stars if that was possible.  Everyone I worked with was extremely organized, detail oriented and attentive.  

    My favorite thing about using Marine's Memorial is that they do everything in house so you don't have to deal with many outside vendors.  They also really think of every little detail and provided great tips on keeping everything organized.  This really helped to cut down on a lot of pre wedding stressors.  

    I loved working with the entire staff.  Jennifer, the wedding coordinator, answered all of my questions and helped me work through many of the details and decisions. Maribel, the day of coordiator was fabulous.  We communicated over email for the month leading up to the wedding and we met in person when I dropped off all of our decorations and supplies the day before the wedding.  Maribel was extremely accommodating with my schedule and she executed all of my ideas even better than I would have done my self.  I remember walking into the venue before anyone else had arrived and just being amazed at how amazing everything looked.  

    The servers and bartenders equally awesome.  My glass was never empty and everyone was very polite and helpful.

    I really could not have been more happy with my experience at Marine's Memorial.  I hear a lot of brides talk about how stressed out they were on their wedding day and I did not feel any of that thanks to the amazing people at Marine's Memorial.

    18/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    178. Alex H.
    This is an old hotel with lots of charm and great city views. The staff is courteous and are helpful with inside tips in regards to your stay in SF.
    Parking was definitely a shock to us. It is 5 doors up from the hotel so if you have a big load you have to shuffle it down the busy sidewalk. Also, the garage charges $30 per day per vehicle. If you have a truck they'll charge you double. I had a Chrysler T&C and a Toyota Tundra, for 2 days it set me back $205 (w/tax). Other than the parking we had no problems with the hotel. Enjoy!

    04/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    179. John S.
    This hotel is great. They have a free happy hour and breakfast for all members who stay. Definitely my favorite hotel to stay in San Francisco.

    08/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    180. Michael D.
    Historic hotel and very patriotic! Love the displays that feature artifacts from all the wars the Marines fought in. The banquet services are great but the elevators are slow. You have to expect that from older hotels such as this one.

    We had breakfast served during our event and it was as good as you can expect for hotel. food. They are in the process of remodeling so I can't wait to see it when it is all finished.

    07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    181. Lori S.
    Great value for location and near everything in San Francisco. Right across from Soldier Field. Nowhere else in downtown San Francisco so near the loop will you get a value like this hotel. Staff was helpful and considerate.

    03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    182. Bernadette S.
    Highly recommend. Just a few blocks away from union square and cable car stops. The hotel is dedicated with all military memorabilia and it is quite nice to see. We reserved a queen size room and it was more than what we expected. We were on the 8th floor and had very nice views of the city. Bathroom was big and had very nice toiletries and nice bathrobes as well!

    Hot Breakfast and also made to order omelets are  included daily on the 12th floor.  with great views of the city. There is also a cocktail hour everyday. The staff was really helpful especially in giving tips in getting around the city without using a car. They have a partnership with the garage a few steps down at a reduced rate. Those who are active duty get a reduced rate that is Quite a steal considering that this hotel is downtown san francisco.

    21/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    183. Sidney H.
    Love the newly renovated hotel. Great location in heart of downtown. Truly a historical hotel. Excellent service. Great meeting space. WiFi included a nice bonus!

    22/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    184. Kelsey H.
    The ONLY place I'll stay in SF. Absolutely love it here, their breakfast is great, and their cocktail hour is even better (all free for guests). Rooms are always very nice, we frequently get upgraded to suites when we visit. AND they have bull dog puppies in the lobby that are adorable.

    20/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    185. Alaina H.
    My husband and I had our reception at the MMC in November and we couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Communication was a little rough in the beginning stages of our planning, while the hotels' wedding coordinators went through some changes, but I can not express enough how happy we were with how the reception ended up. Every single detail we expressed to our coordinator, DonnaRose, was taken care of, not to mention the venue in the Commandant's Ballroom is absolutely stunning. Without hesitation I would recommend the MMC for any wedding/reception in the SF Bay Area.

    06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    186. Van T.
    All the military lodging were booked besides the Marine Memorial hotel and we were delighted at what a steal it was for active duty and retired personnel.  $99/night! What a steal compared to the other hotels which charges $200-$300+ for the same quality lodging!

    I got the goosebumps walking through the hotel looking at all the Marine dedication items and it had pictures of then-Corporal (the Medal of Honor recipient) Dakota Meyers in Iraq.  

    Only disappointment was that there was no parking garage and the hotel doesn't really validate parking tickets they just give you a small discount.  I'm told hotels don't really have parking garages in San Francisco though.  The receptionists were exceptionally courteous as well.

    25/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    187. Erich C.
    I stayed here for 4-5 days during the Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne conference which attracts 50,000 attendees worldwide.  We had a bevy of hotels to choose from, all offering "deals" through the Oracle site.  Because of the number of people invading San Fran at once, hotel prices went through the roof.

    Marines' Memorial Hotel was one of them, although for us it was just $220/night - a steal from the normal $600/night for non-attendees.  I chose MMH because it was the highest rated hotel on Yelp for this area and had the best price!

    The hotel is beautiful and close to all the action in Union Square.  My room was large, clean and comfortable - hard to get in SF.  Bathroom is a wee bit small - no space for your toiletries but there's a table right outside which I used.  The A/C worked well and my room had a nice view of a brick wall lol.  Still I would come back to MMH anytime.  I was really impressed by their commitment to the military (and you don't have to be former military to stay here).  The concierge also held my bags free since my flight was 6 hours past their 12pm check-out time.

    Free drinks at the hotel bar on the 12th floor daily from 4-6pm.  Take advantage!  It's also a great restaurant with an amazing view of San Francisco.

    05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    188. Jorden C.
    We have been to MMC as guests in a standard room, the bridal suite, and hosted our wedding ceremony and reception there.

    Wedding:
    Everything was great day of and we couldn't have been happier with everything they gave us! They include so much more than a lot of venues that have a ballroom. We saved a lot of money because they do so much themselves and include it all in.

    I also needed a lot of customization that went beyond my package, I did pay for extra labor but I was very impressed with how well they kept track of all of my little details. We served champagne prior to seating, so we needed extra labor there, and we had a confetti blower machine for a big bang at the end which also required extra labor, it was only $100, so not bad at all.

    The Crystal Ballroom is GORGEOUS! We had 130 people with rectangular tables which was a more difficult set-up but the staff still made sure everything worked out. They worked with me SO much. I wanted napkins folded into bows, I used two candelabras per table instead of 1, I upgraded alcohol. I came in the week before with 5 tubs of various items to be placed in various arrangements. Everything was done perfectly.

    The bridal suite is also great to use day of for photos and getting ready! Overall great experience. As with any venue, I highly recommend going through all contracts and details with a very very fine tooth comb so you get exactly what you want.

    Hotel Rooms:
    The hotel rooms are great. There are a lot of little amenities that are nice. Everything is super clean and the staff is incredible. We have not been disappointed staying here at all., and our wedding guests loved it as well.

    02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    189. Andrew Y.
    The Skinny: Pricey at $230 per double room, but inexpensive for military $120! Great staff, good views and the rooms are comfortable.

    The Fat: The hotel is in the heart of San Francisco...only a few blocks from Market Street and Union Square. The staff are courteous and the amenities are good. You have a free breakfast every morning, too!

    Parking: The parking is discounted for hotel patrons so make sure you get it validated. You can even pay at the hotel concierge desk.

    02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    190. Kearstin C.
    Cannot beat the great happy hour for 3 hours. Free Drinks.

    The room was really nice for an older hotel. The service was great and the hotel was in a good enough location to get to things pretty quickly.

    13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    191. Jimmy H.
    What a wonderful non-profit hotel in a great location, great (free) breakfast and happy hour, and nice rooms. The club serves as a living memorial for fallen Marines and is a registered non-profit, so your patronage of the hotel or beautiful penthouse bar/steakhouse helps support this non-profit.

    I've stayed here as a hotel guest when I was scouting for housing in SF, and the breakfast spread is ridiculously good. The free wine and beer at happy hour up at their penthouse-level bar with gorgeous views of the city are is also awesome. There's also a lesser known bar that's open limited hours near the mezzanine/theater level that nice and mellow, and good for impromptu business meetings over drinks. The rooms are well done and clean. The hallways are lined with plaques honoring those who served in the military who have passed away. Beautiful.

    I'm also a club member here and have attended events/talks, which can range from theater shows/musicals in their theater, or talks from world-renown authors and political leaders, often in conjunction with the World Affairs Council. The talks have been great, including General David Petraeus while he was USCENTCOM Commander, running both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, as well as Reza Aslan, a scholar with books published about Islam, and others. I've also seen weddings and business conferences happen here, and the spaces seem very versatile.

    The rooms are clean, spacious (for an urban area), and a great price considering being two blocks from Union Square, four blocks from a BART station, and four blocks from the main Cable Car turnaround point (though, hint, you can try to skip the line and catch the cable car as it goes up Powell St at one of the stops there and you can pay cash with exact change instead of buying a ticket). If you're in the military, the prices are even better. Call them to ask about the military rates.

    The bathrooms here are always clean, reasonably spacious, and nicely decorated, whether it be the hotel rooms or the restaurant.

    04/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0