$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 2, 2014

Galleria Park Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
191 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
122 reviews
Great hotel, location, and staff

We've stayed here twice and it was great both times. The rooms are small which is normal for San... See full review

  • superlagirl
  • Oct 9, 2014
Love this hotel!

My friends and I stayed here for a few days at the end of December for New Years and we couldn't... See full review

  • ECM from AZ
  • Feb 28, 2014
Boutique hotel mixes history with modern convenience near Chinatown

This Union Square boutique hotel dates back to 1911. The renovation in 2013 celebrates its rich heritage and enhances its stylish appeal to today's discerning traveler.  Galleria Park Hotel exudes a timeless yet vibrant style, combining its original Art Deco and Art Nouveau design with contemporary elements and services for an unforgettable stay. Modern conveniences include a rooftop garden with a walking path, complimentary wine hour and daily morning coffee and tea service. The property is adjacent to the Crocker Galleria Mall and is within walking distance of Chinatown, Union Square and the Financial District. 

Highlights
  • Taste local wines at complimentary wine hour
  • Complimentary daily morning coffee and tea service
  • Green-certified hotel using all-natural cleaning products
  • Quiet hour: 11:00 pm
Rooms

Accommodations -- 162 rooms and 15 suites of varying size -- come standard with flat-screen televisions, Frette linens, MP3 docking stations and fully stocked honor bars. The biggest suite, The Grand Suite, has a wood-burning fireplace. Guests can select rooms with city or courtyard views. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the property, and pets are welcome.

Features

The hotel has received numerous awards, including the AAA Three Diamond Award. It also has received certification from the San Francisco Green Business program for eco-friendly initiatives surrounding water and energy conservation.

Because the property is part of the Joie de Vivre chain, it also participates in a number of philanthropic efforts. Specifically, the property donates a minimum of $200 per guest to the Asian Women's Resource Center, a non-profit that addresses the needs of local women and children in a state of transition out of homelessness.

All guests have access to a local fitness center with state-of-the-art Cybex and PreCor machines (fees apply). Guests also can enjoy a complimentary evening wine hour and a private urban park on the third floor of the hotel.

Midi, the swanky brasserie on-site, serves three meals a day and features sustainably farmed produce from around the Bay Area.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (30 minutes)
  • Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)
  • Cable car stops (10 minutes walking)
  • BART (5 minutes walking)
  • MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)
Attractions
  • Chinatown
  • Financial District
  • Union Square
  • Embarcadero
  • AT&T Park
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 2,000 square feet of meeting space accommodates up to 1,000 guests
  • Rooftop garden available for private events
  • Full-time conference manager on-site
Policies and fees
  • Valet parking is $42 USD for a regular-sized vehicle and $52 USD for oversized vehicles (SUV and larger).
  • Guests must be 21 years old to check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

37.7898 -122.4037
Area served
San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, CA
Nearby airports
(SFO) San Francisco (OAK) Oakland (SJC) San Jose
Area description
The Galleria Park Hotel is just two blocks from Union Square in the heart of downtown San Francisco. For more than a hundred years, Union Square has stood at the center of civic and cultural life in San Francisco.

The historic Powell Street cable car turnaround is only a few blocks from our Union Square hotel. San Franciscans and traveler alike enjoy the dramatic open-air views from the cable car as it makes its way past Chinatown to the top of Nob Hill. Each block affords a more dramatic view for hotel guests of downtown San Francisco, the bay, and Union Square below.

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Galleria Park Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Queen
Approx. 225 sq. ft, these queen sized rooms are located both on the courtyard and on the street side of the building, offering a choice of a quieter versus a brighter room. The room is complete with walls in cool teal colors, room accents in eggplant and lime hues, and new maple furniture. Each room has a fully stocked Honor bar and mini refrigerator. Amenities include complimentary T1 and wireless internet access, flat screen television with On-Demand movies and Nintendo Game System, MP3 player clock radio, new air conditioning units, iron/ironing boards, full length mirror and hair dryers. Further amenities the business travelers will enjoy include a working desk, with in-desk electrical outlet, ergonomic chair, leather blotter, a 2-line cordless phone with voice mail and business honor bar with complimentary paperclips, post-its, binder clips, note cards and a few items for purchase, should anything imperative to the next day's business have been left behind
Deluxe King
Approx. 225 sq. ft these king rooms are located both on the courtyard and on the street side of the building, offering a choice of a quieter versus a brighter room. The room is complete with walls in cool teal colors, room accents in eggplant and lime hues, and new maple furniture. Each room has a fully stocked Honor bar and mini refrigerator. Amenities include complimentary T1 and wireless internet access, flat screen television with On-Demand movies and Nintendo Game System, MP3 player clock radio, new air conditioning units, iron/ironing boards, full length mirror and hair dryers. Further amenities the business travelers will enjoy include a working desk, with in-desk electrical outlet, ergonomic chair, leather blotter, a 2-line cordless phone with voice mail and business honor bar with complimentary paperclips, post-its, binder clips, note cards and a few items for purchase, should anything imperative to the next day's business have been left behind
Deluxe Double/Double
Approx. 225 sq. ft room with 2 Full size double beds. All DBDB rooms face the street, (No interior DBDB available) and have recently been renovated. The room is complete with walls in cool teal colors, room accents in eggplant and lime hues, and new maple furniture. Each room has a fully stocked Honor bar and mini refrigerator. Amenities include complimentary T1 and wireless internet access, flat screen television with On-Demand movies and Nintendo Game System, MP3 player clock radio, new air conditioning units, iron/ironing boards, full length mirror and hair dryers. Further amenities the business travelers will enjoy include a working desk, with in-desk electrical outlet, ergonomic chair, leather blotter, a 2-line cordless phone with voice mail and business honor bar with complimentary paperclips, post-its, binder clips, note cards and a few items for purchase, should anything imperative to the next day's business have been left behind.

Amenities

General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center

Nearby points of interest

  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Union Square: 0.2 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.3 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.7 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Union Square: 0.2 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.3 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.9 mi
  • ATT Park: 0.9 mi
  • SoMa: 0.9 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.2 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.2 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.3 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.3 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.3 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.4 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Japantown: 1.4 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.5 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.5 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.5 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Lands End: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2.1 mi
  • Mission Delores: 2.1 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 2.1 mi

Dining

Midi
Open Spring 2009 Midi is a unique brasserie serving everyone from power-suits to power-shoppers. The stylish, French-inspired dcor complements the adjacent Galleria Park Hotel, and sets a hip, engaging, fashionable atmosphere for conducting business and pleasure alike. Midi is a modern California brasserie located "mid district" at the busy crossroads of San Francisco's Union Square shopping and Financial Districts in the stylish and welcoming Galleria Park Hotel. The brasserie offers the traditional formula of three meals a day, not to mention a full bar. The two level space features a bar, open kitchen, and casual dining space on the first floor, and a main formal dining room on the second, featuring banquettes, and tables. The warm and chic dcor fuses the classic architectural elements of the building with a playful, fresh French vibe.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Three meeting rooms accommodate up to 100 people for meetings and receptions. A full-time Conference Manager will coordinate all arrangements. Complimentary T1 and wireless Internet connection. Complete catering and audio-visual equipment is available for a variety of functions. All rooms have natural light and opening windows.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (122)

Ratings and reviews for Galleria Park Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
122 out of 122
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Biga Popi
Business
Atlanta,GA
Sep 3, 2009

Hotel with prime location at low price

This hotel places you smack dab in the middle of all that is touristy. No need for a car as everything is accessible by foot. If you do bring a car you will need to have the valet park your car. This was the only downside of the hotel where you must pay 35 dollar a day parking fee. Other than that the rooms were acceptable for the price. They offered free wine drinking between 5PM and 6PM every day that I was there. The staff was helpful and friendly. I would not hesitate to come back here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hayward, CA
Aug 31, 2009

Outlands' stay at the Galleria!

The staff was really friendly and helpful with questions and directions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Helijudi
Business
Cameron Park, CA
Aug 23, 2009

unbeatable location for the price...

Very Good on all accounts. Restaurant was excellent. Next time I will bring my small poodle as they have an excellent area for her to roam. Thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ksom
Business
Boston Massachusetts
Aug 22, 2009

Galleria Park Hotel Union sq -Chinatown

This hotel has a great staff, my sheets were changed daily even when I did not request this service. The room was small but well laid out. The location is perfect 3 blocks from Union Sq. 1 block from China Town 1 block from Muni and the Bart. This is a very safe neighborhood but everything for a two-block radius closes by 9 pm. The hotel restaurant is expensive with decent food, good service and late hours. The only drawbacks were that there was a little mold in the shower area and the noise from the garbage trucks at night disturbed my sleep. These trucks run all night long. I was on the 5th floor and could hear the trucks, ambulances and some loud passersby's, however I am a very light sleeper. My daughter slept through everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marco Tarini
Business
Riccione (RN), Italy
Aug 10, 2009

A great place to stay

Good hotel, they don't have our double bed room and we received a free upgrade to a suite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 6, 2009

Lovely hotel, loud hallways

Lovely hotel, excellent staff, very cool terrace on the third floor, nice perks with free coffee/tea/WiFi (although there were no instructions in the room on how to log onto the WiFi, luckily, we guessed correctly). Good location, walking distance to Bart and restaurants. The room itself was nicely furnished, with a comfy bed and soft bed linens. The walls are well soundproofed - the hotel was booked solid, and we didn't hear a peep from anyone next to, above, or below us! Unfortunately, the door is not, because we could hear EVERYTHING in the hallway. Hubby is a heavy sleeper and it kept him from sleeping more than an hour or two at a time (I had earplugs on). Such a shame, because the hotel otherwise is terrific! P.S. If you do choose to stay here, ask for a room facing the inside to avoid street/traffic noise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Round Rock, TX
Aug 3, 2009

Great hotel

The hotel had a great location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The wine reception was great and other travelers were extremely friendly. The price was very good for a large city and for the location. It was nice being away from the touristy Fishermans Wharf. I would definitely stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

If you want to shop you are only 2 blocks from Union Square.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Dork
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 20, 2009

Friendly, Comfy & Cool

This hotel was fantastic. Upon arrival we received 15% off in the restaurant next door, which we did not use because they were closed Sunday, but it was quite thoughtful. The decor is very nice and the wine hour in the evenings is quite popular and homey feeling, as it is put on next to a beautiful fireplace. Definitely a great location, we were touring the Academy of Art and it is right down the street on New Montgomery. Also, there are many nightclubs, including Fluid, which we had attended the weekend before and greatly enjoyed, and Vessle, which we plan on going to in the future. One major plus was that every single staff member at this hotel was super friendly, especially when asking for directions. They helped us in every way possible and were really warm and knowledgeable. Definitely a place that I will return. I got a lot of bang for my buck with Galleria Park! The only drawback was that we were located next to a laundry chute, so that could be a bit noisy in the mornings, but nothing unmanageable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cal alum
Business
los angeles
Jul 17, 2009

a san francisco experience

Updated older hotel , greta location.. was given a room with a double bed although paid for a queen bed. they tried to make up witha coupon for the 24 hour fitness center nearby.. Parking is 35 per day

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 15, 2009

great small hotel wwith really nice bar

Thoughtful check in service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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