If you like the idea of staying in a hotel that really feels like San Francisco and has great service, the Hotel Calrton is a great option. The room was simple in style, much like I imagine it would have been in a much earlier time. At the same
time, the beds were the best quality with very nice linnens and the room wash fresh and clean. No chemical hotel cleaner smell here. That alone makes it a good choice. Free wifi, good coffee, nice tub - just right. The staff is top notch. We arrived early evening to a free wine tasting in the lobby, with nice live music. The restaurant is exquisite for Dinner and breakfast. As an old hotel, it has aged gracefully. I parked in the lot across the street for $20 a day, but a friend who dropped in for dinner used the valet, and was very happy with the fast service.
I plan to stay here from now on for my regular trips to San Francisco.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
If you want more affordable dining-
The little Yemen restaurant across the street was also great food in a casual family style at a very modest price, with very welcoming and nice service.
From the minute we booked in to the last day we were there the staff were wonderful.
The room was clean and the bed better than our own (that's a first!).
Around 5.30 to 6 you could partake in a free glass of wine daily which was a pleasant
Easy walking access to China Town.
We walked every where from the hotel - to the Golden Gate Bridge and pier 39; but if you're not keen the local bus services were good and the Cable Car's a fun ride.
We did try the Restaurant (Moroccan), but I was disappointed as the flavours of my meal (Orange Chicken) not as flavoursome as I would have expected it to be; which was a real shame.
Our experience with the hotel was good, wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel. The staff was very helpful, any problems we had they were propmted to serve us. Hotel was located withing walking distance to the Wharf and Union Square, must have
comfortable shoes though hehe.
The Hotel is not new but in good shape. The room was not the largest one we have stayed in - but everything was in good working order.
The staff was fantastic. The resturant in the hotel had fantastic food for dinner - but could have bee better
The location was good - a few blocks from Union Square and also to the cable car to Fishermans Warf
Clean, pretty room, perfect location within walking distance to virtually everything in the city, nice staff, nice atmosphere, Valet parking is 30 usd/day, self parking for 20/day across the street. Great value for a hotel in the middle of SF!