$151 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Omni San Francisco Hotel

4 stars
500 California Street at Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
226 reviews
excellent location, champagne welcome for under $130

Here for an event at Julia Morgan ballroom. Hotel was so close- nice welcome, beautiful room. The... See full review

  • captainsturdy
  • Nov 24, 2014
Great Location and awesome staff

Amazing experience and everyone was super friendly. Make sure you sign up for omni rewards to... See full review

  • Rigaroo
  • Oct 24, 2014
Historic Nob Hill hotel blends old and new with top-notch steakhouse

The past is new again at this circa-1926 hotel atop Nob Hill. Originally built as a bank, the property features classic stonework, stained glass and decorative touches. The lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Guestrooms mirror this classic elegance. The hotel is within walking distance of the city's storied cable cars. Bob's Steak & Chop House, the on-site restaurant, has established itself as one of the best steakhouses in the entire city. The property also offers complimentary guided walking tours once a week.

Highlights
  • Florentine Renaissance architecture
  • Walking distance to the Financial District, Union Square and North Beach
  • Succulent steak at Bob's Steak & Chop House
  • Complimentary guided walking tours
Rooms

Accommodations (362 rooms, including 20 suites) feature high ceilings and crown molding -- common design elements from the 1920s. Rooms also come standard with flat-screen televisions, plush down comforters, marble bathrooms and robes. Special GetFit guest rooms also feature treadmills and other exercise equipment. One of the suites, the Kid Fantasy Suite, includes a room of bunk beds, bean-bag chairs and games. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available in all rooms (fees apply). Pets welcome (fees apply).

Features

The hotel has received numerous awards, including the AAA Four Diamond Award.

Technically, the property has existed since 1926, though it served as a bank until the 1980s. To put this history into context for guests, third-party guides lead complimentary walking tours around the property and surrounding neighborhoods. The hotel also provides family-specific walking tours, geared toward visitors with young kids.

All guests receive complimentary access to a huge fitness center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. The hotel also provides shuttle service to Harding Park and Presidio Golf Course, the two closest greens (fees apply).

Enjoy a meal at Bob's Steak & Chop House, which specializes in corn-fed Midwestern prime beef but offers a variety of fish and vegetarian selections as well.

Valet and self parking are available (fees apply). There is free newspaper in the lobby.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 mi/29 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 mi/25.8 km)
  • BART (2 blocks)
  • Cable cars (2 blocks)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
Attractions
  • Union Square
  • Theater District
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • AT&T Park
  • Chinatown
  • Embarcadero
  • North Beach
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 11,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 2,800-square-foot ballroom

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Omni San Francisco Hotel Rooms

Deluxe room
Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed 385 sq ft with a 32 inch flat screen TV. These rooms face the street or courtyard.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room with 2 Double Beds 385 sq ft with a 32 inch flat screen TV. These rooms face the street or courtyard.
Premier Room
Premier Room with 2 Double beds 385 square feet and are located on the upper floors of the hotel facing the city. Complimentary wired or wireless internet.
Premier Room
Premier Room with 1 King Bed 385 square feet and are located on the upper floors of the hotel facing the city.
Signature Room
Signature Room with 1 King Bed 385 sq ft. Located on the top floors. iPod docking station. Nespresso coffee maker. Complimentary high speed internet included.
ADA Dlx room 1 King Bed
Accessible Deluxe Room King Bed Average of 450 sq ft. Enlarged door openings. Grab bars near toilet and tub. Toilet and sink are no higher than 29 inches from floor. Visual notification for hotel alarm system door and phone are available. Hand-held shower wands.
California Suite King Bed
California Suite with 1 King Bed. Approx. 600 sq ft. Corner U-shaped room with sofabed and upgraded bath amenities. Bedroom connects to living room via a long hallway but has no separating door.
Signature Room
Signature Room with 2 Double Beds 385 sq ft. Located on the top floors. iPod docking station. Nespresso coffee maker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Phone service
Activities
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Boating
Driving range
Fishing
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Doorman
FAX
Copy service
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Kennels
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Union Square: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Union Square: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
  • ATT Park: 1 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.1 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.1 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.1 mi
  • SoMa: 1.1 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.2 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.2 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.3 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.3 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.3 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.5 mi
  • Japantown: 1.5 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.6 mi
  • Lands End: 1.7 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 2 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2.3 mi
  • Mission Delores: 2.4 mi

Dining

Bobs Steak and Chop House
Bobs Steak and Chop House is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the USA. All portions are large and the wine list is extensive. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Mon-Fri from 0630-1000 and Sat-Sun 0700-1100 hours. Lunch Mon-Fri from 1100-1430 hours. Dinner Mon-Sun from 1730-2200
Bobs Bar
Located on the lobby level Bobs Bar offers a variety of beverages along with great food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Guests can enjoy the game on one of our flat screen TVs or just relax in the elegance of our lobby. Sun-Thur from 1100-2330 hours and Fri-Sat from 1100-0030 hours.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (226)

Ratings and reviews for Omni San Francisco Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
226 out of 226
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GoinBackToCali
NYC
Nov 5, 2013

Trust me, I'm a local...

I lived in SF for almost 20 years and just returned for a long weekend. The Omni is in the perfect location, just a short walk up the hill to North Beach. Couldn't ask for a better spot. The room was lovely, the staff fantastic, and the bartenders at Bob's downstairs were a joy. Highly reccomenf.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

North Beach!!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alcahols
Business
Wales
Sep 15, 2010

Great hotel, great staff - loved it

Booked this hotel after reading reviews on a different site and am so glad I did. From the moment we arrived it felt right. The welcome from reception staff (particularly [...]) was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. The doormen were always so polite and always smiling and unlike many places in San Francisco, I didn't feel they were only being nice just to get a tip out of you.We stayed here for 3 nights initially on floor 5 and had a great view of California Street and the cable cars. The cable cars never disturbed us at all as they stop at a reasonable hour in the evenings and pass by the hotel quickly. Our room was fantastic, large, clean and comfortable and the bathroom had that wow factor with lots of marble and complimentary toiletries & lots of fluffy towels. In the wardrobe (closet), there were luxurious bathrobes to use during your stay, an iron and ironing board (useful as the airport luggage handlers squash your cases so much your clothes have creases where you didn't think they could have creases), plus a safe to keep your valuables in.The beds were soooo comfortable I wanted to take one back home with me - clean crisp sheets, clean crisp duvets and covers and lots of comfy pillows.After spending a few days out of town travelling other states we returned to the same hotel for the last few nights of our stay in San Francisco. This time we were on the top floor (floor 17) where the room was exactly the same layout but being so high you only had little windows and this slightly lost the fun of being on California Street as we couldn't see the street - only the buildings opposite.Being in the financial district had its pros and cons. Cons being there weren't that many places to eat around the hotel however there is a lovely new Irish bar just opened on Sacramento Street (about 2 minutes walk away) plus another restaurant next to it (can't remember the name but recommended by hotel staff). Also, I occasionally felt a little out of place in casual wear when most other people were in business suits but this was mostly apparant during the day rather than at night. The pros of this hotel's location is that it's only 3 short blocks from the Montgommery Street BART stop and took us only 10 minutes to walk from the BART to the hotel. Another good point about the hotel being in the financial district is that (unlike every other part we went to - particularly the tourist parts) you didn't get any 'down-and-outs' hassling you for money as the businesses and hotels in the area don't take kindly to the down-and-outs hassling their clients. It all felt very safe around the area.I don't know if it's a sign of the financial downturn at the moment, but be warned if you are out and about in general San Fran - there are a LOT of beggers / down-and-outs / homeless / drunks constantly trying to get money out of you and it gets a bit tiring after a while.If you are going to San Fran, stay here - it's fantastic.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rkh
Business
Clearwater, fl
Sep 13, 2010

Great

We toured SF sites. The hotel is very close to many. It in on the Calif-Van Ness cable car line.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Aug 30, 2010

Ironman

Super Friendly helpful staff

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tomasos

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South Orange, NJ
Aug 16, 2010

Great hotel!

Stayed there while attending a wedding. Staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. It is in the financial district, so much of the immediate neighborhood shuts down on the weekend, but there was easy access to the rest of the city, so no worries about a few places being shut.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you want to go to the Slanted Door, but cannot get a reservation, show up when they open for lunch (11 a.m.) or dinner (5:30 p.m.) and they will likely be able to accommodate you, at the bar if not at a table of your own.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carib210
Business
Lancaster, PA
Aug 5, 2010

Very Happy With Omni Hotel

Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms very nicely decorated and extremely well maintained. Would not hesitate to stay at any of their properties again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SF Vacation
Business
San Antonio, TX
Aug 1, 2010

One week vacation with Omni

Decided to tour San Francisco for a week long vacation and stayed with Omni. Check-in was at 3:00pm, but we've arrived early at 9:00am. Front Desk was able to get us a room with no wait. Concierge was able to assist us in booking city tour, trolley pass, and info on rental car. Can't say enough about the excellent staff services! By that afternoon, every Omni personnel knew and addressed me by my name. The hotel is at the center of everything. Wedged between Financial District, China Town, and Union Square. The room is smaller compared to other Omnis I've stayed in, but considering the downtown location, it is decent sized. Free Internet WiFi, if you join their free customer loyalty program, which also gets you free clothes press and bottle water. Restroom was comfortable with standard bathtub shower with full amenities. I appreciate the choice of soap and body wash. Took one star away from rating due to hotel's downtown location. There was no onsite pool, and the room is somewhat noisy given a trolley line runs next to the hotel. I personally do not have issues with it, but wanted to share this info with fellow travelers.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diana Super Travler
Business
Long Island, NY
Jul 18, 2010

Amazing hotel

Not only was the hotel beautiful but the staff was warm, friendly and more than willing to help with anything. They also give great directions and maps.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The food in the hotel is just wonderful and service is great

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jeanneb
Business
lbb, tx
Jul 6, 2010

great location

Shopping and fireworks

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 23, 2010

Excellent Hotel

Very nice hotel, comfortable bed and very friendly and helpful staff.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Register free in advance for the Select Guest- Programm. You get free wireless Internet as well as two complimentary beverages per Person (max. 2) in the morning for free!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
high maintenance
Business
New York City
May 31, 2010

Great Staff

The staff was extremely friendly and attentive, one of the best I've encountered at a hotel. The rooms were thoroughly cleaned, with turn-down service offered nightly. If it weren't for the location -- I wouldn't stay in the Financial District again. There's zero nightlife -- I would absolutely return to the Omni. It's a great bargain for a 4-star hotel. They would definitely need to replace carpeting, update fixtures and amenities to gain another star, but my suite was large and comfortable.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't believe the hotel's description of location; you ARE in the Financial District, which means everything in the immediate vicinity is completely dead on the weekends. However, you're only a 10 minute walk to the Ferry Building, where there's an expansive bazar, including dining options, farmers market and craft tables. However, many of these stalls are closed on the weekend.

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