A vacation becomes enshrined in the Hall Of Fame when you recognize that it was fantastic while you were there enjoying it and magical when you look back on it years later with yearning.
That describes the numerous vacations that my family and I had at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis or as my then child would say, the Marriott with the big sea shells.
Ah the memories driving into San Francisco and peeking to the right and salivating with anticipation.
We are not alone.
Here are some reviews from Trip Advisor.
“I would recommend this hotel to everyone. I stayed here with my family during last Christmas break. If you are Gold or Platinum member is plus and highly recommend the parking package. Great location and staff. Hats off to concierge staff. They are very helpful and provide good tips.”
“We had a lovely week-long stay at the Marriott Marquis. When we first checked in, our room overlooked the Yerba Buena Gardens where a very noisy musical event was taking place. We were quickly moved to a very quiet room upon request.”
“The wait staff in the concierge room heard about our food allergies and went above and beyond to see that special meals were prepared for us. The entire staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, from the front desk to housekeeping. The Marquis is in the heart of San Francisco, and is convenient to all the public transportation.”
We don’t need convincing because we loved it.
Let’s get reacquainted with them at marriott.com, “Discover awe-inspiring views, astonishing amenities and unparalleled customer service at San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Located just south of Market Street in SoMa, our luxurious Downtown San Francisco hotel offers easy access to the city's best attractions, including Moscone Center, the Yerba Buena Gardens, Union Square shopping and AT&T Park, home of the Giants.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is just 14 miles away. Before embarking on your Bay Area adventure, enjoy a buffet breakfast at Bin 55 Restaurant or grab a to-go snack at Mission Street Pantry. In the evening, break a sweat in our modern fitness center, treat yourself to a massage at our full-service spa, or savor inspiring penthouse views and cocktails at The View Lounge, located atop the hotel on the 39th floor, before retiring to deluxe rooms with sleek decor and high-tech amenities. Our hotel also offers more than 121,000 square feet of sophisticated event space for corporate events and meetings. Book your escape today!”
Did someone mention food?
We love to eat.
What we love even more is eating with a view. “The View, atop the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, offers business and leisure guests a modern yet timeless setting where they can enjoy a unique collection of California wines and signature cocktails accompanied by locally inspired small plates. Here, breathtaking panoramic views of the city and a unique atmosphere that changes with the desires of the guests - from an early evening dining scene to a late night hotspot – make this a must-visit San Francisco destination.”
Everyone seems to love it. At sfviewlounge.com they smile, “The iconic View Lounge atop the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is the ideal destination for business and leisure guests where they can enjoy hand crafted cocktails and locally inspired small plates accompanied by the most awe inspiring views the city has to offer.”
So think about.
We sense that some great female grappling is coming to San Francisco. We know that you love female grappling.
So when it’s time to attend a great grappling event, you know which hotel to stay at.
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OPENING PHOTO THANKS www.sfviewlounge.com