Relaxing in an elegant quiet room while gazing out of a spacious window from the 39th floor that allows you to have an exceptional view of the majestic ever changing San Francisco skyline in a warm memory to hold on to in good times and other ones.
One of the hotels we used to view admiringly but never had a chance to visit is the Parc 55 Hotel with its warm tan brown exterior and tinted windows that were the source of great wonder.
Well, with recent news, it’s time to give this regal hotel another look.
A March 2015 press release at parc55hotel.com shares, “Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton Worldwide") today announced it closed its previously announced sale of the Waldorf Astoria New York to Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. ("Anbang") for $1.95 billion. In addition, Hilton Worldwide has signed agreements to redeploy the proceeds of the sale to add five landmark properties in strategic resort and urban locations to its owned portfolio.
The Parc 55, which represents over one third of the purchased portfolio by number of rooms, will be a new addition to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand that will be managed by Hilton Worldwide. The other acquired hotels are currently managed by Hilton Worldwide.”
That is big news.
Hmm, make that wonderful news.
We loved it from the outside but apparently given their success, many love them from the inside.
Here are two reviews with a smile.
At the stellar review site yelp.com one happy traveler smiles, “I passed by to this hotel million times and never have a chance to go and see until the past Monday. My bf and I stayed there for my birthday. It was a beautiful historic hotel from the outside view but once I stepped inside the hotel, I was "wow"....it was so classy and elegance with high ceiling. Definitely one of the nicest entrances I've seen in a San Franciscan hotel.”
And here is another.
“The service was fast, friendly and helpful. Every staffs seemed well trained and understand how to treat a customer. The check in process was quick and easy. The hotel is really quite beautiful and the lobby is especially breathtaking. We were offered help with taking our bags up to our tower room but we declined. We were very satisfied with our room. We had a beautiful view of the city. The room was quiet, comfortable, and elegant.”
Okay, good to know. Now we get a warm fuzzy feeling of what it is like from the inside.
The more we see, the more we want to see.
Our travel rock stars at lonelyplanet.com enlightens, “This downtown San Francisco hotel is 1 block from Union Square and the Hallidie Plaza, which features a cable car stop. The hotel offers massage services and a tour desk.
Parc 55 San Francisco Union Square spacious rooms include cable TV and internet access on the TV. The 100% non-smoking rooms are decorated with custom furnishings and bay-style windows. Small refrigerators are available upon request.
The Parc 55 San Francisco guests can dine at Cityhouse, which features unique American cuisine. The Barbary Coast is a coffee shop with a full espresso bar.
Guests can work out in the large on-site gym.
Parc 55 is within 11 minutes' walk of the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Yerba Buena Gardens. The hotel is 20 km from San Francisco International Airport.”
Oyster.com, please describe your experience. They oblige by dotting the eyes.
- One block to Market Street and Powell Street cable car; four blocks to Union Square
- Central location is within walking distance to Chinatown and the Financial District
- Spacious rooms with modern furnishings, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs
- Rooms on higher floors (20 to 32) have views of the city skyline
- Large 24-hour fitness center with modern, iPhone-compatible equipment
- Business center, plus 30,000 square feet of meeting space
- Pet-friendly (for a fee)
Finally, let’s get closer to the source.
Talk about great customer service. The delightful kayak.com adds, “The contemporary, 32-story Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel boasts stunning city and bay views, and is only one block from San Francisco’s historic Cable Car system. We are within walking distance of Moscone Convention Center, and shopping, dining and entertainment at Union Square.
Discover eclectic cafes, lively bars and acclaimed restaurants just moments from our upscale San Francisco hotel The stylish guest rooms at this downtown San Francisco hotel feature WiFi, an ergonomic desk and a 37-inch LCD TV.
For the ultimate stay, spoil yourself in the stunning 800 sq. ft. Presidential Suite, offering an elegant marble bathroom and spectacular views Choose from a variety of dining options at Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel. Savor Thai specialties in the trendy Kin Khao, enjoy craft beers and bistro-style cuisine in Cable 55 Restaurant and Lounge, or recharge with a coffee and a sandwich in Barbary Coast. Maintaining your workout routine is easy in our 24-hour fitness center, which features the very latest equipment and customizable exercise spaces Plan a spectacular wedding, press conference, cocktail reception or board meeting with 23 versatile event spaces and state-of-the-art A/V technology.
Our dedicated staff will be on hand to ensure that your function is personalized and seamless. Stay connected in the 24-hour business center, and take advantage of secure onsite parking for your downtown San Francisco meeting or celebration.”
With great female grappling being a part of the San Francisco Bay Area lifestyle, we see the day when a group of us as fans will descend upon the area for another visit.
Sometimes in life you have to live vicariously.
We look forward to the day where fantasy from the outside becomes falling in hotel love from the inside.
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