San Francisco, USA
Grown up but young at heart, San Francisco’s post of the Four Seasons collection embraces all ages. The young get a gift from the toy wagon and milk and cookies on arrival, along with treats like a DVD library, summer playroom, and scavenger hunt. While grown up guests get complimentary WiFi and their own Equinox Sports Club, with a gym, spa, sauna, and luxurious lap pool. Of course everyone gets to enjoy its SoMa location, two blocks from Union Square and Westfield, and seconds from MoMa and Yerba Buena Gardens (in fact it’s so close many guestrooms get garden views through their floor-to-ceiling windows). The wall of windows at MKT Restaurant gives views of its namesake Market Street – but inside’s just as eye-catching, with hints of Market Street’s newspaper printing heritage in its brass, oak, and leather infused décor.
277 rooms and suites. All with floor-to-ceiling windows, plasma/LCD TV with all-news cable network and pay-per-view movies* (children’s DVDs available), complimentary WiFi, iHome alarm clock, CD player, telephone, refrigerated bar, laptop safe, hairdryer, bathrobes including child-size bathrobes, children’s toiletries, and newspaper. Child-proofed rooms available on request. Deluxe Rooms are 460 sq ft and are on floors 6-10 with views of the city or Yerba Buena Gardens. Each has 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, and a rollaway bed* or crib, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
Deluxe View Rooms are 460 sq ft and are on floors 11-17 with views of Market Street or Yerba Buena Gardens. Each has 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, and a rollaway bed* or crib, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
Premier Rooms are 480 sq ft and are on floors 6-17 with views of downtown or Yerba Buena Gardens and San Francisco Bay from higher floors, and of Market Street or Yerba Buena Gardens from lower floors. Each has 1 king-size bed and a rollaway bed* or crib, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
MKT Restaurant – Bar (steaks, sharing plates, and cocktails, views of Market Street and downtown). Equinox Sports Club (127,000 sq ft fitness and wellness facility; over 15s only, 15-18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) with an indoor lap pool (75 ft junior Olympic pool), fitness centre (sauna, steam room, classes*, basketball), and spa* (over 16s only, in-room treatments* also available). 24-hour room service. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge (with mobile phone chargers at desk). Babysitting* (24-hour notice). Children’s extras (welcome gift from toy wagon; welcome milk and cookies; colouring books, board games, and DVDs; summer playroom with games, movies, ping pong, football table, bean bags, Xbox, and scavenger hunt). Valet parking $57 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).
*Denotes local charge