Parc 55 San Francisco, A Hilton Hotel

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

One for shopaholics and sightseers alike, Parc 55 San Francisco, a Hilton Hotel, is easy shopping bag hauling distance from Union Square – the only question is, do you hit the big-name brands of the nine storey Westfield mall or the one-of-a-kind boutiques around the square first? Its address also puts your spacious guestroom a quick hop from Powell Street’s cable car turnaround, Yerba Buena Gardens, and Chinatown. Once you’ve filled your suitcase and your camera’s memory, you can head to 55 Fitness – it’s open 24 hours, so you can work out whenever it suits you. And, inspired by downtown’s incredible dining, you can enjoy the café bites of Barbary Coast, locally inspired dishes of Cable 55 (with its equally local microbrews), and Thai treats of Kin Khao, voted one of the States’ best new restaurants by GQ.

Amenities

  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just two blocks from Union Square, this downtown hotel is surrounded by some of the city’s best shopping, including the Westfield mall, Macy’s, and unique boutiques. It’s also right by the cable car turnaround on Powell Street, and a stroll from Yerba Buena Gardens, Moscone Convention Center, and Chinatown. Transfer time from airport: 24 minutes.

Hotel information

1039 rooms on 32 floors. All are 300 sq ft and come with bay-style windows, air-conditioning, seating area with sofa, 37" LCD TV with in-room movies and HD channels, WiFi*, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Classic King Rooms have city views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Classic Double/Double Rooms have city views with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Urban Contemporary View King Rooms have city or bay views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Urban Contemporary View Double/Double Rooms have city or bay views with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Skyline View King Rooms are on a higher floor with prime views and complimentary WiFi. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Skyline View Double/Double Rooms are on a higher floor with prime views and complimentary WiFi. Each has 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

3 restaurants including Cable 55 (locally inspired American menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Kin Khao (Thai menu, open for lunch and dinner), and Barbary Coast (coffee shop with deli sandwiches, breakfast items, and drinks, open 5:30am-9:00pm). 24-hour 55 Fitness (high-tech equipment with HD screens, tablet consoles, on-demand content*, and The Life Fitness Reader). 24-hour concierge (including limousine service*). WiFi*. Gift and snack shop. Laundry and valet services*. Currency exchange. ATM*. Valet parking from $70.68 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Hotel, Great Location, Expensive Parking

Jul 23, 2019 ChrisW70 Los Angeles, California

Very good hotel, great location, with large room (large for San Francisco standards) but expensive and very expensive parking. Stayed 2 nights recently, used credit card points; it would have been about $250+ a room per night. I chose this hotel mainly because of its great location. I figure I’d park my car there and take cable car and muni to… Read more
Very good hotel, great location, with large room (large for San Francisco standards) but expensive and very expensive parking. Stayed 2 nights recently, used credit card points; it would have been about $250+ a room per night. I chose this hotel mainly because of its great location. I figure I’d park my car there and take cable car and muni to all the points of interest. Upon check in, they told me overnight parking is $80 a night. Front desk told me there are cheaper overnight parkings, in the $40 range, but since I had lots of ski equipment in my car, I didn’t want to risk parking somewhere else. So 2 nights cost me $160 parking. Hotel itself was good. Hotel has a “smart” elevator where you press your desired floor number on the outside waiting area. Once you press your floor, the keypad tells you which elevator you should wait for, and the elevator light lights up. There is no number panel inside the elevator. The only thing I was thinking is, what if you are inside and you realized you pressed the wrong floor, or if you want to change floor. Room was nice and large, we had 2 beds and there was still space for a 2 single couches. BTW, when you put these 2 single couches together its like a small bed, enough for a baby or small kid. Bathroom was also good size. Overall room was nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely amazing customer service

Jul 21, 2019 Kim W

My husband and I came here for our honeymoon.... two years after we officially got married because of work lives are so hectic. We left home at 5 am on July 19th and arrived in SF about 8 am, absolutely exhausted. We hoped to be able to have an early check in but mainly anticipated to store our luggage until we could officially get our room. The… Read more
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon.... two years after we officially got married because of work lives are so hectic. We left home at 5 am on July 19th and arrived in SF about 8 am, absolutely exhausted. We hoped to be able to have an early check in but mainly anticipated to store our luggage until we could officially get our room. The lady at the front desk, Christina ( I may have her name wrong, but she was absolutely wonderful) not only checked us in but upgraded our room and got us a free breakfast. Her generosity was just the start of our wonderful stay and she is the main reason I am taking the time to write this. She deserves a raise. We had a beautiful room, fantastic view and the location central to everything we wanted to visit. My husband and I decided we will be staying here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I expected more from a 4 star hotel.

Jul 21, 2019 wickcity2219 San Francisco, California

There was an old broken apart stick of eyeliner on the floor in the closet. The curtains were ripped in the room .Also, the young lady at the front desk was less than polite and accommodating. When I went to get a new key I was informed that I needed ID to get a new key... That simply my information was not sufficient. So after waiting over 15… Read more
There was an old broken apart stick of eyeliner on the floor in the closet. The curtains were ripped in the room .Also, the young lady at the front desk was less than polite and accommodating. When I went to get a new key I was informed that I needed ID to get a new key... That simply my information was not sufficient. So after waiting over 15 minutes in line, I waited in line again for about 15 to 20 minutes to show my ID. I was shocked that the lady didn't stop to help me (this takes 2 mins.. everyone else was checking into their rooms) after helping a couple guests in front of me. When I got to the front of the line, and asked the lady about this... She said "well You're not a Hilton honors member." In fact I am... And I honestly felt disrespected because she never even asked. She just assumed I wouldn't of been one. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 T5WF Ottawa, Canada

The Hilton used to be widely regarded as a quality hotel chain. Our visit has proven otherwise. Dirty, sticky carpets, broken electrical outlets, inoperable bathroom extractor, faulty, damaged fridge just to mention a few basic hotel requirements which were just not met. A mix up (by the Hilton) took almost an hour to sort out upon check in but… Read more
The Hilton used to be widely regarded as a quality hotel chain. Our visit has proven otherwise. Dirty, sticky carpets, broken electrical outlets, inoperable bathroom extractor, faulty, damaged fridge just to mention a few basic hotel requirements which were just not met. A mix up (by the Hilton) took almost an hour to sort out upon check in but nothing compared to the extensive wait to get your car back via the mandatory valet service. The second bed for our 2 children turned out to be a 3ft wide sofa bed with missing springs. The replacement mini-rollaway bed was little better. Undermanned and undertrained, the staff try to get it right but I'm afraid that this hotel needs significant investment in many areas to uphold the name properly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Jul 20, 2019 drthsaka Birmingham, Alabama

Mmt stay was great. Initially I had an issue that was taken care of immediately! The breakfast was a bit expensive. Live ther technology for the elevators which improved time. The hotel waff located nest a lot of shopping and great restaurants.