Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco

Union Square, San Francisco

The hotel

Just a block away from the buzzing hotspot Fisherman’s Wharf, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse is close to all the action so you can immerse yourself in the delights that San Francisco has to offer. Dine on fresh-from-the-ocean seafood at many of the Wharf’s restaurants, take in spectacular views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or visit the historical Coit Tower to see panoramic views of the city. At the end of a busy day, relax in the hotel’s outdoor courtyard complete with fire pit or retire to your room and rest up in comfort for another busy day exploring.

Amenities

  • Yoga
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Only a short walk from Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. Transfer time from San Francisco International Airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

234 rooms and suites. All rooms have a TV, WiFi, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. Sofas are available in rooms with a king-size bed. Standard Guest Rooms have no views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Courtyard View Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 4 adults.

Urban View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 4 adults.

Urban View Connecting Rooms with a room with 1 king-size bed and another room with 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Courtyard fire pit and yard games. Fitness centre. Yoga.

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (16)
  • Very good (22)
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  • Terrible (5)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious rooms, Great Location

Sep 21, 2021 Anjusg Singapore, Singapore

We stayed here in early September using our vacation club points. The location is great. Close to Fisherman's Wharf and the San Francisco trolley that takes you to Union Square, The room was spacious and had unique decor. The front staff, concierge were helpful and friendly. Only disappointment was that they gave us a "no view room" for reasons… Read more
We stayed here in early September using our vacation club points. The location is great. Close to Fisherman's Wharf and the San Francisco trolley that takes you to Union Square, The room was spacious and had unique decor. The front staff, concierge were helpful and friendly. Only disappointment was that they gave us a "no view room" for reasons unknown to us. All we could see was a terrace with air con condensers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating GIO IS THE BEST

Sep 14, 2021 Triptracker65

We were there for my birthday! Grigoryi (GIO), the manager, really took care of us. He is really a class act. He made our stay so very enjoyable. Any bumps in the road, Gio smoothed them out. He is really an asset to Marriott. All of the staff there were top notch and so very helpful. Our room was beautiful. Beds very comfortable. Only downside… Read more
We were there for my birthday! Grigoryi (GIO), the manager, really took care of us. He is really a class act. He made our stay so very enjoyable. Any bumps in the road, Gio smoothed them out. He is really an asset to Marriott. All of the staff there were top notch and so very helpful. Our room was beautiful. Beds very comfortable. Only downside was the lighting in the room, a little dark for my taste. You can open the windows. We had a courtyard view on the 3rd floor and the room was ver quiet. Great location to the Wharf and all of the amenities. We didn’t rent a car, parking expensive. We were able to take the bus to everywhere we wanted to go for $5 for 2 adults and the buses run on time. Great San Francisco experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Should be higher on TA

Sep 9, 2021 StephenN1694 New York City, New York

Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to review places lately but felt I had to write something on the Marriott Vacation Pulse in SF's Fisherman's Wharf if for nothing but to help push them up TA'S rankings. The hotel is a short 3 block walk to Fisherman's Wharf and we chose it for this convenience as we only had a half day in SF and wanted to… Read more
Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to review places lately but felt I had to write something on the Marriott Vacation Pulse in SF's Fisherman's Wharf if for nothing but to help push them up TA'S rankings. The hotel is a short 3 block walk to Fisherman's Wharf and we chose it for this convenience as we only had a half day in SF and wanted to get the most out of our day (we've been to SF before). Check in was smooth and easy. The staff here is among the friendliest as a group of any hotel staff we've ever encountered. We wrote the same on our Priceline review. Everybody we encountered was extremely friendly. Then we went up to our room and the room was super spacious with a couch, a table and chairs, a large flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a fridge, a safe and a normal sized bathroom. We liked our room a lot. The hotel has a fitness center and an outdoor space with a firepit though we did not avail ourselves to these amenities. Check out was also smooth. Only one drawback is the cost of parking - 60 bucks woo wee it's pricey. We would definitely come back here if our travels take us to SF again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noise from above, Noise from outside, best to skip this place!!

Sep 1, 2021 JerseyRoadWarrior Bergen County, New Jersey

Marriott didn't do their homework when purchasing this hotel - this hotel is not sound-proofed any where near to today's standards. I'm sure they tried to bring it up to Marriott standards - but failed. I had a miserable start here for multiple reasons but the most egregious was the family that checked out at 5 am (and sounding like a herd of… Read more
Marriott didn't do their homework when purchasing this hotel - this hotel is not sound-proofed any where near to today's standards. I'm sure they tried to bring it up to Marriott standards - but failed. I had a miserable start here for multiple reasons but the most egregious was the family that checked out at 5 am (and sounding like a herd of elephants in the 3 am - 5 am time frame when my family was trying to get a good nights sleep. The fact that they don't even offer coffee in the lobby in the mornings is pretty bad too....who wants to have to go outside the hotel for a simple cup of coffee? On the bright side - the decor is rather cool in my books - but on balance - this property should be skipped and I rate it the lowest for customer service in the entire Marriott Vacation Club chain - and I am a Presidential level member. Watch out for homeless people who may accost you when valet parking. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not so great for a business traveler - no desk chair, no printer, abysmal internet

Aug 27, 2021 OneTravelerHereXYZZY New York City, New York

This is in a nice section of the city for a vacation, and the rooms are reasonably well designed for that. The setup is that they mainly want to sell the spots to regulars as a vacation club but it is also rentable like a regular Marriott room. However, it's not up to Marriott standards with respect to being suitable for business. There's no… Read more
This is in a nice section of the city for a vacation, and the rooms are reasonably well designed for that. The setup is that they mainly want to sell the spots to regulars as a vacation club but it is also rentable like a regular Marriott room. However, it's not up to Marriott standards with respect to being suitable for business. There's no desk chair in the rooms for working, no business center in the hotel and the technical services are abysmal. Connecting to the room Wifi is a chore, and when one is connected there's not any bandwidth. There's nominally a computer for printing but it is touch screen and printing does not work from it. Read less