Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco

Union Square, San Francisco

Virgin rating

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 (24)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location

Jul 6, 2022 Deb397S Colchester, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our California road trip, before we picked up hire car. The hotel is in a great location near Fishermans Wharf area and close to Lombard Street. The room was very clean and comfortable and I personally liked the styling of the room. Found all the staff here to be very helpful and friendly. Would stay… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of our California road trip, before we picked up hire car. The hotel is in a great location near Fishermans Wharf area and close to Lombard Street. The room was very clean and comfortable and I personally liked the styling of the room. Found all the staff here to be very helpful and friendly. Would stay here again. Read less
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Jul 2, 2022 Z5733GPkellyc

Since we were traveling as a family with 2 kids, I had requested connecting rooms with a preference for one with a king and another with two queens. I was informed by the hotel staff that they would try their best. I ended up with two rooms on different wings of the building. Apparently, there isn't a king room connected to a 2-queen room. I wish… Read more
Since we were traveling as a family with 2 kids, I had requested connecting rooms with a preference for one with a king and another with two queens. I was informed by the hotel staff that they would try their best. I ended up with two rooms on different wings of the building. Apparently, there isn't a king room connected to a 2-queen room. I wish I was informed of that when I called the hotel and I would just have switched both to 2-queens or tried a different hotel. Since it is a vacation club property, they couldn't make room adjustments easily when we checked in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating For Vacation Club Members this is a great property

Jun 4, 2022 Joydeep R

Vacation club lenders and members can get this supremely well located (Fisherman’s wharf) property at a steal. Twin Queen beds mean that you can fit as a family, within short walking distance of great breakfast and lunch places (Hollywood Cafe, Darren’s) and very clean and well maintained rooms and public spaces. I have visited multiple times… Read more
Vacation club lenders and members can get this supremely well located (Fisherman’s wharf) property at a steal. Twin Queen beds mean that you can fit as a family, within short walking distance of great breakfast and lunch places (Hollywood Cafe, Darren’s) and very clean and well maintained rooms and public spaces. I have visited multiple times from 2019 onwards and it maintains its charm. This time stayed for 15 nights in two tranches and they were kind enough to give me the same room for familiarity and easy access to elevators and water station! However the greatest asset of this property is their people. From every courteous and hardworking and responsive housekeeping staff, to the fantastic front office staff (Erlina, Lupira, many others and especially Aysha, Tim and Christine) and the fabulous resourceful Manager Giorgio Erlikh (Gio) who has a solution to your every problem!! Strongly recommended for visits to the Bay City. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Would Not Recommend this Hotel

May 28, 2022 Bigredmachine Salt Lake City, Utah

I believe that if your going to leave a negative review you owe it to the business to explain why, so here goes. I would not recommend the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse to anyone for the following reasons: 1) if you are a Marriott Rewards member and have come to expect the extras that come with your loyalty, you will get nothing, zero, zilch for… Read more
I believe that if your going to leave a negative review you owe it to the business to explain why, so here goes. I would not recommend the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse to anyone for the following reasons: 1) if you are a Marriott Rewards member and have come to expect the extras that come with your loyalty, you will get nothing, zero, zilch for your membership here. They have Marriott in their name, but your Marriott Rewards status means nothing here. 2) We booked two rooms and were told at the time of booking that we could have adjoining rooms and this would be arranged when we checked in. At check in, we were told that we could not get adjoining rooms because the rooms we were assigned could not be connected to one another. We were also told that rooms are assigned at the corporate level and that the hotel has no discretion to change rooms. What made this so frustrating, is that when we arrival at the rooms, they both had adjoining doors, but the rooms were not next to each other. In addition, we found a plugged sink and broken refrigerator. 3) The rooms are very small with strange metal cabinets and drawers for storage. I think they were going for a theme that represents the Fisherman’s Wharf area, perhaps Alcatraz Prison. 4) The main goal of the employees at this hotel is to get you into a sales pitch to buy a time share. It got to the point where when we passed through the lobby we would avoid any eye contact with anyone with a badge. I realize that many people come to this hotel because they get a free room and then are obligated to sit through the sales promotion. We had paid for our rooms, so the high pressure sales tactics were unwarranted. As a Marriott Platinum Elite member, nothing about this hotel is consistent with what I have come to expect from Marriott. Do yourself a favor, for about the same price, stay at the Marriott next door, this is where we moved after a few uncomfortable days at the so called Vacation Club. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice property

May 11, 2022 susanpD7342BN Rocklin, California

We stayed the night before going to giants game the next day We are vacation club owners and enjoyed the property. It is convenient to walkable restaurants. We enjoyed walking the area. We were disappointed to find we couldn’t watch the giants game in our room as they don’t have the channel. We expected that being in SF they would have the game… Read more
We stayed the night before going to giants game the next day We are vacation club owners and enjoyed the property. It is convenient to walkable restaurants. We enjoyed walking the area. We were disappointed to find we couldn’t watch the giants game in our room as they don’t have the channel. We expected that being in SF they would have the game available ( we could have watched it at home) There is a nice courtyard with seating and games. It was locked until 9am would have enjoyed access to sit and have morning coffee. Staff were excellent We will stay again. Read less