The Marker Hotel - Union Square

Union Square, San Francisco

The hotel

Put yourself slap-bang in the middle of some of San Francisco’s most fashionable theatres, restaurants, and sights. The boutique Marker Hotel is a great base — and its energy matches its setting. It was built in 1910 but you can still see its ‘Beaux Arts’ beauty in the lobby’s floor-to-ceiling fireplace and grand marble staircase. The hotel’s anything but olde-worlde though, with little touches like WiFi, a Hydration Station providing fruit and herb infused water on tap, and a social wine hour each evening.


  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the Lower Nob Hill area of San Francisco, near Union Square’s shopping, the theatre district, museums, and endless dining. The hotel is also close to the Financial District and Moscone Convention Center. Transfer time from San Francisco International airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

201 rooms and suites on 7 floors. All with flat-screen LCD TV with on-demand movies, WiFi access*, iHome alarm clock radio, telephone, honour bar* (stocked with gourmet and organic treats), safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. In-room Yoga & Wellness Kits available (on request, subject to availability). Queen Rooms have 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suites feature a living room and bedroom with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

BDK Restaurant and Bar (American classics and cocktails, weekday breakfast, weekend brunch, and daily dinner). Complimentary morning tea and coffee (in lobby Living Room, 5:00-10:00am). Wine O’Clock (complimentary evening wine reception in lobby Living Room, 5:00-6:00pm). Hydration Station (fruit and herb infused water). 24-hour room service*. In-room spa services*. Steam room. Whirlpool. 24-hour fitness centre. Bicycles (subject to availability). Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $58, $64 for SUVs, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Daily evening wine hour - Coffee and tea daily - Bike rentals - Standard WiFi in guest rooms - Fitness room access - Yoga mats/fitness kit - Newspapers in lobby - Local and long distance phone calls. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jul 22, 2021 Sam K Denver, Colorado

this property is located at the edge of Market square. Do not mistake this property with Market Hotel. No parking is available on side, but you can walk 2 blocks and find a good 24/7 parking with a good rate.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel weird charge for guest amenities but otherwise - PERFECT!

Jul 19, 2021 bountifulbotanicals

Hotel is fabulous! Great location, awesome staff, appointed superbly with great taste and style. Arrived to a friendly staff and clean room. The guest amenities fee is a bit of joke, otherwise everything was perfect!
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Jul 14, 2021 ey8wfylx3d

The aesthetics matched the service, both excellent! The location of the Marker is convenient. There’s a Walgreens across the street, the upscale shopping is just blocks away, and a convenient parking lot is $35 nightly a block away.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel but way to many homeless loitering in the area

Jul 11, 2021 p4yba2etuw Eagle, Idaho

Hotel staff helpful and friendly, a bit dated but comfortable. Location is an issue due to the number of homeless people roaming the area around the hotel 24/7. This is a problem in the entire San Francisco downtown core area not not unique to this hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay at the last minute!

Jul 9, 2021 thopp510414

We traveled from Napa to SF to meet up with some families we recently met camping. We were having so much fun we wanted to stay the night and the Marker was perfect quality, location and price. Very nice. And we could have brought our dogs! I wish I had known it was so easy for my whole family to stay in SF! We will stay here again for sure!