The Marker Hotel - Union Square

Union Square, San Francisco

Virgin rating

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.

Amenities

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

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, no AC, warm room

May 16, 2022 Mandkim Campbell, California

We stayed here due to the proximity to The Curran Theater. The entire hotel's AC was not working, and we were not informed of this during check-in. Because we did not know, we relied on the AC to cool the room down while trying to sleep, with no success. Additionally the hotel staff seemed unaware of the status of the repairs or an expected… Read more
We stayed here due to the proximity to The Curran Theater. The entire hotel's AC was not working, and we were not informed of this during check-in. Because we did not know, we relied on the AC to cool the room down while trying to sleep, with no success. Additionally the hotel staff seemed unaware of the status of the repairs or an expected completion time, which is terrible. We continued to call down to the front desk to find out if the AC was working so we could close the windows. Keeping the windows open at night resulted in loud street noises during our sleep. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyed our stay

May 7, 2022 GirlFriday91

I picked this hotel because it's the hotel from the Maltese Falcon; it's remodeled in a modern way but there are a few references to the movie here and there in the hotel. I also thought it was very reasonably priced in comparison to some of the hotels we have stayed at in San Francisco previously. Pros: Really clean, fun decor, awesome hotel… Read more
I picked this hotel because it's the hotel from the Maltese Falcon; it's remodeled in a modern way but there are a few references to the movie here and there in the hotel. I also thought it was very reasonably priced in comparison to some of the hotels we have stayed at in San Francisco previously. Pros: Really clean, fun decor, awesome hotel lobby fireplace, spacious king suite, and great value. Best part was the bathroom, there was an actual tub and not just the plain box shower stalls with no where to put your foot to shave your legs that most hotels have these days. Good location, I was a bit wary from reading reviews but we felt safe, and there were some fun bars and restaurants nearby. Cons: Air conditioning in our room didn't seem to be working, or perhaps not available yet because it was May? The windows opened slightly which cooled off our room well enough, but there were no screens on the windows so I was bit afraid a bird might fly in or something. No microwave in the room, and no microwave to use in a common area either. Front desk suggested I ask the restaurant, but they were about to close and I felt a little weird about it. Finally, TVs are not smart TVs so no way to use a streaming service or screen mirror to them. Not a huge deal if you're out exploring the city, but we were staying for medical reasons and had to spend more time than we liked in the room, so it would have been nice to have. Overall, it was a great experience, and I would stay here again Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not a lot for your money

Apr 29, 2022 2carolst

We spent a long weekend in San Francisco, and The Marker looked like it would be a great place to stay. The pictures made it look wonderful. We booked a suite, thinking we would have lots of room, with all of the trappings that usually go with a suite, like a microwave, coffee maker, coffee, etc. Our suite was in need of a deep cleaning, from the… Read more
We spent a long weekend in San Francisco, and The Marker looked like it would be a great place to stay. The pictures made it look wonderful. We booked a suite, thinking we would have lots of room, with all of the trappings that usually go with a suite, like a microwave, coffee maker, coffee, etc. Our suite was in need of a deep cleaning, from the grimy white wall paper to the the window that was too filmy to see out of. There was a small fridge, which was nice, but no coffeemaker and no microwave. The suite was very roomy, but there was no dresser to put clothes in, just 1 oversized nightstand with 2 drawers. They did provide coffee in the library off of the lobby, so to have a leisurely cup of AM coffee, I had to get dressed and go downstairs. There were spaces to at least put coffee on each floor. The big beautiful tub had a broken drain and wouldn’t hold water. And to top it off, they charged a daily ‘resort fee’ for the amenities, but there really weren’t any. No cleaning service, no room service, no concierge. The hotel is centrally located, and there are lots of restaurants around, but considering their resort fees, we could have gone to a nicer place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretty good

Apr 25, 2022 annbeka91

Really small tvs and they charged my card twice so double the amount was taken from my account and they just told me I have to wait to get that money back. :/ That’s very frustrating when that was extra money I could have used for my trip.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Staff, Amazing location

Apr 24, 2022 Mathieu S

We had an amazing experience at the Marker. The location is ideal, as it is centralized to all things to do I. San Francisco. The staff is incredibly courteous, and the room was quite spacious. You will not go wrong in booking here!