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.

Amenities

  • 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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Won’t be back

Jun 12, 2020 Donane Belfast, United Kingdom

Stayed here in anticipation of a great stay, but was sadly disappointed and wholly underwhelmed. From initial interaction checking in, the tone was very off and didn’t set a great impression. My room to be fair was ok, but conversely my colleague who had the same room type (paid for anyway) wasn’t nearly the same - half the size and a bathroom… Read more
Stayed here in anticipation of a great stay, but was sadly disappointed and wholly underwhelmed. From initial interaction checking in, the tone was very off and didn’t set a great impression. My room to be fair was ok, but conversely my colleague who had the same room type (paid for anyway) wasn’t nearly the same - half the size and a bathroom that couldn’t swing a cat in! But most importantly (for me) we look at the comfort, it wasn’t there - the beds weren’t comfortable at all and there was a real strange feel in the corridors like you were visiting a grandparents residence.. The resort fee is a rip off, you don’t get anything that’ll benefit you significantly - it’s a con. The wine served at night isn’t tolerable and the coffee in the morning is mediocre at best. Despite bringing some concerns forward during the stay, there was little/ no engagement or response from front of house. I just didn’t have a great feel about this hotel, and was totally underwhelmed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good for JPMorgan meeting rooms

Mar 5, 2020 U3680OQtomg

We had meeting rooms in the Marker during JP Morgan in Jan 2020. The staff were very helpful and the meeting rooms were fine. Special shout out to Benjie Gaitos at reception who looked after shipping our stuff back to us. He even went back to the rooms and found a bag we had forgotten and shipped it too.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a find!

Feb 24, 2020 tammylD5197PJ

The front desk staff (Ben & Daimler) greeted me with HUGE smiles after a long flight. They offered me a much needed quiet room and even upgraded me to a beautiful suite. Complimentary wine tasting was going on in the lobby with live music. My room was beautiful and very clean. After unpacking, I realized I forgot toothpaste. I went downstairs… Read more
The front desk staff (Ben & Daimler) greeted me with HUGE smiles after a long flight. They offered me a much needed quiet room and even upgraded me to a beautiful suite. Complimentary wine tasting was going on in the lobby with live music. My room was beautiful and very clean. After unpacking, I realized I forgot toothpaste. I went downstairs on my way to dinner and asked the front desk if they had any extras, they brought it to my room along with an extra toothbrush while I was gone (amazing!). Great location. Walkable to so many restaurants. Will definitely stay again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Very Nice and Interesting Hotel

Feb 21, 2020 tpayres Kauai, Hawaii

This is a great Hotel just a few blocks away from Union Square and right next to the Theaters.The staff was very friendly and the offer a great coffee service in the morning and free happy hours from 5 to 6 every afternoon with live music. You will enjoy your stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No hot water

Feb 17, 2020 K5628NTrichard Bend, Oregon

My room had no hot water to shower or shave. This is a basic requirement for every hotel and if you can't deliver here you deserve the lowest rating. My room wasn't the only one experiencing this problem as I asked a number of guests if they had problems with the hot water and a majority of them said yes, Either they had no hot water, or it took… Read more
My room had no hot water to shower or shave. This is a basic requirement for every hotel and if you can't deliver here you deserve the lowest rating. My room wasn't the only one experiencing this problem as I asked a number of guests if they had problems with the hot water and a majority of them said yes, Either they had no hot water, or it took 10-15 minutes for the water to get warm, never got hot. Read less