Conveniently located at the edge of Union Square, Hotel Nikko was our hotel of choice in San Francisco. It was a 6-hour drive from Los Angeles so spoiling CS a bit in terms of booking a fancy room with a comfortable bed to sink into was the least that I can do for him. The hotel was closed from December 2016 to March 2017 for renovations that included an upgrade of the rooms, lobby, ballroom and pre-function space. Timing was perfect because our trip was a month after its scheduled reopening so we got to experience a redesigned and modern Hotel Nikko. The hotel is also recognized as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel, one of only 5 hotels in San Francisco, so rates were pretty steep. Good thing there's Agoda for discounted prices and pay later option.
Choose among any of the 532 rooms and suites that you can book at Hotel Nikko where you can expect world-class hospitality and personalized service. Guests can also get to enjoy hotel amenities such as a glass-enclosed swimming pool and whirlpool spa, an expansive health club with dry sauna and steam rooms, complimentary internet service and car rental service. Also within the vicinity of the hotel lobby is a Starbucks store and a UPS business center.
We knew that we would be spending majority of our time exploring the city so booking a club room was not an option. Because at the end of the day, all we really needed was a relaxing room, an ultra soft bed with plush pillows and a soaking tub. Everything else like the city view, marble counter top with designer toiletries, LED television, mini-bar, coffee and tea maker, in-room safety box, ironing facility and wake up service were mere added bonus.
Pros: Central location in downtown San Francisco, lovely room with modern amenities, separate shower and tub, dry cleaning service, valet parking and a Starbucks store on site.
Cons: Hidden charges like $25 for the use of health club and pool for non-suite rooms and $30 for early check-in before 3PM and slow internet service.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason Street, San Francisco
Tel.: (1415) 394-1111