The 10 Best Things About Courtyard San Francisco Union Square

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Courtyard San Francisco Union Square (photo courtesy of the Marriott website)

If you’re headed to San Francisco and need a play to stay, I recommend Courtyard San Francisco Union Square for a number of reasons. Here’s 10 of the best things about Courtyard San Francisco Union Square.

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Trolley Car in San Francisco

#1: Trolley cars are always close by: Can’t think of San Francisco without thinking of their famous street cars and there’s bound to be one where you are or where you’re headed. While a single ride fare is $7, you can save money by picking up a 1-day visitor passport for $20 for unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro, historic streetcars, and cable cars.

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Courtyard San Francisco Union Square Lobby (photo courtesy of the Marriott website)

#2: It’s located inside a restored early twentieth century building with character: As soon as you enter inside the small 166 room hotel, you can feel there’s something special going on here. It’s a little bit comfortable and a whole lot of classy.

#3: They have Starbucks: Yes, early morning risers in search of some much needed caffeine in the morning, you’ll find Starbucks beverages brewed here. Just walk on over past the lobby to Table 761 in the bar area.  At night you can relax and enjoy some light fare and drinks inside or out on the patio.

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My room at the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square

#4: A little funky elegance: Big comfy bed? Check. Fancy room lights? Check? Splatter wallpaper for a little pop art effect? Check. They’ve put a little bit of everything in this room, and it somehow manages to work wonderfully.

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Bathroom in my room at the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square

#5: Bathroom with modern sliding barn door: I know these may be the “it” design feature and rage right now, but I can’t help myself as I absolutely love them. Bathroom may be small in size, but it’s big on features.

#6: Massive amounts of thick towels: I always ask for extra towels and this hotel not only filled my request, but also provided me with loads of thick, soft towels.

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View from my room at the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square

#7. The view from my room: Granted, part of my view included another building’s rooftop, but if you can look past that, the view is all San Francisco and pretty spectacular.

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Neighborhood surrounding hotel

#8: The neighborhood: From Union Square you can get pretty much anywhere on foot, by car, or by public transportation. This central location gets rave reviews as it puts you in the center of it all in San Francisco.

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Neighborhood surrounding hotel

#9: It’s a great place to unwind after trekking up the streets of San Francisco: I’ve been to San Francisco before, but how is it that I selectively forgot all those hills?  That’s why getting back to my hotel room after climbing, climbing, climbing those hills was sorely needed.

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Neighborhood surrounding hotel

Don’t believe me? Just look at those hills?  No really — look at the hills.

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Grace Cathedral

#10: Grace Cathedral is nearby: If for nothing else, a quick 5 block walk up to Taylor Street will place you right in front of this cathedral and San Francisco designated landmark that’s worth a quick stop and a peek inside.

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Grace Cathedral

Did you know this church was founded in 1849 during the California Gold Rush? I’ll cover the cathedral more in another post, but it is rich in history including the reproduction of the Ghiberti doors.

If you’re looking for a centrally located hotel in San Francisco that will make for a relaxing and comfortable stay, look no further than the Courtyard San Francisco Union Square.  I promise you that you’ll enjoy the location and all of the best things that this hotel and area have to offer.

Courtyard San Francisco Union Square
950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108

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