Westin - Market Street

San Francisco Hotel Review

Westin San Francisco Market Street

The Westin - Market Street is consistently one of sfTravel's most reserved hotels in San Francisco and we recommend it highly based on service, value, and our readers' experiences. The Westin - Market Street Hotel is a modern, stylish hotel located between San Francisco's Financial District and Union Square with awesome views from most of the rooms. This hotel's great location near Moscone Center conventions, stunning views, and relative lack of chaos as compared with Union Square hotel's makes it a great choice for business travelers and vacationers.

50 Third Street @ Market - Right Across from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

While hotel prices fluctuate rapidly -- recent prices quoted ranged from $235 - $370 with a median price quote of $250.

The Westin - Market Street Hotel is a beautiful hotel with a chic yet intimate atmosphere, right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The lobby is furnished with striking black and white marble flooring, woodwork accented by gold leaf domes, and original artwork. The hotel boasts metropolitan elegance, and sophisticated, stylish, and clean décor. Although located in the center of busy San Francisco, it is slightly set back from the street, and you can't hear much outside noise. A very personable staff is close at hand, and even when the hotel is busy, guests are well taken care of. The Westin - Market Street Hotel definitely stands out because of its outstanding guest service and comfortable atmosphere. While other luxury hotels can be intimidating, the Westin - Market Street is unique because of its intimate and easy atmosphere. With a comfortable ambiance, a helpful staff, and beautiful views, it provides a friendly, personalized, and scenic vacation to San Francisco.

The Westin - Market Street Hotel offers all the services expected of a four-star luxury hotel. It features 667 rooms and 26 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of San Francisco and the Bay. It provides a full-size lighted desk and three phones in every room, each of which is furnished with beautiful, custom-designed décor. Their business office is open Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 6 PM, and high speed internet is available on upper floors for an extra fee. Valet service is available, as are shuttles to the airport. The hotel has a spa, fitness club, and massage services, and if the hotel's gym is not enough for the guests, they can access a nearby health club for a small fee.

Westin San Francisco Market Street

The Westin - Market Street Hotel boasts Jester's, a jazz-inspired restaurant that offers American food accented with French flavor that both guests and locals enjoy. Next to Jester's is Jester's Lounge, a swanky martini lounge with plush chairs and a wood-burning fireplace. It is also close to hundreds of other restaurants, from the Yerba Buena Garden Arts district to Chinatown. The Westin - Market Street Hotel is one of the closest downtown hotels to the San Francisco Airport - only 30 minutes away - and is only 45 minutes from the Oakland Airport. Staff is always available to give personal help to visitors, and the hotel provides fliers, brochures, and suggestions to help guests plan out their days and evenings and explore San Francisco.

The Westin - Market Street Hotel is ideal for both businessmen and active tourists alike. It offers many different travel packages for each type of traveler and vacation - family, bed and breakfast, business, honeymoon, etc. Its location makes it easy for guests to explore downtown San Francisco on foot, and the hotel staff is readily available to help with suggestions and listings of events and restaurants. Unlike other luxury hotels in the area, unless you are there for a convention, there is not much to do in the hotel itself, so guests should plan on getting out and traveling around San Francisco during the day. The Westin - Market Street Hotel is ideal for the active tourist because it is located directly in the heart of downtown San Francisco in between Union Square and the Financial District.

Nearby Attractions:

It is within walking distance of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens and Center for the Performing Arts, the Moscone Convention Center, SBC Park, the Sony Metreon, Zeum, and an Ice Skating and Bowling Center. Nearby are also Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Pac Bell Park. Union Square is famous for the amazing shopping it offers, with stores such as BCBG, Saks 5th Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Niketown. Its location is ideal because it is not directly in Union Square, so guests can escape that chaos, but it is still only blocks away from tons of events and other attractions. The hotel is also close to a BART station and the famous Cable Cars, making it easy to explore all of San Francisco.

Westin San Francisco Market Street

Reader Experiences:

Barney writes, "...We stayed at the Westin - Market Street Hotel in March and had a great experience. We enjoyed a discounted internet package which included a deluxe room on the 20th floor with a great view, free valet parking, and a free gas card. The rooms are great - very comfortable with a big king size bed and down comforter. The bathrooms have massage showerheads and Gilchrist and Soames bath products - soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and mouthwash. The concierge recommended a nice (but pricey) sushi restaurant. At the restaurant, we were surprised with a complementary appetizer, courtesy of our hotel concierge! My only minor complaint - the down pillows were very small (especially for a king size bed) and pretty flat. I've stayed at other four star hotels (like Le Parker Meridien in Manhattan) and their pillows were top quality, which is what I expected of the pillows at the Westin - Market Street."

Iliana writes, "...Based on sfTravel's recommendation, I spent five days at the Westin - Market Street Hotel. I loved this chic but discreet hotel, with great taste in decor and also very good views of San Francisco. The service was wonderful, everybody was very nice, and I got a great rate even though it was New Years Eve. I highly recommend this hotel and sfTravel for making discount reservations and finding the best places to stay in San Francisco."

The Westin - Market Street is a deluxe hotel, located in San Francisco's buzzing South of Market area. Each guest room offers floor to ceiling panoramic views of the city by the Bay. Since its major renovations in 2000, the new Westin - Market Street Hotel is a great example of true San Francisco style. With custom furnishings and an art deco design, the cosmopolitan chic Westin - Market Street is the essence of urban sophistication. The Westin - Market Street is definitely stylish with Marble flooring, rich woodwork, gold leaf domes and world-class art collections. You will feel privileged to be gazing at one of San Francisco"s most spectacular views. Your guest room is spacious, a haven both stylish and comfortable, for business or leisure travelers.

Sarah writes, "Great location and a beautiful view of the Bay from our room. Friendly service throughout the hotel and a nice bar for the evening "happy hours"... The TV was a little small, but we didn't care since we spent most of the day seeing Alcatraz and Twin Peaks. The Argent was stylish, cool, and convenient."

Angela Seigel says, "Good location, however the room was disappointing. The room was small, the bathroom was small, the bed was uncomfortable, the TV was too low and very small. and you dare not touch the fridge or snack draw otherwise you'll automatically be charged for the drinks and snacks. This hotel will nickel and dime you to death on top of the already expensive rates. Also, the maid service does not clean the coffee pots and the coffee they give you that is "complimentary" you better check the expiration date on the back. MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. I recommend the St. Francis, Marriott, the Holiday Inn was nicer than this place and more spacious."

Staphanie writes, "The above reviewer obviously isn't used to staying at 4-5 star establishments as the wet bar amenities are standard in price and utilize the modern touch removal charge to the room. We stayed here on New Years Eve, got a wonderful internet rate and complimentary upgrade as I advised the staff via e-mail that this was a surprise to my husband. The room was spacious, functional and had a beautiful view of the bay. We stay in San Fransisco often for pleasure and this is one of the top notch hotels we have come to expect in this area for the price. Only the Four Seasons or Ritz beat this hotel, it's first rate all the way. You get what you pay for and then some at this posh and swanky hotel, we'd stay here again anytime. Luxurious as you would expect!"