by Terry Ward
Families wanting to experience a little bit of history in San Francisco should consider the Marines Memorial Club Hotel. The hotel is dedicated as a living memorial to the US Marines who served during World War II. Conveniently located in the exciting theater district, this hotel will put your family right in the center of San Francisco. Discover all the area has to offer with tons of historical dining, shopping and entertainment attractions. At the hotel, you’ll find many modern amenities and services. Dining at the top floor restaurant makes mealtime delicious and convenient. The Club One Fitness and Spa offers a perfect place to relax or fit in an extra workout. Rooms boast luxury bath products and flat-screen TVs to make you feel right at home. There’s even a refrigerator for all your snacking needs. Free Wi-Fi will keep you connected to friends and family throughout your stay.
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by Tony S
We have been members of the Marine Memorial for a few years, but this is our first stay. We were in town two days before catching a cruise. Great location, beautiful historic hotel, museum like exhibits. Awe-inspiring. Staff worked hard to make stay memorable and were extremely helpful hailing cabs, make dinner suggestions and assisting with directions in the city. Great complimentary full buffet American breakfast as well as complimentary happy hour. The staff does an awesome job representing the Marines and other military branches. Bravo Zulu!!!
You don't have to be a former marine to take advantage of all this wonderful hotel has to offer. If you are or were in the military, you can join the hotel club for free and get discounted rates. Stay during the weekdays and you will be delighted to see the 3 resident bulldogs. I was here on a weekend but the hotel still did not disappoint. Every evening there is a cocktail hour on the top floor with free drinks (wine, beer and well drinks) and kid-friendly drinks/non-alcoholic are also included. Every morning there is an outstanding full on breakfast buffet with everything you could ask for and more! (gratuity appreciated by staff). There are take out boxes if you want to pack up your leftovers and coffee to go.
The room is on the smaller side but clean and well decorated. We had 2 queen beds. The bathroom is updated and has a switch for a red submarine type light for night use. We were on the 8th floor at the end of the hall. The water dispenser and ice machine happened to be right outside our room. The hotel doesn't offer bottled water but you have a carafe in the room to fill with filtered water.
The entire hotel has framed photographs, prints and a variety of memorabilia that could take all day to go through. There is a library, bar, theatre as well. The fitness room is accessible by elevator but it's a public gym that hotel guests over 18 can use.
The hotel is not in the main tourist area and finding a good meal was difficult but there are restaurants, bars, cafes nearby. We ended up at Uncle Vito's Pizza on Bush Street (can't recommend it).
Parking is in a valet lot a few doors down and hotel guests get a discounted rate charged directly to your hotel bill. This is a nice place to stay.