I surprised my wife with a romantic "getaway" at the Majestic, a mile from where we live. I wanted it to be a very special occasion, and the hotel and especially the one bedroom suite we stayed in were perfect. One nice touch was that the bedside clock-radio had an iPod dock -- very convenient for mood music. The one and only thing I wished for was a slightly larger bath tub. We had such a great time that I'm already planning another getaway. I've been researching other hotels in the area, and so far everything else I've seen that might be as romantic is much more expensive. It's just as well, because I kind of have my heart set on returning to the Majestic.
The Majestic Hotel is Wonderful!.
I have stayed at the Majestic Hotel numerous times over the years and I have always been impressed with the quality of the Hotel, the impeccable service and the wonderful food, wines and spirits. I have recommended the Majestic to all of my friends who report similar experiences. I can't imaging going to San Francisco and staying anywhere else!
This painstakingly restored five-story Edwardian exudes an old-manor feel.. The Scene The high quality of the restoration work, honored by the California Heritage Council, is evident throughout the hotel. The lobby is particularly impressive, luxuriously furnished with antique tapestries, down-filled sofas and etched glass. Each room's focal point is a large, hand-painted, four-poster canopy bed decked out with feather pillows, comforters and fine linens. French Empire and English antiques grace each room and many have fireplaces and fine city views.
The Details Rooms come with Turkish monogrammed robes, bath products, evening turn-down with cookies and dual phone lines with data port. Same-day dry cleaning is available. Business travelers may take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to the Financial District. There is also 24-hour valet parking service with unlimited in-and-out privileges available.
Having tried several hotels in this price range, the Majestic is clearly ahead of its competition. It is an atmospheric hotel in the process of renovation, with lovely high ceilinged rooms in muted colours. Apart from the period decor there are thoughtful touches throughout. The pillowtop mattresses, the four poster beds, the array of Gilchrest and Soames toiletries, lovely bathrobes, basket of snacks with unusual items like wasabe coated peas. My bathroom was of generous proportions with a deep clawfoot tub, double sinks and a large window.
Service was friendly and competent throughout.
The only minuses were that the beautiful bar was closed (for renovations ) and the breakfast offerings. The buffet breakfast while not appalling frankly was so run-of-the mill as to be out of synch with the rest. San Francisco has such great muesli, home made jams and artisan breads, why not serve them?
Want to get away and no leave your four block radius. Well don't tell everyone but this is the place for your descreetly romantic interlude. Beautiful appointments with fireplaces and big bathtubs. Come in disguise and pay with cash.