During my recent official visit to San Francisco, I stayed in Hilton Hotel which is around Union Square in SFO. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs from Hilton San Francisco, along with some details about the place, service and other relevant stuff.
Here is the view from my room window. Most of the rooms in Hilton are either facing these landscapes of the city or swimming pool in the middle of this hotel compound.
Before going to San Francisco, there were rumors about room sizes in Hilton. I heard that expect to have smaller rooms as real-estate is a big issue in San Francisco. I believed this and had very low expectations. But it was not true at all. I have stayed in same sized rooms in Indian 5 star hotels as well. For you, the size of the room was around 16*18 feet. Which is not small at all.
We were lot of folks visiting San Francisco from India, so also got a chance to see other types of rooms :). None of them was small, I would say. In fact, the hotels in San Jose also offer a similar space. Most of the rooms have TV, Fridge, high speed Wi-fi, tea making kit and other basic stuff.
There was a weird thing in this hotel. The washroom doors didn't have anything to bolt the doors. Not sure, if it's a general trend of something specific to SFO. Some of the folks from our office were sharing the rooms and it was awkward situation for some of them.
I never had food at Hilton, but there are lot of nice restaurants and eating places around Union Square. And there are varied Indian and Pakistani restaurants as well. Usually I don't prefer to try new food in such places but had meal at Indian restaurants with friends. There is a Starbucks cafe at reception of the hotel.
Staying at Union Square was a huge advantage. You get almost all kinds of transportations to explore different parts of the city. On Cal-train station is a bit far from the hotel. One day I had to go to San Jose and it was a 20 minutes walk from Hotel to CalTrain station.
This place is quite close to China Town, Pier39, Fishermen 's Warf, Exploratarium and Ferry building. Most of the shopping options are easily accessible from the hotel. One day we grabbed the map from hotel reception and walked to Pier-39 through China Town.
It was a nice experience to stay at Hilton for a week in San Francisco.