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“My Favorite Hotel in San Francisco”
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Hotel Majestic
Ranked #124 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Perhaps I am nostalgic, but I adore European-style boutique hotels. The rooms are beautifully appointed and the clawfoot tubs are particularly charming. I have stayed in the smaller rooms and the suites, on my own and with partners. Some make you feel like royalty. The beds have always been comfortable and, except for the street noise, have lent themselves to some lovely romance and sweet dreams.

I adore the lobby and the elevators painted with monkeys. I am so glad that they have kept the original style of the hotel. Sometimes, they have wine and appetizers in the afternoon as well, which is a special treat.

I will be sure to go back to the Hotel Majestic the next time I travel to San Francisco. Great location, reasonable prices, and lovely ambiance.

Room Tip: Try to get a room off of Sutter St, if you want a quieter space.
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed one night at the Hotel Majestic while attending an event just two blocks away at the Regency Ballroom. I chose this hotel after reading reviews here on Trip Advisor.

I have to say, I was a bit cautious after reading reviews here. Overall they were positive, but the one star "OMG don't stay here" sorts always make me think twice.

I'm glad I wasn't put off by the negative reviews. I think one of the problems I have noticed with reviews of historic old hotels is people don't seem to get that they are....old! While a good one endeavors to keep things in good repair, there are going to be problems with the buildings that new hotels just don't have yet. The heat may not work very well, there may be NO air conditioning, fixtures may be funky, whatever. I always try to bear these things in mind when booking at an historic hotel.

The Hotel Majestic did NOT disappoint, however. The decor was wonderful. Unlike some historic hotels I've been to, they did not try to "modernize" the feel of the building. I truly felt I had stepped back in time--but with such modern niceties as electric lights and plenty of hot water!

The staff on the Friday night we stayed was nice and friendly--if a bit unskilled at what they do.
They lacked the professionalism that one expects at a good hotel, but not so much that it was a problem.

Our room was small, as is expected in a historic hotel, but larger than many I have stayed in. Everything was nice and clean, the carpet was in great shape (frayed carpeting is always a disappointment) and the room looked really nice. I would say that the management should consider new bed coverings as there are signs that the current ones are past their prime.

I peeked in on a King Suite the next morning while a maid was in one nearby. I think next time we stay (and I imagine we will again--we both really enjoyed the hotel) we will spring for the extra money and get the King Suite. It looked so posh and roomy!

Room Tip: Rooms on the street are noisy--bring your earplugs!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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PatelVik16, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2015

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience in our hotel. We apologize for some of the minor problems that we are still in the process of fixing. We will see you soon!

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Reviewed 22 December 2011

This hotel feels very European. It has a lot of charm and feels quaint. But you should only stay here if you like old-style , well-preserved hotels and rooms and appreciate that style. It has plenty of charm and the rates were very reasonably. I´d definitely stay at the Majestic again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip. We will see you soon!

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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Beautiful room. Walking distance to excellent restaurants. Bring your ear plugs though. Lots of traffic noise and sirens. Paid $20 for parking. Mights stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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PatelVik16, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Majestic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2015

Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip. The noise in San Francisco never ends since it is so busy. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 9 December 2011

I'm late to review this - we stayed 7/10/11 to 7/13/11. I had never been to San Francisco, but my fiance had been. We picked this hotel based on a recommendation from a friend who lives down the street. She had family that stayed there in the past that used a friends and family discount. So when I called I said we were visiting a friend who lived down the street and I got about $10 or so off the room each night.

The elevator is old, and the rooms are old but we loved the location and walked and took public trans everywhere. I'm so glad we chose this area and not somewhere more touristy. We ate great food within walking distance, a highlight of the trip for me.

There was a small, older fridge in the room and we did use that. There is no gym but they have a deal with a nearby one where you can go for a few dollars I think.

I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor. We had a nice corver view.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip! We hope to see you soon!

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Additional Information about Hotel Majestic

Address: 1500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5307
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $158 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Majestic 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Majestic known for its enchanting romantic décor is a popular choice among visitors traveling to San Francisco. This classic European-inspired boutique hotel is just a short ten blocks away from the Union Square shops and restaurants of Downtown. Located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, our quiet surroundings offer a conveniently located romantic escape from the many noises of Downtown San Francisco. It survived the Great Earthquake of 1906 and is rich with history, Edwardian architecture, and even ghost stories. At this boutique hotel in San Francisco, travel back in time, to the turn of the century! With royal bedding draped over the four-poster beds, plush carpeting, soft seating, accent furnishings, and beautiful artwork we aspire to provide only the best for our guests! Our bathrooms are just as unique as our guest rooms! Magenta marbled wash basins, brass faucets, extra large mirrors, antique decorative lighting, textured wall coverings, and of course claw-foot tubs with full-length goose neck showers to preserve the glamour of the Majestic. Recently renovated with modern comforts, all our guestrooms are equipped with flat screen televisions with premium channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, elevated pillow top beds with soft duvet covers and cool pillows, a snack basket and honor bar for purchase, hairdryer, electronic safe, iron and ironing boards, bath robes are just the standard amenities that come in each guest room! ... more   less 
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