The Four Seasons group of hotels is a favourite, so when we decided to go on our shopping tour of San Francisco, we wanted a hotel that was not only 5 star, but was well situated near the majority of shops in the downtown area. The Four Seasons San Francisco fitted our wish list. Located on Market Street in the flat part of town, we arrived by taxi from the airport (about 25 minutes) and pulled into the car entrance at the rear of the hotel.
The reception check in area was on the hotel’s fifth floor and within minutes we were shown to our comfortable room overlooking Market Street. The large bathroom was a plus, with L’Occitane toiletries and king size shower recess, most suitable for older guests. The room had all the luxury amenities one would expect from Four Seasons.
The “Seasons” restaurant and bar area was very inviting and we enjoyed an outstanding breakfast each morning (try their waffles and pancakes – exceptional). Seasons is also open for lunch and dinner, where we enjoyed dining one evening during our stay. The steaks, a specialty, were a stand out, Rib Eye 16 oz was $49 + side dishes at an average of $9 per dish. The side dishes added to make the meal one of the most memorable we had experienced in San Francisco, which is known as a foodie town.
A short walking distance from the hotel is the, not to be missed, recently renovated Ferry Building with its gourmet restaurants and food shops.
San Francisco is famous for its cable cars but one exciting feature for the visitors are the heritage streetcars and trolley buses running a regular passenger service along Market Street called the “F Line”. These trams have come from many cities including Milan, Louisville, Brooklyn and Melbourne.
Our stay at the Four Seasons was most memorable, stand-outs being the food, friendly staff and location. We look forward to a return visit soon. John Pond
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