4.5 out of 5

"Great place to stay. Nice rooms, great location, very kind staff. " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of San Francisco awaits you at The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

All 208 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and DVD players. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and designer toiletries. Additionally, minibars, free newspapers, and free long-distance calls are available.

BDK serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Enjoy access to free bike rentals and yoga classes. 11000 square feet (1022 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and coffee/tea in a common area. Full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and TransAmerica Pyramid.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$170 per night

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Marker San Francisco ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to Union Square

Great place to stay. Nice rooms, great location, very kind staff.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

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4 out of 5

Fine hotel for the downtown area

Pros: Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Cons: Housekeeping was a bit weird (didn't replace the soap), tipped one of my bottles over in the bathroom, added a down pillow (others foam as requested)
The hotel is located in the downtown 'but' on the edge of The Tenderloin. As long as you walk toward the main downtown area, it's a great location at a reasonable price. Staff was great and accommodating. Convenience store and Walgreen's across the street. Room was on the smaller side but totally adequate and comfortable. A little 'funky' in decor but certainly interesting and unique.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice Union Square Hotel.

Nice upsCale hotel in a great location. The restraunt and bar were nice as well. Clean room. The room well decorated and clean. Wine reception in the evening in one of two main sitting g areas with really cool decor. Fun place.

Posted by , from Oregon on Dec 14, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 18, 2015 by Chris J - General Manager

Doug, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our wine reception in the living room is a great place to relax and enjoy the fire and ambiance of the hotel. Come back soon to visit.

5 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel

Can not go wrong staying at the Marker. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is very professional and made our stay wonderful.

Posted by , from Brock, TX on Nov 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

An urban oasis

I booked the Marker hotel at the last minute. I was looking for something close to union square that would not break the bank. Checked in to an opulent lobby with beautiful large fireplaces and turn of the century touches. My room was both comfortable and functional. I had a wonderful stay and hope to return soon.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

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4 out of 5


Everyone was very friendly! They made sure we were comfortable at every turn. An amazing valet named Spencer was very helpful! The room and hotel were impeccable. The only thing I'd change is that they only supply coffee pots on request and it took a while to get. By the time it came, I was ready to leave.

Posted by , from rancho cucamonga, ca on Sep 6, 2015

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3 out of 5

Hotel is Ok!

Cons: Unfortunately the hotel staff was not too friendly. Perhaps was just my experience?
Hotel is average compared to other on the same price line. Location wise is a little sketchy. Close to some attractions. Overall it is over priced for what you get.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Jun 19, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good Experience

Pros: Location and proximity to services. Hotel staff was very helpful and courteous. Food in the restaurant was very good.
Cons: Well, the worst thing was the view out our room window: Roof air conditioning units.
Location: Transportation was right out front. Stores right across the street. Civic attractions within walking distance.
The Monaco was conveniently located and the staff was very courteous and helpful from start to finish.

Posted by , from Springfield IL on May 12, 2015

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4 out of 5

Super friendly staff

When we arrived there was a lovely welcome/celebration fruit plate and champagne to ring in a birthday and anniversary for us! Loved the hotel, the staff fantastic.The gym/spa was lacking. No headphones, towels etc. Jason was wonderfully helpful with helping us find our restaurant for dinner!

Posted by , from Snowmass, CO on Oct 17, 2013

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5 out of 5

Location, Price, Quality, Service - Outstanding!

Pros: Quiet, good location
An excellent location. Loved the wine hour and the architectural features of the hotel. The rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated. Good location and friendly staff. A very good experience and we'll be back again!

Posted by , from Inland Empire, CA on Mar 2, 2013

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About the The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Location 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Property Features

The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 11000 square feet (1022 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 208 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 13 conference rooms
  • 11000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1022 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22.7 km / 14.1 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Powell St. Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offers 208 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms feature minibars and laptop-compatible safes. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The Marker Hotel - Union Square has a fitness center with three exercise bikes, three stair machines, and two treadmills, as well as a selection of free weights and strength-training equipment. The hotel offers an in-room yoga channel, and guests can enjoy complimentary use of yoga mats in their rooms.

Several public-play golf courses in San Francisco include the Presidio Golf Club (four miles), and the Lincoln Park Golf Course (six miles).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 58.00-69.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Monaco
  • Hotel Monaco San Francisco
  • Hotel San Francisco Monaco
  • Monaco Hotel
  • Monaco Hotel San Francisco
  • Monaco San Francisco
  • Monaco San Francisco Hotel
  • San Francisco Hotel Monaco
  • San Francisco Monaco
  • San Francisco Monaco Hotel
  • Marker San Francisco Hotel
  • Marker San Francisco
  • The Marker San Francisco
  • Marker Hotel
  • The Marker San Francisco a Joie de Vivre Hotel

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.