I have to admit, I am a little bit greedy when it comes to upgrading to rooms at any W. I want the best and I won't stop until I get somewhere. The W San Francisco didn't disappointment me.
I started out in the Cool Corner room on the 8th floor which was already an upgrade 2 times from the Wonderful Room. I didn't like the view of the concrete terrace below. I was able to upgrade myself to the 19th floor to a Fabulous Rm - another upgrade.
By the second week of my stay, I figure I'd give it a try to see if I could get upgraded to a suite for the rest of my stay. Having doubts there would probably be no way, one of the front desk managers went ahead and upgraded me to a Fantastic Suite on the 25th floor! (4 upgrades- and I'm only a gold SPG member) From 300 sq ft to 700! It was a dream come true.
The views of San Fran were magnificent. The suite contained 2 full baths, 5 huge windows, 2 plasmas, Ian Schrager-like furniture, and an interesting black and white mural when you walk in.
The service was great. I think I was treated better at this hotel (not being a W Card Holder anymore) than I was at the W Seattle flashing my W Card left and right. [Ed. Note: Michael gave us the lowdown on the VIP card last year.]
The only complaints I had about the hotel are as follows:
· The parking is outrageously expensive at around $50/night which forced me to find alternative parking which caused me to walk to other garages which then forced me to walk around the city more, which is a good thing because then i was able to explore more!
· Most of the windows distorted some views because they needed to be washed on the outside. I don't know what kind of film it was, but it seemed to be on every window i looked out from the hotel.
Thanks Michael! Anyone else stayed at the W San Francisco? Tell us what you thought here.