Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

Overview: A solid in-city luxury hotel Strengths: Views from rooms, quality of room finishing, quality of room service Drawbacks: No pool (unusual for a Mandarin), lobby is uninspiring, minor security concerns Notable: Ideal location for financial services After a boondoggle conference down in Orange County, I made my way up to San Francisco for two […]

San Francisco Activities

My recent trip to San Francisco was a hybrid, including both leisure time and business meetings.  The original seed for the trip was a surprise “milestone” birthday party weekend for a good friend.  Our plan was to call in Grandma to look after the kids while my wife and I enjoyed time with our friends […]

Four Seasons San Francisco

Overview: A solid in-city luxury hotel Strengths: Rooms in good condition and silent, in-room dining, overall service experience Drawbacks: Location is not prime, a few service glitches Notable: Gym is a public facility, artwork throughout the hotel A long weekend planned in San Francisco for a friend’s milestone birthday earlier this year turned into a […]