In mid-May we enjoyed a weekend visit to our favorite US city, San Francisco. We decided to stay at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square hotel, using Marriott Rewards points. When we lived in San Francisco, we remember this hotel as the Pan Pacific.
Many of the rooms feature the distinctive half-dome windows. Surprisingly, these windows open slightly, if you want some fresh air. While our first assigned room was on a high-level executive floor, we asked to be moved as there was an unhappy dog barking non-stop in the connecting room. The hotel does allow pets.
We stayed using Marriott Rewards Points. The hotel is a category 9 award property, requiring between 120,000 – 135,000 Marriott Rewards points for a three night stay.
Our bottom line on the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square:
- The Union Square location is convenient for exploring most of San Francisco’s prominent attractions
- The staff is courteous and well-trained. We enjoyed the bar at Level III for drinks and dinner one evening.
- The executive lounge on the 21st floor served an impressive breakfast, and offered coffee and beverages throughout the day.
- Our room was spacious and comfortable.
- The hotel’s room decor is dated from the 1980’s.
- We would not be happy if we were forced to stay next door to a loudly barking dog.
- We would stay again, although there are more desirable category 9 Marriott Rewards properties.
Have you stayed at the JW Marriott in San Francisco’s Union Square? What was your impression? Please share in comments below.
Looking for a hotel in San Francisco? Check out these other hotel posts:
- A Peek Inside the San Francisco Marriott Union Square Hotel
- A Peek inside the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel – San Francisco
- A Look Inside the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hotel
Other related posts on San Francisco:
- Going to San Francisco? 8 Tips for First-Time Visitors
- Discovering Fort Funston for a Beach Walk in San Francisco
- Trying Out San Francisco’s New Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27