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My Favorite Hotel In San Francisco: The Four Seasons

15 Jan

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What’s my home away from home? Now that I live in Pasadena, when we visit my family and friends in SF, I’ve been making myself at home at the Four Seasons on Market Street in Union Square San Francisco, where I recently spent the weekend. With beautiful views of the city by the bay, friendly service, the best room service breakfast menu, and a Joseph Cozza Salon and Sports Club L.A. (gym and spa) on the 4th floor, it’s everything I could ask for in a hotel and more. An elevator must be taken to the fifth floor lobby, and upon check-in, we are greeted with a warm welcome. We almost always take advantage of the third night free promotion, which would make two nights in a suite cost less than paying for three nights in a regular room. We’ve even been lucky enough in the past to be upgraded to a larger suite at no cost, based on availability and the kindness of the person at the reception desk. In the larger suites, Blvgari soaps, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion are available to enjoy (which can also be requested as a guest, if you’re in the know). Some people (such as my boyfriend) are not fans of the light fragrance of the Blvgari products, so L’occitane is the other brand option, if you decide against packing these toiletries. We like to be comfortable where we choose to stay because we end up making a lot of use of the amenities. On the 2nd day in SF after a good night’s rest on a comfy bed, we had breakfast ordered to the room. I had the ruby red grapefruit sections and the steel cut oatmeal with bananas, berries, soy milk and brown sugar. On the last morning of our trip, I ordered the seasonal fruit plate with banana bread and the San Francisco Bay Omelet with egg whites filled with Dungeness Crab, tomato, avocado, green onions, and I requested added mushrooms. The omelet came with an assortment of bread (English muffins) and if you are ever in a hurry, there are room service options that will have food to your room or front drive in fifteen minutes, which is unheard of at some places. One of the main reasons I love staying at the FS is the exclusive Sports Club LA, which you can only use if you are a member of the sports club or a guest or resident at the hotel. It is a spacious and beautiful gym with 3 floors filled with with state of the art equipment, machines, specialized rooms for classes, a basketball court, an Olympic size salt water pool, and giant windows with views looking out at Market Street. Right after my workout and morning swim on Saturday, I was also able to get a blow dry at the Joseph Cozza Salon, where I spent a pleasant hour chatting and getting styled by Dan. The concierge is always more than helpful, recommending places to eat and making reservations. The hotel is also very accommodating when it comes to late check out. I’ve been able to push check-out time as late as 4pm, which is really convenient for late flights or last day spa treatments. Although I am having some withdrawals from our stay at the FS, I am happy to be back home, where the heart is, and that’s with my four doggies who I missed so much.