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Overview: 4 Seasons San Francisco At Embarcadero

Throughout our latest journey to California (the place I additionally reviewed Alila Marea Encinitas), we spent an evening on the new 4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero. The lodge has breathtaking views (it’s the best lodge in San Francisco) and intensely pleasant service, although the lodge hasn’t fairly reached its full potential but.

Reserving the 4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero

4 our date, the nightly fee on the 4 Seasons was round $420 when reserving upfront, although pricing does range significantly (nearer to our keep, the speed was roughly $600). The easiest way to e book any 4 Seasons lodge is thru a Most well-liked Accomplice journey advisor. When reserving by way of Most well-liked Accomplice you pay the identical fee you’ll discover immediately on 4 Seasons’ web site, however you’ll obtain further perks, together with the next:

  • A room improve, topic to availability
  • Complimentary day by day breakfast
  • A lodge credit score to make use of throughout your keep

4 Seasons Most well-liked Accomplice is usually combinable with promotions being supplied immediately by way of 4 Seasons, like a 3rd or fourth night time free provide. Word that reserving 4 Seasons properties by way of Most well-liked Accomplice is healthier than reserving by way of applications like Amex Wonderful Accommodations & Resorts. Why?

  • With Most well-liked Accomplice you’ve the choice of room service breakfast instead of restaurant breakfast (although that’s a moot level at this lodge, since at present solely room service breakfast is offered
  • Upgrades are prioritized for Most well-liked Accomplice bookings, on condition that it’s 4 Seasons’ personal proprietary program (and the worth of an improve at a lodge could be vital)
  • You may mix Most well-liked Accomplice perks with nearly any fee on 4 Seasons’ web site (different applications don’t assist you to stack promotions in the identical means)

You may’t beat getting all of those further perks only for reserving by way of an eligible journey advisor. Ford is after all very happy to assist anybody e book 4 Seasons properties by way of Most well-liked Accomplice, and could be reached at [email protected] He doesn’t cost any reserving charges for 4 Seasons properties.

Full disclosure — Ford received a journey agent fee right here. To be sincere, it wasn’t that less expensive than the most effective printed fee for those who had been to issue within the $100 meals & beverage credit score we might have gotten by way of Most well-liked Accomplice.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero location

The 4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero is situated within the 345 California Heart constructing, at 222 Sansome Road. The lodge takes up the highest flooring of the 48-story constructing, making it the best lodge in San Francisco. It’s so superior to have a lodge that occupies the highest flooring of a high-rise, relatively than the underside flooring (the latter appears to be commonest these days).

The lodge has an important location, so far as I’m involved. It’s only a few blocks to the Ferry Constructing, and some blocks to Chinatown. Apparently the lodge can be fairly near the 4 Seasons San Francisco (the one which doesn’t have the Embarcadero branding).

4 Seasons San Francisco in 345 California Heart

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero historical past

There’s an fascinating backstory to this lodge, in case the constructing and views sound acquainted. This was initially the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, which opened again in 1986. Then in 2015 the lodge was offered, and it was rebranded because the Loews Regency San Francisco. Then the lodge was offered once more in 2019, at which level it closed for renovations and was rebranded because the 4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero.

The 4 Seasons is the lodge’s third model. The 4 Seasons lastly opened in October 2020, however then closed once more in December 2020, given the dearth of demand resulting from coronavirus. The lodge then lastly reopened in Might 2021, and has been open ever since. I don’t envy working a lodge in San Francisco proper now, on condition that town was so depending on conventions and enterprise journey, and that’s one thing that hasn’t recovered all that a lot but.

The opposite fascinating factor right here is that 4 Seasons is doing a full renovation of the lodge, and that’s nonetheless a piece in progress. Whereas the lodge will finally have 155 rooms, solely 40% of these rooms are at present operational, as the remainder are nonetheless being renovated. Happily they’re doing this floor-by-floor, and we didn’t discover any noise points.

It’s additionally value noting that the lodge doesn’t but have a restaurant or spa, however relatively the one facilities are in-room eating and a health club. That ought to change quickly, and I’ll discuss extra about that beneath.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero foyer & check-in

The 4 Seasons has an entrance off Sansome Road. Once we arrived on the lodge we had been promptly welcomed by the pleasant bellmen, and directed to the entrance desk.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero entrance

Reception was situated simply contained in the foyer, and our check-in course of was fast and pleasant. 4 Seasons persistently has phenomenal workers, and this lodge was no exception.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero reception

There’s not a complete lot to the foyer as of now, apart from some Christmas decorations — it’s only a small area. There’s an space to the facet of the foyer that may finally turn into the lodge’s signature restaurant, but it surely’s not but operational.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero foyer
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero foyer
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero foyer

The elevators are situated on the finish of the hallway. One factor I like about this lodge is that you could take a single elevator from the bottom flooring all the best way to your room. Many lodges with visitor rooms on the prime of a constructing require you to take two units of elevators, so it’s superior to be on a excessive flooring whereas solely having to take a single elevator journey (and the elevators listed here are quick).

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero elevators

Visitor rooms on the 4 Seasons are on flooring 36 by way of 48, although I consider solely the highest a number of flooring are operational as of now.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite

We had been assigned room 4714, a nook suite on the forty seventh flooring.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero elevators

The one coolest factor in regards to the 4 Seasons Embarcadero is the views, and what enhances that’s that every lodge flooring has a glass “bridge” that connects the 2 sides of the constructing.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero glass bridge

How unreal are these views?!?! I’m going to exit on a limb and say that these would possibly simply be the most effective views from a lodge hallway anyplace on this planet…

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero views

In case you go to the forty eighth flooring, there’s even an “EYE SPY” function, the place you’ll be able to scan a QR code after which establish numerous landmarks within the metropolis.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero EYE SPY function

Our room was situated on the finish of a hallway, and it had two units of doorways, in order that presumably the 2 rooms subsequent to one another could possibly be was one room if wanted.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero hallway

The nook suites on the 4 Seasons Embarcadero are 575 sq. ft, in order that they’re extra junior suites than full suites (the “actual” suites are marketed as being one-bedroom suites). It goes with out saying that the second we stepped into the room, our eyes had been instantly drawn outdoors to the views.

Anyway, the room as such was fantastically appointed, as you’d count on from 4 Seasons.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite

The room had a signature 4 Seasons mattress, which I think about to be the most effective lodge mattress on the market.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite

The residing space featured a lounger chaise, a chair, a eating desk with a chair, and a wall-mounted TV. The room primarily had hardwood flooring, after which there was a pleasant carpet in the lounge space. Ready on the eating desk was a welcome amenity, consisting of some contemporary fruit and popcorn.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite

Again in the direction of the doorway was the minibar space, which had a Nespresso espresso machine and a tea kettle.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite

Apparently there was no stocked minibar, however relatively only a mini-fridge. Nonetheless, we got a sheet at check-in explaining that the minibar could possibly be stocked on request, and this was a part of the property’s coverage of minimizing the variety of folks getting into rooms.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite

The toilet was again in the direction of the doorway, and featured a sink, a soaking tub, a walk-in bathe, and a bathroom.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite rest room
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite rest room
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite bathe

Toiletries had been from CODAGE Paris — this was my first time utilizing these toiletries, and I fairly preferred them.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero toiletries

After all the spotlight of the room was the views in each path. Merely wonderful.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite views
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite views

Ford and I each normally sleep finest when a room is de facto darkish, however on this case we couldn’t assist however maintain the curtains open, as a result of it appeared like a disgrace to not with views like this. Within the morning we had been handled to an unimaginable dawn.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite views
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero nook suite views

The views had been even higher from the glass bridge down the hallway.

4 Seasons Embarcadero views

It goes with out saying that the pièce de résistance of our room (and the lodge on the whole) is the view, however even past that the room was fantastically and functionally appointed.

Nonetheless, I didn’t get the sense that this was an “all bills spared” renovation, as we’ve seen at another 4 Seasons properties. I think about a lodge being renovated throughout the pandemic doesn’t precisely assist with that, particularly in a market like San Francisco, which is recovering slowly.

For instance, the curtains and blinds within the room had been guide, relatively than electrical. Moreover, whereas the lavatory was lovely, it didn’t have double sinks and the bathroom wasn’t partitioned off, and many others. (in equity, making main adjustments to loos and plumbing in buildings like this may be very pricey).

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero room service breakfast

Presently the one meals accessible on the 4 Seasons Embarcadero is thru in-room eating. You may discover the lodge’s breakfast menu right here, and discover the lodge’s all-day eating menu right here. Breakfast is served from 6AM till 11:30AM, and we had a wonderful room service breakfast, which can be included with 4 Seasons Most well-liked Accomplice.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero breakfast
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero breakfast

We ordered a berry parfait to share.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero breakfast

Then I had the avocado toast with poached eggs.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero breakfast

Ford had the 2 scrambled eggs with breakfast potatoes and turkey bacon.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero breakfast

As is customary at 4 Seasons properties, there was additionally complimentary espresso within the foyer within the morning, which is a function I like.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero complimentary espresso

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club

4 Seasons properties persistently have excellent gyms, and this property is not any exceptions. The lodge’s health club is situated on the third flooring, and it options an important number of cardio and weight gear. The health club is open 24/7, and also you’re requested at check-in for those who plan to make use of it. Within the occasion that you just do, your vaccine card is checked, in keeping with present tips in San Francisco.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero health club

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero service

With the restricted companies being supplied by the lodge in the mean time, admittedly interactions with employees had been pretty restricted. Nonetheless, each worker we interacted with was pleasant, from the bellmen, to the entrance desk brokers, to the in-room eating employees.

Due to how few rooms are in operation proper now, this actually does really feel like a boutique lodge. For instance, among the employees welcomed us again by identify after returning to the lodge, which is at all times a pleasant contact. That’s one advantage of so few rooms being in operation proper now.

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero restaurant & spa plans

The 4 Seasons Embarcadero continues to be a piece in progress, so what can we count on sooner or later? The 4 Seasons is meant to open a floor flooring signature restaurant in 2022. There aren’t any particulars but on what sort of a restaurant it is going to be or who the chef is behind it, although hopefully we study extra quickly.

Presently the restaurant part subsequent to the foyer is simply roped off. Beneath are some photos of what the area seems like, although notice that it nonetheless has the outdated decor from when the lodge was a Loews, so count on the decor to vary utterly.

4 Seasons San Francisco Embarcadero restaurant

Whereas not open but, it’s anticipated that the 4 Seasons Embarcadero may have a Sky Deck on the fortieth flooring. The constructing has some outside area there, so we’ll see what precisely the lodge chooses to do with it, and whether or not it’s simply used for occasions, or if it will definitely turns right into a bar. Suffice to say this could possibly be an unimaginable area (beneath are a few photos from 4 Seasons’ web site that provide you with a way of this potential venue).

4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero Sky Deck
4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero Sky Deck

Moreover, each the Mandarin Oriental and Loews had a spa, situated on the third flooring, close to the health club. Whereas no official plans have been introduced but, it’s my understanding {that a} spa is into consideration, and could possibly be opened right here.

Backside line

The 4 Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero is one in every of 4 Seasons’ latest properties in america, and there’s quite a bit to love in regards to the lodge. I really feel assured saying that the 4 Seasons has the most effective views from any lodge in San Francisco, and among the finest views from any metropolis lodge in america. That’s one thing actually particular. On prime of that, the lodge has newly renovated rooms, pleasant service, an excellent health club, and a strong in-room eating menu.

That being mentioned, this lodge continues to be a piece in progress — a signature restaurant must be opening quickly, and we may see a spa and wonderful outside area on the fortieth flooring sooner or later sooner or later. Admittedly these are facilities that some folks worth vastly, so this lodge isn’t for everybody in the meanwhile.

For now I’d suggest staying on the 4 Seasons Embarcadero for those who care quite a bit about views and an intimate-feeling property. In the meantime for those who’re somebody who likes a vigorous lodge with a preferred restaurant & bar, this isn’t the place to remain… for now.

This keep was an excellent reminder of how uneven the journey restoration is in america. Whereas lodges in Florida are busier than pre-coronavirus, San Francisco lodges nonetheless actually appear to be struggling.

What do you make of the 4 Seasons Embarcadero?

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