Quick review of the InterContinental San Francisco

This past weekend I had a one night stay at the InterContinental San Francisco thanks to the $119 Travelzoo rate. This time around I got upgraded to a junior suite, which was nicely appointed. It’s more of a large executive room than a suite, but when traveling alone it’s perfect. The bed couldn’t be any more comfortable (I’d have to say it was as comfortable as a “Heavenly Bed”), and there’s really nothing I’d change about the room.

As a Royal Ambassador I also got access to the Club InterContinental, which is great by US standards.

What really sets this hotel apart are the great employees (except for one guy). They’re helpful and proactive, especially the club lounge staff. After my first visit they remembered my name, which scores big points in my book.

I’m convinced this hotel is the best value in San Francisco given the current rates (and the Travelzoo rates they frequently offer), and they also know how to treat frequent guests.

Much better than the shabby chic InterContinental Mark Hopkins which “upgrades” Royal Ambassadors to a room with a fax machine and calls it a “business room.”

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For a more thorough review of this property, check out my review from last September, where I got upgraded to the Bay Suite.

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Comments

  1. lucky,
    thanks for the great report as usual!

    Did you enroll the buy 2 get 1 free at PC? do you get no points during stayed if you enroll into that promo right? thanks again.

  2. Thanks first! I did enroll in the free nights promotion. The only points I didn’t earn were base points, but I still earned all applicable bonus points, both from elite status as well as promotions.

  3. Found myself here to read your old review of the IC San Francisco from last October and I was pleasantly surprised to see this new review.

    I am looking at getting a couple nights in over hte next couple of weeks during the current earn a free night promo and wanted to look at your hotel photos again.

    That Bay Suite looked nice.

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