Rate based on Check-in: Aug 1, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

The Hotel Majestic

2 stars
1500 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
398 reviews
charming

we've stayed in many San Fran hotels. There may have been a tear in the bathroom wall paper next to... See full review

  • Loves Architecture
  • May 20, 2013
Good value

I was in the city for a week for a conference. The hotel was in a good location downtown, walking... See full review

  • Avi prof.
  • May 3, 2013
Historic sophistication and French dining in Pacific Heights
This Pacific Heights mainstay dates back to 1902, making it one of the oldest hotels in the entire city. With distinctive Bay windows, vintage architectural details and English antiques, the Hotel Majestic San Francisco ushers guests into another era -- complete with modern conveniences such as flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi Internet access. The on-site restaurant, Cafe Majestic, specializes in French cuisine.
Highlights
  • Period decor transports guests to another era
  • Stellar shopping, restaurants in Pacific Heights
  • Complimentary sedan service to the financial district on weekdays
Rooms

Roughly half of the Hotel Majestic San Francisco's 56 rooms are suites. Period antiques, original artwork, flat-screen TVs and monogrammed robes are standard in all rooms. Some also include mini-refrigerators, decorative fireplaces and claw-foot tubs. Many rooms offer bay windows with city-skyline views. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available and guests receive nightly turndown service with freshly-baked cookies.

Features
The Hotel Majestic San Francisco was constructed in 1902 on the estate of Milton Schmidt, a turn-of-the-century railroad magnate and member of the California State Legislature. It opened as a hotel in 1904. Because the property survived the 1906 earthquake unscathed, it holds the distinction of being San Francisco's longest continuously operating hotel. Today, all guests have access to a complimentary Town Car service to the financial district on weekday mornings. Dry cleaning services are available (fees apply), as are passes to a local gym complete with Nautilus workout equipment and a pool (fees apply). The on-site restaurant, Cafe Majestic, was renovated in 2009 and re-opened with a menu that spotlights French cuisine. The eatery's lounge area offers happy hour specials. Valet and self parking are available (fees apply).
Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 mi/29 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 mi/25.8 km)
  • MUNI bus (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Cable car stops (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • BART (1 mi/1.6 km)
Attractions
  • Pacific Heights (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Union Square (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • The Presidio (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
Business
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Two meeting rooms seat a total of 40

The Hotel Majestic Rooms

Junior Suite
Junior Twin Suite. Twin beds suite NS with 32 inch HDTV HBO/ESPN Wi-Fi our-poster bed pillowtop mattress premium bedding in-room safe claw-foot bath tub Gilchrist and Soames toiletries robes boutique decor seating area mini-fridge honor bar hairdryer iron
Junior Suite
Jr Queen Suite. Queen pillowtop bed suite NS with 32 inch HDTV HBO/ESPN Wi-Fi four-poster bed premium bedding in-room safe claw-foot bath tub Gilchrist and Soames toiletries robes large bathroom boutique decor extended seating area mini-fridge honor bar h
Standard
Standard full size bed. One Full-size bed NS with 32 inch HDTV HBO/ESPN WIFI four-poster bed pillowtop mattress premium bedding in-room safe claw-foot bath tub Gilchrist and Soames toiletries robes boutique d├ęcor premium seating mini-fridge honor bar hair
Standard
Standard ADA . One Full-size bed NS with 32 inch HDTV HBO/ESPN Wi-Fi four-poster bed pillowtop mattress premium bedding in-room safe claw-foot bath tub GilchristandSoames toiletries robes boutique decor premium seating mini-fridge honor bar hairdryer iron
Standard
Standard twin beds. Two twin beds NS with 32 inch HDTV HBO/ESPN Wi-Fi four-poster bed pillowtop mattress premium bedding in-room safe claw-foot bath tub Gilchrist and Soames toiletries robes boutique decor premium seating mini-fridge honor bar hairdryer i
Standard
Standard Queen Bed. One queen bed NS with 32 inch HDTV HBO/ESPN Wi-Fi four-poster bed pillowtop mattress premium bedding in-room safe claw-foot bath tub Gilchrist and Soames toiletries robes boutique decor premium seating mini-fridge honor bar hairdryer
Suite
Master King Suite. King pillowtop bed suite NS pullout sofa with two 32 and HDTV HBO/ESPN WIFI four-poster bed in-room safe claw-foot bath tub Gilchrist and Soames toiletries robes large bathroom boutique decor sep lvg area mini-fridge honor bar hairdrye

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Phone service
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Doorman
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Cribs available
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

37.7872 -122.4254
Nearby airports
San Francisco Intl Airport, (SFO), 13.00, MI, S; Oakland Intl Airport, (OAK), 20.00, MI, SE; San Jose Intl Airport, (SJC), 46.00, MI, S;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.2 mi
  • Japantown: 0.3 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.3 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.6 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.2 mi
  • Japantown: 0.3 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.3 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.6 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1 mi
  • Union Square: 1 mi
  • SoMa: 1.1 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.2 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.2 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1.3 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.3 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.3 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.4 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.6 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.6 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.6 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts: 1.7 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.7 mi
  • Exploratorium: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.7 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.7 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.7 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.8 mi

Dining

Cafe Majestic
The romantic Cafe Majestic is located inside the Hotel Majestic at 1500 Sutter Street in the lower Pacific Heights district of San Francisco California. It it serves contemporary Italian cuisine including pastas steak and seafood dishes. Open Tuesday thro

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (398)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Majestic

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
398 out of 398
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jimbock73
Lodi, CA
May 20, 2014

Nice, but not great

Staff, although friendly was very slow. Tried several times to call front desk. Either no one answered, or was busy for over 10 minutes at a time. Room was extremely small, but decorated nicely. Would stay again, but not as a first choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
moepea
San Francisco, CA
Nov 30, 2013

Back near where I grew up!

Love the hotel and the location, but they didn't leave me any hangers in the closet and the room was a little too warm. Couldn't beat the peace and quiet here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

walk downtown from this hotel and skip the buses and cabs...

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
aged
Colorado
Jul 7, 2013

Reasonable price for San Francisco

It was interesting because it was old. The history must be amazing. Breakfast was good but wish it was a continental Breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Take the walk to the cable cars.

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Loves Architecture
Santa Cruz, CA
May 20, 2013

charming

we've stayed in many San Fran hotels. There may have been a tear in the bathroom wall paper next to the tub but frankly there have been those types of things in Hyatt's too. We liked the charming vintage decor. Linens and towels were fresh and the room was clean - even the draperies looked crisp. I was concerned abour being on the second floor with windows that opened to the street but they blocked the sound well and left light in. In the morning there was a big urn of good coffee downstairs to start our day. In addition we used the free wi-fi and we found street parking (which can add 30-40 bucks to a hotel bill). I walked one block and caught the bus to the Ferry Building where I had a meeting and enjoyed the long stroll back through Union Square.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

park on the street at 6pm.... good all night until 10am the next morning but watch for street cleaning signs...

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sprout Fan
Beaufort, SC
May 14, 2013

Bedbugs make it hard to rate anything else.....

If you like BEDBUGS, maybe.....I had stayed here two years ago and loved it. That is why with our return trip there was no question of staying at The Majestic. Sadly, both my sons had bedbug bites. We mentioned this on Saturday but I unfortunately did not demand to get another room...my mistake. Would not go back here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Scoma's is the best seafood restaurant in the area of Fisherman's Wharf. It is a little past the other restaurants along the wharf but this one is worth the little bit a look you may have to find it and the food and service are the BEST.

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Avi prof.
Business
Philadelphia
May 3, 2013

Good value

I was in the city for a week for a conference. The hotel was in a good location downtown, walking distance from the mission district, and accessible by bus and taxi from the convention center; the room was clean; the staff pleasant; the wi-fi worked well; good water pressure. The only limitation for me was the size of the room - I had a very small room with a tiny window that faced the alley. So, only little natural light. But I know that the hotel has larger rooms that face the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
marmoset eater
berkeley, ca
Dec 24, 2012

wonderful old Victorian

stay below the 5th floor, in the old 1902 part of the building. rooms are small, sure, but beds are comfortable--overall way above the 2star rating this hotel gets. Bar is nice, and nearby restaurants on Filmore Street, and Japan Town, are many and varied.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

a 10 minute walk to Filmore Street and lots of great restaurants.

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rldub
Sherman Oaks, California
Aug 22, 2012

Don't understand

Room(s) were great. Unfortunately upon checking into our room we quickly realized it was not the room I booked. I go to the front desk to explain the situation and the gentleman says something along the lines of; "yea when you book with a third party you don't always get the room you booked so we have to give whats available." Really? There were four adults and we didn't book the room with two twin beds. So he gave us the key to a different room. Hooray! Wait a minute this next room only had one bed. How are we all going to fit on one king bed? So I jumped back on the elevator and back down to the lobby I go. I explained the new problem with the new room (the one with only one bed) and he was kind enough to let us keep both rooms. Great recovery from the staff, but was this whole mixup really necessary?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The arcade at Fisherman's Warf was the most fun I had had in years! Good luck finding it though. It's not where you may expect it, but it is near the submarine.

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wongo
London
Feb 17, 2012

excellent value

Very happy. The room is very nice and clean and there are excellent maps available at front desk. The staff are well informed and helpful and go out of their way to help you. You are about 20 mins walk from union square which is great and within easy access of buses to fisherman's wharf. perhaps a little long a walk from the centre but this is a minor gripe. For the money we paid we are very happy with this hotel and would gladly come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't get breakfast in the hotel - a short walk to van ness has a breakfast cafe available at 1/2 the price of the hotel

Review of The Hotel Majestic

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
F. Steele
Business
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Jan 1, 2012

Convenient but Dusty

Nice location but room had a musty dusty smell. Had to be transferred to a new room because first room had no working heater. If you need to park, do not use their valet service. Park on the street which is limited to 2 hours during the day or free overnight after 6pm or park in the Japan Center parking for $19 or so a night. It's safer and indoors and secured. This location is safer than closer to the Civic Center. However, I would rather pay a little more and stay at the hotel connected with Japan Center. It is a much nicer hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the best Japanese restaurant in Japantown, AKA TOMBO which means Red Dragonfly. It's at Sutter and Buchanan. They have a gourmet class chef. Everything on the menu is great! And it's affordable. It blows the other Japanese restaurants in the mall out of the water. I know it sounds crazy for a Japanese restaurant but try the miso marinated lamb chops. They will melt in your mouth!

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