Traditional service, contemporary elegance and plenty of space.
Despite its size (21 stories and 329 rooms in all), the JW Marriott San Francisco has a decidedly intimate atmosphere amid the bustle of Union Square. The property was built in 1987 by architect-developer John Portman, and was entirely redone in the fall of 1997 and again in 2004. Once you get past the first three floors of public spaces, the rooms echo the contempo-classical architectural details of the exterior with arches, recesses and expanses of marble. Accommodations come standard with custom-designed furniture, desks with Herman Miller Aeron chairs, luxurious bedding, Bose radios, wireless Internet access, LCD flat screen televisions and more. The bathrooms are nearly as large as the rooms, with all-marble surfaces and separate soaking tubs. Guests enjoy access to 24-hour business and fitness centers, and flexible meeting space is available, too. An on-site restaurant, Level Three, serves up contemporary California cuisine.