Living Like A Local in the Heart of San Francisco

A historic hotel that’s been reinvented for today, a haven where you can feel at home in the very center of the city—welcome to The Marker San Francisco, which now joins the Joie de Vivre family.

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The building that houses The Marker dates back to the turn of the 20th century—you can still see the Beaux-Arts detailing in the two-story lobby and its inglenook fireplace. But the 208 guest rooms and suites have been updated, offering high-speed Wi-Fi, work desks with plenty of outlets, LCD wide-screen TVs, and iHome clock radios. And The Marker throws in a few touches that will appeal to any San Franciscan, or would-be San Franciscans: murals by Mission District artist Amos Goldbaum, bicycles to get around like a local, and unlimited access to the PressReader app, so you can keep up with all the digerati’s doings.

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At the hotel’s new restaurant, Tratto, the kitchen turns out the kind of rustic, casual, shareable house-made pastas and pizzas and other simple dishes that you’d find at your neighborhood trattoria. And to drink? You’ll find traditional Italian cocktails with a twist, house-made Italian sodas and limoncellos, and generous happy hour specials on the bar menu.

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The neighborhood is Union Square: home to San Francisco’s premier shopping, top galleries, and playhouses like the American Conservatory Theater, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Just a few blocks away is the recently relaunched Museum of the African Diaspora, the always edgy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the vastly expanded SFMOMA, now one of the largest modern art museums in the country. In other words, the perfect neighborhood to call home, even if only for a night.

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