Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Da Vinci Villa Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Great Family Hotel in Excellent Neighborhood"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
The Da Vinci Villa has many good features, but the best is its location. It is located in one of the nicest residential areas of San Francisco, which makes it a great place to stay if you want to walk to shops and cafes in a true neighborhood. It is also pretty close to everything: 2 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, 1 mile from Fisherman's Wharf
, 2 miles from Union Square
, 2.5 miles from the Convention Center (which is great, as the areas immediately surrounding each of these attractions are often not as nice to stay in). I'd say the honest truth is that this hotel is more of a 3.5 star property, rather than a full 4 star. This hotel is the renovated, re-imagined version of a lower quality hotel that was under prior ownership. So, while the final product is very nice (with excellent details like marble frescoes in the lobby) there is the occasional out-of-place element, like the boardroom being located at the top of a driveway. The rooms are very spacious and most have a killer view of the Golden Gate Bridge. They also have several large suites, which they are very generous with, that can easily house whole families, as well as an outdoor pool area and a daily breakfast room. This is a great property for families, students, or groups with kids, as they can run around the pool, hang out in the 'library' (a large lounge at the front of the property with books, TVs, couches, and internet) or go outside the hotel with minimal fear of the neighborhood. It would be an ok place for a business meeting, but not my first choice. Otherwise, I highly recommend this property.
05-Dec-2013 Verified Review
Customer Reviews of Da Vinci Villa
Heritage Marina Hotel is located in the Marina District in the center of downtown San Francisco and minutes from historic California Cable Car turnaround at the Wharf, the 5-story, 133 room Heritage Marina Hotel offers fantastic city, bay and bridge views.Located in the Marina/Pacific Heights neighborhood, all rooms were recently renovated. It is close to everything: 2 miles southeast of the Golden Gate Bridge, 1/2 mile south of Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39, 2 miles west of the shopping in Union Square and Chinatown, 2.5 miles west of Convention Center and 1.5 miles north of City Hall/Civic Center.
What you need to know
Hotel Features – This popular San Francisco hotel is located near the Marina District, just five blocks from the Fisherman’s Wharf. The Heritage Marina Hotel offers a relaxing visit while providing easy access to many of the area’s popular attractions. Its 135 guest rooms feature all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay, with spacious meeting spaces available for small group events.
Guest Rooms – Choose from a variety of guest room options at the Heritage Marina Hotel, including one king bed, one queen bed, or two double beds. Most standard rooms feature comfortable bedding, a desk and armoire, complimentary wireless Internet access, cable television, free local calls, a coffeemaker, hair dryer, and iron with ironing board.
Nearby Attractions – You can find the Heritage Marina Hotel in the middle of San Francisco’s many popular attractions. During your trip, you’ll be less than three miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, AT&T Park, Union Square, Colt Tower, the Cable Car Museum, Mexican Museum, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Lombard Street, the nation’s most crooked street, is just .4 miles away.
Amenities – The Heritage Marina Hotel has plenty of amenities to keep you entertained during your visit. As a guest, you can make use of the heated outdoor pool, complimentary Internet access, and business services. You’ll also receive free parking and a complimentary daily breakfast that includes coffee and tea, pastries, hot and cold cereal, and more. For your convenience, an ATM, safe-deposit box, and front desk staff are available 24 hours per day.
Expert Tip – If you want to learn more about the city, look into one of San Francisco’s many tours that will guide you through the must-see spots. As a guest of the Heritage Marina Hotel, you can take advantage of free tour pickup right from the front lobby.
Details / Other Expenses
|Check In: ||4:00 PM |
|Check Out: ||12:00 PM |
|Year of Last Renovation: ||2011 |
|Floors: ||5 |
|Rooms: ||136 |
|Corridors: ||Both Interior and Exterior Hallways |
|Non Smoking Rooms: ||136 |
|Handicap Rooms: || |
|Suites: ||9 |
|Room Windows: ||Windows Do Open |
|Cleaning Frequency: ||Daily |
|Meeting Rooms: ||3 View Spaces |
|Meeting Space: ||532 sq. feet |
|Banquet Space: ||Holds people |
|Dist. to Food/Bars: || 0.5 Mi |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: || 0.5 Mi |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym: || 0.5 Mi |
|Pool Info: |
The hotel has outdoor heated pool ( all year), opens at 8 am closing at 9 pm. Near the pool area. Also next to the pool, there is a fitness center and sauna.
Policies / Expenses
Individual Reservations: 72hrs before the arrival date, 1 full night penalty.Group Reservation - depends on what is stated in the contract
|Nightly Parking: ||33 |
|Typical Group Deposit: ||25% |
|Total Taxes: ||16.45% |
|Total Misc Fees: ||$0.00 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|Occupancy Tax: ||14.00 Per Night (Occ Tax) |
|City Tax: || 2.45 Per Night (City Tax) |
|Parking Fee: ||33.00 Per Night (including taxes) |
|Porterage Fee: || 5.00 Per Person (roundttrip) |
|Additional Person Fee: ||20.00 Per Person (per night plus tax) |
|Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: || 0.00 Per Day |
|Rooms Wired Internet Fee: || 0.00 Per Day |
|Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: || 0.00 Per Day |
|Meeting Wired Internet Fee: || 0.00 Per Day |
|Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: || 0.00 Per Night |
|Food and Beverage Service Charge: ||20.00% |
|Audio Visual Service Charge: ||100.00 Per Function |
|Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: ||15.00 Per Person |
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
The closest airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Hotel is 25 minutes/15.35 miles South of San Francisco. Oakland International Airport (OAK)is 33 minutes/20.75 miles East of San Francisco. Both airports are public transportation accessible. Taxi is about $45-$50. $16/person, door to door service.
Local Shuttle Info: The hotel does not provide any transportation services to and from the San Francisco International Airport or the Oakland International Airport. However our front desk team can assist you in reserving a seat from a local airport shuttle. The cost per person is $16-$20.00. Please stop by the front desk for more information.
Continental breakfast is included in the rate, serves between 7-10am.
Heritage Marina Hotel