Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Tilden Hotel Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Comfortable, budget-friendly option, great location!"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
The Hotel Mark Twain is a small, casual, comfortable hotel in the heart of San Francisco. Their main feature is their location - the hotel is walking distance (just a few blocks) from Union Square
, the cable cars on Powell, and the Moscone Convention Center
. The accommodations are simple, and have a cozy, homey feel to them. The price is very fair for the location, and the staff is friendly. This will not be the hotel you hang out in during your trip, but it will be a comforting place to come back to at the end of the day. I was also pleasantly surprised by their on-site restaurant and bar, which seems like a solid, trendy place to have dinner. Don't forget to ask a staff member about their 'secret garden' - a little urban oasis hidden in the back of the hotel.
13-Nov-2013 Verified Review
Verified Reviews of Tilden Hotel Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Near Union Square."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
06-Dec-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Dec 04 to Fri Dec 07 2018 at a $153.52 average nightly rate.
Customer Reviews of Tilden Hotel
Tilden Hotel is at the crossroads of SOMA, the Tenderloin, and Union Square. The hotel anchors the next wave of activity in the neighborhood, initiated by The Tenderloin Museum; celebrated eateries JANE, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Liholiho Yacht Club, Hooker's Sweet Treats, Mensho Tokyo, and Huxley; famed art galleries including The Jessica Silverman Gallery, White Walls, Ever Gold Gallery, and Spoke Art Gallery; and some of San Francisco's best bars, from Bourbon & Branch and Mikkeller Bar, to Tradition and Rye.
Yes, In House
What you need to know
Hotel Features – A unique property comfortably situated near Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center, the Hotel Mark Twain captures the spirit and character of Mark Twain and pairs it with modern amenities for the ideal environment. To give it a truly historic feel, the hotel features plantation shutters and a brass railed staircase, among other features.
Guest Rooms – As a guest at the Hotel Mark Twain, you can choose the room type and size that fits your needs. Choose from a standard queen, two doubles, or a deluxe king, queen, or double room. Two-room suites are also available. All standard guest rooms feature new carpeting, cable television with pay-per-view movies, a mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron with ironing board, in-room safe, and hair dryer.
Nearby Attractions – Situated in downtown San Francisco, you’ll be just blocks away from a myriad of entertainment and dining opportunities. The Hotel Mark Twain is within walking distance of Yerba Buena Gardens, the Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, and the Metreon. It’s also just a short bus ride from SBC Ball Park, Davies Symphony Hall, Showplace Square, and the San Francisco Concourse. Adjacent to the hotel sits the Fish & Farm restaurant, which is known for its fine cuisine and wine list. There you’ll find everything from cheese plates and salads to delectable desserts.
Amenities – The Hotel Mark Twain offers everything you need to feel right at home, including a lobby Internet station, an exercise room with cardio equipment and a universal weight system, valet parking, same-day dry cleaning and laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
Expert Tip – The Memorial Church is just a few blocks away from the Hotel Mark Twain. Known throughout the city for its famous preacher, Cecil Williams, the church features a jubilant choir and several public outreach programs.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:||2016|
|Corridors:||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||118|
|Room Windows:||Windows Do Open|
|Meeting Rooms:||1 |
|Meeting Space:||3060 sq. feet|
|Banquet Space:||Holds 110 people|
|Dist. to Food/Bars:|| On-site |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:|| 0.3 Mi |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:|| On-site |
|Lounge/Bar Hours:||11am-midnight| Policies / Expenses
group cancellation 30 days in advance.
|Typical Group Deposit:||25%|
|Total Misc Fees:||$0.00 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|City Tax:|| 2.25% (SF Tourism Tax)|
|Other Tax:|| 0.20% (CA Tourism Assessment Tax)|
|Parking Fee:||49.00 Per Night|
|Porterage Fee:|| 7.00 Per Person|
|Additional Person Fee:||20.00 Per Person|
|Food and Beverage Service Charge:||20.00%|
|Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:||25.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:||35.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:||60.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:||75.00 Per Person|
|Banquet Bottled Water:|| 3.00 Per Person|
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Dogs only- additional fees apply
Airport & Shuttle Information
Valet Parking is $49+ tax standard size vehicle with 24-hour accessibility and in/out privileges; Hotel tax is 16.25%. SFO airport is 13.3 miles. OAK airport is 18.3 miles. Shuttle is Available for both airports for a fee. Taxi to SFO = $40-50 Taxi to OAK = $50-80
Local Shuttle Info: $17 Each Way to SFO Airport
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Breakfast can be arranged for an additional fee.
Internet / WiFI
Hotel Mark Twain