A Touch of Class – The Donatello San Francisco
By Joanna Bomers
Located in the very heart of downtown San Francisco, California, The Donatello is perfectly situated amongst the top cultural focal points and attractions of the city and its famous Bay area. From here you can easily walk a few minutes to the city’s hub, Union Square, and catch one of ‘San Fran’s’ famous cable cars to Little Italy, Fisherman’s Wharf, or Chinatown.
It’s also a fantastic base from which to explore this dynamic city’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Among the most popular activities for guests of The Donatello are shopping in the boutique shops at Union Square, along with numerous designer stores and art galleries. It’s also the location of many annual festivals, as well as a host of historic theaters that present live acts of all kinds.
Also within steps of The Donatello are some of the finest restaurants in the city, including a number of Michelin-star eateries owned by some of the country’s leading celebrity chefs. A world-class dining experience can also be enjoyed right on-site at The Donatello’s Zingari Ristorante, a first-rate restaurant that’s popular for its authentic, traditional northern Italian cuisine. When it comes to entertainment The Donatello’s Mezzanine Bar comes alive with the sound of regular live jazz performances.
There’s certainly plenty more to recommend The Donatello, too. Enter the luxurious lobby and you’ll instantly be captivated by the hotel’s elegant Tuscan-inspired décor. Once in your well-appointed, pristine suite, you’ll be rewarded with great views overlooking the city – a pleasant reminder of just how well positioned this hotel is to enable you to enjoy all that’s good about downtown San Francisco. Each spacious suite is brightly decorated and comes with a king bed, pull-out queen-sized sofa bed, a kitchenette with wet bar, plus a mini fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker.
Be sure to visit the Club Donatello Rooftop Lounge, a definite must during your stay. Here you can enjoy a complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, all the while enjoying a superb 270° view of the city. This pleasant space is also used as a place to socialize during the hotel’s frequent guest receptions and live jazz presentations.
The fitness centre, hot tub, and sauna are located on the same floor, as well as a massage therapy room (massage services can be booked with the help of the concierge staff). The Donatello also offers an activities program, complimentary Wi-Fi, and indoor valet parking.
To learn more about The Donatello, check out their website here. Other Wyndham hotels worth considering when in San Francisco are the Wyndham Canterbury, Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Inn at the Opera.
Contributor Joanna Bomers is a freelance writer from Toronto, Canada, who recently travelled the length of California.