The Donatello is a timeshare/hotel which is one of the top hotels in San Francisco.
Availability can be very volatile. I try to keep the calendar updated as best as I can, ONLY two weeks or less in advance. If you see availability, please submit a reservation request quickly.
Just show up and check in like any other hotel, no arranging to get keys necessary.
Discover this modern hotel, The Donatello, inspired by the renowned Renaissance painter who shares its name. Located in the heart of San Francisco's fashionable shopping and theater district near numerous attractions, the Union Square SF hotel boasts a charming Italian atmosphere, superior amenities and attentive staff.
With 400 square feet of space and 10 foot ceilings, these rooms are some of the largest in the San Francisco area. Rooms are stunningly elegant and give you many of the luxuries of home including wet-bar and sink, compact refrigerator and microwave, sofa sleeper, cd player and in-room safe. All rooms have one KING BED and one QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA and sleep maximum of 4 people. No rollaways are available.
Services & Amenities:
Spacious studio accommodations
24-hour front desk
Intimate Italian dining at Zingari Ristorante
Indoor valet parking ($32 per day)
Dry cleaning services (fee)
Spa services (fee)
Internet kiosk in lobby (free)
Complimentary wireless Internet access
Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Check-out time: 12:00 pm
Front desk hours: 24 hours per day
Deposit: $50 per day (authorized hold upon Check-in, fully refundable)
Minimum age to
Parking:Indoor valet $32 + tax per day
Features & Amenities:
KING SIZE BED
Alarm clock w/ radio
Wake up service
LCD Flat Screen Television (32")
11" mirror television in bathroom
Moveable Work Station
Wet-Bar and sink
QUEEN SOFA SLEEPER
Iron & Ironing board
Coffee maker with complimentary coffee
In room safe
Internet access (free)
Guests will have full access to onsite amenities
Interaction with Guests
I am not onsite, and the front desk can attend to all your needs, so no need to worry about the awkwardness of interacting with the host
Lunch at the Rotunda Restaurant in Nieman Marcus. Great food and great view of Union Square!
About five blocks from BART
Other Things to Note
Note that parking is mandatory valet and is $32 per day.
If you would like early check-in, the front desk will do its best to accommodate, but it is not guaranteed. If they are unable to accommodate, they will happily hold your belongings until you are able to check-in.
CANCELLATIONS - Understand that once a reservation request is made, I then initiate a non-refundable reservation with the property. For this reason, the cancellation policy is set to the strictest airbnb setting.
ISSUES - If you encounter any issues during your stay, please inform the front desk immediately. They will make every effort to remedy the situation. However, they cannot remedy your situation if they are not aware of the problem. And always, please contact me if the resort has not been as responsive to your needs as you would like.
FEES - The Tenant understands that, if parking a vehicle on premises, the Resort shall charge a mandatory daily valet parking fee, which is independent of the daily airbnb.com unit rental amount.
PRESENTATION - The Resort is a timeshare property and, as such, may offer solicitation to attend a sales presentation for vacation ownership. The Tenant is under no obligation to attend a presentation as a condition of occupancy.
AGE - The Tenant must be age 21 or older to secure a reservation in his/her name.
USAGE - The Tenants shall use and maintain the Resort in a careful and lawful manner and shall not create noise or disturbances likely to disturb or annoy other tenants. The Tenant affirms that s/he will follow all policies and rules of the resort, as notified upon arrival and occupancy of the unit, including check-out time, as many resorts assess a fee for late check-outs.
TEMPORARY USE / NO SUBLETTING - Tenants expressly acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is for the temporary use of the Resort and that Tenants shall not under any circumstance sublet the Resort unit.
OCCUPANCY -- The Tenant agrees not to exceed the maximum occupancy for the unit. Failure to comply may result in eviction by the Resort.
INCIDENTALS -- Most resorts will require a credit card imprint upon check-in for the purpose of incidental expenses (i.e., local phone, resort services, room service, etc). Tenant will be expected to provide their own credit card upon arrival for this purpose.
PETS -- Under no circumstance will the Tenant permit pets of any kind in the unit.
DAMAGES -- The Tenant accepts all responsibilities for any damages to the unit or Resort property during the rental period by Tenant or Tenant’s guests.
INDEMNIFICATION - The Tenant hereby indemnifies and holds the Owner harmless against any and all claims of personal injury or property damage or loss of any kind arising from use of the Resort regardless of the nature of the accident, injury or loss.
Dana's timeshare is the near perfect downtown SF spot. It has all the amenities of a hotel yet the room is much more homey. You get dishes, a wine glasses, a normal fridge, a small kitchen, a sofa, etc. you are a block from Union Square, yet it is not noisy. And if you need any amenities, you can simply call downstairs as the place is a full service hotel as well. And did I mention live jazz downstairs? Just a perfect stay.
The room itself is great. Large, comfy, nice bed, separate living area with a couch and roller ottomans, refrigerator, full size bathroom with TV built into the mirror and it was well maintained, everything worked and was clean. A little noisy (I will get to that) but overall a great value.
Location was great also. It was walking distance to everything I needed, and a short walk to the BART to get to and from SFO. Borders the Tenderloin, but I never once felt unsafe or even remotely uncomfortable. Many, many dining and shopping experiences within walking distance and for my trip close to the location for business as well.
Hotel – it is a time-share, so there is that. I was not approached for a sales pitch. The staff was friendly, and tried to help but my only two concerns they were unable to do anything about.
Concern number one: the “high speed” internet in the room on the 5th floor consistently was only between 1.0 an 1.8 MBPS download speeds, and upload would hardly register but well under 1 MBPS, and pings took anywhere from 150-275 ms to return. This of course made work difficult and video chatting with my family virtually impossible. I inquired about this and the front desk informed me there was nothing they could do. Apparently, there are faster speeds at higher floors, but the 5th floor was the only room available when I checked in.
Concern number two: this is also about the 5th floor – being the heart of the city the higher floors are much quieter. The 5th floor is just above the street – and at times it was very loud, even in the early morning hours. Not horrible, but certainly enough to notice. The other issue with being on the 5th floor and noise is that there is a meeting room at the end of the hall on the 5th and as part of Oracle Open World/Java One someone had a reception party in that meeting room that ran until almost midnight. Noise was a factor from that as well.
Dana (host) was great. Very prompt, professional communication, anticipated my questions and concerns, and I would certainly book with Dana again.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Donatello for its many advantages, although sounds like your visit was less than excellent. It is very important to read your airbnb host's house manual, in which case you would have placed a room request for a unit away from Post or Mason well in advance rather than be subject to room availability at check in. Union Square is quite bustling, so if sensitivity to exterior noise is an issue, room location is all the more important. As for internet, I am not sure why there was so much lag. Thanks much for the feedback!
Very nice hotel in the centre of town. Did not meet Dana, but she was very helpful over email in getting us the right paperwork to check in. Staff at the hotel were very friendly, and the room & bed were high quality. What a great find!
This studio was superb, couldn't have asked for anything more. It was super clean, modern, relaxing, and watching TV in the bath was a first!
It is within walking distance of everything including the Embarcadero, Union Square, Yerba Buena, Coit Tower, PacBell Ball Park, the Ferry Building, all with great outdoor eateries, and we had great weather to boot!
A very nice amenity was the charming Zingari bar/restaurant which has excellent food, happy hour specials, and a great bartender and live piano music that wafts through the lobby in the evenings.
Dana was a great host and very easy to deal with in making arrangements.
Will definitely stay here again - Thanks!
Wonderful experience! The location of the hotel was in close proximity to Union Square and everything downtown. Check-In was easy and Dana was very responsive to questions.
The room was clean and extremely well appointed (Definitely a lovely 4 star hotel!!) . Exceeded my expectations! Will be back!!!
As you can see, I've booked this place many times! Will stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Married with three beautiful young daughters. At this point in my life, my only hobbies are whatever I am doing with my girls. Some may call it boring. I call it joy.
I am a timeshare owner who loves to travel. Timeshares (resale, NEVER EVER direct from developer NO MATTER WHAT) have immeasurably enhanced my family's travel lifestyle.