Traveling to San Francisco first week of September for anniversary. Which Marriott is most recommended for lesiure. Also, have Elite status will that get me to Consierge's Lounge in any of the hotels. THANKS Where should we eat to celebrate anniversary? Best casual place in San Francisco for seafood?
Don't forget to take some warm clothes! Stay: Marriott Fisherman's Wharf, they have CL Casual Dining: Scoma's Seafood, close, on the water or Alioto's, on the water. Anniversary dinner: Top of the Mark, Mark Hopkins, very memorable, get reservations ASAP. Same if you plan to go to Alcatraz, the tours sell out in advance.
Marriott Fisherman's Wharf or Stanford Court Renaissance on Nob Hill. First week in September is usually wonderful weather in San Francisco, but be prepared and bring some warm clothes. Best casual place for seafood - Swan Oyster Depot, 1517 Polk St. Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf or the North Beach Restaurant for your anniversary.
Last Fall I stayed at both the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf and the Courtyard Fisherman's Wharf. Both were nice; depends on whether you want/need a Marriott or want a Courtyard. The Courtyard was completing renovations at that time so it would be very updated now. The Marriott charges for internet connection; the Courtyard did not. Both are walking distance to Fishermans' Wharf where you can find a number of good seafood restaurants. Also close to public transportation. Can also access a tour bus close by if you want to see SanFrancisco with some guidance and save your legs from a lot of walking. Walking in parts of SanFrancisco can be trying even for the most fit people. Ask front desk for suggestions on other restaurants, Italian, Asian, etc. A good restaurant with a different spin is The Slanted Door at The Embarcadero. Vietnamese with a Western flair, very contemporary decor and good food. Great City to celebrate your anniversary. Enjoy!
Although it's been a few years, I liked the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The view from the large windows on the 39th floor is impressive. It's in the business district, I believe. But transportation is extremely easy. There is a BART stop within a block. If you like Indian food (or even if you don't) there is a place right around the corner called Amber India that had one of the best dishes I've ever had. I forget the name of the dish and probably wouldn't be able to spell/pronounce it even if I remembered, but it was some sort of braised lamb shank. It's an upscale place suitable for a nice dinner.