Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Stay at the Marker San Francisco...









Happy hump day everyone!  Last week I got the opportunity to go to San Francisco and stay at The Marker hotel right in the middle of Union Square.  Before checking in, I had done some research and knew that the Marker hotel would be perfect due to it's fun colors and boutique-feel.  The Marker is part of the JDV (Joie de vivre) hotel collection (think The Saguro in Palm Springs!) so all of their hotels have more of the boutique vibe and are locally cultural to the areas they are in.

I was immediately in awe when I walked into this hotel... fun decor and bright colors everywhere, especially in the bedroom.  The prints and colors almost reminded me of Kate Spade-like feel which I thought was amazing!  Included in each stay is complimentary wi-fi, coffee and tea in the morning, access to their gym, an evening social hour with wine (because who doesn't enjoy a glass of wine?!), and it's also pet friendly!  The location couldn't be better... it was blocks away from the uber-popular Union Square and the huge Macy's.  The Christmas tree was already set up in the middle of the square, but sadly the lights weren't turned on yet.

If you get a chance to venture out to San Francisco, I highly recommend staying at this hotel- you won't be disappointed!! Luckily while I was there, I got to try some amazing restaurants so I thought I'd share some of my favorites:

LihoLiho Yacht Club- This place is delicious and definitely my favorite! It's super trendy and wasn't far from the hotel (walking distance).  It's really hard to get a reservation but the bar seating is first come first serve, so luckily I was able to snag a seat at the bar.  If you ever go, I highly recommend the tuna poke appetizer!

Hog Island Oyster Bar-  If you love oysters like me, you'll love the Hog Island Oyster bar!  They're on the pricier side for oysters, but it's in the Ferry Building right off the water, so you know these are fresh.  I sat at the oyster bar and watched them shuck them right there- so much fun!

Padrecito- This adorable Mexican restaurant was a little bit of a hike from the hotel, but was SO delicious.  We started off with some chips and 3 different salsas, followed by some ceviche and tacos.  Everything was super fresh and authentic tasting, plus the decor and atmosphere was on point.  I would definitely come back here for the tacos alone, next time I am in town.

Lemonade-  If you love lemonade, you will love this place!  They have all sorts of homemade lemonade flavors everyday such as Watermelon Rosemary (the best!), original, Coconut Apple & Lime, and a seasonal flavor.  I didn't actually get to eat here, even though the food looked amazing (sort of a cafeteria style feel), but I did get the lemonade twice in one day... it was THAT good!

BOWLD Acai- I didn't realize at first that this was a food truck, but the poke bowl is to die for.  Bowld Acai is a food truck that serves juices and poke, and it's super fresh.  The bowl was full of brown rice, spinach, tuna and spicy sauce.  You can also get fresh made Acai bowls from there as well, but sadly I didn't get to try one. If you're looking for something healthy and fast- this is a must!

xoxo

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful time!

    xo, Nataly

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  2. This hotel is filled with character! How adorable! I'm dying to go to San Francisco... it looks amazing

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  3. How adorable is this?? San Francisco is one of my favorite cities!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  4. OMG how gorgeous is this! Seriously! I wish I could move in! I've never been to SF... I'll have to get your tips when we start planning our trip. It's on the top of my request list.

    XO,

    Lacey
    www.theglittergospelblog.com

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  5. What a gorgeous hotel!!! I love San Francisco but haven't been there in four years. Those restaurants sound great too. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you are having a great week so far! :-)

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  6. Well you just convinced me to take a trip to San Fran A S A P-- sounds like the best time! Thanks for sharing.

    Xx, Maddie
    http://www.ottestyleblog.com

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  7. uhh THIS HOTEL IS GORG! I love it so much!

    xo,
    Rachel
    http://simplypoisedfashion.com

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  8. This hotel is awesome - I love all the color! Going to San Francisco is on my bucket list.

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  9. Omg. What a gorgeous hotel! We're planning a visit there so I will definitely look into this place!

    www.MelissaTakesFashion.com

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  10. umm this hotel is amazing. heading to san fran for thanksgiving will have to check it out.

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  11. Ben and I loveee SF!!! We have never stayed at this hotel, but now I want to!!!

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  12. what a unique and cool looking hotel! love it! Wanna visit for sure :)

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  13. the wall stripes!! will have to look into this place, next time I'm in san fran :)
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  14. what a beautiful hotel!

    xx,
    Stesha

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  15. This hotel is amazing!! I love all the colours and the decor!!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

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  16. This hotel looks fantastic! LOVING the design elements!

    hugs,
    Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

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  17. Beautiful hotel! Looks like you had a fun time!

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  18. I have never been to San Francisco, but you are making me want to visit ASAP! Your photos are gorgeous!

    -Maeve

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