The Club Donatello Hotel - San Francisco  3 stars

501 Post Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Microwave and mini fridge were a nice bonus - Wonderful $7 breakfast - Easy walk up from powell station
  • Trolley pass just 1 block - Staff is incredibly well trained - Really recommend this hotel
  • Great water pressure in the shower - Service was excellent - Bed was comfortable
  • Complimentary high speed internet - 15 minute walk from the donatello - Staff is friendly and helpful
  • Nice fitness center with sauna and co-ed jacuzzi - Located in the heart of union square - Free in room coffee and newspaper
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out


Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center




In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast





The Donatello Hotel is the three-star hotel, located just moments from downtown of San Francisco, being close to all central attractions and touristic sites.

Perfectly-furnished and elegantly decorated, the hotel includes a sauna, a 24-hour business center and free Wi-Fi connection.

All of the 45 rooms feature comfortable furniture apart from plasma TVs, DVD players and microwave ovens.

Zingari Ristorante treats guests to Italian delights in a pleasant environment.

F Market Street Car is located within 1.6km away.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   15.  Number of rooms   45.

City Center San Francisco - 1.1 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.4 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.7 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 1.1 mi, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.2 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 1700 ft, BART - Montgomery St. Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Zingari Ristorante (cuisine: Italian) - 100 ft, Postrio (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Pizza) - 100 ft
Beaches North Beach - 3800 ft


Every guest room has an air conditioner, cable TV with premium channels, full kitchenettes with microwaves, fridges and all needed utensils. In addition, all rooms include private bathrooms with bathrooms phones, bathrobes, showers or tubs combinations.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served at Zingari Ristorante on site.

Zingari Ristorante will spoil you with traditional Italian specialties, served in a welcoming ambiance.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


A 24-hour business center is appointed with audio/visual equipment to suit any business need.

Small meeting rooms can be used to hold social or business events.

Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the venue.


The fitness center, sauna and spa center with massage treatments are all at guests total disposal.

Additional features

The hotel is equipped with facilities for people with disabilities, including accessibility equipment for the hearing impaired, accessible bathrooms and accessible paths of travel.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 35 per day.

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  3 am


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Every guest room has an air conditioner, cable TV with premium channels, full kitchenettes with microwaves, fridges and all needed utensils. In addition, all rooms include private bathrooms with bathrooms phones, bathrobes, showers or tubs combinations.

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The Club Donatello Studio
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Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Quad

Spacious light room includes a comfy work desk area, a separate sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities

    The Club Donatello LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Convention centers
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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    American Conservatory Theater, showing classic plays, is 100m away.

    Union Square, where guests can enjoy shopping, is situated within 200m.

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, featuring contemporary art works, is located 800m far.

    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, devoted to the culture and history of Asia, is 1.1km from the venue.

    Fisherman's Wharf, a popular tourist destination with lot of activities to experience, is only 2.4km.

    Pier 39, a famous waterfront with restaurants, shops and pubs, is also 2.3km from the hotel's doorstep.

    Popular areas
    • Nob Hill
      1000 ft
    Places of interest
    Shopping areas
    • California Assembly of Local
      400 ft
    • San Francisco Performances Inc
      700 ft
    • Jewish Museum San Francisco
      1000 ft
    • Folk Art Intl Foundation
      1400 ft
    • Non Profit Finance Fund
      1400 ft
    • California Poets in the School
      1400 ft
    • Silent Film Festival
      1400 ft
    • P S 449 Performance Studios
      400 ft
    • Post Street Pavilion
      1000 ft
    • Renaissance Ballroom
      1000 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • 400 ft
    • Jean Shelton Acting School
      400 ft
    • Career Resources Development
      1000 ft
    • Fashion Institute of Design
      1400 ft
    • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
      1400 ft
    • Brandon College
      1400 ft
    • Accent Study Abroad
      1400 ft
    • Cal Dream Svc
      1400 ft
    Underground stations

    Local Attractions

    • San Francisco Railway Museum
      1.0 mi
      77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
    • Market Street Railway Museum
      1.0 mi
      77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
    • Coit Tower
      1.1 mi
      1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco
    • Union Street
      1.0 mi
      Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
    • Japan Center
      1.0 mi
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
      1100 ft
      330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    • Grace Cathedral
      1600 ft
      1100 California Street, San Francisco
    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
      2000 ft
      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • Contemporary Jewish Museum
      2200 ft
      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
      2200 ft
      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
    • Old Cathedral of St. Mary
      2200 ft
      660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
    • International Art Museum of America
      2300 ft
      1025 Market Street, San Francisco

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Zingari Ristorante

      65% likes this, based on 149 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

      100 ft
      501 Post St

      Phone: 415-885-8850

    • Postrio

      55% likes this, based on 140 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian
      Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

      100 ft
      545 Post St

      Phone: (415) 776-7825

    • Level III

      84% likes this, based on 21 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary, Californian
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

      100 ft
      500 Post Street

      Phone: 415-929-2087

    • Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery

      76% likes this, based on 395 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Café

      300 ft
      597 Post St

      Phone: 415-351-2423

    • Sears Fine Foods

      65% likes this, based on 1064 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Diner, Swedish

      700 ft
      439 Powell St

      Phone: (415) 986-1160

    Getting there.

    San Francisco International Airport is situated within 19km from the hotel.

    By taxi/car it will take you nearly 20 minutes to reach the hotel from the airport.

    Getting around.

    F Market Street Car is located 1.6km from the hotel.

    Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station can be reached within 1.8 km from the hotel.

    BART Powell St. Station is 400m away.

    BART Montgomery St. Station is situated 700m.

    Private parking costs USD28 per day and needs no reservation in advance.

    The Club Donatello Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Club Donatello

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      Good facilities in the hotel with convenient access to Union Square shops and sight seeing.

      We were on the 3rd floor on the Post Street side and refuse collection during gthe night could be noisy.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The location and can do attitude of staff are the strength of this establishment.

      Al little noisy but this was dwarfed by the positives

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      we really enjoyed the location, the friendliness of the concierge and hotel staff, and the availability of the club lounge.

      the turndown service staff coming into our room without knocking. maybe you could request turndown service on check-in.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The greeting, valet parking & check in were great although the parking cost guests $28 + tax but they do early bird and theatre offers for the public. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable as well as being well equipped. The staff are happy to help with anything and are proud of the hotel which is located in the heart of the shops, theatres and restaurants.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      It was fine.........parking is too expensive given that it's next to a lot but all-in-all it was fine and the rooms are MUCH larger than many I've stayed in in SF.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      The staff was kind and very helpfull, the room was spacy and clean, nothing to complain about.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The staff was excellent - very courteous and helpful. It was great to have the small fridge and microwave in the room. The wireless internet was easily accessible.

      We were in a room facing the main street, which was extremely noisy due to a club right below. Would stay again, but would insist on a room on the back side of the hotel.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The room size was great, the staff on reception were very friendly and helpful, the food was tasty and exellent VFM, the bar staff (Mary) was brilliant fun, entertaining, helpful and mixed a great Mojito !

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Clean, centrally located.

      Very noisy, street noise overwhelming.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The staff were freindly and helpful. The room was clean and reasonably quiet and the bed was very comfortable.

      The building is old and it shows it's age a bit, but didn't detract from our stay.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Very well located in downtown, good hotel, nothing special but nothing wrong.

      Very slow Internet.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The Donatello is perfectly placed for a sf holiday......forget Fishermens Wharf Union Square is the place to be and for a very good hotel at fair prices stay at the "d". Rooms good, staff great and quirky sf downtown not to be missed. Aussie Phil

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Staff were very helpful and friendly. The bar and dining excellent. Especially enjoyed the 2 hour happy hour with 50% off food and alcohol. Happy hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm. This hotel was not the flashest we've stayed at but reasonable value for the money and situated in a convenient part of the city.

      The streets in the area of the hotel were grotty with many people begging from the side of these streets.

      • Average rating
    • Single


      The back of the bathroom door was very worn with the lamination pulled off revealing the plywood below. I felt no one had ever looked behind the door. This was quite contrary to the rest of the room's presentation.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The location was excellent.

      Air conditioner broke twice and had to be fixed twice. Our room was not made p t all the second day, even after calling the front desk twice. We had no clean towels on day three as a result.

      • Average rating
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