Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bay Area Bike Share Comes to Union Square

Like many great places around the world, San Francisco now has a bike sharing system.  There are stations through out the downtown area and South of Market where you can pick up a bike and leave a bike.  We are very excited to have one of the stations right outside the hotel on Powell Street at Post.

The bike share program is not really geared to serve visitors, but there is a one day membership that could be helpful.

But, to go from point A to point B, I plan on using taking a bike for sure!

If you want more information about the Bike Share Program, check out the website at:

Monday, August 12, 2013

TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews in San Francisco

The Chancellor Hotel has just hit 3,000 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor! 


Our first review was posted on January 3, 2002 and it was not a very good one.  I first discovered TripAdvisor in November 2003 when a guest booking a reservation told me that they found us on TripAdvisor.  I looked at the site and was horrified to see the negative comment.  I remembered the guest and situation so I immediately wanted to post a response so both sides of the story could be heard and the rest is history.

TripAdvisor is a funny animal.  On one hand it provides great information to people and on the other hand some use it as a "get even" tool when they are angry at the establishment.  Most people see right through the angry posts, but if the hotel is trying to maintain a ranking, it is really a snarky act.

Thank you (most) everyone that has reviewed us and I look forward to our next 1,000 reviews.