I know, Christmas was nearly one year ago. However, I believe better late than never. I stayed at the St. Francis during Christmas 2001 with my beloved German Shepherd dog, Samson. Not only was Samson popular with the other guests, the hotel staff was kind to him.
I must mention the new beds. I slept in the lap of absolute luxury during my four-night stay. In addition, the staff was efficient, attentive, and pleasant. My only complaint is to the parking garage. The staff kept me waiting for my car for more than 30 minutes when I attempted to check out. I would have been left waiting indefinitely, but had the temerity to ask what was taking so long. They were unaware that I needed service. Hopefully, the wrinkles have been pressed out. Overall, my stay was such a memorable and pleasant experience, I plan to return Christmas 2002.
Pros: Lovely, lovely beds, great housekeeping, allows pets
Cons: Inattentive garage