Lonestar teepee at Cherrywood Bed Breakfast and Barn

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Tuesday Deal Day: Holiday Getaway at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

The double Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco invites guests to enjoy all that the City by the Bay has to offer this holiday season. From a festive family vacation to a romantic getaway, the hotel is pleased to offer travelers of all ages the ultimate holiday escape.

Christmas at Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Festive Family Fun Package

From the renowned Ferry Building to historic Ghirardelli Square, many of the city’s top attractions are within walking distance from Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. With this perfect starting point, families can enjoy the hotel’s Festive Family Fun package and embark on an entertainment-filled holiday adventure.

The package includes:

  • One night of accommodations in a Perfect Pair of connecting rooms
  • Festive family welcome amenity
  • Tickets for ice skating at the Embarcadero Center’s Holiday Ice Rink
  • Tour of the Ghirardelli Chocolate store with festive tasting
  • Cable Car one-day pass
  • Four hours of babysitting services

Dates:  The package is available from December 1 to December 31, 2014, and is subject to availability.

Rates:  Rates are based on two adults and one child age 16 and under ad start at $1,695. The rate does not include taxes or gratuities. Additional nights can be added at the Best Available Rate.

Romantic Holiday Escape Package

The other holiday package offered at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is the Romantic Holiday Escape package for couples looking for a festive getaway without the stress of snow.

The package includes:

  • One night of luxurious accommodations
  • Festive Bottled Cocktail welcome amenity
  • VIP welcome basket and private shopping experience at Burberry
  • Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice Spa Treatment in the Harmony Couples Suite
  • Holiday Afternoon Tea at Brasserie S&P

Dates:  The package is available from December 1 to December 31, 2014, and is subject to availability.

Rates:  Rates are based on double occupancy and start at $1,055. The rate does not include taxes or gratuities. Additional nights can be added at the Best Available Rate.

The 158-room Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is located in the heart of the city and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the bay and beyond from the top 11 floors of San Francisco’s third tallest building, 345 California Center. Having recently completed an extensive refurbishment with the addition of Brasserie S&P restaurant and bar, and an 8,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center, the hotel is consistently ranked among the world’s top hotels by leading authorities.

Photo credit:  Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

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