Although our room at The Citizen Hotel was somewhat small, it was posh and polished with all the sophistication that you’d expect from a hotel that hosts business travelers, leisure travelers, and politicians alike. In fact, it looked like the kind of room where you’d expect Olivia Pope to have a scandalous tryst with the President, and the view outside of our window only enhanced the political mood.
In addition to a wardrobe near our bed where I stashed my overnight bag and shoes, our room also featured a spacious closet with hanging bathrobes that beckoned to be worn. The bathroom was also small, but I’ll take a small, modern bathroom any day over a big, outdated one. What I especially loved about the shower was the showerhead and the tiling as they offered a cosmopolitan feel to the room.
I also really liked the bathroom posters featuring political satire; they were a nice touch as was the bedside iPhone docking station.
Because we only stayed at the hotel for one night, we didn’t spend much time outside of our room exploring the hotel’s grounds which may be a good thing considering that guests have sighted a friendly ghost on the property. However, we did notice that the corridors leading to guests’ rooms featured photographs from Bay Area protests from times pasts.