Downtown San Francisco Hotel Announces Winners of “Best Kept Secrets” Contest

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The San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel recently selected two winners for its Facebook-based contest, tasking participants in writing about the hidden treasures of San Francisco.

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Without a doubt, San Francisco is one of the most exciting cities in America. However, with so many new businesses, nightclubs, restaurants and attractions popping up over the city, it’s hard to keep track of the best of the best, the hidden gems and the underground scene. The San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, fortunately, has asked those with the most knowledge of San Francisco for the best kept secrets of the city. The entrant with the best kept secret would receive two free nights at this downtown San Francisco hotel.

Many entered the Best Kept Secrets contest, but only two were selected. Kristina Wilson took second place and one free night at this San Francisco hotel, while Gina Braden took the grand prize of two complimentary nights at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel.

While these two lucky contestants enjoy nights at one of the best downtown San Francisco hotels, everyone else can explore the winning San Francisco attractions. Kristina Wilson suggested hunting down the locations made famous by Alfred Hitchcock movies: Muir Woods, the Vertigo Hotel and an apartment on Lombard Street.

The grand prize winner, Gina Braden suggested exploring Distillery 209, home to craft spirit brewing. Known for its 209 gin, the Distillery offers gin tastings and distillery tours once a month and is located near great San Francisco attractions, like the AT&T Park. Gina also suggests taking the T Line Muni train, which stops extremely close to the distillery.

Guests interested in exploring these hidden gems of San Francisco can book their stay today at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. With luxurious hotel rooms, a great location and exciting things to see and do just minutes away, this downtown San Francisco hotel is an ideal place to stay and experience the very best of San Francisco.

About the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel

The 1,499 room San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel is located south of Market Street in downtown San Francisco and is close to the Moscone Convention Center and Yerba Buena Gardens. Fabulous dining experiences can be found at this San Francisco hotel: Mission Grille, serving contemporary California cuisine; Bin 55 Lobby Bar, featuring 55 California varieties of wine; 4th Street Bar and Grill, offering 22 beers on tap and casual lunch and dinner options; and The View, a bar and restaurant located on the hotel’s 39th floor. With over 117,000 square feet of meeting space, the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is the perfect choice for business meetings and conventions as well as vacationers, as it offers plush accommodations, a fantastic central location in San Francisco and functional and fresh new business space. For more information, please visit


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