Last year I went to San Francisco to meet with former clients who had contacted us about switching back. As it was there was a big football game in town and most of the hotels had been booked. I found a hotel with an open business meeting room and booked them. I had never heard of Hotel Abri before and didn't know much of what to expect. Upon arrival I knew I liked it. The staff was friendly, but not the type of fake-where's my tip?- friendly that I'm used to in California. The check-in guy asked me how I was doing, a phrase that is rare when they actually look you in the eye. From the moment I walked in I received 5 star service from every single employee there. The atmosphere wasn't fake, it was upbeat and friendly. My room wasn't luxuriously spacious, but really, I don't care, I'm there to do business, sleep and wander around when I'm not doing either of those two things. The meeting room was perfect for me. It was the size of boardroom that I have in my office. The table was the same size and the set-up was essentially identical, the difference was the screen they have is about 25% bigger than the one we have. Because it is proportionate to what most businesses likely have, it makes meetings much more comfortable. You aren't crowding the table because it's small, and you aren't floating in the middle of the room because there is too much. The best thing was that the chairs were amazingly comfortable. I was going to look to see what kind they were, but I was so happy at the end of the meeting I forgot. I would call, but it just seems, more worth it to wait and go back and check myself. Between the service and the board room I was pleasantly surprised how great a venue it was, and the service almost made me forget how much I dislike most California hotels, being a Midwesterner, I forget that the West Coast isn't all Los Angeles(the place I am sent to most often). It was nice to see a nice California hotel with great service and a great attitude.