|Address:||150 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA|
|Working:||5AM–11PM 5AM–11PM 5AM–11PM 5AM–11PM 5AM–10PM 7AM–9PM 7AM–9PM|
Location/Parking/Convenience: BCSF is not really that conveniently located as it borders North Beach and Embarcadero. To offset this, they conveniently offer a shuttle M-F from the crack of dawn to pretty much closing hours. The shuttle map is online, just google bay club shuttle, and can take you from the embarcadero bart station to the club in about 7 minutes (just time it right!). The shuttle can drop you off pretty much anywhere on its route and to hail it, you just watch for it coming and wave it down like a cab and hop on. The shuttles could use some love as they are a tad smelly and old. Parking is pretty easy, there are metered spaces all around. Also there is a private lot on the north side of the club. Give your membership card at the parking booth as you drive in and the attendant will write a permit up for you. You can stay 3 hours, or longer if its not work hours. More than half of the parking spaces are available to BCSF guests, and they are clearly marked. Entering through the parking garage entrance means checking in through the garage desk, or doing so over the video intercom at the door from the garage, just have your membership card ready. Lobby/Front Desk/Cafe: The lobby is nice, they did a great job of making a space where I can do some work, take a phone call, have a snack, charge up my devices, or plan my day/workout. Seating is always available and it is fairly comfortable and well lit. Theres also a wine dispenser that takes card (~$10 a standard pour). The front desk is very responsive, I find that all the employees are well trained and really do want to make my day better. The long table has more than enough power outlets and is arranged conveniently to park yourself. The Cafe is nice, there is coffee available for free, but I have yet to discover where the milk is for it. The water fountain is nice and lemon wedges are to the right to freshen your water. The cafe has some food and drinks (moderate prices). Theres also a microwave and plenty of seating here to hang out. Locker Room/Showers/Saunas/Bathroom: I have only been in the mens locker room, but Ill assume the womans is the same. There are ample towels in multiple locations, the towels are quite soft and smell clean always. Lockers upon lockers, there are so many... take your pick. The amenities are shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, ear swabs, bay rum, disposable razors, ironing board, iron, combs, mouthwash, hair dryers, body lotion, hand towels. There are a lot of mirrors here as well if you need to flex or check yourself before heading out. There are about a dozen showers, a wet sauna, dry sauna, and small hot tub. They are all pretty clean but throughout the day may collect some of the smellier members scents... The bathroom here is clean as well. Weight room/Fitness rooms: This gym for the most part has slightly older equipment, maybe 20 years or so. Upstairs has all new stuff but is limited to a free weight set, 2 cable crosses. The main gym has ~8 benches, ~6 presses, 3 cable cross, a ton of machines, 3 sets of free weights. The treadmill room has so many machines, but i much prefer doing cardio upstairs in the room that faces the bay. You can see the bridge, cruise ships all from your machine, its very nice. There is also a lab pool, basket ball court, five racquet ball courts, tennis court, yoga rooms cycling rooms, but i apologize i dont use them and just like that the gym has them in case my guests want them. The nicest thing I find about this gym is its shape. The gym forces you to walk all over to see the different rooms and because of this I dont ever feel cramped as many SF gyms are. Space is a premium here and BCSF is swimming in space. I try to go to the rooftop every now and then to tan. They have 20 seats facing the sun and you can see Coit tower and much of the bay all from there, very scenic.
Danielle van Asch-Prevot
This review is a letter written to a particularly awesome employee who helped us set up our corporate membership. Dear Mike, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help in arranging our Bay Club Memberships. When I was put in charge of the process of determining which gym would be appropriate for our needs, I embarked on a month long comparison journey of all the clubs in the area. As a past Bay Club member myself, I was especially interested in the Bay Club San Francisco, due to its location and facilities. Working with you has been such a pleasure. From our initial call when we discussed ways to make the corporate plan work for our company, to the tours, sign up and even special corporate team building events, the decision to join the Bay Club has been a positive one I, and all of the other employees who made the decision to join, are quite pleased with. Your customer service has been awesome, and I am excited to utilize all of the upcoming networking event the club has to offer. Thank you so much for taking an active interest in our needs, and helping create a great corporate program for our employees. I would definitely recommend the Bay Club San Francisco to both companies and individuals who are truly interested about their health and well being. And on top of that, I recommend working with Mike- he is great.
Great gym that has pretty everything anyone needs. Parking is always available. Basketball courts are good and timing is pretty predictable. Come a few times, ask around, and youll find out when it is usually empty (for if you want to just practice) and when people usually show up (to actually play games). However, the quality of the basketballs have declined and I havent seen them replaced for a while. Also, the court is way too hot, I wish theyd turn the A/C up especially when theres a lot of people playing. Swimming pools are great, Ive only seen all the lanes taken two times in the past year, but Ive only had to wait a maximum of 15 minutes before I got a lane. Both cold and warm water pools available. Locker rooms are great as well. TVs are everywhere around the gym to keep up with the game thats on. Plus, the food/rest area is great for studying/working if youd like. I like to come play on Saturdays, bring my books, and study a bit afterwards, then maybe go back and shoot around a bit more as a break. Food is way too expensive though, so bring your own lunch/snacks/post-workout food.
This club is an absolute joke with terrible management that couldnt get a job anywhere else. I joined primarily because I was looking for a private golf club where I wouldnt have to play 5 hr rounds. Haaaa!!!! I was a member for 4 or 5 months, and tried to book tee-times all of the time, and never once got one. They dont let Bay Club members play StoneTree almost ever. I finally got out to play it in an outing, and its a dog track anyway. So, I joined Mira Vista Country Club instead. Much much happier. Anyway, being that I only used the disgusting rust filled gym a few times, and could never get a tee time on their dog track of a golf course, I canceled my membership. If they think for one second that Im going to pay any sort of cancellation fee or whatever they are trying to collect from me, they are sorrily mistaken. If anyone wants to know how to get out of paying this, please contact me. I will show you how.