The area was pretty ghetto but on the flip side it made the hotel feel life our litte safe haven. The staff is nice and the room was okay. The shower was dandy. Don't rely on the breakfast. It's just pastries in plastic wrappers and coffee. If you are a fancy pantsy don't go there. But if you're chill like us and don't need a lot to enjoy yourself well you're good.
Elina from Lachine QC
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I highly recommend this well placed hotel at the doorway to San Francisco's tourist, shopping, and financial districts. A short walk from the Powell Bart & Cable Car stations, trendy Union Square, Market Street, and much more make it a top choice for a base of exploration. It is very clean, and well maintained by caring professional friendly management and staff that do everything possible to make your stay a pleasant one. It had a very nice Caribbean plantation atmosphere with shutters, ceiling fan, and all. Across the road is the Olympic Cafe where we had breakfast every day. Really good home cooked meals at a very reasonable price but cash only. There are also many other restaurants between the hotel and Union Square to satisfy every taste, price range, and need to use plastic.
The hotel is just one block from the tram station (Folsom St.) and next to Market (another important street in San Francisco Downtown). You can walk to Chinatown and Union Square. There are lots of restaurants nearby.
The lobby was clean & nicely decorated. The staff at the desk took care of us right away. Our gear was stored tho it was hours before check-in time. Everyone showed us great courtesy & made us feel secure. The location could not have been better, for dining, dancing & gallery hopping. The day & evening concierges were so helpful, it really made our trip memorable. We will most certainly visit here again.
Stayed here for a recent conference at the Hilton. The hotel was very reasonably priced and great value compared to the venue itself. It is centrally located and a short walk to everything. The elevator can be a little slow (it's 9 floors) so that may be a concern for some others.
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