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 itself is situated 1 minutes walk to Market Street where most of the shopping is located the convenience itself is a plus. The staff is really fantastic they give guest the feel of home especially for a first time guest of the city their service in my opinion surpass the 5 stars hotel.
As to safety the area in general there are a lot of homeless people asking for money and cigarette you just have to be polite and reject them no need to be mean or aggressive towards them mind you there is also 5 star hotel in the same area but the hotel staff really do their part by not letting non guest to enter the hotel which includes the use of their toilets. I would strongly advice family visitors do not let their children roam about in the nights.
If you need a cab let the front desk know so that they get their regular/trusted cab drivers to service you but as most of the things are nearby the only time you may need the cab is to the airport.
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