"Nice clean hotel close to Union Square"
Booked this hotel for a family of four with two teenage kids. The location was very convenient only a block from Union Square, and close to transportation (Cable Car, Bus lines, Muni). We had been in San Francisco before and had taken cable cars, so we focused on the more economical and less crowded busses this time. We took the 30 bus, two blocks away, to Coit Tower, the Wharf area, Chinatown, and Little Italy. We took the 5 bus to Golden Gate park where we rented Segways from Electric Tour Company (highly recommended). Plenty of restaurant choices nearby. Since the hotel doesn't include a breakfast we tried Pinecrest Diner (one block away) the first day and loved it so much we went there every morning through our visit. This facility is part of the Shell timeshare network and they offer rooms to timeshare guests as well as standard hotel guests. When we checked in, we were directed to a timeshare salesperson; very friendly, but not so pushy that we couldn't easily say no, and we weren't approached again during our stay.
The room itself had a king bed and a queen sofabed. It was quite spacious, clean and fully appointed. Only complaint was some street noise at night that we were able to hear from the 6th floor room facing Post street. The concierge on the top floor club was very friendly and very helpful. Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate at the club lounge was a very nice touch as well.
All-in-all, this was a nice, economical, convenient base for our SF visit.
Traveller from Pennsylvania