HomeCaliforniaSan Francisco, CA → Cornell Hotel de France
Booking.com

Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco, CA

Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco, CA

Specialties

The kind of small three star hotel that may be found on the rive gauche in Paris.

History

Established in 1966.

Originally built in 1910, Cornell Hotel de France has been owned and operated by the Lambert Family for almost forty years. In that time the Lamberts have created, in San Francisco, the kind of small three star hotel that may be found on the rive gauche in Paris. For a moderate price, customers can have the personal comfort of a bed and breakfast.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.71

Address: 715 Bush St, San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
  • Tue: Open 24 hours
  • Wed: Open 24 hours
  • Thu: Open 24 hours
  • Fri: Open 24 hours
  • Sat: Open 24 hours
  • Sun: Open 24 hours

Hotels in San Francisco, CA

Relevant

Map:

Comments (35):

1. Mike I.
Good Value in a good location. On Bush street near Powell. Walking distance to China town, Union Square, and the sketchy Tenderloin. Good price for a clean room with included breakfast. Rooms are small (European style), but functional. Helpful staff. Pretty good breakfast. Parking right accross the street in the garage for $18 per night (paid through the hotel).

18/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Mk R.
If you are looking for a wonderful location in San Francisco with comfortable, warm accommodations, and personality to boot, this is the place to stay. Walking distance to the cable cars, Mission District, Chinatown, and Union Square...just to name a few things we saw, we couldn't beat the location. We also had a car with us and the garage across the street was easy to get to and the people there were friendly and accommodating. It helped make getting out of the city an easy adventure and made getting to and from the airport a cinch.
Each room at the Cornell Hotel is decorated in Old World style with different art work hung in each room. Each floor has it's own "artist" and it's almost like living in an art museum that's always open! It was a great introduction for our 10 year old to some of the great art of the world.
A wonderful draw for our 10 year old was the old fashioned elevator which she never tired of riding. A draw for us was the hearty breakfasts every morning and a spectacular dinner one night in the basement restaurant, Jeanne D'Arc. (But that's a separate review!)
We are already planning a return visit and look forward to getting back to our new "home away from home," in San Francisco!

21/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Sharon C.
Location is good, central, and close to everything. It's in a safe area. On the plus side, I don't hear my neighbors much (I was on the 6th floor). I found it pretty quiet, though as someone mentioned previously, you do hear the motor from hotel heating system and the cable car. They offer free wi-fi that's pretty reliable. The breakfast is included. You get a choice of waffle/pancake vs eggs/bacon/toast with drip coffee/OJ. The hotel itself has tacky decor. My room was very dated, and lack some modern amenities (blow dryer, good quality toiletries, etc). The bed is not exactly very comfortable. The shower is small, dark, and dingy. I guess you get what you pay for. No flat screen TV.

26/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. T S.
If you're looking for a charming, comfortable European style hotel in SF, then the Cornell is the place to stay.  This family run establishment makes you feel as though you are part of the family.  Located in a great area, walking distance to union square, cable cars and BART, you can't ask for much more.  Our entire family stayed here in Dec and thoroughly enjoyed our experience.  Merci!

17/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Aaron A.
Charming, intimate European-style hotel just north of Union Square.  Warm, helpful staff, complimentary hot breakfast, clean rooms, reasonably priced.  They have a deal with a parking garage across the street for $18/day with In/Out privileges.  The only downside, if any, is that bitch of a hill walking up Powell to Bush.  Yes, I did take the cable car that one block more than once.

08/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Clifford C.
While it's not technically a four-star hotel, I'm a fan because it was reasonably priced, centrally located, quiet, clean and I had no problems with staff.

07/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Maria S.
This small, charming, unpretentious hotel in the heart of San Francisco is almost like being in France.  The rooms are small, as in France, but clean and well appointed.  The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the atmosphere is always welcoming.   A full, hot breakfast is served, just as in European hotels, and one can choose from various dishes.  It is served in the restaurant, too, not in some silly breakfast nook as in most American hotels of similar price.  I really love the whole experience of staying at the Cornell;it is really restorative for both body and spirit.  I just don't like having to leave.

13/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Matt G.
Booked this hotel on expedia. They had it rated as a 3 star hotel and it certainly was not. I wouldn't rate it any higher that 2 stars. Our room wasn't big enough for two people and the furniture, fixtures, etc. where old, worn down, and broken. Bathroom ceiling fan was falling out of the ceiling and the window was broken...so was the the radiator which wouldn't turn off. We told the front desk about this the next morning and there was no apology or even a, "we'll let the maintenance person know so that can get right on that". I certainly would not recommend this hotel to anyone, unless they are prepared for a 2-star hotel that is cheap. If that is the case, this may suite you fine.

11/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
9. Jim S.
The Who: My mother and her girlfriend
The What: A clean reasonably priced hotel near downtown tourist spots
The When: A few days in town last summer
The Where: The fabulous Cornell Hotel De France

The Why: My mom wanted to come visit me and my younger brother but she also wanted to go on a mini-vacation with her girlfriend - who recently became a widow and needed to have some fun.

Mom's been to SF before and usually stays with me - but having her friend along made that unrealistic.  Besides these two senior citizens had some very specific requirements (separate rooms that were across the hall, no shared baths, about $100/night, near tourist spots, very "eat off the floor" clean).

After a hell-of-a-lot of visiting small boutique hotels all around Union Square to get firsthand information, I stumbled upon the Cornell.

I explained my dilemma to the Hotel Manager (a friendly man - and very funny in a dry-wit sort of way).  He knew his "old lady tourists" and assured me he had the perfect rooms to meet their needs.  And after an antique elevator ride, I saw the exact rooms my picky gals were looking for!

Mom and gal-pal arrive.  After the usual "this window is stuck, I don't have a ceiling fan, I don't have enough hangers..." -non-sense, they actually settled in.

After one day they had made friends with the other guests, eaten at the five-star French restaurant in the hotel basement (complimentary breakfast!), and was on first name basis with the manager and his assistant!  

My mother even said she had a friendly ghost (was it Joan of Arc?) haunting her room!

After their few-day stay, the gals were sad to go!  I was very impressed with the Cornell Hotel, not only for its reasonable price and location - but for its level of service and charm.

11/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Pam J.
The owners are wonderfull, the bed was comfy, the Room was as small as the tv. I loved my complimentary breakfast in the restaurant and I would consider staying again because the charm, price and location outweigh the negatives.

16/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Emma C.
I can't say I enjoyed my stay at this oddly antiquated hotel north of Union Square.  But then I can't say it was the worst place I've spent a weekend either.  I suspect I just happened on one of the less, ahem, "charming" rooms?  Or so my friends elsewhere in the hotel led me to believe--they claimed to have access to claw-footed tubs.  I had something more akin to a YWCA shower.

Maybe I've become an Avia/W/Le Meridien snob after so many years of business travel, which is dreadful indeed, as chains are generally the plague of western civilization.  Cornell Hotel De France was certainly not a Marriott, thank goodness.  It had a mildly homey flavor, dotted with personal attentiveness and character, but more in that musty eccentric grandmother vein than what one would typically affiliate with the boutique hotel genre.  The entry, tiny lobby-ish area and hallways are brightly lit and festooned with vaguely French bric-a-brac.  The ancient elevator and its wrought iron gate make for an entertaining, if not a bit squashed, delivery to your floor.  And each of the rooms apparently has an impressionist artist as its theme.  A nice thought.  Quaint, at least.  Rembrandt's little girl in a velvet blue dress adorned the wall above the bed in mine.

But aside from that one splash of color (framed in brassy plastic), my room was dismally gray.  The carpets hadn't been washed in ages, the drapes were layered in dust, and the walls closed in a bit around me.  One tiny window into a chimney-like portico let in just enough light to sense a general lack of cleanliness.  I  was surprised to find that an old relic of a television produced color.  And the bathroom--all five square feet of its angular oddity--seemed to have been plucked from a utilitarian janitor's closet somewhere.  It was fairly difficult to get inside of with the door closed and still have access to that terrible shower.  I spent five or six minutes toweling off on the bedspread I'd draped across the floor to cover the carpet, staring up at a ceiling fan that creaked arthritically and occasionally let loose a tiny puff of dust bunny, wondering if I could get a room at The Crescent around the corner.

Of course, you'd be hard pressed to find a room at The Crescent, or anywhere in central San Francisco for that matter, at $110 a night.  And I can't deny the very old-school but authentic French food served in the restaurant downstairs, Jean d'Arc, was tasty.  But if you're the slightest bit discerning about where you stay in a fabulous city like this, pay a bit more for a room elsewhere.  I'm afraid I won't be back to Cornell Hotel de France anytime soon.

28/09/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
12. Mary Lou E.
If you've ever been to Paris, this delightful 50 room hotel makes you feel as if you are back in France!  The staff is first class in every way- from reception, to restaurant staff, to housekeeping.. and you may even chance upon the charming Lambert owners.  I had a junior suite- just perfect.  There is no air conditioning in the rooms but not needed even in August in San Fran.  Free wi-fi and flat screen TVs in bedroom and sitting room.  A full American breakfast is served at your convenience daily- generally eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast, OJ, coffee or French toast with the beverages.  Cereals are also available.  The Jeanne d'Arc Restaurant open evenings is incredible!  A four course gourmet dinner for $42 August 2013 with wine additional.  How to choose: sea bass, duck, lamb, rabbit, steaks, more!  They can accommodate groups as a large party had a celebration in a separate area of the restaurant one evening.  Each floor of the hotel has a different artist theme- Henri Matisse, Gauguin, etc.  Well located while visiting the city.  Make reservations for rooms well ahead if you know you are coming as they were fully booked the four nights I stayed.  Enjoy the charming hotel and hospitality!

10/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Anh L.
it was a little hard to find as the sign was small and overshadowed by the other hotels on the same street. next door to a male strip club, but surprisingly very quiet at night, which was good. awesome location, union square was literally down the street, and chinatown was also very close by. during my 2 days stay here, i mostly walked to most of my desired destinations. though i haven't walked that much in a long time, it felt nice to get some exercise.

the place itself was small, and our room, OMG, tiny ! when they said small room, they weren't kidding. well, there were 3 different size rooms. small, medium and large. i think the difference was about $10. i booked a small room with a full size bed, which costed $125. we didn't plan on spending that much time indoor anyway, just needed a place to sleep and shower. anything above that price would be too much, for i'd rather spend the money on food and other things.

i liked the room, however. although small, it was very clean and cool, perfect for a good night sleep. we had free wifi, and cable. the wifi i didn't really care for, but cable was a plus. i stayed up later than i planned to, too busy watching tv... all good.

overall, i was happy with my pick. turned out better than expected. if i come back to SF, there's a good chance i might stay here again.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Tom D.
So I'm up in Portland trying to figure out what to do with my Summer since becoming unemployed when my friend Ryan from L.A. calls and says "my job just transferred me to the SF office for the entire month of June and gave me a free hotel room near Union Square, downtown San Francisco.  Wanna come visit?"  I couldn't pack fast enough.  I left the next morning, driving from Portland to SF in about 12 hours.

The Hotel was the Cornell Hotel de France located right in the heart of downtown SF near Union Square, Chinatown, and the rest of SF.  I packed for a few days but stayed three weeks.  Yeah, I am that type of friend.  Ryan worked every day while I played tourist (only my 2nd time in SF) and found the hotel centrally located within... EVERYTHING!   I didn't pack an alarm clock but didn't need it because it was a hot summer, and I had the window open which allowed for the "clang clang" of the Powell-street cable car to wake me up every morning at 6:15am.  How cool is that??  It's just about the only time in my life where I would wake up and start laughing that I was in a free hotel in a cool city in the middle of summer listening to cable car sounds with absolutely nothing to do except have fun.  Heaven.

The room was nice (I was on the 4th floor) and clean, the lobby inviting (with wireless!), and it has one of those old-fashioned elevators where you gotta close the gate before the thing will move.  And the shower is one of those old-fashioned tubs with the circular shower curtain with a window.  My day got started with a shower where I could overlook downtown SF and listen to cable cars while washing my arse.  I always had a decent selection of soaps, shampoo and toiletries which was important cuz i didn't pack very well and spent most of my money on food and alcohol.  Mostly alcohol.  It was a great vacation.

I've heard the Cornell is relatively cheap but I dunno since neither one of us paid for it.  I do know that i had one of the best times of my life and I seriously owe Ryan for inviting me there.

13/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Meridith M.
This hotel is just awful. The rooms are so small it's hard to believe. No blankets, just sheets. No in room refrigerator or coffee maker. The TV didn't work and they said they couldn't do anything about it. Asked for an extra pillow and told no. The breakfast included with the room was inedible. The worse coffee I've ever had.

The front desk person was very nice but unable to make things right.

Such a terrible experience.

17/01/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
16. John W.
So I stayed there only 2 nights but I will tell you that I enjoyed my stay very much.  I got there a little early so the manager let me store my bag in a locked closet, which was very helpful, so I just walked around and had breakfast until the room was ready.  The staff was very nice and polite and the room was very clean.  The hotel is just a few blocks from Chinatown and the Downtown area, easy access to buses and trollies.  Also the stay comes with a complementary breakfast, which was a very good way to start the day.  The hotel was decorated with very interesting French decor, I thought it was kinda cool!  Overall I was very pleased with my stay at Cornell and would highly recommend it to all!

26/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Aidan B.
I booked two nights at this hotel through the website.    The rate was $155 per night; the on-line reservation system indicated I was paying this rate (evidently their highest) for a "large" room.  In fact, the room -- really, that's too dignified a term -- was absolutely miniscule.   There was barely more than one foot of floor space around the edges of a queen sized bed, and there was no closet and no bathtub.

The hotel staff did not seem aware of the representations made by their own website's registration system.   They reduced the rate to around $135 per night, but this was still larcenous, given what it bought.    

I have other complaints: The linens and blanket were not clean -- I smelled either the residue of a previous guest, or perhaps the hotel's dog -- on the bedding.  

There is a computer with internet in the lobby, but the hotel charges you to use it -- even if you are simply trying to print out your boarding pass.    

I have stayed at at least six hotels in San Francisco, and this was without question the worst.   I urge people to avoid the Cornell.    There are lots of hotels in the immediate vicinity that should be inquired into first.

24/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
18. Paul H.
We had a great stay in this little gem. The restaurant in the basement is excellent.

17/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. John C.
We wanted to do something more interesting and less expensive than the traditional downtown hotel. We spent two nights here at the tail end of a ten day vacation and it was wonderful.  The location is ideal.  1 block to the cable car and a brief walk to Chinatown or the Financial district. Go to Walgreens around the corner and down the block to buy a one or multi-day pass good for cable cars, trolleys, and busses. CASH ONLY.  Parking is available at  a slightly reduced rate inthe public garage just across the street.

The room was small, but clean and comfortable.  Flat screen TV with extensive cable.
Great shower with lots of hot water and no temperature variations(more than I can say for a lot of the "name" hotels).

Breakfast is in the charming basement restaurant.  Service was friendly and quick.  The food was well prepared.  Unlike many B&B's the choices were the same both mornings and the second day they ran out of cream of wheat.

My only complaint is no air conditioning.  S.F. was having some unusually warm weather and the room was a little warm.  The ability to open the window and an effective ceiling fan made for acceptable sleeping.

The staff was friendly and accommodating.  It really has the feel of a small European hotel.  You'll love the old-fashioned elevator and you will definitely be using it with six floors of rooms!!

12/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Deziree F.
We really enjoyed our stay here. Clean and close to both union square and cable car stop.  The pizza joint across the street was delicious! We really loved the decor and unique quality of this hotel.  We also ate at the restaurant down stairs and that was delightful.

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Lorrie M.
I don't know that I can entirely justify 5 stars for Cornell only because it's a bit on the older side and everything inside makes me feel like I was transported into some random teen-th century in Europe, but overall the concept is nice, the staff is friendly and the hotel is more than accommodating after you've had a few too many glasses of wine from dining downstairs at the quaint little restaurant.

The restaurant, though, is something of a gem. It's so themed and the food is incredibly good. For a mere $28 my first time and slowly but progressively $35... possibly $40 now? but still a deal! You get a 3 course French meal with a souffle dessert at the end.

It was the best souffle, and my first ever, that I've had! I think it beats many, many other places, even way nicer, better dining establishments that serve souffles.

The wine menu is nice, hence the need to stick around for a room after. The beds are comfortable, but then again ... the whole place is a little bit on the creaky old side. I would not recommend it unless you didn't care, but the location is nice. Parking is PRICEY!

17/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. John T.
There are several positive attributes at the Cornell:

1. the location is great.  up the hill a block from the main concentration of tourist activity.  on Bush, you feel a bit away from the zaniness, in an actual neighborhood lined with independently-owned businesses.  yet, you can walk to the BART in 7 minutes or easily reach any number of other public transit options.

2.  the complimentary breakfast is nice.  served in a beautifully-adorned dining room in the basement, one is offered a choice between french toast or eggs served any way.  the same woman who handled my check-in also oversaw breakfast service and room cleaning.  she should be lauded for handling numerous responsibilities at the hotel with a serious but friendly way about her. since the breakfast was free - and tasty - I left five bucks on the table the four mornings I was there.  when you see the lines to get in some of the neighborhood breakfast joints, I feel like you're getting a big jump on the day by eating so well, so quickly right there at the hotel.  

3.  a stack of free Chronicles sit on a chair outside guest registration.  this made me happy.  

4.  the French music playing in the lobby corridor was cool.  

5.  the rate was competitive relative to other hotels of its type in the immediate vicinity and a good value I believe considering its location.  

San Francisco is such a great place to visit.  A great city.  And the Cornell is a fine place to stay.  No complaints really.  I had a bit of a musty smell in the room but it was clean.  Comfortable.  Street noises weren't a factor.  Safe.  I'm definitely going back here on the next visit.

08/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Tim B.
This is the cutest little hotel in San Francisco!  

It's not the biggest or newest or fanciest place.  But it's comfortable and adorable, in a great location, with very reasonable prices and a very friendly staff.

I was in a medium room (Deluxe Queen) but also visited some people across the hall who were in a small (Cozy Queen) room.  I strongly suggest spending a few extra dollars to get the larger room; the "cozy" one is quite small.

The Deluxe Queen is a pretty normal size room (unlike the Cozy Queen) and has a nice bathroom with clawfoot tub (acrylic, not cast iron, but still quite pleasant). The Cozy Queen has only a shower.

The hotel's location is quite convenient, at the intersection of Bush & Powell.  You can catch a cable car here (heading downhill, at least; the uphill cars are often full) and there are a number of good restaurants within easy walking distance.  OK, so it is next to the Nob Hill Adult Theatre, but at least that helps you find the place.  While the hotel may be a bit hard to spot, you can't miss the sign for the theatre.

There is a complimentary breakfast downstairs in the restaurant in the basement.  I can't comment on that, as I don't generally eat breakfast, but everyone I was travelling with quite liked it.

The restaurant (Jeanne D'arc) is quite handy if you arrive at the hotel near dinnertime and I highly recommend it if you enjoy French cuisine.

The hotel staff are extremely friendly, aways going out of their way to make you feel at home.  The free wifi was fast and worked well, and there's a pleasant little sitting room on the ground floor where you can wait for friends, plan your day, or just have a chat.

I plan to stay here again on any future trips to San Francisco.

17/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Paul C.
I'm giving the Cornell 5 stars because for $135/night we stayed in SF on the Bay to Breakers weekend and got a great deal on a good sized corner top floor room.  It was quiet except you could just hear the trolley bells and the top of the Drake was our view: andrewwhyte.com/photogra…

The room included "farm" breakfasts of eggs and potatoes or French toast with orange juice and coffee all served in their delightful Jeanne D'Arc themed stone farmhouse restaurant.  Beautiful leaded glasswork, and fascinating collections of things like a dozen coal heated irons on a banister.  

Each floor is a show of French artists: Chagall, Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec, Matisse, Modigliani.  The staff were pleasant, and the owner is the operator so there is a very personal touch to the hotel.

The room had a queen bed, a claw foot tub, a divan, a bed bench, and 36" screen flatscreen TV.  There is free WiFi as well.  The hotel is pet friendly, but not really child friendly.  Next door is a male sex club, but on the other side is a better than decent sushi place called Sushi Toni.

The Cornell isn't for everyone, but it is a good choice for a beautiful & quiet hotel three blocks from Union Square.

17/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Steven W.
Sweet place but . . .

This is what their in room internet looks like:

64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21942 ttl=56 time=182.478 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21943 ttl=56 time=226.975 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21944 ttl=56 time=214.002 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21945 ttl=56 time=246.465 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21946 ttl=56 time=233.257 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21947 ttl=56 time=203.387 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21948 ttl=56 time=251.691 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 21949
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21950 ttl=56 time=231.664 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21951 ttl=56 time=179.987 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21952 ttl=56 time=206.386 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 21953
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21954 ttl=56 time=211.178 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21955 ttl=56 time=199.271 ms
64 bytes from 74.125.239.142: icmp_seq=21956 ttl=56 time=175.448 ms

In other words . . . .@#$%

31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
26. Laura C.
Quaint and cozy hotel...shabby chic. All I can say is its adorable. Get to breakfast, included in the room fee, before 9:00am.

27/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Carlos F.
Only in the city for a night so I decided to stay in this quaint, charming French-inspired hotel located off Bush street. The room reminded me of time spent in several Parisian hotels, small, homey, but, thankfully, cleaner than those experienced abroad. Even though I unfortunately did not get to practice my French much, the decor, paintings, posters, wall paper, were sufficient to bring me back 'un peu' to a former time. Every floor was characterized by a famous artist, mine was ChagalI, a personal favorite. Since I was alone and not looking to entertain, I did not mind that most everything, bathroom, closet, TV, etc.,  was accessible within a step or two. I presume there were bigger rooms though I doubt they could ever qualify as suites in the American style. In any case, I've always been of the opinion that size, in the end, does not really matter. The hotel was not big or luxurious but felt as if a lot of personal attention had gone into its creation and I appreciated that. I got a fair 'San Francisco price' (higher that most places), through hotel.com , so, no complaints.  There was no air-conditioning but a fan did the trick in San Francisco. Nice American breakfast included. I had a Spanish omelette. It was well made but showed signs of a distinctly Mexican accent.

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Jonathan S.
A HAIKU REVIEW

"Ooh, la la!"
They say in France...and guests here.
A charming hotel.

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Lotti K.
Just stayed two nights in SF at Cornell Hotel de France, and would happily stay there again. Hotel is charming; the rooms are cozy but not cramped, and very clean; location is ideal; staff were friendly and helpful. Was pleasantly surprised the room price did not break the bank. We ate the complimentary breakfast one morning, which was not extraordinary but pretty good. Our one complaint is the bathroom smelled a bit funky, as if there wasn't enough ventilation even with the window we could open. But overall I highly recommend this hotel!

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Mandy B.
I booked this hotel for my boyfriend and I and we were huge fans. Here is the rundown.

PROS:
Free breakfast (cereal, omelette, french toast, or pancakes)
Friendly staff
The bed was comfortable and the sheets were soft and clean
Convenient location
We felt safe
Parking lot across the street (about $25 a night)
It's so freaking CUTE!
Private bathroom with a clawfoot tub!

CONS:
This wasn't such a big deal, but not all of the staff members spoke the best English. When I ordered a ham and spinach omelette, I was given a Spanish omelette. But that really wasn't such a bad mistake because the Spanish omelette was INCREDIBLE.

We ended up paying $650 for three nights in their medium sized room (with parking and one dinner included). Overall, we would definitely stay here again, and would happily recommend it to anyone looking to stay somewhere with a cozier feel than your typical Hilton, etc.

14/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Ed M.
We spent a delightful 5 nights at this property checking in Friday and finding a slight phone and TV glitch, the manager immediately moved and upgraded us to a superior room.
The complimentary breakfasts were wonderful and our dinner at the Jeanne D'arc was extraordinary. .
The prix fixe menu is diverse and our wait person, Esther, made our evening even more enjoyable then we had anticipated.
Thanks for the impeccable service and attention.
For an older property they keep up with all the boutique hotels in the area and are
a deal for the buck.
We'll definitely see you on our next visit.
The location is superb and so close to public transportation it makes getting around the city so very easy.
Thanks for the lovely visit.

01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Chris A.
So I travel a LOT for business, typically stay at the Wyndham, Double Tree, Marriott, etc but also like staying at places off the beaten path as well. This is one of those places that although out of the norm for me is elegant and simple. The service is Awesome, free hot breakfast and they also have a dinner offering in a very cool restaurant in the basement with a Johan De Arc theme that works well, also noticed a food safety score of 100% walking out which you don't see nowadays in even the some of the most expensive establishments out there. It is family run (and it shows), their dog will welcome you when you come in (no jumpping or barking) just a hello and nod to let you know he's on watch at the front door. Me being an animal lover take comfort in that K9 security, and brings a home type feel while away.

The rooms a little small, at least mine but I'm from Texas so that could be me.

And for those yelpers who mentioned the male stripclub next door, who cares? Not like people are dancing naked in the street which I did see staying at the Wyndahm 3 weeks ago, just to put that into prospective. Will say I waited to stay a night before reviewing as I don't like reviewing without the full experience.

28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Mai Y.
sweet room, very cute furniture and nice service. But!!! No air condition in the room!

22/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
34. Elizabeth N.
Quaint little french inspired hotel. It felt like I walked into a different time period.

I like to support independent hotels but there were some inconveniences here due to the fact that they were understaffed and family run. Was given a room that was occupied already and had to wait for a new room. A "do not disturb" sign on the doorknob means nothing in this hotel. When I came back mid afternoon, they took the towels and didn't leave new ones until we came back again in the evening. The elevator fits four people max and it takes a long time to go up and down. The room is also on the small side and had a weird smell.

22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Genna D.
Quaint hotel inspired by French art and decor. We stayed for one night and took advantage of the free breakfast, which was fast and delicious (though limited options). Great location near China Town! Comfy beds, kind staff, I'm pleased!

10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0