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Grant Hotel in San Francisco, CA

Grant Hotel in San Francisco, CA

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At the Grant Hotel affordability and convenience are key!  We've been in business for over 30 years  offering  comfortable rooms to tourists and business travelers.  We are centrally located hotel for traveler who wants to explore downtown San Francisco. Just 2 blocks away from Union Square, Chinatown, and the Cable Car Line. The Grant Hotel caters to the client who appreciates affordability and just the right touch of under stated elegance

Our rooms include cable TV, daily linen service, and writing desks.  Hair dryers, ironing centers, and refrigerators are available upon request.  All stays include a free continental breakfast and a high speed internet computer is available in our lobby at no extra charge.

Discounted parking rate for guests

 

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Rating: 3.57

Address: 753 Bush St, San Francisco, CA, 94108

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    Comments (42):

    1. rei r.
    This is a good hotel in terms of location and price.  The rooms themselves are okay.  Typical 2 star furnishings and beddings.  The building and rooms are old so don't expect something like the Hilton.  The bed was okay.  If I remember correctly, the mattress was fairly firm.  I stayed here for a night because I was running in the SF half marathon.  I'll be staying here again for the Nike Marathon.

    20/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Jennie J.
    My friend and I stayed here for 6 nights for work. It's in a great location and you can't beat the price. The room was simple and clean and the bed was really comfortable. My only complaint was the noise level. My room was on the first floor right by the concierge--I could hear people coming in at night and also people walking above. My friend stayed down the hall and said the noise wasn't as bad. If you want a simple, affordable place that's centrally located, I recommend the Grant Hotel--just bring ear plugs and pick a room on the second floor or towards the back.

    09/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Giovanni G.
    I'm not a person who often writes reviews, but I'm prompted to write one for this hotel, only because I wish I had had read a review written with forth honesty, which could have warned me what an utterly terrible experience a person is bound to have should one opt to stay at this place. From the extremely, extremely rude lobby attendants, to the disgustingly dirty YELLOW/BROWN linens, to the cigarette burnt bed covers, to the nauseating, and unrelenting smell of raw eggs throughout (including the rooms) and aside from the fact that you have to borrow the hair drier from the lobby... this horrible place should never be an option to consider when visiting San Francisco! This is an amazing city full of life and beauty... and PLENTY of other hotels to add to your experience... not detract from it.

    13/12/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Clara M.
    Me and my old high school best friend decided to meet up at San Francisco for a week and while I was picking the hotel I randomly picked the Grant Hotel. The prices are very cheap, I paid $65 per night for a two bedroom (you get a $5 discount if you buy the tickets through southwest.com ). The hotel is extremely conveniently located in Chinatown and within 2 block walking distance of Union Square.
    Now the room itself, the rooms are very very small. I've been to motel 6 rooms that were twice this size. We decided to measure the walking space just for kicks and you get 2 feet of walking distance around the entire room except for the main entrance which is an extra foot. There was a desk, a 20 inch TV with 10 channels, a decent sized closet, a bathroom about the same size as the closet, and surprisingly no bible! This is the first non-Christian hotel I've ever stayed in :)
    The staff was cool, we never had problems with our keycards. They have wifi that was strong in our room which was on the fourth floor, and they have a room with safe deposit boxes, but I don't think they are necessary.
    I would definitely recommend this place because of it's price and location. Don't ditch this hotel as a possibility due to the room size, how much time are you really going to spend in it?

    28/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. Bao N.
    I have not stayed here, but wanted to comment regarding the "discount" rates you can supposedly get when you email the hotel directly and mention "yelp offer." I just emailed them and was quoted the regular rate. I know this because, out of curiosity, I called the hotel first to inquire about the rate before I emailed. What a waste of time...

    25/06/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    6. Ali H.
    My boyfriend and I decided to take a quick trip to SF for a mini vacation. We weren't looking to spend a lot on airfare or hotel so we found this great deal that included a stay at the Grant Hotel.

    The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. They helped provide directions to various points of interest and also helped book our shuttle ride back to the airport.

    The lobby area smelled a bit funny but were happy to find out that our room did not have the same smell! Although a bit small, the room was clean and shower had good pressure. It was perfect for us because we planned to spend our mini vacation taking in the sights of SF.

    The free breakfast can be skipped...danishes and muffins with other similar items...the food in SF is great so save your tummy for something better!

    We would definatley stay here again, but don't expect a 5 star hotel!

    Some pointers:

    if you plan on taking the cable car, get the full day or mulit day pass...a single one-way ride is $5 so it will quickly add up...get the pass and save your money...or even better, WALK!

    hit the Ferry Market on Saturday mornings. Fresh produce and some really, REALLY good food...if you like pork find the rotissery truck that has pork sandwiches. If you don't like pork get the chicken with roasted potatoes...avoid the long line and got straight to the chicken check out. They have HUGE lines for a good reason...you'll be happy you went!

    Eat as much Mexican food as you can...it's AWESOME in SF!!

    if you want to buy cheesy trinkets and souvineers from SF hit Chinatown. They have all the same souvineers as Fishermans Warf  but at way cheaper prices. T-shirts for $1.88!!

    Cheesecake Factory Hibachi Steak. You'll love it!

    Have fun!

    09/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. David O.
    Room 508 great-large room with new bath- but other reviews correct-lobby and rooms have an unusual smell-I have allergies and it was just fine-VERY CLEAN-PRICE/LOCATION GREAT
    I never sleep well in hotel beds and slept like a baby here- if you want a room with a view or to lounge in-this is not it-it is perfect for coming back to to and cleaning up and sleeping
    1 block from cable car-6 blocks from Chinatown and 2 from Union square
    this is the top room I've found for the cost in San Francisco
    will stay again

    07/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Giada R.
    I love to stay at this hotel when I visiting San Francisco(about 4 times now). It has the most convenient location. You could walk to Grace Cathedral, Union Square, and short walk to Cable Car station. The price is very reasonable considering what you get for the money. The room is clean and the people is pretty friendly. You also get free breakfast (some pastry and cofee/tea).
    I only give it 4 stars because the hotel is pretty old (but it is clean).

    21/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Sam B.
    Not a bad place, nothing to write home about but adequate for a place to crash your head after a night of drinking. My girlfriend and I stumbled across it while looking for a place to stay in town on a whim. I would stay again under similar circumstances.

    04/10/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    10. Sarah C.
    We love this hotel and have stayed here four times now. OK, so the carpets can give you a headache, there's a strange smell in the lobby and the view of a brick wall is a bit dull, but it's cheap, it's a few blocks from Union Square and everyone is sooo friendly! The rooms are a good size, with a free safe, good bathroom and huge closet. The wifi was being a little unpredictable but was working well most of the time.

    Go there - it's great value. Just don't expect 5 * accommodation.

    07/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Paul A.
    We stayed 3 nights at the Grant over NYE 2008, mainly because it was one of the cheaper rooms we could find in the city and we wanted to save our money for shopping and eating. Really not a bad place to stay at all if you're on a budget and want to be downtown. We were downstairs in room 109, no view but windows did open. It was VERY QUIET except for the maids around 9am. No street noise at all. Staff was friendly and helpful.

    Pros:
    -central location
    -cheap
    -free coffee and baked goods in the morning, decent quality
    -refrigerator, safe, and hair dryer in the room
    -didn't need the lobby computer terminal, as Grant's wi-fi was free and OK strength in room
    -parking across the street is 1/2 price for guests, about $24.00/24 hrs.
    -clean room, clean bathroom, huge walk-in closet, GREAT BED!

    Cons:
    -when we arrived, the room had a strong chemical cleaner type smell that we eventually beat down with incense. The main hallway downstairs had a stink too, sort of an old building stink reminiscent of pee, although it was raining and that might have contributed to the scent
    -for some reason our key needed to be reset each day, we kept getting locked out of our room
    -the main lobby and reception desk area have a bit of a grungy look, nothing a coat of pain or some elbow grease and vinegar wouldn't fix

    Basically, you get what you pay for at the Grant, maybe even a tiny bit more. If you're looking to do downtown on the cheap, definitely check out the Grant!

    03/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Derek L.
    Well, the location is good.  Many will say this.  But there are hundreds of SF hotels downtown with good locations, as you will see once you get there.  The room is quite dirty, but I'm not picky about that stuff.  If you are used to 5 star hotels, don't stay here.  Expect an old tv, squeaky bed, rust and dirt in the room.  But, the price was fair.  Its the cheapest place i could find.  And they have free internet in the lobby, along with coffee and snacks in the morning.  I would highly recommend this place for budget travellers.  

    Derek

    23/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Suz W.
    Great location, clean and simple room for our little family of 3.
    Staff was pleasant, free coffee in the lobby and pastries in the mornings.

    22/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Tony Z.
    Not fancy, but the bed was very comfortable and the shower wonderfully high-power, even though the hotel is very old.  Cheap and in easy walking distance of downtown, plus the Powell cable car runs half a block away if you don't feel like walking.  Lobby wireless is free but a bit slow, and the continental breakfast really basic, but there are dozens of places in walking range to eat, so it doesn't matter.

    I would definitely stay here again.

    19/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Carly G.
    Surprisingly nice! My boyfriend, his brother and I went on a last minute trip up to San Francisco and stumbled across this hotel while we were desperately searching for a cheap place to stay. The nice thing is that they have a deal worked out with a parking lot right across the way so that you don't have to go looking for parking.

    We expected the absolute worst, but were pleasantly surprised. Sure the bathroom door doesn't close all the way, the place vaguely smells of dust and peroxide combined, and when you open the curtains, your view is of a lovely brick wall about four feet from the window.  You get exactly what you pay for... a safe, reasonably quiet place to spend the night. There's also free internet in the lobby, private bathroom, free coffee in the morning, next door to a nice sushi place... not bad at all! The service isn't bad either, everyone was friendly, albeit a little too quiet.

    The decorations are hilarious. Nothing matches. It kind of feels like your crazy aunt's spare room where all the old fabric and bedsheets go to die. Especially check out the pictures on the wall. From afar they look like embroidered pictures, but if you look closely, they are actually just pictures with intersecting lines printed over them to give the illusion of embroidery! I've honestly never seen that before.

    Its also very well situated. You can hop on the trolleys right off on the intersection of Bush and Powell. Not far of a walk to Chinatown, Union Square, the Metreon, Downtown San Francisco, etc.

    I'd recommend it if you're planning on a place to stumble back drunk at 2am, just to get up the next day at 10a to explore some more. If you're looking for a home away from home... not so much.

    26/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Eugi H.
    Stayed here for NYE. It was really cheap, the place was clean, valet was 1/2 price (which for NYE is pretty damn good, i duno how prices are usually around there but when we were cabbing it, the other lots were $40s and we only paid $20). The closet was pretty big, which would be nice if you bring a lot of clothes I suppose. The heater is central heating so it kinda sucked cuz when we got there in the afternoon it was already freezing and we wanted to turn on the heat but it only goes off in the middle of the night and early in the morning once. booo. But other than that, no complaints. A good deal, and it served its purpose.

    12/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. Johannamarie G.
    Comparing the Grant to similar hotels in the area, I give it five shining stars.

    Our family just had a wedding in San Francisco, with guests flying in from Europe and all over the U.S.  Because I live in the Bay Area, I was asked to check out some reasonably priced hotels and recommend a few to the wedding party and overseas guests.  In early summer I spent a couple of days visiting hotels, checking out the cleanliness, general environment, location, and helpfulness of the staff.  After checking out about a dozen hotels in the area, my decision was to recommend the Grant Hotel.  The majority of the wedding party and guests decided to stay there from a few days to a couple of weeks.

    Everyone was happy, and we all had a wonderful stay. The staff is pleasant and very attentive to the needs of the guests. The rooms are comfortable, and while not fancy, are attractively decorated, clean, and convenient, with nice bathrooms, flat screen TVs, alarm clocks, and phones.  There's a continental breakfast and Internet access in the roomy lobby.  The Grant Hotel is ideally located, convenient to Union Square, Chinatown, many good restaurants, and all transit.  I would encourage any out of town visitor to stay there, and on special late-night occasions in the city, I'll probably stay there again myself. We all really enjoyed our stay.

    27/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Kathleen L.
    We stayed at the Grant Hotel on a whirlwind weekend 'meet the relatives' visit to the West coast. I recommend this hotel for budget travelers who need a simple, clean room in San Francisco. I booked on Travelocity, but they lost my reservation. When I printed out my copy of the reservation from their internet computer in the lobby, they honored the rate.
    The room was clean and quiet. The location was perfect for traveling to the tourist attractions and coming home in the evening via cable car - just get off at Bush and it's a 20 second walk to the hotel! I also liked the relative closeness to Union Square and the Chinatown gate.
    We took BART in from SFO and walked up Powell Street to Bush, the last block was the only really steep one. There is a Starbucks nearby and the nearby cable car cafe serves nice crepes.

    16/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Ralph M.
    These are not luxury accommodations.

    They're not bad. I don't mean to dis them. But if in searching for hotel accommodations, affordable price is towards the bottom of your list of requirements, this is not the place for you.

    This place is more in the affordable/functional camp.

    For places in that camp, Grant is pretty damn good. The room is clean, and seems to have been remodeled in the last couple years. Free internet, in the lobby. You can pay out the ass for internet in your room if you want to.

    Functional, affordable (for SF, I guess). A perfectly reasonable option.

    12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Huong L.
    Pros: very good location, within walking distance to many great restaurants and clubs, fairly clean, good pricing for sf, parking across the hotel is only $22 for every 24hrs with in & out privileges (other hotels charge up to $50 for overnight parking!), free coffee and microwave in the lobby

    Cons: walls are paper thin! we heard full conversations from our neighbors and everytime someone was taking a shower, you'd know, also, there is no ac unit so the room can get very stuffy, the view from the window is a brick wall

    Overall, with this hotel, you get what you pay for. This is strictly a functional for sleeping hotel, not a place where you want to hang out in your room. I would stay here again because of its location and pricing. Just don't expect much from the place or else you'll be greatly disappointed!

    17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. Jackie D.
    I stayed here with my mom for a girl's weekend in early March 2012.  We REALLY enjoyed staying here.  Yes, it's an old building and we loved that, the room we stayed in had 2 double sized beds and they were pretty comfortable.  The bathroom was nice and clean, we had no problem with the size of it.  The door did have a little trouble staying closed but that's just a quirk of an old building.  The room seemed up to date but yet still having that old time charm.  

    I wish you could reserve via the website but it's probably best to call any way.  My mom was able to chat with a very nice lady who set us up with a good room that had a view (just of other buildings, but that's what you'll get in the middle of the city!) on the second floor.  We did have to keep the window open in order to keep the room cool which was a bit of a pain.  Didn't try the breakfast, way too many awesome things to eat in the city, why would you eat the hotel's breakfast!?  

    All in all we had an awesome stay, and I will be staying here again with my husband!

    20/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Gabriella G.
    I made reservations here pretty last minute for a turn around trip planned the day after 4th of July.  I booked based on yelp reviews, price and location.  We arrived late around 10pm and I liked that the parking garage was across the street.  Very convenient.  The lobby was nice but it was there that I found out that wireless is only available in the lobby.  This was disappointing.  Nowadays, wireless should be free and available in every room!  My room was on the first floor, a tiny room with very high celings!  The bathroom was really nice and definitely the highlight of the room!  The tv was small and offered limited channels.  I didn't like that the room's only mirror was in the bathroom above the sink.  Typically, there's a mirror above the desk or somewhere in the room so one can get ready while the other person is using the restroom.  The bed comfort was average.  Oh, and just a few doors down from the hotel is a Stripclub...that was not appealing to me.

    Overall, the hotel was decent for price and location but don't expect anything more.

    13/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    23. Lori C.
    It's nice for what it costs, which is around $80 a night for one queen sized bed. The bedroom is pretty clean, the bathroom door wouldn't close but the bathroom itself is fine, the view is of a brick wall, which I was prepared for anyways after reading the reviews.
    They offer a free continental breakfast - you just go down to the lobby and they have a few pastries with a machine that offers free americanos.
    My experience was good and I would definitely stay there again. Just don't expect something too fancy.

    10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Vicky B.
    I admit my expectations were low, given the bargain price in an expensive city, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I found most of the front desk staff friendly and helpful, one or two seemed maybe tired more than unfriendly, but no complaints. The hotel overall and the room were very clean and bright-- loved the level of cleanliness in the room in particular.  "Breakfast" is coffee, juice and assorted pastries/muffins served in the lobby. The pastries are fresh and tasty but not particularly healthy. I ended up buying bananas and other things to keep in the room for a healthier option, but it was great to have free coffee in the hotel. Internet is free in the lobby or you can sign up for citi-net for in room service. The room was plenty big enough, but didn't have a dresser so you have to live out of your suitcase- I'm fine with that. There is a closet and hangers.  Location is really good, two blocks to stores and half a block to the cable cars. Walk to Chinatown. Walk to Union square.  Hilly, so if that's an issue plan on public transportation or taxi's rather than walking. I would definitely stay here again. Also, right on the corner is a mexican resturant, I forgot the name, but it's very good, casual, well priced, with a bar and tables, appropriate for families.

    12/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Kathleen C.
    A two star rating may be a little unfair, but I just didn't like the hotel.

    I booked this hotel for its location/price.

    The hotel itself has no parking facility.  You have to park across the street in a valet-only parking.

    It's a typical San Francisco boutique hotel, but it's very very old and worn down.  The rooms are very small and can use a reservation.

    There's no free wifi.  Very basic.
    It's not a very expensive hotel, but it's not free either.  For about $100 a night I expect a little more then this.

    08/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    26. Cat D.
    Not a bad place to stay if you are looking just for a place to crash/sleep in the city. I chose this for the pArking (across the street, bush is a one way street so not a big deal)  and comparatively lower rates near hotels in union sq and since we were driving, and definitely didn't want to pay ridiculous parking fees. Very casual, the front desk people are nice and helpful, and so is the parking valet who will help give you directions and advise.  Free breakfast of pastries (very good btw) and regular coffee, have to pay extra cents for flavored coffee. We had room 206 which had no view and faced a wall, lol, but like I said, it's not a posh place. Will definitely recommend and use again if needing a budget hotel near union square.

    01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    27. Misaki T.
    Stayed 2 nights. Was below my expectation.

    Pro
    1. Location-Easy access to downtown and China Town. 5-10 minutes to downtown & China town.
    2. Breakfast- Good pastries and black coffee was okay. No cereal, milk, waffles, pancakes or fruits so don't expect too much. Must pay Juices and better coffees (I wonder where they catered this breads..was good)
    3. Cleanness- 7.5/10. blanket, pillow case and bed sheet had clean scent.
    4. Check out time- 12pm
    5. Hot water- comes out very well.

    Con
    1. Thin wall-If you stay quite, you can hear next door conversation very well. Luckily, my neighbors were quite people.
    2. No air condition-No air condition. It wasn't a big deal to me. Just open the window and let the air flow (but there is no screen though)
    3. Heater- This was a major problem that made me really frustrated. When I arrived to the hotel, I had flu symptoms so I turned the heater on, but it did not work (need to turn the nob to turn on-very old heater that you will see from movies) So I called the front desk, but they told me that if I turned the nob, it should work so I should just wait. So I waited about 30 minutes and another 1 hour after making a call to the front desk to let them know that it isn't working still, but again it did not work. Therefore, I went down and spoke to the front desk, but a manager looking guy said they do have central air heating system so it won't turn on unless it hits the set up temperature. They said it will turn on around 1amish so I should just wait. I tried to double confirm his words, but he tried to ignore the subject and gave me extra blankets (has a lots of holes, it felt so gross) to warm myself up. I guess they set up the temperature to 40 or something below... The heater never turned on during the stay. This hotel is not a cheap hotel. It is November, not May or June. They should set up the temperature little higher so it should work when it is needed to the guests. In my opinion they were being such a cheap-skate to save the electric bill. They weren't honest from the beginning. If they told me the truth from the beginning, I would not be upset so much. This issue made me to decide to never come back to this hotel.
    4. Room- Please upgrade. At least repaint the walls. Smelled bad the bed wasn't really comfortable (cheap blankets that you can easily see from motels) No hair blow dry in the room nor ironing equipment. Not enough towels, toilet paper and old/cheap looking shower curtain. spotted some stains and scratches on the wall. Near to the restroom window was pretty dirty and many stains. I did not feel good and comfortable at all.
    5. WIFI-free WIFI at the lobby is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow.....rooms no have free WIFI. Must pay.
    6. Connection problem-90% of the time my phone was "NO SERVICE" so..can you please make the WIFI free in the room?
    7. No ice machine.

    Location- 8/10
    Cleanness-7/10
    Service-4/10
    Comfort- 3/10

    Overall Score- 5.5/10

    Recommend for- if you plan out short stays, looking for a place little better than motel in the downtown SF, without free WIFI in the room, want to travel downtown/China town in walking distance and can sleep without the heater during the winter, I recommend this hotel!

    Not recommend for-People who is looking for more like hotel, comfortable, clean, free WIFI in the room, need air condition and heater then big no.

    07/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    28. Erica B.
    What a great find! I'm giving it four stars, not because it's a four star hotel. It's actually just a step up from hostel, but it is such a great deal for the price and location.

    Location: It's so close to Union Square, the BART, and great shopping and restaurants. The block it takes to walk up to the hotel is a hill. It didn't bother us though. But just a warning.

    Price: 88 dollars a night for a queen with a private bathroom. And on a holiday (Veterans) weekend!

    Room: Don't expect anything fancy. Its tiny with no view. But, it does have a private bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Our view was a white wall, but whatever...at least it was quiet =)

    15/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Tyson T.
    Pros: price, location, was able to come back two hours after checkout and grab my once forgotten pillow there, free wifi

    Cons: elevator is slower than mollasses, parking is a minor inconvenience in that it is about a block away. although the parking was cheap for SF standards, it was valet style which is kind of annoying if you wanna go grab stuff every now and then.. and then you have to tip the driver everytime he brings the car down.

    this hotel gets my stamp of approval though

    17/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Anthony C.
    For the price, its not a bad place.  It is within walking distance of the metro station (but beware it is a good, half-mile, uphill walk) and has a decent amount of shopping and food options within a block or two of the hotel.  Inside, it is exactly as the other posters have stated.  Not exactly the newest place, but it is relatively clean; service is quick and friendly, there is complimentary bread and juice/coffee in the mornings, and complimentary wifi in the lobby (but a $6 charge or so for the room wifi).  

    My major complaint is how noisy the rooms can be, and this is coming from a heavy sleeper.  If possible, be sure to at least get a room away from the street, but even then it probably won't help much as most of the noise seem to be coming from within the hotel.  I'd suggest at minimum bring earplugs and if possible use your phone or laptop and play some sleep sounds to mask the noise.

    Other than the noise problem, this isn't that bad of a place to stay - just expect the amenities of a motel.

    05/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    31. Lauren R.
    Great service! Always clean

    07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. Karen S.
    I was in SF with my boyfriend over the weekend and found the Grant Hotel to be just what we were looking for in a budget hotel: cheap, clean, in a fun area, and close to public transportation. I was impressed by it and found it to be better than expected. (The room was also bigger than expected.) There were a few quirks, such a floor plan that sloped a little, but it was super clean and the staff was so friendly that it was a non issue. I'd stay here again. Note: They do have a few computers in the lobby, which we found helpful.

    28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Mike F.
    This place is really, really old. It wasn't bad, but definately was below expectations.

    Service was adequate, front desk crew was pleasant and helpful with directions and such.

    The location was pretty good and has got to be the best thing going for it. Quick access to Cable cars, city busses, and not too far from the BART.

    Crappy old tube TVs in the rooms. Great view of a brick wall from the bathroom. Parking across the street looked claustraphobic. No heat in the room at all(??). Place smelled musty and felt cramped. This is the kind of place that is best for a one nighter..

    It is a functional room in a good location, but for a little more than 100.00 a night, I was just underwhelmed and honestly can say that I won't be back..

    3 stars

    15/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    34. Cheyenne D.
    So overall my stay here was ok! The room was clean and had two big windows which I liked a lot and the bathroom was nice butttt we did have a pluming issue which was fixed quickly . I expected worse but it was decent and for the location I would stay here again! Parking located across the street of course not free ! Breakfast was pastry and nasty coffee lol

    18/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    35. Jaroslav K.
    Nice and cheap hotel close to Union Square. I have stayed there three times 2009, 2013, 2014. It is run by Chinese not so good in English language. They rarely answer emails. Does anybody know the up-to-date email address?

    20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Samantha R.
    By no means is this the Ritz or a really nice Hilton, BUT a great find and place to stay. 5 friends and I visited SF and stayed here and were very surprised by how lucky we were. The rooms were clean and spacious. Bathrooms were pleasant. Walking distance to union square and a few bars. Parking was right across the street and only $25 for a day and access for bigger trucks.

    I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be staying here next time I visit!

    28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    37. Nathan G.
    This place could have possibly gotten a higher review, but there were some things wrong when we got there. I'm from Phoenix, so I'm used to having AC everywhere I go. We had stayed in another hotel while in SF that had it and this one didn't. We ended up just keeping the window open all the time. The only problem with that is that you then hear everything going on outside. The bed was okay as far as size, but we both woke up with a sore back from resting all night. The hotel itself seems to be located in the Bermuda Triangle of cell service, at least for Verizon (which is super rare). So if I wanted to look something up on my phone, I either had to go outside or position myself in a manner that represented a Bansai Tree. When we had booked, we looked and saw that the hotel had offered free wi-fi service, but that was down the entire stay...so essentially they didn't have wi-fi. I'm not sure if service technicians are in short supply in SF, but when wi-fi goes down at my place of business, it is up and running the same day, or next day latest.

    The good parts of our stay were that they had two computers located downstairs in the lobby area that I was able to use to look up places to go. That area seemed pretty small, but it was sufficient as there was nobody standing waiting for a place to sit in the morning when they offered the continental breakfast. There's an espresso machine that will make you some drinks for a certain amount and other drinks for free. Espresso was free and that's usually how I prefer my coffee, so this was a huge plus for me. Basic pastries were offered for the continental breakfast as well as some fruit. The staff was friendly and got back to me right away when I had inquired the night before about transportation to their location from the airport. This was one of the better parts of the stay.

    On a weird side note, the shower gel that they have in the bathroom emits a strong odor while showering, not bad, just different, but you don't come out smelling bad.

    07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    38. Susan B.
    My friends and I stayed here for one night as we came to the city for the Chinese New Year festival.  This hotel is located between Chinatown and Union Square, very convenient for people that love to walk around the city.  When we walked in, we were greeted by the receptionist.  That was a great service right there.  The interior of the hotel lobby was decent.  Not too fancy and not too run down.  

    Let's talk about the room.  Our room was located on the 4th floor.  The room had this smell in which was not a good scent.  Luckily my friend brought a bottle of Frebreeze.  We sprayed the whole room down!  The room was stuffy as well.  We had to open up the windows all the way.  Our room was facing the streets, not so great.  We could hear everything that happened on the streets from cars driving by to people talking.  Windows and walls are so thin!!  Because of the thin windows and walls, I wasn't able to get a good night sleep.  Even with the windows were closed, I could still hear everything on the streets.  We just had to leave the windows opened as it gets too stuffy when it was closed.  The room has no AC and no ventilator.  No fridge and no microwave.  

    Parking is not free.  The parking is just across the streets from the hotel.  $25 for 24 hrs.  It is a parking garage.  

    For the price that we paid, this should already almost be an upscale hotel.  Not worth it.  I mean, its really not a bad hotel overall.  This was one of the cheapest I found by Chinatown.  Next time if I'm going to stay in the city, I would pay a little more for a hotel that is away from the streets.  I do need my sleep when I'm out of town.

    19/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    39. Chloe J.
    This hotel was close to downtown and the cable car. We were visiting from the east coast and had a rental car. We paid around $120 a night and that included parking across the street with in and out privileges. I did not make reservations and the woman behind the counter was friendly and able to accommodate us immediately. We were even able to check in early.

    Yea this place is slightly outdated and you don't have a great view. But I highly doubt anyone is visiting San Francisco to spend all their time in a hotel. Free muffins, cookies, danish and coffee are in the lobby in the morning.

    I plan on visiting San Francisco again and I would definitely consider staying here again. It was a great bargain.

    25/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Lina P.
    Exactly what I expected based on price and previous reviews.

    - Staff was not very friendly.
    - WiFi was awful. I didn't even get to use it most of the stay. Had to use my 4G service on my phone.
    - Bed was uncomfortable.
    - Got the 4th floor which I had requested, That was a positive since I didn't have to hear people above me.
    - Bathroom smelled like cigarettes and it was a non-smoking room.
    - Room smelled like bleach and had bleach stains on carpet.
    - Nice that they offer "breakfast" - crappy pastries and coffee or tea. No water. Would rather have water than breakfast.
    - Location can not be beat. You are really paying for location.

    If you want a cozy nice hotel this is not the place for you. This is for someone who wants to be close to everything and on a budget. Walk to Union Square, Bart Station, China Town, North Beach and a nice longer walk to Fisherman's Warf. We did it all!

    Although it's not the best hotel I would recommend to others on a budget and would stay again. Most of the time I was not in the room.

    01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    41. Jessie G.
    Great location. And decent price. Parking is located right across the street. Located in the heart of downtown.  Will visit again. Staff is very helpful

    30/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Jiaxin L.
    - has wifi in the room
    - nice design
    - Mimi bathroom
    - cool bed but don't like the color.
    -service are fine.......
    - I think it is NEW -.- now

    14/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0