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Hotel Abri in San Francisco, CA

Hotel Abri in San Francisco, CA

Specialties

Street Smart. Down Town. Urban Vibe... Hotel Abri presents the future of urban hospitality in the heart of San Francisco: innovative, practical and funky. The newly transformed Hotel Abri is a modern day, city-center oasis that radiates style and oozes attitude. The Abri features a sleek, modern décor complemented by contemporary art and state-of-the-art amenities - catering to leisure and business travelers alike who share a desire of true urban adventure.  The hotel's energetic pulse maintains a cool balance with a comfortable downtown ease, offering guests a unique sensorial experience and the highest levels of boutique hospitality and premium guest service - all at the epicenter of San Francisco.

History

Established in 2008.

Hotel Abri is the hip, urban, modern reincarnation of the Monticello Hotel, which formerly existed at 127 Ellis Street. The Monticello was closed in December 2007, and the hotel underwent an extensive seismic retrofit and a complete renovation of all the guest rooms, common areas, and lobby. We were thrilled to reopen as the fabulous new Hotel Abri on October 1st 2008!

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.02

Address: 127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Mon: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Tue: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Wed: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Thu: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Fri: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sat: 6:00 am - 5:30 am
  • Sun: 6:00 am - 5:30 am

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Comments (199):

1. Izza P.
i stayed here for my friends 23rd birthday and prior to staying any where i ALWAYS look up the hotel to research it being that i've worked in the hotel industry so i know how shady things can be..but the website the rooms look nice..regardless of how fun it would be to party in the wee hours after the club, i love to sleep more! haha & there is no possible way to do that with my friends..so me and my boyfriend decided to get our own room plus it was going to be our anniversary in a couple days so we decided to celebrate a bit early. the prices are pretty cheap and they internet specials & deals which you can get also via telephone. we arrived at the hotel, parking..let me tell you is expensive & hard to find. we valeted $43 bucks..expensive but there are in out privileges but in SF its better to just walk. this hotel is conveniently located literally walking distance from EVERYTHING! shopping stores like H&M,urban outfitters, french connection and tons of eateries! but hotel abri has amazing room service but its only available til 10pm on the weekends. now about the room!! oh my goodness word can not even begin to express how fashionably and modern these rooms are, from the electronics to the furniture and even the paint on the wall. the beds are so comfortable i didnt want to leave!not to mention..when we walked in we were completely shocked that our room was bigger then we thought but they complimentary upgraded us cause of our anniversary & they sent a bottle of red wine to our room with pistachios! the front desk & guest services are so nice very accommodating. they were even nice enough to extend our check out (original check out 12n) because we over slept because of the partying from the night before & it happened to be daylight savings time so we forgot to adjust our clock an hour before! i will definitely be staying here again!

09/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. jessie h.
such a nice staff.  very helpful.

28/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. L S.
My "friend" paid for the hotel, so I don't know what the cost was--he said he had a "surprise" for me.....apparently he "upgraded" to a suite.  (i forget that in San Francisco a "suite" is not the same thing as a "suite" elsewhere)  But it was fine for our 3-night stay. I guess we had an inside room, it was quiet enough. the beds were super comfy--love the pillows!! and while I didn't use the bathrobes, I liked that they were there. Of course I liked the bathroom..plenty of counter space and I had a tub/shower combo. The decor was definitely chic, both in the room and the lobby. Nice touch, better than the standard vanilla brand that I usually get for myself. I liked the shots they offered at "happy hour"--yummy. Staff was friendly enough......... I really liked that it was so close to the Powell BART station.  And really, in SF, or anywhere for that matter, location location location.  Would I recommend this place? yes. Ultimately, you have to look at what you want in a hotel....... this one is clean and comfy, modern and centrally located, if you want something beyond that-- pay more for a nicer hotel..

27/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Miss J.
i feel kind of bad giving this place a 3 because its a great little quaint hotel w/EXCELLENT service, however, I COULDN'T SLEEP.  And that's why we stayed here, to sleep. there was this never ending banging that sounded like slamming doors like every 2minutes.  When in the shower it was creepy because it sounded like someone was entering our room.  My boyfriend (never the one to complain) called dwnstrs *surprise!* to ask what on earth was the noise, we were told its the elevators. NO WAY.  Apparently there was no option to switch rooms. We figured we could live with it.  We knew we'd get in late & just crash. But ahh haa at 6am, i was up, because somehow, it was LOUDER. imagine someone banging doors next to your head while your sleep, because thats what it sounded like.  No it was not the elevator. no it was not the other rooms, i dont know what's going on in this hotel, but sleep was not occurring in room 423 with the pounding doors.

Again, beautifully hidden hotel, great helpful staff, lovely cozy contemporary rooms. FYI the italian rest next door had delicious calamari & bruschetta but the entrees were lacking.

11/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. anonymous i.
i never knew this place existed until my cousin and her boyfriend came up to the area from LA...the service was great here...if you arent familiar with the area feel free to ask the doorman not to mention he will flag you down a taxi in seconds!(hes filipino..i forgot his name..but he was a great help! and he does magic tricks too =)...the area is perfect...right in the heart of where everything is happening. literally a block away from union square..across the street from urbanoutfitters..and if you forgot to bring your toothbrush..walgreens is right up the street..i loved the whole ambiance of the hotel...i wouldnt mind staying here if i wanted to get away from home..i highly recommend this place if anyone comes to SF on a mini vacay!

20/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Megan B.
My husband and I stayed here during our elopement in SF.  The hotel staff even sent up a complimentary bottle of wine once they found out we were getting married.  Great location in Union Square with easy access to BART, cable cars, street cars etc.  Our room was the perfect size for the two of us, with nice, modern decor.  Free wi-fi was also a big plus.  We will definitely stay here again.

14/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Heather W.
Great hotel right in the heart of Union Square. The rooms are nice and clean-the staff is friendly and the price is great. I would definitely stay here again when I go back to SF.

15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Liz N.
i can't complain.  four nights for a total of $140 per person??? (i should mention a friend booked it using discounts and other kinds of finagling, but it can be done).  it suited our bachelorette weekend needs perfectly- SUPER comfy beds, great location in the heart of union square, L'Occtaine bath products, night shades that blocked out any sign of the sun for ahem, post-celebratory mornings.  the staff is very nice, there are computers and printers in the lobby for your use, and the hallways smell like cake batter.  yeah the suite was a bit cramped and building/rooms itself old (bathrooms, all fixtures, furniture seem pretty new), but if you're in town to have a good time definitely make hotel abri one of your options.

28/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Midori O.
After I spent two weeks of finding the hotel for a family vacation, I decided to take this place as a choice and I am glad I made a choice! I didn't get to eat or drink at this hotel, but the service and the room was satisfying :) It was my parents' anniversary too and they got us a bottle of champaign! Thank you so much for doing this and I will be back when I go back to San Francisco.

16/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Carolyn P.
Not an easy hotel to find! We must have driven past it 3 times unti we called and asked what it was next too. The room was nice but very noisy at night as it wasoverlooking a night club. The deadbolt on the door didn't work which was kind of creepy. Valet parking was $$$44 but at least they let you keep your car there until 2pm so you can do some shopping at the nearby mall. I'd stay here again.

13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Kendra M.
This hotel is a jewel for the price. Clean, beautiful lobby, super friendly and helpful staff. Close to union square, one block off bart. The only drawback is the small room, though that should be expected in the city. Would DEFINITELY reccomend this hotel if you're on a budget and we'll stay here again.

15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Kevin L.
Awesome lobby, friendly staff. Rooms are nicely renovated. A 42" LCD TV in a standard sized room = IMAX EXPERIENCE.

19/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Emily W.
We had all of our wedding guests stay here in late August. Abri was ideal because they gave us a great group rate, and were in a central location. Also, the interior is pretty snazzy. We stayed here for one night and our room was nice, and the front desk staff was very helpful and friendly.

Minus one star because booking was a pain. They couldn't seem to find our group rate when my family called, so I had to call myself to make reservations for them. Some guests (who I didn't reserve for) said their reservation had been lost but were accommodated nonetheless.

11/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Sophia T.
Stayed for one night (Saturday). Very cute, modern looking hotel. Elevators always smelled like vanilla...quickie aromatherapy yum.

Price matching: I booked our room on the hotel website, found a cheaper deal for the same room on another site, put in a request online and the price was adjusted within half an hour with an additional 20% discount on top :)!

Staff: From the front doorman to front desk crew to housekeeping, everyone was super friendly, good-humored, attentive and polite. They always said hello or asked how we were every time we walked by.

Check-in: Really quick. Easily accommodated my request to leave a key for someone coming later in the day.

Room: King suite. 5th floor. Non-street view room. No problems with noise. You can hear hallway traffic but we hardly had any.

The good stuff: Fluffiest bed and pillows in the world. Clean, spacious enough for 6 adults to roam around in. 2 flat screens, one with ports to connect a laptop and HDMI. L'Occitane bath products. Free wi-fi signal was mostly strong in our 5th floor room, just call down for the password.

They also seem environmentally conscious. The bathroom was equipped with a high flow/low flow flush option and the shower head was also low-flow.

Pullout sofa was decent to sleep on.

Missing: Full length mirror, hair dryer

Awesome stay overall. Would defintely recommend and stay again.

20/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Mark D.
We decided to stay at this hotel from the reviews on Yelp. Went to the hotels web site and got a great rate for a two night stay, $135 per night.

The hotel is two blocks from the Powell street Bart station, which is important for us as we always take Bart into the city. This is a great location, right near Union Square and also Market street. We use the public transportation system, Market street is a great starting point for getting around the city.

The room we had was a little small. but very comfortable. Nice bed, easy to get a good nights sleep. The hotel is noisy, its an older hotel that has been completely renovated, so the sound proofing is not the greatest. The new owners must have spent most of their money on the rooms and the decor of the hotel, and they did a good job.

The staff is great, had a problem in our room with the clock and a burned out light. they fixed both within minutes of our call. They have computers with Internet access in the lobby. We of course used this to get on Yelp for suggestion for a dinner.

My only complaint's are the noise form the outside and the fact that we were in SF on August 8 & 9 and the city was having a heat wave, for SF at least. Our room was hot, the AC was a small window unit and it did not cool enough. And opening the window was out of the question because of the outside noise. I also have a problem with one of the staff when we asked for a dinner recommendation and all he could recommend was the Italian restaurant that has a connecting door to the hotel. That is why we were happy that the hotel had the computers with Internet access, we found a great Indian restaurant a couple of blocks down.

Next time we come to the city we will give the Hotel Abri first crack at our stay, I have also recommended this hotel to several of our friends.

11/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Rick E.
I hope to visit and stay here again!
On a business trip to S.F. I stayed here for 5 nights and had a great experience. Nothing extraordinary, but just what i want when staying downtown.
The location was great as I was 2 blocks from the Hilton where i was taking CE classes, and 3 blocks from the Marscone center, where i was visiting a convention. I was in room 220 which had a window (that opened) facing the front of the street. Walking 3 blocks in any direction gives you a large selection of places to go to for drinks and dinner along with a few clubs/lounges.

The Hotel is very contemporary. Not pretentious and the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small as you'll read from other reviews, but i actually found it very cozy and comfortable. Once again, i stayed for 5 nights and never wanted for more space. Although I did stay alone. If my GF would have come with me though, i believe we would have been fine in that space.
The rooms are all Nonsmoking, although, and i am not condoning this, as stated earlier, the windows open!

Overall, great experience for a stay, but is not a resort hotel.

Extras, free wired/wireless internet access, better than $15 at the Hilton.
Paid $190/night with advance purchase.

30/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Deyon H.
This place was great!  We went on a Tuesday night and they gave us a great price.  Hotel Abri was just what we were looking for.  Classy, clean, affordable and had a perfect location.  The staff was very helpful.  They gave us great suggestions for food and fun.  The bathrooms were very nice.  It was a newly renovated old building that was just beautiful.  We found our new place to stay when we are in the city!  Thanks a lot Hotel Abri!

18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. mark f.
Tremendously convenient hotel in a premier location. It is literally a block from the BART station Union Square. Stayed here a few months back and had an overall pleasant experience. Friendly attendants, nice contemporary decor and free cocktail samplers in the afternoon. The only drawback is their closet sized rooms. Definitely not for the claustrophobic!! If you can get past this, then you have yourself a real find.

02/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. O A.
I honestly could not have asked for a better hotel!

5 stars for location-in the heart of union square and probably one of the first, if not the first hotel you get to when you get off the Powell Street BART....right across the street from a GREAT lounge Infusion, and the concierge can get you on the guest list.

5 stars for decor-the rooms and the lobby look exactly like they do on the website....and my deluxe queen room was much larger than I anticipated....perfect for 2 ppl. 3 would be tough, but it's doable.

5 stars for service-everyone was super helpful and friendly.

STAY HERE! You will not be disappointed.

22/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Albert G.
Friendly staff, great location. The room is a little small but very well presented.

27/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. James C.
Stayed here for four days while at a conference.  Location is great - close to shopping, great dive bars.  Walked from hotel to chinatown, fisherman's wharf, telegraph hill.  Bart is right there, too.

Rooms are smallish, but set up well and comfortable.  Street noise is fine, but might seem like a lot if you're not used to street noise at night.

Staff was friendly.

27/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Adam B.
Hotel Abri is very central and the staff are super friendly and helpful. The rooms are a little old but the decor is nice enough. The beds are comfy. The fireplace is nice downstairs. They give away drinks each night but they aren't great unfortunately. It's pretty good value for money overall for the features.

24/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Matt S.
Preface: We live 50 miles from SF and have been there many times, staying in many different hotels.

We spent 1 night with our two kids at Hotel Abri. We arrived at 2pm and asked if our Urban Suite was ready. It wasn't and, being that check-in wasn't until 3pm, that was fine.

My wife went into the lobby restroom to change our 11 month old. She returned noting to the front desk that there were no baby changing tables in the restroom and if there was another place we could use. The front desk said 'sorry but no'. So we had to walk to another hotel.

We returned at 3pm and asked if our room was ready and was informed that it should be a "couple of minutes" so we waited in the lobby. 1/2 hr. later I AGAIN went to the front desk. Finally, our room was ready.

Our impression was that this hotel is understaffed. There wasn't a Valet upon arrival, there was ONE person working the counter, and ONE bellmen.

Our suite was nice and clean. Of note there was only one trash can in a two bedroom suite. The location is really good. Near everything we wanted to do.

On the way home I noticed that we had been charged an extra $10 for Valet parking because our car was 'oversized' (mini-van). We were never told about this extra charge.

Needless to say, we will not be staying at this hotel again. There are MANY others to choose from which we have had better experiences with.

31/05/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
24. Phil S.
I loved this hotel! We stayed in one of their suite's for a friends bday. There was one comfy king sized bed and a nice, big pull-out sofa. There were two nicely sized flat screens which were perfect for watchin the Giants game. The hotel was clean and the iPod dock was great! You don't get many of those in hotels. The service and staff were excellent. The place was $350 for the night, but well worth it. The decor in the lobby was comfy and tasteful. I really liked the orange chairs they had. The only thing I didn't love were the claustrophobic elevators my friends and I got stuck in! We called for help using the phone inside, and we got out about 10 minutes later. The staff sincerely apologized and overall, it was a pleasant experience.

09/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Robert B.
Wow! What a value for a tasteful cozy hotel right in downtown SF.
Based our decision to stay here on the glowing reviews from other yelpers - thanks!
Located smack in downtown SF, just a few blocks from Union Square (and almost everything else!).
Took the advice of other posters and requested an inside room AWAY from the street and on the 4th or 5th floor. We had a King Deluxe for $119/nt+tax. The staff is super friendly, helpful, and not at all stuffy nor are they too laid back. If you're looking to be treated like ur at the Ritz Carlton or have all of those amenities and spacious rooms then this place is NOT for you. If you want a tastefully done and very comfortable room with great friendly service within walking distance to most things...this is the place for you. We felt this to be a very safe area and had no concerns walking blocks from the hotel day or night.
All the little amenities are terrific...2 soft robes, coffee maker, refrig, big TV, morning coffee+paper, afternoon drinks, pub/restaurant in hotel, luxurious bed, ipod ready clock radio, free wifi (very slow, but free) etc.
Yes you can get faint smells in the elevator of either Subway baking bread or Cold Stone baking waffle cones. Yes the potential for rowdy noisy partiers across the street at a very popular night club if you get a streetside room. You are right in downtown and will hear sirens, honking horns, etc as would be expected. If you are very sensitive to these or are a very light sleeper then it may be a concern. There is no central heat/ac so you WILL run your a/c in your room anyway...trust me (and Im not an a/c person normally) and this will dampen most noise and you'll drift off to a great night of sleep.
Parking is an issue here as we were quickly schooled. Street parking is FREE after 6pm every day and free ALL day Sunday-in front of ANY of the different colored meters. Forget about day time street parking from 9am-6pm M-Sat - impossible and exspensive $3.50/hr. If u are lucky enough to find a street spot after 6pm make sure to read the street cleaning warning sign carefully...one side of street you'll be fine there overnight the other side you will get an $85 ticket if you don't move your car before 2or3am. There are 2 parking garages a few blocks away where you can park overnight for $20-$30/nite. I wouldn't bother with the Hotel's $35 valet as they do NOT have their own garage and simply park your car in a nearby parking garage (thats why it may take 30min for them to get your car for you).
Hotel Abri will be our first choice the next time we come to SF.
It is so close to the local Bart Station that I would stay here if I came in on a night flight to SF airport and BART right to it.
They're just a short drive (1 mile or so) from the famous SF Flower Market - my GF loved it when I took her there and we came back with a huge bouqet of flowers for only $20 - she was sparkling with joy (take heed of this tip fellas!)
*You can't go wrong staying at the Hotel Abri

11/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Matt K.
Pleased with this find in Union Square. Gabriela and staff (including housekeeping) were very welcoming. Stayed on the highest floor (5) and was able to hear street noise easily so bring earplugs if your a light sleeper. The bathroom and shower took up almost half my room which is neither good nor bad. Furniture in room was looking a bit worn but definitely better than expected for a 3* and the rate.

31/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. jessy s.
Hotel has a great location but follow the reviews and get an inside facing room.  The rooms are small but expected in an older building. Decorations and furnishings are modern and lovely. Staff was attentive however had some difficulty in telling me area bars/restaurants that were not chains however yelp saved the day!

18/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Matt T.
Stayed here on my first trip ever to SF.  I thought it was a great little hotel.  Yes the rooms are small, but if you are spending all day in your room while you are on vacation you need to get a life.  The place is clean and the staff is incredibly helpful.  The location is also what makes staying here special.  Everything we needed was close.

15/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Jarrod R.
I don't know if this is cheating or not, but I work in the hotel industry...Having said that, staying at one of the hotels I work with was a good expereice. I had a great 2 night stay at the Abri, my room and the hotel in general was decorated nicely, I felt like I was able to stretch out in my room as it was good sized, and the street noise wasn't that bad. I thought being that far down-town (ish) would make it difficult for me to sleep.
The best part about the room was definitely the bed, Larkspur is known for their beds...and the one I slept on in the Abri sung me right to sleep every night.

11/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Nancy B.
I found Hotel Abri through hotels.com because it was below the $200 threshold price I had for a seminar for work and walking distance to the seminar.  Small room, tiny bathroom, and clean except for the strong mildew smell.  I told the front desk in the morning about it and they offered me a noisy, street side room.  I asked them just to spray Lysol in the room (which they didn't) so I had to get my own room spray.  Love the soaps and lotions they offer, very helpful night desk clerk and front doorman.  Convenient location, but no real parking options.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
31. Dave B.
Pros: Quaint, helpful friendly staff, clean, character, free wireless, free internet computers
Cons: Small rooms, A/C in the window.

We enjoyed our stay, and were pleased to have paid for the suite, which is comprised of two rooms.  Good call, because otherwise I would have felt stir-crazy.  Our friends got the smaller rooms, and they were quite small.  Like, you open the door and trip over the bed small.  The rooms were stuffy, as hotel rooms usually are, and the A/C in the windows worked, but if you don't have a thermostat than *you're* the thermostat, but getting up in the middle of the night to turn it off.

Having said all that, I imagine a nicer room in SF is MUCH more expensive, and no one goes to SF to hang around in your hotel room.

12/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
32. Finn K.
I can't really review this place fully since I was only here for mere hours (not what your thinking). I flew into SFO on a red eye and looked up Union Square Hotels on Siri. Checked in and got a few winks before getting up early (2 hour time change and all). The place has a hipster-boutiquesk vibe and the price was reasonable for "Union Square" San Francisco. I literally slept for four hours, showered ate and checked out. It was okay. However.....a few things were off that must be mentioned. 1) The claim that they are "steps away from Union Square" turned out to be a 5-6 block hike 2) the valet crashed the car in front of me in line...this could have been me if I had called a couple minutes earlier and 3) the movie selection is way too porn-emphasized...not that surprising for any neighborhood in SF but the thought of sleeping in a bed with multiple sperm donors wasn't exactly relaxing. Luckily they didn't have that eco-freindly, request-only sheet-cleaning policy that some of the fancier/larger Hotels are adopting to apPeaR greener. So I would say avoid.

23/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
33. Andrew R.
Great customer service!  Great location!  Awesome room!

Stayed here on a Thursday night.  When we arrived we were greeted by a host and helped into the lobby.  We decided to have them valet our car ($65 for 24-hours)...which isn't bad considering I'm parking in downtown San Francisco.  The staff was all very friendly and check-in was a breeze.  

The hotel is located right next to MUNI, BART and the cable cars.  There are a ton of shops located all within a very short walking distance.  Plenty of places to eat are located near by...but with MUNI and BART so close to the hotel you really have the wonderful option of eating anywhere in the city.

We stayed in a suite that had plenty of room for two and was reasonably priced.  The beds are amazing....no really...like the best thing ever....I've never slept so good in my entire life.

Only one gripe...and it's not really their fault.  Below the hotel is a Subway Sandwich shop...the smell of baking bread (Subway bread) filled our room whenever it was being made.  It wasn't overwhelming but it was very noticeable.  

Would stay here again.

13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Lindsey S.
This place is great! We stayed at Hotel Abri for 3 nights and loved it. The hotel staff was SUPER nice and helpful. We stayed in the standard king room. I will say that the room was very small, but there was a huge dresser with 6 drawers which was pleanty of room to empty out our luggage and throw them in the corner. The bathroom was very nice. I was most impressed by the shower. I wish I had a shower like it at home. Another plus is that you couldn't be in a better location. If you love to shop and eat at fun restaurants this is the place to stay to experience downtown SF. If you have never been to SF, plan on spending $35 -$40 a night to park, even if you are parking yourself.

Overall I highly recommend, my one suggestion would be to upgrade to the king suite. Our friends dished out the extra money and it would be well worth it.

31/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Rachel W.
I had the best and most pleasant experience with this hotel. I originally was supposed to be staying at Hotel Metropolis (DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE) and was so upset and disgusted that I needed to find another hotel to stay at. I called Hotel Abri and Tyler helped me figure out the best hotel fare and was SOOOO accommodating and even upgraded me to a suite at no extra charge! This hotel is situated in union square and right next to the BART, and is in the perfect location.  The rooms are pretty spacious, the staff are helpful/courteous, there is air conditioning, and it was very clean.

08/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Kevin D.
We were really happy with this place. I guess you have to take into consideration that building was not purposely build and is a converted from an old building, that does give it some appeal in my mind. Not just the same old Marriott. But we thought our two room sweet was great. We had a great time. Car was taken car of at a great price. Walking distance of all the great shopping areas.

07/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Michelle P.
My husband and I stayed at the Abri this past weekend when we "ran away" from home and I have to say, we were pleasantly surprised.  Gorgeous old exterior with an updated modern interior.  The room was small but cozy.  Plenty of pillows on the bed as well as fluffy bedding.  We faced street side and yes it was a tad noisy BUT when we turned on the ac and closed the blackout drapes the noises of the bustling San Francisco streets below vanished.  The bathroom was very clean  and loaded with fresh towels and the ever-popular L'Occitane miniatures.  The only reason I did not give Abri a solid 5 stars is because the remote to the tv needed batteries (just something I think should be checked regularly) and the coffee pot in our room did not work at all (thankfully they free coffee downstairs or things could have gotten tense).  As far as price goes I'd say we got an awesome deal.  We paid less than $150 for our stay (1 full day) and had access to Union Square (shopping!!!) and cable cars right outside our front door practically.  We will definitely stay at Hotel Abri the next time we "run away" from home!

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Jon P.
Small rooms, odd layout but the staff is flexible and the prices are fair

15/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
39. TJ D.
I had a great stay here and would recommend it, granted you are looking for a centralized and busy location for your stay.  It is right off of Powell St., steps from the BART station, and easily found.  I think it's great how the hotel is sort of "tucked into" such a busy area.  As alluded to above, the area has a good deal of noise happening at all hours, so light sleepers beware.  Have a nightcap before you tuck in.

I had indicated on the internet reservation form that my stay was to celebrate an important event for my girlfriend and I, and the hotel staff definitely took notice and stepped it up.  Upon arrival, they provided a free bottle of red wine and a couple glasses for us to enjoy in the lobby while we waited for the standard check-in time to come.  They also upgraded us from a normal room to a suite, I believe the profile pics are the same style room we experienced.  Around these events, the staff were extremely welcoming and called us by name for the remainder of our stay.

The bed was comfortable, and they feature higher-end in-room hygiene products than most other hotels.  As noted by other reviewers, the internet signal is spotty at best.  

I have had some Tommy Boy-esque experiences with hotel staff and cleaning personnel in my time, so it was nice that everyone was congenial and focused on improving my stay vs. turning over the room.

Another point to note is that I found the price to be competitive, if not reasonable.  Some other points:

Pros
1. Clean and Modern.
2. Easy for taxis to find.
3. Quite a good deal to do by foot in the area.

Cons
1. No HD on the flats, so the image is chunky and "pixely"
2. Peets Coffee is a good 15 minute walk
3. Easy to see how a claustrophobic person might not dig it.

Overall, I would give it a 4.3 if I could.  Great staff, willing to go the extra mile.

21/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. Wendy K.
My husband and I decided on a whim to stay in SF for a mini vacay for this birthday over the weekend (we live in San Jose suburbia). We chose Hotel Abri because of its awesome location to Union Square and the other things we wanted to do (basically we just wanted to ditch the car for 2 days and live the urban lifestyle).  I had never heard of this place nor seen it in person before, so had to rely on hotels.com's reviews. Price was $190 for same day reservation. Better than $400 for some other small hotel I called.

Upon arriving, there was no clear signage that the white curb out front was reserved for their valet service. So we parked at the Ellis/O'Pharrell structure a block away. This turned out to be a good thing, because it was only $16/day. :) The lobby was beautiful in a tasteful modern way. It was exactly my style! The staff was super bubbly friendly. So far so good.

The problem comes with the room itself. It was super tiny and cramped. We were on the third floor next to the elevator, so in the bathroom we could hear the elevator rumbling 24/7. Good thing the bed is on the opposite end of the room, so if I closed the bathroom door, we can't hear it anymore. We had about 4 windows, all of which looked out to a white brick wall 4 feet away. Barely any light came through. Since we were only staying one night we didn't want to "upgrade" to a higher room with a better view. The decor is very modern and comforting, but they couldn't hide how old the place is. The A/C unit was old and rickety. The internet/cable/power wires were run along the crown molding, but not hidden. You can tell they put a lot of effort into remodeling, so why not hide these wires in the walls or behind the molding, or even under the carpet? The bathroom, however, was clean and updated nicely, so that the small space was cozy rather than suffocating. One redeeming factor: free wifi. Not a hotspot you have to pay for, but totally FREE. Yay!

Overall, Hotel Abri was acceptable for one casual night, but if I stay again, I'd pay the extra $30 per night to stay at the Westin St. Francis 2 blocks away right on Union Square.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
41. Keith N.
This place is nice and classy! We had a great time and we can say that Tyler made sure that we had fun with his suggestions for local things to do. You can really tell that he has a lot of knowledge and that's always a plus seeing as we travel quite frequently. Room were nice and it was awesome to be in the heart of union square!

24/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Kimberly Q.
very nice lobby! welcoming staff

26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
43. Scott C.
So you book a hotel room in the heart of SF, 1 block from Union Square, and the cost is $100. You guess you're not going to get much, but you've read a few reviews on Yelp and apparently it might actually be ok....

The reality is Hotel Abri is easily comparable to hotels at least twice the price. To be fair in this comparison, I should state I used the Hotel as a place to sleep, not as a fitness centre, or as a business centre, or to get married in, or a tourist information centre.

So I'm judging only the following :

1) Reception / First Impressions.
Clean, modern, cozy reception with comfy chairs and warming fire. Easy check in/check out

2) Room.
Very clean, modern appointments, but still keeping some of the character of the original building. (High ceilings, original door frames, etc). Excellent Plasma TV with inputs for your laptop, video camera, whatever. Ipod dock. Classy toiletries.  Fluffy towels. Very comfortable bed. Gorgeous suede feeling robes (which came very close to being "mistakenly packed")

Items you should be aware of, but do not detract in any way from the experience :

1) Rooms have AC units mounted in the window frames, but as mentioned before, it's a very old building.

2) The rooms are slightly on the smaller side, but you do get a large desk, a large set of drawers (with the TV on them), a large walk in wardrobe, and a comfy chair or two, so it doesn't feel cramped. I only stayed 1 night, but didn't get the feeling I would have started suffering from cabin fever if I'd stayed longer.

3) The lifts have not yet been fully refurbished and the interior isn't a posh as the lobby itself, but I'm sure this is on the list of finishing touches still to be applied.

4) It doesn't look anything from the outside, and the sign is currently a temporary canvas banner tied over the original sign.

I have stayed in other "Boutique" hotels in older buildings and have seen some truly awful "multi million dollar renovations" Gladly the Abri has been done with taste and style.

I would book this hotel again without a second thought.

02/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Olivia M.
My room wasn't technically "ready" for me when I arrived, but they asked if I wanted a room with 2 beds (even though it was just me staying there) and I took it.  I really don't care if I have a second bed.  Either way, the room was pretty nice.  It looked like they remodeled it but left all the old-school doors there for some character.  A-ok with me.  The staff was very nice and the lobby was comfortable.  The business center was useful and I appreciate hotels with complimentary wifi.

A tip though...take the quiet "inner" rooms and not the street view rooms.  It's loud out there with that lounge/club across the street.

21/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Stephanie Z.
I've stayed at this place a couple of times thanks to my friend who works here and I LOVE IT!!! The people at the front desk are SUPER nice even after we asked about 10x if they had sewing kits, safety pins, tylenol ahahah.  One of the ladies even brought us a bag with water bottles for free AND tons of extra blankets and pillows! TOP NOTCH!

The lobby is gorg, the decor is proper nice, and the service is absolutely impeccable.

If you're visiting SF, this is a great chic place to stay, it's in the heart of Union Square so you won't have a problem getting around. You definitely won't be disappointed!

23/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Sarah S.
Following the hectic past couple of months, my mom and I decided to take a few days of R&R in the city. We chose to stay at the Hotel Abri after looking through all the reviews done by my fellow Yelpers and we have not been disappointed! The front staff is very helpful and not pretentious in the least. The rooms are small but cozy and modernized, and the 42" TV isn't a bad addition either! I love the iPod dock/alarm and the L'Occitane samples as well, and the bathrobes are lush!

But honestly, the location is the best bit. It's one block away from the Westfield shopping complex off Market St and barely two blocks from Union Square. For $125 a night, such proximity can't be beat!

This would be a five star review were it not for the $43 parking fee per night (the city is steep but I wasn't expecting that! Not to mention the website made no mention of the fees as far as I could see, but I wasn't digging too deep) and the window gaps. Although remodeled, this is an old hotel and there was a considerable gap in each side of the window which let in a draft and a lot of noise (coming from the douchebags across the street at the Infusion Lounge) throughout the night, but the blackout curtains do help with some of that.

Overall, a great experience!

31/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Kel W.
I had planned my 30th bday party at Infusion Lounge across the street. After hearing about the extremely small rooms at Hotel Fusion, we came across this place. It's the perfect pre-party spot!  Upon hearing about my bday, the front desk sent up a a little bday package of candy and snacks. We stayed at room 215(I think) and we had an awesome view of the line. Popped bottles, plugged the iPhone into the iPod deck and started the pre party. We brought a bunch of people up to the suite and they didn't trip at all. Would definitely stay here again!

08/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Ricky M.
I just returned from a short trip to San Fraaaan with a couple of friends and we stayed at this fine establishment!  Man it was swank!  We stayed in one of the suites and were amazed to walk in and find 2 flat screen TVs (one in the bedroom, one in the living room, and with inputs for just about any electronic device you can think of), a nice mini fridge for dranks, iPod dock in the bedroom, and an incredibly comfy bed with equally comfy furniture in the living room.  

Room service was super friendly and brought us up a DVD player so we could watch some movies while sippin' on our alcohols, and even gave us tips on where to eat.

The bathroom was connected to both rooms and had a really nice shower filled with free samples of fancy soaps that I used like crazy.

I will say that this hotel is located directly across from a pretty bangin' club that has people coming in and out till about 2 in the morning, accompanied by the occasional police siren now and then, but if you're like me you'll be too wiped out from your day (or alcohol) to let it keep you up.  Just close the blinds, turn on that AC, and pass out.

As for parking, we didn't go the valet way and instead went to a parking structure about a couple blocks west from the hotel and just kept our car in there for the night.  $25 a night, not bad.

All in all, this place is awesome and considering the location and price (3 blocks from Union Square!), the prices are really quite a steal.  Definitely recommended.

15/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Christopher S.
I was very pleased with our stay at the Hotel Abri. They have fairly recently completed a very well done renovation that included a lot of very thoughtful amenities.

As you walk into a large glass door held open by a very knowledgeable doorman you are standing in a very inviting, modern lobby that very much looks like a lounge, with comfortable couches and a fireplace at the center of the look.

The receptionist that were there were all very helpful. I booked the room on Hotel' s.com and wanted to add another night, they were able to give me a great rate that almost matched our 3 night rate and allowed us to stay another night.

The rooms are well sized for most downtown boutique hotels in the city, the beds are excellent with superior linen, a 42" flat scene was on the wall over a well done desk area, the bathroom was also fully renovated with excellent fixtures and a great shower.

All-in-all, this place delivered excellent accommodations, in a excellent location, with great customer service and a great value for the location.

05/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Hayley L.
Great experience, great staff, great hotel, great location. Really can't speak highly enough. A gem in the middle of downtown and at a reasonable price - really hard to beat. Sure the rooms are small - you're in downtown SF what do you expect? Unless you're looking for a place that resembles the Fairmont you'll enjoy this spot. Highly recommended!

17/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Greg F.
Great price for hotel near Moscone (last minute reservation). Hotel staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The hotel is very clean and has a modern flair, and my room, although small, was very comfortable. Nice desk with full hookup for laptops. Plenty of power at the desk, but could have used another outlet near the bed. New favorite place to stay new Union Plaza/Convention Center.

02/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Stephanie C.
I was pretty, pretty pleased with my stay at the Hotel Abri. Within walking distance of fantastic shopping and trolleys, the location enough is a fantastic selling point. Then we checked in.

The lobby is modern, playful in its color scheme and the fireplace was a nice, "lounge-y" touch. Also, it smelled amazing. The receptionist was kind and attentive and by the desk they had some relevant pamphlets with cool things to check out in the area- perfect for the novice tourist.  We were asked if we wanted a quiet room or a room with a view. (Side note: We chose the view, which is the incorrect answer. The view wasn't anything to write home about and since the window is across the street from of a club, we heard a lot of "woo hoo"-ing until about 1 a.m.)

"We will have complimentary fresh coffee and tea here in the lobby in the morning. There is a coffee pot with coffee in your room as well." the receptionist said with a smile as she handed us the key to the room. Considering the fact that my boyfriend loves at least a pot of coffee in the a.m., that little tidbit was great to know and came in mighy handy when we woke up early the next day.

Anyhow, our room was lovely. Again, sleek and modern and quite cozy.
Here are the uppers:

*The bed was out of this world, I mean, REALLY. I slept like an infant.
*The robes were super-luxe. I may or may not have sashayed around the room in it.
*The L'Occitane products!
*The mini-fridge. It really came in handy when I ended up with leftovers and bought some cheese at the Cowgirl Creamery.
*The showerhead. Like showering in the rain. Not that I've ever done that. Or anything.

The Downers:
*In our room, the plasma screen wasn't directly in front of the bed but awardly off to the side.
*The ipod docking station had the volume max preset, which I can understand, but the max was WAY too low. If my laptop's speakers are louder than your preset max, that's a little absurd.    

All in all, the Hotel Abri was great. The next time I'm up in The City, I will be pretty inclined to stay there again.

24/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Dahlia L.
This hotel was absolutely lovely.
The price was great for the location which is right in the heart of SF. The front desk staff is super helpful and amazing great.
Rooms may be a bit smaller but it worth it for the location and price.

02/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Ana M.
This hotel has a lot going for it! The minute I set foot into the lobby, I felt like I was at a true high-end boutique property. From the staff to the upgrades in the room, this was an exceptional deal and right in the middle of everything. Although it's the typical, small city room, the attention to details were carefully considered, which I can always appreciate. Can't wait to go back!

27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. LuLu M.
For the price, you cannot get better than this! It's a convenient 2 block walk from the BART/Powell station, the decor is stylish, the hotel is connected to a great restaurant that also has a great happy hour, Wi-Fi is free, they have excellent customer service, and although our king size bed filled almost the entire room, it was perfect for our anniversary weekend! You can tell here and there that the hotel is older and newly renovated, but when all the other hotels were coming up at $350+/night, only paying $153 with AAA discount, there was no beating this! I look forward to staying here again in the future.

30/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. Adam F.
Hotel Abri was a fantastic experience all-around. My girlfriend and I were visiting San Francisco for the first time, had no idea where to stay, and Hotel Abri was the perfect choice. The staff is nice, polite, and helpful, and the building is stylish and hip. It's a great location too, with lots of things, including the cable car, within walking distance. I would definitely recommend Hotel Abri to anyone visiting San Francisco.

28/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Meghan B.
This place was totally decent.  I chose it for A) the positive Yelp reviews, B) the proximity to a hotel where I was attending a conference, and C) the price, which was well under the conference hotel.

On top of that, it was clean, modern, small enough, and had free internet.  Anyone who's ever read a hotel review of mine knows how free internet at a downtown hotel can win my heart.

And at the end of the day, especially because of the friendly but not overbearing, down to earth yet helpful staff, it did.

Why not five stars?  Said free internet was slloooowww and frequently broken.  And I had a couple snaffus at check-in.  After a long day of travel I just needed to crash, and I had some needless delays getting into a room, and then to sleep.  (Why insist on delivering my luggage when I am this tired?  Let me carry it up myself and go to BED!)

But truly, after 6 nights here, if you need to stay in this area (noisy, and void of interesting dining options), absolutely stay here.  I don't regret it.

13/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Adam X.
Good Spot... Nice Rooms... Great Service.

The Tomo is right off Union Square, on the lower side which i prefer since its closer to Nordstrom and the theaters. And my house... so when i have company in town, its close to walking distance from the SOMA.

Downside - the walls seem like they've been painted over 100 times (like most of the mission or haight street rentals), and the elevator was showing some visible wear, so -1 star. Everything else, including the price was very attractive.

A nice spot in the city for a night or few...

05/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Liza M.
stayed 11/17/09  - 11/21/09
this place was pretty great. cable car turn around is literally right down the street. also a quick walk to market where there is the BART, F line and buses. great area to walk around. tons of shops. really great place to be for access to public transportation, etc. hotel itself was nice. two computers in the lobby for internet access (no charge). nice fireplace and sitting area in the lobby too. our room was on the smallish side. biggest drawback was no desk. hubby was there on business and it was kind of annoying to set up the laptop on the bed. there wasn't a lot of table space or places to put stuff down on. the bed was comfy. TV was well situated. nice comfy chair for lounging. bathroom was pretty big compared to the room! I of course liked all of the L'Occitane toiletries.

19/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Anna V.
It was 1:30AM, we were exhausted from hiking all day at Yosemite, and from driving all the way up to SF.  We were ready for a nice hot shower, and a soft comfy bed.

We had made reservations at Hotel Abri, and prepaid to avoid the extra charges, and the hassles.  We check in at 1:00AM, and had no problems.  Because we had indicated it was our anniversary, we were asked what view we wanted.  

We chose the view of Ellis St, even though it was a little bit noisy.

You can't beat the proximity of this place to Union Square, and the cable car station.  Bart was just around the corner too.  We actually parked our car at the Colma station for just $8/day (can't beat that in SF!) and barted our way to Hotel Abri.  

It's right next door to a posh italian restaurant, and on the other side is a coldstone creamery, and a subway.

Across the street is FCUK, and Urban Outfitters.  A stone's throw away is a Walgreen's for maximum gangsta convenience.

The bed is amazing, and the flat screen gigantic!!!  My favorite thing about the hotel, were the L'occitane bath products.  So luxurious.

20/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. Marley B.
Always a great stay, with an easy location.

16/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Thu V.
Great location, just around Union Square.  The lobby was clean, beautiful, and modern.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to stay here due to the fact that they overbooked the hotel and some Apple corporate employees decided to extend their stays at this hotel an extra day.  Thus, when we got to the hotel, the manager came out and told us his predicament.  He offered us an upgraded suite at their sister hotel Villa Florence as well as $50 cash for the inconvenience.  They had their doorman walk us the 2 blocks to the other hotel and they were very gracious about the problem they imposed upon us.

I would definitely try to stay here again, because it's not often that you get NICE service from boutique, trendy hotels..

08/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Ryan C.
Staying at the Hotel Abri was great.  Their desk staff is extremely helpful and friendly and will help you with whatever sort of question you have.  This is one of the hotel's best features.

I was also impressed with the rooms.  Very modern and preactically designed, which is impressive in such an old building.  You can tell that the building has a lot of age to it, but that doesn't mean that the hotel is crummy by an means.  Just look at the enormous 40-something inch plasma screen in your room.  Very nice.  

As far as price goes, I was able to book with a corporate rate, which was very reasonable for the city-$120.  I think the normal price is somewhere around $140?  A good deal for the great location.  There's nothing like staying around Union Square.  Highly recommended.

10/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Laurel M.
It was everything I imagined a Boutique hotel would offer.  Ok so I'm not an authority of all things boutique-y, but booking a suite here for a bachelorette weekend was worth the moolah!!  Not as loud as I expected from the other reviews despite the bustling nightlife across the street. It was even quiet enough at 1:30am for us to accidentally eavesdrop on a girl chewing out her bf whilst we chillaxing in the lobby, ay yayyi!  One of the best parts of our stay was the customer service we received; everyone was very accommodating!  I'd probably be chill too if I got to go to work in a pair of black Chuck Taylors everyday....lucky ducks! ;)

18/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. Danielle T.
We had a great first impression of this place... Great location, quick check-in, clean & modern decor... Until we actually got to the room.  We were in room 223 which is located on the back side of the elevator, and guess what?  The elevator makes this loud banging noise EVERYTIME SOMEONE USES IT.

I was shocked that they would even let people sleep here.  We complained, of course, and we weren't able to change rooms until the next day.  They had a huge jar of earplugs that they brought up (run into this problem much?) and of course we had a terrible nights sleep.

The second room we were in was much better, and if we had been put in the quiet room initially, I would have been much happier with the stay.  We found a deal on Expedia for $101.  If you do stay here, request a QUIET room away from the elevator.

As with almost all hotels around Union Square, it's cheaper to park in the Union Square garage (only $32) instead of the valet parking ($44).  We did use the valet the first night, though and it took 30 minutes to get the car instead of the 10 minutes they had said.  Grrrrr....

03/09/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
66. David L.
Photographs well.  Actually, really, really well.  Once you get here, you'll realize that it's all very small, and a bit rough.

Pretty sure this hotel used to be a halfway house, and it's still about halfway there.

Hotel Abri is about the same experience as hitting on a hot guy (or girl, as your tastes dictate) all night at a bar, only to have someone flip on the ugly lights at the end of the night and realize that he's really rough-lookin'.  The pictures online of this hotel will totally give you beer goggles.  When you arrive, though, those ugly lights will flip on real quick.

Rode hard. Used. Worn. Abri.

13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
67. Ashley M.
okay, i dont mean to be a Debbie downer, but my stay was just alright. I was really looking forward to this place due to the great reviews it had on yelp, but ehh.. it was just alright. We got there on a saturday afternoon and the front desk staff was very helpful. We asked for an "interior" room because we didnt want to deal with the noise from the street or anything. MISTAKE. our room was RIGHT next to the garbage dumpster, so throughout our stay we could hear them dumping trash/bottles, etc. it was REALLY loud and quite disruptive. In addition to that noise, the ceiling was also very creaky and we could here people walking around upstairs (i mean, i know its an old building, but wasnt it recently renovated?). It woke us up early on Sunday morning, joy. The comforter was kind of rough and the room wasnt really decorated/finished as I expected.

The downstairs lobby was nice, with a fireplace and chairs and couch to lounge around on while youre waiting for a taxi or whatever. The location is super good. You can walk just one block and youre already downtown by the cable car area.

Maybe this is an isolated case? or maybe we just got a really sucky room? But overall, i probably wouldnt come back here.

04/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. keith r.
This was such a enjoyment to stay at. Before staying here I read all of the reviews, and most of them are true. This place is great! The prices are very affordable, and the staff was super friendly.

I took my girlfriend here for a romantic get away, and as soon as i pulled up to the front door the kind staff made my stay worth it! The rooms are very clean, and the beds are very comfy. I will recommend this hotel to anyone that plans to stay in SF!

30/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Elaine L.
Hotel Abri has it all.  I HIGHLY recommend this hotel to all of my friends who come to visit San Francisco.  They get 5 stars for everything!  Location, Room decor, Service, Amenities, etc.

Location: Perfect location in between the SF Westfield Mall and Union Square.  We walked up thru Chinatown, had afternoon tea at the Ritz, and foot massages before dinner at the Westfield.  It was all SO convenient.

Service: Hilary was the concierge that assisted us in everything and she was INCREDIBLE!  I absolutely recommend asking her for things to do, places to see, Restaurants to try...or whatever your heart desires.

Rooms: We reserved the Oasis Suite connected to a regular room for a girls weekend for 7.  The private corner suite was amazing.  When we walked in, we found a bottle of wine along with some treats and a personal note from Hilary in our room.  Amazing!  Everything in the room was high quality i.e. shampoo, soaps, & lotions were all from L'Occitane.  

In the evening, we walked literally across the street to Infusion Lounge where we spent the night.  Hilary also helped us get on the guestlist since we were hotel guests.

Overall, I loved my experience at Hotel Abri.  Whether you are from out of town visiting or just want to have a night out in the city, give Hotel Abri a try!  You won't regret it!

22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Jessica B.
I stayed here recently for two days and had a positive experience. A friend recommended this to me and trusting her judgement, it was first on my list to book for my trip.

A few things to note:
-- The staff is very friendly and nice. They're not great at giving directions, but I felt like I could ask them any question big or small about the city
-- Boutique hotel means that the rooms are small. And they are. Mine was in the shape of a small L and it was enough for one person, but would be VERY tight for two. The closet is small but the bed is very comfortable
-- No view, this wasn't a big deal because I wasn't in the room much, but the view I had was of a brick wall and I frequently heard pigeons landing on the AC window unit in my room
-- The bathroom is a little small with the largest, most disproportional size sink I've ever seen, but the shower is nice (even if the drain makes the most god awful sucking noise)
-- Location is very good, especially if you need to take the BART. The Powell street station is VERY close and easy to get to

For the special rate I got, I was happy with my experience, but if I had to ever pay more, I would feel a bit cheated. That said, It was still a good time.

28/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
71. jilly c.
My husband and I stayed here in December, before Christmas, to celebrate my birthday.  We stayed only one night, and enjoyed our stay.  The staff is friendly and helpful, and it's all about LOCATION.  Close to Union Square, Powell St. BART and near enough to walk all over the city.

The rooms are quite small, but our room was clean and comfortable.  We asked for an inside room to insure a quiet night's sleep (ask for one away from the elevator).  An inside room gives you a view of...well, nothing.  There's a center "courtyard" which is really just a view of the other rooms' windows.  If you want a view, ask for an outside room.

They have free internet, but parking will cost you.  Ride BART in, and save yourself the money to park.  We got a great deal through an ad in the newspaper and paid less than $100 for the night.  

We would stay here again!

13/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
72. Jennifer D.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to San Francisco.

I got a great price on hotels.com and a few days before our stay I called to request an interior room away from elevators. Tyler was very helpful and noted the request in the reservation. Upon arrival at 9:30am, we had no trouble checking in early. We didn't receive the room requested because he had pre-reserved it and wasn't ready, but was set up with a room near the elevators. Tyler checked us in and said it wouldn't be a problem if we wanted to switch if the elevator noise was a problem(which they weren't).

Pros:
-GREAT location near Union Square with easy access to shops, restaurants, BART, cable cars
-friendly and accommodating concierge service
-clean and modern decor
-comfy beds & bathrobes
-fridge and coffee maker
-Green friendly with two different toilet flushing options
-L'Occitane bath products
-free WiFi in room
-free access to 2 computers and printer in lobby

Cons:
-little counter space in bathroom
-no tub, standing shower only but glass
-small room, but enough for what we needed considering we were sightseeing around the city

The staff here is friendly and helpful; I would stay here again and highly recommend this place to family and friends!

30/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Alex C.
I can't write a review of this place just yet. I stayed at another nearby hotel but my friends were at the Abri. Whenever I went to meet my friends, I was always impressed with the staff and lobby. I will keep Abri in mind for my next visit....

10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Denise A.
I won a trip to San Fran last year on a local radio station and they put us up at Hotel Abri.  I LOVE how it is centrally located close to Union Square, many restaurants, and all the local shopping; we could see French Connection from our window!  It was also super close to all sorts of transportation so when we needed to take the bus/BART it was quite accessible.

There was no trouble checking in or out it was actually very quick and easy and the people at the concierge were very helpful.  We were there for the Outsidelands Festival, which actually ended up being a great time.  The concierge was very helpful providing us with maps and show information pertaining to the festival, which was very handy.

Once we got check in we went to rest in the room and we were very please as it was very clean, comfortable, and modern looking.  There was a great TV & an iPod dock so we could listen to our tunes while we hung out and got ready.  I loved how I could open the window and people watch and listen to the trolley bells, this gave it a real San Fran feel for me.  

They furnished the most comfortable robes, great bath care products by L'Occitane, & the most comfortable bed.  And although we were there for a music festival I must admit we did spend quite a bit of down time enjoying the comfortable room and bed *grin*  

I would definitely stay here again :)

19/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. Annalise F.
My boyfriend and I decided to stay here on Valentine's Day after reading fellow Yelper's reviews...

Hotel Abri (pronounced A-bree) is a half a block away from Powell, a near amazing location for those looking stay in the Union Square area. In fact, for the price, I'd be hard pressed to believe you could do better.

From the outside, it doesn't look like much. But inside, the hotel is chic and modern without being uncomfortably so. (Sometimes "modern" seems to be synonymous with stiff, cold, and white.) The rooms are clean and comfortable, but tiny- oh so tiny! If anyone suffers from claustrophobia, this may enhance your discomfort.

I suggest you request a room away from the elevator as well, and an interior room. However, we requested away from the elevator as our number one priority- and still ended up next to the elevator. This didn't seem to be a problem until around 9 a.m. So if you're a fan of leisurely mornings- don't count on it. Also, our room was next to the maid's quarters, which proved to be more noisy than we would have liked.

If you're on a budget, for a day or two getaway, I highly recommend Hotel Abri. However, if you can spend an extra $20 a night (we paid $123 with taxes) go else where.

Oh! DON'T bother with the Valet if you don't need "in and outs!" They charge $43 a night. A half a block down the road, the lot behind the Union Square hotel only charges $25 for overnight!

16/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
76. Josh B.
Pretty nice king size rooms and a great location.

03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Tim S.
A recent stay at The Hotel Abri, has proven to be my first & last. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The hotel was clean and comfortable (to their credit). Room was just OK (2nd flr directly facing a busy street across from a loud nightclub). I was OK with that after all, it is in a big city and  was sort of expected as it was booked through a discount website. While the staff was both friendly and cordial and certainly said all the right things, delivery left much to be desired. Now, it's not their fault I absentmindedly left my $55 phone charger in the room (and learned of it 4hrs into the next leg of my trip)! It was their apathy to try and locate it so I could pay the overnight fee to get it to me at my next stop. I was promised twice by staff members, that they would personally go the room I was staying in and look behind the nightstand where I left it (just in case housekeeping missed it) and they would call me back with the results. Needless to say, they never called back. Chances are, housekeeping, one of the staff I spoke with or the next guest have possession of said charger. Lesson to the wise (especially in a service related business i.e., hotels)- never promise what you can't deliver and always deliver more than you promise! You're only as good as those representing you.
Enough said.

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
78. Bill B.
Excellent find. I attended a conference at Moscone, and wanted to stay near the action but not spend a lot of money. I've tried several "boutique" hotels in the area and was looking for something less quirky.

This hotel was remodeled in September 2008 and feels brand new too. Squeaky clean bathroom (even had a counter!), very comfortable bed, and cheery/helpful staff. The room (1 queen) was very small, but I expected that for SF.

I paid $100/night thru hotels.com but the staff said next time call them direct for matching or better deals. It's a short walk to moscone and union square.  

I already know I'll book there again for next year's conference. It was that pleasant of an experience.

02/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Mio S.
Location, Location, & Location
The hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of lively SF. I relied on public transportations for my excursion, so having Muni/Bart station only a block away was incredible plus. I loved the hotel's proximity to shops and galleries, too.

Service, Service, & Service
At the check-in, the concierge immediately upgraded me to a king size bedroom (for free!!). Whoa. I stayed in a lovely 5th floor room away from the street. It was very quiet -  (well, except for 10 min of very hard romping + loud screaming from a neighbor ..... ), and I slept very well each night.

I'm interested in booking this hotel again on my next trip, and would highly recommend it to anyone :)

24/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Katharine A.
Great location for a stay....we stayed here when we were going to see David Guetta at Ruby Skye and I had a great time.  The hotel was within walking distance of the venue, the rooms were clean, the staff friendly...My only complaint was the valet service.  It took us forever to get our car when we wanted to leave even though we were given a window of 10 minutes.....It took about an hour and we saw the valet hanging out on the street chatting it up for quite a bit of our wait.

14/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
81. Laura T.
I stayed at Hotel Abri over the weekend of 8/24/12 & really enjoyed this great Hotel. My room was awesome...extremely clean, nicely decorated & guiet. I have to commend the staff on answeing the many questions that I had about dining out & shopping. The one employee that was a true gem, was a nice young man named Tyler. He was so professional, but yet so down to earth. Hotel Abri is very lucky to have such an awesome employee ! I will be sure to visit this Hotel again in the near future.                                           Thank-You for a great experience~

26/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
82. Kimm W.
Wow. This place is all about customer service. When they ask you how you are I think they actually care about the answer. Everyone at the front desk, the housekeepers and the maintenance staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was noticeable and impressive.

Jonathan at the front desk (he has an incredible smile) took time to find a quiet room for me. There was techno music playing in the lobby and while he was searching for a room he danced a little. It was adorable. The room he found for me was as quiet as you could expect in the middle of the city.  

The room was small. When I walked in I ran into the bed. It was perfect for one person for a weekend though. The room was decorated with modern furnishings and fixtures and very well done.

23/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
83. Mailan T.
Hotel Abri is Amazing!  This is my second time staying with them and it was a pleasant stay once again.  Location is great, especially if you love to shop!  The staff is very welcoming and helpful.  They had a winter promotion deal, so the price was very reasonable.  Highly recommend hotel in union square!

22/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Caroline H.
I booked a suite at Hotel Abri for me and 6 other girls for a bachelorette party.  We were put in a corner room, which was perfect because we got loud.  They were so accommodating to us (and we were pretty needy).  We asked for all sorts of things--champagne buckets, knives, extra towels and they were all delivered immediately.  
Everyone was very friendly and helpful and I'd recommend this hotel to anyone..

11/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
85. Kevin M.
There were so many awesome things about this place and I really want to give it five stars BUT there were some crucial setbacks. The good things:

My room was booked online through a third party and was CHEAP. Like 130 a night for a king in the heart of union square. Once we got there, we got upgraded to a suite! The hotel itself is cool: room was big and bed/couch super comfy. The decor is modern but not overly hip/slick and the staff is super friendly! Their parking is expensive, but we found a $17 a day lot w unlimited ins and outs just a couple blocks away.

So now to those crucial setbacks that tempered the experience: the windows had no screens and the rooms were stuffy. We opened the windows and the room cooled off right away BUT there are no screens. And it had just rained. So we ended up spending the night with a couple mosquitoes! Did they want us to just turn the A/C on? Doesn't that waste power? Why no screens, abri? That seems easy!

Secondly, an unusually high amount of stuff in this room didn't work. The scale didn't work, the most accessible power outlet never had any power. The radio/ipod charger clock by the bed neither charged my phone nor did it ever have the correct time despite me repeatedly setting it.

Basically, I'd come back because these kinds of things were odd but didn't come close to ruining the trip for me. Just setbacks is all.

30/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Holly P.
Just returned yesterday from a 6 day stay at Hotel Abri.  I found the staff attentive.  When I asked for stamps, they didn't have any, but got them for me by my return that evening.  

Perfect location if you don't want the hassles of a car during your trip.  Less than two blocks from the Bart station (can take you to and from SFO airport).  A block from the famous trolley cars as well as the buses and street cars .  Many restaurants, bars, and shopping nearby.  

My only suggestion is to get a room on the inner part of the hotel.  They asked us where we would like and my boyfriend and I both picked an outer room.  Big mistake.  It was loud at night.  We didn't ask to be moved.

The rooms were a good size for an older hotel in Union Square.  Decor was good both in the rooms and in the lobby.  

Free coffee in the morning, but no breakfast.  However, they do give discounts to the restaurant next door.  If I were you though, I'd go somewhere else for breakfast.  We even hit up Walgreens around the corner for a sandwich one morning.  So, location was really the highlight to this hotel.  
I would stay here again.

06/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. June P.
What a lovely and comfortable hotel experience. The lobby is gorgeous and, I know it doesn't seem like an important detail but, it smelled amazing. Citrus and herb in the lobby and waffle cones in the elevator (it must come in from the Cold Stone next door). I know Yelpers have complained about the size of the rooms but it's right smack in the middle of the city. There isn't a lot of room to go around and people need to realize that and get over it. The size of our suite was comfortable just like the beds and the location of the hotel couldn't be beat. The black out curtains made for a really nice night's sleep. The only complaint I have is that the suite smelled like cigarettes the whole weekend in a supposedly non-smoking floor. I think a little extra febreez is in order.

Fyi, the AAA rate is cheaper than the Yelp rate.

03/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. elina v.
Wonderful hotel.  Came here for a birthday celebration and this was the right place to stay. The staff in the lobby were really nice and helpful. It is San Francisco, so yes the rooms are small. The modern decor and cleanliness make up for it, though. Complete with microfiber plush bathrobes, delicious smelling lemon soaps & bath products. Wide screen hdtv a plus even though we didn't watch much, but man did I get a good sleep in. Big win was that room service remembered we wished for draught beers instead of bottled and they called to let us know they could do draught and brought it to us! The hardest thing to do was detach myself from the bed when it was time to check-out. I could have stayed there forever. Will stay again. Oh and free WiFi. Overall loved our stay, and you can get good winter rates, so we'll be back.

One more thing, you will hear the noise from outside  through the ac / cooler vent, so if you're a really light sleeper, bring earplugs. It *is* the city, so not the hotels fault.

06/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Ky C.
4.5 is my rating.

Great hotel, great staff.  My friends and I stayed in the Oasis Suite for 3 nights for my birthday.  We were afraid that even with the King in the bedroom and the Queen sofa bed, we wouldn't have enough space for the 5 of us.  3 of us slept in the bedroom without even noticing each other.  Being a loud, needy, party group, we always got amazing service!    Extra robes, towel, bedding and even orange juice sent up free of charge, always with a smile :)  Price for the suite was $300/night.

Location was amazing... Never took more than 30 seconds to get a cab.  BART is literally right across the street.  Tenderloin is a bit too close for my liking, but good thing we never ventured that way.  

Subway is right next door for hangovers.  Cute wine bar across the street (First Crush).  Pricey wine, but fun, classy atmosphere.  Club across the street (Infusion Lounge).  We were on the guestlist, but still had to wait in line.  Thought that was a bit much, so we went to the Castro instead.  Stronger drinks and way fewer lines.  

Johnathon at the front desk was our favorite.  Super cute and so helpful :)  The last review was right... He does have an amazing smile!   To help them get to five stars, there were complimentary fruity shots in the lobby when we came in during the mid-afternoon/evening and the hotel left me a birthday card, personally signed by the front desk and a yummy little "chai-chocolate" box.  Didn't like the chocolates too much, the but thought left me in love :)

Unfortunately, the valet parking was overpriced, and did take longer than the 10 minutes they said.  Luckily we didn't have to wait 30 minutes like fellow yelpers, but 15 minutes is still a wait.  Where are they parking our cars?  In Oakland??

Overall, a great experience for the city.  I stayed at W San Francisco the next night and wished I was back at Abri.

12/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Kristine C.
great service/ staff & beautiful decor. our room had a king sized bed & a separate room with a pullout couch... slept 6 comfortably. great location too!

31/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Parish P.
Very comfortable hotel in a great location near Union Square. Every major Muni line, street car, subway and cable car are within 2 blocks. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Surprisingly, you could not hear any traffic from the busy streets inside! My King Deluxe room was very nice, very clean and the bathroom looked newly renovated. All the staff was very nice and helpful. Will definitely stay here next time I'm in San Fran.

30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. Katie G.
This quaint, boutique style hotel really made our trip extra special. We booked our room for an excellent rate through the App, HotelTonight.

Some noted amenities include a large flat-screen TV, coffee maker, small empty refrigerator, safe, iron & ironing board, and ipod dock. I especially loved the L'Occitane bath products. The staff was friendly and helpful and they sell food, and wine sold downstairs for reasonable prices. Coffee and tea is free of charge in the AM and they put out tasty shots in the PM. There is a cool restaurant connected to the hotel which has a great happy hour.

Shopping and bart is one short block away! Although our room was small the other great qualities made up for it. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends and family.

12/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
93. Jake C.
We stayed in this apartement turned in to a boutique hotel.
Had one doorman who was a valet guy, one person behind the counter, which was fine cause there were no one there except for us.  Lobby seemed small but very clean.  Loved their friendly staff.  Now, here's the problem.  Room just flat out has a stench of puke/mold.  We had to open our windows every time we came in to our room.  Smell got to a point where our kids wanted me to book another hotel.  They should take out their carpet and put marble floor or something cause I and my peeps ain't going back.  Let me reiterate that staffs are extremely friendly.

05/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
94. Byron B.
Enjoyed my stay a great deal. The hotel has a ton of character. It is an older building that been renovated. The room is snug, especially with a king bed. But the rooms are clean and staff is exemplary. There are plenty of things to see and do within walking distance. It's an easy walk tithe Moscone center too. You'll enjoy your stay, I did.

30/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. Mark B.
Travelled with wife and 8 kids.  We needed a room that would connect to try to reduce/eliminate the "running out in the hall and disturbing other guests" issue with all those kids.  Kids range in age from 15 down to 1.  Called the hotel directly and they got us into a room with a king size bed, a pull out queen size bed, (Oasis suite, I think) connected to a room with two double beds (Deluxe Double).  Worked out great.

Great location.  Really right in the heart of all of the shopping and action even if it is a couple blocks from Union Square itself.  I wasnt sure when I was looking at maps beforehand if this would be near everything since I had not been to San Francisco in years - it was right near a lot of action.  

The biggest plus is easy: staff was as friendly and helpful as they could be.  When it rained they had a large number of umbrellas available for any guest that needed them.  Perhaps all similar hotels do this in the city, I dont know, but it is a nice touch and typical of the service they provided.

The "downside" to the hotel was not an issue for me but may be for others - lot of noise in a busy city at night that we can hear in our second floor room.  If you are a light sleeper you would have to look elsewhere, although elsewhere may have to be a long way away from a busy city, not sure what they could do about this.

31/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
96. Susan A.
We had a very pleasant stay. The best thing about it is the staff who are truely helpful and friendly, both the valet and front desk staff.
The lobby is cozy and the location was very convenient to Union Square shopping and the Embarcadero.
The 1 bedroom suite was on the small side, but well appointed, and the bathroom was nice, would come back.

09/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
97. Raffi B.
great location, great service, extremely nice rooms. Great stay overall

17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Nelda E.
This is an excellent choice for downtown SF visitors; it's close to the BART and municipal subway station, close to sightseeing locations, in a reasonably nice area, and pleasantly decorated in a cosy but modern style.  If you enjoy visiting in a classic old hotel building with generously sized suites and excellent bed/bathroom facilities, this is for you.  Around the corner there are excellent places to breakfast, and the downstairs restaurant is also good, although more pricy.  No there isn't a pool but do you really need one with all there is to do in SF?  Due to our travel plans, we made two visits, spending 5 nights in 10 days.   We were warmly welcomed back by the staff on the second visit.  I left some items in a drawer after the first visit and they were delivered to me promptly after we returned - what a surprise.   A thoroughly enjoyable visit.

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
99. Carrie A.
I live in San Francisco. When I need a little "stay-cation", this is where I stay. It's my 2nd home. The staff is amazingly professional and friendly. The rooms are stylish, cozy and quiet. I really do love it here. This is where my family and friends stay when I don't have room. This is truly a San Francisco gem.

26/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
100. Lisa A.
Hotel Abri has done a good job renovating rooms in an old building.  The decor and furniture are modern.  The bathroom fixtures are new and nicely redone.  There are signs of an old interior here and there (the windows, for example).  But what do you expect in the city?

The location was perfect, and the fact that it smelled like piss at the end of the block was just a small price to pay for the convenience of walking everywhere.  I stayed here recently for the Nike Women's Marathon it is 2 blocks from Union Square and 1 block from the mall, cable car and BART/Muni station.  

The rooms are small and have small windows.  It got really hot at night, but they have air conditioning units in each room.  Great for a couple who plan to spend their time in SF out on the town, rather than in their room.

The staff was friendly and helpful with directions as well as transportation suggestions.  The valets were also friendly, however, on a busy Saturday night, expect a good wait for your car to be brought around.

Overall Hotel Abri was a good experience and I would stay here again.

25/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Charmaine P.
When my boyfriend said we were going to stay in a hotel in downtown SF, I must say I had my doubts. We're from the Bay Area and decided to have a mini vacation in the city for our anniversary. I had never heard of the place and thought it might be kinda grimey.

When we got there, all my doubts were gone and I felt reassured that my boyfriend knew what he was doing.  I had been to downtown SF plenty of times and never noticed this hidden treasure.

The front desk was very welcoming and had offered us a complementary afternoon "rush hour" drink. I wish I knew what was in it, it was so good!

The decor of the lobby and the rooms were very modern. After settling into our room, there was a knock on our door and they had sent up complimentary chocolates, drinks and a card saying "Happy anniversary!" A very personal touch!

The only thing that I didn't enjoy was that our room was directly across from a club, so during the night I was awoken by the crowd and loud music (which I know isn't their fault, but still a nuisance)

I would definitely stay here again!

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
102. Bahvee V.
The Hotel Abri hosted our monthly Board meeting tonite and this place Is pure posh!

The room's setup was fab complete with wi fi a large screen tv a/v, and even their signature orange candies and matching orange pens and stree balls!

The GM Rob Brehant and hostess Lolita Wong made sure every "I" was dotted and every "t" was crossed. Just a block's walk from the Powell Bart station this place is ideal.

Getting a tour of the suites as soon as we are done. I love this place! You will too!

03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
103. Cameo D.
Hotel Abri's a beautiful, San Francisco boutique hotel located close to Union Square.

The rooms are modern, clean, and spacious. Hotel rooms have L'Occitane bath products. Another plus is the complimentary Wifi. If you're looking for the whole San Francisco Union Square experience, this is an affordable and chic place to stay. After a day of shopping and walking around the city by the bay, it's a quick walk back to your hotel room.

03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
104. Merredith B.
Just stay here, and you'll understand why it gets five stars.

But if you're on the fence, here's why:

The front desk is welcoming, kind, helpful, but not obsequious.
The lobby itself is a bit of a refuge -- magically quiet, aromatherapied (lemon grass, anyone?) and serene.
The beds are almost obscenely comfy, the rooms tasteful and modern without seeming so hipster that you need to rush out and get fake glasses before walking in.
Everything works.
The bathroom and the L'Occitane supplies are a bonus.

I came here from checking out early after a disastrous night at the Hotel Whitcomb.  I got an amazing rate at the Abri and it felt like a refuge -- that could be part of my over-the-top response.  I've stayed in 4- and 5-star hotels before, but the Abri just has the perfect mix of welcome, luxury, taste and comfort -- without the sense that they'd like you to be intimidated by it.

Stay here if you can.  It's close to everything, a comforting place to return to, and will make your trip just that much better.

09/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. jade t.
Hotel Abri has a welcoming feel as you enter the lobby. I loved the rooms and the fixtures, we had 2flat screen tv in our room.. A queen size bed with pull out sofa.. Love the bath products. Really nice cozy hotel, you'll like it here. :)

29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. Deborah M.
We found this hotel on Book It and got a great deal.  When we got there, on Chrismas Eve, the staff was super cool.  The guy who helped us saw that we had little kids and upgraded us to a suite for free!  They also located us to an inside room so it would be quieter at night for the kids which was super thoughtful!   It was beautiful, decorated in orange and silver for Chrismas and very shiny.  The kids loved it and were very excited when we got to the room because there were two flat screen TV's and a DVD player provided in the bedroom.  There were organic coffee pouches which was a lovely touch and fancy french toiletries.  The extra toilet paper roll had an orange ribbon tied around it which gave it that extra fancy look.  

They took the time researching who would be open from fancy to pizza delivery on Chrismas day which they provided a list of in the lobby.  That was a nice touch since not much was open in San Fran on Cmas.  

Five stars!

14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
107. Bill Z.
Small but super clean room. Make sure to use the airport shuttle for cheaper service. Everyone was super nice that works there.

13/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. Scott A.
My wife and I stayed here on a whirl wind tour of San Francisco and the wine country. We stayed at the Hotel Abri after relaxing in the wine country for 2 days. Going from the relaxed atmosphere of Sonoma to city was a big change but the hotel Abri was an oasis of comfort and relaxation. When we arrived they quickly took care of our car (valet) and got us checked in quickly and efficiently. Our room was just right, but the bathroom was huge with an amazing shower that could have fit a rock band and several groupies. The bed was more than comfortable, had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.
As to location, this hotel is a block from the trolley's and great dining. I would recommend this hotel to any of my friends visiting San Fran!

03/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Amanda M.
I'm on a short term business assignment in San Francisco (SoMa) and have been staying at the Hotel AbRi for the past month. I can't say enough about the staff...they are top notch! Everyone is always smiling here...from the bellman, to the front desk to housekeeping. Always willing to assist with whatever you need to make your stay comfortable. The rooms are a comfortable size (keep in mind this is boutique - not corporate chain). Large desk and small refrigerator is great for a professional here on work. Comfortable beds and nice sized bathrooms. Great location as well, right around the corner from the Powell BART station, cable car, tons of shopping and lots of food choices.

This will be my go-to spot in downtown San Francisco from now on and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling for business or pleasure.

28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Melanie B.
Location - 5 stars
Price - 5 stars
Courteous Staff - 5 stars
Comfort (noise) - 4 stars
Parking - 0 stars (its San Francisco, I don't expect it)

I'm not big on expensive luxury hotels.  I would rather spend my time and money outside of the hotel room.    My only complaint about this hotel is related to the sound of the elevator - our room was beside it and the sound proofing was not very good.     I was so tired from exploring the city though that I slept through most of the noise.

25/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. Lisa H.
Very nice interior, the staff was friendly, and there were energy shots in the afternoon for guests to recoup. The rooms were a little small, but nicely set up with cool modern designs. The room needs more lighting because it was hard to put my makeup on in the bathroom, plus there was no shelf to put my stuff on. My real issue was that I was unable to sleep because the windows are very thin, so I could hear everybody on the street walking by....the drunks at 2 in the morning, and the buses all night long. I have stayed directly across the street at the Wyndham Parc 55, and I did not have this problem because the windows were thicker.

29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
112. Rob M.
An overall good hotel in a busy area of San Francisco. Considering the options to stay in the Union Square area, it's a great place.

The first thing you notice when you walk in is the drastic change between the very busy outside and the overall serene inside. It smells great and the lobby is decorated in a very modern motif with big couches right by the front window where you can sit and work,  get in some great people watching, or just wait while the valet brings your car to you. Which, you should definitely do. I can't remember the exact charge for valet ($30 a day maybe?) but the convenience of having someone go get your can for you and avoid looking for parking is worth it, and they were usually very quick bringing it to us. Call down to the front desk ahead of time and you'll have even less wait time.

The deskstaff and bellmen are very friendly and knowledgeable, they were quick with good suggestions, and arrived to the room quick when called for our bags.

We had the deluxe king room. It was surprisingly small. I mean it's really little. Not a good place to spend a lot of time if you are working or need to spend a lot of time in a hotel. But if you are out doing things all day like we were, its a nice, clean and relaxing place to come back to after a long day. The window air conditioners could use an upgrade, but we just kept the windows open and it was very comfortable.

It's in a great place if you are touristy, the Powell and Market cable car turntable is right around the corner, as well as the BART station right across from it. Walk up the street a few blocks to Union Square and lots of shopping.

If you want to stay in this area of the city, it's a great option for the price.

07/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Rachel L.
Maybe my expectations were too high. They are so highly rated here and on tripadvisor, but I simply did not get better than a three-star experience. Below is my recap of the good and the bad.

Pros:
+ Right by BART and easy access to all thing Union Square
+ Nicely updated with nice smelling common areas
+ Mostly helpful and friendly experiences with staff
+ Breakfast and wifi included
+ Quiet room

Cons:
- To get said quiet room, we had to face the inside with a tiny window
- TINY room (really shouldn't have held a king bed)
- Room smelled strongly of mildew
- Ancient, noisy heating system
- Breakfast is minimal, slow, and not til 8am (no good for biz travelers)
- Fitness center is off site and costs $15

My two biggest issues:
1. They seem to focus on little quirks (orange highlights, energy drink shots) instead of important things (updated HVAC, deep cleaning)

2. They messed with my fiance. He arrived 24 hours after I did. I had told them he was coming, given them his name and asked them to hold a key for him with the front desk. Should be simple, right? Wrong. First they ignored him, then they gave him the third degree, then finally they tried to call me about it (I was in the shower). By the time he got upstairs he was rightfully furious.

We travel to SF pretty regularly and will try someplace else next time.

23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
114. Frank F.
Heck of a great find! Location is truly excellent, prices were entirely reasonable, and the decor, service and comfort are top notch.  It's got enough funk and style to feel cool.

One tradeoff of staying in an old, refurbished building is thin windows and some street noise.  We're used to that when we stay in cool older hotels, but if you're only accustomed to modern chain hotels I can see where you might notice it.

11/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Cam-An N.
My experience at this hotel far exceeded my expectations. The staff was super friendly. I liked that the room had a sitting area with a TV that was separate from the bedroom. The bathroom was very spacious. The bed was super comfortable. The locations was perfect. It was very close to the shopping area and within walking distance to some great restaurants. It was also a 3 minute walk from the BART Powell station.

I thought this was a great deal for the amount we paid.  I will definitely be going back and recommending this hotel to friends.

20/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
116. Jasten M.
I booked a basic room here at the spur of the moment, at friends' suggestions, to explore SF after a wedding. First off, you can't beat this location and need not keep looking for a hotel of value in downtown SF-all the other bargains nearby seem to have more cons than pros. The hotel is near all the great (more commercial) shopping, but I was also able to hit up a few cool vintage stores(check out torso vintages).

Food/nightlife: It's central b/t fisherman's up north and the castro, etc., south of downtown. Nearby, Seasons(steakhouse) is great, but you have to do a bit of dining research to avoid all the downtown tourist traps before stepping a foot in a restaurant(the hotel italian restaurant is quite tasty, as is L'ordoise-near Castro St./take Muni). If you're artistic, the nearby galleries south of the hotel are Amazing and are a great way to pass the afternoon. Breakfast: check out Dottie's True Blue Cafe(yum!) around the block. Farm:table is great, but don't expect to get a table(takeout, por favor). Walk to Chinatown and eat some pork, then shop your way back to the hotel: yum, yum.

Being able to jump on the transit(both BART and MUNI) nearby is priceless, but I even bought a pair of sexy brown boots with the $3/4 hotel cost I cut by switching my stay here ;-) !!!

Cons: the pillows are hard, toiletries suck and I wouldn't stay here for business, unless I managed a very high floor away from street noise (I was trashed my entire trip, so noise wasn't much of an issue). Then again, I hate business travel and demand ridiculous perks. Nightlife near the hotel sucks, so...

I think I'll stay here when meeting friends who live downtown, but will first check out charming places below downtown(do such places exist? idk?) near the "real" SF, in order to hit up more vintage/consignment stores/clubs/bars/charming restaurants.

02/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Nellie T.
Recently stayed here for a girls' weekend.

Pros--
-fantastic central location.  close to good shopping, MUNI/BART, and walking distance to a lot of good eats.
-the hallways and elevator smell like waffle cones (i think they must share a ventilation system with the Cold Stone nearby).
-the room was very clean. we stayed in the Urban Suite --the king size bed was super comfortable, as was the pull out queen size bed.
-the rooms had amazing black-out drapes/window things.  fantastic for sleeping in. and also fantastic for playing "what time is it?"
-L'Occtaine shampoo and conditioner and lotion.

Cons--
-the layout of the Urban Suite was weird.  Doors opened on each other and when we first walked in, we didn't see the actual bedroom.  
-the hallways and elevators smelled like waffle cones.  the entire weekend all i wanted to do was eat tons and tons of waffle cones. i did not.  (really, not a huge con, but still).

28/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Leilani R.
I wasn't expecting much from this boutique hotel and was very satisfied with the room and customer service.  I ended having to do 2 separate reservations on the same trip and Tyler was awesome!  He made sure that I didn't have to change rooms and made sure that I was in the same spot throughout my entire stay.  

I originally booked a standard queen and he was able to upgrade me to a nice deluxe king room situated on the inside so I didn't get much street noise at all.  The rooms and closets are small but overall it was very comfortable for what I needed during my stay.

I love that they provide L'Occitane products! LOVE!  The other great thing was valet.  I drove up from LA and I've been at hotels in SF where the valet takes almost a 1/2 hour and they had my car ready within 10 minutes from calling.

I'll definitely look to staying with them again.

Thanks Hotel Abri!

12/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Sylvia M.
I was attending an event at the Palace Hotel, which was much too expensive for me. So was looking for an alternative nearby, plus close to Bart. I found a special deal for this hotel and it was perfect. Easy walk from the Bart (2 blocks and not a crazy uphill haul!) and nearby restaurants. Nice staff, room and ambiance. The room was actually larger than I expected for San Francisco and newly renovated. The attached restaurant was decent.

Safety was important for me since this was a trip on my own. I felt very safe at this hotel and in this neighborhood.

27/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
120. James K.
I am giving this 5 stars not because it is the best hotel in San Francisco but because it is a nice hotel with the most amazing and friendly staff there is.

First of all, the hotel is nice. It is right in Union Square, around the corner from Blondies. The hotel was clean and the room isn't the biggest but plenty big for a couple. The only negative thing I could say was that the room has one of those air conditioner/heaters that are in the window so its easy to hear all the drunks across the street at Infusion Lounge at 2am.

The biggest reason I am a fan is because of the employees. Everyone from the valet to the front desk was wonderful to deal with. For the price, you can't beat this hotel in Union Square.

18/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
121. Richard E.
This place is an easy BART ride, and quick walk, from SFO and just down the street from Union Square and very convenient for most things in this area. I stayed here for Oracle OpenWorld and would definitely stay again! The front desk support was some of the best I've ever had! Tyler was outstanding!

Pros: Great service and convenient location. The restaurant/bar next door has great happy hour specials but is only open until 10pm/11pm most nights.
Cons: The rooms are small but so are most in this area of town. The TV is crap, it's not HD, and has the old junky Hotel On Demand stuff. But who is there for the TV anyway :-)

07/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
122. Leif W.
My wife made reservations over a month ago for 5 rooms with two full size beds in each room. They offered us 5 suites with one nice bed and one fold out couch at the time which we VERY CLEARLY refused so they booked us with the rooms with 2 full size beds. So when we showed up at 2:30am after her graduation party they had changed our reservations to the suites because some other large party had extended there stay and thought they could get away with it. It was very embarrassing as the hosts who gave people the option of the holiday inn for cheap or spending a little coin and going to a nicer place. So half of our party would have had nicer beds at motel 6. We would have considered going somewhere else but it was so late after partying that we were forced to accept the rooms as is.

Not only did that ugly switch happen but right after we checked in a bunch of us got stuck in there elevator in between floors! It was a small elevator and it was cramped after a few minutes. One of my friends was really scared and all worked up. After ringing the emergency bell for at least 5 minutes without any response from any hotel employee my brother in law was able to pry open the door and we were able to get out.

The whole stay was a huge embarrassing disappointment.

When I called to complain the next day they offered me 10% off of each room which I thought was inadequate compensation for our stay. She came back with an offer of 15% off (which came to over $200). Though Rebecca was apologetic pleasant to deal with I had the impression from her GM that their policy of changing rooms was not going to be addressed and that they didn't care at all about the elevator incident.  I was so upset I told her to keep it.

Go somewhere else.

11/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
123. Uyen L.
I give this place a 2 & 1/2 stars.  Decided to book a room for a last minute staycation with the bf.  Great location and friendly staff! We booked a standard queen room which was tiny and smelled bad the entire stay.  The overall feel is modern, but the details inside the rooms show show wear and tear.  After a day of adventures, we decided to call it a night after dinner and some shopping.  Bad idea.  The room felt like a dungeon and not like we were on a relaxing vacation at all.  If you need a room to just sleep, then this hotel plus the wonderful staff is fine.  The small size along with the smell made it unsuitable to stay in for more than an hour.  We had to run out for a midnight drive to view the bay bridge lights and to grab a snack before going to bed.

16/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
124. Mary R.
This is an awesome hotel located right in Union Square.

Affordable? On the money!
for $120-$130 night this place is a gem!

Customer Service? Stellar!
The front desk clerk was warm and welcoming.  Even got an upgrade!!
The Doorman was always smiling and housekeepers considerate and attentive.

Clean? Sparkling!
Like all buildings in SF this one is old. The hallway has that musty old world essence.  The room was very clean and nicely remodeled with modern art/furniture.  The king size bed was dressed with white down bedding that smelled oh so fresh!

Convenient? Can't beat it!
2 minutes from the Powell BART station, MUNI ticket box, and steps from the Cable Car, and MUNI Bus/Street car stops

Peace of mind? Secured!
At night the place is secure and entry is only possible with a room key -

Bonuses? Yee-haw!
L'Occitane toiletries.  Love that lemony fresh soap!
I appreciated the early evening pick me up drinks in the lobby, nice touch!
Rasputin Records in just next door for you record buffs.

04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Sarah Y.
One main complaint - our bathroom door was mostly made of frosted glass. That is just wrong. I wasn't sure which was worse for my middle of the night bathroom visit - thinking about how much the light from the bathroom was lighting up the bedroom and waking up my boyfriend, or feeling like I was on stage while in the bathroom.

Other than that the room was fine but nothing special, I'd expected something nicer from the website and other reviews, but no other major concerns.

20/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
126. Melanio F.
With the exception of high cost of parking, the location for this hotel is ideal for going to different places in SF downtown, financial district, embarcadero, Castro, etc.

The front desk was nice and cheerful.  The service (no remote) was quick and easy when requested.

They have a computer and printer to print out info including your boarding pass when necessary.

The rooms are smallish but the bathroom has been renovated and nice.  They give you a robe, nice touch for a smallish hotel.  

Has room service until 11 pm. Italian restaurant below the hotel.

don't ask for an outside view (all you will get is noise) since this is in the heart of Union Square and there is no view to enjoy. I asked for an inside room and got one near the elevator but was not bothered by any noise or other guests.

Clean, quiet and close proximity to many venues.  

P.S. They do charge for water but you really can just walk to the Westfield Shopping Ctr across Powell (Bristol Farms below) and get snacks and water.  The room came with a fridge (but don't fill it out too much, it wasn't too cold and too much might not cool all your drinks-try putting them 2-3 at a time)

Overall, since I got a good price, I would stay here again.

09/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
127. Paul V.
Spent a night here for our wedding anniversary. Staff were very thoughtful; they greeted us on our anniversary and upgraded us to a suite. They even brought a bottle of wine and chocolates, very thoughtful. What I really liked about this hotel is its unique feel to it. Its an old building with modern renovations done to it. That builds character and I dig that. L'Occitane toiletries are great and there are bath robes to boot!

Will come back here again.

09/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
128. Mike D.
The most incredible staff. The room was very comfortable... had an "office" area separate from the bedroom. Worked out perfect for my business trip. Not sure of all the amenities outside of the room but I don't think you will be disappointed.

07/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
129. Rhonda R.
We visit my son often and this is a great location for us.
The staff  is very helpful, fun and like family.
We like the interior urban suite.  It is quiet and a nice size room where we feel at home.

28/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
130. Amber W.
Probably one of the best values in the city. Great rates, spacious (by SF standards) rooms, especially if you pay a few bucks more for a suite and the hotel is located in the middle of everything. It's nothing fancy and the staff could be a tad more helpful but it is super clean. Valet parking rates are out of control but that's par for the course.

Check their website and Hotel Tonight for amazing last-minute deals.

19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
131. Kimberly C.
Hotel Abri served it's purpose - I needed a clean, nice place to sleep while i was out all day touring the city.

Rooms are tight.  If you have an 'inside' room (which is a quieter room), you have no view - window looks at another building 4 feet away.  But what can you except from a city?

Hotel itself and the room were pretty modern.  Very clean.  Bed was great. Bathroom was very tight - small shower - but again, it served it's purpose.

Price was average for a city hotel.

I would recommend this for a young traveler.  If you are willing to spend $50 more a night, you can stay at a nicer hotel though.

19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
132. Peter L.
Let me break it down below as easy as possible:

Pros:
1.  Location - block away from the Powel BART station and cable car stop.  2 blocks from union square.  
2.  Friendly and helpful staff.  They took the time to help with where I needed to go or recommendations for a quick local breakfast place.
3.  Free WiFi
4.  Price - for the location the price was very fair.  Book my place on travelocity (Friday - Monday) for $130/night.  This was cheaper than booking directly on their site, saves you a few bucks.

Cons:
1.  Poor central ventilation system?  Air had a unique scent or stench...depends on your sense of smell i guess.  The hotel is right next door to a Subway sandwiches, you can smell fresh bread even on the 3rd floor where I stayed.
2.  Small rooms and bathrooms, if you are the type that expects a big bathroom don't stay here then.  Bathroom had the basics sink, toilet, shower.  No countertop to put anything due to limited space.  
3.  The room was windows/walls did not insulate much of the noisy streets below.  There is lounge across the streets so around 2AM you can hear the drunks yelling.

Overall - with the price you can't beat it if you are looking for a place to stay in the city.  You don't need a car to get around because the public transportation is so useful, (BART, MUNI).  Hope this review helps!

11/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
133. Kristina S.
I stayed at Hotel Abri a few nights ago. I stayed in an urban suite which is their second best room! I'm not sure how it could get any better since this room was already wonderful enough!

When you walk through the door you enter the living room and to your right is the bathroom and to the left is the bedroom. I especially liked having the bathroom and bedroom separated. It's good for privacy but also the living couch is a pull out, so if you bring children they don't have to cross through the bedroom for the bathroom!

If the bedroom wasn't wonderful enough, the staff were! They were so friendly and nice, also very funny! They were very informative and answered all the questions I had for them. I liked that there was a spot set up with all the restaurants that would be open during thanksgiving holiday, what time all the shops opened for Black Friday, and more.

Needless to say, this won't be my last visit to Hotel Abri!
Thank you!

24/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
134. Jason S.
We stayed here for a two night stay in late March.  It was affordable and in a great location.

Room was nicely decorated. Desk staff was helpful with the few needs we had (booking a shuttle, restaurant recommendation).

The neighborhood is a bit noisy and I was up a few times at night because of street noise, trucks and other urban sounds. Nothing terribly unexpected given the location.

06/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
135. Angelica R.
my boyfriend and i came on vacation to San Fran and we both loved our stay. we stayed 3 nights, 4 days. we had a crazy early flight so we had to leave our bags at the hotel and kill some time. they said they would probable be able to get us in our room in a few hrs since it was so early so me and boyfriend went to the wharf. after about 2 hrs they called me and said our room was available, it was really nice to get in our room so early cause we were so crazy tired from our 6am flight.

the staff was great and helpful, they were really helpful about transportation to and from the airport and we had asked about using a dvd and it was in our room by the time we got back.

we had a king room, and i think they actually upgraded our room from a standard king. the bed was really comfortable, it was good size room with a little eating table.

the location was absolutely perfect as well, right in the middle of where you would want to be. there are shops all around you and the best part was that all the transportation spots were right around the corner. the trolley just a corner a way, the F-Bus was across the street from the trolley so it was really easy for us to get around and quick to get back to the hotel

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
136. Aubree H.
Alright Hotel Abri, you gain a couple stars for reviewing your yelp page and actually refunding the price of the valet service, which was my primary, and really, only complaint about the hotel. That said, I still don't recommend you use their valet service, but the hotel is a-ok beyond that.

And, in case it wasn't stressed well enough in my first review amidst the bitterness of waiting for valet, the beds are SUPER COMFORTABLE! :)

30/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. diewney n.
Smells really old with a modern decor. The 10 dollar extra charge on your bill will be for the water in the room that they conveniently DO NOT label with a price or charge, at least in our room. We would never stay there again, especially for that insane price.

22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
138. John C.
We booked here using the hotels tonight app.  Thankfully, we got Hotel Abri. Friendly staff and it is in a great location! It is super easy to get around from here.  The rooms a bit small, but clean and modern.

25/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
139. Thomas K.
What a great turn of the century building! Updated lobby and rooms, but still maintains the old world character.  Got a great rate on Hotels.com .  Location was perfect.  A little noisy at times, but it's Union Square, this should be expected.  Definately staying here again during my next trip to SFO.

23/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Grace C.
I wanted to book a hotel room for a weekend getaway and was directed to Hotel Abri.

Located at Powell St & Cyril Magnin St, the hotel was not hard to find. Valet is $35 per car overnight with in & out privileges. We were quickly checked into the hotel and on our merry way to the room.

Their FeatherBone bed is WONDERFUL!!!!!
I have a hard time sleeping away from my own bed because hotel beds tend to be too soft due to extended use. I like firmer beds, but I didn't have any problems here. I slept like a baby! The bed was nice and soft, but still gave me the back support I needed. Their pillow were like sleeping on air. One of the best night's sleep I've had! After my stay, I went onto the website to get more info on their beds and its also available for purchase exclusively through Larkspur.

We were on the 2nd floor, and thankfully not a long walk from the elevator. Inside the room, they have the usual amenities; flat-screen TV, coffee maker, small refrigerator, safe, iron & ironing board, etc. Our room was facing Infusion Lounge (it was fun seeing who was going in and out of the club). Our room was a handicap room, so we had a large bathroom and lots of room to move around. I forgot my iPhone charger (ugh!!) but thankfully the room had a iPod docking station, that charged my phone and also played my playlist on my phone (A+) Also FREE wifi! (A++)

Overall, I had a great experience staying at Hotel Abri. Hotel service was great. The hotel is modern and trendy. The gentlemen that helps us (forgot his name Bill? John?) had on Giants swag and orange shoe laces, giving the hotel a fun/relaxed/friendly feel to it, but still being professional when they greeted us and checked us in. They offer complementary shots of their signature drink at the front desk during happy hour. Their rooms are on the pricey side, but worth the splurge every once in a while.

Thanks Hotel Abri for making my weekend complete :)

03/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
141. Myra R.
I really liked this place. It's a small boutique hotel located in the center of every shoppers dream! My parents and I got the Urban Suite. It was perfect for us! Puccini's downstairs had a wonderful
atmosphere.

Note: there is a 40-50 dollar (depending on size of car) valet fee PER night. Even if you parked it in an adjacent public parking area they charge the same and good luck trying to find street parking without a meter.

I would definitely stay here again.

04/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
142. Michael C.
Really enjoyed the hotel and the location couldn't have been any better. It is right across the street from Infusion Lounge so if you are staying on a low floor on the weekends it can get a little noisy late on the weekends. Small price to pay for the perfect location in the city. You are not steps away from Union Square, you are in Union Square. The rooms were nice although we though it smelled a little funny, like a commercial cleaning product. The lobby has key card entrance late at night and has a very modern feel. Free wifi. We paid $130 a night in January through Jetsetter.

29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Noel M.
I never noticed Hotel Abri's inconspicuous doorway tucked between more grandeur entries.  It was their Holiday Food & Wine Party that caused me to search the hotel out.  The appetizers from Puccini & Pinetti were essentially gone upon arrival but Blondie's Pizza was soon ordered.  The wine on the other hand was free flowing.  Most notably, I was introduced to Motorcycle Wineries who renewed my appreciation for apple cider.  This hotel is trying really hard to be sleek and modern but I'm not sure they're really pulling it off.

14/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
144. Peter H.
Great location & service. Comfy bed & pillows.

But, Abri had a FIRE on 5th floor, when we tried to chk in= Scary !

Lotsa fire trucks but later ok. We stayed on 3rd floor & no issues. Good happy hr in adjacent restaurant/bar.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
145. Steven R.
The good: big TV with easily accessible inputs. Great toiletries. Bath robes. Moderately priced snacks/sodas available downstairs. Free Wi-Fi.

The bad: valet parking is easy to miss and you end up driving in circles and costs $35 (not bad for SF but still plays into this Texan's experience), wall sockets near bed are inaccessible (I hate this), rooms are very small, had trouble getting comfortable in the bed (may have been the alcohol though), air conditioner is a window unit and air flow restricted if you have the curtains closed, noises audible from other room sometimes.

It wasn't terrible but I'll probably go with a different hotel next visit.

23/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
146. Anthony R.
Small rooms, but that's what you get in San Francisco. This is a boutique style hotel that is right next to the Powell station with the cable cars and there's tons of shopping close by. Overall a very nice place to stay. It's right next store to a nice Italian restaurant that's open for breakfast lunch and dinner and you can even order room service from them. The rooms were very nice though not very large as I mentioned earlier. Friendly, helpful staff that helped out a bunch with directions and recommendations. Wilmer at the front desk was especially nice and accommodating. If I need a place to stay near union square I would bring my business back to the hotel Abri. The one star off is for the rude woman at the front desk one night I was here , I will not mention her name.

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. Malia S.
Great location. Staff is personable and professional. Rooms are clean and comfortable, if a little tight on space. Decor is new and modern.

If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room away from the street (night club in the hotel across the street) and stairs/elevator. Otherwise, no complaints.

20/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
148. Cher A.
So, going to San Fran and staying in a hotel is NOT the cheapest thing, mind you. FInding a hotel in SF that isn't $250 a night in a good area (meaning not in Tenderloin) is pretty hard.

However, we managed to find a decent boutique hotel by the name of Hotel Abri that has the nicest management ever! It wasn't cheap, no, but it was cheaper than most. But it wasn't in Tenderloin either. It is in Downtown SF, we could walk to everything! The F street car, all the busses, the Cable car was just around the corner! It was such a perfect location!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The people at the front desk say hi everyday, the person who opens the door is happy all the time, they let you keep your bags before and after you check out, the cleaning ladies are the sweetest people ever- they clean your room EVERYDAY AND CHANGES THE TOWLES EVERYDAY!!! Amazing. On the last day we asked for an extra towel and toiler paper, guess what? Less than 5 mins, they came up.

The room in itself is small but we were barely there anyways. Room was clean, everything was nice. It was just cosy. I liked hanging out in the room.

Overall nice hotel, nice people, nice room.... perfect location for a tourist - just great :D

27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
149. Natasha H.
I was very happy with this choice. Great location. Nice hotel. Big clean rooms. Free coffee in the morning. Staff is very nice as well.

29/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. Avi F.
Hung a DO NOT DISTURB sign ("Stay Away" in their language).
Suddenly, on the 2nd evening, a hotel employee came to our room, stuck his master key in (completely ignoring the door sign!!!!) and opened the door, WHILE my girlfriend was standing there entirely undressed !!!!
Thankfully, she was able to jump behind the door and scream at him.
I instantly called to complain, but all the hotel manager said to me was "I'm sorry"...

The water at the shower was barely streaming; maybe a 5th floor is a problem?!
2 power outlets at the work desk, but none is working.
There are A/C units in the windows (we had a suite), but if you want to operate them (for heating...) you must give up privacy, as they can't operate while the shades are down...
One of the amenities indicated on Expedia was a valet parking; they just fail to mention they charge you $40/day + tax, so 3 parking days turned $136.

We're both experienced corporate travelers and in the Abri hotel case, NEVER AGAIN!

26/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
151. Staci M.
The toll-free reservations phone number does not work. After being on hold for five minutes, it disconnects you. This happened five times in two days. I also sent emails to the reservations email address, but never received a response. I called the hotel directly twice (I waited 24 hours for the confirmation of the change request before I called the second time). The person I spoke with was friendly enough, but other than reporting the problems to his superiors, he did not grasp the inconvenience and cannot resolve the problems. I book travel for my employer and I do not have time for a reservations modification to take three days, five phone calls and three emails.

17/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
152. Tim K.
Pleasantly surprising. No fitness center here but a really great restaurant just off the lobby. The rooms are bigger than most hotel rooms with large cabinets and drawers for your stuff. Even in the bathroom I could put all my clothes away and still have space. Looking forward to the next time.

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
153. Leah N.
Thank you Hotel Abri for a PERFECT honeymoon stay.

Part 3 of our honeymoon led us to San Fran for 4 days. I was waiting on something to book to see if I could score a last minute deal. Hotel Tonight was offering the Abri for around $125 a night and I had a $25 off reward. I was a bit leery but considering I booked it 3 hours before we arrived, I had to go with the flow.

This hotel was perfection for us. The location, the service, the little extras, were all amazing.

PROS:

-Right next to Powell and Cable Cars ** line is always long here, walk up a few blocks!

-Great selection of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, transportation all steps away!

-Service was great. We were greeted every time we walked by the front desk. They even sent up a bottle of wine and a nice card for our honeymoon.

-While rooms are small, the storage space is nice. Good shelving in bathroom, closest space is sufficient, drawers, etc. It was cozy but we are in SF to explore, not hang in a bedroom all day.

-Little touches here and there :)

CONS:

-The only thing I could possibly think of is the noise level because you are very close to the street. BUT, this was not a problem for us. We were on the 3rd floor directly above the hotel doors. There is a nightclub across the street which on the weekends is packed. Honking cars, an occasional cop car or ambulance, lots of noise. We never once got woken up by any of it. Simply turn on your AC unit and us the fan. It seriously drowns out all the city noise.

I'D stay here again in a heartbeat.

10/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
154. Chuck D.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 night stay here with friends the weekend of the San Francisco marathon. I'd recommend people to stay here if they want to be able to walk to Union Square, Chinatown or Nob Hill. The Abri is so close to the Powell St BART station, as well. Plenty of options... The cable car route is steps away from the hotel.

I read other Yelper's reviews and asked for an "inside" room so as not to face the street and risk any noise from the club across the street at night. We were put on the 4th floor. Room 411, to be exact. My friends were running in the marathon and I wanted a quiet night's sleep for everybody. And it certainly was... Thank you to the Yelpers and their advice.

First impression. The lobby was NICE.... Shades of brown and orange on a modern but not trying too hard tip. This is a nice boutique hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful with my questions.... Even hailing me a cab so I can get to Golden Gate Park to see my friends finish their race. I found it super cool that the entire front desk staff/doorman wore black Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers... The front desk also had drinks as a refreshment available to their guests on their way out or heading in... Thought that was a nice touch.

The elevators and lobby certainly did have an aroma of fresh baked bread from Subway or waffle cones from Cold Stone which were located right outside the lobby doors... If you've ever stayed in a small hotel in the city you know the elevators are small. No different here. 6 people max. Smelled like bread baking in there, too... Could be a lot worse. I'll take the bakery smell any day.

The room we had was nice. 2 full sized beds. I was pleased with it. Modern touch with the paint and head board. The beds were so damn comfortable I found it hard to get up in the morning. I haven't slept that good in months... Amazing. Flat screen was good. Good sized desk and small refrigerator for drinks were a plus. Enough hangers were provided in the closet. Another plus. The bathroom was small but decent. The shower head they had in the stand-up shower, I was really happy with... I need one of those in my life.

We used the hotel valet for parking our car. $35 plus tax per night and we totally thought it was worth it. Ins and outs included. We called down 10 mins ahead of when we needed it and they'd bring the car up. I read that other people had issues with wait time but we certainly did not.

I highly recommend the Hotel Abri for your stay in the city... I'd definitely stay there again. Damn, those beds are super COMF!!!

07/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
155. Bran M.
Pros:
GREAT location
Price is right
Charming modern decor
Helpful Staff
Inward-facing rooms (i.e. no street noise)

Cons:
Small rooms (but perfect for a solo traveler)
Some hall noise (old building)
Somewhat slow WiFi (nothing I couldn't deal with)

Some also may be turned off by the window A/C unit. It DOES get stuffy in the bathroom sometimes, but I thought this to be a minor inconvenience.

All in all, it's a boutique hotel at a good price. As long as you know what to expect, you will have a good experience. The staff is friendly and helpful. I would strongly consider staying at Hotel Abri again!

11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
156. Van N.
Cozy and updated are the exact words that I would describe Hotel Abri. This hotel is centrally located in Downtown SF and is just a couple minutes away from all the shops and bars you need to have an awesome weekend. I booked through Jetsetter and paid $138 (Friday night) for a Deluxe King.

Upon check-in, I was greeted by a friendly receptionist, Ray, who was friendly and very accommodating. I had booked a room for one night as a present for my friend. I requested that upon check-out that no receipts was to be given and much more. All of these requests were fulfilled. My only complaint is that the room was fairly small... However, I expected this after reading several reviews and noticing that most rooms in downtown are small. The Deluxe King was doable for two people but I would recommend the suite if you have more travellers. Also, the bathroom was a shower (no tub). Overall, my friends and I enjoyed the experience at Hotel Abri. I would definitely come back!

02/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
157. Tram N.
This hotel for some reason was really hard to find for me and not many of the taxi drivers knew where it was either.

I booked the Oasis suite and a connecting double double deluxe for my sister's bachelorette night in the city. Checking in and out was easy. The double double deluxe is anything but deluxe. Definitely not worth the price, but it was worth it for the convenience of our activities being only a mile away from the hotel.

The meters across the street are money eaters! 1 minute for $0.05 and 2 minutes for $0.10. I stopped trying to see how many minutes we could get for $0.25 but it is totally not worth it.

I wish they had more than one valet person at a time and I especially wish they had a doorman.

Ice is on the 4th floor.

Infusion Lounge is right across the street so noise level is fairly high even with windows close. This is something to think about if you want a quiet hotel.

$35 parking for valet and an extra $4-5 parking tax, which really makes it $40 total. Very expensive but for convenience it's expected.

02/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
158. Karen J.
I'm here for the two day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Walk and upon our check in today we were greeted by super friendly bellman who just happened to also pour some yummy vodka shots!! Now that's what I'm talking about. Cozy bed & nice & clean.

27/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
159. Dana R.
Came into town from napa valley for dinner and decided to stay the night rather than drive back ... booked a queen deluxe on hoteltonight.com ... for a discount room, it was okay.  Very small with an in-window A/C unit ... the bathroom has no fan and there are no screens on the windows.  You can, but don't want to open the windows for all of the pigeons (if you're in an interior room).  So, after a shower, the room gets extremely stuffy.

The walls are thin so we could hear people in the neighboring room -- we were on the top floor right next to the elevator -- couldn't hear the elevator (thankfully), but was awakened at 7 am by a chorus of forcefully cooing pigeons ... probably better than an Ellis street facing room due to the late night lounge across the street.  We were told to try a room facing Cyril Magnan street next time.

The bed was a bit bouncy but the pillows were in decent shape.  I liked the oversized sink in the bathroom.  There had better be no bed bugs (they aren't listed on the bedbugregistry.com ) ... I didn't see any evidence ... if they appear at my house, I'll update ...

The staff was very nice and the valet was both present and efficient when we arrived and left the hotel.  There was a dj hosted happy hour with wine in the lobby when we checked in -- a tad cheezy ...

For the discounted price, I'd stay here again for a quick overnight visit ... it's not anywhere I'd stay for a longer period of time ... it's just too small and not comfortable enough.

24/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
160. Anide J.
My bf and I stayed here for one night, before leaving SF. We paid $266 for a (very) small, but nice, room (queen). The room and bathroom was clean and neat, kind of out-of-date, and the complimentary shampoo/conditioner smelled lovely! The receptionist was really friendly and helpful. Cons: only valet parking and no complimentary breakfast...

23/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
161. nam v.
This place is amazing. Comfy, intimate, and FREAKIN AWESOME. I went here with my gf, and I called ahead to see if they can do anything special since it was our anniversary. I spoke to Wilmer who is the concierge there, and he said they were able to get 6 chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and a dozen roses. When i went to check in, we were greeted by a very nice front desk representative. Extremely nice and friendly. We got our keys and went to the room for a great nice surprise we got upgraded to a suite, and they also got the champagne and roses and strawberries.

This place is awesome i love it, and I definitely will be coming back.

Thanks for a very memorable experience!

11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Pamela G.
I freaking love Hotel Abri. I came here for a much needed mommy mental health weekend. This hip boutique hotel is a breath of fresh air from the typical stuffy, corporate place. I got a great deal on hotels.com for the Urban Suite which was well worth the price and more. Front desk is fun and helpful-down to earth and incredibly friendly. The room was fantastic-a separate sitting room with a sofa bed and a bedroom. Both with flat screen tv's with Direct TV. The bathroom is nicely sized and the lighting is great-imperative for hair and make-up;). Also, free wi-fi!!!! I didn't see l'occitane products but that's not a big deal. I love the style and charm of this place. It's modern touches only add to the character of this  building!

It's very close to the BART station and right by the heart of Union Square. Plus within walking distance to great bars, such as Rye and Big.

The hotel is adjacent to Subway Sandwiches so the hallways smell like baking bread and the elevators smell like baking cookies. Could be a good thing depending on who you are.

03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
163. Ken W.
The Abri plusses:
- Very convenient location (despite all the construction work around the hotel)
- Comfy bed
- Very friendly staff (Edwin called me by name every time I saw him "Good Morning, Mr....")
- Free gumballs in the lobby!
- Had the option to get a Starbucks gift card instead of maid service - great idea - very 'green'

The minuses:
- Lighting in the room was very gloomy.  The overhead light was annoying and lit things up, but it was like being at my parents house - everything was light, but not usefully.  
- Shower was very narrow despite the wider shower curtain rod.
- Lots of messages about conserving water and resources, and yet the bathroom sink faucet kept running for a few seconds after turning it off.  Every time.  Wasteful.
- Hated the TV remote (a sleep timer?).  Lousy choice of stations, unfriendly remote.  Most of the time, I kept the TV off because it was irritating.  I dislike Direct TV.
- Somewhat antique in-window air conditioner.
- When I pulled up for valet for my car, I waited quite awhile (while looking in the lobby at the front desk).  I finally called the hotel to ask them if they had valet service.  They gave an 'oops' and got someone out there to park the car.
- The elevators.  What year is this?  You can fit 3.5 people in the incredibly slow elevators.  My bags had to come up on a separate trip - couldn't fit me and the bags in the elevator at the same time.  Had I known, I would have asked for a room on a lower floor to avoid the endless elevator ride.

Keep trying, Abri.  You need to go from "okay" to "great".

08/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
164. Pauline E.
I've stayed in Hotel Abri twice now and have been happy both times.  Conveniently located near Union Square (but a little hidden--if you're not looking for it, you might miss it), but with fair prices for the area and the rooms.  Also near a lot of public transportation options.

What really impresses me is the customer service.  The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating, allowing us to check in earlier than usual, check out a little later than we needed to, allowing us to store our luggage for a few hours, and generally working to make our stay enjoyable.  I can't recommend this place enough if you're looking for somewhere to stay in the city.

01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
165. Aly Y.
We only stayed here one night in late June.  Chose this hotel for its proximity to a BART station and based on the largely positive Yelp reviews.  Based on our short stay, we found the staff to be friendly, the rooms to be too dark (no light over the shower!), and the carpet was not cleaned well (stepped on a small plastic stick which if pointed the wrong way, could have hurt my foot).  Also, my husband complained about fire engine sirens all night (near a fire station?)  Glad we stayed here on a Monday night though when the nightclub across the street was closed.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
166. Wael S.
Hotel Abri is a very welcoming, wonderful, great hotel. We hosted a hotel block here and they were very accommodating and no guests had a single complaint. Staff and block staff were wonderful. Only reason they have 4 stars is for the price they charge (since they are a botique hotel) you could stay in Parc 55 across the street.

28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
167. Amy G.
Rooms are small and noisy. Staff is unfriendly and not very responsive. Definitely wouldn't recommend this place.

26/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
168. Brandon S.
Fantastic hotel very cute and ckean. Great staff and excellent customer service. Unreal location in heart of everything by Union Square..highly recommend staying here. Hotel manager Dan Novelli, very friendly and we will return for sure.

31/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Rachel M.
The accommodations were nice and the location is hard to beat. However, I don't think I'd stay here again. My car was broken into at the Ellis-O'Farrell garage during our stay at Abri, and I was pretty freaked out about leaving my car anywhere with the back window busted out. I had a long conversation with Peter at the front desk. He was rude, unhelpful, and offered no help or suggestions. My friend was in from out of town and had a 6am flight - driving all the way back to my house in Sonoma wasn't an option. Finally I asked if I could just cancel my second night's reservation, and all he said was, "No." Not even, "I'm sorry, but no." Just no. Perhaps we caught each other on a bad night, or perhaps I'm holding a grudge, but I just wouldn't try it again unless I got an amazing price or something.

29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
170. Meredith R.
The number of hotels to choose from in the Union Square area can be mind-boggling, but we were extremely satisfied with the Hotel Abri.

Location:
In the middle of everything. You will have an infinite amount of choices of restaurants and public transportation is just a block away (The Powell BART Street and Muni station stations). If you forget somethings like I did, there's a mall across Market Street and a Walgreens almost every block. The Tenderloin is pretty close, but that is a distinct San Francisco neighborhood.

Rooms:
Some people are saying the street noise is loud. When we checked in we were asked if we wanted an interior or exterior (street view) room. We chose an interior room and it was very quiet. Besides that, we had a suite and it was very nice. The bed was clean and comfortable. Everything was brand new from the remodel.

Staff:
Always friendly and helpful. Housekeeping was particularly fast and efficient

You will not be disappointed with the Hotel Abri.

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. Raymond S.
Very bad customer service by the manager chris dove. No respect for customers and do not know how to talk to customer. Say one thing and charge your credit card for it later.

You book a room and it is not available when you check in and that is the customer fault for booking through hotels . Com

12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
172. Cathryn M.
The hotel is awesome . Our room was upgraded to a very nice suite . We use this for many of our top accounts for accomadations and now I can see why. Staff was very attentive fun wonderful accomadations and located to everywhere you could want to be in the city. We actaully choose this last minute fleet week for our 30th anniversary and was pleasantly surprised how nice this is :) highly recommend this property to all and I am hard to please since senior agent at CWT and kind of picky I think .

13/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
173. Ann S.
First, a BIG THANKS to Toby in the Reservations Department.  Because this was my first time staying at Hotel Abri, I had many questions, and at one point I thought that the reservation agent might have considered me a "high maintenance guest."  Toby was terrific - he clearly wanted to help me learn about the different types of rooms, and he not only was patient with all of my questions, his information made me look forward to my stay even more!  The Hotel was great - fast and friendly service at the front desk, the room was spacious and spotless, the price seemed more than reasonable for a top-notch hotel in the Union Square Area of San Francisco, and the restaurant is terrific. I was lucky enough to meet Chris, the manager -- he genuinely made me feel welcome!!  I would recommend Hotel Abri to anyone wanting a ***** Hotel without paying ***** prices!

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04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
174. Elaine G.
Scene: 1 King bed room, work trip

My ultimate takeaways from staying here are 1.) Location 2.) Nice, big bathroom (considering!). As a tradeoff, the hotel was clearly a renovation project since there are many elements, like in the hallways and some aspects of the rooms that don't match the modern decor at all.

With that being said, that's not an issue unless you're looking for a full service, cookie cutter (Hyatt, Marriott, etc) type hotel. While Hotel Abri is a boutique hotel and may not have all the amenities of a full service hotel like room service or a fitness center, this hotel is amazingly central to the Union Square area. It is quite literally across the street from the SF Shopping Center and around the corner from the Powell/cable car turnstile. I think my wallet suffered the most, as I found many excuses to waltz less than block to Forever 21 and H&M. It was also super close to Blue Bottle, which I happily frequented every morning (and you should too). And as I said, the bathroom is impressively huge (while the room itself was pretty tiny). If you are a very large and tall man and or are staying with more than 2 people, it will probably feel a bit tight, but I think the location and general decor more than make up for it.

The staff was always very friendly and super accommodating.  

Safety - like any of the hotels around this area, be aware of your surroundings and just don't wander into the Tenderloin (just a couple blocks left of the hotel down Ellis).

10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
175. Binh T.
I was not too pleased here. After all the recent top rated reviews, I thought I was in for a treat. Sadly, I was in for a disappointing shock instead.

To start off, the hotel itself was so hard to find. There was a small sign right next to the Subway sandwich shop. To be honest, had I not seen the tips for the location being next to Subway's, we would have continued to drive in circles.

I do give it some stars as the staff was very nice and accommodating. They greeted us as we walked in and out and answered all my questions.

The elevator was unreal. It says maximum capacity of 4 people. Luckily, half of my friends are tiny and we managed to fit 5. When we got to our room, the suite, it was equivalent to the size of a Vegas standard room. Maybe this is normal for san Francisco? But for the price paid, I presumed I would get a little more leg room to roam around.

The room itself included a desk with  the flat screen TV and mini fridge right next to the door. The pull out sofa was dead center of the living area with a round table to the side next to the window. The bedroom included the king bed, a closet with a full mirror inside, another TV, and the bathroom.

Overnight parking is $45 but you can come and go as you please for one flat rate a night. I personally think Hotel Abri was overpriced.

10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
176. J A.
I hate to be this person but they have bed bugs and the manager Dan was very rude when I approached him about this. Instead of being apologetic he claimed they were mosquito bites. I grew up in the mid west, I know what misquote bites look like. Nothing like this. They said they would "inspect" the room and get back to me. Wtf.

23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
177. Natalie M.
I stayed at this boutique hotel during my recent trip to San Francisco.

Pros:

1) Good location. The hotel is a short walk from the mall, restaurants, and public transportation.

2) Reasonable rates. The room rate is a lot cheaper than other hotels in the area.

3) The front desk staff are all very nice and helpful.

Cons:

1) Rooms are smelly, poorly ventilated, and tiny.

2) The bathrooms are stocked with generic bath and body products instead of the L' Occitane branded products promised on the website.

3) Weak wifi signal. The wifi is free, but the signal is so weak you might as well use your data plan or try to connect to wifi at one of the nearby cafés or restaurants.

4) No on-site gym. The hotel does offer a $15 day pass to work out at a nearby hotel.

5) No view from the window in the room.

6) Ill-equipped business center. I wasn't able to print my boarding pass on my departure date since the printer in the business center (i.e. cubby hole with a computer) was broken.

I had an ok stay at Hotel Abri, but I'd probably go with a nicer hotel on my next trip to San Francisco.

09/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
178. Roxane F.
I love the decor of this hotel. It's modern and quirky. The location is awesome as it's right in downtown SF with all the shops, restaurants, and transportation. You could ever need.

I stayed in the deluxe queen room for around $110. It was a little small but the room itself was really nice. It was clean well maintained and had some nice little touches. The only negative thing I have to say is that the bed was pretty lumpy. You could feel where people had slept over time and that made it hard to fall asleep. Overall though I would recommend this hotel. For the price,
It was very nice and the location is hard to beat.

21/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
179. Mark S.
This hotel is centrally located in Union Square and is a great starting place to venture out into the city. I stayed in the Urban Suite, which was spacious, clean, and had the amenities I needed. Yes, this place can be noisy at night, but it is located next to several bars. The only issue I had was problems with not receiving the room key the first time, and then having it deactivate for our late checkout. All in all though, it was a very pleasant stay.

09/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Justin C.
I dunno.. I kinda want to give this place two stars, but - I feel like I'd be over-reacting.

Here's the thing, my friend and I just arrived from an incredible vacation in Cambodia and stayed at a hotel that I would rate ten stars if I could. Being Cambodia, of course, it was also less than half the price of a night at the Abri. It's not a fair comparison, I know that.

Still, it was a bit of a shock to the system to arrive in a room that smelled like the windows had been closed since 1970 - it was unbelievably musty in there, and the dinky in-window air conditioner wasn't super helpful at cooling down the room, or getting much fresh air in (but good at being noisy!), so we left it on 'hi' and got the hell out for a couple hours.

The place seemed like it was trying, but our room needed some TLC. The couch was clearly past its prime, as was the carpet. I didn't realize the reading lamp attached to the wall next to the bed was in some kind of delicate weak-spring-loaded balance so it went crashing to the floor as soon as I touched it. The bathroom seemed recently renovated, but the shower drain was so slow we had to stop after a few minutes to avoid flooding the bathroom. Also - this is super selfish of me, because I know there's a drought - but the public-bathroom-ultra-low-flow sprinkler nozzle on the bathroom sink was like the nail in the coffin for me. I could barely get enough water out of there to get my toothbrush wet.

SF is expensive, it just seemed so frustrating to be paying comparatively so much for a room and getting something that, aside from the location, wasn't any better than some Super 8 motels I've stayed in. I'm completely serious about this.

Front desk staff was nice and all - and I'm sure they probably would've done something had I brought it up, but I hate complaining.

The stay was fine, not good, not great, not bad - just fine.

13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
181. Gloria C.
Hotel Abri was ALMOST a disaster.

We had a long day in the city and were just wiped from the trekking, shopping, walking and wine drinking. We arrived at Hotel Abri to check in around 9pm and was greeted by a friendly front desk representative. She calmly greeted us then told us that although we booked a suite, none were available and she would be putting us in a regular room, their only one left for the night. Wait a second, stop right there. What?

We had booked the room through Hotel Abri via phone, not a third party site. We paid a significantly higher price for the Urban Suite and were being downgraded to a non suite room even though our credit card was already CHARGED for the suite price. The representative told us the manager may be able to offer us a better solution but he wouldn't be in until 9am the next day.  She said she may be able to "upgrade" us (aka give us the room we paid for) tomorrow but we would just have to stay posted.

Wow. Anyways, we weren't happy but took the regular room, hoping the manger would refund us the amt later for the price difference. When I got to the hotel room, I found a stain on the comforter cover and had to call Housekeeping.  There was so a mysterious hair in the shower which I kindly flushed down the drain.

The next morning, front desk manager Dan worked his magic and once again made us believers of Hotel Abri. He was courteous, apologetic and immediately upgraded us to an even more expensive suite than we originally booked in addition to giving us a $50 refund for the first night. I felt this was a reasonable compromise. He also had our luggage transferred for us, and gave us a free bottle of wine on the house.

From reading the reviews of other Yelpers, it appears that our situation has happened to other vacationers but thankfully we had our concerns addressed promptly by hotel management.

Other than the initial snafu, our stay was very pleasant. The amenities were great- Direct TV, modern bathrooms, mini fridge, plenty of outlets, bathroom scale which was odd but useful. It's in a great location, literally one block from Powell Station around the corner from Urban Outfitters, Burger King, Uniqlo and Gap. A few things to note though-  because the location is very central, it gets very noisy at night. Infusion Lounge is located across the street and often has a long line of people waiting outside on the weekends so we definitely heard some hootin and hollerin through the window. Also, the elevator is dinky and has a 4 person maximum which was quite strange. Voss water available but at a steep price of $4/bottle.

I'm so glad our almost disaster was averted. Thank you manager Dan for helping us resolve our problems and for being so professional and helpful. Hotel Abri... Four stars!

16/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
182. Elaine M.
The staff was great! The hotel is right next to busy streets so there will be noise if your window is facing Ellis Street.

The rooms have a homey feeling, the manager mentioned that it used to be an apartment complex.

Right next to Union Square.. Wouldn't suggest going towards Mason street and further since its pretty ghetto.

Overall great hotel with a fabulous price (:

21/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
183. Morgan M.
By far one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had! My friend and I stayed for my for a night on my 25th birthday and were not ready to leave the next morning. Wilmer greeted us, gave us recommendations for local eateries and bars and sent a special birthday gift up to the room for us. Joel, the bellhop was also exceptionally friendly and helpful. Contrary, to many of the Yelp reviews my friend and I felt safe, well taken care of and we will absolutely be back. Thank you Hotel Abri!

28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
184. Kelly C.
This place was great! The staff was friendly. The room was clean. The location is great, accessible to major neighborhoods in SF. Free WiFi!

My arrangements via AirBnb fell through at the last minute (important to overcommunicate with your host!) and my friend and I were in desperate search of a nice hotel STAT (we got into SF around 11pm). We went through Booking.com and Abri hotel came up at a fair price and with vacancy.

The hotel is a downtown boutique hotel with modern arrangements and furniture. There's a fireplace with seating on the main floor by the receptionist desk. The receptionist was very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and the shower had great water pressure. When we went out the next morning, we could walk to anywhere we wanted to go. The only downside to the hotel is that it is right across the street from Infusion Lounge and it gets fairly loud during the weekends even with the windows closed.

I would recommend and come back again!

03/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
185. Elena R.
Clean rooms, smart utilization of space,  great customer service, great location, the most comfortable beds and pillows!!!! Very reasonable pricing for the location and accommodations.  Must try bruschetta in hotel's restaurant Puccini &Pinetta.
This is THE place to stay while in San Francisco. Walking distance to Embarcadero, Market street, Union square and great shopping. Yes, some noise from the street but you are in a city after all :).

04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
186. Mark H.
A very centrally located hotel, a two minute walk to union square.

The staff are lovely and the wifi is free.

There is no gym which is always disappointing, especially when you are jet-lagged and wake up at 5am with no where to go and nothing to do.

The rooms are big, clean, with big screen TVs and comfy beds.

If the amenities list is unimportant to you and what you want is a great room in the heart of the city, then this is a good place to come.

04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
187. Jessica D.
Hotel Abri was very welcoming. I loved the night crew who help us Saturday night. The rooms are a little small but very homey. It is a great getaway hotel to stay and very close to shopping, eating and having drinks with friends. We did a lot of walking.

I will definitely be back.

03/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Elizabeth H.
Cute boutique hotel. Price is reasonable for this location. Way over priced for valet parking but you're really left with no choice. Rooms are small, but cute. Restrooms not bad, water pressure for shower and faucet sucks. Overall it's decent.

3 stars for it being so close to everything downtown and the wonderful staff.

Will probably stay again.

03/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
189. Joe S.
This place is great. Just be careful at night and watch out for parking. The 50 dollar valet is worth it. Overnight parking places are 40 at least.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
190. Ashley R.
Overall great hotel. The room isn't huge & it was only me and my husband so we really didn't need too much space anyway.

PROS
Amazing Location
Very clean
Modern
Very friendly staff
Room service is food from restaurant next to hotel

CONS
Beds a little uncomfortable
No mirrors in room other than bathroom ( hard to get ready )  
Noise from city can wake you up at night ( but you can request a room with no view for no noise)  

Not too much to complain about we really enjoyed our stay and felt comfy and cozy in our room. Location was great. After our long touristy day we would go back to union square & eat and shop a little then go back to the room. It was really convenient.

I can't say this enough but use UBER to get around San Fran. My husband and I were planning out our day and realized taking the trains and buses were just confusing and too much and we almost forgot about uber. We used it for the first time to get us from there to bike rental place up by the Golden Gate Bridge and they pick you up so quickly and the drive is fast and safe and really inexpensive. Then we just did that for our whole trip and were so glad we did.

24/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
191. Heather T.
Hotel Abri had great welcoming service by Taylor (we called early coming from the airport). We checked in early (third floor over the street). the room was small (normal for SF), but clean and had great light. The elevator also was super small (I recommend taking the stairs up and down if youre 3rd floor or lower).

There is no gym, no pool, $40 for parking, no breakfast option in the lobby.. so if youre looking for the whole experience, this may not be the place for you. If you want just a room with friendly staff and in a close-to-everything area, this place delivers.

Its near Union and the Tenderloin, so you get a ton of bums in Union begging during the day, and you see them when you walk to the convenient whiskey bars in Tenderloin later that night. WARNING: If youre a female and alone, this area may not be the best to be walking in. I was out in the evening with my guy, but during the morning/day... I was prancing around the area alone (while he slept in). We walked all the way to Fisherman's Wharf (my guy complained the entire walk) - its REALLY hilly, so wear good shoes and bring water. We cabbed to Little Italy for lunch, then walked back to the hotel through ChinaTown... all in all an easy and fun day-trip!

The only problem we really experienced IN the hotel was that it gets extremely noisy. The bed was a queen (my guy is 6'4"), which was difficult enough, but he is also a light sleeper, and even with the air conditioner on and the sound machine (yes - we bring a portable sound machine with us to cancel out noise) - we were still woken up several times all night by the bar patrons outside our window.

Overall - pleasant stay for just a quick night in the City.

23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
192. Jessica J.
3 1/2 stars really.  This is a really cute boutique hotel.   All of the accommodations are great, and you cant beat the location (just steps away from Union Square).  The only downside is that none of the suites have double beds; just a king with a pull-out sofa.

Accommodation highlights:  in-room coffee maker, attached restaurant/bar on site (which has a great happy hour), comfortable bed/bedding, and windows that actually open.  

Parking tip-if you park at the Ellis-O'farrell Garage (which is right down the street, 2 minute walk) instead of valet, you'll save a good $30.

11/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
193. Dayle R.
I cannot say enough great things about this place! A friend of mine and I were in town for a concert and unfortunately could only stay one night, we wanted to stay longer in the gorgeous suite we had. Our room was great and spacious for us 2 girls, bathroom as well. The hotel staff and managers were friendly and accommodating! We are planning on making this a yearly trip and we refuse to stay anywhere else other than the Abri! We are getting ready to book a trip there in August as well! The only downfall was being surrounded by amazing stores and spending too much money lol!

20/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
194. Alex L.
I can finally say I've found my favorite of all the little boutique hotels in downtown San Francisco. At the Hotel Abril, they've gotten all the essential elements right.

Atmosphere: The look of a downtown boutique usually runs the gamut from former beauty in desperate need of modernization to a modern minimalist look that excludes all the charm you hoped they'd keep. Here I found a good combination of old and new with all the amenities to keep today's traveler happy.

Service: I had few issues. but if I did the staff were on them as fast as if they were putting out a fire. There were 3 different front desk clerks during my time there and they all were equally professional and greeted me with a smile.

Layout: It's nice that they attach to the little wine bar next door. A built in happy hour!

Cost:  The price for what you get is still high but judging from all my stays at various hotels, it's at least consistent and competitive.

Added Bonus: Free WiFi!

03/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Kateryna G.
Pros:
- A convenient location at the Union Square. It's close to all means of public transport and the financial district
- Cheaper than other hotels in the area
- Friendly staff

Cons:
- Old smelly rooms with no daylight and air circulation
- Very uncomfortable bed and pillows. Two mornings in a row I woke up with a sore back and a neck strain, because the mattress was sinking and pillows were just awful
- A very small bathroom with no counter space if you want to put  your toiletries and makeup somewhere
- Shower is not well suited for taller people. The shower head would be about chin height for someone 6'2'' and above
- The window A/C unit looked about 30 years old
- Very slow (but free) wi-fi connection. Cell data is spotty in the rooms
- The walls are paper thin. We could hear the people above walking and talking, which is not particularly pleasant when they wake up at 6am

Overall: subpar accommodations. I'd rather pay a higher price for more comfort next time

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
196. Dennis M.
Stayed here for one night and it took me awhile to find the hotel. The entrance is sorta hard to find, as it is tucked in between businesses.

My first interaction with them was when I pulled over in the front to make a drop off but the valet guy was so rude he had to come up to me, while I am in my car, asking questions. He asked if I was planning to do a valet service, but when I said I was only planning to do a drop off, he started raising his voice on me. He stated "You have to get out of my valet then. You're taking my spot" in an irritated voice even if I told him I am only planning to do a drop off for a couple minutes. This set a bad tone for me already.

Coming in the hotel, the receiving area is nice and modern boutique hotel. We went in to the top floor for our room, and the room was small, as expected from an old building. Even if the room is small, the set up was still nice with a little bit of oddness.

The TV was set pretty far from the bed which is weird. The coffee/drinks are tucked away in the corner on top of a dresser, which is weird but not a big deal. The shower has their own shampoo/conditioner dispenser. Because of that, it felt like I was going to use a gym shower (gym showers are known to have community shampoo/conditioner). Other than that, the shower looks decent. One of the biggest thing that I cannot really accept is the view that came to greet me right when I looked out the window. I looked out the window, and literally, a foot away from me was another wall and the window of the next building. Really nice view for a cute hotel. It was rather disappointing.

One good big thing about this hotel is that wifi is free and the location. It's location is really nice, a couple blocks away from Union Square. All in all, this hotel is a decent place to stay for a night or two if you don't mind dealing with a rude valet person, and little knick knacks in your hotel room.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
197. Aimee Z.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. The service was exceptional - one time my taxi did not arrive on time and they staff were on top of it, apologized on behalf of the taxi (not the hotel's fault at all), and got me a second taxi. When the first taxi showed up they scolded the driver for me. Now, THAT is taking ownership.

The hotel itself is very cute - there were some issues with the elevators, but really, even being on the 5th floor it was no biggie. I personally didn't mind - all building in downtown San Fran are older so you're always going to have to deal with things like that now and then. The location is fantastic - walking distance to everything you need, and practically across the street from shopping.

Yes it's noisy, and the windows do open and not double pane and insulated like more modern hotels, but I appreciate all the charm it has to offer. It's San FRANCISCO, a old city with lots of history. I like that some history shows in the hotel.

The service at the restaurant was also exceptional. Very attentive staff, very professional, and bartender was hilarious.

If you need quiet, if you need modern, if you need a place with less charm and more ammenities, don't stay here. If you want a boutique hotel with lots of charm, professional, attentive, courteous staff who go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable for a VERY reasonable price, DO stay here. It is a 3.5 star hotel but the service was on point.

25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
198. Mary T.
I might not have remembered the name, but this little hotel did make a good impression on me. Full disclosure, I may or may not have originally posted this review at the wrong hotel.

I travel to San Francisco at least annually and have stayed at a number of the smaller hotels in the Union Square area and this one is one of my favorites. The hotel has everything I could want and I think the average business traveler would require. The room, while not large and frankly expected in a boutique property, was roomy enough, clean and well laid out. Had I been sharing the room, it wouldn't have felt uncomfortably cramped. The bathroom was great; not huge, as expected, but well laid out so that it wasn't a balancing act keeping all of my toiletries within reach.

The only knocks I have on the place are two and minor. Outlet placement and room service. My room had a large desk unit against the wall with a TV built into it and outlets and a USB port. The outlets seemed great, except they weren't stable, my device plugs wobbled in them on the verge of falling out and the USB port didn't work. The next closest outlet was near the room's door. Not a deal breaker, just a pain if you want to charge and use a device at the same time. I prefer to order room service for breakfast, it's a huge time saver. With room service, I had trouble getting replacement menus; I expected a replacement with each breakfast order, but never got one. After calling for one a few times, I visited the front desk and got a supply for the rest of my stay. Other than that I have no complaints.

If you're looking to stay in the Union Square area, Hotel Abri is a great option. Conveniently located, good amenities, clean rooms and a very friendly staff. It's definitely on my list of places to return.

26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
199. K C.
I would like to thank Kelly, Dan and the entire staff at the Hotel Abri for making our wedding weekend seamless.  Our guests enjoyed the rooms, service, restaurant and location.  It was perfect.  We took the Trolley to our rehearsal dinner.  Kelly took great notes about our wedding weekend and made it run smoothly.  She was there all weekend.  Her and I became very close over a year communicating through email.  She was quick to respond and went above and beyond.  The larger hotels in Union Square didn't even give us a tour of the suites.  It's also close to the Bart Station and walking distance from Union Square.
If you are looking for a hotel for your wedding party/wedding room block, this Hotel is  a MUST!  
I am sad it's over but Matthew and I will be staying there again and again!  :)

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0