Hotel Stratford

Hotel Stratford

242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
+1 415 397 7080

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Hotel Stratford
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About Hotel Stratford

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Hotel Stratford is located in Union Square, right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This hotel is steps away from cable cars and other public transportation, making it convenient to get out and explore the city. All guest rooms include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs along with modern, simple accommodations. The upgraded Superior Queen suite is situated along the front of the hotel with stunning views of the Cable Cars and Powell Street. This hotel does not allow pets. This is a basic accommodation for those wanting to stay downtown on a budget.

The Hotel Stratford offers discounted rates on town car service with referral to a local company, giving guests the option to travel around town in style. Towncars are also a great choice for business travelers, as this hotel is near the Financial District and ideal for business accommodations. Shuttle service to and from the San Francisco International Airport is available for a fee.

This hotel has a central location to all of the best sights in San Francisco. It is close to popular attractions like Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge, South Beach, Chinatown, the Fillmore, Nob Hill, Lombard Street, and plenty of shopping and dining around the area. There is also a Children’s Museum and other family-friendly activities in the area.

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Amenities at Hotel Stratford

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Executive lounge access
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Electric kettle
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle


  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental

Reviews of Hotel Stratford

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8.2 Great
Pros:The location is excellent. Near to most of the iconic places in SF.
Cons:The room is very small. The bed is not so comfortable, it could have been a better bed.
5.7 Passable
Pros:The location was great for my work trip in San Francisco. The price was great as well! It looks like it's getting an upgrade next year, that I think will be great! The room was clean and it was all I needed for my trip.
Cons:My room didn't have shampoo, soap or even a drinking cup for water, and the building didn't have any sort of drinks machine. I think with a little more attention to details like that, this hotel could be really great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Good location, close to Bart Station. I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast.
3.7 Poor
Pros:Good location
Cons:Although we booked a room with a queen-size bed, we were given a room with a double bed. The bed was too small and the room too stuffy/hot, so we asked to change rooms. They were booked and refused to switch rooms, so we ended up getting a last-minute hotel room nearby. They gave us the appropriate room the next day - the bed was better, but the window along Fulton St. couldn't close, so it was noisy. There is one elevator, and it is very slow.
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:It was basically in union square. The hotel was cleanly and the front desk staff where friendly. Breakfast was minimal but appreciated.
Cons:It was excruciatingly small. I don't mind a smaller room but I tripped over the bed, chair, and cords many times! The cleaning staff knocked on our door at 9:00 am each morning! Come on, we wanted to sleep in on our vacation!
9.4 Excellent
Pros:I booked three nights at hotel Stratford for a conference at the Hilton in Union Square. When I arrived, they informed me that there had been a bookkeeping mistake and they had overbooked for the second night. However, they had already reserved a nice room at the Adante hotel nearby and did not charge us for the second night. When I returned for the third night they upgraded me to a significantly nicer room which was much appreciated. Very friendly staff and an amazing location--I'll definitely be returning.
Cons:The elevator is a bit slow, but it's not really a problem--it encouraged me to get some exercise by using the stairs a few times :) The breakfast isn't much, but it did the job and the coffee was hot and fresh.
9.4 Excellent
Pros:The location was excellent. Also offered a complimentary continental breakfast every morning. Great value.
8.2 Great
Pros:Low cost for the area. Conveniently location. Overall my room was reasonably quite despite the proximity to Union Square.
Cons:Continental breakfast was pretty poor. Coffee was pretty watered down. I decided not to eat there during my 4-day stay.
6.5 Okay
Pros:The location was good just off Union Square and the staff were really pleasant & helpful.
Cons:As other guests say very noisy from the trams & also some construction work going on nearby which started very early morning. We had to have windows open as the room was small & stuffy. The rooms are quite shabby & need upgrading. Our room was very small & only had one small cupboard to hang things & no drawers apart from one very small shallow one. As we stayed for 5 nights this was really inconvenient as we lived out of our suitcases which we kept tripping over. The lift was very slow which was inconvenient as we were on the 5th floor
5.1 Passable
Pros:Convenient area and affordable
Cons:Very slow elevator. Uncomfortable bed, tiny shower. Sink is right next to bed.


242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

What's nearby

  • Museum of Modern Art0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.6 mi
  • Asian Art Museum0.6 mi
  • Exploratorium1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street1.2 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.5 mi
  • Musée Mécanique1.6 mi
  • Pier 391.6 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts2.5 mi
  • Alcatraz2.9 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum3 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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FAQs when booking at Hotel Stratford

  • Hotel Stratford is located at 242 Powell Street in Union Square Area, 0.3 miles from the center of San Francisco. Museum of Modern Art is the closest landmark to Hotel Stratford.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Hotel Stratford.

  • Yes, Hotel Stratford offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Hotel Stratford is 11.5 miles from San Francisco. Hotel Stratford is 11.6 miles from Oakland.

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0.3 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

11.5 mi