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Hotel Stratford

6.9
Good

Based on 2,907 reviews
 
242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  +1 415 397 7080
Hotel Stratford - San Francisco, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.3 mi
Location rating 9.4
Nearest Airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.5 mi

Rooms

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Classic Rooms

$103+

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Unknown
$103 per night
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Twin bed
$140 per night

Double Rooms

$139+

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$139 per night
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Unknown
$145 per night
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Unknown
$151 per night

Standard Rooms

$91+

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Nightly
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Twin bed
$1002 per night
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Unknown
$102 per night
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Twin bed
$111 per night
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Unknown
$113 per night
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Unknown
$115 per night
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Queen bed
$128 per night
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Double bed
$139 per night
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Double bed
$139 per night
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Unknown
$142 per night
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Unknown
$146 per night
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Unknown
$147 per night
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$148 per night
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Unknown
$157 per night
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Unknown
$168 per night
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Unknown
$171 per night
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Twin bed
$185 per night
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Unknown
$271 per night
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Twin bed
$91 per night
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Unknown
$93 per night

Reviews

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Traveler rating

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airport by bart in 21 reviews
bart station in 21 reviews
cable car in 130 reviews
desk staff in 211 reviews
elevator was very slow in 17 reviews
free breakfast in 136 reviews
friendly staff in 254 reviews
great location in 680 reviews
hand soap in 10 reviews
powell street in 10 reviews
prison cell in 5 reviews
room was very small in 394 reviews
san fran in 25 reviews
union square in 244 reviews
value for money in 49 reviews
walking distance in 19 reviews
worst hotel in 18 reviews
  • Okay
    Sep 2018
    5.7

    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.

    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.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2017
    10.0

    Good location, close to Bart Station. I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast.

  • Mediocre
    May 2016
    3.7

    Good location

    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.

  • Mediocre
    Apr 2016
    4.0

    It was fine but nowhere near good

    It was basically in union square. The hotel was cleanly and the front desk staff where friendly. Breakfast was minimal but appreciated.

    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!

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    9.4

    Amazing location, good value, friendly staff - hig

    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.

    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.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2016
    9.4

    Hotel Stratford Exceeds Expectations

    The location was excellent. Also offered a complimentary continental breakfast every morning. Great value.

    n/a

  • Excellent
    Nov 2015
    8.2

    Low cost for the area. Conveniently location. Overall my room was reasonably quite despite the proximity to Union Square.

    Continental breakfast was pretty poor. Coffee was pretty watered down. I decided not to eat there during my 4-day stay.

  • Okay
    Mar 2015
    5.1

    Cheap hotel

    Convenient area and affordable

    Very slow elevator. Uncomfortable bed, tiny shower. Sink is right next to bed.

  • Okay
    Nov 2014
    4.8

    Likes that the hotel was within walking distance for the yellow line and Union Square. Also enjoyed that it had super friendly staff. Slightly noisy with cable cars driving right in front of street, hard beds and not sure if AC existed.

    Beds, noise of cable cars.

  • Mediocre
    Oct 2014
    3.1

    Noisy location, no AC, terrible value for the mone

    We booked this small hotel for the night before the Nike Marathon so we could be close to the starting gate. It is right off from Union Square which for some might be a plus ... for us a nightmare of noise and a stuffy, airless, tiny room with NO AC. And beware - they put a "deposit" of several hundred dollars on your card which they don't release until 4-5 days later. We checked out without staying .. no refund and we still have to wait several days for the deposit to come off our card. We walked over to the Westin St Francis ... and got a queen size room for $30 more than we paid for this hotel. The Westin of course had AC and clean, wonderful accommodations. We felt really dumb for not booking it in the first place.

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About

Overview

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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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

6.9 Good

Based on 2,907 reviews

9.4

Location

8.4

WiFi

1.9

Vibe

1.8

Amenities

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

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Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Meeting/Banquet facilities
No smoking
Express check out
24hr front desk
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Increased accessibility
Elevator
Business center
Concierge service
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Cable or satellite TV
Safe

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Museum of Modern Art 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum 0.6 mi
  • Asian Art Museum 0.6 mi
  • Exploratorium 1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street 1.2 mi

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