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The room was clean and modern and quiet The A.C. Barely worked the room was at 75 when we walked in and barely goth to 69 by 3am. The bathroom doors didn't close all the way and the lock didn't work, no vent fan.
The bed was comfortable, the cleaning girl was very nice and helpful. The hotel was much overpriced to begin with and as we checked in, we were encouraged to upgrade for an extra $70 per night for something that didn't seem like an upgrade. The room itself was not luxurious by any means. We felt that it could get away with anything because it was right downtown. The long lines for both check in and the "continental breakfast" were not convenient.
Five minutes upon entering our room , there was another couple who entered. Apparently , the front desk assigned the same room and key card to different guests. After 15 minutes a guard came , checked the situation and assured me that everything was taken cared off. We went out to have dinner but when we came back we couldn't enter our room . I checked with the front desk and said the key card was de activated. We were never informed of such
The hotel was clean and upgraded. The A/C in my room was broken and it took about 3 hours for someone to come in and fix it. The room was stuffy and hot. We left to go get a bite to eat and returned to find out that they had not fixed it nor were we getting another room. Just off of the staff interaction I most likely would not return.
Location Air temperature is controlled by the front desk. You will need to call them to adjust (really, are we in the 1970s???)-unbelievable). The air condition smelled like mildew and gave me a headache the following day. My roommate kept coughing the whole night which we suspect was due to the mildew coming out of the A/C vent. Bathroom floor was not cleaned. Found gross hair (and other too gross to mention) on the floor. Corners underneath the sink have dust balls. the bathroom toilet plastic seat was burned that it looked like you poured acid on it. I cannot believe they have not replaced it. The electric plug in the bathroom is not secured and about to fall off, the hair dryer would not turn on because of the faulty plug. (Again, really????) So disappointing as when I think of Hilton, I think safe, clean and decent...not the SF union square. Front desk was very unfriendly. No welcome or "enjoy your stay" greeting. He couldn't find our reservation. When I showed him the confirmation number, he gave me the look and said "oh that's hotel.com's"...whatever that meant. As if he was treating us 3rd class as we had not booked it directly with them. After a few minutes, he finally found our reservation. Again, very unpleasant.
The funnels of it all great people great staff and an all around great time with everything that was offered to me that's all
Location Old room, not very clean, no fridge or frigobar in the room, old carpet, smell old
I loved the coffee shop/store on the lobby level. Being able to purchase cold drinks and snacks, and even fresh sandwiches or pizza was a great surprise. The coffee was excellent in the morning. I landed, completely sleep deprived, at what my body thought was 1am. Maybe that's why I had such an adverse reaction to a very lively bar whose sounds echoed through the entire lobby. In fact, it seemed to take up the entire lobby as it spilled into seating that i had to walk through to get to registration. I could hardly hear the staff member trying to check me in.
I booked a double room but was given a single.
My room was quite dirty, the toilet seat had something nasty in it, the table had years of dust,crumbs and scum under it. Our sheets had holes in them. Overall was very nice, most people were obviously there on business so I felt out of place not In a suit .
Staff was friendly Room was not that clean. Starbucks in lobby closed to soon. Had to hike to tower 3 to get to pool, not worth it. Do not stay in any rooms overlooking the parking garage. Seems like that's where the party's are. It was so loud. People screaming from the street. Hopefully I will not have to stay here again for work.
Clean, decent amenities. Staff was friendly Arrived early before check in. Said I would get a text when room was ready. 3 hrs later I walk up to desk and my room had been ready for over 2 hrs. When I asked about my text they just said "sorry about that". I kinda thought it was a weak response. Then I get a text asking for feedback so far and I relay the check in issue and the horrible pillows we had and again I just get "sorry" with out any offer to make it better.
The staff and location were both excellent, the bar is also fun (and the reason I knew about the hotel to begin with). There sure are a lot of interesting chairs around! Room service was prompt and the food was tasty. The bed is comfortable and the rooms have pretty good noise control. The rooms are in dire need of updating. We stayed in a studio so the size was good, but things just seemed old. The walls needed touch up paint, the bathtub was peeling (about a 10'' section was missing plaster), the grout was stained, the hair dryer must be from 1985, the thermostat is old making it hard to control room temperature, the faucet was probably really awesome 20 years ago, but now it is difficult to get it in the "off" position, not good in a state experiencing a drought.
Room was nothing special the lobby and bar were cool The room was was average and bathroom was very old decore
Great vibe in the hotel bar. Room service was slow, found a hair in my food, ordered a Coke three times and never got it, was provided with only a comforter and fitted sheet on my bed, food wasn't very good.
Superb location right in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square area, excellent restaurants and shopping nearby. Beautifully decorated room that was quiet and serene. Standard room king was quite small. No room for more than a couple.
The bed was very comfortable. The room was dark with the curtains pulled closed. I stayed at the Clift this past weekend with my wife for a "staycation" away from the Oakland grind we call our normal lives. A few concerns with the Clift Hotel. When we arrived we were unsure about how the valet worked since there are no signs or "red jackets" (they wear black). We had to circle the block and call to find out what the deal was. It's also expensive, $52+ tax per night. Once we were in the Hotel we were told that our room wasn't ready, which was completely fine since we arrived 3 hours prior to check in time. We happily checked our bag and went for a stroll around union square. The problem is that the woman at the counter said we should expect a phone call with in the hour when our room was ready. We waited the hour and then another hour. No call. We then returned to the Hotel at 3pm and were told by the same women that it "should be ready within the hour."This would take us up to check in time...Finally at 4pm we complained and a manager upgraded us to a Jr. Suite and promptly gave us the keys. Sales Training: under promise and over deliver, not the other way around. Finally we arrive in our room and its pretty nice. It was on the 15th floor and the view was pretty urban SF high life. We were happy. The tub and painted surfaces were chipping and sup par. apparently this room costs $450+ per night, If I paid that I expect a little more attention to detail and quality. We dined at the Velvet Room, the Hotel's restaurant. We were offered a cold and breezy table next to the hallway leading to the bar but were happily seated in a lovely booth when we requested that. Dinner was delicious. The Redwood Room, their high shelf bar, is always crowded and all seating is reserved for $350+ bottle service. The common areas are nice, warm, and cozy. The room is three star. The overall experience is ok, we'll try another place next month and report back.
Great food, staff and service. Valet took a little long.
The room and hallways where dark, the bathrooms are in bad shape (old and rusty), the tv was small and didn't have on demand. It used to be THE PLACE TO STAY in SF... Not anymore...needs a remodel urgently.
Old & tired Tired
I loved the large room! The space was great. Loved the airy feel.
The location was very convienent. I chose to park down the street and save $30 for over night parking. Nice pillows and comfy bed. This hotel is really small the room was giving me an allegric reactions I could not breath, until we forced the window open. The shower curtain and shower smelled really bad. That was gross. I will not be staying here again.
Classy Good room service food Hidden cost for valet parking - $52 a night Hidden cost for a 50 cent aux cord - $100 deposit Hidden cost for more than 5 glasses ordered for guests House keeping failed to clean my room one day when I called them before leaving for the day specifically asking them to tidy up No Hot tub or pool
Expensive mini bar, breakfast etc
The room has potential to be a great SF destination. plenty of room. Mini Kitchen stocked with reasonably priced snacks and drinks. The front desk was very helpful and friendly. Wow! The place was noisy. There was a loud group on the street that so loud that I could not sleep. That is the only reason that I did not give excellent reviews for comfort. I called the front desk, but the group never quieted down. And the group was using the N word like Donald Sterling.
Location is perfect and room was a good size
The staff was friendly and greeted us each time we returned. Happy hour was a nice opportunity to meet other guests and unwind before dinner. The rooms could use some simple updates (ie. New bed spreads)
- location was nice - did a complementary happy hour which was nice - expensive for the amenities and services - no air conditioner, so had to keep windows open which was noisy facing a busy street - uncomfortable bed with only two pillows -mediocre breakfast (not very good pastries) -expensive parking -expensive room occupancy tax
Very clean hotel. Comfortable beds, friendly staff. Big spacious rooms. Breakfast was good, wine in the afternoons was a plus. I recommend this hotel to everyone. Overall I loved this hotel and would stay over and over again. Only thing that was a bit of a nuisance was the street noise when the windows were open but it is to be expected. We are in the city.
Very spacious room, good housekeeping service. Nice common area for breakfast and evening wine (complimentary). Decent location on the edge of the Tenderloin, no problems walking up Post St from Union Square around midnight. Very old carpets, very poor wi-fi connection.
Close to all main San Fran attractions. Hotel has no Bar or Dining facilities & the partner 'Pub' the White Horse is a dirty let down.
Desk service, cleanliness, wine and cheese, coffee and fruit
Great location, lovely hotel, comfortable and clean rooms, friendly staff. Really adds great value to a nice San Francisco holiday. Pretty close to everywhere in downtown as well.
Comfortable bed; easy to take advantage of sightseeing; walking is convenient; complementary breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese is very satisfying. Noise outside building; very small bathroom; closet inside bathroom; use of bathroom light requires also use of noisy fan.
Wine and cheese reception. Location. Room decor.
Close to shopping and away from touristy areas like fisherman's wharf.
A bit cramped but functional
I loved the game room and all of the stylish touches to the room! The color schemes felt good and the staff was very pleasant. I did not like the elevator. Way too small. I also could smell a stinch throughout the hotel like old moth balls. Just being honest. Also, just my opinion, but I think the hotel should offer breakfast. While I do appreciate the espresso in the room (which was delicious), I'd rather have food; if I can't have both.
great location. nice staff, excellent service, available communication (internet, phone) The parking is too expensive, and there was no breakfast in the deal
We loved this hotel. The game room downstairs was a huge hit with the whole family. The location cannot be beat.
The staff was amazing. We also had every comfort at our fingertips without any pretentiousness or high prices.
Staff was extremely professional and super nice! The hotel was centrally located to everything and the room was really cool! Loved it!!
The game room downstairs is fantastic. The rooms are mod in decor and the beds extremely comfortable. The staff is top notch. The place is just cool.
The attention to detail regarding the comfort of the bed, the quality of the bed linens and pillows was evident and appreciated. I slept very well even though my room faced Post Street. The hotel is old and staid. Only so much can be done to mask this fact. I was disappointed and amazed that the "soaking tub" of the room description was in fact just an old bathtub. The continental breakfast included in the club level rate was very adequate, but required going to the dining room, not the 4th floor club level lounge per description.
Was very confusing to get around to our room (was in another building) and there were a few scuff marks here and there on the walls and also the remote control had a chip/crack in the back.
Daily greetings from the hotel staff. Very helpful concierges. Housekeeping not being stingy with towels. A restaurant on site.
The staff is very friendly and helpful Poor ventilation in bathroom
Location and decor.
It nicely located near Union Square. The staff were very helpful. The hotel was clean and well kept. Our room was very nice except no view but that was ok. The hotel has complementary bikes for guest to use (great way to get around the city). Very comfortable place to stay. Would stay there again.
Hotel Monaco used to be one of my fav hotels in SF. This new Marker is horrible. They closed the spa, breakfast is extra charge. Parking costs 58 dollars. Short on staff to take phone calls. Take your business somewhere else.
The decor was cute, and the room cleanliness we immaculate. Hotel rooms in San Francisco are pretty small, and this is no exception. However, the reception area was luxurious and beautiful, perfect during their evening wine receptions. I could go on about the wonderful staff- really, all of them acted like they were my friends, excited to tell me all about the good shopping, eating, et nearby that I HAD to try ; ) They were right too!
Use the jaccuzzi, would have used the restaurant but it was too pricey. The people there seemed a bit stuffy, including the staff. When I asked a question it was like I was putting them out.
This hotel is well-located -- easy to walk to Union Square and Chinatown, walkable to the waterfront/Embarcadero, and a quick drive to the Mission, Golden Gate Park, etc. The staff could not be more pleasant and helpful. The lobby area is a nice place to lounge, and the rooms are comfortable. It would be really helpful to have coffee makers in the room or room service -- there is coffee in the lobby, but if you are traveling with kids or have an early morning, it is useful to have it in your room. I didn't care for the fact that the water bottles in the room had price tags. It would also be nice if the wine service rotated wines.
Great hotel - feels very luxurious, good staff, and complementary wine hour! Highly recommended. Our second visit and we'll definitely stay there again when in SF. Rooms could be larger. Area - although only a couple of blocks from Union Square - gets more edgy late at night, but that's how San Francisco works.
I've stayed at this property several times and it's convenient and a great property. My room had a moldy smell that got worse over the two nights I stayed -- I haven't had this experience at a Monaco before ....
Doggy Birthday Party Oliver's 3rd birthday. Benefit for animals that assist. Great get together. My toilet clogged the 1st night. very uncomfortable sitiutation. I am not a large person. (get my drift). so it wasnt anything that should have caused a problem.
Location. Rooms were clean. Rooms small, older building, odd furnishings, no views. San Francisco has many great hotels but this is not one of them.
The staff were very nice and helpful. The room was clean and the rooms style was not bad. The hotel is close to union square and great area to walk around. The decor pillows on our bed were dirty. My bathroom shower towel was only changed once during my four night stay. I found the restaurant prices high and the waiters were not so nice.
The staff really was fantastic and pretty much bent over backwards to accomodate us in almost anyway possible. Plus I learned after the fact they are really pet friendly. Thats good to remember for the future. When I booked through booking.com the description said that the room I was booking would have a jacuzzi tub. I was going on a romantic get away and booked this room for this price becaue I thought it would have a jacuzzi tub. The room was beautiful, but no jacuzzi tub and the bathroom was a bit small at that.
The reception I received when I got there.
The hotel was very centrally located to everything! Easy walk to restaurants,and Union Square. I wish we had a coffee maker in the room,however coffee was served in the lobby and my request is that they change the time. Serving time was 5am to 7am. Maybe make it later to at least 8am??
Comfort, closeness to downtown, cleanliness and kindness of staff
Staff was terrific, room was charming nothing
Location was very good. Hotel was warm but Luckilly I had a bathroom with window that I could open. It's an old buidling with an old looking furniture, but you that when you make a reservation.
I liked the friendly staff and location. The shower curtain was too short so the bathroom flor got soaked after every shower.
Excellent location and very convenient. Great character and charm. Welcoming atmosphere both the staff and the general feel. Nice lobby. The toilet didn't always flush properly. The hot water in the sink did not turn off easily. You may be losing a lot a water if a guest isn't persistent about getting it turned off. We had to wait a long time to check in. Probably our fault for arriving at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Friendly staff, clean room, nice surroundings, quite near to the cable car station The room was very small, but still okay
Great location and wonderful staff. There is no heat in the rooms.
Rooms were very clean and maid service was very good. Situated close to all transport and close to China Town which had some great meals. Our room was situated on the street side of the hotel. Whilst initially apprehensive about possible road noise, it was no problem at all and we slept quite well as the bed was extremely comfortable.
The hotel has lots of character, the lobby looks like the lobby of an old movie theater. The room also was furnished in period style, with a nice view. Very conveniently located near Market Street.
Great ambiance, very noce room & amenities, great restaurant & bar, helpful staff. All good, only exceptions- pricey parking, scary corner of town. Pricey parking, scary corner of town.
Bed and quietness Location not the best, but it is San Francisco...
I typically stay at a large chain hotel but couldn't get one on a short notice - the price was right and I really enjoyed taking a break from the same large business hotels. The lobby takes you to another place in time and everyone was very friendly. The room was clean and quaint. My colleague was staying at the much larger Hilton right across the street and loved the Serrano when he stopped by. It was a nice break from the usual and well worth it!
Friendly & helpful staff. Location, and Jaspers as an option for meals & drinks. A little worn, coffeemaker inroom,
I really liked the architecture and our bellhop/concierge (they play double duty) was really nice. The rooms are small, which I expected from an old building. The mattresses are awful (truly, truly awful), which I din't expect and the price is high for low amenities and low quality. Also, the valet parking is $60/day. When we checked out, they asked how our stay was and I told them the mattresses were really uncomfortable and they just sort of ignored that. They probably hear it all the time. I won't stay there again.
This used to be a Kimpton Hotel and still has the cool factor that Kimpton brings to all its properties. Sadly, maintenance has waned since the hotel was sold to an investment company.
Lovely spacious rooms and bathrooms, detailed and comfortable, great, and I mean great coffee in the lobby for mornings. The kind of hotel where you seat in the lobby and watch activity and relax. Just wonderful experience. Close to union square and Powell and market shopping and activity. It was perfect really!
Staff were friendly. Lobby was nice. Close to union square. I quite liked te location. Room wasn't that clean, dust balls and items under the beds. Beds very soft as mattresses were old. Bathrooms looked very tired and were cramped. Wallpaper scuffed up badly. Needed remodel. Also there are a lot of homeless in this area, I got woken up every morning in the early hours with neurotic screaming and shouting from people sleeping outside.
Rooms were small but clean. Hotel was well kept for its age. Location is in a difficult side of town. Hidden costs such as a $22.00 tax. We made them take it off. $59.00 for parking we were not told about the cost. Then our account was charged other amounts we had no idea what they were.
Quiet with access to the theater district, Union Square and fine dining Bathroom a little small
Location - excellent, v close to Union Sq/restaurants etc; staff - friendly/helpful Room - small, low on facilities eg no kettle for tea making; noisy pipes; hotel 'resort charge' of 20+ per day for wifi and coffee station in lobby is bit cheeky for tech capital of the world with over 100+ starbucks in city
Its proximity to the event I was attending. Noise levels high.. Internal/external
Excellent location. Good value for price. A bit out-of-date and needs makeover. Bathroom clean and modern. Furniture old. Noisy if room is near Tavern. Breakfast adequate. Lack of AC not an issue most of the year.
close to union square
The hotel was fine. We did ask the staff for a quiet room, but instead got the (probably) most loud room. At the end of the hallway with aircon machines or what ever running all day/night making a lot of noise. The guy at reception said they stop at 10pm but they didn't. So he lied which I don't apreciate. For the rest reasonable hotel for the price. The man that checked us in, lieing about the noise in the room.
Very run down and supprised it was on booking.com as we have always had great hotels in the past this was very poor, very old and outdated in urgent need of a make over, rooms were very tiny and the bathroom was a joke would never stay here again, apart from one young lad on the desk the rest of the staff were as old as the hotel, very rude and unhelpful,if we had been staying in san francisco for any lenght of time we would of checked out and found a different hotel.
The room was big by SF standards. All the staff we encountered were very polite, warm and attentive.They also accommodated my request for a quiet room off the street.they have valet parking and real room keys(when do you see that?).It was a nice old hotel with a very good location.
A very omfortable hotel, close to transport, restaurants, shopping, tourist activities. Very happy with it. n/A
The staff was great. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The elevator worked, the beds were comfortable, there was ample closet space, as well as a dresser and mini-fridge. There were coffee shops, pharmacies, and restaurants within a block or two of the hotel, which made it a great location. And the price, of course, was hard to beat. It's an old building, which comes with both charms and inconveniences. The old radiators, for example, pump out quite a bit of heat, which must be great on those cool, foggy days. If you stay over warmer days like I did, shutting them off and opening the window will bring the room back down to a comfortable level, albeit slowly. There are also no ventilation fans in the bathrooms, so they have louvered windows in the showers to keep the moisture levels down. This creates an interesting dichotomy of hot and cold in the same space. It took some getting used to. There were only two outlets in the room, which I've come to expect in older buildings. As a business traveler on a budget, you learn to travel with a power strip.
It was very convenient for Union Square, theatre district, shopping etc. The breakfasts were more than adequate, the pub atmosphere at the end of the day was very relaxing and very friendly. There was nothing to dislike, a little old fashioned, but for 2 oap's from uk was fine.
Central to Union Sq and cable cars. Easy transport very close to all other SF attractions. Very reasonable proce for all day valet parking
Very friendly staff, convenient location and nice area, clean, comfortable, great value for the room rates. None come to mind. Maybe tea and coffee faccilities in the room would be nice, but its not a major issue, it has a mini bar and the restaurant is just downstairs.
The best part of the stay was the convenient location to Union Square and the affordable price. When we used the valet parking (the only option for parking a car, and a pricey fee over and above the room charge), they assigned the car to the wrong room number, so at checkout time there was confusion and wasted time.
Good location. Loud noises when trying to sleep and clogged bathtub.
Good location, very comfortable room -- especially the bed -- nice amenities. A very pleasant stay. Street noise was about what you would expect in a downtown small hotel.
After long days of walking and shopping, your great hot showers were the best part, followed by a little wine and cheese. Was great! The location is perfect! There was some funky smell coming up from the lower level... It wasn't overwhelming - just noticeable. It certainly won't stop me from coming back.
The 4-6pm vine tasting. The name of the hotel! Convenient and central.
The hotel was close to centre of town and accessible to most attractions by foot or cable car. No coffee facilities in rooms and the room itself could have been a bit larger.
staff extremely helpful, room very clean almost impossible to regulate water temperature in shower
This hotel is very charming in an old fashioned manner. Dark wood furniture, parquet floors, tiled bathroom, and shuttered windows. I stayed on the third floor facing the street in a deluxe queen room. I found there to be plenty of room to move around. The queen bed was very comfortable. Everything was cleaned spotlessly every day. Its proximity to Union Square made it an excellent base of operations, and I felt safe walking too and from it. The hotel's restaurant, Millenium, is a truly excellent vegetarian/vegan restaurant with a great bar. The food is phenomenal and the staff knowledgable and friendly. Continental breakfast included. Tequila shot on check-in and wine and cheese from 5-6pm! Reasonable WiFi. I will definitely stay again. Since I had a room facing the street, I did get some street noise in the early morning. It didn't bother me but if you are a light sleeper ask for a room in the back of the hotel--there's not much of a view anyway. WiFi signal strength was a little low in the room--good enough for email/web, not enough for VOIP/videochat. The continental breakfast had a limited selection (although that didn't bother me).
The staff was willing to over and above to make their customers happy.
Character, free coffee, free wine tasting, location, safe in room, free wireless The bed is no good, too soft. breakfast not available one morning. A bit noisy leaving the windows open.
Its location was perfect to know downtown San Francisco.
I had a really great first time experience at this hotel. One of the things that I liked about this hotel is that you don't feel like you're staying in a San Francisco boutique hotel (aka tiny, narrow walkways, tiny lobby's). I've been to SF a number of times and stayed in boutique hotels and after a while they get kind of eh. The JW Marriott was fantastic. It was clean, in a great location, and every one was helpful. The bathroom was very luxe, which is why I chose this hotel versus the Marroitt. I used the gym in the morning and it was clean and had your standard requirements for a gym. I would def recommend this hotel to others! I was a little bummed that our drain didn't close. I wanted to take a bubble bath but wasn't able to. I would have complained but we were only staying for one night
Concierge excellent, skyline lounge very nice, staff very courteous. Seating area in room very limited. Too small for price.
Super location. Nice staff. Clean. Internet not free. Public internet stopped working when I tried to use it
wonderful service from all employees
Spacious and comfy room. Really good location. The wifi is too slow - almost non-functional and I couldn't work.
Location amenities, fans, noise, price
Great location, lovely room with fantastic room, excellent location and helpful staff. We loved it!
comfort and dvd in the room
clean & spacious rooms. Good value for money in a great location
Breakfast is boring and internet almost not working
Efficient service, nice room.
Convenient location, friendly staff. Worst wireless internet experience. Unreliable. Hotel is showing its age.
Short walk from Union square. Wireless LAN connection was sloooow at peak times, i.e. anytime except during the night. Unacceptable if you are on a business trip and need to access your data through the Internet.
It's a fancy hotel, well located, very close to Union Square, with several restaurants nearby and good sized rooms and parking on the premises.
We had a lovely corner room. Well appointed. Great bathroom and amenities. Breakfast was served exactly at the time specified. Nice turndown service. Friendly and helpful staff. There was quite a bit of noise coming up from Mason Street, well into the wee hours. I would recommend asking for a room on the other side of the hotel (we were on the 12th floor and it was still loud, though it was also a Saturday night).
Staff are friendly, helpful and knowlegable. Room was spacious and comfortable. Lack of access to hotel dining on Sunday and Monday nights- as a single female travelling alone this becomes a safety issue given the immediate location of the hotel
the staff were great - in the resturant - great that the staff remenbered what we wanted for drinks - nice to have the hotel happy hour no fridege - but htat seems to be the norm in USA
Our stay at this hotel was first class. The reception staff are very welcoming and extremely helpful. Rooms were spacious, spotlessly clean and had wonderful beds. A great experience - and so green too The restaurant Saha is massively overpriced and poor quality compared with other similar establishments in the area. Would not recommend eating here. Plus they had the nerve to add a 20% service charge to the bill as we were international guests staying at the hotel. A rip off
The staff were very friendly, the service was wonderful. The atmosphere they create in the evenings with the free wine was very nice. The hotel was very noisy - you could hear people in the hall and in other rooms as well as everything happening on the street.
Huge room, location. Some Cleanliness mistakes. For example the welcome brochure with hotel information had lots of stains on it.
The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was great. I stayed in San Francisco numerous times and for the price this hotel was a great stay/great deal. Would recommend. When we arrived the room felt cold to us. We are from a much warmer climate than SF. Turned on the heater and didn't heat up. Called the front desk and was told the heat in the building was on a timer...comes on at 9pm (it's a radiator). They offered to send up a space heater.Within minutes we had a space heater. Problem solved. Great staff and super friendly.
Warm, helpful staff. Quirky atmosphere (in a good way). Thin walls, noisy city environment. Ear plugs are a must.
The location is perfect. Close to the city center, easy walking distance to anything and everything. Fly next door is excellent and the breakfast at Saba was great.
the room was comfortable ,the hotel staff were excellent.
The hotel was fabulously quaint and centrally located to all that I chose to do in S.F. I and my roomie truly enjoyed our stay and will come again.
Good value for money, friendly and helpful staff, good location, and lots of free 'extras' such as free wi-fi, happy hour, personal safe...
The location and decor of rh hotel is great. The rooms could not have gotten smaller, and our views was of a alley. Horrible experience.
Excellent staff, large, nicely-appointed and very clean rooms. Restaurant/bar had recently closed. While I would think that a new establishment will takeover the space, this was a bit of a disappointment during my stay.
The friendly staff and the comfort.
The personalized service was amazing. Upon our arrival, we wrote it was our first time to the city. The concierge hand wrote a welcome card and included a map with highlighted areas we must see WITH a detailed (again handwritten) explanation of each place corresponding to color print outs of the sites. INCREDIBLE!!! Also, the room was quite spacious and loved all the windows. No pool, bar closed early, bartender was not enthused to be there.
All very good! The room is nice! good view of the down town.
Although the hotel is getting an exterior facelift, the facilities were great. They are affiliated with the Marriott and Marriott rewards program. There is a nice restaurant and bar adjacent to the lobby area. Our room was spacious and clean. Also, there was free wifi throughout the property, which didn't need a password, very convenient for jumping on and off of the network. There was a little doggy bowl at the front desk, so I would assume that they are pet friendly. The bell desk and front desk were separated by a huge pillar which made it awkward as you could only see one of them at a time during check in/out. I'd imagine that this is very cumbersome during busy operations. maybe they will be addressing this issue during their remodel.
The room was large and had a great bathroom and bed, there was some noise from the air-con units outside and the bin men in the morning but that was expected as you're in the heart of the city. The room had a stand-alone air-con unit which meant that you had to keep the window open to use it letting in more street noise. Apart from that minor annoyance our stay was perfect.
Very modern, sophisticated look, spacious room. Friendly staff.
They treated us fantastically well and gave us complimentary bottle of champagne, flowers and chocolates on discovering our stay coincided with our wedding anniversary Nothing.
Liked the small boutique feel. Hip, mod and chic. Great value in a great location. A little on the fringe of the tenderloin but didn't affect the stay. Valet parking worked out great and the parking prices are more reasonsble than most.
there was a terrible smell coming from the sink.However after it was fixed was replaced with strong odor of chemicals. bathrooms
Great room, recently renovated, clean and cozy. Don't use the hotel valet parking, it's a rip-off at $39 a night while a parking garage next door is available for $20.
no air conditioning
Very affordable price (except parking ). The hotel is within walking distance of all kinds of great places: restaurants, bars, Union Square, Japan Town, etc. The bed are big and comfy! The ice machine was kind of hidden on the third floor. Kind of weird. Also, no fridge or microwave in the room.
The staff was very friendly. The rooms were nice and clean. The continental breakfast was very good. And in a good location if you want to see the city.
Location Bed was not very comfortable, rooms were small, AC was bad and could not be adjusted after a point, bathroom light kept flickering, expensive parking, included breakfast was of a poor quality, no bathtub in the bathroom.
This place was rated 3 stars. We went into it knowing that. It met our expectations. Great location, clean, good price. Staff were excellent. The bed was surprisingly comfortable. Nothing. Was exactly what we expected.
The Opal is an older building with beautiful architecture and charm. To get into the lobby you have to be a guest, using your room key to unlock the front doors. I was so much more relaxed within the hotel with this added security. It is in an excellent location to good food and sight seeing and if driving, is easy to get to from 101 and they also have a private, gated parking garage! We will definitely stay at the Opal San Francisco in the future! Would recommend curved shower rods to give a little extra room. Because of being an older building the electrical outlets are minimal and had to do some rotation of electrical devices.
The only thing I did not like is that the hotel os smoke free. The need to offer a place for guests to smoke outside
Front desk person was very helpfull. Carpet with stains and smelly.
Bird poop on my car even though it's covered parking. Noise from garbage container cleaning at 10 pm and 7 am right below my room. Getting from parking to lobby is just sketchy.
The bed was exceedingly cozy, and the room was spacious. I don't know if all rooms are that spacious, or just the handicapped-accessible ones. The free breakfast was decent. There was a strange smell I couldn't really identify, which first reminded me of a grandparent's home. When I returned to my family, I was told I smelled like a bandaid, and that was similar to the room's smell. Not unpleasant, just disconcerting.
Nothing Everything. Especially the manager.
The hotel has a funny smell. I didn't like it.
Location was very desirable. Close to Union Square, but not right on Powell Street. Also, club level lounge and fitness center were nice. Even on the 10th floor, the street noise on Saturday night of our stay could be heard through closed windows.
The hotel is well located, just one block from Union Square and its huge departament stores (Macys, Bloomingdalesm Saks etc) and boutiques. In Union Square there's a sightseeing bus stop, so it's easy to go to other points of interest. The room was good, large and clean. There was a microwave oven, a frigobar and cafeteria on a corner. There was some noise, it seemed to come from the hotel itself, like an extractor fan or something like that.
Location is perfect, steps from Union square, local music, theater and shopping. Price was very good. Two complaints although minor would have been easy to fix. The room had a coffee machine with packaged coffee but house cleaning forgot to leave new coffee packets for Sunday morning. The car was valet parked in the garage for the weekend but it was returned with some very minor new scratches on the drivers door.
I like being in the Presidential Suite.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bed was super comfortable. The location was perfect. Noise from the nightclub!
Localization is awesome, close to transportation, restaurants and theaters. THe staff is very polite and willing to help. The breakfast could be better. It seems the hotel doesn't care about offering a good breakfast. That was the only thing that wasn't better than what I expected.
Best location for the money. Large rooms, great staff and always neat and clean. Fine for me, but only have large King bed. Could be problem for some. There is a pull out sofa, however.
We loved the size and layout of the room. it was so much larger than most "big city" hotels. Also, the location was excellent.
Very central hotel, close to everything, very helpful staff, nice room there was no pool and the hot tub was under renovation
Friendly and helpful staff. Comfy bed.
Location was suberb being 1 block from Union Square and so convenient to all modes of transportation, theater, shopping, restaurants. Can't be beat.
perfectamente bien ubicado, muy limpio y gente muy amable, ademas de tener una salida especial para un rico cafe en sturbacks!!! genial!!!
Central Location in the city. New room furniture. Clean. Rooms cold in general and very very old heaters in the rooms which were extremely noisy. Very small bathrooms. Too expensive for existing amenities.
Very Centric. Great Location. Staff was incredibly helpful since we found hotel after a bad experience. Rooms are kind of small, but you go to San Francisco to spend time outside not inside the room so I guess it's ok.
Location is good and staffs are very kind.
Hallways are too narrow, rooms are too small and you can't tell which door is for the bathroom or the closet once in the room, the bathroom is ridiculously small in their standard king room (closet might be bigger) - not worth what you pay for, and both elevators were down so it was a major inconvenience having to go up and down 7 floors. Thank goodness no one I was with was in a wheel chair. When 1 of the 2 elevators began working again, we still didn't trust it because of how small and noisy it was the one time we were able to use it. There is no parking- you have to hope you get lucky finding street parking - or try to find parking in the obnoxious parking structure around the corner, and by that time you might at well pay $50 for valet for the convenience of it. Overall, not a place I would recommend or stay at again.
The hotel is in a very good location. The room we first booked was very small and expensive for what it was. We upgraded at a price to a much more comfortable room. Shop around because though we liked the hotel it was quite expensive.
Location is awesome and pets are allowed. Service is OK and spaces are really small. A little bit noisy.
The noise at night, couldn't sleep. The water pressure was non existent.
Love the contemporary look to the room and the bed was very comfortable. For the price the room was very nice but for a bit more $ I might have opted for a larger room.
Inexpensive, convenient The room was fairly dingy...not dirty, but dark. It was in the center of the hotel, so the windows only looked out on brick. Otherwise it was fine.
the location cleanliness: I complained twice to get my towels changed ad my supplies refilled. facilities: the sink in the room looks really bad. I had asked explicitely for a large bathroom and I was give na small bathroom with the sink outside of it.
Hotel location. The size of the room was significantly smaller than indicated on the website images.
In downtown Heater noise, and noise from prople walking on hall too loud
Good location, clean rooms, reasonable rates Internet access is not for free. No breakfast. Noise from street
The room was comfortable and the bar was friendly. The central heating is very noisy and kept us awake.
very close to city center they block the entire amount on your credit card since the first bight,even when you show up in time and you said you'll pay by cash
The staff was very accommodating and we definitely got what we paid for. The walls are so thin. We got a noise complaint and had no idea why, then the next morning, the people in the next room were just talking and we heard every single word they were saying.
strategic location, room furniture not too bad, im glad i got a white blanket but my fren got the red n he was so mad! despite all the noises came across(expected but front desk told us will not ok since we are getting a room facing the back but we still heard it, hard to imagine how bad for those rooms facing the street; so unlucky the lift breakdown and we need to carry our luggage by stairs!
convenient location; friendly staff weak wireless signal
If you know which streets to skip, the location is good Too many homeless in the area. Remodeling made it dirty. The images are false advertising
The staff was quite helpful and also let me leave my bag for the days whilst I was gone. I would highly recommend it and will plan on staying there next time I am in town!
*close to everything *nice comfortable beds & linens *very inexpensive *staff had limited knowledge of hotel amenities. For example, when I called ahead, I was told there was no iron available (there was one in the room). There were many others. *If I had known that the hotel heating was centrally controlled and that it was turned off during the day, I would not have stayed at this hotel. It was cold, windy and rainy, and I could not get warm. As a result, I came down with a cold upon my return home. *The water pressure in the bathroom shower was a trickle *The walls were paper thin
Excellent, excellent hotel staff, could not be faulted. Hotel - good location and access to shops, theatres & restaurants. Although clean, bed linen - very worn and thin - in budget accom. Bed blanket - not appealing. towels etc; good quality.
Unique rooms. Flexible and helpful staff. Outstanding value. Good location.
The interior decoration was just gorgeous and so luxurious! Loved the big tub!
Location, staff, quiet and old world charm of Hotel
I loved how it was a boutique hotel and honestly what I was looking for in SF. Only stayed 2 nights but would have stayed longer. Would definitely look into staying in the hotel again if we needed to. We had an end unit so we had windows on both sides of the room. Our comforter and sheets were white and bed frame a cute black vintage one. I feel this made the whole room open up with nice vintage touches with the desk and extra chair in the room. We had a little closet which held my mini suitcase and a built in bookshelf. I can't speak for the rest of the rooms but I do feel like we lucked out in ours. Great water pressure which I appreciated!! Weird thing to remember but it was awesome! I woke up abruptly in the morning because someone was standing outside the door talking. I couldn't hear through the walls but the next morning was a jolt I wasn't ready for. Could have just been a loud talker that no matter what door was there he could have been heard. One of our face towels had a stain, but didn't bother me much, I just put it aside not to use. Other than that, no problems.
Decor Beds Bathrooms Staff Location Price A little hot, but there was a fan in the room A bit small, but I've had worse
Let me be the one to complain about a free breakfast.
I loved my room and the cleanliness. When I checked in a nice clean room with two beds that I booked were ready for me. The hotel's location was good for me for all of the things I wanted to see from Lombard Street, to Lands end, Pier 39, and other places I wanted to see were within a 5-15 minute drive from the hotel. There was a decent, filling breakfast that I had before I left in the morning. I did not pay for that as part of my stay abut it was nice that I was able to enjoy it. The check in and check out process was quick and easy. A little tip is that there is a parking garage at the intersection of bush and polk (only one block down) that offers cheaper parking than this hotel's valet. If you get your car parked in there a little past 9pm then get your car out before 8am so that your bill is only $6. Overall it was a great stay but If I ever go to SF again with my car I will definitely try to make sure the hotel has its only parking b/c it can be expensive to pay to park near your hotel on top of parking to see sights around the city. The biggest complaint I have is that the hotel claims to have parking but its actually valet parking that is anywhere from $26-$40 a night depending on the size of your car. I stayed there from Dec 30-31 and the room was freezing. I had a thin blanket which was not really sufficient. There wasn't much a view but it was not that big of a deal to me as I was there to see sights not sit and look out of my window. The staff was so so. I went to the front desk to ask about parking and that is when I was told that they had valet and no actual parking lot for guests to come and go as they please. Then I asked them about other parking garages around and they were not too helpful. In helping me finding alternatives.
Staff were nice, Italian restaurant is tasty, free wine and cheese after 5 I believe. Parking is minimal so expect $40 for valet and I had a small car per night. Overall enjoyed my stay.
Pros: King room has a nice comfortable bed, good interior decoration but old fashioned, staff is okay Cons: keys often dysfunctioning and door hard to open, breakfast is only some bread and orange juice and cereal As above
lovely hotel, beautifully decorated: restored Victorian decorations, private bathroom, breakfast and wifi included, convenient location. We easily walked home after seeing the fireworks at Embarcadero. right after checking in, we walked to tourist info and unwittingly walked right through Tenderloin, which is only one block south. Luckily it was during the day, so it was ok, but we passed at least 5 people who looked strung out. The other times we walked to the hotel, we avoided Tenderloin and it was fine.
Decent location and clean Not for the business traveler. The room barely fit the double bed and the bathroom was so small the sink didn't fit. The walls are thin and it's very loud through the night.
Simple hotel, but very well kept, in a quintessential SF neighborhood, and incredible value for money Room was a bit small and decor a bit quaint, but it is the style of the place
like staying at one's club: gym, library, theater, courteous staff, restaurant, excellent breakfast, and central location yet quiet.
Location is great! Room we had was very noisy. Woke up each morning at 4.30 am due to street noice. Mentioned during check out but no real reaction or good answer received.
Exceptional value ... well designed rooms that were spotless...and the "happy hour" in the early evening on the 12 floor overlooked the city - this was a great way to meet other travelers and plan our evening and next day events! We then had an amazing breakfast in the morning - this was more than I've ever experienced at hotels I've paid twice as much a night for! I would stay again - whether for business or a shopping trip with some friends. We were traveling with our 6 year old daughter on this trip...the staff were very accommodating and gave us a room that allowed for a cot at no extra fee - lots of little perks which we appreciated! Only disappointment for our daughter was that the pool facility did not allow for children.
Service and staff were good.Fairly reasonbly priced for the quality of hotel. I took me Toyota Tundra pick-up there and they charged me dbl.rates to park my car which came out to $58+ for one night at a parking garage a couple of doors down from the hotel.The hotel didn't have any parking of their own....