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The Kensington Park Hotel

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450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel one night and it was my first and last. This hotel was around $440 a night vs. everything else which was $550 and up due to a convention. I should have spent the extra money and this is the summary of why I am giving a one-star Truly awful service from employees who... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently spent 4 nights here. The location was great - right on union square, but the staff were not very accommodating or helpful. We had major issues trying to check in and pay for our room which resulted in over an hour of our time finding a bank, getting cash out and putting down cash deposits. Only a small... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely hotel, right in the centre of San Francisco , but looking like a stately hotel transported from the other Kensington across the water. It's not for those who want the latest in funky hotels, but how could you miss the fun of listening to the wonderful Arla playing grand piano while sherry and tea is served... More 

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Colton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the room décor and the fact that the room had a ceiling fan we didn't need to use the air conditioner or leave the window open. My room was clean and the beds are very comfortable. I felt like I was at home. The staff was wonderful and accommodating. The location of this hotel is perfect to see... More 

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18 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel after many years of walking by and saying, "next time we should stay here." We stayed on a Saturday night, during a very busy weekend with a huge convention in town. The room rate was quite high, but other hotels were pricey also. We knew the room was going to be small; my husband was born... More 

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sunshine coast
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We scored this hotel at very reasonable price considering the location and over the top hotel rates that can be encounted in San Francisco. This is about as close as you get to Union Square without actually being on it.Deluxe room was good size considering the age of building although ensuite was rather cramped. Nice staff & ambience and room... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As travel agents we are always keen to find a good deal but we're also very fussy when it comes to deciding where to stay. After a lot of research we booked in here and are thrilled with our choice. The location of the hotel is fantastic, just steps away from Union Square. For a 3 and a half star... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a personality hotel!!! Great location, friendly staff and complimentary sherry, it doesn't get any better. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable, we had the best sleeps. The Farallon restaurant is next door and the hop on hop off bus stops right in front of the hotel. The cable car also stops within a half... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked rooms for my family for a wedding that was later cancelled. I booked at 3 different hotels. all reservations had more than one room under one reservation number. The other hotels cancelled the entire reservation. This hotel cancelled one one and charged me for two. All cancellation notices read the same. This hotel absolutely refuses to honor the... More 

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda B, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. I hope you will accept my deepest apologies for the lack of attentiveness regarding your reservations. I assure you that we do honor cancellations with 1 day prior of arrival. I hope that you understand that this experience is an exception to our usual fine... More 

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