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The Kensington Park Hotel

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450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

    My stay at the Kensington Hotel in San Fran would have been ok, if it wasn't for the terrible service at the front desk.Several hash ups were made with my booking: first, they tried to overcharge me several hundred dollars, then they tried to tell me I hadn't booked two of a certain kind of room (and then had to... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    I liked the hotel very much, every day there is sherry and live music. The location is also great, just 20 meters away from Union Square. The service is also great at the hotel. The down side is that the rooms are a bit small, and there is no breakfast, not even a small one in the morning.

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    San Francisco, California
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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The hotel itself is nice and cozy. The problem is that staff at the front desk are not very truthful. I was with wedding party that booked rooms months in advance and was told there would be a discount given to the party of the wedding of about 15%. The day after the wedding during checkout, the person at the... More 

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

    Dear Robert R, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Guest service satisfactions are number one goals at Kensington Park and I am sorry that we failed short of your expectations. In regards to your interaction with me, I assure you that my attentions weren't to make you feel unwanted and appreciative. I apologies if... More 

    Stittsville, Canada
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I stayed here during Oracle OpenWorld, which if you know of it is a massive event in San Francisco. Rates were great, and we booked several rooms here due to it’s close location to the Moscone Centre. Location - excellent; just a half block away from Union Square! Convenient to walk anywhere downtown, or hop on a cable car, although... More 

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    San Francisco, California
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    the place is very nice and is a very convenient location. the rooms are also nice. it would be great if there could be an option for breakfast at the hotel. wifi is standard and free, which is very useful. the rooms are comfortable, clean and the decor is very interesting (in a good way). i will definitely stay there... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The hotel is in a fantastic location right on Union Square. The room was neat and tidy and a good size for one person. The bathroom was small, again suitable for a single person. The hotel don't facilities for breakfast either room service or facilities in the hotel, because of the location it was fine. There are numerous places to... More 

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

    Dear Susan e, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that your room was neat and tidy. I am glad you enjoyed our location and I can certainly agree that our location is fantastic and convenient. We have several different sized rooms ranging from 270sq ft. to 300sq ft. We... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The Kensington Park is located 1/2 block from Union Square near good restaurants, "the cable car" and shopping. Valet parking is quick, efficient and responsive as are the desk personnel and concierge. Afternoon sherry and morning coffee are available. Visitors will be pleased with both the service and price.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This was a delightful surprise for us. We were stuck in San Francisco due to a snowstorm on the east coast and had to find a last minute place. We were a few doors down at the JW Marriott and moved here when the surprise extra night was going to cost $400+. Read the reviews and while there were a... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Pretty hotel. Friendly helpful staff. Perfect location in Union Square. We stayed here New years Eve and was pleasantly surprised as I had read some discouraging reviews about the view, and size of the room.Our room was spacious enough and the view of other buildings was fine with me. San Francisco has fabulous architecture. The building is owned by the... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had a lovely 2 nights there in October. Perfect location in Union Square, right by all the shopping and Farralon is fabulous for happy hour. The reception area is lovely and they have comp beverages (brandy one day wine the other) and a piano. The rooms are clean and cute but very small. Reminds me of our hotels in... More 

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    Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
    Hotel Class:3 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3*
    Number of rooms: 90
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    #53 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
    #65 Business Hotel in San Francisco
    #86 Family Hotel in San Francisco

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