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Encore Express Hotel

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #151 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First thing's first: this is a hostel, not hotel. Office doesn't open til 11 and no check-in til 3, which was very frustrating, as we needed to drop off our things. However, this is understandable. Check-in took forever in a very hot, stuffy office. They messed up our reservation but upgraded us for free. We stayed in a 6-person room.... More

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Ventura, California
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First hostel we stayed at as a couple...his idea lol. Staff was friendly however the front desk has terrible working hours. Band practices in basement but we didn't even notice we were too busy exploring the city. Bathroom was clean. Room was clean. No bedbugs. Only a short drive to a handful of popular sights. A true experice of downtown... More

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed 6 nights in the HOSTEL, it is not a hotel but a hostel. In our room I had a kitchen -yes yes- really cool sith oven, fridge etc. bathroom ensuite with tube. roomates pretty cool, but depends with who you are.. staff really kind and helpful. in polk street there are places really good to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am very pleased with my stay here. The rooms were nice. And I'm especially grateful with how helpful the staff were. When our bag got lost in the luggage room they did absolutely everything they could to find it, which we later did because of that. We also got a free upgrade as a compensation for that.

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Irvine, California
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It is cheap, in a very good location. The building is not beautiful nor new, but it does have character - so do the rooms. The fact that it has both hotel rooms and hostel-style rooms makes for a character somewhat in-between. Which makes it perfect for those who can spend a little more than they would for a hostel,... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

dumpster - toilet funky kind of smell as soon as you enter,it never goes away. rooms are ok, pretty cheap loction is good - close to a bus station and all the cable cars guy at the front desk nervous and unhelpful at check out time he went into our room and took our stuff out????????????

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Clean room. Fresh towels in the morning. One of the toilets was broken and leaking water. The room was right out to the street, which was alright if you could close the window properly that is. Everytime we needed service from the front desk we had to wait in line for about 20 minutes. The front desk was really friendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were lucky to get an upgrade, from a double room with additional bed to a suite. It was clean, quite comfortable and well located. If you're searching for a cheap, clean, non-luxury stay in SF...-Encore Express is the perfect place!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I stayed 4 nights at the Encore Express this week and was very pleased with my experience. The location was perfect for walking all over which is one of the things I love most about San Francisco. There were plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants nearby for those who aren't roamers like me. My room was lovely with high ceilings... More

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Address: 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Encore Express Hotel 1.5*
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The newly renovated Encore Express Hotel is centrally located near Van Ness and Union Square shopping districts. The Nob Hill Express features 18 guest rooms with a mix of shared hall bath and private bath guest rooms. Each room enjoys 1 Double, 1 Queen or 2 Queen beds, vanity sinks, work station and a cable TV. Shared bath guest rooms include all the same amenities found in our deluxe rooms. Showers and restrooms are found in four convenient locations just down the hall from the bedrooms. Looking for the best value and on a limited budget? Our clean, well maintained rooms are the most reasonable in the San Francisco Union Square District. ... more   less 
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