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Encore Express Hotel

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Hagley, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked a private King with en suite and we were very pleased.comfortable bed and clean bathroom with no shortage of hot water. Tv didn't work but we weren't there to watch tv. Based on other guests comments there weren't many bathrooms for shared rooms but can't honestly judge that. Music plays downstairs till 11 pm but as the hotel advertised... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this to be very reasonably priced for the location. The room was clean, and serviced daily and the bathrooms were also kept very clean at all times. The staff were friendly and helpful. This hotel is walking distance to Union Square, Lombard St and Fishermans Wharf - not a quick walk, but definitely walk-able. Hair dryers are available... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great and close to many nice bars and restaurants - room was spacious although boiling hot and we had no fan or air-con. Fairly dated decor but still reasonable - shared bathrooms were clean and not too busy. Fairly quiet, wifi worked well and small fridge/sink was handy - although TV was ancient. Buy a 3-day public... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to the hotel early and was able to get my room. The first steps entering to the hotel smelled like pee,this was my first day. The following days it wasn't smelling. The bathrooms are small but functional. All in all my room was clean and I always had cleaned towels & soap. If you don't mind going up... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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 June 29, 2014

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 June 26, 2014 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
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Address: 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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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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