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Americas Best Value Inn

2.0 of 5 246 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Abigail Hotel San Francisco)
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I'm puzzled by the other reviews for this hotel which make it sound terrible. I had already booked the room by the time I saw these negative reviews and was worried, but had a great stay at this place, especially for the budget price. I'll start with the bad: the neighborhood is right on the edge of the Tenderloin, which... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Arrived to reception to be 'greeted' by exceptionally rude staff who find it difficult to answer you while looking at you...how polite! The place was general chaos as they are changing management and must be refurbishing it too, clearly needed the latter! The room itself was actually better than I'd expected, clean and comfortable bed. The sockets were however hanging... More 

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Clarksville, Arkansas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We arrived at the airport, took the train (Bart), walked a couple of blocks and made it to the hotel with no problem. (TIP: If you get lost after the getting off the train, walk to market and 8st, there is a Starbucks and you can either ask the barista or use their wi-fi to get to McAllister). The hotel... More 

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Allen Park, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I'd never visited SF before and thought staying around Union square and block from a Hilton, would be a safe bet. NO! The neighborhood was horrible, the rooms were deceiving from what they show on the internet. I wasn't expecting much since it's not that expensive, but it was a slap in the face.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

We had booked 3 nights at this place and our bad experience started at the airport where our taxi driver couldnt speak a word of english and had no idea where we wanted to go. He eventually gave us his navigator and we put in the address after driving around the same block twice! Upon arrival to the hotel there... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We're all for budget traveling and are advocates for "you get what you pay for". This hotel's rooms are comfortable, clean and great value for money with breakfast included. However the location of this place is not for the faint of heart or those from a somewhat sheltered existence. Although not a far walk to either Market, Union Square or... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

As many things in life, you get what you pay for. This hotel is extremely cheap, so for the low-budget traveler is OK. HOWEVER, the floor is squeaky, the smell is funny, the bed linings and towels have sometimes weird stains and the neighborhood looks a bit dangerous (though the location is relatively good). Decide for yourself, and have a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We booked this hotel as a last minute 2 night stay in San Francisco, on arrival we were told we had to pay an additional fee for using valet parking before our check in time, meaning we paid for 3 nights parking instead of 2. We then waited 30 minutes for the valet guy to show up and take the... More 

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Menifee, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My experience was horrible. I had fully paid for the hotel through Travelocity. When I arrived, the hotel refused to take my debit card for incidentals, and asked for a "real" credit card, or $100 cash. There was a printed paper sign posted at the desk, but there is no inference to this policy given on their website. I don't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This place is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Hotel claims that there is parking nearby, but when I arrive, the only parking is their valet service for $30. Even street parking is nearly non-existant because of metering and street-cleaning rules. When I complained, management told me that "parking nearby" referred to their valet service. The room had... More 

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Address: 246 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Abigail Hotel San Francisco)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Civic Center
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Abigail Hotel San Francisco
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