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Baldwin Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   321 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Financial District)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Baldwin Hotel is located near China Town and is in Union Square near shopping and public transit. The staff was nice and helpful. The room was very small, not air conditioned (wasn't needed) and there were few amenities. There is virtually no lobby area and one elevator to service guests and staff. It was reasonably priced and clean. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights together with my girlfriend. We arrived late but found the staff very helpful and accommodating. The rooms were basic but clean and comfortable with views overlooking the city centre. The hotel was in an excellent location, a short walk away from San Francisco's vast Chinatown and union square. There were some nice little touches... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 7 night stay booked at this hotel. Location seemed good and reviews also seemed good. Price was competitive. However, we checked in and 5 minutes later we were checking out. Staff did not seem surprised that we were checking out so soon. Heres why - the front desk was a pig sty. Junk everywhere and smelt of... More

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BaldwinHotel, Manager at Baldwin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your recently stay at the Baldwin Hotel, we appreciate your business. Having a negative review is as important as a positive one which can give us the direction and idea where we can improve. We would like to thank you again for the comments and here are couples things we will look into it: -... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this place for the price. Very comfy and a great location in union square. It is a little noisy outside being in central San fran. I brought ear plugs so when i heard the street cleaners at 4am I popped them in and slept soundly. Hotel is very basic but for the price and location you have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely, quiet hotel in a great location. It is right by the gates to Chinatown, there is a open top bus tour close by and a couple of nice restaurants and bars. The room we had was very clean and airy. We just loved the place. Another review mentioned the lift is slow, and it is, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not usually picky or fussed with older hotels however this hotel had a very odd smell on our floor (floor 5). It was beyond musty it smelt like the japanese restaurant next door had vents going directly onto the floor and room. No air con except for a fan on the roof. Beds were harder and old but... More

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BaldwinHotel, Manager at Baldwin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kiwi: Thank you so much for staying with the Baldwin Hotel and we appreciate your comments. Regarding the smell that you're talking about on the 5th floor, we will sure look into to see where does it come from. Also as for the flea bite issue, it's sure a big problem for the hospitality industrial and we will sure... More

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was quaint, and exceptional clean. Its setting is traditional with a very modern charm. We were very comfortable. In fact we stayed a second night. The property is centrally located and one can easily walk or ride a Muni or cable car from here to the popular attractions around town. Down side is the parking. The hotel doesn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's a great location. I've always been funny about staying at small property's. I've always been a girl to stay in a large company wide hotel like Marriott or the Hyatt. We took a quick trip for two days just to get away and it was perfect. It's nice and cleAn which some property's fail to do when they are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Easy access to/from airport via BART and next to Dragon gate and Union square. Lots of restaurants close by and a good base to explore the city. Room was basic but nice and clean. Rates competitive for SF in my opinion. Would consider to stay here if I was to visit SF again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Baldwin Hotel is in a very good location - just down the street from the Gate to China Town. We walked from the hotel to fisherman's wharf, down to Pier 39 and back up to Union Square. Lots of walking and we could have taken the trolley, but chose to walk. Very small, but adequate room. Be prepared for... More

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Address: 321 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Financial District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Baldwin Hotel 2*
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The Baldwin Hotel is a newly-renovated, charming European style hotel located beside one of San Francisco's landmarks, the Chinatown Dragon Gate. Situated in vibrant Union Square, we are an arm's length from fabulous shopping, exciting theater shows, and the world-famous cable cars. ... more   less 
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