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Baldwin Hotel

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321 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Baldwin is well located, walking distance to many attractions and with good public transport links nearby. After a lot of research we chose this hotel because of the relatively low price for the Union Square location. It is a no-frills place but the staff are helpful, the wifi was good and the rooms are comfortable & clean. Our room... More 

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Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is great, walking distance to Chinatown and Union Square, with many good eating places around. The room is tidy and comfortable. The Montgomery BART station is just a few blocks away, easy to get to and from SFO Airport.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is in great location just a street away from Union Square, restaurants and china town. Parking was close by as well and was able to take car out as many times as we wanted. Although Bed was a little uncomfortable due to the hardness of the mattress. Street was very noisy at night with garbage trucks etc but I... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a four nite reservation but I checked out after one nite as the beds were the hardest I have ever experienced in my life. I cannot believe I paid $200+ to be as uncomfortable as I would have been had I slept on the street with the homeless. Found a cheaper hotel across town with free parking, soft... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a smaller hotel for those who don't want to pay the higher prices of San Fran. Though smaller, this hotel is clean and tidy and in an excellent location. China town is literally a stones throw away, Union Square a 5 minute walk at most, North Beach (bars/restaurants) 20 minute walk away and even Fisherman's Wharf is easily... More 

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Gooseberry Hill WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Baldwin for 4 nights although this is a smaller hotel it is in a great location.Close to Chinatown,and within walking distance to union square,shopping areas and transport. Rooms are clean and staff are very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay here again

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively small city center hotel in a perfect location for China town and Union Square with transport links for all over the city; it is even on the HOHO bus route. There is no food served at the hotel other than a vending machine but there are many cafes in the area for breakfast / snacks etc.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed here for 3 nights as a couple. I love these independent smaller hotels so was impressed the moment I saw it. Great location, cute décor and very beautiful room. We were on the 7th floor, I liked being front facing to see people go by and our room had a beautiful view of the China town gate. Also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Baldwin Hotel is a renovated and converted “San Francisco” style apartment block with a single lift servicing all floors. Room size varies on each floor. We stayed twice within a few weeks and both bathrooms were large incorporating an over bath shower that took a little organisation with the shower curtain to avoid water spillage. We experienced some street... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there for two nights and I didn't sleep at all during neither of the nights because of the horrible loud sound of the heater which you cannot turn off as it is centralized. Also the hygiene is not that good. I also experienced a clogged restroom that i had to deal with which was horrible since I couldn't... More 

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BaldwinHotel, Manager at Baldwin Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sara: Thank you for choosing the Baldwin hotel, we appreciate your stay and your comments. I'm sorry that our service and amenity didn't meet your satisfaction and we will definitely look into the issue and solve problems. As for the radiator in guest rooms, it can be turned off but we will need to go into the room with... More 

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