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615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #114 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reception staff: Initially an issue with an older gentleman who struggled a lot but then a young guy took over. Polite, helpful and informative. Very efficient. Location: Busy chinatown, very vibrant, some nude/topless clubs so if offended don't stay here. Just a short walk to the famous trolley stop (staff will show you on a map). Take the Hyde trolley... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 couples stayed 2 nights and for the price this is a great place. The handicapped accessible room had a roll-in shower but the room was tiny. The continental breakfast was nice. We would recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget. The staff was excellent. Parking is $30 per night but for us was necessary.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This clean, quiet hotel with helpful friendly staff is located between Chinatown and North Beach. Can walk to many places and the streetcar stop is about two blocks away. The location is great for exploring the city. I'll definitely return next time I am in San Francisco.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my husband for 2nights whilst doing a tour of west coast. Looking for hotels in San Francisco which were under £500 for the two nights was proving to be a bit of a challenge, unless you wanted to opt for something really horrible looking...but found this place and it was great. The room we had was big,... More

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Haifa, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel for traveling in San Francisco. The location is perfect between the Chinatown and Little Italy. Room was spacious and clean. Staff was friendly. The only shortcomings are the breakfast and the parking. The breakfast is very basic. The hotel parking is more expensive than can be found in the neighborhood around.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this hotel was great and we were so glad we didn't pay more for something else (I tried to get something "better" on Priceline but didn't have any luck and I'm glad). We enjoyed the location of this hotel as it was within walking distance of a lot and it felt like we were part of a neighborhood... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was really unique and the staff was friendly. However, the only downfall was the room we stayed in was really small and was on the Broadway street side and extremely noisy that you couldn't open the windows to let fresh air in. The doors still use actual keys which was cool and the location was great for walking... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in 5 different hotels during our trip in the US. This was definitely the worst value for money on this trip, if not ever. Don't get me wrong though. It is a decent hotel. Old English style with a lot of carpets and old fashioned furniture. I have stayed in similar hotels in London many times. There they... More

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is one of the most centrally located ones and you can walk everywhere. It was clean, quiet, and a great value for the price. I was not sure what to think when I arrived because it seems like a seedy neighborhood, but is a lot safer than it seems. I will be staying here again when I'm in... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great place to stay. Located in the heart of China Town and lots of historic connections to the community. Somewhere with a bit of soul, rather than your standard chain hotel. Breakfast is basic, but more than enough, and good value as it is bundled with the room rates. Rooms are large and well equipped.

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Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
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