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615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #111 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During mid January 2015 my wife and I stayed at the SW (sam wong) Hotel for 4 nights. We usually stay near Union Square for the shopping experience. However on this trip most hotels were sold out or had prices well above our budget. I was told that prices were over 2 times normal due to 3 large conventions. Anyway... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed two nights at the SW Hotel in San Francisco in August 2014 during a nine week round the world holiday. The hotel provided value for money and total convenience! Situated on busy Broadway Street and nestled between Chinatown and the adult night life area (we were not bothered in any way and felt safe). The... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I was visiting for a conference at the Moscone Center (a pleasant 20 minute walk away,through Chinatown), and found this an excellent and unpretentious alternative to the pricier hotels downtown. The staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, everything worked, the price was very reasonable, and my top-floor room was quiet at night. Even better was the... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The SW Hotel has a great location, located on the border of Little Italy and Chinatown. It is a bit of a hike from the BART/Muni Stations, but totally doable if you don't mind walking for 15 or so minutes. The SW does what a hotel should do - provide a clean room with functional fixtures and it's staff has... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After being let down by another San Francisco hotel who cancelled my booking, I was despairing of finding a good value for money hotel at short notice! So glad I found the SW! It was clean and comfortable. Interesting part of town, lots to see and plenty of places to eat! Bathroom was nice. Had an ice machine across from... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I booked this hotel for the price and location. Very small room, comfortable bed and small bathroom. Parking is under the hotel for $30.00 a night if you need it. The room really needs a paint job, but it was clean. It was fine to just come back after a day of touring the city and sleep. Not spending much... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles. There is not a ton of space in the rooms, out dated furniture and mattresses, but still overall a good experience. Everything was clean, the staff was courteous and helpful and they even offered a basic complimentary breakfast in the morning. The location is fantastic for tourists... which we were.... More 

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Albany, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I spent one night here with my family and the room was definitely a little tight with three people and luggage but not too unreasonable. The room was clean and had a decent-sized closet and mini fridge. The location is excellent--right on the corner of Grant Avenue and Broadway so you can get to North Beach, Chinatown, or the Financial... More 

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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The location is brilliant - so easy to get around from. Breakfast as others have said is really nothing to write home about and the room is ... OK. But really in San Francisco and in this area there is no reason to be spending a lot of time in the hotel.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

CLEAN, affordable right-sized hotel on the edge of Chinatown. An added bonus is that since I was by myself on this trip, I booked a room with a twin bed to save even more money. If you love reading and perusing thousands of books you don't find in chain bookstores, there is the most fantastic bookstore close by - City... More 

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Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 81
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#16 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Business Hotel in San Francisco

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