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615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #113 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days 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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Adelaide, South Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stayed October 2014. Hotel is 30 minutes walk from all the major tourist attractions. There are numerous eating choices within 10 minutes walk of all price ranges. The Hotel is compact with small rooms. The bathrooms are adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful. Probably suited for those who want somewhere comfortable and cost effective. Would stay again.

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South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As it was conference time it was difficult to get a hotel in San Francisco. The SW hotel was affordable by San Francisco standards. The hotel is situated in Chinatown near some strip clubs, however, we did not feel that the area was unsafe (there are less homeless people here than around the downtown hotels). As others have noted, parking... More 

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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I tried to find a hotel in the city centre for a good price and finally I have found it. Positive - Great location - Friendly and helpful staff - Breakfast for free - Indoor parking (for extra fee) - Good price (for this location) Negative - not so space room as I usually could find in US It is... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I grabbed a last minute reservation at S&W while in town for a conference in SF. Friendly staff at the front desk helped navigate to the parking underground. My room was simple and the WIFI was excellent. It was fun to walk downtown for meetings in the morning and then return to North Beach and Chinatown for dinners in the... 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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#19 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Business Hotel in San Francisco

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.