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SW Hotel

615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Ranked #118 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This hotel was clean, staff friendly. We thought it was in a good location for getting around and seeing all the sites we needed to see. It is right beside streets to Chinatown and up the hill some nice Bars. Down to the right are some strip joints etc but you don't have to go that way. They serve a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Average hotel, good location, clean nice big rooms, personal not very helpful. Breakfasts are from 8 a. m. (it is not possible to get your food earlier, we asked for it, but were strtictly rejected). The location is good, close to China Town, near to the city centre.

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Mead, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this Hotel online because of the great price and location. What a find! The hotel had character, was very clean, and the staff exceeded our expectations. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. It was right at the edge of China Town and within walking distance of the pier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading different reviews in different hotels we decided SW had the 'least amount of bad reviews' (junkies, sex shops, homeless people). We experienced none of the above. It is a perfect hotel. Highly recommended. Rooms are fab, great location!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This hotel was good for the price and location. I was able to walk to most areas that I wanted to visit. Rooms are small but clean. The two issues I had was the breakfast (almost nothing), and the bed was not comfortable. The mattress was very hard and caused issues with sleeping. This would make me consider not coming... More 

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Cashel, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Clean hotel in a great location in North Beach close to some great bars and Restaurants. Don't let the strip joints put you off. The hotel let's itself down as the walls are paper thin. The person in the room next to us sneezed at one point and we thought he was in our room. The breakfast is basic so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This hotel is lovely. It's a great location, relatively inexpensive, and extremely clean. Be aware the walls are thin and if you stay up past 10pm, your neighbors will certainly complain if you talk or have the TV on. The front desk explained that they have a lot of international business travelers who stay there. If you can, ask for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed at the SW (Sam Wong) in February 2015, twice: laying over before boarding a cruise ship, then ten days afterwards for touristing in San Francisco Overall we gave it a 4: pretty darn good. Value --- Price was about US$ 150 a night for seniors in a "Queen" room. Its location --- has some good news, bad news:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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 January 5, 2015

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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