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SW Hotel

615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Ranked #120 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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
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College Place, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location at the edges of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the beginnings of tourist area toward the wharf. Really nice room, very comfortable bed. Only lacking a coffee pot in the room.Continental breakfast supplied everything I wanted except they ran out of coffee this one time. How does THAT happen? Its a little noisy (street noise) and there are a... More 

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice clean and very well located hotel. The staff very friendly and helpful, and the rooms pretty comfortable and clean, you can pretty much walk to a lot of great places in SF from the hotel (china town, little italy, firsherman's warf, union square, etc) I would say the price is fair, there are no cheap hotels... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After searching for accommodations in SF close to the Embarcadero, it was either going to be a noisy motel, high end or a hotel in a noisy or red light area. I settled for the SW Hotel which happened to be on the edge of Chinatown and the Italian area. The room was clean and quiet (located in the core... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The staff here are friendly and welcoming. The hotel is conveniently located for access to most of what you will want to do. The breakfast is 'adequate' and saves you money for the rest of the day-which is just as well as SF is an expensive place to explore. I did tell SW that their parking is very expensive at... More 

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Tauranga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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 April 17, 2015

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
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Chinatown
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.
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