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615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #109 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Good" pretty much sums it up. Nothing about it was amazing, but everything was completely acceptable. We were able to walk to Chinatown, Union Square, the "crooked street" (Lombard), Fisherman's Wharf and Russian Hill and the price was right. Breakfast could use a little improvement, but again, it got the job done.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros clean close to north beach, chinatown, cable cars, great service, reasonably priced, free continental breakfast Cons very thin walls We took public transportation or walked everywhere, so I cannot comment on parking. The only challenge with this place was noise within the hotel - the walls are very thin. Luckily, they have great service and gave us a new... More

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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on a recommendation from a wine server at Charles Krug Winery in Napa we decided to take a chance on this hotel. We are so glad we did. Hotel is in the heart of China Town, Little Italy and the red light district. The location attributed to a vacation full of last memories. Guests are greeted by friendly staff... More

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Spokane, Washington
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay first of all if you have done your price shopping then you know that prices are steep. If you want to stay where you are in the middle of a lot then this is the place. Parking is $30 a night, BUT we never had to search for a spot. Parking is gated and under the hotel and very... More

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Aiguaviva, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are very basic but clean. Breakfast it's also very basic but included in price. The best is it's location, it's in a big Avenue of Chinatown plenty of Oriental and Italy restaurants at less than 5 Min walking. The service was quite servicial, they changed at the moment our fridge that wasn't working but don't allow us to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I took too long to decide in which district to stay. When I finally decided, my choice was limited and the prices have skyrocketed. Lesson learned - This is San Francisco, the most expensive city in USA, where you have to book early. The location was perfect. Fisherman Wharf was just too touristy. Downtown was too dull.The many cafes and... More

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Buenos Aires
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The hotel is in the middle of Chinatown. If you are not used to eat chinese food, you will get in panic because you don' t have enough options near it. I went with my two daughters, we had 6 big bags, and nobody helped us. The room was very very small, you don't have space for anything. And the... More

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West Linn, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

From the underground secure parking to the clean rooms, all is well. Very quiet inside room location, clean bathroom, comfortable bed. The only negative would be the somewhat skimpy breakfast of juice, coffee, and bread/rolls with boiled eggs and some fresh fruit the second day.

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Washington DC
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

In the middle of Chinatown and cross the street you start seeing Italian restaurants. Very central. Very reasonable accommodations. Very clean but small rooms. Great and attentive staff. Surprise breakfast included. I had to run for some business meeting, one time had a breakfast. OJ, Coffee, Tea, Boiled eggs, toasted bread, cereals, muffins, croissants. What else one could expect for... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Friendly helpful staff....very clean room and bathroom....basic breakfast but lots of it and quite edible....comfy bed...bath and shower...toiletries every day....no iron...but tv...fridge..hairdryer...a/c...great location near metro....and local restaurants...i would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend to others

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