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615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in 5 different hotels during our trip in the US. This was definitely the worst value for money on this trip, if not ever. Don't get me wrong though. It is a decent hotel. Old English style with a lot of carpets and old fashioned furniture. I have stayed in similar hotels in London many times. There they... More

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is one of the most centrally located ones and you can walk everywhere. It was clean, quiet, and a great value for the price. I was not sure what to think when I arrived because it seems like a seedy neighborhood, but is a lot safer than it seems. I will be staying here again when I'm in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay. Located in the heart of China Town and lots of historic connections to the community. Somewhere with a bit of soul, rather than your standard chain hotel. Breakfast is basic, but more than enough, and good value as it is bundled with the room rates. Rooms are large and well equipped.

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Milan, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too expensive for his bad quality!!! It is a complete waste of money, and if you want to save money better choose a place more far to the centre, preferring an hotel which is clean and has a good service in rooms. There is no free wi-fi and "breakfast" isn t very good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would stay here again. I didn't sleep the greatest because the beds were not that comfortable, so if you are looking for a great nights sleep or have a hard time sleeping on a firm bed it's not the place for you. But it was clean and it was a nice hotel. The location is fantastic! Just outside the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay away Really horrible place. Don't go there Please Try another one It is no good There There had to be better one There stay away Go elsewhere. Please For a week. Don't go. There. At all It stinks And dirty there Bad everything. You should avoid.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

"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 July 15, 2014

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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Surrey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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