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University Club

800 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed here as members of a reciprocal club, and knew pretty much what to expect: A beautiful old building that has not been refurbished as one would expect with pricier places. We love those sorts of place, as we abhor generic, bland decor and shoe-box hotel rooms with windows that won't open and air conditioning that keeps the temperature... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

UCSF is a delightful club in the nob hill area of SF. With the cable car right out front it's easy to get around. The room was homely and comfortable but the real value is the 4th floor bar and restaurant where we mingled with members and bar staff. This club admits both male and female members. The food is... More 

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here twice as a reciprocal club member for under $200 pretty night before taxes. This is an unbeatable price for Nob Hill. The rooms are fine but not fancy. The halls and many public spaces are showing wear. The continental breakfast is basic. The fourth floor bar area and the view from there are fun. It has... More 

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Sacramento, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
16 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I stayed here with a group of friends and we loved it. Besides the very large rooms, the bar and food were wonderful. We never felt rushed, everyone was very accommodating and the food was very good. In the past I have stayed in a regular room, this time I got a suite. The difference was night and day. For... More 

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318 reviews 318 reviews
61 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were here for a wedding in June 2014. It is a woody old venue with an atmosphere of the 40's and perhaps before. The staff was friendly and the bar was pleasant. The view of the Financial District from the top floor is interesting but nothing to compare with a view of the bay. The food was decent but... More 

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Leucadia, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Unfortunately our stay here was one to remember....not for good reasons. Upon arrival we found our room unclean with basic supplies not available. Used unmentionables were found in the nightstand drawers from the previous occupants. The shower had mold surrounding the base. The towels were spotted. The furnishings are old and worn which made one reluctant to sit and be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed here as a member of a reciprocal club. The location can't be beaten and the club has a really friendly feel, just like my club back home. The restaurant and bar on the 4th floor are excellent, the food was superb and the staff mix some good cocktails

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Pasadena, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights as affiliate-club members. We had a suite, which we liked a lot although the bathroom could use a little table for toiletries and more towels. The check in staff were generally nice although didn't offer common courtesy assistance like helping with the door for guests struggling with multiple bags. Breakfast was fine although the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have stayed at the club before and will probably stay there again, but it is not for everyone. On the positive side the club is very laid back, and the rooms are a taste of old SF. In a sense this is also the negative. If you are looking for a very modern hotel with state of the art... More 

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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed here in a one bedroom queen suite for 3 nights during a very busy May weekend under reciprocal club arrangement. The rooms were clean. The bathroom plumbing needs updating and there is no ventilation. Continental breakfast was good and it included free membership to the fitness/ squash courts. Location is superb as the service.Lots of memorabilia!

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