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University Club

800 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
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Ranked #168 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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52 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Bristol
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

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
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews 167 reviews
34 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I just had a late night dinner and drinks with some friends at the University Club. There is a wonderful, classic club atmosphere here, with fellow members greeting one another. I had a caesar salad with shrimp, followed by a braised lamb shank. Both were excellent. I had glasses of several different reds from the bar's wine list, and all... More

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Houston, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Was recently in San Francisco during fleet week and could not get into any of our regular hotels, so tried the University Club. Was pleasantly surprised. This is a post-1906-earthquake building at Powell and California which has been well-maintained. Rooms are as one would expect: good- sized, somewhat dated, very clean, limited storage and closet space, small but adequate bathroom.... More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I spent four nights at the end of August and found the aesthetics of all of the spaces to be nice. There was only a view of the alley from the main floor. Because of the lack of a/c , windows had to be left open and even with the celing fan on the room remained too warm and loud?... More

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Address: 800 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in downtown San Francisco on top of Nob Hill, this hotel is 4.6 miles from the famous Golden Gate Bridge. With the Cable Car stopping right in front of the building we are minutes from the most popular tourist destinations.Each comfortable room offered is furnished with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a coffee maker. Convenience amenities include a hairdryer, telephone and ironing facilities. Complimentary WiFi and continental breakfast included with all reservations. San Francisco’s University Club is a private club that welcomes guests to experience the formal dining of the University Club restaurant for lunch or dinner. The hotel bar serves a variety of wine and casual dinners.Guests of University Club can work out in the gym or relax in the sauna. We have 5 squash courts, 2 doubles and 3 singles. The hotel has a library, business center and meeting rooms as well. San Francisco International Airport is just 14. 7 miles from The Club. Fisherman’s Wharf is a 6-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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