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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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Boston, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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286 reviews 286 reviews
55 hotel reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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
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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 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
34 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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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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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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