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University Club

800 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
32 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

I was there on business and is a very classy hotel - rooms not massive but had everything I needed for a great stay. The lobby and exterior is majestic - room was clean and decorated nicely. I would stay there again

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The University Club is like having your own mansion at the top of Nob Hill. This classic has newly renovated rooms with an old school charm. The price is great, the restaurant is fantastic and the staff are pleasant and friendly. There are world class squash courts and a gym owned by the Club just next door so there's never... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

My friends got married here, and while it was a beautiful venue, stunning really, the hotel part was nothing short of awful. I've stayed at other Nob Hill hotels, such as the Mark Hopkins, and The University Club is not even close to being in the same league. Here is a bulleted list of the issues: -Noise! There were several... More

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Also Known As:
University Club Hotel San Francisco
University Club Hotel
Address: 800 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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