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Sheldon Hotel

629 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place was recommended by my friend. I can't complain on anything. Sheldon Hotel has good prices, good rooms, good service and really great location (short walk to Montgomery St.). I had a nice stay there for 10 days and I was happy with it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The hotel is very basic...just a step above a hostel really. But the location for the price is excellent...close to union square. The hotel is clean and safe and right beside some major chain hotels. Also the staff are all very nice. If your just looking for somewhere to sleep in San Fran and spend most of your time out... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I made a booking for this hotel back in March, for October. All went through ok, UNTIL August, when I got an email from Booking.com, advising the hotel had cancelled my booking because my "credit card details were invalid". This is the same card I always use for hotel bookings. I tried to contact the hotel directly but got no... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hotel is centrally located, very close to Union Square, with easy access to public transport. Staff are friendly and helpful. I stayed here twice over a 2-week period first on a twin then a single room. Both are good value, but the single room even more so. I'm a light sleeper so requested for quiet rooms. Still some noise... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The location is good, close to cable car and BART station. The room was clean but never has been cleaned during our stay (which was nowhere stated but I didnt expect that for the price anyway). Fresh towels were provided every day. I would book again when on low budget BUT: Be aware that they use a really suspicios credit... More 

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Thetford, Vermont
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We booked about four months in advance of our trip to San Francisco. The Sheldon is not going to win any awards for cleanliness, the friendly nature of its staff, or it's location. But it was a good deal for five nights, despite being in the Tenderloin district, one of the more seedy sections of the city. The Sheldon also... More 

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Creswick, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We booked 4 nights at the Sheldon Hotel for Aug 29-Sept 2 through Bookings.com. The booking was made on April 8 and our reservation was confirmed. We received an email on Aug 25 stating that our reservation was cancelled ! Needless to say we contacted Bookings.com immediately and ask what was going on. They rang the hotel and were told... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

....but not a luxury, a bit basic but convenient location. The plumbing is working, but the rooms are not clean every day. The hotel has a kitchen for the guest to use. The Wi Fi connection is good. We stayed a week, our room was a little bit noisy and hot, the window was not working! Some of the staff,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Location-10 min walk from BART rail station; MUNI transport; Tram-all go to Ferry Building/Fishermans Wharf. Taxi to AMTRAK station in Emeryville cost $45 however a Amtrak bus cost approx.$12. There may be delays in crossing the Bay Bridge in busy periods. The rooms were dated but clean, room service mininmal. Your own front door key added to any security concerns.... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Don't look for full comfort or any luxury in this hostel but just a very good location and a basic but sufficient service. Rooms in front part can be noisy due to the street activity. Towels are not renovetade daily anas well as the room service. But baths and beds allow you to sleep and get a suficient higiènic service.... More 

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