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Pontiac Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   509 Minna Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Ranked #188 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a friend during pride and all hotels where expensive. This one has shared bathrooms and unlike other comments they where very clean and nearly never we had to wait - altough only a few bathrooms available for many guests. The rooms will be not cleaned during your stay but you can ask for a new toilet. There... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good hotel/hostel. Extremely affordable, friendly staff and functional facilities. The neighbourhood isn't nearly as bad as the other reviews would have you believe. There are some homeless people nearby, but there are lots of homeless people in the rest of SF too! They keep to themselves, and won't bother you if you don't bother them.

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Hyderabad, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed a month here in october 2014.The place is very near to market street and downtown.Service was good also got help from reception.Only issue is the 6th street area which is full of drug addict guys so you should avoid that street and take howard street to be safe side.its good budget hotel.

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Napa, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to come to SF at the last minute and this was the only place that I could find that was cheap and the pictures looked some what decent. I read a lot online about this area and how bad it is, yes it's pretty seedy, I saw a guy shooting heroin in front of the hostel when we... More

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place is a hostel and should be advertised as such. The area is very sketchy, lots of drug addicts and homeless people, we made sure that we got back to the hostel before dark. However the receptionist told us that the area is safe and there is a police station near by. The room we had was very small... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I made a reservation for 2 nights at the Pontiac for 270$. Luckily something went wrong and the reservation didn't come through. So I had to make another reservation right at the desk which was 180$ for one night(!) But looking back I am glad that I only had to stay there for one night. The Room was okay but... More

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Perth, Australia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
31 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This hotel is cheap by San Francisco standards and extremely overpriced by all other measures. The place was unclean, the shared bathrooms should be cleaned on a more regular basis, there was dried crap on the second level bathroom door, my partner preferred the third floor and they tended to cleaner (relative term). Our room was right outside the neon... More

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Amsterdam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stayed in the Pontiac for 3 nights. Here is a brief overview: Plusses: + Close to downtown and market street shopping + Relatively close to public transport (BART, MUNI, ...) + One of the cheapest options in San Francisco + Breakfast included (if you manage to make it) Minor points: - Breakfast is served from 7:30AM-9AM on weekdays & from... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a great value hotel in the centre of San Francisco. Yes, the rooms are small and the neighbourhood at the east end of the street seems a little sketchy (although I never felt unsafe, and neither did my girlfriend), but the beds are comfortable and the rates are very affordable. The staff at the Pontiac are great, and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The Pontiac is in a rough area (I would recommend arriving during daylight) but once you step out the door during daytime it's fine. The staff are FANTASTIC. Rooms are tiny but it didn't bother us. Also just down the road from Dottie's - best breakfast ever but the wait can be long but it's worth it.

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Address: 509 Minna Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94103
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pontiac Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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