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Pontiac Hotel

509 Minna Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Ranked #185 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bed and equipment are basic, but the price is unbeatable. Some people might not appreciate that the bathrooms are shared. The neighbourhood might irritate the unexperienced, but it is not as dangerous as people say. Try the restaurant Tu Lan for lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Got a double bed for two. Very average, small room which had a bad odour to it. However, it was in a good location, very close to Union square and also they serve a great complimentary breakfast. Be wary of walking on the streets at night though as there are a lot of homeless people around.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My stay in the hotel was quite OK for the money I paid. Well, if you are thinking of staying there, you have to clearly understand that that is a budget place, which means you don’t pay a lot, and that is why you cannot expect much. The bottom line is: if you go to SF for a night or... More

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Pontiac Hotel provides basic accommodations and a clean room at prices much lower than national chains. The staff at the front desk were very professional and friendly, and made me feel welcome. The hotel features free continental breakfast every morning. The hotel has good protocol to provide for the safety of their guests. There was a great mixture of... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This a hostel not a hotel. It's in a dodgy area of San Fran especially if you're unfamiliar with the city. Staff look at you like an alien if you ask them simple questions. The atmosphere is weird. It's completely overpriced for what you get. There is very little redeemable about this joint. Stay away or it may tarnish your... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you want a place to sleep, have a basic breakfast in the morning and be going all day this is a good hotel. Very friendly staff. Don't expect the grand chique, but you get what you pay for. Wifi in the breakfast room and in some rooms upstairs.

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San Francisco, California
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

My friend setup a long stay here- I visited once but would not go back. Location is not good and as an older woman, I did not feel safe when leaving at night. The staff is polite and the room is basically fine, but I'm not sure it is the best choice in a lovely city full of such vast... More

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Orlando, Florida
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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Stay someplace else. Great staff and good breakfast! Rooms are poor, shared bathrooms, staff does not clean the rooms between nights. If you want a new towel, you have to trade in your dirty towel for a new one. Be Careful: this hotel is not safe part of town.

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Perth, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

As far as the hotel goes, its fine. Its cheap, and does the job. My room was pretty comfortable, no real complaints there. Sharing a bathroom is expected in these places, and everything looked pretty well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and I can have no real complaints about anything about the hotel. It was cheap accommodation, so... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

When you book a hostel (this is not a hotel) you expect certain things: shared bathrooms, very basic room, and a colorful mixture of guests and travelers. However the moment we pulled up to this place we knew we had mad a grave mistake. When you have to be buzzed into a steal bared security door after you walk in... More

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Also Known As:
Pontiac Hotel San Francisco
Address: 509 Minna Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94103
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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Ranked #185 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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