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The Embassy Hotel

610 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here back in October for the Nike Half Marathon. The price for the hotel and the service was good. The beds were uncomfortable. The only outlet to charge our phones were in the bathroom. The location for the hotel was in a bad area. We decided to walk to Union Square, which was a terrible idea. We walk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One block north, we saw all type of things that are not appropriate for a family trip (drugs, prostitution etc). I have no problem with low ranking hotels, if you paid the fair. Good things: the beds are firm and comfortable. The parking is free and free wifi

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If this was only about the hotel, it would get 3 stars - clean, bright and comfortable room with all the ameneties (TV , free internet, hot showers ), and of course, you must also like the art-deco look. No A/C but being winter had a water heater. But seriously consider where the hotel is located and being on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We checked into this hotel with some apprehension after having read the reviews, but it turned out to be quite good. Rooms were spacious and clean, wifi worked better than in most places, staff were friendly and also there when a taxi needed to be called. The neighborhood is OK, but the blocks between this hotel and Union Square are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Having stayed in various, similarly-priced hotels nearby in San Francisco, I didn't expect the mediocre presentation and facilities here. The website boasts a "private bath with shower in every room", which must have excluded our room. No information given to us about the free continental breakfast; in fact, no guest directory in the room to tell us anything about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This hotel is quite opposite to some of the reviews I read on this page and I was really surprised when I arrived. It's clean, in a central location. The beds and towels were changed every day, there is free wifi, free continental breakfast and the staff were extremely kind and helpful. The area isn't the best place to stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

On arriving in San Francisco we travelled from Union square to the embassy hotel! This trip was eye opening as it went from a lovely clean pleasant area into streets filled with drug dealers and homeless folk. When going into the hotel the smell of smoke was overpowering but it only took a few mins to get used to it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Late booking so we were limited with our options - we took this one ! Hotel is older but kinda quaint in it's appeal - I'm thinking it might have been quite nice back in it's glory days - those have probably now passed and is perhaps now more reminiscent of where a released Alcatraz resident might spend his first... More 

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