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The Embassy Hotel

610 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ever seen that movie 1408 ? Where the room makes you want to kill yourself? Yeah, that. Although i will say the staff was really nice. Pro because back in the '30s the people were more polite, and I'd have to assume that the staff are also all ghosts. The room smelled like mold. Heating didn't work. Bathroom was scary.... More 

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Campbell, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Immediately upon arrival, the hotel staff member at the front desk was rude to me. And the experience just went downhill from there. Do not even consider staying at this hotel during the summer because there is no air conditioning, no ventilation, and leaving the window open to attempt to cool down the room does not work. It also leads... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you walk through the doors, the hotel looks very promising, but the lobby is where the promise ends. The rest of the hotel is dated and in dire need of a revamp. The room we shared with four was small and had a tiny bathroom. On a positive note you could still leave the hotel crease free with your... More 

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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a hotel room trough hotwire.com for a room including breakfast for six nights. This was confirmed in writing from hotwire.com. I also checked the official Internet page for the Embassy Hotel which states that there is free breakfast for all rooms at the hotel. When we arrived and asked when the personnel at the front desk when the... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room clean and tidy. Only accessible power point was in bathroom and lights had to stay on for it to work. Booked for 3 people were given 1 towel. Asked for more and was given 1 more the next day. Numerous different staff were unhelpful. It didn't mar a wonderful 3 days in the beautiful city. It was just somewhere... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We where only in san francisco for 3 days , the rooms are a little dated but the staff where always very polite and attended to our needs , although we booked bed and breakfast apparently it wasnt open to us but another group? For us it was just somewhere to sleep!! If you want more , spend more and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

The main plus point is the price and secure parking. As we should have realised from the other reviews the hotel is not in the best area.... However it is Cental and was ok to walk during the day and used Uber in the evenings so it wasn't actually a problem. The staff were friendly and the room appeared clean.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This hotel was so friendly and considering the prices in San Francisco it is amazing value for money even in comparison to the dodgy hostels! Its kept lovely and the employees are extremely helpful. Ideal location in the city, just at the edge of the tenderloin, literally half a block out. I would DEFINITELY recommend!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Basic maintenance has been avoided by management. Water can go on and off and elevator can break down. The furniture has been replaced but it needs a new elevator and plumbing. Neighborhood is close to many museums and opera house. That's a plus.

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