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Hotel Stratford

2.0 of 5 242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay so this hotel is not 5 star but it has 5 star location! Right on Powell St, 10 second walk to Union Square and that is probably over estimating! Cable car right out front, really helpful staff on the front desk, if you're going to spend a lot of time in your room this place isn't for you, rooms... More 

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Minneapolis
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel right after our late afternoon flight to SFO and we should have had no problems sleeping after a full turkey dinner and a physically exhaustive transportation to the hotel. This hotel has some very strong attributes: first, it's only a few short blocks from the BART which we took from the AP; second, it's in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't imagine you could get a better location, or price when staying in SF. Everything is at your fingertips. We caught the BART from the airport, a couple of blocks of flat walking to get here from the Powell St station was convenient. We spent 3 nights here on a high floor on the Powell St side which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really have no complaints with this hotel and for the price paid, it's fantastic value. The rooms were just enough - clean, cosy and comfortable beds. If you are someone striving for spacious and a bit more luxury look somewhere else. Location is immaculate. Front desk staff were super helpful. I absolutely adored San Francisco and with the hope... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to like this hotel because the location is perfect and Jack at the front desk was so friendly! BUT we had problems with our room -- woke up the 1st morning to find blood spots on the sheets apparently from squashing a tick/bed bug while sleeping. Took the critter down to the front desk and promptly changed rooms.... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Stratford for 4 nights then return for 2 in November/December 2014. The greeting from Jack at reception was so friendly it was like returning home! Room was small (for two women with lots of luggage) and quite warm - we needed the fan on while we were in the room even though outside it was cool.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Stratford. The location was perfect and the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful - down to giving us tips on local pubs and bus routes. I also really enjoyed breakfast, which was included in the very reasonable price. Our room was small, but cozy and bright, and we had a great view... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Stratford is a budget hotel - and more like a "hostel for grown ups" than anything else. This is not a boutique hotel in the sense that you aren't getting anything "special" for your price. You are getting an acceptably clean, small room in big city - right off of Union Square. Rooms were basic and small, and the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was disappointed on arrival as our room looked into somebody else's. It wasn't a problem to get a move to one with a side view of the street. The room was small but clean and staff helpful and cheery. It is in a good location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at hotel Stratford for two nights and it was perfectly acceptable for what we wanted. We had a quick stop off in San Francisco before moving on and we only wanted a room to sleep in. That's exactly what we got, the room was small but had all the amenities you would find in any hotel. It did... More 

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  • Union square(28)
  • Cable car(23)
  • Great location(12)
  • Very clean(10)
  • Rooms are small(8)
  • Powell street(8)
  • Good value(3)
  • Double beds(3)
  • Ceiling fan(3)

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Address: 242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Stratford 2*
Number of rooms: 96
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The Stratford Hotel San Francisco
Stratford San Francisco
Stratford Hotel San Francisco

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