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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights. Great location, perfectly adequate room: clean, with comfortable bed and everything you need. Room was small, but ideal for one person. If you are coming to San Francisco to see the sights, rather than lounge around a hotel room, this is a great place to stay. Very reasonably prices for this city too.

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Hagerstown, MD
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for one night, wanting a hotel central to everything but wanting to avoid paying a lot. Our room was small, as we expected, but clean and well equipped with the basics. Beds were comfy and our particular room (812) was very quiet. The staff was helpful as well. I booked through TripAdvisor through a company called AMOMA. The... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The one thing this hotel has going for it is the location. It's in a real good spot to access the cable cars and BART and is central to union square for walking around. The service was really poor though. They were not very welcoming on arrival and were not helpful at answering any questions. Seemed all they were there... More 

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Jamie D, Front Office Manager at Hotel Stratford, responded to this review

Hello Morgan, i am sorry to hear the beds were uncomfortable. please make sure to let us know next time for we want to make sure you have a comfortable stay. We will definitely look into the staff not welcoming you. we want to make sure you get the boutique welcoming when staying at our hotel. More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are small, but sufficient. Corridors are noisy and there's only one elevator and it's so slow you might want to exercise using the stairs. Just for the location I would consider using it again, but service wise was poor (front desk staff was not very useful when asked for references, it was like they were only there to give... More 

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Jamie D, Front Office Manager at Hotel Stratford, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review! Jesus and Elisa will be delighted. Our location is great and i believe we are the best bargain in Union Square. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on 11-15 Sept 2014. We travelled by train and found it was a short walk from the station. Its centrally located right by all the main shops and restaurants. Its also opposite the historic cable car tram. We were greated warmly by Michael at reception. Our room was on the small side with a small double bed and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in this hotel from Dec 26-28, 2014. If you're OK with "Youth Hostel" type of hotel, this one will be really good for you (not the price, though). But if you're looking for something for a family getaway or just two people, and you are the type of person who likes to be in a... More 

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Jamie D, Front Office Manager at Hotel Stratford, responded to this review

Hello Ed, thanks for the thorough review. a lot of good tips were included. if you are ever uncomfortable in the room please let us know. we want to make sure our guests have the best experience possible. thanks again and if you stay next time i am sure you will enjoy your experience. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small, clean boutique hotel is steps away from union square. Prices incredibly reasonable and includes breakfast. Clean, small and cozy. I high recommend staying here if you want basic comfort without sticker shock and be at the heart of union square.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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  • 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)
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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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Stratford San Francisco
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