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Hotel Stratford

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #100 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Small clean room, great breakfast in breakfast room, pleasant staff, and close to station so good for getting to and from airport. Close to the beginning of the famous tram line, stop and watch them rotating it around! Plenty of restaurants nearby. We walked everywhere from here, a great central location.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best about this property is its location, just some meters from Union Square and tons of shops and restaurants. Cleanliness is ok, included breakfast is handy (though options are very limited), wifi works fine. Rooms are tiny, sink is inside the bedroom not in the toilet. There's no desk, no fridge, and you'll barely have space to walk or... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the Hotel Stratford. San Francisco sometimes is very expensive and i am sorry to hear you you visited during those times. Our location is in the heart of Union Square. Thank you for your comments, these help us improve our overall goal, customer satisfaction. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been meaning to write this review for some time as this hotel was great! The location could not be beaten, staff were friendly & helpful, room was small but clean. I was perfectly comfortable and breakfast being included was a bonus. Only negative was the lift - so slow! But would definitely stay here again and would highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is close to transportation to get you anywhere in the city. We split the 2 bedroom suite with my parents. Plenty of room for everyone and tons of restaurants in walking distance. It is a little noisy at night, but you are in the heart of the city so that is expected. Buy the city pass for a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those that are OK with RV-like accommodations, this very European hotel is right in the middle of it all--Union Square. In its defense, this uber-basic facility is very clean, surprisingly quiet and clearly, centrally located, right on Powell. Even the breakfast is European--bread and coffee...no fruit, no yogurt; indeed, after one visit, I no longer felt the need to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon. Hotel is basic but clean & is in perfect location for shops / restaurants round Union Sq. As mentioned, hotel is basic so don't expect amazing rooms etc but if like us, you only want somewhere to shower & sleep, it's pretty much perfect. Only negatives are the... More

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

Thanks for the review Scott! We are honored to host you honeymoon and we hope you had a great time. The location is great and its centrally located. Congrats and thanks again! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in January. The room was small, but served its purpose. The place was clean, and staff were very helpful. The best thing going for this place has to be the location. It is only steps away from union square and a very short walk from the BART which connects you to SFO. As an added... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was in a great location, just off union square. The room was small, but as a solo traveller who was only in town for a couple of days the room size wasn't a problem for me. No air con, but my room wasn't facing Powell St so I was able to open the window up at night without... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights recently. The hotel is obviously a budget hotel, however, the location, just off Union Square is ideally situated for food, shopping etc., the rooms were also clean and towels changed daily. The hop-on, hop-off buses can be boarded just on Union Square and ideal for getting around the city. The breakfast was the usual, toast,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time in San Francisco and the Stratford Hotel provided us with the perfect location and price. The rooms were clean and bright. Location is central to downtown, Union Square and the transit hub. We could walk to many attractions. The cable car stopped right outside our hotel. The cable car turn around was 2 blocks away.... More

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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*
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The Stratford Hotel San Francisco
Stratford San Francisco
Stratford Hotel San Francisco

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If travelers were to pinpoint on a map the number one location in San Francisco, it could be right outside the door of Hotel Stratford. Our entrance has become part of thousands of photographs taken of the Cable Car as it heads up the second block of its famous journey over San Francisco's beautiful hillside communities.Guests who want the convenience of being right in the center of the City will enjoy their stay in this European style affordably priced property, with over 80 pleasantly decorated rooms, all with the most modern facilities. We await the pleasure of your company be it for Business or Leisure. ... more   less 
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