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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel many times. The location cannot be beat. Hop off the Bart walk up the street and there you are. The rooms are very cozy and by cozy I mean small however well equipped. This room is perfect for being and enjoying the city. They provide breakfast. The elevator is vintage so be patient. The... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't know what to expect, but for this price, the hotel was superb. Nice rooms, we got a quiet location even though it's situated half a bloc from Union Square. Pretty much in walking distance to every shopping dream you have, and to chinatown, financial district etc. Breakfast was included, english muffin, toast, jelly, cereals, juice, tons of coffe.... More

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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location,right by Union square easy to get around places. The guys are very helpful at the desk and very friendly.( the women don't say much!) yes the rooms are small but they are ok for putting your head down,the only thing it lacks is a kettle or coffee maker.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time traveling alone. Being a solo female traveler I was looking for a hotel that had a great location, clean and safe. I think Hotel Stratford met all my needs. Walking distance to the BART. Amazing for shopping! Staff was friendly. My view was a white brick wall, but it was actually fine as the noise... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with others this hotel has an excellent location and those on the front desk are friendly and helpful but the room was small and stuffy and the breakfast minimal. However the main reason I will think twice before staying there again is the $100 they took from my credit card and told me it would be returned 2... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk staff of Hotel Stratford are awesome! Went beyond their job requirements to help us around the city and to make us feel welcome. From being a personal gps to stopping traffic to allow us to turn the car around....Jack was great! Thank you!

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Hobart, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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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  • Union square(28)
  • Cable car(23)
  • Great location(12)
  • Very clean(10)
  • Powell street(8)
  • Rooms are small(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*
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Also Known As:
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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