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Hotel Stratford

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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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are three big reasons for choosing this hotel: Location, location, location. It is very close to Union Square, cable car lines, shopping district and Chinatown. The complimentary breakfast is light but sufficient. The rooms are small. Be sure to get a room facing the back.

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Ilminster, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well it may not be up there with one of the five star hotels on Union Square, but if you are on a tight budget, then this little treasure will fit the bill nicely. Situated right on Powell street and on the trolley bus route, it couldn't be a more convenient location from which to explore the delights of this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at this hotel from the 10th -13th April 2015. We were disappointed to find out check in was 3pm after having arrived at the hotel at 7am. We had our breakfast and decided to go out until our room was available, which was annoying after a 7hr flight. Breakfast was decent , the rooms are... More 

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

Hello Tasneem, we offer early check-in if rooms are available but due to the recent busy times we have been sold out and this makes early check-in very difficult because we have no vacant rooms that early. We do offer complimentary luggage storage. We try to be a budget friendly hotel and we are one of the most affordable i... More 

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband is attending a conference here and I decided to come along for a vacation in the city. It is 3am on the first night and I know that I will be leaving in a few hours. I feel bad for my husband who has to stay because basically everything close by is booked up so he is stuck... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
24 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is all about location. Close to BART (Powell St station), close to Union Square (and the shopping!), close to Market St. The rooms are small and very basic, but clean. They offer a free breakfast of coffee, cereal and toast which is nice, plus free wifi (which was pretty quick). It probably changes from room to room but... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 nights from the 23rd, as everyone has said it's in the centre of the shopping area. It is around a 3 minute walk to the Muni stop, and 1 minute to the cable cart stop. Where you're able to get to Fishermans wharf for $2.25 in around 15 mins. Would reccomend staying here if you're are... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Stratford was easy to get to from the airport, just take the DART train (similar to the GO train in the GTA) from the airport to Powell and it's a short walk from the station. The hotel is in a great location in union square. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They also held our bags as we... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hotel is all about location. Right in the heart of Union Square, close to lots of food and shopping. Hotel itself is older, but is very cute and quaint. The rooms are small, a little dated but overall for myself and my friend it was absolutely perfect. The sheets were clean, beds comfy, and everything was in working order.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location, location, location. That's the key word. Situated at Powell Street where you can hop on the cable car. And right around the corner : Union Square. You'r in the heart of San Francisco with shops and restaurants on walking distance.

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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel itself was very old with small rooms. There was only one lift to service the whole hotel and it was very slow, I often found myself using the stairs because i couldn't wait for the lift. The rooms were small but clean with a comfy bed. I had a room that wasn't facing Powell street and i didn't... More 

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  • Union square(26)
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  • Very clean(8)
  • Great location(8)
  • Powell street(7)
  • Rooms are small(6)
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  • Double beds(3)
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