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Hotel Stratford

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing position....3 blocks from the BART stop from the airport. A cable car stop outside the hotel. Taxis across the road and a stop for the HOP ON/HOP OFF bus around the corner together with the high end shops and the hotel itself is clean and comfortable. If you want pure luxury this hotel is not for you but if... More

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Leon, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellently located hotel. We stayed there for three nights while visiting San Fran with my small children and my parents. There were four of us in a room..myself, my husband and our two little children. It was a squeeze! My parents room was small, but honestly for the price and the location it's good, and if we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a very comfortable stay at Hotel Stratford. The hotel is on the cable car route and is walking distance to Union Square. The room was small and clean. It was ideal for someone who is on a budget. The complimentary continental breakfast was great and was a good kick start to the day. I liked how there was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good hotel in a good position, very close to the cable car and Union Square. The rooms are not big, but they are clean. The breakfast is offered and that is appreciable. Many restaurants and shops along Powell Street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Hotel Stratford while in town for a conference at a hotel just two blocks away (where hotel rooms cost twice as much as Stratford). This hotel is bare bones, but provides everything a busy traveler needs. Clean rooms, free WiFi, a nice complimentary breakfast (including fresh fruit!), courteous and helpful front desk clerks, and a perfect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 7 days in Nov 2013 @ the Stratford and it was great. I used to live in SF and know that this is the hub of all activities and all means of transportation, All muni lines(buses) cable car, BART and many different venues are all within steps of the Stratford.Not much time spent in room but my room was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nice hotel is right in the middle of all the action! You walk out the door to see the trolley cruising by, do a little shopping, and have the world right at your finger tips. It is located right by Union Square part and within walking distance to the famous China Town! The rooms are quite small but we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in July 2014 and were pleasantly suprised by the hotel. The room was very clean and the bathroom was newly renovated and very clean as well. The hotel is situated very conveniently on Powell Street and only one block from Union Square. Our room was at the front of the hotel and there was it was a little... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was broken into and our money & all electrical appliances were stollen, leaving us with the prospect if having to go home, 3 days into a 4 week holiday of a lifetime. The rooms are basically insecure, ours with a broken window catch, allowing easy access to our room to the many undesirables in the vacinity. We slept... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family stayed at the Hotel Stratford because we needed a place that accommodated our family of 5. The cost was very reasonable but when we arrived we were a bit disappointed with the room. The condition was "worn out". There was no air conditioning and the building was hot. When we tried to open the windows to cool things... More

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  • Union square(28)
  • Cable car(23)
  • Great location(12)
  • Very clean(10)
  • Powell street(8)
  • Rooms are small(8)
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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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