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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Stratford and we loved it. Not only is the location awesome and right next to Union Square but the whole Hotel has an awesome feel about it. It was very cute! The breakfast that you get in the morning was basic but that's all that you want and need. I also thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel Stratford wasn't our first choice. How ever when we realized how expensive it was to stay in surrounding hotels we looked around. Hotel Stratford had every thing we wanted. Absolute value for money, very clean and breakfast was included. The location was fantastic just opposite Union Square where we caught the cable car or hop- on hop-off bus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is amazing, so close to union square. I could see the Macy's sign from my bedroom window. Room size was not a problem, biggest disadvantages of this hotel are the super slow moving lift(really so bad) and you can't close the bedroom window the whole way so Friday night was a little noisy. Otherwise everything... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Stratford in March 2015 for the first part of our trip around the U.S. The room was very small with a sink in the bedroom when there was plenty of room for it on the bathroom. The weather outside was 22 Celsius for the duration but the room felt closer to 40 with no air conditioning and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was a good value for it's location (right next to union square and a few blocks from the Powell/Market cable car stop). We were up on the 8th floor and it was fairly quiet there. The room was really small. No A/C, just a ceiling fan. The breakfast was ok (normally consisted of a fruit of some type,... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on Powell Street, near Union Square and Macy's. The rooms are small,but clean and offer good beds. I stayed in a room on Powell Street which was a little noisy. Other people in our group were in rooms on the other side and they heard nothing. There is no airconditioning, just ceiling fans. Breakfast is basic cereal, toast,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, clean , clean, nice coffee taost fruit breakfast to start the day without having to go out and look for it and included in rate. smack in the middle of EVERYTHING, cable car start, great budget shopping around, buses to everywhere and great restaurants at all prices. sink hole in mattress not so great and one slow elevator for... More 

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  • Union square(28)
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  • Great location(12)
  • Very clean(10)
  • Powell street(8)
  • Rooms are small(8)
  • Good value(3)
  • Double beds(3)
  • Ceiling fan(3)
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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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