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Hotel Stratford

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #99 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Stratford is located right on Union Square. It is close to all major transportation systems and is in a very safe area. The rooms can be quite small, but who cares, you shouldn't be in your room other than to sleep. The water pressure in the shower was fine for us and the room was clean and Cleaned daily.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My Mother and I stayed at the Hotel Stratford for 4 nights. We had stayed in 3 other Hotels in California in the last 2 weeks.. meant to be 3 star plus. The Hotel Stratford was the best in location, price, sevice and cleanliness, you even got breakfast included. Rooms very comfortable. (dont expect large). Noise proofed and double glazing.Bathroom... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay, the location is close to everything we wanted and transportation is right at the front door. Miguel was super helpful with our boarding passes, and answering all our questions! He also booked our shuttles for the airport. Elisa checked us out very efficiently and was so pleasant, she also watched for our shuttle and got us... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No cooling or heating in the rooms, we stayed in room 702 which gets the afternoon sun on Powell St an the room gets up to 34 degrees Celsius (melting our Ghiradelli chocolate, and there's no refrigerator either). The window only opens 10cm and the ceiling fan only helps a little. No hot water comes out the shower head, tried... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is exactly where you need to be in SF, Close to shopping, transport, cable cars, and right on Union Square, The rooms are small--but did you come to SF to be in your room? I did find the room a bit stuffy, but the price was great. Like many others have mentioned, Jack is a real asset. Free... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at this hotel and we had no problems what so ever. The room was small, but for the price and the location it was worth the trade-off. A tram stop right outside and Market Street two blocks away which took you to the train and multiple bus stops to take you in every direction. Breakfast was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very central, but the rooms are extremely small. There was almost no water coming out of the shower and the hotel provided no shampoo. This was certainly a bad experience and I will not stay there again!

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Ellicott City, MD
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is walking distance from a lot of great bars and restaurants. I was in town for a convention at Moscone Center and it was not a long walk to the convention. When I checked in, Jack at the front desk was very helpful. The rooom was small and that's what you should expect in downtown SF. The bed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Hotel Stratford. The location is so convenient for everything - we walked most places but caught the cable car once too. Some reviews mention the size of the rooms - we expected small but were still a little shocked at how small. We don't spend any time in the room though so it worked fine... More

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Margaret River Wine Region
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff and smallish rooms but the sizr of the room doesn't matter when you have such a wonderful city to explore. Tram car right out the fornt door, cheese cake factory arround the corner and so many toher things within a short walking distance. The staff were very polite and the included breakfast was fine. There was a trolley... 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)
  • Ceiling fan(3)

Additional Information about Hotel Stratford

Address: 242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#99 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Stratford 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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