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Hotel Stratford

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first thing you need to be aware of is that the rooms here are SMALL. We were a couple of adults on an international trip, and we struggled to find space for our bags and move around in our room. That being said, as long as you know this in advance, the many other positives outweigh what really should... More 

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wiltshire england
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming, rooms was clean tho bit dated, we had a box room which had sink in the room, but as was only there for 2 nights it didnt worry us, location is very good and was reasonably priced, breakfast was acceptable, would stay again due to friendliness of front of house staff and cleanliness,... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is sooooo true,. the fabulous location of this very average hotel makes up for so many failings. The small rooms that could use a very thorough renovation. The bathrooms need to be renewed. The breakfast is basic but adequate to get you started, but they really should add a few items on the walls or something to give a... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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143 reviews 143 reviews
25 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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  • Union square(25)
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  • Very clean(8)
  • Powell street(7)
  • Great location(7)
  • Rooms are small(6)
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  • Good value(3)
  • Double beds(3)
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