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Monarch Hotel

1015 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garbage garbage garbage. First time in SF and it gave me a terrible first impression. Older than balls. Super noisy And my room smelled like marijuana. First impression i was sketchy for walking around outside. No AC. Not alot of parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a last-minute reservation for the night here after seeing prices at newer, modern hotels in the $500 and up range. This is not a newer, modern hotel. It is an old hotel on the edge of the Tenderloin. I had no problems with walking to and from Union Square and a very nice Mel's Diner is just up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the outrageous prices for hotels in SF, this one is a relative bargain. However, keep in mind that you are on a busy street with lots of street noise. The rooms are also poorly insulated from noise in adjacent rooms. The hotel is old and worn. The elevator will give you a good jerk as it arrives at your... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There is so much to say about the hotel im going to do it in point form ● the photos on the web site must have been taken at a different location because the hotel DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THIS ● There are aggressive homeless people that are on both streets of the hotel that abuse people as they walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The location is great. The bedrooms are a bit tired and dated but you probably won't be spending much time in your room because there's so much to do in the city. There's free coffee in the lobby. Mel's Diner, which is nearby does great food. The room rates are very reasonable for San Francisco so if you're on a... More 

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Kitakyushu-shi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was hesitant because of some of the negative reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Our room was clean and the staff was friendly enough. It was admittedly loud (our room faced Polk St) but bring some earplugs and you should be fine. It's walking distance to Union Square and Polk Street has a bunch of bars if you're into... More 

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Germersheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a very nice hotel with narrow stairs and a small elevator, has 6 floors with very nice rooms. WiFi is very slow, sometimes lots of patience is necessary. It has a bus stop (line No 38) in front of the building goes straight to the ocean! To go downtown you have to go around the next block and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed at Monarch Hotel and were disappointed. This 1927 hotel could be beautiful with its high plaster ceilings and moldings, but has been allowed to run down. The bed was comfortable and water pressure was great. The room was clean but the furnishings are faded and out of style. It is close to public transportation.The staff was helpful. On... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Where do I begin? This place was beyond terrible. The neighborhood was run down. There were a LOT of shady/dodgy people surrounding the entrance of the hotel. I booked it thinking it was close to Union Square and I had only 1 night to spend there. It was not cheap at US$200 a night. The first thing you noticed when... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stayed here while road tripping around the country on a budget. The service left much to be desired. It was hard enough to even get acknowledged, and when I did all the clerk said was "credit card". Was double charged for parking. They do not have their own lot, but suggest you park in the car repair place next door.... More 

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