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Monarch Hotel

1015 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get what you pay for; this is a great deal if you don't mind the area. Staff was very friendly & helpful and rooms, bedding & bathroom was clean. Here are some tips/info you should know: It is right across the street from a facility where the homeless get services & they are always hanging out there. The closest... More 

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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Erica H, Thank for such a well-thought out and kind review. We always appreciate when a guest has taken the time to be so thorough. I am glad that you enjoyed stay at our hotel. We aim to provide comfortable, pleasant stay at a very competitive price. Thanks again for your stay and we sincerely hope that you visit us... More 

Cohutta, Georgia
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for people on a budget. However the rooms do not have air conditioning, the elevator is old and small. The rooms have be well used by guest. To park your car you need to find a spot on the road( which are usually all taken by the time you return), or pay $48 for valet or $26 for the... More 

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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

HI Mac M, So sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. The experiences you described here definitely falls short of standards we set for ourselves. Just like any other city, parking is costly in San Francisco (but much less so than other hotels down the street) so when asked by out-of-town guests about renting a car, we always suggest... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some misgivings about booking here, but because I had neglected to book a hotel sooner, I had little ability to be too choosy. It's just a single night. How bad could it be? First, the good. The staff was friendly. It seemed important to them that I had a pleasant stay. I also saw that they were always... More 

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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sagar, Thanks for staying with us during your visit to San Francisco. We do make sure that guests have a very comfortable and pleasant stay. I am glad you did like our hospitality. However not so pleased to hear about other parts of your stay. Sagar, our aim is to provide clean, comfortable, pleasant stay at a affordable price... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monarch Hotel was a great last minute find. It was a pride weekend and every hotels were either sold out or the rates were super high. (believe me when i say super high by San francisco standard). However we were able to get a room here for a decent price. Clean rooms, Nice staff, and close to the main... More 

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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Richard L, Thanks for your complimentary words. You are right, there certainly was a great celebration in the city. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had wonderful time in San Francisco during that weekend:) We look forward to welcome you back again soon. Until then, wish you all the best! More 

Colorado
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77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is pretty rough around the edges, but offers a budget friendly option in the heart of downtown San Fran. The staff were all very pleasant to everyone in our group. Rooms varied on types of beds, space, windows, etc. We had a corner room that offered two windows which was nice. The bathrooms were pretty outdated and needed... More 

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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LifeOfTrip, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this thoughtful review. We appreciate you decided to stay with us during your recent trip. I am pleased to that you enjoyed our rooms and make your overall stay wonderful for you. I will also pass along your compliments to our staff. We always love to hear that during the... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Understanding that this is a budget hotel, I was headed in with low expectations. Black mold on the bathroom ceiling, no AC, mediocre WIFI (highly saturated on 2.4GHZ). There were someone else's socks under my bed. When it came to third party billing, these clowns had no idea how to deal with it. A week later of repeated emails and... More 

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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear corymacd, So sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. The experiences you described here definitely falls short of standards we set for ourselves. Our staff is very thorough and maintains high quality standards in cleanliness to ensure our guests have great, quality stay. It is strange that this has happened. Regarding the billing issue, we handle large bookings... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 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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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hebert1990, I am truly sorry your visit did not turn out the way you had expected or wished. The experiences you described here definitely falls short of standards we set for ourselves. Our staff is known to very thorough and maintains high quality standards in cleanliness and hospitality to ensure our guests have great, quality stay. Furthermore, I must... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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MonarchHotelSF, Guest Relations Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear betsybo, Thank for such a well-thought out and kind review. We always appreciate when a guest has taken the time to be so thorough – and so complimentary. I was delighted that you were pleased with our hotel and service and that you found our check in easy and staff to be helpful and hospitable. Nothing gives us more... More 

Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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