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Monarch Hotel

2.0 of 5
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1015 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Monarch Hotel
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kitakyushu-shi, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After putting souvenirs in a tied plastic bag, I found them taken from my room. Talked to front desk and after hours later she told me housekeeping thought it was trash. Horrible. Money down the drain. Had to check out the day later and was told I'd get a call to see if they could do anything else. Of course... More 

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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Feb 13 - Stayed one night only, i booked not expecting too much and i was ok. Bed, cleaning, bathroom, everything ok, don´t expect too much, it´s old but conserved. It was on Feb, cold but the room was warm. SF don´t have much options for nice and not expensive hotels. Parking is too expensive, so go with insurance car... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dreadful experience. They LOVE money. Before any niceties of greetings are exchanged, the phrase, 'where is your credit card' comes out of the receptionist's mouth first. The bedroom is OK but you have to be prepared to be constantly woken up by the noise outside and the sex screams in the nearby bedroom. As for the Bathroom, its a joke.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My brother and I are backpacking throughout the west coast and stayed here for a couple of nights. The hotel staff isn't very friendly, the bathroom doesn't have amenities except for 1 little shampoo, and we had to wait about 45min to get our car (they ask us to give them 30min). Other than that, the hotel room is very... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The stay at this hotel was okay. No problems, room was clean, receptionists were kind, smiling and coffee in the lobby was quite good. Free WiFi. Everything good disappeared once we left the hotel. The location is just terrible and I didn't feel safe. All around the hotel are lying homeless people, people without hands, eyes or legs, sleeping basically... More 

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