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Grant Plaza Hotel

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465 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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North Shore,New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is old and basic. However we found it clean and with cheerful staff. Free room Wi-Fi was fast.We would stay here again. My wife being in a wheelchair was easy to push her to most places like Union Square.We stayed two nights.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's start with the best things first, location. The location is right on the edge of Chinatown and the Financial district. Its very convenient to get to public transportation. We took the BART from the airport and walked to the hotel in about 10 minutes. Okay now more about the hotel itself. When we arrived I didn't expect luxury to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Walk to Convention Center, Union Square, BART, many bus lines, fancy shops, and restaurants. Unreliable and weak WiFi signal Some staff are very helpful, others are not perhaps due to their lack of experience Some floors are under renovation, and you could hear the construction noise Reasonable price for downtown San Francisco

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Seattle, WA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Here in SF for a big conference in Union Square, I neglected to book a hotel until December. Everywhere I tried was either booked or cost $600/night. So...I booked this hotel, despite some pretty harsh reviews on Trip Advisor. Very near Union Square, and only $99/night. I arrived with trepidation. The lobby is shabby. The desk staff was very a... More 

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Lanskroun, Czech Republic, Europe
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11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Hotel in nice location of ChinaTown, its a good strategic place to explore east side of SF. Hotel looks like it has been there for some time, but everything works in there. Our room was big enough for SF standard with sufficient equipment. Wifi was little bit slow sometimes, but okay. Big minus was very cold air through the window... More 

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Goleta, California
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16 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Grant Plaza is a one of the best low cost hotels in SF. With an outstanding location, they almost need to try to not be the hotel of choice for me. I’ve stayed dozens of times over 10-20 years. This time they let me down. Grant Plaza are doing a much needed renovation and the room we were given was... More 

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New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The lobby is OK visually, but there is an awful smell when you enter, smells like urine. Staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms are VERY outdated and the carpets are stained. Bed was OK, roll out bed not comfy in the room. Central to all in San Francisco which is good, but this is a 1* hotel.

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Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We booked months in advance and paid $230 a night for 2 rooms that were nothing like we saw on the Grant Plaza Hotel's site on Expedia. Room tarriff on back of our room door showed $69 a night. The rooms were on the 6th floor at the back of the hotel with no air con, the weather was hot... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The bedding at this hotel was incredibly uncomfortable! I found myself with horrible back pain due to the beds being as hard as a rock!! Do not stay here if you like a comfortable bed! I am not one to be fussy but I feel that if I knew this about the hotel prior to searching for a hotel I... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you're looking for a really cheap hotel in a safe, central location, you can't do better than the Grant Plaza. I've stayed at many hotels in SF. The Grant Plaza is my favorite of the low price hotels. It's a safe and very central location - right in Chinatown and close to Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, one... More 

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