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Powell Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #162 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Value for money, not at this place! Street & floor noise with management breaking into the room across the hall at 10pm as electronic door couldn't be opened. Convenience to BART only redeeming factor

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Un fortunately that's all , the room and bathroom in desperate need for repair and update. Th radiator was constantly on and blowing steam , requested twice to be switched off .".........".."..............

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Dawn W- We understand that our accommodations are somewhat dated, but please be aware our hotel will be undergoing some significant improvements in the very near future. More

Fresno, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I got a good deal on this "3 star" hotel. It is 1 star and that is pushing it. The rooms are tiny, the beds are on their last leg, the noise level is insane (and we are a group of 20-30 somethings who like to have fun), the paint was peeling, the shower was falling apart,... More

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Allison S- Our hotel is a historic facility having been one of the first buildings rebuilt after the big earthquake and fire that destroyed San Francisco in 1906. The Powell Hotel was built in 1908 and is a true San Francisco treasure. It is our mission to make every guest experience an enjoyable one and we regret that your recent... More

Long Island, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend booked this hotel through Hotwire so we couldn't see the name of it before we booked. After he found out the name and I read some reviews I was VERY anxious about our stay here. The day we were going to get to SF, he called the hotel and asked if we could upgrade to a suite. They... More

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

copperboom- Thank you for taking the time to share your observations with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your overall experience here, and did not leave feeling disappointed. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you would not hesitate to stay with us again! More

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a great time staying at this hotel. The staff (Particularly Theresa) were very friendly and helpful with advice on how to get around the town and see everything. Would recommend. Also, the shopping nearby is excellent and there is lots of food around, and bars. Close to public transport as well.

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Pat D- Thank you for recommending us! We are pleased to hear that Theresa went above and beyond for you by providing directions and advice on what to see while in town. More

Big D
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is a boutique hotel and yes it has charm, the rooms are so small we could not fit all of our luggage into it. We thought we reserved a king bed...... Not even a queen but a regular size bed. We are both tall people 6'2 and 5'11 so you can imagine how that went. Front desk was... More

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

5052- We regret if the bed was not a good fit for you and your travel companion. The hotel does offer many room configurations from Twin Beds to King Beds and we are sorry we were not able to provide you with what you desired. We pride ourselves on doing everything within our power to take care of our guests... More

Figtree, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed here in July , What a great place ! Perfect position with cable car at front door , Bart station around the other side. Westfield and other great shops surrounding. 5 minutes walk to Union Square. The hotel built in 1908 and it has a beautiful interior and rooms maintained from this period. Full of old world charm... More

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our convenient location close to Union Square, cable car turnaround, and BART station. Our hotel's old world charm sets us apart from the pack here in San Francisco, and glad you appreciated this about us. It is great to hear you will not hesitate to stay with us... More

Turlock, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a hard time understanding why people give this place such a great review just because of it's location. There are about 6 other hotels in the same area some right across the street. Hands down this place is a Super 8 hotel trying to be fancy. The rooms are postage stamp size, like what you find in any... More

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Jennifer S- Our hotel is a historic facility having been one of the first buildings rebuilt after the big earthquake and fire that destroyed San Francisco in 1906. The Powell Hotel was built in 1908 and is a true San Francisco treasure. We are not your typical cookie cutter hotel where all the rooms are the exact same, and we... More

Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Jamie we got allocated a junior suite in the Powell Hotel. Having read some reviews before we traveled i was a bit worried. There was no need, the hotel was excellent. Spotless in every way, and the staff were extremely helpful. The location was perfect, right in the center, just off Union Sq .. I would definitely recommend... More

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

johnfogarty333- Thank you for recommending the Powell Hotel to fellow travel shoppers planning to visit San Francisco. We appreciate your gracious remarks, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading mixed review I was not sure what to expect, but I really liked our stay at the Powell Hotel. The room with two beds was nice and clean. Breakfast had a good selection. Housekeeping staff was invisible but room was clean when we got back at night. Would defiantly stay again.

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mom2momCalifornia- Thank you for your lovely comments! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

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Additional Information about Powell Hotel

Address: 28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Powell Hotel 3*
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A beautiful and recently renovated boutique hotel situated at the world-famous Cable Car Turnaround downtown San Francisco. With 137 stylish and comfortable guestrooms, the Powell Hotel welcomes vistors from all over the world offering friendly service, convenience of location and comfortable accommodations. Free wireless internet. Check-in time: 4pm; Check-out time: 12pm. ... more   less 
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