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Powell Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #158 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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best things about this hotel are its location and its staff. Just outside the doors of this hotel, you can catch a trolley or a bus to just about anywhere in the city, and just across the street you can catch the BART, which has a direct line to the airport as well as other places throughout the bay... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Powell Hotel's historic value, charm and friendly staff make it a great place to stay in the heart of San Francisco. The rooms have lots of character with shopping and public transportation all around it. Each evening they have a complimentary happy hour with Bud Light, Rolling Rock, wine and snacks and in the morning a continental breakfast. If... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the location is convenient for downtown San Francisco. That is where the positive ends. When I walked in my room I saw grimy walls and heard obnoxiously loud street sounds from below. In the bathroom I found hairs on the shower walls from the previous guest, and god knows what dripping from the tile. Moldy ceiling, toilet didn't flush,... More

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

Dear Liz R, We are passionate about the safety and comfort of our guests and as I am sure you can imagine, our reputation and future business would be devastated if we failed to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for our guests. Our management and Housekeeping staff are dedicated to making sure our accommodations in tip top shape,... More

Honiton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only real positive from this hotel is the fact the hotel is right next to the main train station and that the front man at the rceptionist was veryh pleasant. On arrival, joe public was just walking through the front door and out the back as a short cut. We had booked for a Queen deluxe room, or what... More

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

Dear Drucey2, Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. Rest assured, our team continually monitors our public spaces to ensure that non-guests are not walking up the stairs to our guest floors. Our hotel recently changed ownership/ management companies, and there will be many improvements made in the months to come. We hope you come back in the... More

Nelson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit after reading multiple reviews I was slightly skeptical about booking our stay at The Powell Hotel, am I ever glad we did. You couldn't ask for a better location, steps to the cable car turn around, BART and muni stations. Not to mention the plethora of shopping, eateries and quant coffee shops. The staff were very friendly... More

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

Dear Wanderingfoodie23, We are one of the best kept secrets in San Fran, only steps from the cable car turnaround, the BART and MUNI stations, lots of shopping, restaurants and great coffee shops. It sounds like you had some trouble with the internet connection during your stay, but we will make sure to check this out internally...we appreciate you bringing... More

Hesperia, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at many hotels in San Francisco, but the Powell is the best location for us. It is located at the cable car turn around. Steps to bus, BART, or muni train station. The hotel is very old. It reminds me of staying at my grandmother's house. Quaint is the best description. The staff is very accommodating. There... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a week. It was very convenient. Only a block and a half from site of my conference. Lots of good restaurant around. Big mall close by. Catholic church nearby. Friendly staff. Public transportation within wasy access.

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean hotel in a great location - Powell and Market Street just by Powell Street BART station. Room was small but typical of city centre hotels. We did get a fair amount of overnight noise but again not unusual for this location. Everything very clean and staff were helpful at reception. Continental breakfast was just what we wanted so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is great! The location is great as it is on the street and there is lots of shops further up. There is also a tram right outside. The rooms are gorgeous and the beds are really comfortable. I would definetly stay here again. :)

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

Dear VegasKitten, We are in one of the best locations in San Francisco...just steps from the Cable Car Turnaround, BART station, and Union Square shopping. It gives us great pleasure to hear that you would definitely stay with us again! -The Powell Hotel Team More

New Delhi, India
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11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights and found it average. The room size as well as corridors are very small. Were hugely disappointed by the breakfast spread for the lack of options and space. The reception guy advised us on a city tour which we found ok. But the better part was we spotted an Indian restaurant very near and had... More

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

Dear meghali_mazumdar, Thank you for your feedback. Our hotel offers muffins, croissants, orange juice & coffee as a Continental Breakfast option, but the front desk can recommend great cafe's within walking distance that serve full american breakfasts. We are pleased to hear that you found a great Indian restaurant nearby. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again... More

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  • Cable car(16)
  • Union square(5)
  • Very clean(3)

Additional Information about Powell Hotel

Address: 28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #158 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Powell Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 only one of our services. ... more   less 
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