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Powell Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #165 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel location is great. Rooms are a little dated but in good condition. Staff are nice and friendly we requested a room with a view of the cable cars which turned out to be too noisy to sleep next morning we told the desk clerk and we were given a very nice room which was quiet. They had our cases... More

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

Sammeg21- Thank you for choosing to stay at the Powell Hotel! We are glad that our service and location exceeded expectations during your stay. It is always a good feeling to know that you didn't have to lift a finger to relocate guest rooms. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel rooms were small,dated, no view ,noisey, and unacceptable in this day and age,not a good start to our holiday , the position was the best thing . Breakfast was donuts,coffee, seating was very limited and cramped and no organisation what so ever.

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

Dawn B- We are a historic hotel located in the heart of San Francisco built back in 1908 - one of the first buildings rebuilt after the Earthquake in 1906. We have some exciting renovations coming in the new year and we hope you will give us another try. More

Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop on a coach tour of the National Parks. Having read the other reviews, I would agree that the room was a little dated BUT the bed was comfortable, the room was big enough (given that this is a city centre hotel), the sanitary fittings were very clean and the location was perfect. I would agree... More

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

Liz M. - We are happy that you enjoyed our comfortable bedding, central location, and excellent service. Glad you appreciated the adjacent Bellini Cafe during your recent stay. More

Solihull, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just visited the powell hotel and have go to say, I am suprised at some of the negative reviews. The hotel is in a fantastic location, less than 5 minutes walk from union square - in addition, the cable cars are located right outside the door. The free happy hour in the hotel was a welcomed Surprise and much... More

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your experience Chris D. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon! The Powell Hotel Team More

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a coach tour of California and this was the first hotel we stayed at and I can honestly say that it was the worst hotel we have ever stayed at. Breakfast was coffee, donuts and pastries not what we call a breakfast and the room did not have sufficient tables and chairs for the number of guests... More

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Susiecruise. We sincerely apologize for the experience that you had as it is not indicative of the service that we strive to provide to all of our guests. The hotel does provide a continental breakfast which consists of donuts and croissants as well as Coffee, Tea and Juices. For those... More

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41 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Powell Hotel is right at the action in Union Square and at the start of the Cable Car, so convenient in that respect. The hotel is old and charming in its way, and the rooms are clean and fairly spacious. However they are in no way sound proof making it very difficult to get a decent nights sleep.

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us voyageindesign. We appreciate your comments about the hotel and apologize for the issue with the noise. Being in the heart of the City there indeed is a lot of activity. We do have rooms that are interior facing and hope next time you visit the city you might... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is not promising. No ac, paint is peeling, thin walls, and small rooms. It's like a sweat shop up in here. Not too sanitary either, smells like my dad's prostate in here. Upon checking in, many other guests were complaining as well. Only good thing is the location. Oh ya, Kenny at the front desk is real informative. Great... More

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. We pride ourselves on providing clean accommodations with friendly service to our guests. We apologize that your experience was not what you had expected. On the other hand, we are glad that Kenny provided exceptional service to you. We are a historic hotel located in the heart... More

Stewart Island, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than past reviews would have you believe. Great staff, friendly and efficient. Good sized clean rooms. Very generous happy hour that was fun too. Good coffee at breakfast ( wasn't keen on donuts or pastries for breakfast- but for those who enjoy that, it was provided.) All transport options right outside the door, so the location was fantastic!

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you JoJoGypsy123 for your review. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are located right in the heart of it all and we are glad that you were able to take advantage of our central location close to the Bart, Westfield Mall, Cable Car, Muni, Union Square, etc. We hope to see... More

Leiden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 1 out of 5 score is just to the enormous noise coming from the construction site just next doors. Ask for a room at the inner side of the hotel. Hotel is convenient located, a little out dated, and the staff is very friendly. Without the noise a 3 out of 5 score

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us remodb. We are sorry for the noise that caused you to not be able to enjoy your stay. We also appreciate that you enjoyed our friendly staff and convenient location. We can assure you that we will do everything within our power to ensure the construction in the... More

Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a Hotwire deal, bid for a 3 star hotel and got the Powell, After reading the reviews I was scared to death. I even called the Powell and talked to the manager who assured me it was a very nice older hotel. When we arrived after 7 p.m. the front desk clerk checked us into our hotel room,... More

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KokuaHospitality, Manager at Powell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kelli J. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and the service we provided. We strive to provide authentic, friendly service to all of our guests and are excited that your experience showed it! We hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future! The Powell Hotel Team More

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  • Cable car(16)
  • Union square(5)
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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*
Number of rooms: 137
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