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San Remo Hotel

1.5 of 5 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My stay at the San Remo was amazing! The location was perfect: a quiet neighborhood that is definitely within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and a plethora of restaurants (including the one below the hotel where San Remo guests receive a 15% discount!). Aside from the location, the staff were always amazing, helpful, courteous and incredibly friendly. The... More 

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Innkeeper1906, ... at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Chflan for your 5 Star review of the San Remo, it's greatly appreciated! We're honored that we launched you on your Trip Advisor debut and potential travel blogger, you write very well. Our location is one of our best assets especially for someone who's never been to San Francisco before, any direction you go outside our... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was small but very clean and the staff was friendly. Shared toilet and shower was no problem and they both were always available when needed. Traders Joe just few blocks away. Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Good atmosphere

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Innkeeper1906, ... at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lemonfin, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! The new Trader Joes is a nice addition to our neighborhood, unique selections and good prices, great for picking up some late night snacks. It's kitty-corner from the North Point Mall with a Safeway, Walgreens, 24 Hour Fitness Center and a plethora of other useful stores and service... More 

Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place with nice and helpful staff. The room was clean and cosy. We enjoyed staying there on holidays. There was a nice christmas tree in the lobby. Nothing to complain about. We will come back some day :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the coolest decor! We stayed on the first floor, so didn't get the benefit of the sky-lit upper floors. If you don't mind taking your bag up the stairs, (really, you only do it once when you arrive, & once when you leave), the top floor has a great ambience. No smell as far as we can remember, The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Rooms 1, 2, or 31 are the best rooms. First, they are on the second floor (there aren't any rooms on the first floor and you don't want to lug your stuff up the steps to the 3rd floor). Second, these three have a sink in each (so you don't have to use the public sink in the hall. Third,... More 

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Innkeeper1906, ... at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your Three star review, yes we are not everyone's cup of tea, we make it clear to everyone who calls that the San Remo is a1906 European style historic hotel with shared baths down the hall. They are private though, and not open to the "public", but they are in no way akin to porta-potties. There are many... More 

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is our favorite hotel in San Francisco that we have been staying at for 15 years whenever vacation brings us back to San Francisco. We have never had any issues and the staff and management are top notch to say the least. We highly recommend the San Remo Hotel and will be back in June and July for a... More 

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Innkeeper1906, ... at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 STAR REVIEW!, We strive to be one of the best budget hotels on the planet as well as offering some 5 Star hotel amenities for our guests. We've recently added Gilcrest & Soames soaps and conditioners to our baths and in-room basins. Our coffee/beverage station and internet kiosk are complementary and we just... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I recently returned to the San Remo about 15 years after we got engaged there. When we arrived, the whole staff came out to welcome us back. This time, we stayed in the penthouse and it was totally worth it. The charm of this special hotel has only improved with time. A family owned establishment, the San... More 

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CChevaili, Marketing at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

This is a wonderful story! We are very happy to have been the place where you got engaged, and to know that it brings good memories. Having guest like you come back several times definitely makes working at the San Remo a place where you meet and welcome back old friends. We are glad that you enjoyed the Penthouse. Hope... More 

Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After many stays at this delightful little hotel, I'm finally taking the time to write a review. First off, in all the places I've traveled in the world, this really is one of my most favorite hotels. The check in staff is always friendly and quick to assist in anything you might need. The rooms are small, yes, however they... More 

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Innkeeper1906, ... at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU Irish Traveling Girl for your lovely review and all the years you've made San Remo your home away from Portland when visiting in SF. Our diligent staff does scurry about at 5k speed tidying up our shared baths. This past year we installed WaterPik hand-held shower heads with multiple settings including a steamer setting, I tested them at... More 

Cerritos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you want to see how Grandpa and Grandma lived 100 years ago take a small adventure and stay at the San Remo Hotel. This cute and quirky place is very charming. It's old but the floors don't squeak. It's clean, truly historic and the staff is helpful and friendly. The hotel is just a couple blocks from the wharfs... More 

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Innkeeper1906, ... at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Mikeblaster for your erudite review, you could be a travel writer! From the pre-internet days, we have amassed a nice library of travel guide books left behind by guests not wanting to lug them back home. We don't see this anymore now that informed travelers do their research over the internet, mobil devices or the Garmin while on the... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in Novemeber 2014 and had a lovely stay, it was our first time having a shared bathroom and it was surprisingly ok, the hotels in San Francisco are quite expensive however we were pleasantly surprised with the shared bathroom facilities. Upon arrival there is a set of stairs with no lift which is a bit inconvenient as... More 

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Management response:

Thanks for your 5 STAR review Hannah M!, and enjoy your journey across America. Our rooms are smallish, the Inn was constructed in 1906 and habited mostly back then by sailors between ships. One tip is to upgrade to one of our family suites and you'll have two of our historic rooms below what you would pay for a double... More 

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Address: 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — San Remo Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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