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Astoria Hotel

510 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Ranked #166 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location was excellent -- just outside the gates of Chinatown and easy walking to Union Square. Two single beds that felt small. Lots of noise and extraneous light from outside. Old TV and outdated decor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have stayed at the Astoria Hotel many times before so I know what to expect with my stay. This time I stayed in an economy room. Included in the room was its own bathroom (they have economy plus rooms that have shared bathrooms but they weren’t available on this trip) and also included breakfast. Breakfast included toast and muffins,... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I traveled to San Fransisco for business during a big show in town so all the big name hotels were way too expensive. Found this place. I would normally say it was a dump because of my pickiness but for the price, I felt it was what I needed. The room was small. The TV was a very old box.... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't make our mistake! I found this place in a guidebook where it was listed as an inexpensive, yet clean place. The location was decent, near the Chinatown gates. The furnishings/beds were very old and the place is old and badly needed a coat of paint. It was noisy and the windows did not close properly. The TV had an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I can not stress enough how much I was disgusted with the service, condition and cleanliness of this hotel. On our trip we experienced several hotels including motels in downtown Phoenix... And nothing prepared us for the outright rudeness of the front desk. The hotel seems to be owned by a Chinese group which makes sense being right next door... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Positive points: - Location; practically in Chinatown - Price; cheap Negative points: - Old building which smells moldy (and tv was almost ready to be replaced) - Elevator only holds 3 people and doesn't feel safe to stand in while it operates Furthermore, they offer a parking space which is $26 for 24h in a valet parking lot one block... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I gave it an extra star for the close proximity to Chinatown and financial area. The rooms are bare bones; mold growing in the bathrooms and on the ceilings. No screens on the windows. The elevator was in poor condition and only 3 people at any time could ride in it.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

An extra star for its convenient location close to Chinatown and the port. However, the actual hotel itself is abysmal. Old building with a weird, rotting smell. The blankets had holes in them and wifi was only limited to the lounge room. Breakfast provided was barely minimum and the vending machine was broken!! But it was cheap, and we only... More 

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Eerwah Vale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We chose the Astoria for its location right next to Chinatown, as we had stayed close by before. Initially we were daunted by the very bare/basic appearance of the foyer and the abrupt manner of the receptionist. Then the lift had me trembling when it shuddered its way to our floor. However the room, although tiny, was very clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I give this five stars because for me, this is the perfect launch point for a San Francisco adventure. Chinatown is not a place one goes to for five star elegance. Thankfully, Chinatown retains the rough, non-touristy, lived in feel that makes this attraction one of the most authentic visits in the United States. The Astoria reflects this in both... More 

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
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