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“The Hotel is Perfectly Positioned with Sea Views” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel San Francisco
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Carducci, 68, 55049 Viareggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 55 hotels in Viareggio
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“The Hotel is Perfectly Positioned with Sea Views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

Located right on the main street.
The staff was nice.
Bathroom was fine although it was the smallest shower cubilcle I have ever used. Plenty of hot water and it was kept spotless.
Viareggio is wonderful city, great beach and sea. Its 25 minutes to Pisa, by train, which is great and well worth a day. However its 2 hours to Florence.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland.
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32 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

I spent a week at this hotel and had a fantastic stay. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, Gian Lucca and Gabriele among others. This hotel is very clean and in a perfect location on the promenade. I paid €70 a night for a good size single room with a balcony and a great sea view. Breakfast was very good and I would highly recommend this hotel.
Viareggio is a very chilled out place with great beaches, 2 lovely pine woods in town, beautiful mountains behind the town and a great base for exploring Tuscany and the Coast.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Located right on the main strip. Smaller hotel with about 3 floors. You have to pickup and drop off room key upon leaving and entering the hotel (it was actually pretty good do you don't have to hold the key) The staff was nice. They offered a nice continental breakfast each morning. The rooms were decent and clean.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

The Hotel is tiny and beds are short by any means for any grown up man. But it is well located, and the staff are very friendly and helpful, I left a ring there and they returned it within a week.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Hotel San Francisco is on the main drag of the beach area of Viareggion. the roof garden was an absolute godsend as was the outside shower as the tempretures soared whilst we were here. hotel staff lovely and breafast adequate but it got a bit boring eating the same ham and cheese every day for 7 days. Coffee and juice was good. Our room, which was a good size had plenty of storage and was on the 3rd floor. We were at the back and had gorgeous views over the roof tops to the mountains. We also had a balcony which came in very handy. Bathroom was fine although it was the smallest shower cubilcle I have ever used. Plenty of hot water and it was kept spotless.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No pool
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

Myself and my husband had a week in the Hotel San Francisco in September 2007. The staff were very friendly, the room was perfectly adequate and very clean. Continental breakfast is included. The hotel is perfectly positioned with sea views. Would definately reccomend and would go again

  • Liked — Very freindly
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2006

Just like to say that we had the best time ever in Viareggio...the hotel was great, we couldn't ask for a better one. Our host for breakfast Mr Botticelli was fantastic...always polite to us. He made us laugh so much...and also educated us on certain aspects of Viareggio which was very interesting... .felt like we had known him for years...he always looked after us. That was the saddest thing about leaving the hotel...leaving Mr Botticelli :-)

The hotel was spotless, the staff did a great job in cleaning...We always had the freshest and most fluffy white towels in our rooms. We also had the Italian Manager/Coach (Marcello Lippy) living next door to the Hotel...we actually saw him one morning, which was pretty cool :-)

Overall, the stay was fantastic...go and see for yourself...

Ciao :-)

Paul McCartney and Gillespie
Scotland the Brave

  • Liked — Friendly staff,
  • Disliked — nothing to report
  • Tips/Secrets — good starting place to visit Pisa, Chianti, Florence etc
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel San Francisco

Address: Viale Carducci, 68, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Viareggio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Viareggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Francisco 3*
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