I and two friends chose the Cova Hotel for its reasonable rates and the look of the rooms displayed on its Web Site. We definitely did not have any problems with the rooms, with the exception of the lack of mirrors. ( Three women need more that one mirror when getting ready to go out. ) And the Front Desk Staff were indeed very pleasant, polite, and helpful. Very nice to see.
We did however have a problem getting there. We had used BART from the airport and were told that we would need get off at the Powell Street Subway stop. We did this and found that there was no working elevator or escalator. This made our exit from the underground very challenging with all of our luggage. San Francisco does however still have gentlemen and we received assistance getting our luggage up a very steep flight of stairs. Thank you who ever you were.
We found Ellis Street immediately and decided to walk to the Hotel as we thought that it was just a couple of blocks. We were advised incorrectly. It was a several long city blocks and this was an extremely uncomfortable trek. The number of impoverished people that we encountered on Ellis was astonishing. In all honesty this made us very uncomfortable even though everyone that we encountered were very respectful and did not bother us. But we became concerned about the choice that we had made about our hotel. Very concerned. We finally arrived at the Cova looking a bit worse for wear and were greeted by this very nice staff member. We told him about our experience and he immediately showed us an alternate route to take. And when we saw our room we made the decision to stay. If the room had not been as nice we would have sought another hotel in another location.
But it all turned out fine. And I must mention the complementary breakfast. The three of us thought that it was great. A perfect way to start our day.
I would recommend the Cova Hotel with a cautionary note. If you are taking the BART and considering getting off at any of the subway stops close to the hotel we strongly suggest taking a taxi from the subway to the hotel. Just until you get your bearings and no which routes to take.
- Also Known As:
- Cova Hotel San Francisco
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of San Francisco, the COVA Hotel offers a delightful haven for travelers seeking spacious and comfortable lodging in a downtown atmosphere. COVA Hotel offers comfort, value, service and design. Newly renovated and providing the highest level of services at an affordable rate, our goal is to make your stay enjoyable. Room rates include complimentary continental breakfast and transportation to Union Square. ... more less
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