I was hesistant of this hotel because some of the review given, but once I arrived at this hotel and was welcomed by the front desk my reservations of this hotel went away!!! The rooms are very clean and during our stay, the housekeeping staff makes sure the room remains as clean as the day you arrive. The hotel is located on a very busy street and yes you can hear the noise if you are located in an outside room. We were located on an inside room, the view is not that great which we didn't mind and you do not hear any noise from the street!!!!
The staff were wonderful, they helped us get reasonable transportation back to the airport and also recommended great restaurants which were 2 blocks down from their location.
I said this hotel was priced well. I looked everywhere for reasonable rates for a decient hotel and this was the least expensive and if you have a car, you do not pay for parking which is very rare in this city. As for location, its about 6-8 blocks from the Presidio. We did take a taxi to the Fisherman's Warf which cost us around 12.00. We did walk alot, but if you are not keen about the steep hills, then you are better off with a taxi.
I would definetly stay here again.