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Comfortable Alamo Square

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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barjim
mpls
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Convienent and adequate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This apartment was on the bus line and near Alamo Square. It had everything we needed and was just right for what we needed.

Traveling group: Friends
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mhquay
Mandurah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great Apartment Let Down by a Few Points.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Though this building was once a fine San Francisco residence it is now showing the signs of age. On a positive note the apartment is spacious and well located to public transport. It is not quite as opulent as the photographs make it appear, but comfortable none the less. Access is via a reasonably steep staircase as the apartment is on the floor above street level. If you have trouble with stairs then it's not for you.

It is basically as described except for the Washer/Dryer that is not in the apartment itself but shared by the building on a pay for use basis and is located in the basement two floors below. The cost was a very reasonable $1.25 per wash.

The apartment and bed linen were clean, and presented well apart from a pile of old mail just inside the front door which has been there more than a few days.

The quality of sleep was not good in the main bedroom, where the mattress has seen better days and now slopes to the middle. I notice a similar complaint from a 2012 review which concerns me a little that this problem still exists. By contrast the front bedroom bed was quite comfortable.

The main bedroom has hanging space, the second only wall hooks.

Security is also an issue, not that the neighborhood is anything to worry about. The street side bedroom window lock was hanging by a single screw having no effect and I feel even when attached properly would offer no security if someone was intent on entry.
The main bedroom shower tap was not easy to turn and needed attention.
I advised Felecia of the lock problem by email the morning after arrival but had no reply. Perhaps it went astray as her reply to a later email pointing out most of the points I have brought up in this review was prompt and apologetic.

With a little attention this property could be a great place from which to explore San Fransisco. It certainly looks the part from the outside and is a point of interest on the Hop On Hop Off buses that come down the street.

It will be interesting to read future guests reports to see if its current failings are rectified.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
2 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location and spaciousness
Liked least: Security and Main Bedroom Mattress.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Greg C
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Spacious apartment in a good location that need a bit of a updating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Very spacious 2 bedroom apartment in a good location in SF, perfect for 2 couples. Communication with owners was prompt and detailed. The house has great character but could use a little updating and maintenance. The main bedroom mattress should be replaced (slopes toward middle, like sleeping in a canoe). We enjoyed our stay. I would recommend this to a friend if the owners replaced the mattress and did some updating to the apartment.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
2 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: size, space, location
Liked least: master bedroom mattress and needs some updating
Traveling group: Friends
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Dudleydog...
Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful way to explore San Francisco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

What a beautiful place. Designed by James Francis Dunn, this ornate building is one of the most significant buildings in San Francisco and we were lucky to stay here.
The ornate facade is beautiful and the apartment we stayed in was spacious for the 4 of us .
Comprising of 2 bedrooms, a central living area, functional kitchen and 2 bathrooms and access to the coin operated laundry in the basement, this elegantly decorated apartment was just what we needed after living in hotel rooms for 4 weeks.
It had plenty of room and it was nice just to cook a meal and relax in the comfortable living area at night.
The apartment is in a good location but it is difficult to get a carpark at night. It is near the "projects" area but it seemed safe enough.Just keep away from that area. There is public transport access which I would recommend.
Wouldn't suit all travellers due to the steep staircase within the apartment
Overall a brilliant place to stay. Would highly recommend to anyone who would like to experience San Fran like a local.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The style of the apartment with high curved ceilings and architectural detailing
Liked least: lack of Parking spaces
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sarah E
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Didn't quite live up to expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Whilst the photos on the website make the apartment look really luxurious, unfortunately it did not quite live up to expectations. Having said that, when we emailed the agent with quite a long list of issues, we got a very prompt response and action taken to try to rectify a majority of the defects.

For the price we paid we expected better; there was a total of 3 knives (but the apartment is meant to accommodate 6 people so involves sharing of cutlery!), glasses with razor sharp chips out of the rims, a heater that blew the electrics of the whole building when it was switched on, missing light switches, no curtains on the front windows (which included a bedroom), a very shabby set of instructions, 2 wall heaters that barely warmed up the apartment, one flimsy lock between you and the streets of San Francisco below, no plug for the bath, a mirror precariously attached to the back door to cover the glass supposedly for privacy (but you could see through as the mirror didn't fit) and VERY noisy neighbours in the apartment above until 1.30am (not good when you are travelling with children).

Whilst the location was good the above issues did not make it feel very relaxing and we tried to stay out as much as possible, which isn't quite what we had in mind when we made the booking.

3 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 2 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: The shabbiness and lack of security.
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2012
Thank you for your detailed feedback, it really helped us improve our property, especially since we do not live there in the day to day life. We have fixed every single details you mentioned, and added some curtains in the bedroom where it was missing, and some darker curtains in the living room. The mirror has been fixed properly and we changed the glasses and silverware.

About the neighbors, we strictly forbidden parties in the building, so please contact us and we will take care of it. I am really sorry again about this inconvenience.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
Traveling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 45-54
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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Traveling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 35-44
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