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“Good Value” 4 of 5 stars
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SW Hotel
615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #113 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a great value hotel in a great location. Union sq, Fishermans Wharf and all major sights are within 1 miles walk which is superb.
Staff friendly and the hotel is clean with good sized rooms.
Breakfast is just toast and croissants etc, but thats all we wanted anyway.
If you want a good value for money hotel without going furthet out of San Francisco this place is ideal.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The location on Broadway, just steps away from financial district and the ferry building was brilliant. It's right on the edge of Italian and Chinese neighborhoods - that was the reason why I chose to stay at this place for a night during my week long vacation in SF. It was just 2-3 buildings away from a number of strip clubs, but the area felt very safe even at 2 AM in the night. The staff during check-in and check-out were genuinely helpful and friendly ensuring their best effort to make the stay comfortable. The room was on the smaller side (fine for SF), but was spotless, and well equipped. Definitely great value for money for the price in an otherwise super costly San Francisco! The free WiFi was super fast without any connection drops. Lots of great restaurants/bars steps away from the hotel.

For this price and location in San Francisco, not too many big problems, but, : The TV only had 1 channel (some sports channel), the shower was really small, and my room had the view of a wall which felt a bit depressing to look at in the night - but really none of these were major gripes considering the positives of the place and the price in SF.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Service was very friendly, my room was more than acceptable clean and an excellent location for exploring sf. Don't mind the stripjoints on the next block it is typical that the neighborhood / culture can change from block to block, in overal it's a safe area due to the many tourists even late at night. Many good restaurants in little italy and the most touristic areas can be reached on foot. If you're not looking for top luxury / dollar hotels then this is the place.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Sydney
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7 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were looking for a decently-priced, well-reviewed hotel on Tripadvisor and this is how we found SW Hotel. The hotel is nice, comfy, ticks the boxes for a mid-range budget. It's in an interesting spot – in Chinatown and, around the corner, is the City of Lights bookstore. There's also a cool lighting installation of "flying books" near the intersection, too. We didn't really realise it was close to all these adult clubs, but we just took that to be "colourful" - it didn't feel dangerous. It's also really close to Coi, a great, highly acclaimed restaurant. So, we were pretty happy with our stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The location would have been great -- in Chinatown not far from North Beach, the wharf, and the financial district, but street noise is a problem unless you want to do karaoke with the bar across the street until 1am. Also, we didn't mind the x-rated places a block away but some people might. The room was basic & clean, the breakfast not so great. They have no pool but I ca't uncheck this.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed here three nights during August 2013. The location of hotel is excellent, just a few minutes of walking to all important public transportation stations. Room was big and clean, bed was super comfortable and bathroom was nice and clean. Room had a little bit "old smell", but it was not too bad. Staff was extremely helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Small and cozy rooms but were a bit old.

Location was excellent, next to Chinatown and within walking distance to union square and fishermen's wharf

SF was a great city with amazing people

Overall great hotel for its value

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SW Hotel

Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#69 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 81
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