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“Location, Location -- Free Parking” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Pacific Motor Inn
661 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #131 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
California
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“Location, Location -- Free Parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

San Francisco has many hotels that are well located and a few with free parking. But not many have both features. This old-style motel sits on the border of Chinatown and North Beach (little Italy). Walk down Grant Ave. to Chinatown shops and restaurants and up Grant to North Beach for wonderful coffee, restaurants, galleries and cute shops. Free wifi, good cable choices, and a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle, too! Short walk to the cable-car line. For those in good shape, you can walk to Coit Tower. If you are used to the Ritz Carlton, this is not the place for you. But it has good-sized rooms, is clean, comfortable and if you can live with 70’s decor, you are in the right place.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Good value for the money - on the edge of China Town. Definitely recommend as long as you don't mind motel (doors to outside) style and an older, renovated property. The place has a great feel to it - the staff keep to themselves but are friendly and helpful if you ask for directions or assistance. They have onsite, included parking, which was great and a pretty rare find in San Fran. Our room (306) was great - bathroom was renovated and clean - room was huge with a huge shared (with one other room) balcony overlooking the action on Broadway. Location feels very safe and comfortable. We walked for blocks in every direction and were never uncomfortable. The street can be noisy so if you're a light sleeper it might not be your cup of tea but we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I ended up staying at this hotel for a conference at the Moscone Center after my original hotel near Union Square got overbooked. It was a pretty solid walk to the Moscone Center (25-30 min) but it's also really easy to catch one of several buses that go straight downtown. This hotel is also very close to many markets and restaurants in Chinatown and North Beach (essentially Little Italy). An awesome view from Coit Tower is also a short walk away. The hotel itself was decent. It's nothing fancy and the rooms are a bit dated, but it was clean and the staff was very nice, which are 2 of the most important things.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Love this place...free parking! And he up graded my visit. Staff is very nice and i love the location...where in the city can you go across the street and get an amazing dinner for 12.69$! That would be Man Kee..!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful when asked for directions etc, but we did have to ask (ie businesslike rather than hospitable). Great to get free parking here but it can take some manoeuvring to park a mid size car (I'm told this is still better than many other central motels in SF). Once at the motel you don't need a car much anyway as this is a very handy location with good public transport connections. Neighbourhood is interesting, with a lively night life on the weekend. The motel appears to attract a wide mix of guests, including a significant number young men in party mood - not that they caused any problems. The motel is close to the red light district but street noise was only noticeable one night out of three (Saturday before Halloween) and we felt quite safe. If noise worries you you probably shouldn't stay in Chinatown, but the immediate street front of the motel is actually relatively quiet most of the time. Rooms seem to have adequate noise insulation.
Hint: wander around the back streets of Chinatown a little - much more interesting than the tourist strip.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent location with easy access to restaurants and pbars (Columbus Avenue) and sightseeing. Parking is included! Room was clean and better than what was expected on other reviews. We faced the street and the street noise was minimal.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were greeted with a friendly smile! Check in was quick and easy, we liked the free parking!We received a room on the 5th floor that was clean and a nice size (12' X12.4') not including the bathroom which was clean and looked like it had been updated recently. The bed is comfy too. There was traffic noise but for the location, we did OK for the night. Ken, one of the office staff helped us open a bottle of wine. We will stay again!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 661 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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