My best friend and I chose this hotel for its great value and location and we're so glad we did! Upon arrival, we were greeted by Spencer who gave us a tutorial on the antique elevator and helped us with our bags up to the room. He also gave us the low-down on the resident cat, Pip, telling us he usually visits 4 or 5 lucky ladies a night. Pip is adorable and we hoped he would visit with us at least once during our 4-night stay. As it turns out, we were Pip's "chosen ones" (in the words of Spencer when we checked out) because Pip spent 2 whole nights with us!
We chose a room with 2 twin beds and a private bathroom. The room was nicely decorated and very clean. On the day we arrived, the city was experiencing some unusually hot weather and we called down to the front desk to ask for a fan for our room. We had the fan in less than 10 minutes...incredible service!!
The location of this hotel can't be beat! It's less than a block from the Powell cable car and 2 blocks from the California cable car. It's 6 blocks from the BART station to/from SFO (you can take the cable car down Powell) and within walking distance of Chinatown. The continental breakfast in the morning was a nice treat and gives you an opportunity to chat with people from all over the world. One morning, the owners' dog, Cookie, was in the parlor. I think this is the happiest dog I've ever met!
I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.