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The Embassy Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   610 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Civic Center)   |  
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Ranked #208 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was our first time in San Francisco, this hotel was just a lucky shot. Hotel is in close distance to all sightseeing objects (walking about 30 min), bus stop is 2 min away. Rooms are clean, housekeepers are friendly and helpful. Hotel is kind a cheap, provide breakfast even though continental breakfast is not the best meal. And also about breakfast they are really strict about the time (7am-9am). Overall we would advise to chose this stay:)

  • Stayed August 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 Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We booked the trip last minute so this was what we found. I give this hotel poor ratings due to the service and the unsafe location. We had asked for extra towels and were told we couldn't have them after the lady was very rude about it. Amongst other rude things. I've never heard of this at a hotel. The location was OK in terms of proximity to touristy things but it felt very unsafe. We took cabs to and from the hotel everywhere. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Belmont, California
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We live 20 miles south of San Francisco and needed a place to stay in the city to celebrate a dear friends 40th birthday - all you can eat and drink! This hotel was perfect. After reading the reviews I was a bit concerned that it would be ... well "gross". But let me tell you, I have seen gross and this is far from it.
We found it to be charming. Not modern but authentic 1960's style with pink a black tile in the bathroom! Our room was spotless, larger than we expected, quiet. The bed was king size and comfortable.
I am well traveled and usually stay at 3 or 4 star hotels and I was fine with this place. The location and price to me are a great value.

Room Tip: High the floor the better.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I read the reviews before i went and to be honest i was dreading it.... The hotel could not have been more different from the reviews. The staff were amicable and whenever we approached them for their recommendations for where to eat etc they were very helpful. Yes it is dated, but it was clean. Yes there was some noise, but i can't imagine there is a city centre hotel in San Fran which is quiet! Sirens blaring at all hours! But that is what you get when you stay in a city. Ive spent more money on worse hotels in other tourist cities around the world (Paris, Madrid etc).This is the perfect hotel if you want a clean and comfortable base to allow you to go exploring and spend your money enjoying yourself and not on a hotel.

Room Tip: We were on the 5th Floor over the street - some noise from the street but not a problem
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Breakfast is deplorable. We take breakfast in a nightclub which is in the same building as the hotel. The sheets are dirty, the floor is dirty, everything is dirty. Everything seems dirty ... People at the reception are not friendly. The elevator has a bad smell. We were awakened by the fire alarm. We did not have the right to no excuse, we just said, "Okay back to your rooms".

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Noisy, dirty and old.
A nightclub downstairs (in the same building! ) opened untill 2 am, old floorboards and thin walls will do the rest to keep you awake.
After a 14hr flight from Sydney, I'd probably prefer to sleep in a car.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed two nights. The hall was old fashioned and dark, the elevator stank and the room had probably never been renovated. The bathroom was REALLY small and the view not so exciting (a parking lot!). Moreover, it didn't seem very clean and there was one towel missing the first night.
In one word: NO!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Embassy Hotel

Address: 610 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Civic Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #208 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Embassy Hotel 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Embassy Hotel San Francisco
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