We checked in after midnight - exhausted from trans atlantic, then trans continental flights. The room we were given had a strong odor of cig. smoke but the front desk quickly switched us to an equally comf. and smoke free room. The hotel was modest, clean, quiet, and served delicious coffee each morning. We enjoyed the fireplace and found the concierge very candid and helpful in finding some great mid week jazz venues in SF. You cannot beta this venue for walking distance to all of Fish. Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Downtown Makt. and Polk St. (we like to walk) This was our first experience with Best Western, and now we are hooked to the chain!