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“Central Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Beresford Arms
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   701 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #108 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Central Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Spent 3 nights in this very central location. Excellent access to shops and restaurants. Helpful staff with a delicious breakfast and afternoon cheese and wine between 16.30 and 17.30. Ideal for a short stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The hotel is located in an excellent location, within reach of the city center shopping centers and tourist sites, many restaurants around the hotel and luxury brands. Staff are kind and quality, spacious and comfortable rooms and poor breakfast but good. Antique hotel and very old fashioned but beautiful. Please note that Parking higher.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, CA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I absolutely love this place. It doesn't have the glitz or glamor of a Hilton or some fancy dancy resort but it is comfortable, spacious, friendly and is really close to all of the Union Square action. Went for the 49er playoff game and was delighted with the service and room. There is no better value in this location. As for the noise? It's downtown San Francisco for God's sake!!! It's not the rural Smokey's What do you expect? Besides, if you really want less noise, then request an isolated room. No big deal.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I booked over the internet. My husband and I liked the looks of the lobby and public areas, but the rooms are awful. There is no HVAC, only radiators for heat. The day we checked in the outside temp was about 60 and the temperature inside the room must have been in the 90s! After complaining the bellboy arrived to turn off the radiator. We opened the windows and installed a fan but it was too hot to sleep.THEY WOULD NOT MOVE US TO ANOTHER ROOM! In addition to the heat, the furniture was very shabby, carpet old, and bathroom in bad repair. It was the worst night I have ever spent in a hotel in the US.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a two room Suite which was very spacious and clean and suited a family of five. The Hotel is in a good location, just a couple of blocks from Union Square and there are plenty of good eating options nearby. Our main issue with the Hotel was the street noise at night - in over 20 years of travel this is the worst we have ever come across. It's not just the traffic and sirens, but people calling out and yelling most of the night as they walked around the streets. We stayed for six nights and found it was noisy every night of the week, but particularly bad on Saturday night.

It might be OK if you had an internal room or were a very heavy sleeper, but apparently the two room suites are on the corners of the hotel. It's a pity, because the hotel has a lot of other things going for it, good value, nice staff, good location, but we would not return because of the noise.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Reasonably priced, spacious suite includes kitchen, clean. No dining room, but continental breakfast in the morning, and late afternoon tea. Location: Street noise excessive at night. Perhaps there are quieter rooms than ours. We chose it because I thought it was close to UCSF, as I was there for a surgery. Most of the people we met came from all over the globe.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I found this hotel after lots and lots of searching on the internet. My mom, two Uncles, my husband and I have been going away for christmas since my Grandma passed. We all have everything we need but never have time together so our gift is spending time with each other

One person in our group is a smoker. I had no idea what a challenge it would be to find a hotel with a smoking room. There were not alot of options.
This hotel had some smoking rooms.
What a great find!
good location
clean rooms
nice continental breakfast
plus wine and cheese

I have read in previous post about the breakfast. now where to sit? there was room for about 20 people
or there was nothing to eat?
nice to have coffee and pastries while waiting for everyone to get ready for the day

Also people mention the noise? Your in a city what do you expect

This was a great place to stay even though I am a non smoker I would go back.
oh and customer service was great too

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Beresford Arms

Address: 701 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 237 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beresford Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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