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Hotel Beresford
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   |  
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Ranked #138 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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“Solid Choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We recently stayed two nights at the Hotel Beresford. This was our third stay over a 30 year period. Not too much has changed. The hotel is very well located being on the edge of Union square and a short walk to the main cable car lines. Lots of shopping and restaurants in the vicinity. The hotel is vintage. Our first visit they still had a cage elevator with a elevator operator however the last earthquake changed that. We had a room that had a double bed, bath with shower and basic TV. The room was clean and quiet. The first night the temperature was too cool and there wasnt extra blankets provided. The next night seemed better and we got another blanket for the bed. There is wireless only in the lobby but the signal is strongest in the business centre. Continental breakfast is included. We chose not to have a car this time and did not miss it during our stay. For the price a solid choice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Ok the bed was comfortable and clean, but the sliding door to the bathroom was next to the bed. Heating noisy, view was air conditioning units in an alley, TV usual non-selection. Breakfast served in "pub" which was dark, decorated strangely and full of people in a slight state of shock at their surroundings. Cold coffee is standard, boxes of muffins and croissants arrived but not refilled. When you've finished, don't forget to throw your rubbish in the bin - it's easy to find next to the counter. Reception varied from helpful to offended you should ask. No wifi in room. Location: fine for union sq shops but not for good eating areas or waterfront. If it had been a third of the price fair enough.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you enjoy eating breakfast on a set from the Munsters, then this is the place for you. Blacked out walls, doors and windows, aging candalabras casting a ghostly light, crooked pictures, flthy, plastic fruit adorning the doors, and tables, denuded of varnish but covered in carved graffitti from previous clients - dinasuars, lover's initials and more spooky signings. The breakfast itself was also worthy of Herman. Luke warm coffee and tea, no toast or bagels but hey there's boxes of pastries that arrive curtesy of one of the Munster cousins. If you can find him, do not dare to ask for a HOT drink. Consider your fate!

We do not understand how some reviewers rate this place with the charm of the 40's. GO TO EUROPE!!! This place has the charm of the unloved. Peeling radiators, views of industrial sidewalks and no care for it's clientele. No wifi, except in the a hole downstairs with a belching ice machine and information rack carefully placed to be acecssible from knee high only.. No tea and coffee facilities in the room - so, basically, no chance of a HOT drink anywhere!

The morning reception staff matched the ambiance. On asking politely where the nearest swimming pool was I was treated to a verbal attack culminating in "Go find it yourself!".

Hey, but let's be fair here. If you want reasonably priced access to Union Square and a clean comfy bed, this place was OK. We watched a weird Patrick Swayze film on the tv and the room was fair sized and clean. Afternoon reception lady was also very nice and polite.

Enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My mom and I stayed at this hotel for a week and we loved it. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. We arrived 4 hours early for check in and we were able to check in right away. The location was perfect for us. The cable cars was just around the corner, Union Square was just down the street, Fisherman's Wharf was just a hop on the cable cars (about 10 minutes away) and Chinatown was within walking distance. We would definitely stay at this hotel again the next time we come back to San Fran =D.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Except the good location, just a few blocks away from Union Square and cable car station, all other services and features were rather poor: difficult communication with a part of the staff, poor internet connection, poor breakfast, noisy room due to some refrigeration unit located in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Beresford for 5 nights. Check in was smooth and reception staff very polite and knowledgeable.
Great location for getting around. Just a block and a half away from the cable car to Fishermans Wharf and a further block to Union Square.
Room was clean. We asked for a quiet room and got the top floor. Having read earlier reviews about noisy air con units from the building next door was a little apprehensive, but there was no need as it didn't keep us up. Bed was fine and shower room a little small but ok with plenty of complimentary shampoos, conditioners etc.
Breakfast consisted of a choice of two cereals, fruit juice, croissants, selection of pastries and muffins, fresh apples and grapes (sometimes bananas) and a choice of teas and coffee.
The in house pub...White horse...was handy after a long day out and a good price with 4 beers on tap and plenty of spirits etc. Can get busy in there at weekends.
No wi-fi in the rooms, just in public areas on the ground floor.

Overall we found this hotel very good. A reasonable price for a major city especially with the breakfast included in the price. If we were to visit San Francisco again, we would not hesitate to book here again....highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The staff were knowledgeable and the location is pretty good. However, for the price we expected more. For starters, the room was freezing cold and there is no air con dial. The heat usually came on after we had left for dinner and the boiler made loud noises. Our window was stuffed with newspaper to try and stop the wind getting through the massive crack. The room was very small and so was the bed. The bathroom taps needed two hands to turn on and off. Breakfast didn't involve any bread or toast or bagels. No wifi in the room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Beresford

Address: 635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Beresford 2*
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