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“Upbeat staff and atmosphere in San Francisco on the bay near Ferry Building” 4 of 5 stars
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Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   165 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (SoMa)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Upbeat staff and atmosphere in San Francisco on the bay near Ferry Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Neat, pet-friendly hotel with energetic staff, seemingly pleased and proud to work at a hotel that hosts hot mulled cider with bourbon at 5pm, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and whole milk at 9pm, and coffee and hot cocoa in the morning. Even the guests are friendly and interactive, like an old European guest house type hotel. Many restaurants with outdoor patios, on the same block as the hotel, filled with people at dinner hour in February! Pleasant last minute stop for us on a Friday night, with our miniature poodle. Well appointed rooms, even the queen bed luxurious.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thanks for choosing us for your last-minute stay in the city! Happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our location, employees and other guests, as well as our fun and tasty treats...Please come visit again...and bring your miniature poodle with you! Thanks, Melinda
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and I flew to San Francisco on February 1st to visit our son, who is in the U.S.A.F., and to see The Who concert at Oracle Arena. When we parked in front of the hotel, staff member Luis met us at the car and made the parking experience easy. The staff at the front desk were friendly and professional. We had 2 rooms and thanks to the staff had great bay views from both. Staff members Sandi, Daniel and Neil went above and beyond for our son with a bottle of wine and chocolates, and a very nice note thanking him for his service. The rooms are nicely appointed and housekeeping does a great job. The room and bathroom were on the smaller side, but to be expected in a historic hotel. Unless you're planning to spend your time in San Francisco in your room, it's not an issue. The hotel is close to a BART station, which made travelling to and from the concert easy. Bottom line- we received great service from a friendly and professional staff, good restaurants were close by, we saw a great concert and thoroughly enjoyed the view and our stay at the Harbor View.

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  • Stayed February 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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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
I have mixed emotions right now...I couldn't be happier to hear about your wonderful stay, but am so dissapointed that I missed The Who! That must have been such a fantastic show!

Thank you - SO much, for taking the time to not only write this review, but to also put the spotlight on Luis, Sandi, Daniel and Neil for their spectacular guest service! I couldn't agree more, they are the best, and a blast to work with!

Please come back and visit us again, and let me know when you do! melinda.macfarlane@harborcourthotel.com. Thanks, Melinda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Another wonderful Kimpton property and well maintained. The room was very small but we did have a view of the bay outside our window. The Bay Bridge lit up at gift was a sight to behold. We enjoyed the wine in the lobby with some friends before going out to dinner. The hotel is close to many wonderful places to eat, shop or people watch. Always a winner when we travel.

Stayed December 2012
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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
I'm so happy you were able to enjoy the "Bay Lights" from your room! This is an art display that we are lucky enough to enjoy for the next 2 years. Come back and visit us again once the full ligh show has begun on March 5th! Thanks, Melinda
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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed over a weekend and enjoyed the hotel and the immediate area. The hotel is small as are the rooms, but the service from the front desk and housekeeping was outstanding. Our room faced the bay and had a great view of the Bay Bridge. We were within walking distance of many very good restaurants, downtown and AT&T Park. There is not much parking on the street during the day but spaces are numerous after the offices close so valet may not be needed. Typically, San Francisco is one tough city in which to find street parking so one will at some time or other use a public or private lot. The valet service at the Harbor Court is excellent with very courteous and relatively quick service.

We saw serveral dogs as this hotel is animal friendly so we will plan to bring our pooch for a visit the next time we stay here. The area is relatively quiet on weekends and one does not feel he is in a busy and traffic filled city. Except for auto traffic on the Embarcadero there was not much auto traffic on Saturday or Sunday on the blocks near the hotel but there were countless pedestrians going in and out of restaurants and hiking along the waterfront.

Stayed December 2012
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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Please definitely let us know when you will be bringing your pooch for a visit with us! We have our ways of making our four-legged guests just as happy and our two-legged ones! We will be sure to hold one of our fido-friendly rooms for you, and send special amenities as well. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks, Melinda
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Perth, Australia
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48 hotel reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Booked a harbour view room - great views of the harbour but the room was very small. Would have trouble swinging a cat in the bathroom. Location away from the main restaurant / night life scene but next door to a great YMCA. Service was friendly.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of my hotel! I agree with you - The views are breathtaking! Next time you stay, be sure to ask us about the restaurant/nightlife scene in our neighborhood...It has actually become one of the hotspots of the entire city! Established favorites such as Ozumo, Boulevard, Slanted Door are now competing with Prospect, Region, Per Diem, Barbacco...the list goes on and on! Also...I would like to apologize for the small bathroom but would hope to the heavens you would not be able to "swing a cat", as it were...thanks :)! Melinda
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West Hollywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stayed again and was very happily surprised to find the rooms had gotten a little brightening, new plantation shutters on the windows, new sheets and towels. It was looking pretty good! New social events too, a 6pm movie in the lobby/social hall, expanded wine hour, apples out all day... two new bikes to borrow at any time to ride the city. And, even friendlier. I know, it sounds like crazy gushing, but I did notice quite a lot of nice new things that made my stay even better. But mostly - Harbor Court has the most comfortable beds of anyplace I've stayed. Really.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you so much for noticing! We've been having a blast over here coming up with ways to suprise and delight you even more, and I have to say, it's just as much fun for us! More to come this year! -Melinda
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The bay view rooms are worth the slightly extra cost -- the view is magnificent! Perks like wine hour, morning coffee, cookies, morning paper make you feel as if you are staying with friends. Be sure to join Kimpton In-Touch as well -- $10 mini bar credit and free wifi.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melinda M, General Manager at Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Love the photo- Thank you for posting! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we'll see you next time! Melinda
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Address: 165 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#24 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#48 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbor Court Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harbor Court Hotel, a stunning boutique hotel on the San Francisco waterfront, features unobstructed views of the bay, the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. The spectacular location is complemented by the hotel's luxurious and stylishly designed rooms. Adjacent to a state-of-the-art YMCA (open to guests), the Harbor Court Hotel is within easy walking of the Ferry Building Marketplace, the Financial District, AT&T Park, the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square and North Beach. ... more   less 
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