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“Great location, with great service” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Abri
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   |  
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Meriden, Connecticut
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“Great location, with great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The entire staff at this hotel were very friendly and helpful. The location is one block away from the BART and the Cable Cars. Plenty of options for dining in the area.
The building is older, so as anyone would expect, the rooms were a little small, but they were very clean and unlike most hotel rooms, these actually had outlets for your devices!!
I would recommend Abri to anyone.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great location, 2 minute walk from subway. Modern looking reception area. Room medium sized. One negative quite noisy as main high street and nightclub outside. You also get discount to a restaurant next door which has fab breakfasts! I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The location was very nice, next to Union Square, Westfield shopping mall and a lot of other shops, cable cars and other public transportation. Easy to get to Fisherman's Wharf or the Golden Gate Park. The neighbourhood was OK, but we didn't feel 100% safe late at night as to all the homeless people around the streets.

The room was very spacious with a working desk, a small "dining table" and a large and comfy bed. The aircondition was very good, but was quite noicy. There was no doubt that it is an old building, and on our last day here, we found a large cockroach crawling around in our bathroom.

The staff was helpful and nice and the free WiFi was doing the job. Would consider staying here again if I get a good price like now from hotwire.com.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Groton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I found this gem on Tripadvisor and made a last minute reservation for 2 nights in SF at the end of a CA vacation. With a teenage son, I always try to find a suite if not too expensive. We booked the Urban Suite, which was comparable in price to single rooms in other area hotels. It was modern and comfortable with plenty of space to spread out. Although the "view" outside windows was of a roof and other walls, I appreciated being able to open windows for fresh air. The hotel is 2 blocks from Union Sq., 1 block from Market St and Cable Cars, and a walk into China town for dinner was easy. The staff was top notch too. So happy we found this place, as we will definitely return when visiting San Francisco again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a good time in this little boutique hotel. The room was very cozy for 2 people but it has all we needed - comfy bed and clean bathroom! The decor is nice and trendy. What we didn't expect was that the room smelled little strange, like old wood. Perhaps it was because the building is quite old. The air conditioning unit (sit in a window type) was a little loud as well. The location was perfect with all shops and restaurants just a few steps away. We enjoyed our stay quite a bit!

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces away from the street if you prefer quiet
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Abri. We arrived very early expecting to drop our bags and return later to check in. It was a pleasant surprise to have a room ready. It was, however, a street-facing room (although I was assured that it wasn't on the same street as the nightclub). I accepted this knowing that I could change rooms the next day if it was noisy. This gave me the opportunity to check out two different rooms when we did change.

Noise - street facing rooms are going to be very noisy. Period. The A/C units are all window units so no amount of double-glazing (although I don't think the Abri has this) is going to keep the noise out. We were awakened at 2am by what appeared to be a restaurant or bar throwing glass bottles into a dumpster for 20 minutes straight. I changed rooms to an interior room and the noise was drastically reduced. You won't have a view but if noise is an issue this is the way to go.

Smell - our 1st street facing room smelled normal. The 2nd interior room had a strong sewer smell that we noticed every time we entered but then quickly got used to.

Bed are as comfortable as everyone said.

Bathrooms - not much privacy. They have a large glass panel in the center of the door. In our first room it prevented you from looking into the bathroom and seeing much. In our second room the panel seemed to be reversed and you could see everything going on in the bathroom quite clearly while you couldn't look out into the room. There are no vent fans in the bathroom, either, so you are really going to have everything on display. The sink in the first bathroom was a pedestal and there was literally nowhere to put cosmetics or other items as you were getting ready. Annoying. The 2nd bathroom had a huge beautiful countertop.

Space - we upgraded to an Urban Suite knowing we were staying for almost a week. It was wonderful. I'd seen other reviews out here saying that the Urban Suites are tiny and I can assure you they are not. We had a great sitting area with a large LCD TV, mini fridge, desk, couch, coffee maker. It was perfect. The bedroom was also large as it had a king-sized bed, chaise lounge, another large LCD TV, great drawer space, a full closet and plenty of room to walk around. I did not see any of the standard rooms but if space is a concern go for an Urban Suite.

Wifi (the free Wifi) is SLOW. You are only allowed to use computers in the "business center" for printing boarding passes otherwise you have to pay.

Service - the front desk staff were all wonderful! Very friendly and accommodating through check-in, check-out and our room swap. Maid service was great except for the one day that I was horrified to realize that we'd forgotten to leave a tip. We got back to the hotel as the maid was in the hallway finishing another room. It hit me that I hadn't left a tip and we rushed to the room to grab some money to give to her. Boy oh boy was there a difference in the condition of our room versus the days where I'd left the tip out. Towels hadn't been changed out, the coffee supplies weren't replenished, the bed wasn't fully made. It was a poor job and was quite obvious that we'd been punished. That's a shame. I saved the $5 for the person who had to deliver clean towels and coffee instead of giving it to her.

Location - 1 block from the BART, Muni and cable car stations. Couldn't be more perfect as a base for exploring SF. It was so easy to get to the hotel from the airport as well (via BART) and likely saved us $40 or so each way. There is a very large Walgreens 1.5 blocks away that had a semi-grocery section. We were able to stock up on bottled water, wine, snacks and protein bars for breakfast as well as use the Redbox kiosk to have a movie for our one early, quiet night. It was great.

The attached restaurant Puccini and Pinetti is wonderful and they have a fabulous happy hour. I loved having such a great place right there.

I would absolutely recommend this hotel and would happily stay there again if I return to SF.

Room Tip: Interior room if noise is an issue, upgrade to an Urban or Oasis Suite if you want to have great spa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had a very nice stay at Hotel Abri. The staff was genuinely welcoming and very helpful and I was upgraded to a suite, which was a nice surprise. The lobby feels very modern and the room has nice updated furnishings (apart from a slightly worn couch), but it still has the vaguely musty smell of an old NYC apt. and feels a little old, perhaps because of the older real wooden doors and big windows (which actually gives it more charm).

As others have mentioned, the free wifi was iffy, the bed was VERY comfortable, and having a courtyard room made it nice and quiet. The location is fantastic, especially for tourists interested in riding the cable car, or anyone who wants to be close to the very convenient Powell St. station, Union Sq. shopping, or SOMA area.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, ask for a courtyard room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#53 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#58 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Abri 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Vibrant. Urban style at the center of it all in San Francisco’s Union Square. Ideal for both the leisure and business traveler, the newly transformed Hotel Abri is a modern day urban oasis featuring a sleek décor complemented by contemporary art and upscale amenities. The hotel’s energetic vibe is delightfully balanced with a comfortable ease, offering guests a unique sensorial experience and the highest levels of hospitality and service. Hotel Abri offers personalized experiences tailored to guest’s individual needs and interests, from complimentary wireless high speed Internet, DVD players and movie libraries, to a full service business center and a knowledgeable concierge program. Additionally, as part of the Larkspur Collection, the hotel offers signature brand elements, including the FeatherBorne® Bed package, L’Occitane bath and body products, high-tech efficiencies and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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