If you are looking for a nice, comfortable, ritzy or romantic hotel......then don't even think of staying at this place. You will be sadly disappointed. If you are budget minded and are just looking for a decently priced, safe place to rest your head in a good location then you may like this place. Many of the older hotel rooms in san francisco are on the smaller size. If you want a spacious room with some amenities then you should look for the newer hotels but also be prepared to pay a lot more also.
This is an older hotel so the rooms are small, walls are thin and the elevator seems slow and incredibly old. The location is fantastic, right next to the chinatown gateway. With chinatown at your doorstep there are many chinese restaurants in the area in addition to a coffee shop across the street, subway restaurant half a block away and other eateries in the neighborhood. there aren't many frills to this place so be prepared to have most of your experiences away from the hotel.
I always make it a habit in any hotel to check my surroundings and the bed for bed bugs. While I haven't encountered any of my many stays at the astoria (or any hotel for that matter) I feel it is a must thing to do after checking in. That way you won't encounter any unexpected crawly visitors or bites at night.
so if you aren't picky and just want a place to rest your head after seeing san francisco then this is a good fit for you. If you are looking for a 2 1/2 or more star hotel with frills and amenities and good service then you should look for the better hotels but be prepared to pay more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Astoria, one of San Francisco’s best values, is located at the corner of Bush and Grant, right at the entrance to Chinatown. This historic hotel caters to both business and leisure travelers that appreciate a budget friendly hotel of tasteful simplicity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel San Francisco
- Astoria San Francisco