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#16 of 67 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
372Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
173Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
507 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3603
Getting there
SFO Intl Airport12 mi
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport11 mi
Montgomery StBART6 min
Montgomery StMuni6 min
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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I spent five nights at The Urban whilst attending a conference at the Moscone Center. The price was the main selling point as it was affordable and within walking distance of the conference center, downtown and the Ferry Building. The area felt reasonably safe for a woman travelling alone and there were a lot of really good restaurants nearby. The hotel itself was incredibly basic. The room was very small, and a full size fridge/freezer took up a large amount of room, as well as making quite a lot of noise. The WiFi was great however, the bathrooms were always clean, and I never had to queue to use the showers. Would stay again for convenience but wouldn't recommend spending a lot of time here!
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Good location, near China town. Very clean shared bathrooms. No air conditioning although they had fans. Couldn’t sleep due to the heat. The reception staff looked bored and were unfriendly. Free tea, coffee, juice and popcorn
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I stayed in The Urban for 2 weeks and it was a good choice. positive: The Urban is located perfectly in the city center next to the dragons gate. So the access to public transportation is very good: just a few meters down the hill is the market street, the artery of the city. The price was ok compared with other accomodations in SF. The Hotel is clean and in good condition. A plus is also the free and tasty coffee, water and popcorn. For self-supply you have a fridge in the room but there are also quite nice and affordable restaurants in Chinatown next to the hotel (not in the famous touristic street but some streets further.) Most of the stuff is friendly and helpful (especially Xiao from the front desk was extraordinary friendly and tried to help with whatever problem). negative: The rooms facing the streets are quite noisy from the traffic, the rooms facing the yard are noisy if you have a bathroom next to your room. You hear the airconditioning from the bath and the slamming doors until late in the night and very early in the morning. In general the walls are paper-thin. The rooms facing the yard are also heating up during the day and there is not much possibility to get some fresh air into the room neither. Good to know: There are only shared bathrooms. The rooms are quite small and dark. (That didn't bother me but might bother others.) There is free WLAN, which is not the fastest. But one floor down is a Starbucks. ;-) I personally liked to stay there despite the negative sites but I guess for people that are looking for some relaxing time it's not the right place.
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I had an opportunity to spend 3 nights in San Francisco on a budget. Trip advisor listed the Urban, so I thought I would try it. Very clean, 3 toilets and showers, one bath, down the hall on floors 2 and 3. Single twin with desk and chair, wardrobe and sink. Heat high or off. Window opened to street noise. Lobby has lounge with hot water, coffee, juice, vending machine. Mini market nearby. The lobby is one floor up from street, some rooms on that floor, two more Excellent location, across from dragon gate. Wi find worked fine. Staff friendly and helpful.
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Hotel was a rip off for the room quality. Me and my partner could not connect to wifi for the days we stayed. Also the room we booked was not the room we asked for online but had to take it as we had no other options. During our stay we saw multiple people arguing with the front desk for a number of reasons. Anyone reading this I would strongly advise to stay elsewhere if you have the option as this place is really poor.
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$94 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Union Square
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