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#120 of 247 hotels in San Francisco
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Situated in the heart of San Francisco, the COVA Hotel offers a delightful haven for travelers seeking spacious and comfortable lodging in a downtown atmosphere. COVA Hotel offers comfort, value, service and design. Newly renovated and providing the highest level of services at an affordable rate, our goal is to make your stay enjoyable. Room rates include complimentary continental breakfast and shuttle transportation to Union Square/Moscone Center, Fisherman's Wharf, Japantown and Civic Center Bart. Enjoy complimentary wine service between 5pm-7pm daily.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop bar
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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achampken wrote a review May 2020
Telford, United Kingdom111 contributions40 helpful votes
As our taxi drove through area I was thinking to myself what the hell have I booked, why the hell did I chose this area? Was met at reception by 2 very polite gentlemen, who booked us in very quickly and explained to us abit about area, about their free shuttle buses down to main tourist areas and about the airport shuttle we could book (which turned out to be 90% cheaper than taxi I had just paid for). The reception area was lovely and clean. Our room was bigger than expecting, clean and comfortable. Alittle noise from outside through the night but sure you would get that at any hotel in san fran. Bathroom was lovely too. Breakfast was also suprizely good, alot more choice than I was expecting for price we paid,was hot,cold,yoghurt,cereal,pastries,muffins something for everyone. Only issue we had was not very big for amount of guests, the 1st morning was fine but 2nd they struggled to find us a seat and we ended up sitting right by door where people would push past trying to get in and out,maybe a time slot booking system would be ideal for them. But all in all, was lovely hotel. Area abit daunting but my advice would be don't wonder about, make use of the free shuttles to union square.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Bryan Lara, Guest Services / Front Office at Cova Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Also that you enjoyed our beautiful city. We will definitely use your feedback to improve our services in the future. Thank you again and we hope that you are staying safe and healthy. -Bryan Lara Front Desk Supervisor
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Liz wrote a review Mar 2020
Iver, United Kingdom92 contributions7 helpful votes
We have just come back from staying here and visiting San Francisco. Hotel is perfect, comfy beds friendly staff and good location. There are LOADS of homeless around in tents,smelling of either wee or weed! They do however leave you alone. Breakfast was good! Unfortunately while I was there I had my mobile phone snatched outside the Uber headquarters while I was taking a photo a young guy on his scooter came up and snatched my phone....I of course reported it to the police and they just said unfortunately it happens in San Francisco and they probably just wanted a quick sale for drugs! When I told the hotel they said if you go to the civic centre it would probably be there,that's where they turn up....I however didn't go there and fortunate that it was just my phone and not bank cards...just gutted I lost photos!!! So be warned and careful. We visited all the major sites and walked everywhere but did get the famous cable cars on the third day, as the hills are really steep! Overall I enjoyed the city,but out of all the states I've visited I prefer New York. I've visited Miami,Los Angeles,Las Vegas and I saw more homeless in San Francisco. The hotel was good...you can't fault the hotel! And free wine and soft drinks between 5-7pm. After 7pm you don't really want to go out....
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Bryan Lara, Guest Services / Front Office at Cova Hotel
Responded Mar 31, 2020
Thank you for leaving such a thorough review. We are sorry to hear that your phone was stolen, we hope that you had it backed up and were able to retrieve your photos. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and our amenities. San Francisco is a beautiful city, but homelessness is big issue in our city that is yet to be solved. We try our hardest to make all our guests feel comfortable and safe. Thank you again and stay safe and healthy.
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Carol C wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Take advantage of the wonderful services provided by Cova! The hotel is clean and the staff is wonderful! The neighborhood may be a bit disconcerting, but the transportation provided by the hotel helps guests avoid some of the unsettling sidewalk residents.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Our room faced the adjoining building, so all we saw was a cinderblock wall. Be sure to take...
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Response from Dennis Reyes, Guest Services / Front Office at Cova Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Dear Traveler, I want to thank you for staying with us.Your opinion is very important to us and I want to thank you for your feedback. Thank you kindly, Dennis R.
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managercers wrote a review Mar 2020
lancashire48 contributions28 helpful votes
Just returned from the Cova Hotel in the tenderloin district of San Francisco, after reading other reviews regarding the number of down and outs living on the streets in the vinicty yes there were down and outs but didn’t worry me at all. I found the hotel to be very clean, excellent reception service from the young lady called Kim. The complimentary breakfast was a bonus, and very adequate for my needs, there was a daily free transfer bus to take you to Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square and collect you please remember to book in advance the transfers with reception. Also you can book an airport transfer from the hotel reception at nearly half the price of a taxi, and very efficient, wouldn’t hesitate to book at this hotel again thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Dennis Reyes, Guest Services / Front Office at Cova Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Dear Traveler, I want to thank you for staying with us.Your opinion is very important to us and I want to thank you for your feedback. Thank you kindly, Dennis R.
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MNTurku wrote a review Mar 2020
Raisio, Finland87 contributions12 helpful votes
The rooms were ok, especially the bed was very ok. Room was very cold and it took couple of days for me to understand to leave the electronic heeter on for the day so that the room was warm in the evening. I couldnt leave the heeter on for the night because it was very nousy ! The other problem for me was that I coudnt buy coffee and the pop-up Bar was open only 3 hours. And every time the glasses run out in the Bar. Torally different issue was that the neigbourhood is the most dangerous in SFO ; streets full of drug addicts and homeless. Fortunately I was a part of big group and had company when I went outside the hotel walking. I absolutely don’t recommend this hotel if one is alone and used to go everywhere by himself.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Dennis Reyes, Guest Services / Front Office at Cova Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Dear Traveler, I want to thank you for staying with us.Your opinion is very important to us and I want to thank you for your feedback. Thank you kindly, Dennis R.
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cova hotel san francisco
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Theater District / Little Saigon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cova Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cova Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Asian Art Museum (0.3 miles), Glide Memorial United Methodist Church (0.3 miles), and Emperor Norton's Boozeland (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cova Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Cova Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cova Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cova Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brenda's French Soul Food, Pearl's Deluxe Burgers, and Bourbon and Branch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cova Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Cova Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cova Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cova Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cova Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cova Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (3.0 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.2 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (1.1 miles).