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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this quirky little hotel in March 2017. Perfectly situated in Post St, about 75 yards to Union Square and all associated activities its diagonally opposite the Westin St Francis Post St entrance. We found the staff to all be very friendly and courteous. The king sized room, although not huge...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello FlissPrideaux Thank you for visiting with us and your positive comments. The staff here works very hard to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience in San Francisco. I will share your comments with the team here. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope that when your future plans includes another visit...

Israel
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

Stayed 2 nights with out of town guests for the long MLK weekend. Amazing location. Beautiful grounds. I was concerned the rooms would be small and dated based on previous reviews here, but no. Considering the location the room was not tiny. It had just enough space for luggage, a stroller, and a crib. Obviously we didn't spend our day...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback on your stay. The staff at Kensington Park thrives to offer the best service we can possibly deliver to our guest and comments such as yours motivates us even more. I will pass on your nice comments to the staff. I am sure they will appreciate the mention. Thank you again for...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It need a major reno. It's very old for the price we paid. They have to start throwing money or this place will fall apart. Rooms were clean and it's a great location. Staff very good. This could be a jewel if they fixed it up.

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Hanky2 Thank you for choosing to stay with us. As you probably found out, this is a historic building in San Francisco, and we are planning to improve the property in the near future. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our staff and location during your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to provide your...

Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. It's decor is English style which confuses me, Has the potential to be a beautiful boutique hotel. Room was small for family of four. Surprisingly quiet even the though the theatre is within hotel. Staff friendly. Room was musty and smelled of cigarettes so had to open windows in the middle of winter....

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Kensington Park Hotel. We are sorry about your dissatisfaction at the hotel and appreciate your feedback. We are currently planning an extensive interior design and remodeling project that we believe will address your particular issues and offer an enhanced experience for all of our guests. We hope we can welcome you back in the near...

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the location, as we had to be close to a conference. Comfort was just okay, service was kept at a minimum. Clean enough. At least a view of Union Square. Good enough to return to it, were it not for its high prices, which are the going rate downtown by Union Square, likely with more comfort than this...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Ms. Anna Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time in San Francisco and that your stay with us contributes to your positive experience. Thank you again!

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was so small and our family could not fit in the room. It was so uncomfortable and straight out unacceptable for us. We had to move our luggage around to walk and make room to do anything. The A/C did not exist and windows were not working - and it was so hot and stuffy in the room....

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello 2thunt Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay. I am very sorry that we failed to meet your expectations on so many levels. Your experience does not meet the standards that we have set for our staff and hotel and I can assure you that I will be personally following up on the...

Mountain View CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kensington is a historical building in an excellent location near Union Square. This is a very nice area San Francisco. This hotel does not have AC which is typically not an issue in SF, but they do have the rare heat wave. The rooms are on the small side as are the bathrooms, but nicely furnished and the location...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mr, Perutourist Thank you so much for your review and all the kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the location of Kensington Park. I am very happy your stay was enjoyable and the service was friendly. We hope to see you again soon; I want to personally make sure you have an exceptional experience. Please call...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The KPH is in a historical building with very old school elevators. My room was really dim as only warm lightings from a ceiling fan and table lamps. Perfect setting for a haunted movie but don't worry, I slept soundly during my 4 nights' stay with no disturbances at all. Pros was its location- union square, eating places, malls and...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello 942jessl Thank you for taking the time give us your quick feedback! We think we have the best guests, like yourself, staying with us which makes it all a win-win situation. Thank you for choosing the Kensington Park Hotel and we hope to see you again soon.

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few days following a trek around Oregon and California. This was truly a lovely place to stay and the staff so friendly and nice to talk to. Felt at home. Lovely rooms and brilliant location for the town.

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David I, Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephen and Amdy, Thank you for taking the time to give us your wonderful comments. The staff at the Kensington Park Hotel goes out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. We think we have the best guests that come to San Francisco as well! Again, thank you for your feedback and we sincerely hope to...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay, I highly recommend this hotel. Checked in late night, and the front desk staff was attentive, helpful, and friendly. The rooms are clean and the views are iconic. The only complaint is that there is no breakfast, but besides that the hotel is beautiful. Ameer at the front desk went out of his way to accommodate my wife...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Mr. Henry Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to San Francisco and to know that we are a small part of your positive experience here. The staff here works very hard to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience in San Francisco. Again, thank...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $193 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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#53 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Double Decker bus stops right in front of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles hanky2, 4 days ago | Read review
“We asked for a room on the quiet court side, but were moved to a room with a view of Union Square, because Court rooms were all booked.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaY884, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on Nob Hill Side are quieter, Royal Court rooms worth the extra cost.”
 of 5 bubbles perutourist, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Don't miss the fresh coffee on each floor. Check out the mezzanine to see the nice antique detail of the theater.”
 of 5 bubbles GLG_Traveled_Here, Jan 30, 2017 | Read review
“7th floor/ above to keep street noise from disturbing your sleep. This is other a modern hotel. It's like a well maintained classic.”
 of 5 bubbles spslk42, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
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