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The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse

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240 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2119
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#16 of 82 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
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3.5
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3.8
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast available
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Centrally Located
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319Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
136Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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LucieLou1982 wrote a review Nov 2022
Norfolk, United Kingdom132 contributions78 helpful votes
Stayed here for 8 nights. Perfect location. Excellent value for money. The room was clean and spacious. I actually liked the fact they don't offer housekeeping unless asked for (extra $50 USD per clean, I believe) I find it frustrating when you return to your room from lunch/shopping,only to find housekeeping in your room so have to wait for them to finish. Yes you do have to check in round a corner at Hotel Stratford, however this is one minute distance so no issues. Hair dryer is available from reception (hotel Stratford) or you can email the hotel and request one to be in your room when you check in. Staff were hit and miss - some friendlier than others. The Bartlett Hall below the hotel serves good food & drinks, with happy hour on food and drinks between 3-5 each day ( $5 beers) I believe you also get a 10% discount for staying at the hotel (can't be used during happy hour) Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Beth L wrote a review Oct 2022
31 contributions3 helpful votes
The location is fantastic and right on union square, hotel is basic but we spent a week here and found it comfortable and clean. Check in is at what I assume is a partner hotel but only 2 mins walk away, all in all great stay!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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parkoSydney wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia356 contributions76 helpful votes
They lie!!! there is no one there, even if you arrive before 5 and I dont think there has been for awhile so forget about someone to answers questions, be able to grab a map, organize laundry or even be able to store luggage if you have a late flight out! You find out AFTER you have climb the stairs, then pull your bags back down, around the corner and up the hill to the other hotel - not happy with liars!!! There is also no air con, no drinking glasses or even paper cups, no hairdryer, no tissues - nothing! One small that gets full very quickly with no housekeeping but no idea where else to put the rubbish myself as no one to ask! Remote for TV was so bad I was climbing up the wall trying to change stations! Some good point for this hotel but Im not giving them any credit
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Catherine Roberts wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions13 helpful votes
I recently stayed at the Bartlett hotel for a work conference and then stayed a few days afterwards to do some sightseeing. The location is perfect - only 5-10 minutes walk from Moscone West conference centre, a 2 minute walk from Union square and very close to nearby buses / trams. The tram from the airport take 30 minutes and stops 5 minutes walk away from the hotel. My room was very spacious, light and sunny, and the bed was very comfortable. There was a sink inside the room but the toilet / shower was separate and shared. Overall I found the shared facilities (kitchen and bathroom) to be basic however they were clean and in good working order. The only things I’d mention were the occasional smell of smoke in the corridors and sometimes there was noise at night from the Irish pub across the street. Overall a good price for a really lovely room, welcoming staff and a perfect location!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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BBR Shannon Management wrote a review Feb 2021
Jaco, Costa Rica14 contributions6 helpful votes
My daughter & I stayed here a week during COVID before my girl went into essential housing for her university. The safety precautions were outstanding and the manager Patricia was exceptionally great at her job. Always helping point us in the right direction, I even locked my key in the room at 3 am before my departing flight and I was able to call her & she was able to get maintenance to let me in my room not missing my flight. I am an owner/operator of a hotel in Costa Rica. To have a front desk manager as responsible and excellent at her job defines the service during these very difficult times. The hotel is clean and incredibly well run. I can't rate this hotel high enough !!! Outstanding service !!! The only negative is the uneasy feeling of so many street people out front. This takes some getting used too! and I hope San Fransico can one day address this problem for this beautiful city!:)
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: The rooms at the back do not have a view but are VERY quiet!!
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babscoffee wrote a review Oct 2020
Tucson, Arizona101 contributions68 helpful votes
Redone in a trendy industrial style, this no frills option is in the heart of the city. Two blocks up from PowellStation, it’s an easy trek with a suitcase. No hair dryer in the room, and limited towels available, but a great value for the location. All in all a great stay with the Pinecrest Diner around the corner for a hearty breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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604Paninaro wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada97 contributions71 helpful votes
Was staying overnight for business. Check-in was efficient and trouble-free. Pleasantly surprised by how bright and clean the room is. I would describe the room as hipster-minimalism. Lots of pipe fixtures and reclaimed wood. The location was near Union Square and Market Street. There was lots of easy walking shopping and food nearby. One small thing was missing. There were no cups/glasses in the room. I had to ask for some at reception. I'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Scarlett3D wrote a review Jan 2020
Rome, Italy142 contributions80 helpful votes
Bottom line: affordable option at a great location. Read the cons, and if they are something you're ok with go for it ;-) Pros:  1. I could not find any other reasonably rated hotel at a price below $150-$200, at least in the dates I needed. 2. The location is right by union square. Close to everything. Also from a safety perspective, especially if you're travelling alone (a few blocks further from union square it gets less friendly).  3. Spacious room, well heated in the winter, has a safe.  4. My room was facing the back and was super quiet. Cons: 1. Low water pressure, at least in the room where I was staying 2. The bathroom had a funny smell at the beginning. Not sure the source, maybe the pipes. I left the vent on even when I was out of the room and after a few hours it passed.  3. Very basic mattress, not the most comfortable.  4. They will not accept a credit card for deposit and payment when checking out. Payment needs to be done on check in or when booking.  Even though these three things I am giving a high rating to the place because none of the cons bothered me too much and I think there's good value for money here. 
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Nick H wrote a review Dec 2019
Beckenham, United Kingdom85 contributions58 helpful votes
Room was fine, clean, cosy and quiet at night (on the top floor). WiFi seemed to work well. Location was decent for Union square and shopping. Provided a baby cot fine. Missing the little touches to make it anything more than a 3* review. No fridges in rooms or anything really apart from a bed. Would it hurt to put a couple of glasses (paper ones even) in the room for drinks ? As has been commented, it’s tough to get accommodation in San Fran at a reasonable price so you’re always going to feel you’ve paid through the nose for something very basic! Room was fine but don’t expect anything fancy.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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TeamRnP wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
This budget hotel tries to evoke the style of a budget hotel circa 1900. While the room was clearly refurbished recently, the style was minimalist and industrial. The room was actually quite big, and I even had access to the old timey fire escape! Honestly, I much prefer this to some fancy hotel. The room was also quite quiet for being just a block off of Union Square; I slept really well. It was perfect for what I needed.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Spaulding Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Downtown / Theater District / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.2 miles), San Francisco Urban Adventures (0.2 miles), and San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Fino Bar & Ristorante, and Tacorea.
Is The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bartlett Hotel and Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (4.5 miles), Alcatraz Island (2.9 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.8 miles).