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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked online the day before I was due to traveling. I originallly booked here as the conditions stated that if the hotel was cancelled we would only be charged one nights fee and seemed like the best option as my boyfriend had been sick before hand and I worried over wether to travel for not. Less than an hour... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling the states we decided to make a two night pit stop in San Francisco, after struggling to find accommodation at a reasonable price, we decided to splash out and stay in a hotel in the city. However this was a mistake, we came across the Layne hotel, it was advertised to be in a great location, with comfortable... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is good in one way you walk to union square and many other places. But it's also only one block away from don't go area. The standard is really low but it at least seems fairly clean. It's really old and worn. But staff is friendly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Located in a super ugly are. We have never ever been in a hotel like this. I have never worried about parking. Therefore, I did not check on the reservation that parking was not included. Parking next door cost $30 a day. As we got in, the staff at the front was very rude, then the elevator is very old... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We were booked into the Layne and arrived a day late because we were tired and stayed at Big Sur. Completely unsafe neighbourhood. The place smelled terrible. The clerk on the desk was rude and wouldn't let us check in until 3pm despite us having paid for the day prior. He wouldn't even let us inspect the room. We left... More 

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Don't think I will ever stay at this place again. Torn towels in the bath room. Bad lighting.This place looks ancient in a bad way. Bad elevator. Torn window curtains. The neighborhood doesn't seem safe at night. No air conditioning. Don't go in just because the rental might be lower than most hotels.The price is definitely not worth this place.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

After our airbnb host ripped us off, we were looking for a CHEAP alternate since the city is so expensive. The staff are really friendly and helpful. They have their rules, none of which we have a problem with, and a steep $250 deposit, but our room is clean. I like old buildings like this and find the various stairways... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I read a few reviews here which contained good and bad reviews. I ended up deciding to stay here because it was cheap and I wanted to spend my money on a day trip instead. First impressions: My taxi ride there was a bit rough. My taxi driver said the hotel was between the nice and crappy (he used another... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I am writing this because I have found no other recourse. I booked a room to stay the night of May 27th at this hotel through Expedia, with tax came out to be $127. On May 27th, I called the hotel in the afternoon to explain that I would not be checking in until after midnight, and the man who... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Nice hotel, near downton, everything was perfect. Every staff member treated us perfect and we had an incredible week in the city thanks to the hotel. I recommend layne hotel for everyone that comes to SF.

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Additional Information about Layne Hotel

Address: 545 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2007
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Price Range: $98 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Layne Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Layne Hotel San Francisco
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