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417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3608
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#113 of 251 in San Francisco
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.3
Value
4.2
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Housed in an ideally located historic building in the heart of Union Square, Palihotel San Francisco offers 82 fully renovated and welcoming guest rooms and suites that have been carefully designed to appeal to a broad range of clientele, whether it be family and friends on holiday or business travelers attending a convention at the newly expanded Moscone Center. We’ve intended that this property be an homage to our loyal global tribe of inspired, distinctive and savvy clientele. We set out to curate a rich and diverse mix of classic and contemporary California-Centric styles throughout the property, highlighted by wood paneling, ceramic tiles, a delightful soft color scheme and mixed-matched furnishings and fixtures. Our reception, lobby, bar and dining areas are designed to be welcoming, communal and inclusive spaces that enhance the hotel’s authentic neighborhood feel. Our loft-style all-day restaurant, liquor bar and special event venue, Fisher Loft is located on the hotel’s 2nd floor and features approachable food and cocktails intended to encourage hotel guests and locals to mix and mingle morning, noon and night. And fun fact for movie buffs, the property’s back alley called Burritt Alley has a plaque dedicated to the death of the fictional character in the movie The Maltese Falcon. “On approximately this spot, Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in by Brigid O’Shaughnessy”. Cashless property, A valid credit card, and ID are required at the time of check-in.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
341Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
172Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
106Reviews0Q+A5Room tips
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Leehasty wrote a review May 19
10 contributions17 helpful votes
We checked out of the hotel this morning. Our stay here (3 nights) was very much a mixed bag. On checking in (we had two king rooms), we were very disappointed with the size of our room, compared to the size of our daughters’ room. Ours was extremely small with the toilet located right at the base of the bed. There was very little floor space and no wardrobes / drawers. I spoke to the lady at reception who informed me that there was no other King rooms and didn’t hesitate in upgrading us. The upgraded room was vastly better. The rooms are very clean, as are the bathrooms. I can’t imagine that’s an easy task in such an old building. Plenty of hot water too. The hotel on the whole is very dark. The rooms offer very little in the way of natural light (the pics on the website suggest the opposite). The stairways and the corridors are very dark too. It created a slightly depressing vibe. The smell (albeit pleasant) in reception is very overwhelming. The bar looked very quirky but seemed to be ‘reserved’ for the entirety of our stay. One other major issue for us was the noise. The bin collection is at 6am every morning. It’s extremely noisy and there’s quite a bit of street noise into the early hours too. Overall, the service here is amazing. The reception ladies are very helpful! I think good lighting in the corridors and stairways will make the whole hotel look and feel so much nicer. I understand sound proofing would be extremely costly, but it would also make the hotel so much better. I guess when booking a hotel of this kind, in the city, a certain level of noise should be expected.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Leehasty, Thank you very much for choosing Palihotel San Francisco and for letting us know about your experience. We're thrilled to see you found the service amazing! Thanks again, Will
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ckalmt369526 wrote a review May 19
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We picked the hotel because of the interior design. Jeanette at reception was wonderful. Just like the hotel, So warm! It’s a hotel that knows the guests. Not a standard hotel. Just go there! We like to come back
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Dear ckalmt369526, We're so happy to see you enjoyed your stay at Palihotel San Francisco! Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Will
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Kirsten632 wrote a review May 11
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We stayed for three nights and enjoyed the fancy atmosphere of this boutique hotel. Located in the centre (Union Square) it is an oasis of calm (mostly) and intimacy and makes you feel well both at night and for a short rest during the day. Very nice geste: the complementary aperitif in the afternoon.
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Dear Kirsten, Many thanks for staying with us at Palihotel San Francisco! Thank you for the wonderful recommendation and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Will
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kevin a wrote a review May 6
San Diego, California15 contributions15 helpful votes
This hotel is so adorable and comfortable. The staff was super friendly. The rooms are super cool and beautifully designed. Comfy bed. Clean. In room minibar was a plus and the Nespresso coffee maker made some wonderful strong coffee.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear mxtvl2011, Many thanks for staying with us at Palihotel San Francisco. We're thrilled to see you enjoyed the hotel and our friendly staff! Best regards, Will
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Lauren R wrote a review May 5
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This is such a charming renovated historic property! I'm in San Francisco frequently for work and I can't believe it took me so long to check out this hotel. The staff here is lovely (big shout out to Janelle!) and the suites are an especially great deal. Good sized rooms. Everything is clean and spotless. It's also a dog friendly hotel (with fee) and the staff are really friendly about saying hi to pupguests. I've stayed here for 7 nights in the last few weeks and have no regrets at all!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Definitely book a suite for more space.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear ruffsh8ker, Thank you so much for staying at Palihotel San Francisco and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Janelle is fantastic, thank you for mentioning her great work. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Will
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okaymkay wrote a review May 1
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
the hotel itself is pretty old and small, which is not itself a bad thing (in fact, the old otis elevator was cool and a nice change in scenery). however, the walls and floors are pretty thin, so we were able to hear our neighbors walking around and slamming their doors. the room itself was nice and clean. staff was fine generally, but we had an issue with housekeeping, and management has yet to follow up with us (even though the people manning the front desk said they would).
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear okaymkay, Thank you very much for staying and for letting us know about your experience. I'm glad to see you found the hotel to be nice and clean and do hope to be able to be in contact with you soon. I can be reached at frontdesk@palihotelsf.com. Best regards, Will
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K8099RErileyb wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is a charming boutique hotel that feels just as authentic as it does comfortable. The attention to detail in the building makes the experience feel curated and inviting. I highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a room in the city.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear K8099RErlieyb, We are so very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay at Palihotel San Francisco! Thank you for staying with us and for recommending our hotel! Best regards, Will
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kkhela598381 wrote a review Apr 2022
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The staff was friendly, the location was great! Overall wonderful experience! I came with a family and enjoyed every minute of our stay! We'll be going back to Palihotel for sure! Highly recommend! Close to everything!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear kkhela598381, We thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Will
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costinthampikutty wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Although there was a slight staff mixup, our stay was wonderful and we would recommend the Palihotel. The room was very spacious and the location is central to many attractions. Specifically, the interior design was very cozy.
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Responded Apr 20, 2022
Dear costinthamplkutty, Thank you for letting us know about your stay at Palihotel San Francisco. We're very pleased that you had a wonderful stay! Best regards, Will
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mvilla955752 wrote a review Apr 2022
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- Boutique hotel in an old building. - Rooms were renovated and designed nicely but a bit tight for 2 persons with a lot of luggage. - beds were super comfy - they offer free beer and wine in the afternoon, which is a nice touch - sink was too small (and I’m a petite girl but it was a struggle to use the sink to wash your face or brush your teeth)
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Dear mvilla955752, Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your stay. Best regards, Will
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PRICE RANGE
$209 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crescent san francisco hotel san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Crescent San Francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palihotel San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to Palihotel San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (0.2 miles), San Francisco Playhouse (0.2 miles), and Biscuits and Blues (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palihotel San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Palihotel San Francisco?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Palihotel San Francisco?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palihotel San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Eno Wine Bar, and Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant.
Is Palihotel San Francisco located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palihotel San Francisco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Palihotel San Francisco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.7 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.4 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.5 miles).