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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small Rooms, bad location for Central Area, a lot of poor peoples in that area, noisy zone, very expensive for what they offer and "tricky" way for travel to Airport by "check-out" call reception. I will not recommend for a Family trip in SF.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Bijou's location cannot be beat, especially as a business traveler on a budget who needed to stay close to Union Square. The hotel is eclectic and eccentric, show casing the Golden Age of Hollywood. Each room has a star on the door and is named after a different movie. The rooms are rather tight, with little wiggle room. Closet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy to find a good, clean bargain in downtown San Francisco. The Hotel Bijou has everything you need: clean, safe, wi-fi, morning coffee and yogurt. There are no plush extras, but the price is right. The desk is very friendly, efficient and helpful. The rooms are compact. The bathroom has a good, newish shower. Towels are adequate. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the reasons not to love this hotel have to do with the outside. Sketchy noisy neighborhood. We were on the 6th floor and even then we can hear people drinking and shouting out in the street at all times. And when I say "see" I am being generous because actually the windows were quite dirty on the outside.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is super close to the Union Square. The hotel lobby looks kind of sad compared to the pictures online, so when we arrived we were kind of sceptic. However, rooms were pretty nice! Clean, spacious and overall good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Knowing we would be arriving after midnight, I called the hotel early in the day to let them know. They assured me this was OK. We arrived around 3am, only to be told that our room with two beds was no longer available. We'd paid extra for the room, but they offered no compensation for the difference. Multiple attempts were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Ideally located near Union Square, you can stay here and save big money to go shopping along the Market Street high brand stores nearby. Themed with the idea of an old movie house and displaying dozens of old pics and paintings of stars and theaters from decades ago, classics all, my college degree in mass media and love of old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very small room, very comfy bed. No air conditioning but it is so cold in San Francisco that you don't need it. Perfect location to visit the city. Walking distance to all possible type of transportation: Bart, cable car, 2 decks buses (City sightseeing tour bus). Walking distance the the big mall. I bought the Go Pass San Francisco, paid... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Pro's - hotel is really affordable, one of the lower costed ones in the area, staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. Free continental breakfast supplies. Location is good, it's nice and close to the shops, cable cars, union square etc. Also, there is a great bar next door where you can grab a couple of drinks and play pool. Good... More 

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HotelBijou111, General Manager at Hotel Bijou, responded to this review

Dear Asleigh Thank you for the review we will take your recommendation for opening windows for ventilation. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and such a great review on the staff, thank you for that. We work as best as we can with the local police department on improving our neighborhood, San Francisco does... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the positives, because there are a couple. The staff were very friendly and there was breakfast each day. My kids also loved the lollipops by the front desk. There is no beating the location for sightseeing, just a block from public transportation. Unfortunately, I can't really say much more on the positive side. My family stayed here... More 

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HotelBijou111, General Manager at Hotel Bijou, responded to this review

Dear Rene I am happy to hear that you had great things to say about the staff as they strive hard to give great customer service and work with what we have. Hotel Bijou is a 100 year old building, you will find that many of the older hotels in SF have small rooms. Although all rooms vary in size... More 

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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 )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Bijou is the most unique of all the Bay Area boutique hotels in downtown San Francisco. Inspired by San Francisco's rich cinematic history, our San Francisco Union Square hotel is adorned with classic movie palace designs and dramatic Hollywood portraits. Each of our 65 comfortable guest rooms in our Union Square hotel in San Francisco is named after a motion picture shot here in the city. Using the original movie stills as decorative accents, Hotel Bijou provides our guests with the most interesting downtown San Francisco hotel rooms while simultaneously keeping you centrally located to everything this exciting city has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bijou

Address: 111 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2713
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $143 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bijou 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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