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San Remo Hotel

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#5 of 66 Specialty lodging in San Francisco
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We are a family-owned historic boutique pension-style hotel located in North Beach, one of San Francisco's oldest and most popular tourist destinations, and only a few blocks from Fisherman's Wharf. Built in 1906, our hotel maintains an atmosphere of Old-World charm and ambiance with specially selected antique furnishings - no two rooms are alike. The walls of the hotel are filled with a collection of memorabilia and history. Our style is simplicity and sanctuary - there are no room telephones, no televisions, and on the order of European pensions, shared baths which are meticulously cleaned daily, and are private when in use, but for all guests to use. Our rooms are cozy and small, our prices are proportional. Our staff is available while our Front Desk is open to help you find anything your heart desires. A truly unique, non-standardized hotel experience.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Location

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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
80Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
30Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Neighborhood
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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My partner stayed at this hotel for 3 nights at the beginning of June 2019. Great location in the Fishermans Wharf district, North Beach. Good location to hire a bike just around the corner and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge, amongst other things. The hotel staff were great, friendly and helpful with any query. The rooms and shared showers were exceptionally clean. You had everything you needed on hand, all the way down to ear buds and make-up wipes.😂. Hot drinks, sweets and chocolates were free to. Great hotel, just like something out of a movie, it's got that typical movie feeling. Can highy recommend this hotel.
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Property's Favorite Review
We were staying on a boat on Pier 39 but an electrical problem meant we had to vacate a day early. It looked like being a disappointing end to what had been a wonderful stay but someone suggested we try the San Remo, the oldest hotel in San Francisco and although it was very short notice we managed to get the last room. So pleased we did, what a magical place this is. Ignore the star ratings for this hotel, these are governed by the absence of elevators and the fact that all but one of the 62 rooms share bath and restrooms but that is all part of the experience; you will be staying in a beautifully maintained traditional American hotel. The staff are very helpful, the whole place is scrupulously clean and the whole place is exquisitely furnished and decorated. The hotel restaurant offers excellent Italian food and is very popular with locals as well as hotel guests. All in all I would heartily recommend staying here, it offer a wonderful opportunity to turn back the pages of time and experience something modern hotels can't offer.
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Response from CChevaili, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
We want to think that it was a strike of luck what sent you our way. As a historic property, we are on a daily quest to maintains the period look and feel. Your words reinforce our efforts to keep working hard every day. Your kind words are highly appreciated, thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you once again at the San Remo.
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This is a hotel that is over 100 years old and reminds you of traveling outside the United States. The rooms are small and the first floor is not the ground floor. You have to walk up stairs, so there is no handicapped accessibility in this hotel. None of the rooms have showers or water closets. those are conveniently(?) placed down the hall and shared by all. with all that said, the location is fantastic and the price in Sanfrancisco is great. This is the second time I have stayed here and I have enjoyed this quirky place each time. Walking distance to most things and easy public transportation to anywhere in the area.
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Stayed here for 5 nights for our honeymoon from Scotland. Room is small but it’s fine. Shared toilets/showers I was worried about but they were clean and you never saw anyone using them. The shared showers you walk in a small room and lock the door then the shower is in a next compartment so they are very private to use. Our room was right across from the showers/toilets which was good. The location is fantastic a 5 min walk from fisherman’s wharf/pier 39. The staff were fantastic, we arrived at 10:30/11pm on our first night and the man behind the desk with the longish hair (dark hair I never caught his name) gave us his discount card for ordering a pizza to the hotel this was very nice of him. They also have free coffee,tea, water snacks everyday! I would 100% stay here again.
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Response from CChevaili, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Congratulations on your wedding, and thank you so much for your comments. The San Remo Hotel in San Francisco has inspired many great love stories. Hotel legends, as well as documented newspaper articles, recount many wedding banquets taking place at the restaurant downstairs as well as many honeymoons, like yours, being celebrated in our hotel. Some of our guests have been returning here for 30 years or more, making it a tradition to celebrate with us. Some travel writers have called the San Remo Hotel the Best Kept Secret in San Francisco, for our location and affordability. We look forward to serving you again.
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I fell in love with this hotel the second I walked in! The check-in staff were very nice and gave us advice on location, breakfast places where to rent bikes, etc. The hotel is historic and so unique I loved all the plants growing throughout the hotel and all the historic decor. I was hesitant at first about the shared bathroom situation but learned quickly I did not have to fret - the bathrooms were always clean and stocked with warmed towels and so many complimentary amenities (including qtips and makeup remover wipes which was handy). This hotel also has cheap coin laundry and unlimited hot/cold water, tea, and coffee. Also a massage chair!! (After walking up to Lombard street I needed it) I had a outer wall room (meaning I had an actual window) - sleeps were a little rough due to the loud garbage truck every morning at 7:30am but mattress was good, minimal noise from other hotel guests, and my room had a standing fan and ceiling fan so comfort was no issue. Overall this hotel not only provides amazing prices, amazing location, and amazing staff - you get to experience such a unique and quirky hotel.
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Response from CChevaili, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for your great review. We are genuinely touched by your kind and encouraging words. The staff and management work hard to maintain our beloved historical hotel. We are happy that you liked our complimentary beverages and treats. Thank you for mentioning our bathroom amenities, and massage chairs, they help you take away the discomfort your body might feel after a long day walking in San Francisco. Thank you for mentioning that our Victorian bathrooms were always clean and that they were not a problem for you even though you had hesitations in the beginning. We will be delighted to welcome you back again.
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PRICE RANGE
$109 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoNorth Beach / Telegraph Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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