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San Remo Hotel

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2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is good, the rooms are really tiny, the staff are friendly, the shared bathrooms are mostly very clean and you really can't beat the price for San Francisco - a city we found to be the most expensive city we've visited (certainly more costly than New York). The Italian restaurant downstairs is worth a try.

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San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly favored by Europeans and Bohemians. The vintage cars you see out front on Mason Street are part of a collection by the owner that goes back 100 years. Bonus: The ground floor of the hotel is occupied by Fior d' Italia restaurant and bar -- in business since 1886!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in this hotel with my wife as part of our road trip in the west coast. The rooms are pretty small but cozy and the showers and bathrooms are clean enough most of the time. The location is pretty good, as it's closed by the pier 39 and a cable car stop. However, I would not recommend this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sam Remo was really quaint and cute - it's in a great location right near the pier, which in turn will get you on the cable cars pretty much all around the city. The shared bathrooms were impeccably clean and we never had to wait for a shower. The only thing that was a bummer was the noise. Because it's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Remo is not your typical hotel. Old, small rooms, shared bathrooms, no elevators. But it is actually a great place to stay. Very nice helpful staff. The cleaning people keep it spotless and look after guest rooms as if it were a much more upscale place. And lots of other nice touches -- coffee and a selection of... More 

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Citlali C, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review and kind words. The San Remo Hotel was built 110 years ago, after the earthquake primarily for men to re-build the city. To maintain our unique personality and set ourselves aside from cookie cutter hotels, we have kept it as original as possible. That is what makes the San Remo an authentic historic experience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location and easy to find in North Beach, SF. Lots of stairs to get to reception/rooms so could be tricky for some. Inside is a dated (but in a somewhat appealing way) interior with old carpeted floors and rooms coming off a corridor. Reception staff pleasant and check in/out painless. The room was only just larger than the bed... More 

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Citlali C, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The fact that we are a historic Victorian hotel is in every description of our property; it should not come as a surprise that the hotel has antiques. It seems like this week we had a louder crowd. Most of the time we hear praises of how peaceful and quiet the hotel and neighborhood is.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was super nice, refreshments readily available and the rooms nice and clean. The location is excellent, right by fisherman's wharf and close to a tram station. Sound proofing is pretty non-existant, but ear plugs were provided.

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Citlali C, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, we are delighted to hear our staff and housekeeping are doing their job right. And thank you also for mentioning that we are in an excellent location. San Francisco, like any other densely populated city, can be noisy sometimes, and sometimes you can encounter more boisterous neighbors. But we are extremely happy noise did... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a good location so that it's easy to get to the piers and tourist attractions with a short walk. The hotel was clean and organised but quite dark. There's free tea, coffee and biscuits in the foyer. Our room was on 1st floor and was very small ( enough room to get to either side of... More 

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Citlali C, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for mentioning our great location and the treats. Being a historic property our layout is different than many hotels, we have interior and exterior rooms. Our most economical rooms are the interior rooms which have windows to the corridors/halls and not to the outside. If you prefer darker accommodations, choose an interior room, however, if... More 

Scott Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay for the price. Nice location to peirs. Trader Joes one block away for supplies and food. Staff super friendly! Beds ok, slightly small, but with everything to see and do you won't spend much time in the room.

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Citlali C, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad that you found our hotel to be in a central place. Our cozy rooms remain the same as when it was built back in 1906. We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay with us, and look forward to serving you again. More 

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 2 a.m. as our flight was delayed. There was an option for late check in and within minutes a person was there helping us. We shared a bathroom and I never had to wait for a bathroom or shower. Sinks are readily available and there are always snacks and drinks available. Due to lost luggage I needed... More 

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Citlali C, Guest Relations Manager at San Remo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad that our staff was able to help you with your late check-in and receiving your lost luggage. Travel can sometimes have a few inconveniences; we are here to help our guests lessen these incidents. Hope you will return to stay with us soon. More 

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Remo Hotel

Address: 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Price Range: $96 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — San Remo Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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