We stayed at the Andrews Hotel for 4 nights on a recent vacation. We were skeptical because of the numerous reviews about the size of the room. Yes, the bathroom is small, but when you stay in a property built in 1905, that is what is to be expected. The charm of the hotel, rooms and furnishings far outweighed the issues with a small bathroom. We would have given this a rating of 5 with the exception of 2 small issues. It was difficult to adjust the temperature (radiator heat), and unfortunately we stayed in San Francisco during a rainy, cold week. However, it was easy to turn on/off, but when on, it was very hot. So, no problem, we cracked a window occasionally when needed. We had issues with our key cards working when we first arrived, but the staff at the desk were very patient and helpful and quickly resolved the issue. The benefits: 1) Great, fresh continental breakfast on each floor. How great to walk 10 steps out of your room still in your jammies and get your coffee, juice and danish. 2) The front desk staff were absolutely wonderful. They gave us suggestions on restaurants (all great choices), sights to visit, ground transportation options, etc. 3) Free wine in the evening. They had choices of 3 great California wines to choose from each evening. Great way to start the evening as you are getting ready to head out for the evening. 4) Great location; only 2 blocks from Union Square where there is great shopping, restaurants, theatres, etc. 5) Close to cable car, "big red buses" for tours, bus stops. 6) Great Italian restaurant attached to the property! We weren't planning on eating on the property, but after reading the reviews decided to give it a try. What a treat! The food was extremely tasty, and the price was right as well! 7) Comfortable beds and bedding.
So, to sum it up ... if you are a snob and don't like small bathrooms, and a hotel with some age on it, don't stay here ... but if you are looking for a great charming historic hotel with an interesting history behind it, then this is a great value for the price in a great location!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Queen Anne Victorian structure was erected in 1905 as the opulent Sultan Turkish Baths. Two decades later the Baths closed,and the entire building was remodeled into a European style boutique hotel. Intimate guestrooms feature lovely floral motifs, unique architectural features, and fresh flowers. The celebrated Fino restaurant features traditional Italian cuisine prepared in an open kitchen and served in a romantic and intimate atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andrews San Francisco
- Andrew Hotel San Francisco