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“Time out hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Boheme
Ranked #111 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Beirut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Time out hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The hotel had great location,nice staff,but you feel as if time has stopped once you enter the hotel.A very small entrance welcomes you,immediately after you go up the staircase to the first floor,if you are lucky you get a room on this floor or it is another round of stairs to reach the second floor and so on.The rooms are rather small but suit the purpose,Free WIFI is great.The disadvantages are NO LIFT,NO A.C.,NO PORTER TO HELP WITH THE SUITCASES,no extra electric sockets for use,no tea or coffee.I would have preferred to stay at a modern hotel with updated facilities for the price I paid.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Crofton, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We are moderate travelers, so when we stay at the same place 3 times, it's meaningful. The Hotel Boheme on Columbus Ave. in the heart of North Beach is the sort of place where you genuinely feel you have left "real life" behind and gotten away. it's not Shangri-La, but comfort, narrow corridors, color, "sherry at 5" and a sense of the past. We go to one of the cafes, then browse for hours at City Lights Bookstore - which IS Shangri-La for readers.

Room Tip: Looking out upon the Avenue with its giant "broccoli trees" and vivid cafe life.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MKC1952
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london
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This hotel has character and I can imagine people will either love it or hate it. This family was split down the middle! Grown ups liked the location, decor and friendly staff (but not the stairs!), kids disliked the lack of a big TV and the "small and gloomy" room. We had good recommendations for food and really appreciated being in the middle of an historic SF neighbourhood. Would stay again (but on our own next time...)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank namosh
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United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I love the Hotel Boheme; it is steeped in history as well being in the perfect location. The staff are so pleasant and helpful. The only downsides are the lack of lifts so you have to carry your suitcases up the stairs and the rooms are quite small compared to the 'chain' hotels. But you can't beat it for location; there is a multitude of restaurants on your doorstep as well as bars which were frequented by the Beatniks. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tirre
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Kiwi en Route
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

The location couldn't have been better when we were dropped of by the airport SuperShuttle outside the door of Hotel Boheme...right in the heart of the Italian section of North Beach. Next door the sidewalk tables of Restaurant Calzone filled with relaxing,imbibing diners enjoying the afternoon sun...the neighborhood has a wonderful atmosphere.
Boheme has the personal touch of a boutique hotel. Pulling heftily from associations with the Beat Gen, it doesn't need to be modern. The rooms are perfectly adequate and comfortable...who needs a TV when you are just in this locale for a couple of nights. Could have done with a couple more wall sockets for charging the electronic paraphenalia though. A nice touch of complimentary sherry's after 5 at reception.
A really pleasant stay in a fabulous part of the city. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Room 702 had the aircon noise from the neighbouring restaurant which did give a distracting backgrou...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KiwiEnRoute
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Boutique, cosy. Actually tired and small. Staff were great but gave us poor advice about where to eat. Don't eat locally - go right out of the door and second right down Stockton where there are loads of quality places to eat.
Location of Boheme is great. We walked to Union Square through China town and it's an easy walk to Peir 39 too. Just don't go left and left again unless you want a smutty style experience.
Overall not bad but we had a pokey room and there were no tea/coffee facilities which was not consummate with the charges (plus tax!!).

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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washington
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

If you are up for history, especially the beat generation, Alan Ginsberg's old hangouts are all within walking distance. The deco brings back the beat generation days. If you like Italian cuisine, Chinese food, and even Spanish and French cooking, you could not have been at a better location. Free sherry every night offered by the hotel. I can look outside my window and watch the diners and waiters next door.
The place does not have an elevator and the screeking noise of the wood stairs of this old Victorian house may feel haunted, although that is part of the charm for me. Some may be bothered by the traffic noise from Columbus, although I enjoyed sitting by the window and watching the world go by.
Financial district is a little bit of walk, which I enjoyed. Fisherman's Wharf is also within a pleasant walk away, passing by tons of restaurants, gelatos, coffee shops and Washington Square along the way. Buses and taxis are easy ways to get around if walking is a problem.

Room Tip: If you like people watching and don't have problem with traffic noise, pick a room on the Columb...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel Boheme
Address: 444 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#65 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boheme 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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