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“Good location and nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #77 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Good location and nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights, very nice room.. No fridge though which was a little disappointing. Bathrooms were small because it was an older room but the location made up for it, literally right around the corner from union square. Make sure to check out union street, china town and a must to eat at is Hops and Hominy not far from the hotel.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Logistics hadn't allowed me to stay at the Kennsington Park for several years. After a four night stay at the end of September I can say that the quality of the hotel has just gotten better. The bed is the most comfortable I've ever had and the service is impeccable. The location, a block from Union Sq, gives you a great location but a little less crazy than outside the St Francis.

The lobby is lovely and a good place to hangout and socialize. The concierge is great and the front desk staff is very helpful. The rates were very reasonable. I recommend paying a little extra for a room on the 11 or 12 floor.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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patterson lakes
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Kensington Park surprised me, on entering it is an odd looking old style place. I was prepared for the worst, but thankfully it is a decent hotel, in fact I really enjoyed the old fashioned feel about it. All the staff we dealt with were very helpful and friendly, going out of their way to help. Our room was a king room on the 10th floor facing the street, our view was of surrounding buildings. First impressions were of an old style room, but on entering and looking round I realized it was a lovely room that was very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable, with extra pillows and blankets in the room. The bathroom was adequate, with the shower over a bath we had everything we needed, though no safe in the room. I really liked that the window opened and the curtains kept the early morning light out. If I had to be critical it would be that there was no fridge or mini-bar, but they offer tea and coffee in the morning and sherry in the afternoon. Location is just perfect, we always felt safe. Close to Union Square a short walk to restaurants and shopping. As we had just come from the Bellagio, I really was prepared, to be dissappointed, while it was not a 5 star modern place, it had a real charm about it. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

What a great hotel! The staff was wonderful. They gave us great suggestions on where to eat, what to see. The room was very nice, the bed very comfortable. The hotel was very clean, neat. The location excellent. We will definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great location, step out the front door turn left and your in union square. Letters left by management about construction noise but we never really heard anything. Reception helpful with any questions we had. Odd to not have breakfast facilities and no bar fridge in room which was a bit of a pain. There was complimentary coffee and oj on 9th floor which was good. Lighting in room was dull needs to be improved.... Bed was awesome! Would stay there again. Streetcar #30 gets you down to fishermans wharf area for $2 which was easy and cheap to use. Also went to Gary Danko restaurant.. Delish would recommend!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We loved this hotel 2 minutes from Union Square and the cable car line. Lots of restaurants, eateries and shops close by and only 10 minute walk to Westfield. Hotel room was well appointed, clean and comfortable. No problem getting around from here and the location was nice and quiet.

There is water and tea available in the lobby in the mornings and the same plus sherry in the afternoon that can be enjoyed with the musicians. A nice touch to enjoy while having a rest and making plans for dinner.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Kensington Park Hotel
Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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