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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #78 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our stay at The Kensington Park Hotel in San Francisco on Post Street was very enjoyable. We had a king size room and it was very well furnished and quite comfortable. The staff at this Hotel are very friendly and helpful. It is located right in the middle of things near Union Square and it has a very vibrant feel to the neighborhood. There are dozens of restaurants near by that can be easily walked to and many shops in the various department stores, along with Westfield Mall. The Hotel serves tea and coffee in the late afternoon, however we are not sherry drinkers and would preferred to have wine instead. There is a theatre in the hotel which has ongoing performances year round. Camelot was being performed while we were there. The Powell Street turnaround for the cable cars is close by. We took BART from the airport and got off at Powell Street and walked to our hotel. Only a short walk away. Great experience.

Room Tip: I would request a room in the rear as the night life on Union Square is noisy.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place deserves a 5 star rating for the staff & how professional they are. Top drawer service and attention to detail. The building is showing its age. The rooms are tidy and partially updated, but not what the business traveler expects. Comfy bed, great linens, quiet rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room, or the street noise will be too much for light sleepers
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear 4wwtravel,

Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience at Kensington Park on TripAdvisor.
We’re thrilled to hear you had a comfy bed and quiet room.
Our staff takes great pride in the service they provide to our guest because our guests are our top priority in all aspects of their stay, and it is good to hear that our efforts been successful.

Again, thank you for sharing your sentiments with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is great... Completely exceeded our expectations. The location is perfection..,RIGHT by Union Square, so it's very convenient to everything. The rooms are very clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. The restaurant that's attached, Farallon, is also excellent. We had happy hour drinks and oysters, fantastic!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear S H,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
We are simply humbled by your kind words.
I am delighted to hear you enjoy your stay and you thought the location is perfection.

Our staff takes great pride in the service they provide to our guests. They will be delighted to hear they were successful in exceeding your expectations.

Once again we appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon.

Kind regards,
Lilia Calvario

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Lovely older hotel in a good location in union square. Free coffee and juice in the mornings was a nice touch. Comfortable clean rooms - would recommend this hotel and would stay here again if I'm ever lucky enough to return to San Francisco.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear theplympopes,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
I am happy that you enjoyed a cup of coffee and orange juice. I hope that you also enjoyed a glass of sherry in the evening reception.

We truly appreciate you choose us as your home away from home.

We hope you’ll come back to Kensington Park in the near future.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here for our honeymoon after a crazy week in Vegas for 4 nights!
The location is only a 2 minute walk to union square for amazing shopping!!!
Also only a little walk to the trams which will take you all around the city, we also did a bus tour which stopped across the road from our hotel, the ticket you have will last 24hours so we actually used it over two days to do all the sightseeing the city has!

We would recommend booking your Alcatraz tickets before you leave as everyday is full up, we also booked baseball tickets to watch the Giants play which was just amazing and only a 15minute walk from the hotel!
The hotel itself is clean and the staff are friendly the atmosphere is laid back and it felt like staying at a London hotel with the decor, the only downside was the scaffolding outside but it's nothing to moan about.

Fresh tea and coffee is out in the afternoon along with water which is infused with fruit which was lovely.
Also room was neat and clean, and the bed very comfy.
The hotel is next to an amazing little bar which serves food too, we went in for happy hour, the cocktails maybe small but they hit the nail on the head and we left tipsy after 3 drinks each!!!

Amazing stay and we would defo come back again!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear Cathleen H,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
I personally want to thank you for choosing us to celebrate your honeymoon.

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the location. I can certainly agree that our location is in a very convenient location. Our hotel is proud of its service, cleanliness and quality of its product.

I would like to inform you that since then the scaffolding have been taking down.

Thank you for providing everyone with information of San Francisco.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I couldn't fault this hotel. The decor is beautiful. Room was big, shower was fantastic. Staff were friendly and we loved the complimentary sherry that was served each afternoon! Close to all the great shops and great bars and restaurants nearby too!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2013

Dear hanburger999,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
We greatly appreciate your kind words and review. It is our wish to provide you with the best service possible.
I am thrilled to hear your stay was enjoyable and friendly. I am glad you join us for a glass of sherry and you loved it.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My sister & I stayed over at the Kensington Park last weekend and were very pleased with the hotel. The check-in was easy and the staff is friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and confortable. There was no microwave or refrigerator in the room, but there were plenty of places to get morning coffee in the neighborhood. The KP is conviently located near Union Square and the high-end stores. The cable car runs on Powell St., the nearest intersection to the hotel. There is a concierge in the lobby if you want to arrange a tour or just get some local info. I would definetely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear gai-jin001,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
We’re thrilled to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your time Kensington Park.

We are pleased to hear that the service was friendly; the room was clean and comfortable.
We strive to provide our guests with historic beauty and modern conveniences.

Thank you for providing so many details and insights for future visitors.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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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: $184 - $489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complimentary Coffee and Tea Service with Italian Biscotti on the 9th and 11th floors. Complimentary WIFI access throughout the entire hotel. Complimentary Business Self-Service Desk in the lobby with computer access and printer. Complimentary Hot Tea and water in the lobby from 730A to 6PM. Complimentary Sherry in the lobby daily 4P to 6P. ... more   less 
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