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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #79 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Great stay at Kensington Park Hotel”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the Nike Women's Marathon. The highlight being that it was located on Post Street, where the marathon starting line was at. The hotel is very close to Union Square and the cable car line. Our room was really nice, cute, and clean.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Atherton, California
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nice large room with King bed and city view. The sheets and comforter were quite luxurious. Comforter is I am sure, down like in nature but not down due to many allergic folks. Pillows were in ample supply and soft but fluffy. Flat screen TV and desk were nice. I highly recommend this wonderful downtown Union Square hotel for anyone traveling to SF.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear beebo122,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

Please know that your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, and we are simply humbled to read how impressed you were of your room. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the view from your room and you felt our sheets and comforter were quite luxurious.

We hope you had a chance to enjoy our amenities.

Thank you so much for recommending Kensington Park, as there is no greater compliment.

We greatly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

On the positive side, the hotel is in a good location and the beds are comfortable. On the negative side, our room was small and not well lit. We didn't find it very inviting. Our overall assessment was that boutique hotels might have quirky style features, but we'd rather have a decent guestroom.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Dubliner72,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

I can certainly agree that our location is very convenient. I am delighted to hear that our beds are comfortable.

However, I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and wished we knew how you truly felt because we have a variety of room’s types to accommodate different preferences.

We value your business and would like the opportunity to better serve you in the future.
When the occasion arises please contact me and I will personally make your reservation.

Once again, I hope that you will allow us the opportunity to provide you with an experience more typical of Kensington Park.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Location is excellent as hub for transportation, shopping and restaurants, as well as, easy walk to attend conference at the Convention Center. The size of this hotel is small enough to have attentive, personalized service; we especially enjoyed concierge Ruben's advise and expertise for restaurants and transportation. Loved quality bedding and bathrobes, with complimentary coffee in the morning, water (with citrus fruit) throughout the day, and sherry in late afternoon. Refrigerator can be added to room upon request, although safe is not in room (at front desk instead). Recommend selecting upper level room on the backside of hotel to minimize street noise and have city light view of Nob Hill. Given that this is an old hotel, there is not central A/C, so be prepared to open windows and hear the cable car bells -- which I thoroughly enjoyed. Overall decor and cleanliness is very good, with acceptable aging in minor ways.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hotel is in an excellent location for exploring San Francisco on foot. That said, the rooms are small and there is no restaurant in the hotel. Valet parking is very expensive and a 20 minute wait to retrieve your car, there are cheaper options nearby. Staff are pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Loved the archecture of this building, both interior and exterior. It looks like its caught in a time warp. The decore dates from the 20's when it was built. It looks as though it hasn't been update for decades but that doesn't matter, it adds to the charm and atmosphere of the property.
Great location, just a few steps from Union Square. No restaurant, is a bit of a nuisance but there is Cafe La Taza 2 doors up the street and they do an OK breakfast, with options that should please everybody. From those who prefer an english or continental breakfast or a horrible fat promoting American one.
The room was clean and had all the facilites required, bar AC. I wouldn't want to stay here in the middle of summer. The temperature of the room ranged from pleasant to too hot, even though the outside temperature reach a maximum of 24 degrees C during our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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janesville
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay on the 12th floor of the Kensington Park Hotel. It was far enough from street noise near Union Square. The hotel is very convenient to shopping, dining and transportation. The hotel staff is very accommodating and friendly. The room was quite comfortable and the bed was soft with a feather bed mattress topper. Loved the feather pillows. The shower has good pressure and never ran out of hot water. Fruit water and sherry is served in the lobby early evening. There is no breakfast offered but coffee and juice is available on the 11th floor. The internet service in the room is very good and there is a computer room on the 5th floor. The concierge's are very helpful. This was a good choice for our recent stay in San Francisco.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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