My wife and I stayed here for five nights on a holiday to San Francisco.
The location is excellent - we like to walk as much as possible, and it was in easy strolling distance of Union Sq, the Ferry Building, ChinaTown, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Alcatraz ferry dock (Pier 33). It's also great for public transport, being only a couple of blocks from the Powell BART station (where you can get on a train to the airport or the Oracle arena for an NBA game), and the number 5 bus route which takes you over to Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury. There's a cable car stop right outside too, although you're better to walk down to the end of Powell St to make sure you get on one.
There are other good things too; the staff were very friendly and welcoming, check-in was easy, the free Cookies were delicious, the 'information desk' was always manned and helpful, and the breakfast in the restaurant really good quality.
There were a couple of downsides. As others have said, the decor is a bit old and tired, but perfectly acceptable. The big thing for us was the noise from the street. We stayed on a high floor (11) but had a room facing the road, and the noise was too much to have the window open. It was much better with it closed, but that meant having the fan on all night which was a bit noisy too. Luckily we were there in February so could turn it off, and it wasn't too hot. We are very light sleepers though, and even we managed to sleep fine on the last couple of nights once we had got used to it.
Overall, this hotel is a very good place to staying SF, and I'd happily recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST LOCATION at the BEST PRICE...The Chancellor Hotel on Union Square is a historical, boutique hotel located in the heart of San Francisco where the Cable Car stops at the doorstep. Experience the best service and thoughtful amenities while being surrounded by world class shopping, dining and theaters. From Union Square, ride the Powell Street Cable Car over Nob Hill, past Chinatown and North Beach, to Fisherman's Wharf. ... more less
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