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Nob Hill Hotel
Ranked #157 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were booked to stay at this hotel last year when we were attending a wedding in San Francisco. We took one look and refused to check in . The lift was broken all the carpets were stained there was no proper wardrobes in the rooms we looked at and the doorman appeared to be inebriated, the staff seemed to be resigned to receiving complaints about the state of the hotel.

We left and booked in somewhere else and have tried in vain to get a refund from this hotel as we felt they had broken their contract with us. We felt as the accommodation did not live up to the description on their website

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

I stayed here because of the proximity to Union Square and the price. It was lower than any other hotel in the area and it looked to be where I wanted to be. I read some pretty unflattering reviews so I was hoping it wasn't that bad because there were some good ones too. I was rather pleased. My room had an OK view of the neighborhood, the room was small but no different then rooms I had stayed in in Europe for twice the price. It was Victorian decor but nicely done and sure the hotel was old but they tried to do some upgrading (at least the room I had). It was nice and quiet at night and I was there for 4 nights. The staff (like in other reviews I read) were very helpful and went out of their way to assist when I needed it. If you have a car, parking is hefty and you have to wait up to 30 minutes to get it, so call ahead. Can't speak to the continental breakfast, never made it.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank LatinDrummer
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Good location, nice staff.

But I have never seen a smaller room. There simply wasn't room for two people, let alone two suitcases. It's hard to describe how cramped the room was; suffice to say, there's about as much floor space as there is space in an SUV trunk. Two people in one room means teamwork - shuffling suitcases on top of each other, both getting out of the bed if someone needs to use the bathroom, since the bed is crammed between two walls and the front door.

Perhaps other rooms are a bit larger, but I just can't imagine staying in this hotel for more than a couple hours.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank maryanny143
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stayed at the Nob Hill Hotel for one night. It has the feel of a small Parisian hotel. The first thing I was greeted with upon my late arrival was wine and cheese they serve in the beautiful lobby every evening.After that I took the 1920s elevator to my room. It was tiny but very stylish, with Art Deco design. If you are into spacious rooms and hotel chain's familiar feeling, this is not the place for you. Yet, if you want a European feel that would add to your overall SF experience, I highly recommend this affordable hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Very well situated and well priced hotel smack in the middle of Nob Hill. Close to restaurants and public transit. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are nice, and a bit over the top with all the Victorian frills. Our room had no view, except for the interior well of the building. But it was comfortable, clean and quiet. I would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BobMor
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

The hotel is little, old and a little quirky. We actually loved the throwback elevator - it was pretty fast and very reliable. The rooms were well done and the staff very helpful and knowledgeable and the location was excellent - close to many restaurants, bars, sites and Union Square. My only complaint was the severely lacking continental breakfast and the lame (cheap wine and cheese - without crackers or fruit) happy hour.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Room 412 had very little/limited space, no chairs available, and one bed light was missing. Kind and helpful attendents in reception. Very good restaurant.

Jette & Madsen
Slangerup
Denmark

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Allan M
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Additional Information about Nob Hill Hotel

Address: 835 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5927
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #157 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $113 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nob Hill Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Nob Hill Hotel was established in 1906 and fully restored to its original grandeur in 1998. Each guest room is beautifully appointed in Victorian antiques and exquisite velvet and satin bedding. The Nob Hill Hotel is ideally located in the serene Nob Hill district of San Francisco. The hotel is minutes from Union Square, Chinatown, and Moscone Center. Cable Car is located two blocks from the hotel's door leading you to Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Crooked Street, and Embarcadero. Experience the warmth and charm of the Nob Hill Hotel and discover your second home. ... more   less 
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