Booked after looking over tripadvisor and we wanted a close location to Coit tower. My wife and I were doing an overnight getaway trip to view places the kids wouldn't care to go. Hotel is perfectly located between the pier 39 area and North Beach, both within walking distance. Also the bus stops right in front for going south to North Beach/ Business district. Across the street you can pick up the bus to go to the palace of fine arts for awesome pics. Bus fare is $2 pp for unlimited riding for 90 mins. The 30 and 30x lines go in a loop on Columbus back to near the palace.busses arrive around every 5-15 mins. I reserved a room on the third floor to get a view of Coit tower. Paid 148 total for the night, an incredible deal from what I've researched in the surrounding area. We stayed in room 303 just across from the elevator. We slept fine that night with only light traffic on Columbus ave below us. If your a light sleeper request a room facing the alleyway out back. Room was furnished with a king size bed that was compfy. Never turned on the tv but it looked to be about a 40 in flatscreen. They have free wifi that worked fine. Staff was courteous and we arrived at 0930am they let us park there and said our room would be ready before 3. We walked to the tower, washington park,and had a bite, returning around 1 and it was ready. From our patio the 180 degree view was from north above the pier area, across the top of the lighthouse at Alcatraz, full view of Coit tower, and south down the street to the north beach area. We had to lean out to see the transamerica pyramid. A solid view. The only way it could be better would be to be up a story or two but this is a three story building. If your somewhat fit you can easily walk to all the sights nearby, or take the bus on the cheap. Other places I looked at were starting at $200 and that didn't include parking which could reach 40-50$ a day! This place was free!! I dare you to find a better deal. The room was clean enough though the bathtub could have used a good bleaching. It's not the W or one of the high class hotels near the business district but if you want a good deal on a room for a couple visiting north beach or a family visiting the pier, this place will save you big money for very very little downside. Or go ahead and throw your money away and stay closer at the pier it's up to you. When we come back with the kids we are definitely staying here!
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