....basically you just need to know what you're getting into when you book here. Also, the price you pay is going to majorly influence your opinion of the place, since the prices for the same room seem to vary hugely.
We paid $50/night for a double room with a shared bathroom, the first weekend of March. Here's the easy breakdown:
Location: I think its great, if you're scared of 'shady' characters at night you ought to stay out of the Tenderloin/Tendernob, but keep in mind that there are 5 star hotels in this neighborhood as well.
Room: smallish, but very adequate. Big tv, big closet, nice clean little vanity/sink area. The bad part was that the bed was only a double; small for my boyfriend and I (we're tall). The bed was on the hard side but comfortable, and the blankets and pillows were nice. There was only one shower/toilet for the whole floor, which could be a problem if the hotel were full (it wasn't for us).
Staff: Honestly I thought the old man at the front was very sweet, although everyone seems to gripe about him in their reviews....I think these people are harsh. Yes he's slow, but he was very polite and helpful to us. The downside is that twice when we wanted to be let into the hotel I had to wait 5 minutes for someone to buzz us in, that was awfully inconvenient but didn't seem to be the norm at all. The women working there were quiet but sweet.
Price: as stated, at $50 this place is a steal...I saw someone say they paid closer to $150 for our room, and I can see how they felt ripped off.
Other: Theres a great cheap indian restaurant called Chutney down the road, get the Cholly chicken! The parking garage next door was cheap and seemed professional enough, but if you're paranoid maybe you wouldn't think so.
Hope this helps!
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