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Aida Hotel
Ranked #204 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed August 21, 2007

As downscale as it gets in Frisco - don't be fooled by Aida's location oin Market Street, home of Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and the world-famous SF cable car. This is a bum location. Period.

The Aida is right in the heart of 4/5 blocks of homeless people and the associated down side this brings. Filthy streets, urine aromas, bins full of G*d knows what - this is realy disturbing especiallly when you have children in tow (as we did).

The hotel is what it is - a cheap, 1-star place to rest your head. Nothing else. No frills although for 5 of us the room was deceptively spacious, clean enough without being too gross and staff were helpful enough - I think they hate the location as much as anyone and behave accordingly.

The clientele were international and realy genuinely decent folk. Regular chats in the lobby around a breakfast of do-nuts and coffee were really pleasant.

Any web-site that promotes this an okay location in Frisco is mis-leading (as we found out). If you are a student with a budget, it is okay (just); in every other circumstance, do not book a stay at the Aida UNTIL he SF authorities help the homelessness peoplkes of the city with their plight.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2007

FILTHY. STRAIGHT OUT OF THE MOVIE HOSTEL. This is the worst place I've ever seen and been in. The whole building is about to collapse. Extremely old. The room had an unbearable smell. Shady receptionist. Will always find a way to charge you a lot more than what you were promised. Surrounded by homeless people, druggies, prostitutes, and XXX peep shows. The only difference between this area and ghetto downtown LA is that people are fooled and actually come to this hotel. Did not even bother to stay the night.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

The hotel is old, but clean. The receptionist (if you could say so) is behind a bullet proof glass... that tells you something about the neighborhood. When I got out of the hotel two druggies started following me and tried to steal my luggage, finally I had to pay U$ 30!!
The worst area for a tourist.
Besides, I had the worst luck of all. I never got to see the muffins or donuts!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 14, 2007

Beware!!! Expensive and trashy. Rooms sold on a per hour basis and located next to a live sex show establishment. Couldn't sleep all night because of the people out side partying. Room was so dirty had to sleep in clothes; bathroom was covered in weird muddy residue. One good thing is that in the morning they had some delicious doughnuts.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank awrona
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Reviewed November 9, 2006

mislead about this hotel from the start. would not recommend it. it just basically an old building with a few beds thrown in each room no remote controls no irons no kettles no hair dryers. the area the hotel is in speaks for itself very dodgy druggy area with alot of homeless on every corner not a place to b walking around at night time. the maid comes everyday with just one word "towels" if your in the room she wont change the sheets. breakfast consists of a cup of coffee & a mufffin. bathrooms are tiny you wouldnt move in the shower the staff are helpful enough on a good day. place was crawling with bed bugs came home with a bad dose of them. if your looking for 1or2 nights peaceful sleep then go somewhere else people outside shoutin all night and fire engines and police are always on the go!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2006

As I told the cabbie taking me back to the hotel... (Try getting a cab in SF at 3:30 AM on New Years morning, but that's another story.) Where are you going to get a hotel in SF on New Years Eve for $50??

I only live 100 miles away, so I visit the city from time to time. I had passed by the Aida before, so I had stopped to take a look. Very old, (Probably built in the 20's), but very clean. So, since I was going to the city for NY Eve, I decided to stay there.

VERY basic hotel. For an additional $10, you can get a room with bathroom facilities, but I decided to go with the most basic. Both bathroom and shower room were just a few steps down the hall. Both were also very clean.

Room was also very basic, with an old TV with a channel DIAL, an old radio that didn't seem to work, a dresser, sink, and medicine cabinet with plastic cups inside. Towels and soap were also provided.

The bed was a newer bed, and VERY comfortable, and sleeps two. Mine had only one pillow, so I told the clerk, and he immediately got me another pillow. I slept very comfortably. I didn't take advantage of the "continental breakfast." (Coffee and donuts.)

The biggest drawback to the hotel is the location at 7th and Market near the Civic Center, which is not the best of neighborhoods. However, the hotel is only a half block from the nearest bart/muni station which will take you anywhere in the city, bay area, or to either SF or Oakland airports. I was only about 5 blocks from my hotel when trying to catch a cab, but I didn't want to walk 5 blocks down Market street at 3:30 in the morning, ESPECIALLY on New Years morning.

Great hotel for those on a budget who don't want to "Hostel it." Proximity to Mass Transit is great.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed March 21, 2005

Clean sheets, so and so carpet, ----- street. It's as cheap as they come in San Fran. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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17  Thank Ana_Luisa_Ne
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Address: 1087 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
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Ranked #204 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $71 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aida Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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