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“Good value and functional” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #33 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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Wiltshire
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29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Good value and functional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Metro is not a boutique hotel - it is small and friendly, but plain - somewhere to sleep rather than somewhere to stay. We had one of the smaller rooms, which was perfectly fine, if a little cold (we asked if the heating could be turned up - it couldn't but we were offered a noisy and not very effective space heater).

It's a ten minute walk to Haight Ashbury which leads to Golden Gate Park, and five minutes walk to Alamo Sq for its classic view. There are two bus routes just a couple of minutes from the hotel. One is fifteen minutes from downtown the other runs north towards Presidio. There are some pleasant bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk of the hotel itself.

There is no breakfast. The staff directed us to 'Vinyl' just downhill from the Metro. We tried it once, which was enough.

Room Tip: The web site gives a good description of the rooms. There's not much to see out front, so I'...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Monterey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed here one night, on the second floor, in room 114. Like the title says, it is a no frills room. There is just the basics. You have a bed, a table, a chair, a flat screen tv on the wall, really no other room decorations. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The room looks over the garden/patio. It was very quiet and there was virtually no street noise. There was noise from the restaurant however. The noise from the restaurant actually woke me up on Wednesday morning at 7:00 am. It is okay because I wanted to be up early but could be a problem if one wanted to sleep in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is just fine. I have seen more "homeless" and "panhandlers" in Union Square and Nob Hill. This neighborhood is primarily younger (20s - 30s) I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed at the Metro Hotel in October and will definitely be back! The hotel is very affordable and it was very clean and just right for us. We stayed in in one of the 200 rooms (I forgot the number) but it was facing the back garden patio area at the end of the hallway on the left. It was not noisy at all. Yes, the room is small but it was fine for my husband and I. The staff were friendly, helpful and nice. This is the best bang for your buck in SF. Easy access to buses and the restaurant next door was very busy but also very good. We will be back!

Room Tip: 200 rooms, near the back patio area.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Our three nights spent at this hotel is without any complaints; which suprised us because of some of the reviews we had read such as small showers but we both fit in the shower (at the same time), and the noise wasn't nearly as bad as we had expected; therefore no complaints. The staff is wonderful, very friendly and helpful; they even printed our airline boarding passes for us! When we entered the lobby after being out all day we were greeted as though we were family, such a warm feeling. We were in one of the rooms facing Divisadero Street but we didn't have any problem sleeping; maybe we slept good because the bed was very inviting and comfortable. The room was very clean; the high ceiling and large windows give it a European feel. Public transportation is close by which is very convenient since we had a 3 day Muni pass. We felt very safe in this area even at night walking from the bus stop to our room. Our experience at the Metro Hotel was a very positive one and we will return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We are 2 adults and a 3 year old. We stayed in #107. It is on the north side away from the restaurant and not facing the street, The room has 1 bed smaller than a queen size. The room is small To give my girlfriend and a 3 year old room I slept on the floor. On the window side only 18 inches to spare so I slep at the foot of the bed that has 23 inches of room. The door side had just under 3 feet so that is small one small table by the bed no room for a chair. Bathroom has space but the shower is small if you weighed 350 lb or more could be a problem. They do not give you soap except a squirt bottle at the sink. Still it was clean and not noisy in this room. So if you want a great rate and are not in your room a lot it is perfect. The restaurant is very busy because they do serve great pizza. Close to Haight Asbury and Golden Gate Park . East of town. Yes parking is a hassle. Our dog slept in the car. The street has meters and street cleaning thur, fri, sat and another day from 6 am to 8 am. I parked close 1 nite but 3 blocks away 2nd nite. Parking lot northwest of there by a great little store. Safe location. Staff is friendly.

Room Tip: stay to the north side and off the street
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We only stayed two nights - were there the night the Giants won the World Series. Great fun. Room was large and bright - on the front of the hotel on Divisidero Street - front desk gave us ear plugs and even with the celebrations we slept really well. Great bed. Clean room. Very convenient location. Love Vinyl Cafe just down the block - breakfast and wine bar later in the day. Very friendly staff and even the other guests were nice. And with other reviews I agree with lots of hot water and good wifi and very useful area information from front desk. Great prices as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ackley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed there for several days and we loved it. It was very clean and the maid service was great. It's not for those who want to spend the day in their room but who would want to in SF? Rooms are small and utilitarian but everything worked and we felt safe there. We love the location in this lively neighborhood. It's not as quiet a we might have liked but it never kept us awake. It has a lovely back yard sactuary...nothing fancy but earthy and with a natural feel. I practiced yoga there in the mornings in solitude and I also took a good yoga class one morning at the studio next door. I recommend that studio. All this and a good value as well.

Room Tip: A room toward the rear looking out on the backyard patio is advised.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: The Metro Hotel
Address: 319 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Haight-Ashbury
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#38 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#64 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Metro Hotel is the perfect option from which to explore the city. It's central location near the Haight Ashbury and Castro neighborhoods is perfect. Our no-frills rooms are extremely clean and budget friendly. This is one of the best values you'll find in the city. Choose from 24 unique rooms all with updated bathrooms. Live like a local and access some of the best places in the city. We are also a short walk to Golden Gate Park and all of it's great things to explore. Learn why some call The Metro Hotel "the city's best kept secret." ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Metro Hotel San Francisco

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