Found this gem through the recommendations on Trip Advisor. This is not the place for you if you want to do all the "touristy" spots on the waterfront/Union Square, unless you are comfortable with the use of public transportation (ie:busses). The rooms are very small, but so is the price. I had ignored the street noise warnings on Trip Advisor and rented Room 102, which was a bit larger and located right above the front door and specialty pizza parlor. Room 102 had two lovely windows overlooking the fire escape and the street. While the constant traffic noise did not bother me, I found that the constant flow of people and accompaning open/close of the restaraunt door and diner noise was really loud. The restaraunt stopped serving relatively early, but the diners would linger over their bottles of wine. Then, at about 2:30 in the morning, the Recycle Guys came by and collected the bottles and threw them in the back of their pickup truck. ONE AT A TIME, with a loud crash. The Staff of the Metro Motel were WONDERFUL and quickly switched me to and interior room, which, surprisingly, was too quiet.
Make sure to orient yourself on a map before you go. This hotel is very close to the Haight/Ashbury District and Golden Gate State Park. Remember to note that when you are looking at the colorful tourist map, it is not to scale! I am a walker, but I ended up using the Bus system several times when I misjudged the distance.
The whole Staff were wonderful, with suggestions and recommendations. I will DEFINITELY be a repeat customer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a charming family-run boutique hotel that embodies the spirit of San Francisco focusing on human kindness, connection & simple pleasures. Our hotel is geographically in the center of San Francisco, historically known as the Western Addition the neighborhood is now referred to as Nopa (North of the Panhandle) which is near the Haight Ashbury and Castro neighborhoods. We boast 24-comfortable, clean, petite rooms ranging from a full bed, queen bed to rooms with multiple beds, private updated bathrooms and triple pane windows. The Metro Hotel has been featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Come visit us in the world’s most diverse & vibrant city and explore our amazing cultural tapestry. Most importantly our warm, welcoming & considerate staff will make a lasting impression ensuring that your visit to The Metro will become your new home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Metro Hotel San Francisco