I am recently back from a month of solo-travelling in California.
The Mayflower Hotel was my favourite accommodation that I used during this visit.
As I was using public transport, location was an essential factor when choosing accommodation. Mayflower is a 15-minute (slightly uphill) walk from the Greyhound bus station. It is only a 5-minute walk from the Powell Street cable car.
The hotel staff were very friendly throughout and helped me solve two problems. Firstly, my mobile charger (from the UK) was faulty, but I was quickkly supplied with an American one that had been left behind by another guest. Secondly, I was finding it difficult to upload photos on one of the three available computers. A computer technician was soon called and a solution found! Such help and support made me feel very welccome, so much so that I booked a further night.
The hotel is kept in good condition. Breakfast is basic but better than you will find in other places.
Overall, this hotel is a gem and well worth booking.More