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“One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at”
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Bel Air Hotel
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“One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

I've stayed there during the Game Development Conference when over 25000 people are coming to San Francisco, so if you don't take care of booking the hotel deep in advance, you will end with a $500/night one or some hotel like this one.

It's quite affordable ($65/night), but this is the only advantage. The hotel is located in the heart of Tenderloin with lots of hobo people in the street. The area is extremely smelly and definitely not safe.

The building is old and smelly, definitely needs to get some fresh air. The rooms are old-furnished and smelly, too. Tried to open window to get some fresh air, but decided not to risk as the window looks to the fire exit, and I could easily imagine one of the hobos climbing there.

The furniture items didn't seem to be very clean. For example, the chair was quite dusty as well as the in-room mirror.

Another surprise was bathroom: it had the toilet and the bath only, the shower was only available as a shared one on the floor. The sink was in the room and didn't seem to have been cleaned for ages.

One of the nights during my stay I was waken up by the scratching sound. I believe that could be a mouse.

Next time I would better stay in a calmer and safer place even if it takes some time to get to the downtown from the city.

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Property: Bel Air Hotel
Address: 344 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2605
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
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Ranked #40 of 52 Specialty Lodging in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 70
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