Free wifi, free parking, refrigerator, microwave and location make this hotel a top choice for me. It is only a couple blocks from Davies Hall (SF philharmonic) and the Opera House. 24-hour fitness gym is a single short bus-ride up Van Ness as is a Whole Foods grocery store. BART is within walking distance from the motel. MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) is a short bus ride up Mission St. The San Francisco Asian Museum is within walking distance. The De Young Museum and other Golden Gate Park offerings are a moderate single bus-ride up McAlister. I only wish that the hotel had a fitness gym on the premises.
When you're in San Francisco, you're not spending much time in the room, so to my mind, if the room is clean and in the right location, that's all you need. This Days Inn is clean and quiet, and if you've got a rental car, there's a well-lit, off-street parking lot. No laundry facilities, but there's an actual laundry across the street on the corner that does dry cleaning and fluff-and-fold. One block away is La Boulange, a terrific place for breakfast or lunch. For the hardcore coffee devotee, Blue Bottle Coffee (which sort of operates out of a garage-like storefront) is in an alley a few blocks away. Serious, serious coffee.
Grove Street, where the hotel is situated, runs parallel to Hayes, the main street through Hayes Valley neighborhood and where all the shops and restaurants are located.
The room was ready when we arrived and staff was helpful. The bed was comfortable and noise from the street and adjoining rooms was minimal; much quieter than imagined and that we have experienced other San Francisco lodgings. The location is great. Easy access to the bus system and within walking distance of civic center attractions as well as Hayes Valley shops and restaurants. Our favorites for breakfast/brunch are La Boulange and Stacks which are both around the corner a block away. Good value for the price we paid for lodging.