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“Great little hotel, though with room for improvement”

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The Fitzgerald Hotel
Ranked #169 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed May 9, 2012

I´m not sure how much this hotel usually costs, since we were sent here from the Adelaide hostel (they use the rooms at this hotel when their private rooms are full), but for what we paid it was a real bargain. Confortable, nice and very well located.
The room was large and confortable, with a very large window and pretty unique decor (decadent indian colonial was maybe the best way to describe it). There were some truly horrible pieces of furniture in there which made us laugh (e.g., a palm tree shaped lamp with a leopard skin print lamp-shade), but alltogether the room looked very good. One note here is that the windows are not sound proofed and looked on to a busy street, so it wasn´t the quietest hotel room, I´d recommend ear plugs for a restful nights sleep if you´re a light sleeper.
The room was clean enough, though that could be improved, and the bathroom was large and had everything you needed (including hairdrier, shampoo, soap and body lotion, all of which smelled pretty nice). Lobby and breakfast room were also fine.
The one real complaint I would have is that the storage space where you can leave your bags after chek out or before check in is not locked, and the hotel does not take responsibility if anything is lost or stolen. This would actually make me think twice about going there again when I know that i´ll be longer in the city after checking out. As it is, it made me pretty nervous to leave our stuff there since we were gone several hours.
All in all a great little hotel, but with room for improvement.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Fordie84
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is the second time I've stayed at The Fitzgerald and it has proven to be a good value. If you are budget conscious, this is definitely a property to consider. The location is excellent, within a few minutes walk of Union Sq., continental breakfast included, and I found the staff to be helpful and friendly. I have stayed at at least a dozen "budget" properties in the same area over a period of years and this offers the most bang for the buck. If you are looking for a safe, convenient location and no frills accommodations at a competitive cost in a city famous for $$$$ hotels, then The Fitz is a very good choice. The complaints about room size and lift fail to take into consideration that hotels in this same area cost considerably more. If you are looking for pricey amenities go elsewhere. I would compare The Fitz to a European pension-style hotel.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank kilikina1
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Great location, but :

unfriendly staff and very poor service
tiny rooms, no storage, plastic glasses, no shampoo...
horrible basement for the breakfast
not so clean

very very disapointed

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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7  Thank louis r
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Calm and classic style hotel
Breakfast with some breads, tea & coffee, orange juice, fruits
Easy access to union square (3 minutes to walk), Moscone Center 12 minutes to walk
Many restaurants and bars located nearby.
convenient store (walgreen etc.)
free WiFi (does not access in the room 602)

Room Tip: I think Fitzgerald is good to business trip with quick breakfast and easy access to downtown.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank kseonju
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

If U have lotsa luggage or bulky stuff to lug up and down or if U suffer from claustrophobia, beware the ultra small lift. The lift reminds me of the lifts featured in Alfred Hitchcock's black and white thriller movies, v rickety. Our room on the top floor with double beds had an odd musty smell which we did not like. The walls, bed spreads and decor look worn out and decrepit. Opening the windows prov more comfort than the ceiling fan. We did appreciate the microwave though. Breakie is free but simple with bagels, bread, cereals, milk, jam, frutis ... very ordinary. There is Walmart nearby as well as a grocery shop a few doors away. Location wise, it is central. $250 per nite in San Francisco may be considered cheap but not value for the experience. Staff were friendly and helpful if approached. For a hotel, it is one v small building with only a few doz rooms spread over 5-6 floors from recall.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank drtravelbug2
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This is a small hotel located centrally to all of the shopping of San Francisco. Easy access to BART and buses. My wife and I spent 3 days Christmas shopping on the city. The room was small but very clean. It was super quiet at night- great for sleeping. The staff was outstanding. Didn't think much of their breakfast or the coffee; we ate at the Union Square coffee shop each morning. Definitely for the price of $85 per night we will stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a single queen; may want to spend a little more for a larger room. We had a room in the...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank mrterriers2
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Firstly I was supposed to stay at the Dakota, 2 doors along! - I had booked through HostelWorld.com. When I arrived I was informed that I had been moved to the Fitzgerald.

The guy on reception was incredibly laid back - but that wasn't a problem. It helped actually. To be fair I think I came off better, as the building was lovely, it had a slightly 'old fashioned' feel to it and had a great welcoming and warm feel to it. The Dakota looked far less welcoming!

The room wasn't massive, but it had a great large double bed, that dominated the room. It was very comfy as well.

Bathroom [en suite] was lovely and clean with very hot water!

the hotel is located a few blocks up from Union Square, so there aren't any complaints with the location!

I would absolutely stay there again and have already recommended the Fitzgerald!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank Zarafa73
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Additional Information about The Fitzgerald Hotel

Address: 620 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109-8222 (Formerly Fitzgerald Hotel Union Square)
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #169 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $107 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Fitzgerald Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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