We stayed at this hotel for one night. My friend and i were headed to a conference and we decided to get there a day early so we wanted central accommodations. This place was good for $59.00. It is about 2-3 blocks from Union square to the east of Union Square. There is a Starbucks two doors down to the left and a Jack in the Box two doors to the right, a theater in front of the hotel and some great Chinese restaurants next door, along wth Colibrí Restaurant also next door, but it seemed a bit to pricey for Mexican food.
The hotel is tiny, but everything works well. We checked in quickly and they were nice. When we got off of the elevator, there was a smell of the Chinese place next door, but our room didn't smell. The bathroom had a faint smell of having been cleaned with a dirty washcloth (that was the best description we could find for the smell), but it was clean. Truthfully, the hotel rooms need a good painting, but we did NOT experience any bugs. I'm big on checking the mattresses for bed bugs, etc, but there were thankfully NO issues.
The only thing that I disliked was the ceiling which needs repair. When I was working on the desk in the corner of the room, a tiny piece of drywall fell on my head. No biggie, but there is water damage.
Overall, if you're going to San Francisco to see the sites and want something cheap in the center of town, this is a great option. My friend and I agreed that we would stay there again if we didn't care about any luxury.
Closest BART/station was on Powell about four blocks away.
By the way, the next night we moved to the MArriott on 4th and Market, and paid a reduced rate (which was truly a bargain for SF accommodations) of $130, so, in comparison, the Union Square is a bargain for the place.
Finally, because this is downtown SF, you WILL see many beggars on the street. Just keep your distance, don't be rude, and they'll leave you alone.
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- Union Square Plaza San Francisco