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“For location great place to stay”
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Beresford Arms
Ranked #79 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Newport, Oregon
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“For location great place to stay”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Loved the views, convenience to cable car's & Union square...It IS a tad rough around the edges BUT I have stayed here 3 times in the last 8 years and its ALWAYS been CLEAN! Thats way more important to me than a few nicks on furniture. Breakfast included? All in all makes staying here a great deal. Wouldn't hesitate a second to stay again and frankly, am hoping to get back soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Excellent Hotel!”

Reviewed 21 September 2012 NEW


We would recommend this hotel for great loaction, clean room and very helpful staff. We had our room upgraded & champagne brought to our room as we were due to be married - thanks again!
The tea, cakes & fruit for breakfast was really nice and the cheese & wine "happy hour" was a lovely touch. Would love to vsit San Francisco again & would definately stay here :).

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We spent our last night in SF here and wish we had stayed here longer! They upgraded our room to one with 2 queens and a kitchen nook for no additional cost. We had wonderful views of the city to the west from the 4 windows of our very sizable room. Although the hotel is old it has great architectural and interior design features which are not available in newer hotels in this price range. The bathroom and kitchenette had nice upgrades including an older but well functioning jacuzzi. We dealt with a number of people at the front desk and all were very helpful, accommodating. Our flight left at 10:30 PM and they allowed us to keep our luggage in a locked room at the hotel and welcomed us to the free happy hour after we had already checked out and were waiting to go to the airport.

Room Tip: The view from the 8th floor was beautiful!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Switzerland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's the second time we stayed at the Beresford Arms for a week while exploring San Francisco.
The hotel is close to union square and next to 2 bus stops.
Rooms are old fashioned, free wifi throughout the hotel (with exception of rooms far away from elevator).
Hotel staff is very helpful and the informal breakfast as well as the happy hour from 4:30 to 6:00pm is a good place to chat with fellow travelers.

Room Tip: stay away from rooms with x11 or x12 - they do not have wifi
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

While visiting San Francisco last month we stayed at the Beresford Arms conveniently located 4 city blocks west of Union Square which seemed to be the center of town.
Our huge room on the 5th floor, which faced a pigeon infested courtyard, was clean and comfortable and had a small kitchenette.
Facing the courtyard eliminated most the street noise but the aforementioned pigeons made up for that with their constant cooing day and night, so we slept with the windows closed and the fan on to drown out the coo-cooing.
There was no air-conditioning at this old hotel and the TV was a relic from the 80's but the old world opulent interior combined with the friendly hospitality in this century old building made our stay a cosy experience. They also had a daily 4 pm 'meet and greet' wine reception in the lobby and a healthy breakfast option of melons galore!
However, our main concern was the parking arrangement. We were told that the valet (valet parking only) would require a 20 minutes wait. No kidding!
When leaving for the airport at 6 am on the last day of our four days stay, it took 39 minutes to retrieve our rental car as the parking garage is located some 5 blocks away and several cars blocking ours had to be moved first.
A warmly recommended downtown hotel, but do get a good rate first.

Room Tip: If on a tight schedule allow a 40 minutes window for the valet to retrieve your car.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Had a fine one night stay, very clean, very friendly staff, well located to the theaters where we were going. But what really set them apart was that I got a notice of parking ticket when the valet apparently left our car in the bus lane -- I notified the hotel, and got a check for the whole amount within a week with no hassles.

Room Tip: we were on the first floor, close to the lobby -- but it was very quiet, so I assume every room woul...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We found the hotel to be clean and as pictured in the posts .The staff was very friendly. Simple breakfast each morning of fruit, pantries and muffin. The coffee was delish! Wine and cheese in the afternoon, but we were usually gone touring around. We had the suite with a small kitchen, but did not use it much as we did not spend a lot of time in the room. Just a few blocks off Union Sq and some good restaurants very close by.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Beresford Arms
Address: 701 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109-6193
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #79 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beresford Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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