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Beresford Arms
Ranked #84 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Only a couple of blocks up Post Street from Saks on Union Square, this hotel is everything you need for a very reasonable price. Ask for a renovated room on one of the upper floors, great views from some. Breakfast is fresh fruit, pastries and teas. Wine and cheese with nibbles served every afternoon. (Mostly) friendly and competent service. Loved it.

Room Tip: Room 709 was excellent, with Jacuzzi bath and great view!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Situated on a Post and Jones streets' corner, just three blocks from Union Square, this old hotel with its stately foyer and large 7th floor room with a kitchenette proved perfect for us, for our five day lay over and re-acquaintance with San Francisco. While the decor was dated (it's an old hotel) it was in adequate condition and clean and added to the ambience of the experience--especially the foyer's chandeliers. Our room was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The staff were hospitable and helpful, adding to our feeling that we were in a nice place. Our only criticism was the included unvarying breakfast based around coffee and danishes. However, eating out nearby is easy and reasonably priced. There's no hotel parking. It has steam heating: didn't notice any a/c. Absent a room safe, we utilised a deposit box behind the front desk.

Room Tip: There's no double glazing, so street noise can be heard more in some rooms. Mostly, sirens, but...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Spent 3 nights in this very central location. Excellent access to shops and restaurants. Helpful staff with a delicious breakfast and afternoon cheese and wine between 16.30 and 17.30. Ideal for a short stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The hotel is located in an excellent location, within reach of the city center shopping centers and tourist sites, many restaurants around the hotel and luxury brands. Staff are kind and quality, spacious and comfortable rooms and poor breakfast but good. Antique hotel and very old fashioned but beautiful. Please note that Parking higher.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I absolutely love this place. It doesn't have the glitz or glamor of a Hilton or some fancy dancy resort but it is comfortable, spacious, friendly and is really close to all of the Union Square action. Went for the 49er playoff game and was delighted with the service and room. There is no better value in this location. As for the noise? It's downtown San Francisco for God's sake!!! It's not the rural Smokey's What do you expect? Besides, if you really want less noise, then request an isolated room. No big deal.

Room Tip: Ask for something away from the street noise. And please don't make this request at the last min...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I booked over the internet. My husband and I liked the looks of the lobby and public areas, but the rooms are awful. There is no HVAC, only radiators for heat. The day we checked in the outside temp was about 60 and the temperature inside the room must have been in the 90s! After complaining the bellboy arrived to turn off the radiator. We opened the windows and installed a fan but it was too hot to sleep.THEY WOULD NOT MOVE US TO ANOTHER ROOM! In addition to the heat, the furniture was very shabby, carpet old, and bathroom in bad repair. It was the worst night I have ever spent in a hotel in the US.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed in a two room Suite which was very spacious and clean and suited a family of five. The Hotel is in a good location, just a couple of blocks from Union Square and there are plenty of good eating options nearby. Our main issue with the Hotel was the street noise at night - in over 20 years of travel this is the worst we have ever come across. It's not just the traffic and sirens, but people calling out and yelling most of the night as they walked around the streets. We stayed for six nights and found it was noisy every night of the week, but particularly bad on Saturday night.

It might be OK if you had an internal room or were a very heavy sleeper, but apparently the two room suites are on the corners of the hotel. It's a pity, because the hotel has a lot of other things going for it, good value, nice staff, good location, but we would not return because of the noise.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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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 #84 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range: $168 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beresford Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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