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Hotel Beresford
Ranked #136 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Burnaby, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

My mom and I stayed at this hotel for a week and we loved it. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. We arrived 4 hours early for check in and we were able to check in right away. The location was perfect for us. The cable cars was just around the corner, Union Square was just down the street, Fisherman's Wharf was just a hop on the cable cars (about 10 minutes away) and Chinatown was within walking distance. We would definitely stay at this hotel again the next time we come back to San Fran =D.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bacau, Romania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Except the good location, just a few blocks away from Union Square and cable car station, all other services and features were rather poor: difficult communication with a part of the staff, poor internet connection, poor breakfast, noisy room due to some refrigeration unit located in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R0Traveller
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Beresford for 5 nights. Check in was smooth and reception staff very polite and knowledgeable.
Great location for getting around. Just a block and a half away from the cable car to Fishermans Wharf and a further block to Union Square.
Room was clean. We asked for a quiet room and got the top floor. Having read earlier reviews about noisy air con units from the building next door was a little apprehensive, but there was no need as it didn't keep us up. Bed was fine and shower room a little small but ok with plenty of complimentary shampoos, conditioners etc.
Breakfast consisted of a choice of two cereals, fruit juice, croissants, selection of pastries and muffins, fresh apples and grapes (sometimes bananas) and a choice of teas and coffee.
The in house pub...White horse...was handy after a long day out and a good price with 4 beers on tap and plenty of spirits etc. Can get busy in there at weekends.
No wi-fi in the rooms, just in public areas on the ground floor.

Overall we found this hotel very good. A reasonable price for a major city especially with the breakfast included in the price. If we were to visit San Francisco again, we would not hesitate to book here again....highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

The staff were knowledgeable and the location is pretty good. However, for the price we expected more. For starters, the room was freezing cold and there is no air con dial. The heat usually came on after we had left for dinner and the boiler made loud noises. Our window was stuffed with newspaper to try and stop the wind getting through the massive crack. The room was very small and so was the bed. The bathroom taps needed two hands to turn on and off. Breakfast didn't involve any bread or toast or bagels. No wifi in the room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cls31_10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

The hotel is so close to Union square.5 mins walking distance.Room was clean.When you put on No disturb tag on the door drill.House keeping staff left one set of towl in front of my door.Although I didn't use it,I still appreciated what he/she did.Breakfast was included in the room fare.It can be better in the future.No a lot of options.Free wi-fi can be linked in the lobby.But I accessed the Free Wi-fi in my room 208.It took me 10 mins to walk to the metro station.Also 10 mins to China town on foot.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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3 Thank lisaselencer
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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you're looking for a short walk to Union Square this is an excellent hotel. Unfortunately the rooms require a much needed facelift and clean, as does much of the rest of the hotel. Wi-fi access is restricted to the lobby and you'd be better off missing the very mediocre breakfast.

Ok for one or two nights stay, but certainly no longer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chris M
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Nice older hotel but very clean and well kept. Right in the center of the city. Two blocks to the park
Lite breakfast included. Rooms are very small but who cares for price is right and who stays in their room when San Francisco awsits

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maryannrutshaw
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Property: Hotel Beresford
Address: 635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Beresford 2*
Number of rooms: 114
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