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“Contradictory”
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San Francisco Inn
Ranked #137 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Contradictory”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The place is a bit of a hack, but I feel I should be a bit less critical as the staff was trying really hard to make visitors' stays enjoyable. However, they had little to work in their favour. First, the location is terrible - do not walk around here at night by yourself! The rooms are facing an open space parking lot and I actually wondered how hard it is for someone to climb to your door right from the street. In other words, it does not look like a secure place and, given the neighbourhood, this can be challenging. The doors don't close very well and the windows (which face the same parking lot) don't look to safe either.

The place seems cheap, but it is actually quite expensive for what it offers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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5 Thank aschiuta i
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Tania M, General Manager at San Francisco Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Aschiuta,

We are very sorry about your unpleasant experience. But maybe it was just the circumstances you were in. Our hotel is in the Soma District of San Francisco, which is quite well known for it’s night life, but there aren’t many safety concerns in this neighborhood. People often come here for the convenience our hotel provides by being at a short distance from the great things to be enjoyed in downtown San Francisco. I am sorry, the staff should have reassured you about the how safe our property is: we have security cameras all throughout the property; there is only one entrance in and out, and only guests have access to it; and there is always a night employee on duty to assure that everything is going well. We hope you come back to stay with us, and we will make sure you enjoy your stay this time. Thank you
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is infested with pidgeons, which are very noisy during the evenings.

The breakfest is regular to poor.

Good thing is that the parking slot is for free. You will be also from a walking distance to Market Street, full of stores...

  • Stayed September 2012
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3 Thank GabrielCotrim
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Tania M, General Manager at San Francisco Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Gabriel Cotrim,

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay here in the past. The hotel management team has changed since the time of your stay. And the new management has been making many improvements and renovations at the hotel. I hope you come back to stay with us, and experience the new vibe that we provide. Thank you.
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We stayed for two nights in July after reading Tripadvisor reviews. We booked on the motel website and got a room for $150.00 including taxes.Clean comfortable bed big jetted tub. Safe parking for our motorcycle and trailer as well. Staff was excellent.This was a great find we'll be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Perfect service, clean and tidy rooms. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Very secure place with parking.
It was a bit away from the tourist attractions but a can cost less than $20 dollars to most of the attractions.
I would recommend the vagabond to people on a budget :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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3 Thank IrishBubbles26
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I loved this hotel which is close to everything in San Fran. Lovely friendly staff, simple healthy breakfast, very secure, parking under the rooms, small with fridge and microwave but very quaint and clean. We stayed 4 nights and would recommend to anyone who is on a budget and wants to be close to everything.

Room Tip: Ask to be towards the back if you like it a little quieter, traffic noise at the front.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank JoanneBree
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The rooms where big, clean and the complex is very secure. The staff where amazing and so helpful. Close to everything and you can walk to most attractions in the SF city. For what your paying its definetly value for money! Highly Recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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4 Thank Krystal R
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East Bay, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here a few times over the past year, and have been mostly happy with this property. The staff is pleasant and seem very hard-working and eager to provide the guests with good service, which is head and shoulders above most hotels within the budget category. The rooms are on the smallish side but perfectly adequate for 1-2 people, and I'd be hard-pressed to find much dirt. Unfortunately, the prices have increased consistently such that I have a hard time recommending paying over $100 per night, unless you absolutely need to be in the neighborhood. FYI, the previous review is NOT this hotel, as it's not on the waterfront nor near the airport.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank RNJohn
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Tania M, Manager at San Francisco Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Hi John,

We are glad you choose to stay with us multiple times over the past, and we are coming up with a "loyalty rewards" package for regular customers, this should be implemented very soon so the prices and packages should work to be better for prized guests such as yourself.

We hope you will choose to stay with us again, we look forward to having you over!
Thanks! Have a good day!
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Property: San Francisco Inn
Address: 385 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3831
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — San Francisco Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer cozy & comfortable rooms right in the heart of the city! Stay in the HAPPENING part of San Francisco at very affordable prices!Fisherman's wharf, Golden Gate, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, ect are just few of the names of fun places near our hotel. Are you on a family vacation? Restaurants, museums, parks and every thing your family needs to stay entertained. Are you on a business trip? Need to relax and unwind after a long day? You are at the perfect place! Trendy hangouts are just around the corner! We offer a single queen and double queen rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Inn San Francisco (Civic Center) Hotel San Francisco
Vagabond Hotel San Francisco

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