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“Musty Smell of Room despite hip looking”
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Hotel Vertigo
Ranked #71 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Okay room for a budget stay between area and money
nice cafes couple blocks away. nothing much around though.

We got a room overlooking neighbor's nice green backyard garden. However, the window can not be opened to let air in, so the room at times smells musty and humid (especially the bathroom). The room itself like other reviewers in tripadvisor had mentioned, only has cosmetic looks, it's not a bad look except you can tell it's using old materials to re-fitting the room.
The server forgot to clean the bathroom hence left no new towels. After we told the front desk, they efficiently changed it though.
Overall, the staffs are nice and it's a young, hip looking hotel. Only if the air is fresher...

Room Tip: Do not stay under 5F if you choose a room that is looking towards the back. The outdoor greenery sta...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

I loved this hotel, it had such a great feel about it and the decor was fabulous! It was located close to everything, and the street itself was full of cute little cafes to get a coffee or bfast.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Natasha F
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

The rooms are of ample size with a clean modern look. Lots of orange so maybe good for those from Holland! Shaun on the front desk was wearing an excellently groomed moustache and was very helpful. Location is within walking distance of most sights given SF is quite spread out - the neighbourhood felt safe and there were ample amenities nearby. Would happily revisit and recommend.

Stayed: April 2012
Thank NinaTom
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

I spent 3 night in this hotel. It is a good hotel, very well located next to Union Square. In a nice area. The rooms not on the streets are very quiet. The people are very helpful. It is simple clean and ideal to visit San Frnacisco

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank elena g
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

I stayed here for 6 nights while I was in SF for business. The location was good (about 5-6 blocks from Union Square), so it was within walking distance for most of my meetings (which were scattered around downtown). The staff were super friendly and I was even able to check-in to my room 3 hours early. They offered secure luggage storage, so I was also able to leave my bags on my last day and do a bit more exploration on my last day. Value was great - I paid less than half the price for other hotels in the downtown area. The building is older, so some things are due for an update (e.g. carpet in the room) but still felt clean. Amenities in the room were great, I had a huge walk in closet, flat screen TV and bar fridge. Most importantly, the bed was super comfy.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great little boutique hotel hidden near Nob Hill and Downtown. Very helpful staff and nice rooms. It was our honeymoon and this little quaint spot was great.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chuck S
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Myself and 2 friends stayed here 5-10 April 2012.

Good points:
-Clean large room
-Maids cleaned and restocked room daily
-Helpful reception staff
-Unusual decor especially in lobby but brings charm to the hotel and is not over the top
-Central location(walk to the bottom of sutter street and you have Union square where you can find Macy's, Niketown, the Uggs store, Tiffanys and more.

Bad points:
-There weren't any as such but the hotel had a small gym and I feel that this would be better used as a bar so that guests can relax and have somewhere to hang out.
-There is no-where to eat within hotel but plenty places to eat are nearby and we also brought back take-away.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 605 on the 6th floor- this was a double room with large flat screen tv and seems t...
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1  Thank Sianclarkuk
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Additional Information about Hotel Vertigo

Address: 940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-6025 (Formerly York Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $135 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Vertigo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vertigo is a 102-room boutique hotel that is renowned for its simplicity and admired for its unique character. Recently renovated, this non-smoking hotel playfully feeds off the Hitchcock's classic movie, "Vertigo." With rich wood furnishings highlighted with cream and orange accents, it is well suited for vacationers, families, and business travellers alike.Situated in the lower Nob Hill pocket of downtown San Francisco, the convenient location provides easy access to many of the city's top attractions and destinations. Just steps away from Cable Cars, Union Square and the major shopping and theater districts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vertigo Hotel San Francisco
York Hotel San Francisco

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