Hotel Vertigo is an extensively-renovated hotel about 5 blocks from Union Square, with mixed modern-retro theme. I could explain about the orange leather armchairs and so on, but let's just say that if you look at the various websites offering their rooms, you will get a fair idea.
On that subject, their own website appears to offer very good and cheap deals. I didn't have to pre-pay which was useful from a budgeting point of view. The room was a good size, with a soft but comfortable bed and good bathroom with shower/bath combination.
Wireless Internet was complimentary but when you sign up it offers you faster access for an extra fee. For email and web-browsing, the basic service was perfectly good enough. Note: the username and password are on the little cardboard folder they put your key-cards in. The room has a good-sized electronic safe, I guess it would take any size of laptop.
There isn't a restaurant on-site, so if you get some food from one of the great delis in San Francisco, make sure you buy or bring cutlery etc., although they have a corkscrew at reception.
There's a fridge for your use in the room.
Finally, on check-out, check you get an actual credit card receipt. When I left the hotel the staff member (French? Italian?) just gave me a copy of the bill, so I needed to go back to the front desk and ask for one. Probably just an oversight though.
Excellent value, stylish, and the rate was very good (the days I stayed there, most of San Francisco was very expensive, I suppose there must have been a convention or something in town. I'd return, unless I wanted to pay more for something slightly more central.
- 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