I stayed here for Google I/O that was happening at the Moscone center. It's about 7 mins walk away, so was close-enough to pop back at points during the day. The room was a reasonable sized, neatly decorated with a couple of nice touches (like the glow in the dark "good night" message above the bed) (room 114). It's also about 1 minute walk from the Civic Center BART station, which costs $8.25 from the airport.
Some tripadvisor posts note that the area is a "bit dodgy." Yes, there are homeless people around, but certainly no worse than in many European cities (think London, Paris, Brussels). They are mostly harmless and just looking for "a bit of spare change." Just be aware of your surroundings and act appropriately (ie, don't walking down the street flashing your latest macbook pro). I walked back alone from the Tenderloin area crossing Turk and Market street at about 11pm with no bother.
I was staying in the courtyard, right next to the main road. I can see how some people can find this noisy, but a combination of jetlag (coming from London), busy days and earplugs ensured I slept without problems.
The bed was comfy, the shower was hot, there was a keypad safe in the room, and the hotel looked after my bags on the last day.
My only observation was that the WIFI was a little spotty - checking emails - fine, but don't be expecting to watch netflix! The hotel is one of a group of three next to each other, and you can connect any of the 3 wifi networks with the same password. Wasn't really a problem (for me) because I had a US data sim in my mobile, so could just tether my laptop.
I had no real reason to call on the staff other than checking in / out, but they were polite and helpful at those points. No queues, took less than 5 mins.
If you're expecting a modern purpose built hotel with lots of sound insulation, then you'll have to stay somewhere else (and likely pay a lot more), but if you're looking for somewhere clean and warm to stay while you spend time in the city, then this is absolutely fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the vibrant South of Market (SoMA) district of downtown San Francisco, the Good Hotel has 117-rooms and is intended to be the first hotel with a conscience by taking a green approach to design that inspires the "good in us all." Renew, Reuse, Relax!Guest rooms feature sustainable products and materials such as 100% reclaimed wood bed frames, bed linens and light fixtures made from recycled water bottles, and our "sink positive" installations; all designed to be environmentally friendly.The convenient location provides quick access to many of San Francisco's top attractions and destinations including Civic Center Plaza, Moscone Convention Center, Union Square, Westfield Shopping Centre, the Theater District, and Cable Cars that will take you to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Good Hotel San Francisco