777 Airport BoulevardExcellent 94%
talamaskan Great place located in downtown San Francisco. The staff are all friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be that when we checked out, our flight leaving SF was only in the evening, so we left our luggage in the luggage storage facility that they provided while we went out on our final shopping spree. The weather was awful, so my husband left his somewhat expensive finely crafted cowboy hat in the storage room on top of his suitcase. When it came time to pick up our luggage, our suitcases had been moved (and only staff have access to the area, apart from when you're getting your items out), and my husband's hat had been thrown up onto the top shelf, completely out of eyesight. Not only that, but another person's sleeping bag had been thrown and left on top of it, crushing it and bending it completely out of shape. There was plenty of other spaces to safely store the hat, so they really had no excuse. It ended our stay quite sourly, but I guess if you take away the fact that they don't have any interest in your personal belongings, it was a fabulous place to stay at. And you can't go wrong with the free all-you-can-make-and-eat-pancakes for brekky everyday! :o)
Building #240 Fort MasonAwesome 87%
jane160975 A brilliant location for the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz and the trams. Good value for money. Makes a longer stay in San Francisco possible.
s.lovell Great place! Excellent location, great breakfast (though if you want the bagels, get down before 8.30am, or they all go and you may only get toast) - they also sell organic fruit at breakfast. Good facilities - offer a DVD free every night of the week, friendly staff, friendly travellers - good variety of ages and nationalities. This place is a real gem, with such easy access to San Francisco - I thought it was excellent.
bombert I can certainly recommend this hostel. You walk in and it feels like a hotel, beautiful lobby and lounge area. The rooms are nice, clean and quiet. The staff are really knowledgeable and helpful. The free breakfast is handy though nothing special and it would be nice to have more condiments than just jam, and the breakfast room is a little small for such a big hostel - but these are really small things. The only really big down point for this place is that it is in a distinctly dodgy area with lots of drunks, druggies and panhandlers around. Nevertheless it is quite central and good value overall.
dinah1 We found the Mayflower Hotel charming. It certainly has an old world atmosphere and with that goes old world hospitality. The rooms were quite spacious, well equipped and clean and seem to have been recently painted. The murals on the walls are interesting, adding to the charm. I noticed in some of the hotels we stayed in (including the Mayflower) there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. This is something we expect in Australia. We had extra luggage to pack for going home and the hotel was able to supply us with luggage-weighing scales which was really appreciated. I would definitely stay there again and will recommend the hotel to friends.
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