x The average starting price for a place to stay in San Francisco is £120 per night.
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)
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.
Building #240 Fort MasonGreat 84%
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.
685 Ellis Street CA 94109Great 84%
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.
777 Airport Boulevard BurlingameGreat 83%
liammurray For 31 bucks a night I got a room with a large bed, fridge, TV and sink. Showers and toilets were shared, as advertised. The bathroom and shower was cleaned every day when I was there, and was always clean, so no complaints there. 31 bucks for your own private room is great value for money! The hotel is in the lower Nob Hill/Tendernob area, which has a decent amount of restaurants, fast food places, bars, etc. So it is possible to go out and eat and drink at places in the blocks surrounding the hotel. If you feel like taking a longer walk, Fishermans Wharf and Nob Hill/Russian Hill are 20-30 minutes walk from the hotel. There's also lots of public transportation nearby, including night busses that stop at the Van Ness and Sutter bus stop 2 blocks from the hotel. To get to the hotel from anywhere in SF, simply take any bus that stops anywhere on Van Ness Avenue, then switch to one of the busses that runs north along Van Ness avenue, and get off at the Sutter station (there's a bus station every couple of hundred feet, so it doesn't matter if you get off early or late, just means you'll have to walk a few blocks extra). This also applies to the night busses that run between 01 and 05. To get to the hotel from the airport, take the BART train to the Civic Center station, walk two blocks to the corner of Van Ness and Market St, and take the 47 or 49 bus to Sutter st. Or you can spend 10 dollars more and get a taxi. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, especially if you're traveling on a budget. It's a nice clean room in a decent area of town for a very cheap price. One thing to keep in mind is the front desk is not occupied 24/7, I think they go home around 5PM. So make sure you hold on tight to your key card when you go out in the evening, cause if you were to lose it you'd be screwed... I give this a 3 in service rating not because I received bad service - the staff were friendly and helpful - but simply because there IS no service at night because nobody's there. I guess that's one of the ways they keep costs down.
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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