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Which hotel Hotel Mayflower of Baldwin

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Which hotel Hotel Mayflower of Baldwin

We are planning to visit in september and I have decided on these two hotels. The price is around the same, (Mayflower is cheaper). Please don't tell me to read the reviews, because I really do my research before I plan any vacation and I have read and checked out many sites about both hotels. I'm wondering how easy it is to get around from both since we will not have or want a car in SF. We are planning on taking day tours, so I would like to know which would be better to get public transportation.

People keep saying about the hills near Mayflower, which I wonder might be a problem. We can walk a distance but not many blocks all up hill. Any information would be helpful.

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1. Re: Which hotel Hotel Mayflower of Baldwin


It is a bit of a slog up to the Mayflower but you have no problems with the Baldwin.

Even without hills I think the Baldwin is a better location for you.

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2. Re: Which hotel Hotel Mayflower of Baldwin

I prefer the location of the Baldwin in general -- and not just because of the hills.

I've not been in either but have walked past both and I would give the nod to the Baldwin. I'm sure huntlawoffice will be along shortly. I'm sure he's stayed at the Baldwin .. and will be able to give some first hand knowledge.

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3. Re: Which hotel Hotel Mayflower of Baldwin

I think the Baldwin is in a much better location, at the Chinatown gate and a couple of blocks from Union Square from where you have access to all the kinds of public transportation. I have not stayed in either, but, frankly, I like the "looks" of the Baldwin more than the Mayflower, as well. And 'hills' are not an issue in this location.

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4. Re: Which hotel Hotel Mayflower of Baldwin

I've stayed at the Baldwin (more than once) and agree that it's location (in my opinion) is slightly better, but I don't know that I'd go with it solely on location aspects.

I will say that the Mayflower also made the Budget Union Square Hotel list (see the Top Questions).

Personally? I'd consider the Baldwin "safer" (it's kind of the poster child of budget US hotels), but I'd probably go with the Mayflower because I've never stayed there and would like to check it out. Obviously that's a *me* preference for the reason stated.

Bottom Line: I think both are good budget Union Square hotels and wouldn't hesitate to stay at either one. From a location standpoint? Slight edge to the Baldwin, but a rate difference and/or exactly what is going to be seen/done would be factors in deciding between the two.


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