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“A diamond in the rough”
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Cova Hotel
Ranked #99 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

The area was not very nice but the hotel was great, all the staff were very friendly and helpful, they have their own bus to shuttle you into the city and fishermans wharf, the roof top terrace is lovely.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

I had an engagement party held in San Francisco, so I did a group booking for my guests at the Cova Hotel. I had the pleasure of working with Vivian, who was very accomodating to our plans and our guests. She was very willing to work with our budget for renting the rooftop-- allowing us to move around furniture, give access to the kitchen, allowing us to decorate, bring in outside-catered food, and play music. Vivian even came in on her day off on the day of the event to make sure everything was available for us. It was a nice hotel, the rooms were clean, and the location is close to Union Square (with available free shuttle services). The neighborhood isn't the greatest (which most places in the vicinity aren't), but the price for the type of hotel and proximity to union square made it a steal for our out-of-town guests. The cost also included breakfast or breakfast coupon for the cafe next door. Street parking was available, but valet was too. The staff was great and we were well accommodated for. Overall, my guests and I were very pleased with the hotel and services. I'd definitely return for a part 2 celebration at this hotel!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Radha D
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

The Cova Hotel is OK, but the neighborhood is not that nice. Lots of homeless people and the staff at the hotel advised against going out late at night and also that you have to be careful whenever walking on nearby streets. Hence, think once more if traveling with children/young adults, and be very careful!

The hotel has a bus service to Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf, wihich was really good. The rooms are clean and nice. The breakfast did not meet what is described in the hotel's website. There is a restaurant just outside the Cova Hotel, which is convenient, both for breackfast and dinner.

If you bring a car, there is a garage outside the hotel. Not the cheapest one, but the staff there was nice and nothing happend with our car during the ten day stay of ours.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I recently stayed at the Cova with my 3 daughters. On arrival the friendly, helpful staff were very honest about the homeless issues facing people in the Tenderloin district and that there were several shelters close by offering food & lodgings. Admirable. We were given a map showing us the area to avoid because people would be queuing in the street but it was never an issue. The Cova offer a free shuttle bus to and from Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square throughout the day so we utilised that. Our room was clean, quiet & spacious. A buffet breakfast on the top floor overlooking the city was a great start to the day and Mr Crave, the restaurant at the front of the building, had delicious food at great prices. We would definitely recommend the Cova and would stay there again without hesitation!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank mm4884
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Hotel was very nice, workers were friendly, hotel was clean and prices were fair. Complimentary breakfast was very nice (pancakes, cheese, waffles and bread). $30 for overnight parking was a way too much. Hotel location wasn't perfect, but complementary shuttles to and from Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square were very useful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

My partner and I came to SF for a first time visit. We stayed at the Cova Hotel, which is located pretty much in the heart of the city. We have friends who are avid travelers and when we told them about the location they warned us to be careful, as apparently, the Tenderloin District (where the hotel is located) is one of the worst in the city. Fortunately for us their fears were unfounded, as we had an amazing time and will definitely be back! The Hotel experience was wonderful, our rooms were clean, free breakfast and warm, and friendly staff. A particular fellow named Jason really stood out. Jason gave us tips on the city's hot spots (non-touristy hotspots as well as must see tourists spots off the beaten path), he also gave us a ride to Fisherman's Wharf and advised us on the best and most economical places to eat. We ended up saving money by staying at Cova in lieu of the pricier hotels and yet we still received five star service!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Stayed at the Cova for a long weekend. Lovely hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Large room, well equipped and excellent standard of daily housekeeping. Good breakfast for free especially fruit and other fresh items. But only go if you can cope with the rough neighbourhood and don't complain when you get there.

Small things would make it even better. Mirror in the main room. Mugs not cups. Larger glasses. Fridge. Change the motion sensitive bathroom light switch to stop being plunged into darkness when taking a shower!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cova Hotel

Address: 655 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109-8027
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £88 - £337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cova Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of San Francisco, the COVA Hotel offers a delightful haven for travelers seeking spacious and comfortable lodging in a downtown atmosphere. COVA Hotel offers comfort, value, service and design. Newly renovated and providing the highest level of services at an affordable rate, our goal is to make your stay enjoyable. Room rates include complimentary continental breakfast and transportation to Union Square. ... more   less 
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