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“Pleasant stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cova Hotel
Ranked #94 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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2 reviews
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“Pleasant stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Cova for a week and we have no complains. The hotel has free shuttle service to Union Square and Fishermans Warft but not the Ferry Building which is central for most of the tours. The breakfast was included and with a decent items like turkey and pork hams different cheeses milk juice coffe excellent waffles cereals and fruits. The hotel is 20 mins from the Ferry Building 15 mins from Union Square and 40 mins from Fishermans Warft. There are a few homeless around but we didn't have any problems walking through the streets at night neither very early in the morning. When we return to San Francisco the Cova will be our stay again. I hope they include the Ferry building in the shuttle service.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Richard G
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

This hotel is perfect for those one that travel alone or with friends.
It has an excellent location. Accommodations are very clean, charm and comfortable.
You can have a breakfast with a wonder landscape view.
The breakfast is a self service stile with a lot of american food.
It is very close to Union Square and you can go there by walking or get a cab in front of the hotel.
The front desk team is very nice, polite and always ready to serve you.
Enjoy your trip!!!!

Room Tip: Excellent location. There are free shuttle to lot of different place into SF.
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Green Features: Recicle. Saving bulbs. Energy star products into the rooms and at lobby.
  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AleG0n
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the Cova and my heart sank. Looked dingy and old. Was met by a rude and unhelpful front desk agent who didn't have any customer service skills whatsoever. However, pleasantly surprised with the rooms. Clean, spacious and looked fresh. Free breakfast was basic but sufficient. Staff were friendly at front desk from here on. Area is very dodgy with many homeless people and we didn't like walking around even during the day. Overall, a pleasant hotel

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank realaucklander
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

I have spent a week in Cova Hotel. It is amazing place with the best staff of the world. I travelled with a friend and all the time they are available to help us also about shopping and places to visit. The breakfast area is very nice and good. The atmosphera is amazing. It is close to everything. Nice rooms - big and the only point to review is the internet access. I strong recommend to people around the world.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 117patriciac
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We stayed 4 nights this summer at the Cova Hotel and we really liked the Cova Hotel. I will start with the ONE negative, its location. Although it is relatively close to all major attractions in San Francisco, you do not want to wander around the hotel too much. Other than that, breakfast is great in the morning. We just loved the restaurant for dinner. The rooms are clean and suited our needs. Overall, I would definitely go back to this hotel. I do not think you can find a better deal.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ericlef
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Willemstad, Curacao
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Very helpful front-desk staff, regular shuttle-bus to Fishermen Wharf and Union Square. It's a 10 minute walk to Union Square.
Room is lot better then what you expect for the price. Vault holds your notebook. Real clean beds and bathroom. Nice modern look.

Don't worry about the homeless people you see at night, they might ask for alms, but never bring problems. We happened to see some of them dancing in the street on a Sunday charity street party.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frans_9
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Niccas
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Additional Information about Cova Hotel

Property: Cova Hotel
Address: 655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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