This hotel is an excellent value! It’s right by Union Square, near tons of shopping and food options. The hotel is older, but the décor is updated and very nice. The bed is VERY comfortable – made it hard to get up in the morning. There was a large flat screen TV (as you can see in the pics online), and we had no trouble hooking up the DVD player we brought with us. The standard room is pretty small, but I’m sure you can expect that in any downtown location. The only real challenge was figuring out where to store our suitcases that was out of the way. We ended up stacking them in the floor of the closet. I was a little worried about not having A/C (being from TX), but it was rarely warm in the room and opening the window solved that right away. We were on the 6th floor and didn’t have any trouble with noise at night except for a trumpet player in Union Square. He was a talented guy, but one night I had a little trouble getting to sleep around 10:30 or so because of it. Not the hotel’s fault, though. Maybe being on a higher floor would have helped. It’s not a very far walk to the train station/cable car turnaround at Market St.
We arrived pretty early (around 10AM) and they were very accommodating. Our room wasn’t ready yet, so they switched us to a different room so that we could go ahead and check in. We had requested a fridge and apparently they had already put it in the other room that wasn’t clean yet, so the front desk clerk asked for it to be moved. It was in our new room before we even made it up there! One day we wanted to try the sherry available in the afternoon, but we were a few minutes late. They kept it out for us so that we could try it. They also were able to help us with several general recommendations (best place to grab a quick bite late at night, etc). Seems like they have a great staff at this hotel. We really enjoyed staying here!
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Park Hotel
- Kensington Park San Francisco