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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #77 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 28 August 2008

This boutique hotel was more spacious than your average San Francisco one. It is right at Post and Powell so you are directly off Union Square! The rooms were clean and the staff were both friendly and helpful. The business centre is open 24/7 with free internet access and printers. I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return myself!

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Thank SaraFeld
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Reviewed 26 August 2008

Stayed here for a week with my teenage daughter and everything was perfect. Took BART from the airport and the hotel is a few blocks walk from the station, Cable cars stop nearby as do buses. Great shopping abounds and plenty of restaurants.
Room was decorated with an eclectic mix of old and new, loved the fur throws on the comfortable beds. Staff extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank FlamelilyForever
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Reviewed 25 August 2008

We booked the hotel after reading reviews on trip advisor.

What a fantastic hotel. The staff were excellent, a wealth of knowledge and always willing to give advice.

The rooms, although a little on the small side for a family of four, were very comfortable (the beds were sooooo soft, with lovely crisp white bedding) and the complimentary coffee, sherry and newspapers were all added extras.

We were pleased to find complimentary internet access and games in a room, which pleased the teenagers and coffee and orange were served each morning.

Location could not have been easier. Right on Union square and a short walk from all main rail and bus networks.

We had a fabulous time in San Fran and would return to the same hotel if we ever came back.

Definately worth booking.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Elainedavies
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Reviewed 13 August 2008

We stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel for the last 4 nights of our honeymoon last month. This hotel is in the middle of everything!!! What a fabulous location!! The lobby is grand and vintage-looking, the rooms modern and chic in comparison.
Upon arrivial, they tried to upgrade us...for more money... They actually took us on a tour (when my husband was tempted) and the difference was negligable, so we stuck with our room.
The staff were friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations and directions and transit tips.
The room was clean and newly decorated and spacious for a boutique hotel.
We had a small problem with the valet parking at the end of the stay - but it is a separte operation and they fixed the problem without too much of an ordeal.
Overall a really good quality stay and an excellent location!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank JillTony12
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Reviewed 11 August 2008

We have never before written a review, but this trip was worthy of several:
Most recently we had the opportunity to visit San Francisco for our first time. The Kensington Park Hotel was a great selection. The staff, from desk clerks,cleaning employees, maintenance, and manager are dedicated individuals who are committed toward representing hotel hospitality with excellence.Our stay, was above and beyond our expectations. We arranged our reservations by speaking with a Personality Hotel rep. (800 #) who was extremely pleasant, helpful, and professional. The rep. asked whether the trip was business or pleasure (It was both.) We merely mentioned a personal celebration in passing. Unbeknownst to us, it was conveyed to the Kensington Park personnel and our reservation was a memory that we will never forget. We had hoped for a window/view, but to our surprise, our accommodations went well beyond our expectations.
We would recommed the Kensington Park without hesitation.
Dining Favorites: Firenze, (North Beach)great food, atmosphere and attentive staff
Cafe Greco: (North Beach) Wonderful lunch Panini, pleasant staff
Ferry Building Shop & Dining & Saturday Market
Tour: Wine Country Shuttle Tour ($95) memorable experience our favorite: V. Sattuti Vineyard Wine Tasting, lunch and packaging of wine for shipping!

  • Stayed: July 2008
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Thank NewEnglandCoast
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Reviewed 13 July 2008

We spent two nights in San Francisco to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary before we spent a night at the East Brother Light Station off Point Richmond (that is another great little story).
The staff were friendly, professional and extremely helpful.
We booked a Royal Court room with luxury linens, flat screen TV and amenities such as robes, slippers, deluxe toiletries, etc., and it was everything I expected. Our room (#75) was on the 11th floor with a Nob Hill View and once the workday was over the city was amazingly quiet at night! We knew there was no airconditioning, but the ceiling fan and the open window kept our room comfortable. Staff even offered to put an additional fan in our room if we so desired, but we declined because it was not at all necessary.
We purposely wanted to stay close to the BART station and local buses because we flew in and wanted to get around exclusively on local transportation and our own two feet. This hotel is located just off Union Square and close to everything. We would highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

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Thank SSR
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Reviewed 9 July 2008

I have been going to San Francisco every year for the past 25 years. I ran across Kensington Place on the Internet and thought I would try it.

I have stayed in plenty of premium hotels, but I would rate the Kensington Place as good as the best and a lot better pricing and nicer staff. I don't think that you can beat it. I have found my new place to stay from now on.

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Thank cablecar8
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Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £100 - £330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complimentary Coffee and Tea Service with Italian Biscotti on the 9th and 11th floors. Complimentary WIFI access throughout the entire hotel. Complimentary Business Self-Service Desk in the lobby with computer access and printer. Complimentary Hot Tea and water in the lobby from 730A to 6PM. Complimentary Sherry in the lobby daily 4P to 6P. ... more   less 
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