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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #79 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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217 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Elegance & Location”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We picked this from a short list provided by the SF operator/air line.
A great choice for location, staff and definitely elegant style.
Unfortunately old style elegance doesn't allow for all modern facilities in the rooms , e.g. fridge, AC etc. Great bed and hot shower tho.
Would stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Traveller,

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and all the antiquated charm that Kensington Park Hotel has to offer. We hope to see you upon your next visit to San Francisco!

Warm Regards,
Dana Andrews
Guest Relations
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights, the hotel is nice, very small rooms,it has charm and character. Bed was comfortable & clean. Great Location, close to BART station, & just off Union Square. I would stay here again, just for the location. Maybe needs to improve room
Service dining, as there is any after 9pm.

Stayed June 2014
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2 Thank DeeDev11
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear DeeDev11,

Thank you for taking the time to post review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to hear that you felt the hotel was nice, charm and character.
You discovered one of our gems and it’s the comfort of our beds and clean rooms.
We are disappointed to hear you felt our rooms were small. We do have a variety of rooms; our rooms range between 275 sq ft. to 325 sq ft.

Overall, we are glad you enjoyed our location is which is unbeatable.

We appreciate your suggesting and we assure you that we most certainly be taking into consideration with future developments.

We take our guests feedback very seriously and thank you for sharing your comments with us so we can best improve the quality of the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Located next to Union Square and steps away from the trolley. The hotel does a great job of creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They have coffee and tea available in the mornings, and sherry available in the afternoons (all complimentary and self-serve). A pianist performs in the lobby every day in the late afternoons. The rooms are nice with comfortable beds. The hotel is part of a theater and there are patrons coming in before the showtime. This wasn’t an inconvenience at all and if we had more time I would have loved to check out the show. We would definitely stay here again. Great value.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank Andrea S
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Traveller,

Thank You for staying with us! We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the amenities and comfortable beds offered at the Kensington Park Hotel. We hope that you think of us next time you vacation to San Francisco.

Best,
Dana Andrews
Guest Relations
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Our family recently stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel for 3 nights. The location of the hotel is excellent being only 1 block from Union Square, shopping and various restaurants. We stayed in a room with 2 double beds, although the room is a little small the accommodations are quite comfortable and very quaint. Quality over quantity. There is no air conditioning in the room, but you don't need it. The room stays cool with the window open and fan going. The hotel staff made you feel very welcomed and offered much appreciated tips for getting around to all the touristy spots. The hotel offers free fruit water and tea during the day and sherry at night. There are several breakfast spots located nearby like Sears and the coffee shop next door. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: If you want peace and quiet ask for a higher room away from post street.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Traveller,

Thank You so much for the positive and thorough review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Kensington Park Hotel. We hope that you consider staying with us upon your next trip to San Francisco!

Best,
Dana Andrews
Guest Relations
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I've stayed here twice, one year apart, each time for about three nights. I love the location, steps from great shopping, movies, public transport, some good restaurants. They do not serve breakfast but there are two wonderful diners around the corner. The rooms are nicely appointed, beds and bedding clean, comfortable and contemporary, bathroom good size, a little ragged around the edges but nice. The front desk staff are very helpful. The concierge, not so much. I wouldn't bother asking him anything, honestly. The Union Square area is very pricey and if you book enough in advance, this hotel is a bargain for the area. As a woman traveling alone, I want to be sure I'm in an area that's safe at night. I've stayed at others in that price range and had to move, the room was so bad. That's how I found the Kensington Park and I was delighted.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Greetings!

We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your second stay with us at the Kensington Park Hotel! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We hope that you see us on your next trip to San Francisco!

Warm Regards,
Dana Andrews
Guest Relations
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have recently stayed in San Francisco for 3 nights in the kensington psrk. Accommodation was really good. Bed very comfortable, bathrooms s bit dated, but charming at the same time.
the hotel is a few yards from union square and the trolley exchange. Would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a one night layover. The hotel is steps away from Union Square and the best shopping, filled with details and old world charm. The staff was very helpful and nice. The room was perfect, bathrooms were a bit old but overall we had a great experience. I would highly recommend the Kensington Park Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank sandrakatanic
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Sandra,

Thank you for staying with us at Kensington Park Hotel. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience and would recommend us to other travelers. We hope to see you again during your future visits to San Francisco. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Warm Regards,
Megan Brandt
Guest Relations
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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