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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #74 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a hidden gem that takes one back to the "Old Fashioned" service, decor, and quality of days gone by. What a lovely stay we had at Kensington Park. The service was so outstanding and the employees so helpful. I was very impressed with the fresh, fruit infused water provided for all the guests. We were well taken care of here. I recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Francisco!

Room Tip: This is an old building renovated to house several businesses, however, the Hotel boasts of the char...
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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 reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Greetings Jana A.,

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

Best,
Dana Andrews
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We were there for 2 nites & it was awesome. Very, very close to everything, hotel staff were all very nice & accomodating. There is no a/c, which is what we worried abt in July, but it was totally not needed. But July in SanFran vs July in NC, where we come from, is totally different. Beautiful, vintage style room. They have no room svc tho, that's the only drawback. Honestly our room looked just like the room in the professional pics you see. Very good customer svc. Paid almost $800 for a 2 nite stay.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Melissaandfloyd
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear Traveller,

Thank you for staying with us at the Kensington Park Hotel! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and the design of the space. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in planning for your next trip to San Francisco. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best,
Dana Andrews
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I recently stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel for one night. It's right off Union Square and in the middle of some great shopping. The Wi-Fi was free and easy to use. The hotel was clean and they even had nice bathrobes! It's a short walk down to Market Street with easy access to Bart, Muni and the cable cars. I was in room 82 on the 11th floor and it was quiet, clean and spacious.

Room Tip: Room 82 was great on the 11th floor!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Hello Springercrazy,

Thank you for staying with us at Kensington Park Hotel. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed the amenities and ideal location for exploring. We hope to see you again during your future visits to San Francisco!

Warm Regards,
Megan Brandt
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

What a great Boutique hotel in the Heart of the union square. We were in a corner king room in the top floor and had views looking right at Union Square and Nob Hill. The staff was ultra friendly. Our room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. Piano and guitar in the afternoon while Sherry and Tea was served was a great touch. I would certainly stay here again!

Room Tip: Stay on a higher floor. We heard zero street noise.
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1  Thank Cheryl F
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear Traveller,

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Kensington Park Hotel! Thank you for sharing your glowing review for all to read. We hope that you consider staying with us again upon your next journey.

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Dana Andrews
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Great Central location in an old fashioned boutique hotel. Really old world charm and it was the exact opposite to staying at a large corporate chain hotel. Staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for them. The free wifi was great and worked every time without a hitch. Free coffee every morning was good and only a stones throw away from lots of places for breakfast.
Hotelhas a theatre within it which only enhanced the visit

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stuart I
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Personality H, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hello Traveller,

Thank you for the positive review - we so appreciate you taking the time to write and share it! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything went smoothly while on your trip. Do come back and see us!

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Dana Andrews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon to California. I would sum this up as a traditional American City hotel. The location is good (more for shopping at Union square than tourist attractions at fisherman's wharf), decor is dated, service great, not enough lifts/elevators and the rooms are small. We had 2 suitcases and you would have to step over them to go to the bathroom which isn't the best of fun in the pitch black when you're suffering from jet lag!!

Would I stay there again? I'd probably try somewhere else at fisherman wharf end up town. There's more green space at that end of town to go for a morning run, and more bars/restaurants with sea views as opposed to busy roads around Union square. But then again we did choose the Kensington park as it was better value for money than those hotels. Hope that's helpful.

Room Tip: Above 9th floor for views
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2  Thank James M
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear James M,

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

First of all, Congratulations on your wedding. We would like to thank you for choosing us to be a part of this special occasion.

We are sorry to hear you felt our rooms were small; we do have a variety of room’s type. Our rooms range from “275 to 325 sq ft.”

We are delighted to hear that overall, you enjoyed the service, location, and décor.

Once again, thank you for your time. We hope that you will allow us the opportunity to serve you in the future.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed at the Kensington Park hotel for three nights in July 2014. The hotel is totally OK, with good location (only steps away from Union Square). The rooms are a bit on the small side, with one cupboard being actually blocked by the bed. Bathroom, toiletries: OK. No fridge. The free WiFi works perfectly, which is not something I experience often. The valet paring can be a bit tedious, one time we had to wait 45 minutes for our car. (General remark: AVOID driving in San Francisco, parking is a nightmare and for the money the valet parking and the rental car (in our case) cost you can afford LOTS of taxi rides...)

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank clemens62
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear clemens62,

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

You discover one of our biggest selling point of our hotel is that we are convenient to restaurants, stores, and theater.

Our hotel is proud of it's service and quality of it's product. I am pleased that you enjoyed toiletries and wifi.

I want to thank you for the great details of how we can improve our hotel, and in time we will most certainly be taking into consideration with future developments.

I hope that you will accept my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with the valet parking.

I hope that you will allow us another opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Best regards,
Lilia Calvario

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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: £114 - £354 (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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