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Music City Hotel
Ranked #124 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

First thing's first: this is a hostel, not hotel.
Office doesn't open til 11 and no check-in til 3, which was very frustrating, as we needed to drop off our things. However, this is understandable. Check-in took forever in a very hot, stuffy office.
They messed up our reservation but upgraded us for free. We stayed in a 6-person room. Bunk beds, nice kitchenette, TV, closet, fridge. Nice bathroom as well, though the shower was messed up and the hot water took forever to figure out.

PS: Don't walk to Pier 39 from here. Don't make the same mistake we made.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ventura, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

First hostel we stayed at as a couple...his idea lol. Staff was friendly however the front desk has terrible working hours. Band practices in basement but we didn't even notice we were too busy exploring the city. Bathroom was clean. Room was clean. No bedbugs. Only a short drive to a handful of popular sights. A true experice of downtown San Fran living. The room was kind of small but we didn't go to San Fran for the hotel, we went for the city. I would stay again. Parking is off street or garage next door for twenty bucks a day.

  • Stayed April 2014
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2 Thank Tj M
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Nantes, France
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I've stayed 6 nights in the HOSTEL, it is not a hotel but a hostel. In our room I had a kitchen -yes yes- really cool sith oven, fridge etc.
bathroom ensuite with tube.
roomates pretty cool, but depends with who you are..
staff really kind and helpful.
in polk street there are places really good to eat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank AmyCaUS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I am very pleased with my stay here. The rooms were nice. And I'm especially grateful with how helpful the staff were. When our bag got lost in the luggage room they did absolutely everything they could to find it, which we later did because of that. We also got a free upgrade as a compensation for that.

  • Stayed June 2014
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2 Thank danneuppsala
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Galway, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

It is cheap, in a very good location. The building is not beautiful nor new, but it does have character - so do the rooms. The fact that it has both hotel rooms and hostel-style rooms makes for a character somewhat in-between. Which makes it perfect for those who can spend a little more than they would for a hostel, but still don't want to pay for a fancy place.
Hotel-style rooms are quite big, and look nice even though the furniture is quite old, and they have their ensuite bathrooms.
The only downside is the rehearsal room for musicians that they have in the basement: it really adds something to the character of the hotel, but you may not want to be listening to kids playing old Led Zeppelin songs downstairs at midnight.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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5 Thank A_Ciri
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

dumpster - toilet funky kind of smell as soon as you enter,it never goes away.
rooms are ok, pretty cheap
loction is good - close to a bus station and all the cable cars
guy at the front desk nervous and unhelpful
at check out time he went into our room and took our stuff out????????????

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank ivana i
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This backpacker hotel was just right for me. Comfortable rooms and each rep at the desk was polite and extremely helpful, the long haired gentleman pointed me in the direction of some nice attractions. It's San Francisco so expect noise. But it's a nice short walk away from many restaurants and attractions. It was my first time in a backpacker type hotel and the fact that I'm a us army vet made much smoother.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Music City Hotel
Address: 1353 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-5611
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Music City Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Music City Hotel/Hostel offers the best combination of service, location, and cleanliness for affordable Hotel and Hostel accommodations in San Francisco. Be energized by the past, present and future of music in the city while at Music City Hotel, a tribute to the robust musical history of the Bay Area, and dedicated towards nurturing its present. This is a one of a kind artistic and cultural experience you don't want to miss. Located in the vibrant Polk Gulch neighborhood, dozens of varied and excellent food, beverage, and entertainment options are within steps of Music City Hotel. Tourist attractions and neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, and the Mission District are all located either within walking distance or a short bus ride away thanks to our convenient and central location. With options ranging from four person and six person dormitories, to private rooms with shared restrooms, all the way to junior suites with a kitchen and bathroom, there is enough variety here to fulfill almost every style of travel and budgetary need. Below you are 15 rehearsal and recording studios, the epicenter for thousands of local musicians focused on the creative process of rehearsal, performance, and education in their craft. Be immersed in our stylishly decorated rooms and halls featuring aluminum laser printed photographs of the most prominent figures in the musical history of the Bay Area, all while staying comfortably connected at the crossroads of the city’s present day music scene along with it’s storied past. Feel free to wander into the lower level to check out this exciting vibe! ... more   less 
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