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Best Western Plus Americania
Ranked #135 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

When we were planning our trip to San Francisco we read ever so many reviews about this and countless other hotels, but eventually we decided to go with the Americania and I'm glad we did. It was handy to find, just off the freeway, and fairly central to getting about. The rooms were great, clean and spacious with plenty of room for 5. The only draw back is the way the room doors are around a courtyard so when a school party left early in the mornings for their activities the sound travelled. The staff were helpful but did try to push tours they obviously got commission on. There are two pcs in reception which can be used for free and from which you can also print. Again the extra charges for tax and tourism can come as a unexpected surprise on the bill as did the overnight car parking charge but at least the car was secure and safe. The area is just on the edge of the less desirable areas but to be truthful in San Francisco those areas with homeless are everywhere. Lovely stay in safe clean environment.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Did not like the location not in a good area to stroll in after dark. The rooms are set up so that all doors face a common area that is very, very noisy and had trouble sleeping and woke up early in the morning due to voices and doors slamming shut.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Hotel does not have air conditioning in rooms, just ceiling fans. Overall cleanliness of the rooms is not very good and they are small and overpriced since it is downtown SF. Also charge $30 for parking. Would not stay here again for business or pelasure.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

There is only one thing to say about this hotel, stay away especially in the hot summer months.

No aircondition, made it impossible to sleep in the heat. Carpets felt almost wet due to humidity in the room.

A lot of noice from the Street at Night.

Pool was hotter than a huttub, so it was not very pleassant.

35 USD for one day parking.

Only positive thing is the location, located close to market Street and shopping, also staff was friendly.

This is not the standard of a hotel its a more a MOTEL.


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Reviewed 25 July 2014

this hotel is very overpriced for what you get. It was clean, but with no air, it was too hot to sleep. It's not in the nicest of neighborhoods and there are a bunch of hidden costs, including parking!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

When booking this Best Western hotel I already adjusted my expectation, but even then it was way short of what I expected. It is very noisy because of the design of the hotel. You can hear people walking on the floor above, thin walls and also the noise from outside is terrible. Children running in the corridor and people talking on the patio in the middle of the night.

There is no airco, but a fan, which is ok if it is not too hot outside. No fridge in the room, but with iron board and safe. Shower in the bath. The decoration of the hotel itself is depressing. Worn out, lack of maintenance and painting very much seventies style (brown everywhere).

The pool on the pictures must be from another hotel. It was terrible. There is also a pool for kids, which was empty and dirty, not a nice view.

Definitely not a four * hotel. I was very disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Overpriced, no breakfast included, noisy and no air conditioning. Close to shopping but 3.5 miles from fisherman's wharf and other attractions. The room was too small and too warm. Kids racing out in the corridor first thing in the morning and adults returning late at night disturbed it sleeping. Glad we were only booked one night

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Brenda N
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Address: 121 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2835
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#32 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £100 - £266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Americania 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western PLUS Americania Hotel is a 143-room boutique hotel with a fun and amusing design of understaed references to classic American pasttimes. With guest rooms, meeting space and the Custom Burger and Lounge located on site, the hotel provides a San Francisco hotel experience well suited for vacationers, families, and business travelers alike and is the ideal setting for small business meetings and social functions.Located in the vibrant South of Market (SoMA) district, the convenient location provides quick access to many of San Francisco's top attractions including Civic Center Plaza, Moscone Convention Center, Union Square, Westfield Shopping Centre and Cable Cars that will take you to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. ... more   less 
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