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da Vinci Villa
Ranked #88 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Better than some of these reviews lead you to believe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed for two nights and enjoyed both nights there. My room was facing the street and there was some construction going on but that did not bother me one bit.. This hotel is in a great location and walking distance to Fishermans Warf. There is plenty to do near this hotel. The room was really nice in my opinion...beds were comfy and the room was clean. I'm not sure why this hotel got some bad reviews but it surely didn't deserve it (unless they had a personal issue with staff or booking). The continental breakfast was decent (I like Belgium waffles) as that was the only hot food. There is a gym, pool, mini business center and sauna (that i didn't use because I was busy exploring San Fran). You have to pay for parking $25 plus tax per day. There was a mini radio in the room with an aux cord which i used to play my music on in the morning to get dressed for the day... Overall I enjoyed my stay and would recommend to a friend and would return.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Dear Marie R.,

Thank you for your descriptive and thoughtful feedback. It’s always great to hear what guests think about their experiences while here and it also helps us to improve upon the service we provide. I hope future travel plans bring you back to our hotel.

Please contact me at mkobak@davincivilla.com when you need an accommodation at the da Vinci Villa Hotel.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Da Vinci as part of a travel package. It was referred to as a 'boutique hotel'. Harruuuumph. It appears to be a poorly remodeled apartment complex from the 50s or 60s. The rooms are small. The lighting is miserable. The 'free wifi' is a bad joke. In 4 days, I've managed to log on one time. The shower is pitiful. The noise from the street has awakened me every night even though we're on the fourth floor. Oh, and there's noise in the hallway most nights. Will not be returning.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
We’d like to thank you for your comments on your recent visit to the da Vinci Villa Hotel, San Francisco. We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously. I just want to inform you that we are in the middle of remodeling our hotel and upgrading our Wi-Fi. Thank you again for staying with us and we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Please give me a call at 415 529 2612 to apologize in person.
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The hotel is located near many shops and restaurants which is important to us. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was a good size and the beds were comfortable. The room was pretty clean. I would definitely return as long as the rates are reasonable.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ginabrr
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and the service of our staff. We hope to see you again soon for your next visit to the da Vinci Villa Hotel, San Francisco!
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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

As many of the reviews have said ... it was a nice and clean hotel that has been updated nicely and the included breakfast while not impressive, it was definitely appreciated. The hotel manager that checked us in at 10pm at night was seen walking the hotel inside and out making sure everything was good the following morning ... at night there was also a security guard roaming around, but was probably not necessary.

The hotel, although very close to Fisherman's Wharf and busy bus stops, it was on Van Ness which is a very busy street and even on the 4th floor around the side the street noise was ridiculous ... and not that anything can be done about it, but the fog horns the first night were also very loud and hard to sleep through.

If you can request a room up top and far in the back you may get a better night sleep.

Room Tip: away from Van Ness ...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the street noise. Your comfort is our utmost priority, and we are sorry to have disappointed you in this way. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again. Please do not hesitate to call me at 415 529 2612 or e mail me at mkobak@davincivilla.com if you have any questions. Thank you again.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stayed here after booking on Expedia for 2 days in early November. Bed was very comfortable after a long flight and always my main priority. Convenient to Fort Mason Park, lovely for walking and the views. On a bus line that can get to you downtown. One block from a lot of restaurants on Polk street. Staff was considerate and helpful. Got us into our room early and were always available to help us. True the exterior is deceiving. Actually a refurbished motel behind the lobby. Not a four star but good quality for the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for posting your feedback regarding your recent stay. It was nice to hear you enjoyed your accommodations and our bed. . Thank you again and we hope to see you soon for your next stay in da Vinci Villa Hotel, San Francisco!
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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Getting There: For cheap/easy transport, check out San Francisco City Shuttle. It was only $22 each way for both of us ($11 each). It’s a shuttle so you will have to drop people off/pick people up, etc., but for that price it’s worth it.

Location: Great. An easy walk to Fisherman’s Wharf. You can also walk to restaurants and bars on Polk, to North Beach, Lombard, etc. Just keep in mind that some of these routes involve steep hills! Several buses run along Van Ness and there’s a bus stop about two minutes away.

Room: Decent room, but no frills. Good hot shower. My only real complaint was there was only a mirror in the bathroom – nothing in the room itself – so I couldn’t do my hair and makeup while my husband showered. Oh and it is really loud at night/in the morning when you’re trying to sleep with cars whizzing by, the foghorn blaring, etc. Also, they have a strange light system. You can only turn on the lights by first turning on the fan.

Breakfast: Good. Bagels, bread, pastries, cereal, fruit, coffee, tea. Enough to get you going in the morning. Great staff.

Getting Around: We used the Muni bus system a lot. It’s $2 per ride (make sure you bring lots of dollar bills because they don’t give change). You get a transfer when you board that’s good for anywhere from 1.5-3 hours in any direction. It also includes the historic streetcars. They have day passes as well but they seemed pricey and not worth it. Better to just pay as you go.

In summary, this is a decent hotel for the price. If you're looking for luxury, look elsewhere. If you just need a clean place to sleep at night in a great location, this hotel is for you.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thanks you for sharing you feedback from your stay. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and service. However, we are saddened to hear your comments about our room design.Therefore, I would love to inform you that we are upgrading our rooms by adding an extra mirror.We hope you will stay with us in the future again. We love repeat guests. Thank you again.
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Werribee, Australia
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100 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Sadly this was out first hotel in San Francisco and it was not a pleasant experience. The hotel was dinghy, hot with no Air-con, dirty and the rooms were not very secure. The breakfast was terrible as was the service. The only day I saw a staff member at the hotel was on day 5 when we left. The lift took forever to travel 4 floors and broke down on a regular basis. The bathroom was tiny and there was absolutely NO room for toiletries. Because of the America's Cup being on at the time, the hotel charged top dollar and we were bitterly disappointed. We could have stayed at a 5 star hotel in Australia for less.

Room Tip: Bypass this hotel altogether. Much better hotels on offer in San Fran for a fraction of the price.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kathryn T
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Yasar C, Manager at da Vinci Villa, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Dear Kathryn T.,

Thanks you for sharing your experience from your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear about your inconveniences and like to sincerely apologize for not meeting your service expectations. I would like to let you know that we did some improvement with the da Vinci Villa Hotel and our employees had some customer service training. We hope you still would consider returning to our hotel to see how we improved. We would love to have you back as our guests.

Please get in touch with me via e-mail mkobak@davincivilla.com or call me 415 529 2612 should you wish to stay with us. Thank you again.
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Additional Information about da Vinci Villa

Property: da Vinci Villa
Address: 2550 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Russian Hill
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#69 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#76 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — da Vinci Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find yourself in the center of San Francisco's most sought-after destinations at da Vinci Villa, an upscale San Francisco boutique hotel newly opened in Summer 2011. Ideally located between the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, da Vinci Villa is just a short walk to the area's most exquisite San Francisco dining, shopping and Fisherman's Wharf entertainment. We're also just around the corner from Russian Hill, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park, the ferry to Alcatraz Island, Pier 39 and the University of San Francisco. Whether you're in town for a weekend getaway, business meeting, family vacation or group trip, you'll love the luxuriously spacious San Francisco boutique hotel accommodations and competitive rates at our boutique hotel in San Francisco. We are a Non-Smoking and Non-Pet hotel ... more   less 
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