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“Basic rooms at good location”
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SW Hotel
Ranked #124 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Aiguaviva, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Basic rooms at good location”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The rooms are very basic but clean.
Breakfast it's also very basic but included in price.
The best is it's location, it's in a big Avenue of Chinatown plenty of Oriental and Italy restaurants at less than 5 Min walking.
The service was quite servicial, they changed at the moment our fridge that wasn't working but don't allow us to print a simple baseball ticket because printer was only for flight boarding passes.

In resume I think that it's a basic and It will be a very overpriced hotel if it not was in San Francisco, but I think that it's more or less the value you can get for that money in the city.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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163 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I took too long to decide in which district to stay. When I finally decided, my choice was limited and the prices have skyrocketed. Lesson learned - This is San Francisco, the most expensive city in USA, where you have to book early.

The location was perfect. Fisherman Wharf was just too touristy. Downtown was too dull.The many cafes and little restaurants made this place a hive of activities especially at night, a seedy part of town but I felt safe.

The Hotel was extremely well maintained and clean. The bedding and towels were comfortable.In terms of facility, it was pretty basic though. The dining hall and lounge were only opened for breakfast.

Price wise it was not good value for money especially when your only option was the bigger rooms.

The breakfast was very basic, Would I stay here again? perhaps in a smaller less costlier room.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The hotel is in the middle of Chinatown. If you are not used to eat chinese food, you will get in panic because you don' t have enough options near it.
I went with my two daughters, we had 6 big bags, and nobody helped us.
The room was very very small, you don't have space for anything.
And the price...... You pay for a room more than what you pay at Sheraton hotel or Radisson, or big and modern hotels in Fisherman's Wharf.
For turism, i think the best place to sleep is Fisherman's Wharf, you have everything near you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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West Linn, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

From the underground secure parking to the clean rooms, all is well. Very quiet inside room location, clean bathroom, comfortable bed. The only negative would be the somewhat skimpy breakfast of juice, coffee, and bread/rolls with boiled eggs and some fresh fruit the second day.

Room Tip: Choose an inside room, no view but very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Washington DC
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

In the middle of Chinatown and cross the street you start seeing Italian restaurants. Very central. Very reasonable accommodations. Very clean but small rooms. Great and attentive staff. Surprise breakfast included. I had to run for some business meeting, one time had a breakfast. OJ, Coffee, Tea, Boiled eggs, toasted bread, cereals, muffins, croissants. What else one could expect for a very decent breakfast. If you prefer breakfast in Chinese style, just turn left as soon as leave the hotel many authentic Chinese eateries offering hot Chinese (and healthy) choices. IT is about 35 minutes from San Francisco Airport (make sure to anticipate the traffic on weekends). Rooms are comfortable but small. Not much space to hang your clothes. But very clean, decent bathroom and shower, comfortable bed. Windows let you know you are in the middle of China Town. Always easy to catch a taxi if you are on a business.

Room Tip: The hotel has rooms looking outside (street) and inner (some kind of) courtyard. If you prefer quit...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Friendly helpful staff....very clean room and bathroom....basic breakfast but lots of it and quite edible....comfy bed...bath and shower...toiletries every day....no iron...but tv...fridge..hairdryer...a/c...great location near metro....and local restaurants...i would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend to others

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is a great hotel option for an affordable, clean, and convenient place. We had a single bedroom with a queen size bed. The room was on the smaller side, but I never felt like we were looking for space in the room. There was plenty for two of us. The room was cleaned while we were out for the day and the bathroom was replenished with towels. The hotel had free wifi with a good signal and a garage parking. My favorite part was the convenient location. We could walk or bus easily throughout the city, and found ourselves only about a 15 minute stroll from anywhere worth visiting. I wouldn't play the continental breakfast into factor as that was the only thing that was lacking. They provided coffee, fruit, and some small pastries, but we opted to walk a block up into North Beach and find some great cafes for reasonably priced breakfasts. I highly recommend staying here for a long weekend or even a week! It was the perfect spot for weekend spent touring the city.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: SW Hotel
Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4405
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — SW Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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