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“Good value and awesome staff”
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Hayes Valley Inn
Ranked #13 of 71 San Francisco B&B and Inns
marseille
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good value and awesome staff”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The place is a good value, clean, well located.
The only issue was that of the shared bathroom but we were warned beforehand.
The staff was great, very helpful and they even mailed us back the sweater we forgot in the room, which was very kind of them.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

A friendly, quiet and clean hotel. Staff were very helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast along with the free coffee and biscuits available from 4.00pm until 11.00pm. Although bathrooms and WCs were shared, we did have a sink in the room. A bit far out from the waterfront, but near good bus routes, so not a real issue. Plenty of restaurants within a couple of blocks.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Italy
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91 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Pros:
- Very low rates for San Francisco average.
- Nice area with a plenty of restaurants, coffee shops etc. However, it's not very central, you have to get to downtown by car or public transport.
- Helpful and very kind staff.
- Free wi-fi in the room.

Cons:
- Three floors and no elevator.
- Very dated interiors, though very clean.
- Poor breakfast buffet, served in a small room with one big table for all guests. Good choice of cereals and some muffins, that's it. Ham and cheese were barely eatable.
- Shared restrooms. There are two toilets and a bathtub on each floor to be shared with other guests (approximately 10 rooms per floor). Never found queue to use them, but it must be said that we woke up always very early in the morning. The two toilets were always very clean, but I cannot say the same of the bathtub, which was always in despicable conditions, with other people's hair on the tiles.
- The size of the room. Honestly, the tiniest hotel room I have ever seen in my life. Once our luggages were placed on the floor (no other place were to put them), there was no space anymore to walk from the bed to the door or to the window,
- Our window overlooked the roof of a restaurant where a huge ventilator was running noisy. The girl at the reception assured they would have switched it off before midnight. This is happened only the first night, then the ventilator kept running noisy during the following two nights.

Overall, this hotel can be a reasonable choice if you're on a budget, considering the rate averages of San Francisco, but I would definitely suggest to pay a bit more somewhere else to have several comforts that are missing here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Coralville, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Staff was very kind and helpful. Great breakfast. Shared bathrooms were always clean and fresh. It was easy for us to walk to bus and tram stops for transportation to other parts of the city. We enjoyed a concert at Davies Symphony Hall only two blocks away. My son left his Ipod in the room and the staff sent it too us before we even inquired about it! Impressive service!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Colfax, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

My husband, I, son and daughter in law stayed for one Saturday night. We had two rooms on the third floor and were just delighted. The Inn is a charming very European style B&B in the charming Hayes Valley neighborhood. The hotel was immaculate throughout. The rooms, while on the small side, have a sink in the room with the toilets down the hall. My family never had to wait for the use of the facilities either. The reception is very friendly, especially Dennis, a really nice guy. My family would never hesitate to stay there again. I think we've found our "go-to" home away from home in the city!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Erfurt, Germany
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112 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Our stay in Hayes Valley Inn was very nice. The rooms have a special flair and are very clean! Negative to mention is the loud and noisy street. Even with closed windows it is very loud, the windows have no noise protection. And often the wifi kicked me out. The bathroom is very small, but it's ok, as well as the lavatories. The breakfast is very European and delicious, with fruits, different kinds of bread and muffins e.g.. After 4p.m., there are free coffee and tea as well as cookies provided. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. All in all, the price for the room is ok.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed here in March 2013 for three nights.
The room aswell as the Hotel was clean. The common bathroom was also very clean at all times.
In our eyes the room was big enough.
As far as I rember there are no rooms which don't have a window to the street. This can be a problem for people who wake up at the slightest noise due that the traffic starts around 5 a.m.
Be aware that there is no lift.
These are the little cons.
The Location is verry good. Close to the Hotel there are Bars and Restaurant at a descent quality. Two blocks away you catch "the hop-on-hop-bus" aswell as as public transportation.
The breakfast has a large varitey of all kinds of food and the coffee is above average.
Last but not least the staff is outstanding. Always patient, friendly and helpfull.
We got more than we expected. At this price we recommend this Hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hayes Valley Inn
Address: 417 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4415
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Hayes Valley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #13 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hayes Valley Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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