I just came back from my second stay at the Metro Hotel and I can't gush enough about how much I love this place. It's in a perfect location and far from the downtown scuzzyness so I feel relatively safe when I'm walking around here. My friend and I arrived into SF really early but were able to store our luggage there and explore the city before checking in. The staff suggested we go to the Grind Cafe nearby for breakfast and it was a great recommendation because our breakfast was excellent. By the time we were done shopping in the afternoon, I decided to give the hotel a call to see if we might be able to check in a little bit early than the 3:00 check-in time and we were so that was awesome. The room we got was 202, the room with two twin beds- kind of small but cozy and there's a good storage area with shelves to put away clothes and etc. We had a nice view of the street from there and I didn't think it was loud but I'm a heavy sleeper so that helps.
I would say the only downside of this room is for people like me who aren't so fond of going up & down stairs with heavy luggage. It's my own fault for having overstuffed luggage. But I have to say that as a safety concern, the hotel needs to put some kind of marker on the stairs to show where the stairs curve inward and the steps get narrowed because the dark carpeting doesn't help and someone can easily trip or fall there. I didn't fall, thank goodness, but I'm sure I could've, especially as there's not much lighting in the staircase too.
Other than that, you really can't beat the price and the location of this hotel. I hope I can still keep staying here for future visits to San Francisco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a charming family-run boutique hotel that embodies the spirit of San Francisco focusing on human kindness, connection & simple pleasures. Our hotel is geographically in the center of San Francisco, historically known as the Western Addition the neighborhood is now referred to as Nopa (North of the Panhandle) which is near the Haight Ashbury and Castro neighborhoods. We boast 24-comfortable, clean, petite rooms ranging from a full bed, queen bed to rooms with multiple beds, private updated bathrooms and triple pane windows. The Metro Hotel has been featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Come visit us in the world’s most diverse & vibrant city and explore our amazing cultural tapestry. Most importantly our warm, welcoming & considerate staff will make a lasting impression ensuring that your visit to The Metro will become your new home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Metro Hotel San Francisco