The Metro is a gem if you are looking to stay a bit off the regular tourist beat and are okay with few frills. The room was clean, but very basic and probably not for the overly picky hotel guest. For our needs and for the price we were willing to overlook the spartan bedding and slightly creepy shower. We had a room in the front of the building and as expected from other reviews it was noisy. What we weren't expecting was the lack of curtains over the window, just blinds, - which meant sleeping with a mask or getting a very early and sunny wakeup.
Although most travelers might prefer to stay in the center of things at Union Square or the Wharf, we absolutely loved being in the Lower Haight. There are so many great restaurants, coffee spots, and bars close by that we enjoyed our mornings and nights in. Our MUNI passports were heavily used, but the hotel is located within a block or two of several major lines.
If you are a traveler looking to stay in a vibrant, non-touristy neighborhood that is okay with basic accommodations, look no further than the Metro. This hotel isn't for everyone, but we were happy with our choice and would most likely stay again, even if they don't put up those much needed curtains.
- 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