We found out about the metro from our daughter in-law's parents. I think we found the best kept secret in San Francisco. We've been to the city countless times, stayed in way more expensive places, and have now found the perfect hotel for us. It's convienent, very friendly, and easy to get to. There are plenty of cafes, shops, gas stations, and restaraunts close by, as well as the famous Haight - Ashbury streets.
The staff is very friendly. The rooms are very basic. Ours was room 101, which is on the street side and is noisy from the sound of the big city. The first night we had a little trouble sleeping especially around 5A.M. when the recycle guy came by and picked up what seemed like an endless amount of cans and bottles. On the advice of other reviewers, the next night we got some foam earplugs, problem solved so I can't tell you if he picked up the bottles the next night. The bed, which was a queen size, was very comfortable. The room also came with two basic chairs, a long thin desk in front of the windows, and a small night stand with a clock that didn't work, so we used our cell phones, again, no real problem. I'm sure that if we went down to the desk and asked for a different clock, we would have gotten one. There's also a medium flat screen on the wall with of course, basic cable. As for the room, once again, it's very basic. The bathroom was clean and the shower was good. There's also a ceiling fan which helped a lot because there is no air conditioning. By the way, theres no elevator so you'll need to carry your own bags. As for parking, it's all on street. If you do bring a car, be aware of the street signs, and remember to move your car when you should. I heard parking tickets were $65 which is almost the cost of another nights stay.
I would definitely stay here again and bring ear plugs with me next time. The price can't be beat, just remember you get what you pay for. If your a person that need no frills, this is the place for you.
- 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