This was a terrific price for a hotel in SF. You're on the fringe of Haight-Ashbury (actually in Lower Haight) and within thirty minutes you can be in Hayes Valley. (Although I discovered the bus system, and it made life much easier -- taxis are not that easy to get....) You are very close to Alamo Square park, where you can see some exemplary Painted Ladies. In fact, there's a lot of terrific Victorian architecture all around the neighborhood.
The room had very high ceilings, which made up for the fact it was a tight space. The bathroom was huge, but there was just a shower. There are no amenities. There is a ceiling fan, but in May you could open the window if it got stuffy. But it was actually too cool at night sometimes, and the blanket wasn't enough. It's clean and safe. There's something old school about the place, summoning up SF noir; the receptionist sits behind a little window. There is no lift so beware carrying heavy luggage up the stairs.
There is a very nice restaurant next door, Ragazza, which serves great pizza, and has a little outdoor seating space.
- 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