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“awful place to stay”
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Harcourt Hotel
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Harcourt Hotel
Ranked #211 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
west midlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“awful place to stay”
Reviewed 22 September 2007

Just returned from a holiday in san francisco,Unfortunately I happened to stay at this hotel! due to all other hotels I wanted to stay at being full.the location was not too bad for getting around the city.But the hotel itself was awful shabby and looked very uncared for,the best part of it was the reception area after that it was all downhill.Trying to sleep in room was impossible due to traffic noise as hotel was at a crossroads of 2 main roads all night long lorries and motorbikes passing below window. asked to change room but told there was not any avaiable,At reception was told to leave t.v on with sound turned up to drown out noise,But even t.v did not work as there was no aerial.I would advise anyone not to stay here there are much better options about the area for the same rates.The Grant hotel also the Mayflower hotel are so much better to stay at.

Stayed September 2007
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Reviewed 11 May 2006

This is primarily a residence hotel, and should not be used for usual hotel accomodations.
It is a very old building with no new upgraids, not very clean, very shabby. The only amenity is a "dining room" with a microwave for residents to heat their meals. The location, the appearance, the clientele, all give the impression of a run down flop house in the seadiest part of town. Most of all, our confirmed reservation for a room with a private bath was not upheld. They gave us a room with no bathroom, and they could not rectify that. We were left out on the street with no place to go. Their "offer" was to charge us "only" the rate for a room without bath - for the room without bath they gave us.
A terrible experience I never want to relive.

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Reviewed 22 August 2005

The Harcourt is a great hotel for those who plan to stay for a few weeks
or months in downtown San Fran on a budget. I stayed for the entire
summer while I did an internship between my Junior and Senior years of
college.

The four great things about the Harcourt are: the price, the location,
the people, and the food.

The price: Rooms are rented weekly or monthly and include breakfast and
dinner in a communal dining area. You get access to a TV, reading room,
and a deck on the roof. The rates very reasonable (especially for a
shared room.)

The location: It is walking distance to the financial district (about 10
blocks), walking distance to the library (about 5 blocks), and only a
short bus ride away from the Marina, the Mission, or pretty much any
other part of San Fran. It is on the edge of the Tenderloin (the rough
district) but far enough out to avoid trouble.

The people: You get an eclectic mix of students, foreign visitors, and
longer term residents. Since you have meals together you'll end up
getting to know them pretty well.

The food: Surprisingly good in my opinion. Not a heck of a lot of choice
for any given meal, or very much variety for breakfasts between days.
There really wasn't anything that I thought was bad. Several steps above
what my high school cafeteria served. That isn't to say it is world
class. The food is a favorite gripe of the residents, and many enjoy
skipping out on free dinner and eating at one of the surrounding
expensive high class restaurants.

The three bad things about the Harcourt are: sharing a bathroom, sharing
a room, and the decor. For about double the price you can upgrade to a
private room, but I'm not sure that any of the rooms have a private
bath.

While clean, none of the rooms have had any renovation in about 50
years. The paint is thick, the hallways are dark, and the windows are
heavy.

  • Stayed June 2003, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Harcourt Hotel

Property: Harcourt Hotel
Address: 1105 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5718
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #211 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Hotel Class:1 star — Harcourt Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 93
Also Known As:
Harcourt Hotel San Francisco

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