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“This place just feels wrong...”
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Minna Hotel
Ranked #180 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This place just feels wrong...”
Reviewed 19 October 2007

My finance and I were looking for somewhere to stay that was affordable, and near the show we were planning to see that evening. Well, affordable it was, at just under 60.00 dollars it seemed a bargain as i have on several occasions payed close to and over 180.00 for a nights stay in this city. There are however places, that one can stay that are within the 60 to 80 dollar range, that do not compromise ones feeling of safety, or hygiene standards and we felt this place most certainly did.

We based our decision on whether or not to stay here on price, and photographs of the place that can be seen on the hotel's website. When you walk into the place you will be greeted with a steel cage that you need to be buzzed into in order to get into the door, once inside the building, you will see that the desk person is protected and separated from you by a little plexy glass encased room that reminded me of those i have seen at gas stations. The shared toilet and shower facilities were reminiscent of a prison film, peeling paint, a toilet with literally a piece of corn next to it on the floor, and a giant rubber garbage can next to the toilet, filled with empty 40 ounce bottles and what looked like vomit and coffee grounds. The room smelled of stale smoke and Lysol spray.

Some, but not all, of the staff that we had met were very rude, and impersonal, little eye contact, etc. We were up almost all night listening to people arguing and shouting profanity at one another. This place had a feeling of sadness, the building and all we encountered within just felt abused, both the energy within the building, and its visual presence as well. The place just felt wrong. unsafe. I strongly recommend that you find somewhere else to stay, This place is FAR far less then desirable, even for those of us trying to stay within a budget.

  • Liked — The fact that i was able to walk away and never return.
  • Disliked — Every aspect of it.
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank genau
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2006

Do never, ever go to this place!!!!! I have no word to explain......You better bet that nobody would stay even for free!!! there is a lot of much better places and with low rates as Biltimore Hotel at Taylor st.
The place smells pii, the drug deallers sell everything in the door, and the plece is used to the junks to take drugs.. Not speaking the 15 homeless every step...the place is bizarre!!!! don`t put your feets right there!!! REALLY!!!! And this is a resume...belive me

  • Liked — that i did`t stayed there
  • Disliked — EVERYTHING
  • Tips/Secrets — go to ANY PLACE ELSE
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Minna Hotel

Property: Minna Hotel
Address: 509 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2893
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #180 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Minna Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Pontiac Hotel San Francisco

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