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“Good Price and Safe” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Beresford
Ranked #136 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Fairfax County, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Price and Safe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

This place is a cheap, safe place to stay downtown. The location is why I picked it. It is within walking distance to Chinatown and the trolley car station. There is no AC but opening the windows cooled the room down. We were in the back of the hotel so the noise was not bad. The room itself was simple and small but clean and comfortable. There wasn't much of a breakfast but it got the job done. Overall if you are looking for a above average, inexpensive place downtown this is a good pick.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was small but cute. The location was great! It was a close walk to many bars and restaurants as well as shopping. It was a $10 cab ride back from the Warf after our walk there.

The walls were pretty thin so we were lucky our neighbors were not loud -- but I could hear the shower run and a nose being blown.

There is no air conditioning but the breeze was nice coming in the window. It was, however, loud being in the middle of the city.

We stayed for 2 nights. We really don't have any complaints. The only negative is that it took 1/2 hour to get our car back from valet which we didn't plan for as we headed to the airport.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Michelle N
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Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

When we arrived my boyfriend wrote me a note saying "what is this hell hole"
We were taken up stairs to our room and after travelling around the US for over 5 weeks it wasn't our favourite hotel to say the least, however it was a "hell hole" it's just dated and small.
The staff were helpful especially the evening front reception who helped us check out a day early after we decided to head to wine country earlier. (Purely because after 5 weeks I needed to get out of CBD's).
Breakfast is super simple almost not worth it, I myself did not attend the bar but my other half did and he was happy. Location was pretty good and we walked almost everywhere.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Kira C
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Lowestoft
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Beresford for 3 nights from the 22nd July to the 25th July 2014.

I initially booked the hotel as it was the cheapest and closest to Union Square, and which had some good reviews on here.

The hotel is in an excellent position and close to lots of bars, restaurants, and shopping stores. Its also very close to the train station in Powell Street, and is where got the train to and from SFO internnational airport.

We stayed in room 504 which was a fairly good size and could just about accomodate the two of us. The bathroom was very small and dated, but functioned ok.

There was no air-conditioning in the room which meant we had to open the windows to let some air in every night, which meant we was kept awake each night with the noise of the pub below, which is ajoined to the hotel.

There was also a terrible noise in the room each time one of the neighbouring rooms used their water (shower, sink bath) and it sounded like a plane was taking off in our room as the noise from the water pipes was so loud, and it was certainly a shock to hear this at 05:00am after our first night here.

The free continental breakfast is pretty poor, but it is ok if you just want a coffee and a juice.

The hotel is old and dated which initially appealled to us, but after 3 nights of terrible sleep and early wake ups from the neigbours water pipes, I was ready to go home!

Apart from the noisey rooms and lack of air-conditioning, the hotel is ok and you get what you pay for (I paid around 100 GBP a night).

Unfortuately, I would not recommend this hotel (unless you are on a budget) and I would pay a bit more just to get a decent sleep somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Northseatiger1979
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Tempe Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I have been staying at the Hotel Beresford since the late 1970s. The rooms are often small and it is a budget hotel, but one with lots of charm that is clean and in the best location in downtown SF. The breakfast is minimal but free and gets you by till lunch. The staff is nice and helpful. Don't expect luxury here but it has character and is a great value. But if you want a nice traditional hotel with room service, expect to pay an extra $100 per night and have rooms with much less character and tradition. The mini bar and laundry service in this hotel are the best bargains I have ever seen.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank NancyCarol516
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Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We spent 2 + 2 nights here and were perfectly happy in the busiest, most central district of SF. The rooms are comfortable, if a little camped. Great bed, fine bathroom, noiseless rooms facing the courtyard. The staff are friendly and helpful, the breakfast kind of sucks but has decent coffee and fresh croissants at The White Horse bar (which is attached to the hotel). This bar can be fun for Happy Hour after 5 pm for those craving free hot dogs and popcorn. But most of all, I would recommend this hotel for its location and "walkability" to just about anywhere in the city. A thrifty "find" for all travellers.

Room Tip: We had rooms on the 6th and 7th floor. Both were surprisingly quiet considering the central location...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank HH_MrsBob
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Silverton, Oregon
Level Contributor
54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is a really nice hotel right downtown. It is only a block away from Union Square and within easy walking distance to ChinaTown and all the shops.

It is NOT a luxury place BUT it is clean and and the staff are great. Breakfast is free and basic but there are numerous restaurants close by for all your meals.

You must also have a drink next door in the pub (access thro the lobby).

Room Tip: Try to get on the higher floors at the rear- less traffic noise
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Ireneandroger
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Additional Information about Hotel Beresford

Property: Hotel Beresford
Address: 635 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Beresford 2*
Number of rooms: 114
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