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“Cool, friendly hotel in a great location”
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Hotel Triton
Ranked #69 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed at the Triton for 2 days as part of a quick SF getaway. Have stayed in multiple hotels in SF in the past and this one is definitely unique. Location is just outside the Chinatown gates and the BigBus makes a stop right in front, very convenient.

Staff is very friendly and accomodating. The lobby coffee and afternoon wine hour is a very nice touch. the lounge area is a wee bit small, but was filled with families socializing.

Our room was clean, quiet, comfortable, and very unique. Wallpaper with writings from "On the Road" adorned the walls and there was a cool chalkboard as well. yes it was small, but totally cozy.

Free wifi was a big plus. the valet parking did give me sticker shock..would have been nice to know prior to booking.

Great restaurant for breakfast located on the corner.

In summary, great hotel with character and very friendly staff. would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Triton415, General Manager at Hotel Triton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hi cubsfan73 ~ You're HIRED! Thanks for the awesome review. I could read it all day. Come back soon.

Till then,
Antonio Flores
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antonio.flores@hoteltriton.com

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My husband and I needed a quick night getaway from family festivities so we at last minute booked here. The staff was wonderful and we walked into our room to strawberries and champagne. The hotel is unique and kitchy in a perfect location. They even have leopard print robes!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Triton415, General Manager at Hotel Triton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hey Shannon S ~ We firmly believe that while the kids are away, the parents should PLAY! So happy that you guys had some fun. Come back and visit us again soon, with or without the kids, we won't tell.

Till then,
Antonio Flores
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

First the good: good location, right by the Chinatown gate. Very nice staff. Clean and quiet. The issue is the physical plant. The rooms are small the place is old and tired. Decor is awful and rugs stained. Kimpton group has and will be our go to hotel chain, but it won't be the Triton again. The Francis Drake is near by and lovely but more expensive.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Triton415, General Manager at Hotel Triton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hello wineo1946 ~ Thanks for sharing you experience with us. I'm sorry to hear that we didn't make the cut. As you mentioned, there are a few other Kimpton hotels in SF. The next time you're in SF please reach out to me, I'd be happy to help you find the right one for you.

Till then,
Antonio Flores
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly located to explore San Francisco. The staff so helpful and they offer you any advice you need. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. This is the first time we travel to the states and it was lovely being welcomed in such a great hotel. We went to California to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The staff ensured that we had a welcome gift of champagne and chocolate for my wife's arrival. Joe at the hotel is fantastic absolutely great at his job and he knows all the best restaurants to eat in San Francisco.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights, we arrived from Maui at 6:00am so could not check in, staff were really friendly said they would contact us as soon as a room was available , we went off to city until afternoon, returned and room was ready, yes not huge room but very quirky and clean, went to wine tasting at 5:00pm which was a social event with plenty of wine and staff and guests mingled. Great location you can walk every where from here in About 20 minutes. Room had good touches not seen elsewhere like power sockets set in table tops, big theme on healthy eating and fitness, recycling bin in room, continental breakfast was enough for us delivered in paper bag so if wished you could just take it out with you. Staff wee super friendly and helpful with recommendation for eating. Would stay at here again in going back to city.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Triton415, General Manager at Hotel Triton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hi paulSouthWales ~ "Quirky and clean", I couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks for the awesome review.

Come back soon,
Antonio Flores
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antonio.flores@hoteltriton.com

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Another great kimpton experience. As it is a 3 star hotel we knew it wasn't going to be as good as the 4 star kimptons we have previously stayed in, bit it didn't disappoint. Got a great upgrade to a suite and had a bottle of bubble and funky duck waiting in the room which I loved! Great location just on the edge of Chinatown and walking distance to little Italy and Union square. Would definitely recommend as a funky hotel but could do with a bit of updating in the rooms

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I am in San Francisco for a conference, the most affordable choice with a good review near Moscone Center was the Triton Hotel by Kimpton.
If you join the hotel’s InTouch program, you’re offered room upgrades, discounts, and $10 towards the mini-bar.
My family did not come with me for this trip, that is a good thing, because the room is the size of a postage stamp. It seems upgraded rooms do not apply to conference rates, fair enough.
The good news is that the room is clean, very clean; the staff is very friendly, and it is conveniently located.
The bad news (the pictures can convey most of the experience): the hotel is old, it is an old building. The floor creaks, the tile grout is dark, the carpets should have been replaced a while back. As for the headboard, well, make up your own mind.
The AC unit is a noisy window type; speaking of windows, it seems all rooms with queen beds look into an internal “courtyard” (please see the pic). As I was getting to the room what struck me was a musty humid (dingy?) smell in the corridor and the room. When I complained, they sent housekeeping to open a window. The room does not smell like a non-smoking room, and there have been occasions when I was forced to get up and open the window because of smoke coming in.
In the morning it gets noisy, specially transformers and other cooling units starting up in the back.
The horizontal blinds do not block all light in the early morning.
All in all, for a short business stay, it is convenient, clean, and more affordable than those around. I would not vacation here with my family.
On a side note, the hotel tells you to eat at the Cafe next door, don’t. It’s overpriced and pretentious, although my server was very friendly.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 342 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#56 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#57 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#58 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: £117 - £380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Triton 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Triton is a creative vision made real. Sprung from the imaginations of San Francisco artists, the Hotel Triton is a colorful and ever-current showcase of the pop culture that keeps this city vibrant. It is a welcoming wonderland that cares for you as if you were the Greek god for which the hotel is named. Across from the Chinatown gates, the Hotel Triton is conveniently located near San Francisco's top destinations and attractions. ... more   less 
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