We recently stayed at the Edwardian for a San Francisco vacation and enjoyed our stay but it wasn't without its problems.
First thing you should know is that the hotel is located in the Tenderloin district which is currently attempting to become gentrified, but at the moment is EXTREMELY shady!! San Francisco in general is home to lots of homelessness and drug addicts but most of them seem to flock to this particular neighborhood. We arrived at night and were taken aback at the amount of crazies running around. Thankfully during the day it gets much better once the commuters come out.
We stayed for three nights and for our entire stay, the staff was extremely helpful and kind. The hotel is European style so you can expect the rooms to be very tiny. The building is very old from its manually closing elevator door to its old school gas heaters but they've done a really nice job of restoring and modernizing it while still maintaining its classic feel.
The bed was comfy and the modern artistic room was cute, but the room was not without its issues. There's no AC in the room, which honestly you don't need cause the nights are very cool, but if you open the windows you'll be bombarded by the sounds of traffic, garbage trucks and busses directly out front all night! Our sink drain stopper was broken along with the shower door and drain and the most unfortunate part was that it took 10 minutes for the hot water to come up.
Overall our stay was alright but there needs to be lots of improvements to make the stay a more enjoyable one for the future. They certainly can't help the shadiness of the neighborhood, but hopefully it'll be better in a few years. And since the building is so old, you can expect dated plumbing and structure. European style is certainly the best way to describe this place because I likened it to staying in a hostel.
It's definitely great for the price, just be warned of the neighborhood. We're from NYC so we're used to lots of homelessness, but this neighborhood was a bit much.
Overall we love San Francisco and did love the potential of staying here, but it'd be great to see it improve in the future.
Pro's: Friendly staff, convenient location, easy access to public transit (bus stops literally out front), modernized classic feel
Con's: Shady neighborhood at night, old plumbing and structure, really noisy!
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