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385 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3831
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#146 of 248 hotels in San Francisco
We offer cozy & comfortable rooms right in the heart of the city! Stay in the HAPPENING part of San Francisco at very affordable prices!Fisherman's wharf, Golden Gate, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, ect are just few of the names of fun places near our hotel. Are you on a family vacation? Restaurants, museums, parks and every thing your family needs to stay entertained. Are you on a business trip? Need to relax and unwind after a long day? You are at the perfect place! Trendy hangouts are just around the corner! We offer a single queen and double queen rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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SashaB2010 wrote a review Nov 2018
Kitchener, Canada34 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed in San Francisco as a stop over on our way to Hawaii so we didn't want anything special, just a clean place to sleep. This place did the trick, clean room, it had a fridge which was nice, and a microwave. The area isn't the best, a little sketchy at night and really not much to do. But if you are just looking for a clean place to sleep, this is perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Nicole M wrote a review Nov 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This gets 2 stars because the staff is nice and the rooms relatively cheap, but this place is a janky motel and I found it very uncomfortable, lacking a few key amenities. Cannot imagine how anyone could give this a 4 star rating? My guess is those folks have never traveled before or have very low self-esteem and don't think they deserve comfort. Pros: - Friendly staff - Clean bedding - Easy proximity to mid-Market, downtown, and the Stud, if you're into that place Cons: - No elevator anon ground floor rooms, although the front desk clerk did help me carry my luggage up the stairs - Beds and pillows are very firm, terrible for side sleepers or anyone who prefers or needs a medium or soft bed. I'm writing this at 4:30am because I can't sleep for fear of hurting my back - Beds don't have proper blankets, just a very thin one between two top sheets and a bizarre faux blanket at the foot of the bed that is just a thin, 18" x 48" runner. I had to ask for another blanket and the desk clerk had to check to see if they had one. - Very thin walls. I thought I was used to noise but you can hear 9th Street as if it were in your room, and the pigeons are an intermittent nuisance. - Room was clean, but the decor is so run down, it doesn't look it. I had to check the tub surface with my handset see if it was clean because it is so worn. - Carpet, not so clean. - Rooms are tiny, which would be fine if comfortable, but exacerbates the discomfort I'm beating myself up for not checking out the reviews first, so that's on me. But my expectations really weren't very high - I just needed a clean, quiet-ish place I could sleep for a couple of nights while in town for work. But the San Francisco Inn cannot provide that.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jani wrote a review Sep 2018
16 contributions5 helpful votes
When we arrived room was cold like 66 F. The heater started to heat at night and second day room was comfortable warm. Rooms are small and you can everything on streets in the room. Although room was just renewed.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Linda M wrote a review Aug 2018
Campbell, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall a good experience. Room was clean, hotel had free parking, and the staff was helpful. Shower and bathroom was very decent, bed was adequate. You come here to sleep and take a shower, not hang around. Rooms had microwave and fridge, if needed. Breakfast options were orange juice, coffee, packaged Danish, yogurt, packaged oatmeal and cereal with milk. Enough to get the day started. Close to the main bus lines and easy access to the major freeways. I recommend getting a room away from the Stud bar since it is quite noisy (not unexpected for a SF weekend) and away from the stairs if possible. I recommend heading over to the food trucks (SOMA StreetEats) at the end of Harrison behind Costco for a good bargain on dinner and drinks. Happy Hour on Friday from 5-7, and a great place to hang out with the locals and watch the games. Price was right and the hotel met my expectations. Heads up, no elevator and the stairs are steep. Don't expect your room to be cleaned up if you stay more than one night, probably limited staff.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Away from the Stud bar, away from the stairs.
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kensmithld wrote a review Jun 2018
Carmel, California61 contributions19 helpful votes
I was hoping for this to be a pretty decent place as it is near work. I was pretty sorely disappointed in the room itself along with a lot of street noise. There were some issues like no hangers in the closet, the glass doors in the shower would not stay closed because the floors are so uneven, And the lack of comfortable pillows or even an extra blanket. I would not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / SoMa
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Inn
Which popular attractions are close to San Francisco Inn?
Nearby attractions include Oasis (0.4 km), Slim's (0.4 km), and DNA Lounge (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at San Francisco Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at San Francisco Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at San Francisco Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at San Francisco Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to San Francisco Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rocco's Cafe, Sightglass Coffee, and SoMa Streat Food Park.
Is San Francisco Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of San Francisco.
Are there any historical sites close to San Francisco Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (6.1 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.9 km), and City Lights Booksellers (2.8 km).