Being in the city and close to everything does lend itself to some noise, mostly traffic. At night with the windows closed, it was better, though people do like to use their horns here! This, of course, can't be controlled by the hotel, and the later it got, the quiter it got. Also, the wi-fi was a bit spotty, but we weren't there for the wi-fi!
This hotel is conveniently located to Union Square and Chinatown. We were able to walk everywhere from here. We did trek to Fisherman's Wharf from here, about a 35 minute walk, but it was well worth it. We got to see parts of SF we wouldn't have normally seen. BART is super close, buses are close, food/restaurants are closE. Rooms are clean and quaint, we were on vacation and they met our needs of a place to comfortably crash after exploring the city.