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2361 Mission Street, Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States of America – Show map
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Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 15 per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Less than a mile from Route 101 and just 2 blocks from the Great American Music Hall, this motel features free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking.
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Centrally located in the SoMa District of San Francisco, this hostel is 1 block from the Moscone Center and Warfield Theater. It features 24-hour front desk service and free Wi-Fi.
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Easily explore San Francisco's charming Cow Hollow neighborhood from this conveniently located hotel, only a short distance from area attractions and offering spacious and comfortable rooms.
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In San Francisco, this motel is a 15-minute walk to Union Square and United Nations Plaza is across the street. Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building Marketplace are just 2 miles away.
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Hotel provides fair comfort and clean for the price you pay, right in the middle of Mission.
Beds were comfortable and nice and warm and fuzzy.
We did not like ANYTHING, very discusting Hotel and location
We paid 25 dollrs for parling just behind the HOTEL, very bad.
Honestly I think it's hard to get a better deal on a hotel in San Francisco, especially in that location. It's definitely not the best part of Mission but it's not the dodgiest area either. If you only need a place to sleep, then it's fine
Quite noisy, no hairdryer (while advertised), poor wifi
Staff were very helpfull Everything was fine - no great shakes but fine
No real entrance as its positioned over the shops but not a lot you can do about that
Nothing i like
Scary location. Dirty
Poor customers service. No bathroom in rooms or ac in rooms.
Staff had a poor attitude.
When I had to leave,
the staff at el capitan can all go to hell. i stayed there off and on for a total of five weeks in two months and was treated like a bum off the street. unwelcome. will never, ever recommend this place again and i have wrote an excellent review prior and it was published. the management staff are horrible and treated me like i wandered in off the street after almost five to six weeks of staying at this hotel. never again. try the twin peaks on market or the potter on mission
Kitchen and laundry.
Its completely filthy, bed bugs, roaches, dirty sheets shared restrooms disgusting, rooms have a dirt smell to them. Yes the price is good but your risking your health. There's prostitutes in the surrounding areas so yes they do come with their clients. They need to disinfect and fumigate the entire building. I'm afraid of a staff infection or other germs or viruses.
Terrific place given the price. Was expecting much worse.
I liked it so much that I'm going to try an see if I can continue to go there and recommend friends and family to also go there
There was nothing I didnt like about it
The hotel's CLEANING/ROOM Service was very cool. The lady and her baby was the highlight of the HOTEL
There was Bed Bugs and there was no mention of getting me my money back. This hotel should be put out of commission, they even gave me a room with a broken heater that the staff excused the damage because it was already known.
i recently broke up with a very abusive partner and left my home my belongings my dog and my life with one suitcase in the middle of the night. i found comfort at el capitan in the heart of the mission. now, ive lived in or around the mission for nearly 20yrs so the "edge" of the neighborhood doesn't phase me a bit. what u well find at el capitan is a little peace and quiet in a clean environment smack dab in the middle of the crazy. you can not stay anywhere else in the neighborhood..or the city for what they are charging and they keep the place in fine order. recommend it highly
Loud talking in halls carries into rooms very easily. Should tell guests (especially families with kids) to keep it down in the hall ways.
The bed was comfy, there was a fridge, TV, many clean towers and tap with soap and body lotion in the room!
The bed covers, a blanket and duvet looked off-putting, although the sheets are clean. I think that there were bed bugs in the bed...
Love the location!
Moving to a room with a private bathroom on the 2nd floor made a world of difference.
I hadn't realized this is the kind of place with permanent tenants. The bedding and towels, especially on the first "shared bathroom" floor, are pretty ratty, and those rooms are "flophouse" level (albeit with small fridges).
Nothing. We we looking for a hotel to stay not a hostel.
Poor Facility Dirty bathrooms Only few bathrooms for over 20 rooms in one floor Not worth the money spent
I love the Mission District and this is perfect. And the price if booked early is nearly the best in all of SFO.
Bathrooms need updating and maintenance. Nightly toilet stuffing by some of the permanent residents. Bedbugs--killed 2 bloody ones and found 6 more on back of headboard. Wifi has very short lease--need to reenter name and password several times a day. This is basically a residence hotel that rents extra rooms to tourists.
wifi, 24 reception, baggage drop, 2 big towels
bed showers , stinking smell at the hotel, some people live at the place its not only hotel. i got scabies from the linen!!
Efficiency hotel in the mission with fairly clean rooms and gross bathrooms. At some point they fixed the rooms up a bit. For San Francisco is good for last minute. Good for the mission area.