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509 Minna Street, South of Market (SOMA), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America – Show map
Just like the city its self our staff is made up of a range of different people. At the Pontiac Hotel we have a different story to tell. The owner Magna started his career as a Fisherman in Norway and made his way to America were he now takes pride in giving his patrons a comfortable and happy stay in San Francisco. We all speak English and work hard to be good communicators despite language barriers though we do have three employees who speak Spanish, one who can speak some German, amongst other languages.
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No parking available.
Vending Machine (drinks), 24-Hour Front Desk
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Norwegian, Spanish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
Extra beds are not available.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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April 27, 2015
Free, yet very dull, breakfast
Interesting neighborhood with a lot of nice locals during the day. Even though I never had any problem you should be catious later at night Close to the BART, a few very nice restaurants in the area Most of the staff was very friendly Showers and bathroom could get pretty nasty but thats mostly because some cant and wont clean up after themselves, not all of the responsibility is on the staff if you share bathrooms.
April 22, 2015
- There are a hidden condition. - I paid a penalty (one night) for no reason - Little bad shared bathroom - Poor breakfast
- Location - Free Wi-Fi
April 19, 2015
The staff were variable--some were nice and helpful, but some seemed like the were just crackheads off the street. And there are crackheads on the street all over. But there are also good areas nearby. Overall this place is not somewhere you want to hang out at or bring kids to, but it does the job.
You get what you pay for--somewhere to sleep. And not much else.
April 19, 2015
The neighbourhood is a little rough but nothing you have to worry about. And some strange people live in this hotel, sometimes you can hear a weird laughing.
You wont get a 5star hotel that should be clear for this price. It is basic but for the price it is perfect. Cheapest hotel online. Everything was alright and pretty clean.
April 18, 2015
They broke my boyfriends car window the first night there
April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015
The shower is horrible, low ceilings with cracking plaster pieces. Don't expect any nice views from the window. The furniture is shabby and worn out.
Location is great: close to Market st. and the center part of the city. Friendly staff and a good breakfast: tea/coffee, cereal with milk, fruits, brand & jam.
April 14, 2015
They twice blocked the cost on my bank account. I'm not happy for that.
April 12, 2015
easy, central, comfort, friendly
April 7, 2015
April 2, 2015
Sharing bathrooms were mouldy and dirty, the TV was not cable as described.
Good breakfast and wifi.
March 31, 2015
There wasn't really any bad experience besides the walk down 6th like the other people on comments the walk down 6th is pretty its ghetto and there are alot of homeless and addicts so if your not really used to seeing that I recommend going down 7th you wont really see any of that
The rooms were clean and the staff was really helpful and courteous the breakfast was also pretty good I highly recomend this place if your in the range for budget the price is good for how close you are to the shopping district and breakfast is included
March 26, 2015
The location of the place could make one claustrophobic. Also the cleintele (average) could draw undesirable elements.
March 26, 2015
Is this hotel also some kind of rehab centre? A woman in the elevator asked me if I was one of the doctors and she was wearing a medical wrist band. I felt very uncomfortable at this hotel and ended up staying at a friend's hotel. I felt that this place was not open about what it was - i.e. its not just a hotel.
24 hour checkin. Fine if you're on a budget but want a private room and only want the hotel for a bed not a place to hang out.
March 24, 2015
Area in SF was a little affronting.
nice staff, clean
March 23, 2015
March 20, 2015
Wish they had cable TV
Liked the staff. Liked breakfast. Liked shower room.
March 14, 2015
The location can be quite disturbing at night, but I guess that reflects in the price. Shared bathrooms had doors with broken locks (lol). No aircon in the room (that I could see anyway) - when I was there the temp was manageable, but in mid-summer it could be a problem, as the windows did not open.
Room was pretty ok, with a comfortable bed and the wifi was fast! :)
March 8, 2015
No bad experience, but be aware the immediate neighborhood (maybe a block) is not nice. Walk up to Market and you'll be fine. Had no problems as a mid-20s male.
Breakfast hours were nice and had decent selection (especially TEA) Wifi had no problems on phone or laptop Staff were helpful and nice
March 6, 2015
Didn't like how there are only 2 showers in the entire floor (dont know how many rooms are ensuite) and the ones on the floor above me were definitely cleaner than the ones on mine. Also, the sheets didn't cover the bed completely, so I had to get a second sheet.
It was good price value for this property, considering it was walking distance from downtown San Fran. Sure there will be some sketchy parts in the Mission area, and you will see that down the road from this hotel, but don;t be alarmed - they are harmless. The hotel was good for the $$ and you get what you pay for (shared bathrooms lol). Nice breakfast area and more than just coffee.
March 5, 2015
The extra money charged and they said its gonna come back and it didnt, they lied about the prices online its wasnt the same at all and u figure out after checking out so u have no choice u already paied all the money and waiting for the extra to be back.
Breakfast and wifi
February 28, 2015
Located in a rather shady area - many homeless people and junkies roam the streets around the hotel. The whole hotel smells very bad, even after opening the windows the smell wouldn't dissapear. 2 showers and toilets for a whole floor and those are left often very dirty. I had a room that was facing the street, so it was very noisy at night ( that included people down the street screaming at each other) and the neon sign of the hotel lit up the room despite all the blinds being shut. The breakfast was very simple and served in papercups and paper plates. A tour company I booked a tour with, called the hotel regarding a reconfirmation and they said I wasn't staying there yet, even though I did - thanksfully I managed to reconfirm the tour myself on time! I would definitely spend more money, rather than having a overall unpleasant experience like this!
Low room rate, close to BART/Metro-Station
February 26, 2015
February 24, 2015
Location and streets a rounds. Many homeless and drug dealers/addicts.
Wi-Fi, breakfast, bed is very confortable.
February 22, 2015
ran out of time
Great helpfull staff.good coffee.centrally located(close to everything)
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