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28 Cyril Magnin Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 543 reviews)
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 41 per day.
Vending Machine (drinks), Shuttle Service (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, English
From 4:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged USD 15 per night in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 543 reviews
Value for money
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Situated next to the the Moscone Convention Center, this downtown San Francisco hotel offers luxurious rooms with a flat-screen TV. Facilities include an indoor pool, a gym, and a hot tub.
Score from 1335 reviews Very good
This downtown San Francisco hotel is a block from Union Square and the Hallidie Plaza, which features a cable car stop. The hotel provides massage services and a tour desk.
Score from 2011 reviews Very good
Named on the National Register of Historic Places, this hotel offers Victorian charm combined with modern amenities and is a short walk from area attractions, including cable car lines.
Score from 1759 reviews Good
Around the corner from area attractions, including the Moscone Convention Center, and easily accessible from Chinatown, this hotel is centered in the heart of the city and offers comfortable...
Score from 780 reviews Review score
Being close to the cable cars and the buses was a definite bonus. The hotel is also near to all the major shops. The room was more than adequate but first impressions dulled by the drab decoration. It is an old hotel but this gives it character. The staff were very polite and helpful. Breakfast consisted of fruit juice, coffee and a selection of pastries.
The only negative thing about the hotel was the colour of the bedroom. It made the room look unwelcoming.
close proximity to bart, shopping, dining.
Internet connectivity was poor. It frequently disconnected.
No AC in room noisy elevators.
Liked the closeness to everything.
The hotel had nothing to offer no restaurants no bar no proper breakfast area rooms so very pokey especially bathroom and toilet only stayed because we were with a trip
Hotel well situated for shops, restaurants and sightseeing and for travelling on the metro to the airport entrance down escalator next to hotel. Trams turn round outside but never affected our peace and quiet at night. Pleasantly surprised when found there was a happy hour or two from 5 -7 during weekdays- drinks all free. Also free buffet breakfast each morning - although limited to croissants and doughnuts, coffee and orange juice this was most welcome.
All the homeless people begging in the street outside was very off putting although they didnt bother you, it made me personaly feel uneasy. However, it is not just in Union Square there are a lot of other areas in San Francisco where this is in plentiful. No bar in the hotel.
Location was convenient.
Musty smell Needs a remodel Wifi was spotty Loud, could hear hall noise and nightclub / live music noise
The Powell Hotel is located right next to the historical trolley line, as well as the F-line, which gets you to all sorts of places. The staff were friendly and helpful, our room was clean and it was relatively inexpensive for San Fran!
There wasn't anything I didn't particularly dislike - some people may be put off by the fact it is an old hotel, and is a little threadbare in places. But it was clean, and in a great location.
The room is as to be expected from an older hotel. My room was clean and I did not have any issues except for the poor internet service. I was able to tether my cell phone and luckily I had good reception (17 mb down , 4 mb up). Wifi was .9 mb down and .25 up. I liked the area as there were plenty of local restaurants and the hills made for good exercise.
WiFi should be a little better.
old world style, not cookie cutter
couldn't sleep. needs better air movement, perhaps not AC but fans in rooms
location friendly staff
poor wi-fi no air conditioning old furniture and decor had to open window for breeze let in 12 flys at least
Location was great. You expect traffic noise in the heart of the city. Old hotel.
Squeaking lift at night.
Convenient to shops and public transport. Also close to eating houses and cable car. Staff very helpful. Good WI Fi.
Lots of noise in our room even though we asked for a quiet room.Very poor breakfast facilities standing room only. Our bedroom and bathroom needed decorating and upgrading. No fan in our room so very hot to sleep in.
No air conditioning Booked a certain room type and didn't get it Was first put in a room next to a main road and heard all the sirens going
- Location, location, location
- Our room was not cleaned after first night - cover on mattress was very uncomfortable and made noise - building didn't reflect the pictures - room was very small (barely couldn't fit 2 suitcases) - breakfast area way too small
- Excellent services - Cleaned - Confortable - Localization - Price
- noises of street (sometimes)
The location was great, and staff very friendly. The room was clean and we were given extra towels upon request. Older facility but with charm.
Rooms could use some updates ....... Full length mirror, ceiling fan, and small refrigerator would be nice.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
No air conditioning. Rock hard mattresses. Furniture and bathroom fixtures in disrepair. A street performer started singing non-stop right outside our window at the crack of dawn.
Old and overpriced. Don't even have a vending machine to buy water.
Location - 10 steps from the Cable Car Turnaround Friendly Staff Price - Great value for location
Mold in the shower & weak water pressure Loud construction work in nearby rooms
Location Friendly staff Room size ok for downtown hotel
Quite noisy Give breakfast a miss, only coffee and croissant and very small are
The staff were helpful and friendly the happy hour and breakfast were also a nice touch. The location meant catching the train to and from the airport was easy. The place is no 5 star but is excellent value for money. As we spent the majority of our time out and about it suited our needs perfectly. I was concerned after reading some of the reviews but need not of been. I am reasonably fussy when it comes to cleanliness and accomodation and the Powell did the job.
Steps away from the Powell street BART Easy walk to Moscone Center Cable car & Bus outside the door Clean Friendly and professional main desk staff
This is a very old, creaky hotel Rooms facing Powell street are noisy It was a busy time of year, and SF hotels gouge on the price because they can.
facility, room is very small, breakfast is bad
The staff were incredibly friendly; helping us with parking, booking baseball tickets, printing off confirmations, advising us on places to go. The location was perfect for all public transport in and around the city. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. Mon-Thursday complimentary drinks and snacks from 5-6:30 were brilliant. Although simple the complimentary breakfast was an added bonus
Not much! The wifi was a little temperamental.
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