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Newest reviews for The Powell Hotel

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 24, 2014

    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.


  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 24, 2014

    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.


  • Anatoly
    August 22, 2014

    Old and overpriced. Don't even have a vending machine to buy water.


  • Chad
      United States of America
    August 21, 2014

    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


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    August 18, 2014

    Location Friendly staff Room size ok for downtown hotel

    Quite noisy Give breakfast a miss, only coffee and croissant and very small are


  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 14, 2014

    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.


  • Paul
    August 11, 2014

    Good price Amazing location close to everything Very friendly and helpful staff

    Very slow and unreliable WiFi Bad sound insulation - cable car, sirens and other city noise was very loud. I needed earplugs to sleep Water pressure in shower is very weak


  • Anonymous
    August 10, 2014

    Very central . Friendly staff .

    Bit noisy as it's in such a central location.


  • John
    August 6, 2014

    The Powell hotel location was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was big and extremely comfortable.


  • Lorna
      United States of America
    August 5, 2014

    We were looking for an inexpensive hotel for one night near Union Square. This was a great value, staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable. Our room overlooked the end of the trolley car line which was a little noisy but fun to watch. We have decided that the Powell is perfect for a quick weekend getaway. There is even a small continental breakfast thrown in.


  • Jean-baptiste
    August 4, 2014

    Friendly staff

    very poor internet connection


  • Dolores
      United States of America
    August 4, 2014


    need screens on windows. it was warm and we opened the window and a huge bug (roach?) flew in. very unpleasant.


  • Lin
      United States of America
    August 2, 2014

    Location at Powell and Market can't be beat - overlooking the cable car turnaround, across the street from Muni/Bart stations and upscale mall. Old world charm. Very pleasant staff, especially Kenny!

    Meager continental breakfast. Very small bathrooms - older hotel so space is limited.


  • Keith
      United States of America
    July 21, 2014

    Staff was excellent, always went above and beyond to help with an issue. Was upgraded to a suite prior to checking in.

    Rooms are a bit small. Had I not been upgraded this would have been a problem.


  • Debbie
      United Kingdom
    July 20, 2014

    Great location. Friendly staff Valay parking only

    Breakfast, only hot drinks and a very small selection of small muffins, also the breakfast area was very small,only had 3or4 small tables so we had to take are stuff back to the room. Parking. SF is very bad for parking, you can park the car yourself ( if you know were to go) or you can use the valay to park for you, when I got to the hotel, ther was no space outside, so I had to double park, whilst my friend ran in. Also to get your car back you have to wait 20-30 mins so they have time to go get.


  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    July 17, 2014

    The location of the hotel is great, right in the middle of the shopping district.

    The hotel is quite old as are the furnishings and lighting fixtures. I could also hear lots of noise from the street.


  • Anonymous
      Hong Kong
    July 16, 2014

    Staff were courteous, room was clean and nice.

    "Breakfast" consisted of a chocolate muffin and regular coffee. Could you at least add some fruit and non-sugary breads?


  • Timothy
    July 14, 2014

    Excellent location, right at the exit of the BART/metro station. Free drinks monday-thursday and free "breakfast" (muffins/coffee/croissants)

    Old building, mold in showers. Wifi wasn't great (slow) but better than nothing.


  • Richard
    July 12, 2014

    Very older hotel lacking noise insulation...I was awoken every morning about 4 am by the music played by the cleaners in the neighboring space...


  • Marcella
      United States of America
    July 11, 2014

    hospitality, location were awesome, bathrooms were nice.

    I was disappointed in the breakfast, as I was hoping for just a little more, and space to sit and enjoy. Also, I didn't realize that the hotel was so old, as the photos made it appear more modern.


  • Anonymous
    July 5, 2014

    Location, reasonable price

    The breakfast was a joke: not enough seating space, and nothing making it an interesting moment for your taste-buds.


  • Vincent
      United States of America
    July 1, 2014

    When I arrived my room had a water leak so I was put up in a neighboring hotel at no cost and my accommodations for the remainder of my stay were upgraded to a suite with no assertiveness on my part. The staff was very friendly. The location is great for access to the convention center and market street.

    There was no refrigerator, the vanity was small and the wi-fi a little slow.


  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    June 30, 2014

    Incredibly convenient location for conference, dining and shopping purposes.

    Door had to be pushed hard to shut. Was too tired / had one too many cocktails and fell asleep with door ajar.


  • Rosa
    June 29, 2014

    The hotel is centrally located. Easy to access transport, food and shopping. Wifi is free and simple breakfast (tea and coffee with croissant and muffin) was provided. Staff are friendly and helpful.

    The room is small and noisy. We had a room with window facing the street where people queued for the cable car. You could hear people talking, laughing and street music playing till late night. Not enough sitting for people having breakfast in the mezzanine.


  • Golda
      United States of America
    June 28, 2014

    the room is clean and the bathroom too

    the wifi was slow and sometime we didn't get the network. The noise is pretty loud, especially when people talked in the hallway.


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