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Boston
Reviewed 15 February 2013

The Kensington Park Hotel is a really special place. The welcome I received at check-in was perfect. They even handled a perishable package that arrived before I did and they made me feel like a VIP. They were so friendly and attentive, especially Bob, who seemed to always be around when I needed help. THE HOTEL is an original Elks...

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TheSteinhart, Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SapphireBoston, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I am so sorry to hear that you found the room to be unclean. I do apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your feedback. Cleanness is our number one priority; I can assure you that the issue has been addressed accordingly. Thank you for staying...

Napa, California
Reviewed 12 February 2013

My daughter & I stayed here Friday evening. We got there around 4:30 & when we checked in we were told that there was sherry if we would like some. Well, of course! We got up to the room . It's an older type room, but very comfortable facing Union Square. It's close to shopping, restaurants & public transportation. I...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sls1047, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor. I am humbled by your kind words. The staff at Kensington Park thrives to offer the best service we can possibly deliver to our guests and comments such as yours motivates us even more. I will pass on your nice comments to the front desk...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the kensington park hotel at end of Jan-start of Feb. we were a day late checking in due to missed flights and when we arrived our room was not ready because they sold the room for the night we missed. Only downside. The hotel is central to union square and Powell st. Cannot get any better in terms...

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Seattle
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Stayed at the hotel in January, 2013. The hotel is comfortable and clean with a great location across the street from the Westin St. Francis. Nice, but not lavish. The bathroom is rather small, but for the $140 price in downtown San Francisco, it would be difficult to find a better hotel. I'll stay again next time in town on...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2013

As with many hotels in San Francisco, this boutique hotel is in a very old building. As a result the insulation is not very good and noise from the street as well as the hallway travels into the room. For the first few nights we slept very bad as we are light sleepers however after buying earplugs this problem was...

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Sweet little hotel, very conveniently located near theaters and upscale shopping. The staff was helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed happy hour at the Farallon next door where drinks and great bar food (oysters anyone? Or beef sliders. . .) were $6 and made a meal. Our room was small but very clean and comfortable. Wish SF parking wasn't so...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rdeichorn, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on Trip Advisor. Many of us agree with you about our convenient location. We appreciate you naming Kensington Park “Sweet little hotel.” I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the happy hour at the Farallon. I also hope you had a chance to enjoy a glass of...

Wellsburg, West Virginia, United States
Reviewed 24 January 2013

A wonderful hotel with an Elks Lodge on the third floor. Located just off Union Square and priced very reasonably, this is absolutely a GREAT place to stay when visiting San Francisco. The rooms are very well appointed and we found the building to be quiet. Front desk staff was very helpful.

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Burt J, We greatly appreciate your kind words and review. It is our wish to provide you with the best service possible so that you can have the best experience. I agree with you our hotel is absolutely a great place to stay and our location is convenient. If you are Elks member, you take advantage of the facilities...

Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I stayed at the Kensington Park last weekend and my stay couldn't have been better. Not only a good value, but a beautiful hotel with genuine character, lovely antique furnishings even down to the Victorian gold fixtures in the bathroom. Wonderful staff who couldn't do enough to make my stay entertaining and comfortable. There is also the wonderful Farallon seafood...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tuneless, Thank you for choosing Kensington Park and taking the time to provide us with your feed back. Our guests are our top priority in all aspects of their stay, and it is good to hear that our efforts have been successful. We always welcome any feedback that will help us be able to exceed your expectations. We look...

Cedar Park, Texas
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is a boutique hotel with a beautiful foyer and updated comfortable rooms. Our room was deluxe double and large enough to comfortably fit 3 girls with lots of shopping bags! The room was extremely clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful and the hotel was very handy to Union Square. Loved it!

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear M H, We appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your experience at our hotel. Thank you for the opportunity to share this special girl’s trip with you and your friends. Our staff will be delighted to hear that they could be a part of making your stay so memorable. We believe that cleanliness is essential...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2013

My sister and I were there in October. It was a little warm for October and there is no air conditioning in the rooms so my sister was disappointed. Starbucks is nearby. That was good because the 'free coffee' offered in a closet in the hall way of one of the floors was often empty by the time we got...

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: RM815 - RM1,550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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