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Franklin, TN
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel, then The Stratford fits the bill. It is convenient and very clean. We normally spend double to stay in what I would consider a more updated, fancier hotel, but The Stratford was perfectly fine. At first we were a little surprised when we opened the door to such a tiny room.... More 

Thank Tiffi G
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

Stratford is really a good choice for travellers on their own who are not driving. The location is excellent, just a few minutes walk to BART station and the cable car is just in front of you. The room is cosy, though a bit small, at least you can place 2 big suitcase in a double room. Everything you expect... More 

Thank RitaWu_HongKong
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

We stayed at the Stratford for 2 nights over New Years. I really liked The Stratford. It was a cute hotel and priced right. We were right in the heart of Union Square and I loved all of the shopping to be right outside the door. Our room was small but very clean, the bed was comfortable and most importantly,... More 

Thank Danielle B
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44 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2011

I stayed in the Stratford hotel for 5 nights in a standard room with a double bed during my first visit to San Francisco. The hotel is situated 2 blocks aways from the powell street Muni metro/Bart station along Market street which also has the F streetcar (that goes to Fisherman's Wharf) and many other bus services to other parts... More 

Thank SQFlyer72
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84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2011

I´m impressed with this hotel: the staff is very helpfull, attentive, the room was small, was very clean and fragrant, the breakfast is simple but enough to start the morning. There is no parking but its location doesnt requiring a car: you are in the heart of San Francisco and everything you need is only a block away. It is... More 

Thank Mochileira
Vancouver BC
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39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2011

Room- Small but very cozy . Washroom - Small but it matches the room size. Front Desk/ Reception- Helpful and friendly I'm also happy that they allowed us to store our suitcase after we checked out for 2 days and come back for it. Saves us 50 bucks for roundtrip check in suitcase. Location is EXCELLENT. could not ask for... More 

Thank StellaStyle
Kihei, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2010

Excellent location, with Union Square and Cable Car Stop nearly right outside the hotel. Rooms were small, but clean and comfortable. Only one elevator and it was slow so need to plan for extra time. Continental breakfast was basic, but free. 3rd party provides internet access and it doesn't accept American Express so I couldn't get access. One Front Desk... More 

Thank Wailea_Traveler
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118 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2010

Stayed at The Stratford 5 years ago liked it then and liked it better this time. Excellent location - cable car at the door, Union Square close by. This time we chose a Queen Room which was much larger than the standard and typical phone booth room in SFO, Also had a room on the back side away from Powell... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2010

We had a great experience staying at the Stratford. The staff were friendly and helped us with anything we needed. Location is fantastic, right next to Union Square, you're basically in the middle of the city. The room we stayed in was small, but modern and very clean. Bathroom was a good size. Breakfast was basic but it was good... More 

Thank mickanna
Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

The hotel is great for it's absolutely perfect location and low price. There are lots of shops, bars, diners, car rentals, parkings just outside. There are also cable car station, BART and MUNI stations just in a few blocks. So the hotel is just in the middle of the action. Rooms are small but clean, comfortable and quiet. In some... More 

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Union Square
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If travelers were to pinpoint on a map the number one location in San Francisco, it could be right outside the door of Hotel Stratford. Our entrance has become part of thousands of photographs taken of the Cable Car as it heads up the second block of its famous journey over San Francisco's beautiful hillside communities.Guests who want the convenience of being right in the center of the City will enjoy their stay in this European style affordably priced property, with over 80 pleasantly decorated rooms, all with the most modern facilities. We await the pleasure of your company be it for Business or Leisure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Stratford

Address: 242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: RM533 - RM1,271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Stratford 2*
Number of rooms: 96
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The Stratford Hotel San Francisco
Stratford San Francisco
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“Corner rooms not facing the street are quieter; we stayed in 707.”
 of 5 bubbles 779kimw, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms face to street and more day light.”
 of 5 bubbles seyisoglu34, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower rooms facing the street are quite noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not for you if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles marydollGlasgow, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I was in the rear of the building (or on an alley) and could here noise from the street. I'd suggest not staying in a room on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles realdealdanPHL, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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