I chose this hotel because of its proximity to the War Memorial Opera House and the symphony, which I was in town to see. Both places are within walking distance of the hotel - about 10 minutes by foot. Unfortunately, there aren't many choices when it comes to hotels within walking distance of SF's performing arts spaces. However, I suggest paying a little more to stay elsewhere and using public transit to get to these places. This "hotel" is definitely not worth over $150 a night, which it easily turns into with SF's high lodging taxes. You will be disappointed. The "hotel" is not located in a great neighborhood. The front door to the hotel was kept locked 24/7 during my stay but guests are given a key for it. This appears to be a boarding house that rents some rooms as hotel rooms. So, it doesn't feel particularly safe and it's not particularly comfortable. No real issues with check-in. The guy was friendly enough although he was in the middle of calling some of the property's tenants to pay their rent when I checked in (on a Saturday evening). The elevator for this property does not work. It's a persistent complaint in the other Tripadvisor reviews but the front desk guy is going to tell you that the elevator is to the left of the desk anyway. Just bet on having to drag your luggage up several flights of stairs when staying here. The rooms are clean but the decor is truly 1-star. Old office carpeting with ripples. 5 watt light bulbs max in the room. No fridge, microwave oven, or safe. There was a TV but I didn't use it. The best part of the room was the bathroom. The windows had graffiti all over them on the outside. So, there was this poorly done Parisian theme in the main part of the room and a bathroom that looked like it belonged in the Tenderloin. A cable car line is right outside the hotel so if you have a street facing room, you have to listen to that and then the street noise from the homeless later at night. There was a tapas place near the hotel and also a pizza carry out place and a late night liquor store nearby. The subway is a couple of blocks away with Union Square being a short ride. I would just avoid this place. For as little as $50 extra a night, you'll feel a lot safer and comfortable in a mid-level chain hotel like Westin, Marriott, etc.…
I love this hotel for an affordable and convenient night or two in the city, especially if you want to spend time in neighborhoods versus tourist centers like Union Square or Fishermans Wharf. Spend less on a fancy hotel and have more $$ to spend on eating and having fun! The Edwardian is within easy walking distance of entertainment venues like the opera house, symphony hall and SF Jazz Center, along with many great restaurants in Hayes Valley, just a few blocks away. You can also walk easily to the Mission neighborhood, although the walk is a little longer and sketchier. The hotel itself is no-frills, but a clean and well maintained place to rest between outings and sleep for the night. The rooms are small but have the basics like hairdryers and plenty of outlets for charging your devices. No coffee maker or hot water heater in the room, but there is a self-service coffee and tea station at the front desk. I have stayed here twice, most recently when my husband and I came to town for a show and a nice dinner to celebrate my birthday. I booked directly on the hotel's web site and used Spot Hero to pre-pay $50 for parking at the 1550 Mission Street Garage, maybe a five minute walk away. We parked our car there and walked everywhere for the next 24 hours. In the morning we walked two blocks to the Mercury Cafe (Octavia and Page), a cozy spot for coffee, tea, toast, scones, and delicious biscuits and jam.…
Location is good, public transport at doorstep. Good stay for one night in an Economy Double, staff were very friendly and room was small, basic but adequate and clean. Lacking some amenities however there is a working elevator and toiletries provided. Hot water in shower took a little while to heat up but overall a good hotel for the price I paid.
Myself and my friend originally booked up for 2020 but due to covid this was moved to 2021. However the hotel was closed due to covid. They said they would refund our money via cheque in the mail but nothong has come in 4months and they are not responding to emails and when you call they tell you to email. We have been understanding and polite but nothing. We are now having to spend more money to seek legal action. GIVE BACK THE MONEY THAT I HAVE WRITTEN CONFIRMATION YOU SAID YOU WOULD SEND!
I booked a room through hotels.com and when I arrived at almost 11pm, the hotel was locked and there was no one there to let me in. I called the number posted for late checkin-ins and it went straight to voicemail. I left a voicemail and they never called back. I had to find a hotel late at night. Then they had the audacity to only agree to refund one night of the 2 nights I'd booked.
Not only was the hotel a surprising find, the location was perfect! The staff was cheerful and went out of their way to help us with whatever we needed. Rocky, Thanks!!! You are extra special and the reason I wrote this review! The room, although small, was spotless. The bathroom was large. The hotel is right on Market, not far from Museums, the Symphony, and Ballet. Zuni is worth the hype and two blocks away is a terrific “50’s diner, Topp’s. While others ate eggs for breakfast, I splurged on a chocolate malt! We loved our stay!
had a nice stay in the Edwardian in San Fransisco. Lovely and friendly, helpful staff at reception. the only thing was that the room was a lot smaller than shown on website and no wardrobe in room but it was very clean and the bed was super comfy
Hotel lodging in San Francisco can be very expensive. If you want to spend a night and not a fortune, consider the Edwardian. It is located on Market Street near Gough, and it's an inexpensive Uber ride to downtown or the wharf. Although it is not luxury, it is a neat, clean and well-lighted place. Very nice staff. Park on your own. It is a few doors down from Zuni Cafe, our favorite restaurant, and there are lots of other good restaurants nearby.
The Edwardian in San Francisco is a surprising good update to a victorian era hotel which does a good job of balancing a modern design aesthetic within the context of a Edwardian hotel layout. The rooms are clean and newly painted and with modern, and or retro furniture. The hotel faces market street, and windows are single pane, so the street facing rooms are somewhat noisy. However most of the noise settles down later in the evening, but if this is a significant issue, you may need to seek a more modern hotel. The lifts and corridors are relatively small and cramped - it is after all an Edwardian era hotel. Overall a great, reasonably placed hotel for a quick get away, which is centrally located, and next to some good local bars and resturants.
This hotel is a bit out of the city center, but you can use several public transport options to get to the city center. Because it's not in the middle of the center, it's not that noisy. The size of the rooms are okay (normal for big cities in the US). Beds were good, and the people were friendly!
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