how were we to know there would be a heat wave mid-October? But, there was , and altho there were ceiling fans and working windows, it was a hot, hot one-night stay. We checked out a day early and went to a big downtown hotel. It is quaint,and cheap, but the rooms are tiny to the point of discomfort. There is a cute little restaurant downstairs that serves breakfast(included). The staff was very helpful, and printed our boarding passes. The neighborhood is central to most things, and a block from the cable car. but- CAVEAT:if you are a family, be forewarned that there is a gay nightclub next door, and this includes an adult "toy store" that is open to the sidewalk. So if your kids want to giggle at the array of butt-plugs on display, this is the place for you. Probably no return stay in our future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the Heart of San Francisco Discover the charm and elegance of France in the heart of downtown San Francisco at this family-owned and operated hotel, ideally placed within walking distance of vibrant Union Square. Cornell Hotel de France boasts an exceptional location close to many of the city's main points of interest. The theater district as well as the legendary Chinatown can be found only minutes from the hotel. The city's historic cable car system is also easily accessible and provides service to many areas of the city. Originally built in 1910, the Cornell combines old-world charm with today's modern amenities such as wireless internet access. Start the day with a free breakfast at the hotel's on-site renowned restaurant, Jeanne d'Arc. Admire prints of masterpieces from famous artists throughout the hotel. Union Square is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, restaurants and city trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cornell Hotel San Francisco