The area was pretty ghetto but on the flip side it made the hotel feel life our litte safe haven. The staff is nice and the room was okay. The shower was dandy. Don't rely on the breakfast. It's just pastries in plastic wrappers and coffee. If you are a fancy pantsy don't go there. But if you're chill like us and don't need a lot to enjoy yourself well you're good.
Elina from Lachine QC
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"Centrally located in nice old fashioned building"
We stayed for 3 nights in 801 at the top of the hotel. It's right next to Union Square & on the cable car route. Very good staff & our room was good. I think if you stayed on the lower floors it might be a bit noisy but it is the centre of the city! Overall very good.
The hotel itself is situated 1 minutes walk to Market Street where most of the shopping is located the convenience itself is a plus. The staff is really fantastic they give guest the feel of home especially for a first time guest of the city their service in my opinion surpass the 5 stars hotel.
As to safety the area in general there are a lot of homeless people asking for money and cigarette you just have to be polite and reject them no need to be mean or aggressive towards them mind you there is also 5 star hotel in the same area but the hotel staff really do their part by not letting non guest to enter the hotel which includes the use of their toilets. I would strongly advice family visitors do not let their children roam about in the nights.
If you need a cab let the front desk know so that they get their regular/trusted cab drivers to service you but as most of the things are nearby the only time you may need the cab is to the airport.
5 months ago, i stayed in super 8 in san francisco union square.
here was nice location.nice staff.
every san francisco hotels are so expensive. i think here was also not cheap.
but it's cheaper than other hotels.
so i choose again this trip.
i arrived in san francisco early. so i worried about where i go.
i just went to the this hotel because i wanted someone keep my bag.
but super 8, checked room and than i could check in early!
location also very comfortable.
This hotel is in great location! Just three blocks away from Powell Street Train Station, which is also where you can take the Cable Car which takes you to Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. There's a Westfield Mall across the train station and lots of nice restaurants and bar to eat and hang out! The staff and owner of the hotel are really nice, very accommodating, and friendly. Would highly recommend!