RECOMMENDED FOR BUDGET TRAVELERS SEEKING BASIC ACCOMMODATIONS
465 Grant @ Pine
Ruth writes, "We traveled as a family group, booking four rooms. Two of the rooms were in the centre of the hotel, over looking
pipes and fire escapes. These rooms were small, dark and stuffy. We asked for a change of room they were fully booked so we got one the next day. One
of the rooms was at the front of the hotel over looking Chinatown. Light, airy room, intresting view, slightly noisy. The room on the 6th floor, which
had been recently refurbished, had an ajoining sitting/bedroom which was ideal for a 15yr old. Lower floors rooms were in need of some refurbishment.
The shower rooms/toilets small and needed to be upgraded. The bed and rooms were clean. Staff were polite. Location ideal, wouldn't hesitate to re-book
but would request street faceing rooms or above the 4th floor. After looking around this was a very good price for June/July."
Helen writes, "We selected the Grant Plaza Hotel to stay in and found it an absolutely brilliant choice for a budget hotel. The
room was tiny but cozy with a great view across the skyscrapers. The towels were changed every day which I found pretty impressive! It felt really safe
all the time and was close to North Beach which was great for going out to on the night. All in all would like to recommend
this hotel if you want to travel cheap but don't fancy a hostel."
"I expected a cheap dive, but I got much more than I expected. First, it's in a great location----right in the heart of
Chinatown. You are seconds away from the best Chinese food in San Francisco, steps to shopping, and
a very short walk to the cable car stop. Regarding the hotel itself: Immaculate room, small but nicely decorated, comfortable bed, new TV, scrupulously
clean bathroom (tiny shower, too small to shave your legs in, but I could live with it.) Staff was friendly as could be. I give this place an A on the
A-F scale for cheap hotels. I plan on staying there again."
Recommended by L.S., "for around $70 per night you can be situated between Union Square (yuck), the
Financial District (better), and Chinatown (a whole lotta fun)." Small and simply furnished rooms near Chinatown -- well
maintained. On a busy intersection/street and walking distance to Union Square and North Beach. Parking
with in-out privileges is $14.50 additional per day.
S. concurs, "I just wanted to add something to the favorable comments concerning Grant Plaza on your web site. It is also
a very good deal for families. You can get two adjoining rooms for a price less than a single room at many of the hotels in the area."
P. writes from the U.K., "I had a very nice clean, but basic room. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet, which is
amazing considering the location. The staff were polite and friendly. However, the room had a window which looked into other room encircling the center
of the hotel and the televisions had very poor reception. But, for $52 per night, these things are easily overlooked."
Karen writes, "If you want Westin St. Francis amenities, you are going to have to pay Westin St. Francis prices. If you want a decent room in an amazing location for an unbeatable price, *this* is your hotel. Its an old building, don't expect shiny and new. Even with having to pay for parking (they have a deal with a parking garage 3 blocks away), it is as cheap and nicer and in a much better location than where we stayed previously to be in walking distance to Union Square. They charge for wireless access, but its no more than 2 blocks walk to Starbucks or some place with free wifi. I've stayed twice and will stay again. For our first stay we had a double bed in a tiny room on the second floor. We realized there was a problem with the toilet in our room and called the front desk. We were upgraded to a queen sized room that was much bigger and a bit nicer on the 6th floor. The staff is very friendly and nice. Although hotel check out is noon , your car can stay in the garage for a full 24hrs. VALUE!"
Kohan writes, "We came back to stay at this hotel again and found they have replaced all the furniture, which is much cozy than before. The staffs still provide very friendly service and we were upgraded to the top floor rooms since they recognized us as returned guests. We have a good time in China town, and the hotel is only few blocks away from Union Square. We met our friends at the Ritz Carlton Hotel which is just up the street from this hotel. I would recommend this to my friends now that they have new furnishings."