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Powell Hotel

Powell Hotel

(Now Closed)
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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    DHR.comApril 24, 2012
    Right outside the hotel are so many restaurants and bars that food lovers will adore. Try Market Street and the authentic food at the nearby Little Italy.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 23, 2011
    Book the SF Giants Baseball package for a Junior Suite to fit four baseball fans, four tickets in the Viewbox at AT&T Park, valet parking, and four Muni passes to get yourselves to and from the park. Read more
  • Mr. Arouca
    Mr. AroucaAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The hotel is old. The bedrooms are small but is enough for a couple and it is clean. I liked it. It's very near from almost all stores.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownMay 9, 2014
    Stay away from the 2-room suites on the 6th floor! Dirty walls and carpet, mold on bathroom sink and faucets, duct tape wrapped shower head, bathtub faucet backplate detached from shower wall. Read more
  • Victor N.
    Victor NazarethMay 31, 2014
    Rooms are lacking when compared to known chain hotels. Breakfast is essentially bread and juice. If you can spend a bit more per night, stay somewhere else. Otherwise, get a high floor room.
    Otel.comOctober 17, 2012
    Complimentary drinks are served here every week night.
  • Alex O.
    Alex O.May 5, 2013
    Maybe we were lucky, but it's not that bad as Zagat says (overall rank 13 of 25). Especially, comparing to price. Just don't rely on "breakfast", don't take a room facing to cable and it's gonna be OK
  • John L.
    John LeJanuary 14, 2013
    Wi-Fi sucks, bedbugs, lots of noise from the street, cold rooms, and...the only redemption is it's good location in the city.
  • Bruce R.
    Bruce Reyes-ChowFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Small, but comfy rooms. Be sure to go to the Hospitality Hour and meet a few of the 4 remaining tenants from the pre-hotel days. Trip.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LJuly 12, 2014
    Location, location, location! No air conditioning, never was able to get on their wifi so don't expect to spend much time in the room. Coffee at free breakfast was decent.
  • Amos S.
    Amos SternFebruary 18, 2011
    When on the lower floors try to avoid the rooms facing the cable car street. It tends to be pretty noisy!
  • Amos S.
    Amos SternFebruary 20, 2011
    The wifi in really crap. If you sit on the couches next to the reception you can get the next door Sephora wifi which is waaaay better
  • Beau G.
    Beau GundersonJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They made me print out my own confirmation letter in the lobby before checking me in (despite showing them the reference number on my phone).
  • Elliott D.
    Elliott DJuly 15, 2013
    My room clean and comfy. The only problem was the noise. Looking at other reviews, I definitely got the worst room location. Didn't bug me personally but it was pretty loud.
  • Ansgar S.
    Ansgar SmithMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Centrally located. Wifi is not very well in each room. Beds ok. Shower gives hot, but little water. Rooms could use an upgrade. Good for a night out in SF.
  • Jose G.
    Jose GalvezOctober 24, 2014
    Dont expect a breakfast. It is just coffee. Bread. Juice
  • Megan K.
    Megan KelleyDecember 14, 2013
    Just chillin on my twin bed umm I hope at least breakfast is complimentary
  • Alba L.
    Alba LizarragaJune 23, 2012
    Don't stay here, the rooms had mold. We asked to get move and the second room also had mold. The valet parking was a nightmare 75 dollars for parking in two night. The worst customer service !
  • S R.
    S RJune 6, 2012
    Rooms are nice. Showers are fine. Don't know what people were complaining about. Continental breakfast does suck.
  • Velvetacide
    VelvetacideOctober 9, 2011
    Serious mold problems. Check your shower stalls and "closets." As someone with a major mold allergy that triggers migrainous vertigo, this is a big NO. Noisy, but expected since windows are old.
  • henry b.
    henry bar-levavApril 19, 2010 charged $79 for a room here, and it's just fine and centrally located. clean and quiet.
  • Marco W.
    Marco WSTApril 6, 2012
    Ask for a renovated room
  • Ansgar S.
    Ansgar SmithMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very central location. Beds are ok, but the rooms could use an upgrade. Shower does not give much water. Good very a night out in SF.
  • Nate R.
    Nate RicoJanuary 22, 2013
    Lots of mold in the bathroom. Very small rooms but hey it's 75 bucks on Hotwire.
  • Diane
    DianeAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not BAD but the wifi is a Joke, and the Hotel is SO noisy, day and Night !
  • Jin J.
    Jin JinSeptember 24, 2010
    Great location !!! Free wifi.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchmitzMarch 28, 2011
    Don't get a middle room you'll get no cell reception
  • Hotel WiFi Test
    Hotel WiFi TestJanuary 27, 2015
    WiFi here seems to be terribly slow. The expected speed is 0.69 Mbps as of September 3, 2014 (crowd-tested, not certified) Read more
  • Dila Y.
    Dila Y.August 5, 2013
    DON'T! If u wanna stay at somewhere clean just don't do it! We had to check out after 2nd day did not even wanna spend one more day! We wet to statford hotel instead!!
  • Hun K.
    Hun KimJanuary 27, 2013
    loud loud loud... don't expect decent sleep...
  • Liz L.
    Liz LawleyMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wifi is awful. Giant roach in my shower. Shabby. Would not stay here again.
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RiggsOctober 24, 2013
    The airport shuttle is to be avoided.
  • Marcela R.
    Marcela RodríguezJanuary 15, 2014
    Excelente punto y atencion. Muy recomendable
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