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The Kensington Park Hotel

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 January 2013

My sister and I were there in October. It was a little warm for October and there is no air conditioning in the rooms so my sister was disappointed. Starbucks is nearby. That was good because the 'free coffee' offered in a closet in the hall way of one of the floors was often empty by the time we got...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The room I was originally assigned had a non-functioning heater. I came out of the room and there happened to be a hotel staff on the floor; She came in to check, and since the heater was out of order, called the front desk and immediately got me another room. Was impressed by the very fast response.

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Arul1, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate anytime our guests share their experience. While we apologize for the non-functional heater, I am thrilled to see our staffs were able to resolve the issue. We appreciate you brought this inconvenience to our attention and allow us to resolve the issue. A...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 January 2013

I stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel for an entire week. I asked for another room after a first night next to the elevator and was promptly moved to a more quiet room (no 64) facing the rear and with a spectacular view. The rooms are spacious but like so often overstuffed with furniture in huge dimensions. The bed was...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear solid_smile, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize that the room you were initially assigned was next to the elevator. I am glad to know that my staff was able to move you to a quiet room. It is our wish to provide you with the best service possible so that you can have...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Spent an overnight here after Christmas. Perfect location close to Union Square. Very charming interior, dramatic gothic architecture. Staff very pleasant, from start to finish. Upgraded to city view room without having to request it. Bedroom was nicely decorated and beds were super comfy. Motel located close to the famous family restaurant, Sears, which we tried for breakfast. If you...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eavan M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Kensington Park Hotel. The holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year, and we're so glad to have had the opportunity to spend it with you. Thank you for describing our lovely hotel for everyone to come and visit us,...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Well of course not, we learn to read between the lines; But, when it comes to advertising for things like hotels and what they offer I tend to expect truth. This stay was a tad bit frustrating in that the hotel advertises a car that can take you to nearby locations, only that is really not true. We tried to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2012

My friends and i visitied sanfrancisco for the first time and this hotel was great. The rooms were of good size for 3 women. The staff were very welcoming and helpful in booking transport back to airport. We stayed here for 5 days before we moved on and it was great. There was always juice or water on the table...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cat400, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor. I want to also thank you for choosing Kensington Park to host your first time in San Francisco. I can certainly agree that our location is in a very convenient block to all shopping, restaurants and theaters making exploring quite effortless. The staff thrives to...

Memphis
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This hotel is very old, but very nice. Staff very helpful, location excellent, no street noise in room at night. Abundance of shopping and great restaurants close by. The bathroom plumbing is not twentieth century, but worked OK, with plenty of hot water. They had orange juice and coffee in the foyer right outside our room.

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marvin S, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to know that you found our hotel and staff helpful and the location convenient. Thank you again for staying with us, and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon. Best regards, Lilia Calvario

Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 30 November 2012

I booked my stay the app Hotel Tonight. The room was very clean and spacious, with a comfortable bed, very adequate bathroom, great location and friendly staff. There were nice amenities in e bathroom like makeup remover. I was able to check in early and take a nap before walking to BART to go to the opera. It was great...

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The facility is very old, smell humidity in the lobby and the halls,clean rooms and baths, spacious but no A/C in the rooms and noticeable bad plumbing and electric connections, great location, close to Chinatown, Union Square, Embarcadero, Financial District, and bars and restaurants. $39 valet parking service available (20-30 mins waiting time). Great customer service and very important the...

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 20 November 2012

We had a wonderful time at The Kensington Park Hotel. I would suggest taking advantage of the Parking Special. I did not see any parking around the hotel, most of the hotels did not have parking. The hotel is right around the corner from a trolley stop, which is a must see. The shopping in Union Square is exceptional, so...

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $251 - $484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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#53 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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