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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We found the place to be very centrally located. All the staff were helpful and pleasant at the front desk. We had a nice room with a view of knob hill. It was not a large room but it was very clean. As we did not plan to spend our time in the room- it was perfect. We had the...

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

Dear 212Elaine, We appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your experience at our hotel. We are proud of the service and facilities and are happy you found them to be what one should expect at Kensington Park Hotel. Please know we will share all of your compliments with everyone and especially with the individuals you have...

Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in room 66, the room was pleasant. Now we weren't sure on this place initially and it was between three at the time of booking (they were all similar location and pricing) but tripsdvisor reviews forced our hand to this one. This place is quite nice but it doesn't have the first impression, it's more like...

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New York, United States
Reviewed 14 August 2012

It's been nearly a decade since I last visited the beautiful city of San Francisco and The Kensington Park Hotel is a perfect compliment to the city. The service and staff were greatly accommodating. The room was always cleaned in an excellent manner daily even on days where I put up the "Do Not Disturb" sign and slept in, the...

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

Dear Mic h, Thank you for the wonderful review of your experience at our hotel. We are simply humbled by your kind words and will share it with our team. We love it when a guest has the experience we want to deliver. You are right about our location; we are perfectly located in the heart of San Francisco, making...

Forestville, California
Reviewed 7 August 2012

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to dine at Farallon Restaurant, a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, AND stay overnight at the historic Kensington Park Hotel located in the same gorgeous Gothic-style building (circa 1925) just half a block from Union Square. We arrived on a Fri. afternoon shortly after check-in time (3pm) and parked curbside...

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

The hotel is well placed for Union Square. The lobby has a sort of late medieval theme that luckily is not carried through to the rooms. The rooms are a reasonably size. My guess is that they have not been decorated for a few years, but they are clean and functional. All the staff including the cleaners and maintenance men...

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South Amboy, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Our room, including the bed, was very comfortable, even without air conditioning. A minor plumbing issue brought maintenance within minutes. Management was extremely helpful. Both elevators and room wi-fi all worked well. We did not mind the city noises. Location was great, within walking distance of cable cars, street car lines, Chinatown. Easily took the light rail to AT&T Park...

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We really enjoyed this hotel. The location can't be beat- it's about a half a block from Union Square. We are the type of travelers who use the hotel to sleep and bathe, so this location was great for us. I believe it's considered a "personality" hotel, with a lot of cool artwork. The staff was friendly and helpful. We...

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

Dear K-Ry1031, Thank you for staying at Kensington Park Hotel and taking the time to write about your experience. I can certainly agree that our location is very convenient to all your shopping needs, not to mention a short distance walk to your favorite restaurants. I am pleased to hear that our style and décor of the hotel was appealing...

Irvine, CA
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Located right near Union Square. Check in was easy. Staff was friendly. Parking plan is the way to go. Rooms were very nice. Beds are super comfortable. No air conditioning, but it stays cool in San Francisco so it wasn't an issue.

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Dear NoSleepTillBrooklyn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Kensington Park Hotel. We are very happy to hear that your stay was enjoyable and the service was friendly. You are right about our beds; they are super comfortable. We apologize for the inconvenience of no air conditioning. If you are unfamiliar with San...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We stay in SF twice a year usually. This was our first stay at the Kensington. It is located two minutes from Union Square, and near many large hotels. We did have WiFi accessiblity in our room; the room was serviced and kept very clean; the front desk and concierge were very helpful, and the linens and amenities were good....

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I believe I have to mark this hotel down because of two related things: One of the elevators wasn't working and talking with another guest who stays there every year, she told me that, "this is always the case". Secondly, when it came time to check out, it was impossible to get a luggage trolley (we had a pile of...

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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 )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $253 - $474 (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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#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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