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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good - The price of the hotel was accurate for the condition. Showers & bathroom were clean, and fairly newly renovated. Staff were nice and accomodating. Breakfast area was a decent size and had a adequate variety. Bedrooms were clean. Fridge, microwave & sink. Numerous power points available. The hotel was close to perfect for the price paid, except for...

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Lake Isabella, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's right in the ghetto. You don't have to worry about that but the people around are really strange. There a loads of homeless and junkies but honestly that's all over the city. We travelled with a baby and it was not a problem at all. The hotel seems to be really safe. I went out to get a pizza...

1Thank InSeSaHi
Medina, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start by saying that if you are reading this review you probably care about your kidneys. You don't want to have to sell one in order to afford a hotel in San Francisco, but you also don't want to be stabbed in your kidneys while you sleep in a dark hovel somewhere. Fortunately, there are some places to stay...

1Thank Josh W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect luxury when you choose the cheapest hotel in San Francisco. For the price, this place is excellent. Never wait for the shower and every single time I had to go to the bathroom I was alone. Shared bathroom and shower was not an issue at all. It looks exactly like the picture posted by the administration so it's...

Thank Marie-Eve02
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was greeted by a guy who was so friendly and helpful late at night. Decor in the kitchen reception area and bathrooms are lovely the rooms are a mix of being modern with elements of the old building they have done well with what they have. My bed was a bit squeaky but I can from luxury in Vegas so...

Thank 461nicholav
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If I could have given this hotel 3.5 I would have. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the location is great and the kitchen/common area is really nice. Plus the beds are ridiculously comfy. However, you can tell that this hotel are really making steps to improve but I feel that they may still have a little way to...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I give this place 5 stars, not because it's a 5 star hotel but for what you pay you definitely get a 5 star experience. The staff is incredibly friendly and willing to help with anything, the rooms are clean, the beds are comfy the bathrooms and showers clean too! The rooms are on the smaller side so pack accordingly...

1Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Pros: Helpful and friendly staff Very clean shared bathrooms and showers Comfortable beds Plenty of outlets through out the room Desks, chairs, mini fridge, and microwave in the rooms Plenty of space to hang clothes VERY close to Union Square, moscone center and downtown San Francisco Great breakfast Felt safe within the hotel Cons: Small room Area kind of sketchy...

1Thank experttraveler415
Reviewed 19 December 2016

small compact rooms with bed shared bathroom no proper place to use laptop in room (that is a major problem) usb as well as 3 pin power outlets near bed great staff good location minimal breakfast (bread, banana, tea/coffee)

1Thank Chinmay M
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This place needs better reviews! It's obvious that the new management are working really hard to improve facilities and decoration. Looked like there was just the flooring to change whilst we were there. Clean facilities, if there is a problem just let reception know - all staff are friendly. Really nice breakfast area with backpacker vibe, good basic selection of...

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ManagerDM, Manager at Minna Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emzi_Tee, Wow, thank you so much for your review! Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you had a great stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Minna Hotel

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Minna Hotel

Address: 509 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2893
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range: $97 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Minna Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Pontiac Hotel San Francisco
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“check the doors first there are plenty that dont lock properly”
Rene0000, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try getting room 401, or one that isnt central to the floor which will have no window that overlook anything.”
Mi7k, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had windows to the street which was really noisy all the night.”
  • sink in the toilet
matejs, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“don't choose this hostel!”
miswawa, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid rush hour for taking a shower.”
MyriamO, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
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