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Grant Plaza Hotel

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#153 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
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Grant Plaza Hotel is a limited service boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. It is recommended by many travellers as one of the best valued hotels in San Francisco. The hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to Chinatown, 3 blocks from Union Square, and within easy walking distance to many fine restaurants and theaters in this exciting city. It is also only 1 block to the famous San Francisco Cable Car line, the Bank of American Building in the Financial District and the 5 stars Ritz Carlton Hotel in Nob Hill. It caters to both business and pleasure travelers, and is the perfect place for a vacation getaway. The Hotel has just a completed renovation in 2015. The comfortable guestrooms are appointed with contemporary furnishings, and have recently been renovated for guest convenience with hairdryer, electronic keycard lock and free (WiFi) high speed internet access. The professional and attentive staff at the hotel will ensure that all guests are well taken care of. If you're seeking comfort and affordability all in one, this is one of the best value hotels in San Francisco.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Thomas King wrote a review Nov 2023
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Don’t bother here, photos are outdated, beds are extremely uncomfy, tvs are extremely out dated and the wifi you may as well have none as it’s extremely slow, the one and only elevator is old and creaky and is moments away from breaking down, the only stairs are exit stairs only, cannot go up, just avoid
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If your looking for a quiet place to stay, don’t stay here your right in china town and there is...
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martinedy86 wrote a review Sep 2023
Prague, Czech Republic3 contributions
How to start... Very very very small rooms. Unfortunately there is no daily cleaning of the room. Beds very uncomfortable and creaky. The double bed is actually a single bed. An American or European husband and wife will not fit on this bed. An old, shrunken elevator. For me this hotel is a NO!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You look for other hotels in the area
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Sf Paul wrote a review Sep 2023
Turlock, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
If you look at the vent under the desk very very dirty there is a weird smell. on the ninth floor. Beds are very hard. But good location. everything is close by. walking distance. Union Square about five seconds.walk North Beach six lights lots of stores in Chinatown
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fred Castro wrote a review Aug 2023
Brasilia, DF442 contributions196 helpful votes
A localização é boa, mas o quarto não possui ar condicionado, é muito barulhento, você não consegue descansar. Passei dois dias, mas nao indico para casais ou familias. MEllhor procurar outro com melhor custo beneficio. The location is good, but the room doesn't have air conditioning, it's very noisy, you can't rest. I spent two days, but I don't recommend it for couples or families. Better look for another one with better cost benefit.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Kmet wrote a review Jun 2023
Granada, Spain2 contributions
Didn’t even stay the night. I’ve stayed in many places in SF. This is one step removed from a hostel. Paid for it and ran. This place is old, carpet is really bad, walls paper thin, no modern heating and felt like it had to have bugs. Did a search and found posts saying it did so we decided to leave. Lots of nice hotels down the road for about the same price (Vintage and Orchard hotel).
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ken Ho, Owner at Grant Plaza Hotel
Responded Jun 30, 2023
Thanks for staying with us. We're sorry that you were unhappy. Our room carpet was changed only two months ago and we have no bugs at our hotel. Thank you for your review.
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April H wrote a review May 2023
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This place was ok for a night but I was really disappointed in the room. The bed spread had some sort of paint or stain cover up on it, the shower floor was tinged with dirt, there was water damage to the bathroom cabinet, and it just felt dirty in general. I am not sure if maybe I got a bad room or what but it looked nothing like the hotel or traveler pictures I found prior to booking. This was my first experience on the west coast so maybe my expectations were too high? In Tennessee, $200 a night gets you a good room but it felt like I was staying in a $40 slum motel instead.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you're looking for luxury, this is not it.
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Responded Jun 30, 2023
Thanks for staying with us. We're sorry that you were unhappy – we'll work hard to fix the issue that you experienced. Thank you for your review.
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ekelleman88 wrote a review May 2023
Hammond, Indiana171 contributions57 helpful votes
First off, this is a no frills hotel. Not many amenities and rooms are small. So if you want something more high end, book elsewhere. However, if you are looking for a hotel with an affordable price in a colorful neighborhood near all the major sites of SF, this is a great option! You are right in the heart of Chinatown, so there are numerous dining and souvenir shops within a quick walk. Also, you are not far from busses, the Bart, and the cable car, so you can quickly get to other tourist attractions throughout the city. The room and bathroom were clean. They provide body wash and shampoo. The bed was probably the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on in a hotel. The mattress was nice and firm the way I like. The TV was kinda small though. They don't have basic cable TV channels, just Samsung TV. But they do have all of your streaming apps, so I was able to watch things in my Hulu account. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel if traveling to SF on a budget.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Not many amenities, no breakfast, small rooms
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Naomi C wrote a review Apr 2023
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My stay at the Grant Plaza Hotel in San Francisco was a delightful and cozy experience. Located right in the heart of Chinatown, the hotel is surrounded by authentic eateries, souvenir shops, and colorful street art. My room was small but charming, with a window overlooking the bustling streets below. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive, ensuring my stay was enjoyable and stress-free. The hotel is also within walking distance to major attractions, such as Union Square and the famous San Francisco Cable Cars. I would highly recommend the Grant Plaza Hotel to travelers seeking a unique and convenient stay in the city
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Arti K wrote a review Apr 2023
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During my recent visit to San Francisco, I chose the Grant Plaza Hotel for its budget-friendly rates and its prime location. Nestled in the vibrant Chinatown, this hotel offers travelers an opportunity to experience the rich culture and culinary delights of the area. The rooms were basic but comfortable, and the staff was always helpful and accommodating. The free Wi-Fi was a bonus, allowing me to stay connected throughout my trip. If you're looking for an affordable stay in San Francisco with a cultural twist, the Grant Plaza Hotel is the place to be
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Xin L wrote a review Mar 2023
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We loved our stay here. The location is ideal - just a short walk to the Financial District and all the top attractions in San Francisco. The hotel itself is charming and well-appointed, with all the comforts of home. We especially appreciated the complimentary breakfast each morning, which gave us the energy we needed to explore the city. And the staff is simply wonderful. They truly went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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C$99 - C$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Chinatown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grant Plaza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grant Plaza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (Downtown) (0.3 km), San Francisco Playhouse (0.5 km), and EscapeSF (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grant Plaza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
Is parking available at Grant Plaza Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grant Plaza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Bouche, and City View Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grant Plaza Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Grant Plaza Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (7.1 km), Alcatraz Island (4.2 km), and Fort Point National Historic Site (6.6 km).