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Reviewed 4 January 2009

my partner & i wanted a cheap place to stay during a conference - we refused to pay over $100 for some fancy pants hotel. the Astoria Hotel was decent enough: cheap, convenient location, friendly staff. i'd second what the other reviewers have said, the staff is nice, but not overly friendly or helpful. we were promised an iron. our...

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Reviewed 6 December 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights as we were celebrating our annaversary in San Fran. I originaly wanted a much nicer more romantic hotel but my boyfriend convinced me that if we weren't spending 200 a night on hotels we could stay a few extra days and do more. That being said I'd read previous reviews for...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2008

The location is great, right near Chinatown, and centrally located. BUT, this place is awful. The shower curtains had black mould on them, the tub looked like it hadn't had a decent cleaning in years, and the furniture in the room was pretty dilapitated. I haven't stayed in place as poor as this for a loooong time. But it was...

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London/Las Vegas
Reviewed 27 October 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Astoria Hotel this past weekend because we're tightening our belts with the credit crunch and we didn't want to spend $000's a night on accommodation. In a nutshell, the Astoria is basic, but its also clean and the location is GREAT – about a 5 minute stroll from Montgomery BART station (ideal if...

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Leeds, England
Reviewed 30 September 2008

We stayed at Astoria from the 9th September for four nights. The location of the hotel is excellent, right by chinatown, the shops and not too far from the waterfront. The hotel is basic, don't expect luxury, but it exceeded my expectations. The double room was average size with a new bathroom attached. The room was very clean and we...

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Dublin
Reviewed 15 September 2008

Stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, at the start of a 3 week trip around California. I would have to say that the hotel is a fantastic place to stay for anyone on a budget - it is 2 blocks from Union Square (approx 3 mins walk), has a decent breakfast (Bagels, cheese, muffins etc.)...

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California
Reviewed 12 September 2008

The hotel Is in a great location. That is about it. I wouldn't let my worst enemy's stay there. While in the room, It felt as if I was in a sweat shop housing area. It was dirty and gross.I sleep with a CPAP machine. well One of the nights I was awoken in the middle of the night Choking...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 8 September 2008

We arrived at hotel Astoria two hours before check in time and were allowed to check in early. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful the entire four days we were there. It was easy to find from the Bart station, right at the entrance to Chinatown and Starbucks right across the street. We had a corner room...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 28 August 2008

My elderly mother and I stayed at the Astoria for two weeks in July. I guess we're not fussy, but we really enjoyed our stay there. The hotel couldn't have been more central - right by the Chinatown Gate and a few blocks from Union Square. Easy to walk to the Financial district, Chinatown, North Beach and Market Street, with...

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Butler Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 August 2008

The Astoria is the the absolute pits as far as hotels go. I have stayed all over the country, in a variety of hotels and hostels, and there is no way I would recommend this place. Besides being extremely old and run down, the rooms have no clocks, no telephones, and the windows rattle all night. When I asked if...

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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SF Plaza Hotel is at the heart of San Francisco with many famous attractions nearby. It is the perfect walking distance to popular destinations, such as Chinatown, the Financial District and San Francisco's renowned Union Square. Our hotel is surrounded by amazing shopping, as well as an excellent variety of restaurants, museums and attractions. If you are looking to explore beyond the beautiful downtown area, we are just minutes away from public transportation including MUNI, the subway and the iconic San Francisco Cable Cars. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, we welcome guests from around the world looking for an affordable and comfortable place to stay in the wonderful city by the bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SF Plaza Hotel

Address: 510 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Formerly Astoria Hotel)
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range: $180 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — SF Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Astoria Hotel San Francisco
Astoria San Francisco
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“Would probably prefer a room with a view of Grant/Bush streets - courtyard room was somewhat stuffy.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisATX23, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with the view inside the hotel might be better for sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Marin_md, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms at rear side have no view but quiet. street side has view with some noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Shahrokh1970, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms quiet, front rooms not quiet but supposedly have some views.”
 of 5 bubbles W1187RJdavidp, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from Bush St (front).”
 of 5 bubbles MarkG451, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
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