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|Distance to city centre||1.0 km|
|"Friendly staff and good locations."||(in 26 reviews)|
|"Good location, staffs are helpful."||(in 20 reviews)|
|"Clean room and polite and helpful staff."||(in 19 reviews)|
|"Terrible place to stay"||(in 4 reviews)|
|"Horrible hotel and horrible area."||(in 21 reviews)|
|"The bed sheets were super dirty"||(in 16 reviews)|
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I know this place has gotten flak in other reviews, but it's truly a fantastic value. First of all, I made this reservation for the week of Dreamforce, a 170,000+ person conference every year -- you bet hotel prices can get crazy. For a Monday through Friday stay, I paid less than $500; most of my colleagues spent that PER NIGHT in San Francisco! How much time do you really spend in a hotel room during a conference anyway? Additionally, the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Each day I had clean sheets, clean towels, and other amenities provided that I seriously didn't expect. Sure, the shared bathroom/showers took some getting used to, but I literally never had to wait for someone to finish up so I could use these facilities. The location is also hard to beat -- a half-mile walk to the Moscone Center. Unbelievable at this price! Also wanted to address a common criticism: The homeless people outside of the hotel. There's no denying that San Francisco has a serious homeless problem, and there are many homeless individuals that spend their time right outside of the hotel. That being said, I had no issues whatsoever. I'm a fairly small guy, alone, and I was able to stumble back to the hotel after 12 am by myself with problem. Others have reported being screamed at or aggressively panhandled by these individuals -- literally never happened to me. Of course, dressing below your means and keeping your eyes firmly forward always helps.
The noise from the surrounding area outside would carry on a bit late at times. I'm a pretty heavy sleeper so I didn't mind, but even I was woken up a few times by loud talking and music. Additionally, I would hear a loud thud from above every now and then -- not sure if this was due to tenants or other guests. I will also say that the hotel didn't have much in the way of hot water when I was there. The maximum temperature I could get out of the shower was a touch above lukewarm, and the staff didn't seem to have any solution to the issue. Not really a huge deal, but if you're particular about your showers, I'd keep this in mind.
The rooms don't have bathrooms or showers in them there located in the main hallways wich is very inconvenient.
To enter it you need to pass a numerous groups of homeless people which is frightening
Never go there the hotel never not good
room was a bit cosy. Receptionist was prompt in responding and courteous. I like that there wasgood wifi when it was working
the toilet on my floor had this bird poop smell. If the window could be closed and freshened up, it would be better. no breakfast. wifi was off for some hours at night during half of my stay
With a stay at Desmond Hotel in San Francisco (Downtown San Francisco), you'll be steps from Warfield Theater and Golden Gate Theatre. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
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FAQs when booking at Desmond Hotel
Where is Desmond Hotel located?
Desmond Hotel is located at 42 6th Street in South of Market, 1 km from the centre of San Francisco. Asian Art Museum is the closest landmark to Desmond Hotel.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Desmond Hotel?
Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:30 at Desmond Hotel.
Does Desmond Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Desmond Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Desmond Hotel offer free parking?
No, Desmond Hotel does not offer free parking.
Does Desmond Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Desmond Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Desmond Hotel from the airport?
Desmond Hotel is 18 km from San Francisco. Desmond Hotel is 18.4 km from Oakland.
Can you bring pets to Desmond Hotel?
No, pets are not allowed at Desmond Hotel.
Does Desmond Hotel have a pool?
No, Desmond Hotel does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Asian Art Museum 0.6 km
- Museum of Modern Art 0.9 km
- Grace Cathedral 1.2 km
- Cable Car Museum 1.5 km
- Exploratorium 2.3 km
- Lombard Street 2.4 km
About the neighbourhood
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