Beresford Arms

Address: 701 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Downtown area of San Francisco, is near Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, American Conservatory Theater, Geary Theater, and Napa Valley Winery Exchange.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsBeresford Arms San Francisco

        Reviewed by werahiko.whanau


        Reviewed Jun 22, 2013
        by (6 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

        Would recommend, staff very helpful. Cheese and wine free every evening which is great. Continental breakfast is muffins, danish and fruit, very nice.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        Reviewed by kerry.lints

        Nice old Hotel

        Reviewed Jun 2, 2013
        by (23 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

        Love the character of the hotel, great touch having wine and cheese each evening. Breakfast was excellent. The staff were the only negative at this hotel, some weren't as welcoming and friendly as they could have been.

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        Reviewed by natsully

        Great Service

        Reviewed Jun 4, 2012
        by (17 reviews) Wherever I rest my head at night!! , Australia Flag of Australia

        The hotel and the rooms may be a bit dated, but they've gone above and beyond to make it a great experience. With everything from accepting requests for extra towels late at night to putting out wine and cheese every afternoon...they are so friendly and welcoming.

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        Historical Traveler Reviews Beresford Arms San Francisco

        Had a great stay and would recommend it


        Stayed there for three nights in Feb and had great time. We had a large room with two twin beds, a huge bathroom with FAB whirlpool bath, and little kitchen. I felt it was great value for money for central SF and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

        I was a little surprised that there was no bar, restaurant or room service, but having said that there were so many places nearby to eat and drink that it wasn't a problem. Free internet access was useful and the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful to us.

        Good location


        we are a family of four and stayed at the beresford arms 3 nights starting dec. 30, 2003. we enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable!

        the staff was nice. the room was nice, enjoyed the jacuzzi tub! in the lobby every morning was an assortment of donuts and pastries, coffee, tea's and fruit. we ate our breakfast there everymorning. in the late afternoon they also have a wine and cheese social in the lobby. we never made it to that because we were out and about at that time everyday. we were in a good location to get to anywhere in the city by public transit. union square is two blocks away, and you can catch the cable care there or many bus stops on the way to union square. we were not sure how to get to where we wanted to go using the public transportation at first, but we discovered all you have to do is ask any bus driver. we had extremely good luck with the bus drivers being very nice and helpful. on new years eve the hotel put a bottle of champagne in all the rooms. the lobby was filled with tons of balloons and party hats. i would highly recomend this hotel, although never having stayed in s.f. before, i don't have anything to compare it to. i was also impressed with the city of san francisco....... i never felt unsafe or threatened. everyone seems to have a sense of humor and it was a fun, fun city!

        Great hotel, excellent for families


        We stayed here in July 2003 with our two daughters ages 7 and 15. We had the Jr. Suite (2 queen beds) with a kitchen and could not have been happier. Very spacious rooms. Hotel has character and is also very clean. No AC but that wasn't a problem. We regulated the temperature by opening and closing the windows. We would absolutely stay here on a return visit. There is a laundromat and a small grocery across the street and an AVIS car rental a block away. We never felt unsafe and one night walked home from Union SQ. about 11 p.m. with both girls.

        Everything was fine. My husband and older daughter went to a play in the neighborhood and walked to the theatre and back with no problems.

        This hotel is an excellent value.

        Favorite Hotel on California Trip


        Recently my husband and I completed a 2-week trip to California culminating in a 3-night stay at the Beresford Arms, which proved to be my favorite hotel of the trip. What a find! The night we checked in, I was a little concerned about the neighborhood--very urban, a mixed bag of restaurants (from very nice to low budget), shops, massage parlors, & girly shows--but we found that as long as you did not head west, you were fine--the area is vibrant and alive with people out and about even into the wee hours, and it is so safe that the hotel keeps its front doors wide open. Our fellow guests appeared to be a mix of tourists and business people who have stayed there many times before--they keep coming back because of its elegant comfortableness. There's TONS of restaurant choices within 2-blocks radius, many Asian but also American & Italian; very convenient and, we found, safe walk to major department stores, Union Square, theater, galleries, cable cars, etc. The hotel is beautiful and old style--we felt very pampered sipping coffee in the morning under soaring plasterwork, on antique chairs with a grandfather clock chiming away. Can't beat the value--we paid $95/night, including continental breakfast (fruit, donuts, croissants, coffee, juice), newpaper, wine & cheese in the afternoon, and free internet access in lobby computer. Valet parking was $20/day, another bargain compared with what we had experienced on this trip (we also stayed 3 nights down at Fishermans Wharf, at the Raddisson, which was certainly adequate but, at $16 more per day for the room and $3 more per day for the parking, did not include any of the ambiance or extra perks of the Beresford Arms). The room was quite spacious, with two large windows that opened fully to admit fresh air, and eclectic mix of semi-antique furniture, and a luxurious bathroom including a whirlpool--got a foot "massage" while washing my hair! Wouldn't hesitate to staty here again, but note that there is a fire station on Post Street to the west of the hotel, and you will have a quieter night if you request a room away from the Post Street side. BTW, we had a great time at the theatre presentation "Theatre Zinzanni," a caberet/cirque/nightlub thing on the waterfront. Check it out!

        Excellent value:


        My husband and I recently returned from a 4 night stay at the Beresford Arms. I was a little concerned about the area but the area and hotel was excellent! The hotel staff, evening wine/cheese reception and room was more than I expected for the price. One night we had a 3 block walk back to the hotel from a concert at about 1:00 a.m and had no problem whatsoever. Lots of good restaurants in close proximity. We would definitely choose this hotel again.

        Delightful Honeymoon Hotel


        Ten years ago this week my husband and I stayed at the Beresford Arms on our honeymoon to San Fran from L.A. We were on a tight budget, but wanted to stay somewhere memorable. The Beresford Arms was priced within our range, but what a surprise to find that it was so nice! Very clean and roomy, yet it had a nice, old-style charm to it. We would stay there again, and hope to make it back to the city sometime.

        Excellent value, more like a traditional apartment building than a hotel


        I booked a single room at the online rate, and was fortunate to be upgraded to a roomy junior suite, complete with a small kitchen and jacuzzi. Beautiful facility, almost like a small apartment. Traditional style rooms (clean and updated), and very quiet. Very friendly and attentive staff. Many people apparently return again and again; staff greet them by name. Only downside is the proximity of the Tenderloin district in one direction (solution: walk the other direction to close-by Union Square.) Terrific value, will definitely return.

        What a great hotel!


        Loved the Beresford Arms. Great location. Great room (parlor suite). As big as an apt. Very clean. Helpful staff. A lot of value for the money.I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

        Loved It & am going back


        Stayed here two years ago and fell in love with it. The staff is wonderful & friendly!! Managers reception is excellent as well as the free coffee and pastries in the morning. Rooms very clean. No complaints. On our way back in May.

        Go for the Parlour Suite!


        Best hotel for the money in San Francisco. Personable, convenient, comfortable. This is where I always stay in SF.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Beresford Arms San Francisco

        4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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