Hotel Beresford

635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Nob Hill Russian Hill area of San Francisco, is near Open Top Sightseeing, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and Atelier Dore.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Beresford San Francisco

    Reviewed by cathiehm

    Nice

    Reviewed
    by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Small rooms (to be expected) and basic facilities but nice.

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    Reviewed by shiuli62

    satisfactory

    Reviewed May 15, 2014
    by (1 review) Uppsala , Sweden Flag of Sweden

    Coming from Sweden, found the breakfast interesting. Otherwise good service.

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    Reviewed by davkay

    Hotel Beresford

    Reviewed Oct 30, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Bannockburn , Australia Flag of Australia

    A great room, great location. Just off one of the main streets in town. Breakfast provided - is cereal, pastries. Little old pub adjoining hotel serves basic pub meals. Reccommended

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    Reviewed by zjonneke

    Goed standaard klasse hotel op centrale lokatie

    Reviewed Sep 2, 2013
    by (15 reviews) Kaatsheuvel , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

    Prima hotel voor een paar nachten San Francisco. Goede centrale lokatie vlak bij Union Square. Verwacht geen wonderen van het ontbijt, maar het zit er in ieder geval bij.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Beresford San Francisco

    Not Bad for a Short Stayover

    from

    My boyfriend and I made reservations at the Hotel Beresford because it was affordable ($89 super saver on their web site) and in a location that seemed like it might be close to the tourist sites. Also, we were only planning on staying one night and expected to arrive in San Francisco very late because of our flight time.

    First off, in my confusion, I accidentally got directions to the Beresford Arms. Oops - different hotel, but nearby. When we finally arrived at the correct hotel, the staff was friendly and courteous. They took care of the car quickly, asked if we needed help with our bags (we didn't), and up to our room we went.

    If you have an over-active imagination, this hotel will remind you of something out of The Shining. I truly expected to see dead people roaming the dim-lit, red carpeted hallways. It was creepy. Our room (4th floor) was not as creepy, but VERY TINY. We had a view of the fire escape and alley. The room was not bright, but very clean. The bathroom was little more than a closet - no bath tubs here! There was no AC.

    However, we didn't plan on spending a lot of time in our room. We went out for a bite to eat (a few 24-hr diners nearby), came back and went to bed, woke up and checked out. The area is convenient in terms of catching public transportation to other places, but I plan on walking to anywhere like the Wharf, Chinatown, or any other famous tourist spot.

    So, if you are looking for a cheap, clean place to stay with friendly staff, this place isn't half bad - especially if you don't intend on staying in the room for very long. If you are looking to be pampered and surrounded by luxury, you'll definitely find something better elsewhere.

    Distinctively Average!

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    My new wife and I stayed at the Beresford on the first leg of our West-East coast honeymoon and whilst we didn't expect luxurious grandeur from a centrally located city hotel, we did expect better!

    Having notofied the hotel that it was our honeymoon (and having hoped for perhaps, somewhat enhanced service), we were allocated Room #616, which was a small and dark corner room, only to be told that this was in fact one of their largest!

    The sink taps leaked all around the basin, the standard of room service was nothing more than basic, (dirty glasses were left full of soda, etc.), there was no assistance with luggage and the concierge staff made us feel as though they were doing us a favour every time a question was asked of them.

    If someone wants a modest hotel in San Fran affording a good location AND they're prepared to compromise their service and comfort levels in exchange for a budget pay-off, then fine. Otherwsie, give the Beresford a wide berth, spend a few bucks more and enjoy your accommodation in SF!

    What A P.O.S.

    from

    I stayed at the hotel beresford for 1 night. My first impression as I walked into the lobbey was, what is that smell? That said, I knew that the experience wouldn't be a good one.

    I get my key and take the rusted elevator up to my floor (6th) Pop the key into the door, my door wouldn't even open a foot without hitting the bed. My luggage wouldn't even get pass the door.

    Anyway .. I would not recommend staying at this hotel as it is a dive.

    The next day I went down the street to Pan Pacific . . what a hotel that was, well worth the extra money and had a great view.

    June 2004 Stay

    from

    The rooms, although well kept, were on the small size. The room my wife & I stayed in (314) and the one my son stayed in (310) were both ill-lit - due to the fact that the window was very small and didn't look out onto anything anyway. There was also continuous noise from a presumed air-conditioning unit across the way, and the plumbing to the small radiator made noises throughout the night. Although fairly well kept, the hotel was not a particularly pleasant place to stay. I wouldn't go back.

    Comfortable and cozy

    from

    We stay at the Beresford Hotel when going to the theatre or to San Francisco for a day of shopping. The rooms are clean and cozy. The Beresford is located very conveniently to shopping on Union Square and visiting art galleries.We always enjoy meandering around before we go home the next day.

    Has been both very good and average

    from

    I've stayed at this hotel twice, and I think the key to enjoying your stay is actually having the hotel gods smile upon you and give you a decent room. The first visit, I had a lovely, well appointed room that was bright and airy. The second time I was in a large closet with an assortment of furniture that could be classified as "Early Salvation Army." The bathroom was servicable, albeit a bit manky around the edges. View of pigeons mating on windowsill across alleyway particularly quaint. The location of this hotel is fabulous, however, and as I said, the first visit I had a great room. What type of a gambler are you?

    Basic, No Frills Lodging

    from

    I stayed at The Beresford on Sutter Street last week. The price was great, but I would definitely pay a bit more for an overall more comfortable experience in a city as beautiful as SF is. The room is TINY. I stayed in Rm 315 my friend stayed in Rm 600. They were baiscally the same size, although I think mine was a bit bigger. Both were just a room with a bed. The bathrooms were stall shower only with just enough space to do what was necessary. The bathrooms literally had a sliding door bc there wasn't room enough for a door to open. My rm.

    (315) had an atrocious view of an alley & got no sunlight. The rm.

    itself had insufficient lighting which makes for a very depressing atmosphere. My friend's rm (600) faced Sutter Street & had good sunlight, but lots of street noise if you opened the window, which you had to considering there is no AC. The halls & rooms smelled bad (most likely due to no ventilation system). You had to go get a hair dryer from the front desk. The rooms were clean, but rm. 315 was noticeably older & more worn than rm 600 (windows, bathroom fixtures). I had originally wanted to stay at The Beresford Arms, but they were sold out, that should have been a clue. I noticed many tourists from the UK staying there & I think they do good int'l business, but for Americans who are used to bigger rooms & a few amenities The Beresford doesn't make it.

    Great locaton, nice price

    from

    I was looking for a reasonably cheap but safe place to stay since I was traveling alone, and this was a nice find. The room was basic, but nice. There was no A/C, but I didn't care, you didn't need it. It was close to the Trolleys, Union Square, Chinatown and the Metreon. When I wanted to visit the Wharf or other parts of town, I just hopped on a bus. Public transportation was very close and abundant. I would recommend this hotel for those who don't want to pay a lot, but want a good location.

    Nice, Quite, Great Location

    from

    I have stayed at the Beresford many times over the years. The Hotel lobby and rooms are small but nice enough for the price and location.

    Staff is very friendly and have been there for years. I would recommend it.

    Beresford

    from

    The Beresford on Sutter St. was a bargain buy. The room was REAL small. It was clean and the room service was good. But the view was horrific, I had a fantasic vantage point for seeing the trash in the alley outside.The room didn't have Air Conditioning. The valet parking was quick. The location is right across the street from the new "Who's your daddy hotel" No kidding!! That is the name of the place.It was fairly modest lodging. I would recommend it for the no frills traveler.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Beresford San Francisco

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

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    A day in San Francisco

    A travel blog entry by cathiehm on Oct 30, 2014

    11 photos

    We started the day with complimentary breakfast in the hotel. Wierd setup, at night the breakfast room is the Whitehorse Pub, oldest pub on tis block, in the morning it is the breakfast room. Very basic but adequate and complimentary - cereal, pastries, fruit, coffee and tea. Then we headed out to catch the Powell-Hyde cable car line to Fisherman's …

    Just around the corner ... and up 600 steps

    A travel blog entry by cathiehm on Oct 29, 2014

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    San Fransisco

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    A travel blog entry by trinadaz on Aug 12, 2014

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    Had a great first day in San Francisco. Early morning walk around the streets of San Francisco followed by breakfast with the rest of the group. We then all went on the Hop on Hop off bus around the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. What a gorgeous little town that was. Tonight Darren and I went to our first Major League Baseball …

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    A travel blog entry by kruizinga2014 on Aug 09, 2014

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    Het is alweer een paar dagen geleden dat we geschreven hebben en we staan inmiddels op het punt het hotel in San Francisco te verlaten. We doen en zien steeds zo veel op een dag dat we 's avonds geen puf hebben om het blog bij te houden. Hoogste tijd voor een update dus.

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