Edwardian San Francisco Hotel
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"The mountains are calling and I must go," famously attributed to John Muir (namesake of Muir Woods), could be a suitable subtitle for this blog. He is honored with a park just outside of San Francisco, highlighting coastal Redwood forest. I'll honor him by a visit and blog post.
... arms into the building. So at a recent hearing on local gun control laws, while the politicians debated whether to legislate for tighter control, a row of men stood at the back of the public gallery with loaded shotguns visibly displayed while the (unarmed) guards looked on...
If all of the above makes you think you might prefer to stay at home though, hold on..
Because I have had the most wonderful time on the west ...
... Suddenly I realised from the photos that the man who had held the door open for us was in fact the owner!!! I then mentioned this to Sarah whilst cursing our luck that we didn't have a longer chat with him and got him to jump us up the queue. Anyway we quickly move up the queue as it's apparently easier to find a table for two. We have a fantastic seafood meal washed down with a Cloudy Bay Sauvignon blanc and start ...
Boarded double decker hop on hop off bus for city tour checking out the sights & history. This arvo did the tour of the infamous Alcatraz. The kids found it quite amazing. An ex prisoner was there to meet. Did the audio tour, & also a ranger led tour of the 2 ingenious attempted escapes that aren't as well documented as the infamous one. Then we got back on the bus for a 1 & 1/2 night tour of the city that wasn't covered during the ...
... br> Me and you and a dog names Boo by?
We think Dr Hook and Captain & Teneille featured too, but can't remember the songs...
Derek managed to loosen a lens out of his glasses, so our first adventure once we had checked in was to a local mall to get them fixed. What a depressing place! Full of shops selling tacky junk, and a food hall also selling junk. However we were hungry ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Edwardian San Francisco Hotel
All though I was a late to check in , the staff was prompt and courtesy, during my stay he stuff was always attentive , my room was always clean. Just a great place to stay.
Awful, do not even think about staying here
I booked here through a travel agent, and only because there was no availability in any "known" hotel chain. I thought that this might be a charming little boutique hotel -- instead, it's a complete dive. 2nd floor rooms (at least 8 of them) all share 1 bathroom, which had a broken toilet the night I arrived. No A/C, odd smells, single-pane windows that let so much noise in you might as well be on the street. There's a Travellodge kitty-corner, stay there instead, at least you'll get your own bathroom.
Awful. Steer clear of this hotel!! Dirty rooms & rude staff!
RUDE & very unpleasant staff the moment you walk in the door. Rooms are small, dark & dirty. Bed & pillows stained and look flea infested. I would rather sleep in my car than spend a night here. Very skeptical of "Excellent" reviews given. Probably bogus. DO NOT RECOMMEND, EVER!
2 1/2 stars? More like 1 star at best
I booked the room via an internet service. The hotel was given a 2 1/2 star rating out of 4 by the service I used as well as the other online services I didn't use. I usually check prices at different sites plus some are better then others in their description, photos, etc. The hotel in my opion should be given a 1 star or 1 1/2 at best. I've not stayed at a 1 star hotel but can't imagine they could be any worse then this place.
I stayed on 01/22/05. The room was small with no closet. The carpet looked like it was best to leave your shoes on. The bedding was dirty and the bathroom while clean was cold, had painted windows (no shades), a toilet that didn't exactly flush and a sink/mirror area that had indirect lighting. I booked a queen size bed but it turns out that queen means full at this place.
The hotel is old. Nothing wrong with that and indeed if a little cash was spent on updating it, it could be quite nice. The deal breaker had to be the lack of heating. The hotels age did come into play when it came to heat. The room was heated with an old steam? radiator heater that had no way for me to adjust it. Winter in SF may not be all that bad but there's nothing worse then being cold when you're trying to sleep and paying for it.
I don't blame the hotel. I'm not sure how hotels are rated but had my expectations been set appropriately, I would not have had anyone to blame but myself for booking a 1 star hotel.
Stayed three nights in this hotel.
First in Room # 15. Is was a bit smokey because the chimney of the restaurant next door. Later I moved to room 42. Great room with nice bathroom, though a bit noisy (but after all SF is a city). Got a complementary whole bottle of good Californian White Wine at arrival. Neoghbourhood is great for walks to the Mission or downtown - many public transport possibilities and free parking.
Had a great time
i stayed at the edwardian hotel from 3-31-04 t0 4-6-04 and thought the staff was great . the couldnt do enough for you. it was centraly located only blocks from castro and had both street car stops and metro stops . i always felt safe and i came in late some nights . i would not only recomend this hotel if you want a nice hotel at a good rate , but i would stay there again on my next trip.
Fabulous hotel with a European charm.
I booked a room at the Edwardian Hotel for my parents visiting me from Europe for their anniversary. They were very satisfied with their stay.
The hotel was fabulous, nicely decorated, very clean and quiet, reminds me of a boutique hotel in Paris. The service is professional, friendly staff, the location is central and right next to public transportation, one of the best small hotels my parents stayed in, I recommend it highly to anyone looking for a great deal.
I took my wife there in the summer of 2003 for a conference. I was so embarrassed! Bad smells, wornout, used furniture from Days Inn, one of our towels was actually from a local gym with the logo on it. We got the run around about the room as well. We booked a queen and got a double. Opened the window to get fresh air and got the room filled with smoke from the bar and grill downstairs. Homeless all over, some looking at porn on the open sidewalk. Got back one night in time to catch someone peeing on the wall by the entrance. The room above us must have been rented by the hour if you know what I mean. We got suckered by the internet on this one. There is more, but why go on? I agree with the other review about the nice young lady that did her best and was very nice to us. Sad thing is, I think she was embarrassed also.
Don't stay at the Edwardian - you will regret it
This is one of the most terrible places we almost stayed in and we have
traveled all over the world. We choose this hotel because it seemed
very romantic and centrally located through hotels.When we arrived,
after bringing in all our bags and paying for parking the clerk
informed us that he had not received our reservation from hotel. He
said this happens all the time. As he was shuffling through papers, I
noticed our name on a paper in a folder which he proceeded to grab away
and place under the desk and would not let me see it again and
pretended like he did not know what I was talking about. This guy, who
said his name was David was extrememly rude to us. He spoke to us in a
condescending manner, telling us this same thing happened to him in
Europe and there were no hotels left in the entire city as this was
Valentines eve.While on the phone with Hotel claiming he was going to
straighten the whole situation out, he suddenly remembered another room
he had. He offered us a room with no bathroom, as we had reseved for
the price of $139. We looked at the room and it was skeevy, filthy, and
stunk like urine, mold and stale cigerettes. We said we didn't want
that room. He kept saying he couldn't get through to hotel and that for
a price he could hook us up at the Ramada. This sounded very sketchy
and he kept referring to my husband at "my friend" and acting as though
we were there on some kind of illicit business. This was Valentine's
night and we were very tired and just wanted to begin some romantic
time together. This guy and situation, needless to say, did little for
our romantic mood and made me feel like crying. We went outside and I
stood with the luggage, while my husband went and got the car. A crazy
homeless was harassing me too while I was waiting. We drove around and
found a wireless internet connection to find another hotel, I searched
on line and he made called. Eventually, after about an hour or two of
searching we found a room at the Mosser. This place was great and
although we had heard the rooms were small they may be by american
standards but by European/New York standards they were tremendous. The
staff at the Mosser was wonderful, the rooms clean, modern and
interesting. We had a great time there after that drama at the
Edwardian. I was so mad, I actually called the guy and asked him to
apologize to me but this guy must be rude to plenty of people because
he thought I was somebody from 2 weeks ago and then a current guest and
he never did apologize. Save yourself the heart ache. Don't stay at the
Edwardian...and don't book with Hotels. They were not very helpful