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We arrived in San Francisco at about 11:00pm and took the subway to our hotel in China town. It was called the Grant Plaza Hotel and it was the cheapest hotel available in San Fran for the week....it was.....nice....ish. In the morning we woke up, grabbed breakfast at Starbucks and went to grab the cable car to Fisherman's Wharf. After we saw the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grant Plaza Hotel San Francisco
Pay a bit more, stay somewhere else..
Don't believe the listings on Expedia etc. Rooms/bathrooms HAVE NOT been remodelled. Cracked sinks, dodgy light fittings, marks everywhere on walls, stained lampshades. Rooms are tiny, our first room even had no access to proper daylight. Elevator operating on EXPIRED safety certificate, walls paper thin (my companion heard people having sex next door), light fittings rattle when people upstairs move, simple questions such as where to buy a TV guide were beyond most of the staff, TV was old & picture terrible. Channels available varied from room to room! Non-smoking rooms are NOT available, despite Expedia listings. Pay $30 more per room per night, you could be staying in a great big 4 person room at the Comfort Inn - and you would get breakfast included!
Grant Plaza Hotel is a great deal!
I have just returned from spending five fabulous nights and six days at the Grant Plaza. I came away with a great room, the price was right and a wonderful staff. My room was clean and comfortable. On my first day I checked the television set and advised the front desk that the picutre was snowy. The next day the problem was settled with a new T.V.! I highly recommend the Grant Plaza to anyone!
The room was small and stuffy. The showerroom was small; couldn't even bend to shave legs. The room had lots of mosquitoes. I woke up with insect bites on my face and arms (I'm not kidding!). The tv is old-fashioned (wooden box-typed). No alarm clock and iron as described in the website. Our view was the back of the building near by. Parking is two blocks away, $17.50 additional per day with in & out priviledge.
It was a hassle for us going back and forth to and from the hotel with luggages and had to validate parking ticket everyday. The room rate was not that cheap. In short, the costs for the room rate plus the 14% tax and the parking ticket/day would have provide us with better accommodations somewhere else. Try to look for a different hotel. I will not go back to this hotel ever!
My husband and I were on vacation in California. We traveled along this state and the Grant Plaza Hotel in San Francisco was the worst of all.
We were informed on internet that the bathrooms were recently remodeled, it seemed not true. The bedrooms have no air conditioning and because of that the windows had to remain open, with all the noise of the neighborhood preventing decent rest. The size of a room for a couple, incredibly small, 10ft. x 10ft. The first room that was assigned to us, we couldn't even enter the luggage and when we asked for a better room, this one was the same size but was slightly better arranged and the luggage can enter more easily. Sorry but I cannot recomend anyone this hotel.
Ok but Small!
The location of this hotel was unbeatable, the cost was unbeatable, the staff was average, and the rooms were clean. However, it was the smallest hotel room that I have ever seen! My husband is 6'2" and he couldn't sit on the toilet without his knees hitting the wall! Aside from the bed, there was about a 5"x8" area of space. A great deal for anyone on a budget.
Depends on what you want
My husband and I stayed here on our trip to San Francisco last summer and loved it! We are a young couple who loves to travel but need to do it on a budget. This place was perfect for us. The rooms are small and the bathroom is almost non-existent but that isn't most important to us when we travel. The hotel is located in the middle of Chinatown which is a great location to begin your sightseeing. The staff was very nice and helpful and the price can't be beat! Would highly recommend to other young couples or singles. I think families with children might find the size of the rooms problamatic.
Great Bargain Find
Small room, but nice, cute and clean. Great location in Chinatown. Friendly staff. I'd definitely stay here again when in SFO.
Best Bargin in S.F.
I've stayed at the Grant Plaza on two of my visits toSan Francisco. I will say it is indeed the best bargin in town. The rooms are clean and include a private bathroom. The location is great, Union Square and Cable Cars just a few blocks. They offer discount parking around the corner. Yes, this is a no-frills place, but a good bet none-the-less. I will be going back.
Single Room Ratsnest
While travelling alone in San Francisco I stayed at Grant Plaza because I could get a single room. I was expecting a budget hotel but was not prepared for what was in store for me. The room itself was VERY dirty, the bathroom was no better. The room is very close to the old rickety elevator so that made it difficult to sleep. I was up far earlier than I needed to be the next day because I couldn't wait to get out of there!
Safer Neighborhood in San Francisco
The Grant Plaza Hotel in Chinatown, San Francisco is a sure, safe bet for the budget traveler. Modest, functional, clean rooms with a friendly staff. All rooms have a private bathroom. A definate "Tourist Class" hotel. Transportation is nearby: one block to the California Line Cable Car, and three blocks to the Powell Line Cable Car. A short walk to Union Square shopping, and to the Market Street busses and "F" Street Car. Take your choice of Chinese Restaurants just outside the door, as well as quality Chinese antiques, clothing, furniture and art. Walk up Grant Street to North Beach's Italian District. While there are many nicer hotels in San Francisco-the TERRIBLE homeless problem spoils your hotel experience in other areas.