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Peopels, wir sind in den USA angekommen. Nach einem entspannten Flug und einer lšngeren Wartezeit am amerikanischen Zoll sind wir nun in San Francisco angekommen. Im Hotel eingecheckt, Koffer hingeschmissen, uns frisch gemacht und los ging die Entdeckungsreise. Da es aber schon Abend war, schafften wir es nur bis zum …
Today we have mostly been queuing.
up and out at 10:30, and we decided we were going to ride a cable car. so we walked round the corner and got on the end of a queue to ride from Powell and Market to Fisherman's wharf. well the queue looked long but there were a few cars lined up so I thought possibly 30 or 45 mins. What I didn't know was they …
The flight from Seattle to SF was good, and the taxi ride in from the airport uneventful. The hotel is great, good location near to Union square and the cable cars, also not far from china town.
We had a walk up to the dock area, and along to Fisherman's wharf. It was all quite lively with loads of shops and restaurants, and we decided to go to …
Saa er det blevet sidste dag i San Francisco, og i aften saetter vi kursen mod Las Vegas og nogle af de store nationalparker i det sydvestlige USA.
Inden da naaede vi som …
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Vi er nu tilbage i San Francisco efter tre skoenne dage, hvor vi har turet Yosemite National Park og vinomraadet Sonoma Valley nord for San Francisco. Det har vaeret tre dage fyldt med store oplevelser, som Martin lige er i gang med at skrive en beretning om - og …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bijou San Francisco
after travelling through the u.s. i can highly recommend the bijou...we could not have asked for more friendlier and helpful staff as we found here...nothing was a problem..we had problems with our ongoing air bookings and they rang ahead a fixed it for us...the hotel was clean and comfortable...the continental breakfast was very good...we would look forward to staying here again on our next trip
My husband and I have stayed here before and found the experience satisfying. We had a comfotable queen size bed. For 2 people, the rooms are okay. They are not very big, but we mostly sight see anyway, so the room size isn't very important to the 2 of us. Recently came here with my husband and 2 nieces. The rooms are NOT big enough for 4 people and sleeping in a double bed with my husband was not comfortable.
The Bijou Hotel is a little piece of California gold in the heart of San Francisco! I was fortunate enough to stay at the Bijou while attending a medical conference in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. All of the surrounding large expensive Hotels were booked-up due to the many coferences that week. A doc that joined me for the conference recommended the Bijou, where we both secured reservations. It was a great idea. A delightful little hotel in the midst of all the prestigous giants! We totally enjoyed our stay. The staff, the room, the ambiance - all fantastic! Everyone that I encountered provided nothing but high quality, friendly, helpful service. I highly recommend this little San Francisco secret! It proved to me that you don't need to stay at the high priced 5 star resort hotels to get quality service and comfort at a very affordable price. Kudos to the Bijou and its wonderful staff!
I just returned from a weekend stay at the Hotel Bijou. It definitely had some positive aspects -- It's really close to Union Square, you can walk to a lot from the location. The Bart, Muni and cable car are within a 2 minute walk; the staff is nice and helpful; it's clean, rooms are decent. However, it also has some negative aspects which need to be taken into consideration: those other reviews are right, the hotel is literally ON the edge of the Tenderloin, which is an extremely seedy neigborhood. There were many homeless people surrounding the area. Several times throughout the night you could hear someone yelling or talking to themselves out on the street. The hotel trys to play up it's moviehouse feel, but there is not that much to it...there are a few posters which they repeat throughout the hallways, and the rooms have a name but nothing at all in them to be specific. If the hotel was awesome, I would stay there again...but since it was just mediocre, and the neighborhood is so bad, I would try something else first.
We love this place!
We travel to San Francisco both for fun and business and always find ourselves at the Bijou. Given the choice (no matter the budget) we prefer style and personality over generic (though nice) marble bathroom countertops. We love the location (close to shops, good restaurants, SFMOMA, galleries, etc.), and the staff is always wonderful.
Just returned from 5 nights at the Bijou and had a wonderful time, it is truely a grogeous little hotel!!! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and although the rooms were small they were very clean and the maid service was prompt and excellent. Some previous reviews have commented on the street noise at the Bijou and we were on the 4th floor and yes it was noisey, but nothing earplugs won't sort out! But the area wasn't anywhere near as dodgy as some other made out - we were 2 girls on our own and felt totally safe at all times. Location is fab, only a couple of blocks from good bars / diners / excellent shopping.
So I can well recommend this place as a different sort of hotel to stay at!
Fun Place / Great Price
The Bijou is a fun little hotel in the heart of the shopping district of San Francisco. Super close to the cable car stop on Powell, the Bijou serves as a nice launching pad for almost any SF excursion. My wife and I stayed there for 1 night, and were warmly greated by a friendly staff who quickly set us up with our room and had our car valet parked. The lobby is super charming and beautifully decorated. It feels a bit like the old school movie houses from the 1950's. Our room was a bit small but had charm none the less. Check out was painless, and the staff was again very friendly. All in all, it was a super deal for San Francisco and I expect to go back again and again, whenever I need a place to stay in SF.
I travel to San Francisco on average 10 times a year for work, perhaps 3 times for leisure. Since October 2002, I've been staying at Hotel Bijou. It's clean, has a funky character, friendly staff, and a great moviehouse them that make it a cinephile's dream hotel. The price is extremely reasonable for the location. However, it is not for everyone. True, it borders the Tenderloin District, so unless you have an open mind and independent spirit, you may be intimidated by the location. One reviewer mentioned the homeless population in the surrounding area--these folks are harmless. A polite smile and "Sorry, no" will go along way if you are solicited, but then again this happens in any city around the world. Rooms are basic--try to ask for a corner room if you like sunlight, but these rooms are also some of the noisiest since they face the Mason/Eddy intersection. The location is convenient to the BART Powell Station, Union Square, and Market Street and you figure you could be paying at least 2-3 times as much for a room in the two major chain hotels across the street or around the corner. A great place for a quick bottle of water or coffee/fruit/sandwiches in The Barbary Coast, a Korean-owned cafe, one block down as you walk toward the BART station. The staff is extremely friendly, and always greets me like an old friend. Over the past 12 months, it's the only hotel I've chosen to stay at in San Francisco on each visit!
I just returned from a trip to San Francisco where I stayed 3 nights at the Hotel Bijou. Although it is located in an area close to Union Square and the cable car turnaround it is right on the cusp of a very bad area. We couldn't walk a few feet from the cab to the entrance of the hotel without being approached by at least one or two homeless people every time - day or night. I know it's to be expected around that area but it was nonstop right outside the hotel door. There is a popular nightclub right around the corner from the hotel that is open until 4:00 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday night all we heard were fights on the street and people partying all night long. (and the windows were closed!). Needless to say, we got little sleep. The room we had was very small - it just fit the two of us. The walls were very thin and we could have sworn the people in the next room were in the same room as we were. We could hear every word of their conversation, and we could hear them taking a shower and even using the bathroom! The bathroom was very tiny (especially the shower!) and the bedspreads and the room decor in general seemed very outdated. And despite being the "Inner Space" room - the only things that indicated what room we were in was a small sign on the door that said "Inner Space" and an 8x10 photo from the movie. That's it. We also received all of 4 TV stations.
I really liked this little place! I called them directly and got a great rate. The location was perfect--very close to the cable car turnaround and the BART/Muni station. In fact, our room had a terrific view of the Nordstrom Shopping Center and Market Street. I had heard about the "Tenderloin" district, but that really wasn't a problem at all. The room wasn't luxurious, but it was spacious and had some personality. We were really tired the first night, so we put on pajamas, ordered from their take-out service, and caught a movie at the complimentary mini-theatre downstairs--two nice perks. Even the morning coffee and pastries were good--better than the coffee shop down the street! The concierge was helpful, and the whole staff was very friendly. We will definitely stay here each time we visit San Francisco!