The Kensington Park Hotel
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OK and cheap
The hotel is situated perfect: Only 1 minute from Union Square, the cable cars and lots of busses, 5 minutes form the metro and BART. Most rent-a-car companies are just around the corner. There is no breakfast at the hotel - but a lot of breakfastplaces around the corner. The room was clean and ok, but there was some trash (and a 5 $ tip) from the last guest... Therefor the 1. impression was quite bad! But that was the only negative thing we can mention. Another positive: the price - we booked on ------------- and payed 85 $ (july) for a spacious room - with view to the next hotel. I would not like to pay more, since we do not stay much time on a hotel.
Filthy, Filthy, Yuck!
We stayed there for 2 nights. As soon as we got into the hotel it was so dark. We were so disappointed to see the room. Its sooo small and the carpet is filthy. YUCK! We have no choice but to stay 2 full days. The bathroom has no exhaust fan and the shower cap is so old. The sink was super small. If you are thinking of staying in this hotel my suggestion is don't "IT'S FILTHY"
Loved it!! Very charming
We stayed at the Kensington Park for 7 nights and loved it. Our room was so charming as was the lobby. The concierge (Bob) was so helpful and so pleasant. The location is great. Transportation on the corner. It was nice having the Post Theater right in the hotel. We saw the Buddy Holly story and it was wonderful. We will definitly stay at the Kensington Park on our next visit to SF and we will recommend it to others. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.
I found the hotel to be very charming and a great location. To be able to travel on bart and then walk to the hotel and to be in the heart of union scare was great. The room were small but very clean and decorated with the manor of the hotel. thanks for a great stay.
Wonderful Hotel in the Heart of Union Square San Francisco
Lovely room--comfortable bed. Staff very friendly and accomodating.
There must be better....
Stayed for 5 nights, facilities were lacking and the whole place was very dark and tired. Complementary coffee facilities were awful. This hotel is definitely not worth the money. Its only good point is its location, close to union square.
Just The Best!
I've been a loyal return guest to the Kensington Park for many years and couldn't recommend it more highly. It's classy, cozy, perfectly located and just sooooooo San Francisco. I consider this little gem my home away from home and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else at any price.
I wouldn't stay there again.
The room we had was small. The place has an overall dirty or dingy look. In the fitness center, both machines were broken. The promised weather forecasts were never delivered to our room. They have free sherry in the lobby from 4 - 6 PM. Rather cheesy. The staff is nice enough, but this hotel felt tired....
. . . a genuine gem!!
This is our favorite place to stay on S.F. It's location is wonderful, as it's right in the heart of the Union Square area, with most shopping and dining within walking distance. The remodel was excellent except for the enormous rate increase - BUT have become more reasonable, and you could not find a warmer, more comfortable place at this value ($110/ night + parking). If you are looking for a genuine gem in the "City" in the middle of the action - this is the place. And by all means, ask Bob Finney, the Concierge, for restaurant suggestions - he's never let us down in over 20 years!
Well-positioned for Union Square ....
My son and I recently spent 4 nights at the Kensington Park Hotel as it was recommended to us by a friend. The lobby was beautiful and full of character. Our room, #80 on 11th floor was compact, but very pleasant in a 'shabby-chic' way. The beds were extremely comfortable and the linen was of great quality. Housekeeping was diligent and a 'turn down' service was provided. All in all, our stay was enjoyable. If you like the 'buzz' of downtown, this hotel would be a good choice.
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