The Kensington Park Hotel
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... and then have a quick look at the Skulls exhibition I'd seen advertised on billboards as we drove around before catching the next bus. I walked up to the entry and discovered it was $35 to go in. So I asked the attendent where there was a rest room. He said 'There's one inside but you'd have to pay to come in for that.' I said I,m not paying $35 for a loo' He said there's one over there to the left of the amphitheater. Over the road from the ...
... and birds all along the coast, but the road is in great condition. The Big Sur is a range of mountains that sits just back from the coast and the 101 lies between the Pacific and that range providing spectacular twisty riding with lots to see.
Enjoyed crab sandwiches along the way and met the local beach life guard who along with preventing the assorted beach drowning etc was also tooled up with pistol, taser etc as he also is the law ...
... the same shop because after forcefully shoving the batteries into it, it would no longer close. I left the shop hanging my head in shame as the polite but slightly confused shop assistant had just explained to me, that you do not open things from the bottom and that I had broken the hinge in doing so. Oh well you live and learn. However I am still making little progress with this bike comp- talk about a steep learning curve!
... menu. Half expecting a pot to be brought over with a hole frog sitting on top I was slightly disappointed when I came over it had all been chopped up and I mean all of it by the end of eating it I think I could of put the frog/frogs back together. We had a group of military personal join us or table and the fact we had frog put a guy and a girl off their food. Seeing the sign for the cheesecake factory at Maccys seemed like a good way ...
... years, and now we are here (and he does not even like garlic!). A cute place, with a very good waiter, and delicious food! I had the Roasted Garlic Potato Onion soup - so good. The roasted garlic in oil that you spread on bread was tasty too. We had our fill, then went to the Top of the Mark for a night cap (and to offend the people there with our garlic breath!) It had a beautiful view of the city at night - perfect way to end our last evening in San Francisco.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Kensington Park Hotel San Francisco
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.