King George Hotel
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Wednesday March 12
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Before breakfast I walked down to the ocean...it was calling me, and it was beautiful. The sounds of the waves and seagulls were peaceful and invigorating at the same time. I …
Today we had quite an early start again, but it was made better by the ride to the airport in the Trump shuttle. I'm not quite sure how it works, but the Trump drivers will shuttle you around in the very fancy Trump SUVs if they are not otherwise engaged. We felt very much like celebrities driving through the town in the limo like shuttle with the …
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Jamie, Leanne and I were up early this morning as we have a 9.30am tour of Alcatraz. We arranged to meet at the diner down the road at 8.45am. Bit noisy last night so did not get much sleep, bloody emptying bins in the alley at 3am. So after something to eat at the diner we caught a cab to Pier 33 to join the queue for the 9.30am tour. We had been warned that it can ...
... We had a go at a photo booth that was all in japanese, got some cute photos out of it and having no idea what was being said added to the fun.
Full of japanese cuisine we cruised to Chinatown with a detour through Union Square. Chinatown is crazy busy, has heaps of shops selling things from souvenir shirts to crystal chandeliers and Chinese ornaments, they had lots of scarves for sale. I found a Sam Francisco shirt I liked but the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews King George Hotel San Francisco
A Great Deal
This place is a great bargain . We just stayed 5 nights for $85 including parking (If you book this on-line bring your confirmation, their record keeping is lacking). One block from Powell Street, perfect. On edge of Tenderloin, not perfect but safe although it can look a little scarey. Rooms very small, who cares-if you are going to sit in room all day stay at home.
Just got back from San Francisco and a 4 night stay in the King George hotel. Overall, a decent place to stay, very inexpensive in a good location. Rooms were probably the smallest I've ever seen, and the place is in need of some modernization. However, it is an excellent value with extremely friendly employees. Recommended for travelers on a budget (less than $100/night) but not looking for much else.
Great Decor, Great Staff, Great Value!!!
We booked this hotel on-line only after reading positive reviews. Still being a bit leary we were pleasantly surprised with the hotel and the room. We were offered an upgrade upon check-in and after seeing the room decided YES! It was a lovely, newly renovated room and the accents were charming. Staff was courteous and very accomodating. Excellent value for a botique hotel in this location. We would highly recommend this hotel to those budget concious travellers who still want the little extras. A+
Good location, Poor rooms
We stayed in King George Hotel during the summer of 2001, the staff were friendly but the rooms were small and the bathroom a little old and shabby. We went for a meal at the Hilton a couple of minutes away, while this hotel was bigger and "more corporate" it looked much nicer than the King George Hotel but I suspect a lot more expensive.
The King George Hotel was not awful or anything, it is clean and comforatable, just needs a bit of modernisation - this may have been done now?
The staff made up for any disappontment and the concierge managed to get us next day tickets for Alcatraz when it was booked up for the next 4 weeks - now that is what I call service!
For a good budget hotel try King George Hotel but for sheer luxury try elsewhere!
Right at the heart of the union square! So great location. In addition, King George Hotel has a reasonable rate and the rooms are decorated nicely. In the evening, they occasionally would have Jazz musicians in their Lounge area as well. Oh not to mention free Apples :)Again the Hotel rate strikes the right balance between budget-travelling and a decent-lodging in downtown SF.
Great deal! Great location (right next to Union Square and street car lines), very nice rooms, very clean hotel. Only issues: no self parking, valet parking only (you have to wait 30 minutes each time you need your car) + room service forgot twice to bring us our drinks!
Great Boutique Hotel!
My father and I booked in at the king George Hotel in SanFran mainly because of the reviews I saw on this site!! They were all positive and glowing. The place lived up to them all. Frienldy, helpful staff. Clean rooms - small - but most boutique hotels have small rooms. Comfy beds, old world charm in decoration. Clean bathroom with shower over bath. The guy at the front desk advised us on a great Italian restaurant around the corner. We were only there two nights and I could have easily stayed longer. The price was also great. We travelled on a budget so it was EXCELLENT. Will definatly stay there again.
Super location, great staff!
I am a repeat guest, but love this hotel, easy access to all of San Francisco, Great Rates that can include parking and 5 Star staff. Rooms are warm, with some old world British charm. Highly recommended!
i'm a college student on a tight budget to the king george appealed to me because of it's price, location, and the aura of the room. we unfortunately got stuck with a room right next to the elevator but no biggie. i gave it an above average rating because for the price, the hotel was pretty good. the rooms are kind of small, hence, cozy, could use more towels and those hotel free amenities (ie shampoo etc), another elevator (only have one!), and umm, that's about it. aura made it kind of homely/quaint, not so informal (all about functionality) like other cheap hotels.
Great Union Square Location
King George Hotel is in a great location for shopping or the theatre, with lots of breakfast resaurants within steps. We were acommodated with a very early check in and look for discounted rates, we paid less than 1/2 what is advertised. Try their website directly-parking is often included. Beware the smallest rooms-they're closets- and the elevator could stand to be bigger or another installed somehow.