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We visited Fisherman's Wharf and walked around San Francisco - lots of steep hills, just like Bath, so we got a cable car back! Dominic was very excited and kept leaning out (we were hanging on the side) and narrowly escaped being knocked off! We saw the famous sealions, who congregate at the pier - they were very noisy! We hired bikes and cycled …
San Francisco, die Stadt der Hippies, der Golden Gate Bridge und allerhand anderer cooler Sachen war eines unserer "Must Sees" auf dieser Reise.
Weil wir nicht erwarteten dass wir in so einer Stadt in unserem Auto schlafen konnten, buchten wir uns fuer zweit Tage in ein recht guenstiges Hotel ein und starteten dann zuerst mal mit dem Auto …
By this title I not only mean San Fran is a place to chill following the mad times of Vegas, but it is the hilliest place this side of Albany! (and probably a lot of other places...) Started my time in San Fransisco with an old family friend from Perth, who is studying at Stanford and living in nearby Palo Alto - a peaceful suburb full of cute …
After a shower, we cleared out the tent and bear proof (although I later found out that it was only 'resistant') safe. We handed back the linen and camp bed and hit the road to leave the park.
We passed some massive wind farms on the way towards San Francisco. The traffic was horrendous and we queued for ages as we …
We went to our hotel in San Francisco, called the Mathila which had a funny elevator, which you could probably outrun. The next day we went to Alcatraz, the prison shut down in 1963, because of deteriorating conditions. we went on a tour, which was quite good. we got an Alcatraz Baseball, as well as some movies (The rock, Escape from Alcatraz). The …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mithila San Francisco
My opinion, I do not think the hotel lives up to the description as a charming euopean style hotel. I only stayed there one night. The continental breakfast is a joke. Believe me there are much nicer accomodations to stay in San Francisco. Old carpet, very poor T.V. (no cable) only 5 stations and when I was there only 4. Very noisy due to thin walls, i.e. loud radio music at 3:30a.m. The key word here is defdinitely economy ( but not at an economy price)
Great Price... Good stay
I will say I was a bit shocked when i entered the hotel.. I booked the room late and it was indeed a great price. I fig. paying cheap would mean a bad stay/room..
Well I was wrong. This place is indeed nice and cozy.. it may not be the BEST hotel.. but by far it is Clean and worth another stay... lets not forget.. the hotel is near many shops and great locations.
We stayed facing Sutter, we had a window... it was small but very cozy and CLEAN... did not stink... comfy all the way.
The bathroom was small but overall was good.
I would indeed stay again for the rate is great and the rooms are clean.
The idea of a quant, european style hotel appealed to me in addition to the low price seen in the traveler magazine. Since I was attending a 3 day class and didn't have much room on my credit card, I was a bit downtrodden thinking the place was going to be smelly and dirty. I was also upset in the beginning because the parking lot is NO WHERE NEAR the hotel - so don't bring a lot of luggage. PARK your car in the LOADING ZONE OF ANY HOTEL ON THE STREET FIRST and prepare to leave it there until you look at your room. I have to say, I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! The room ON THE 4th Floor was freshly rennovated all the way down to new sheets, pillows, and comforters. I am a bath freak and even under the soap dish was brand new and cleaner than most expensive hotels. And the room was cleaned everyday, no loud knocking or vacuuming was heard. The room wasn't as small as I thought AND there was another bed in it as well - I would have preferred a refrigerator though. The hotel was built sturdy and I didn't hear traffic noise, foot or otherwise. In fact, one night I woke up stuck my head out the window and noticed it was quieter at this hotel than where I live.Oh don't expect the phone to be on unless you pay another deposit, that didn't matter because there were 2 wireless networks in the area. Parking was $11 a day 2-3 blocks away and left down an alley.
The best stay ever
this was the best stay and expierence for me i enjyoed my stay here. the staff was very nice and helpful. they gave me the appropriate advice and were very friendly. This is a inexpensive hotel good for budget travelers.
Don't go there!
Who gave the 3 stars? The place was really very low category. You couldn't open the windows,the breakfast was just a bad joke.
This is a nice cozy hotel to stay in. We were lucky to get a room with a window and had breakfast with the sun shining through every morning.
I would definitely stay here again.
We were visiting our cousin who lives in San Francisco. We should have listened to his advice on hotels. An Internet discounter gave the place "3 stars," but I don't even think it deserves one. We stayed at Mithilafor only one night, but we should have left five minutes after we arrived. Everything about the hotel spelled "runned down." The elevator was rickety and very old looking. We were surprised to see that there was no lobby--just a cramped office a few feet from the elevator entrance. The stairs creaked. Even the air smelled bad. When we opened the door to the room, we were shocked to discover the very cramped quarters. I know we were in San Francisco, but I've seen walk-in closets bigger than the room we stayed in. We were clearly disappointed. The free breakfast was just doughnuts and coffee. Neither was very appetizing.
Not the place for a good night's sleep
Stayed here for two nights and definitely would not recommend it. The room was nothing special but ok for a budget hotel. However, we hardly got any sleep due to paper thin walls/ceilings and upstairs neighbors stomping around at all hours of the night. The staff was unable to accomodate our request to move to a quieter room. On our first night, we asked for more pillows to supplement the two very thin ones on the bed. We were told it was too late, they had none left, and "we'll try to accomodate you tomorrow." Also, the bed was none too comfortable and there were lots of ants in the bathroom. I guess this is what you get in San Francisco for $65/night, but it made us wish we'd splurged on something better.
We booked a room via the internet at the Mithila because it was inexpensive, centrally located and carried a three star rating on one site. We thought it would be an adventure staying in a "Charming European-Style. Hotel. Located In The Heart Of Downtown" San Francisco. Instead we found a decaying old building that had been covered over with a coat of cheap paint and cheap carpet. It stank of mildew and hadn't had a good cleaning in quite some time. Although the pillow cases and sheets had been changed, the pillows were old and stained, as was the mattress and quilt. Truly not an invitation for a restful night. I'm sure the hotel fulfills the local health codes but if you are looking for even a bit of comfort and a clean bed I would suggest you look elsewhere. We stayed long enough to use the phone to book another hotel (that we had used before) and then checked out. The staff said they had to bill us for three days, although the policy was stated on several websites as a one day penalty for late cancellation. However, after a complaint to the web service that we had booked through our money was totally refunded.
The Solution to a low budget one week stay
Above all, good location. It let me at walking distance to most downtown landmarks. Very good rates. I walked in with a coupon I found on a free magazine on the street and they even gave me a lower rate. I have absolutely no complaints, for the money I payed. They promise it's bed & breakfast but the breakfast it's really a self servide coffe machine with a donut, but it was OK, anyway. I really recommend this to a low budget traveler. I stayed the night I arrived at SF at the W, because my company payed for it then I was on my own, with very low budget because of the currency excange coming from Latin America, so this was the solution to a great few days in that wonderful city.