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... trip, via the famously tight and twisty bit of Lombard Street. What I hadn't realised was how steep the walk was from the hotel, especially the third block we had to climb; I began to think that we'd be needing ropes, crampons and carabiners to get up it. We did managed it somehow... just, and it was all down hill from here to the wharf. We thought we had plenty of time to get there but hadn't accounted for all the time lost at every junction waiting for the traffic ...
... our gate for the rest of our 3 hour layover. Skip a few boring bits of waiting at the gate, then another gate, and boarding. Here we are, 6 hours to go before we reach San Fran. It's been a pretty good flight. A bit of turbulence as we went north over the top of the Article Circle, and I was wondering why I was cold! I've been pretty set this flight two Disney movies, Frozen and Monsters University, Robocop and an episode of Sherlock. I'm not complaining. Mike's been busily ...
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I just woke up at 5:00 a.m. and i was getting started my trip. I left the house and go to the airport. I just do the airport normal things. I was travelling with an Aeromexico flight in 10:00 a.m. but the flight got retarded 2 hours! I didn't decide to stay at the airport. I had breakfast at a spanish restaurant. When it was 11:00 i ran to the terminal and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAdante Hotel San Francisco
Terrible hotel, bed bugs and very old hotel with very basic and poor breakfast. Area has lots of homeless which didn't bother us but may bother others.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Adante Hotel San Francisco
I go to SF frequently on business and usually stay at one of big chains (Marriott, Radisson) . This time I had to be there for a weekend meeting and wanted to bring along my teenage daughter and her friend, so we chose the Adante to be close to my meeting (Union Square) and their desire to ride cable cars to Fisherman's Wharf.
Our room was small, but clean. We had a ceiling fan which was great. The location is ALMOST shady, but we encountered no trouble walking around at night, particularly walking towards Union Square and Powell Street. Walking directly down to Market street was interesting, and I would recommend getting buses, street cars, and the BART from the Powell street stop. Don't count on the continental breakfast being anything worthwhile, but it does provide a quick on-the-go lift, and the coffee shop adjacent the lobby is excellent, including dollar PBRs. All in all, for a cheap place to stay, this place was worth while.
Saw the deal on a travel site ($50/night). Saw pictures of it and the tacky murals in the rooms. I questioned the quality of the hotel from the day of booking. I Should have trusted my instinct. The rooms were very small, at least the ones we got, had some kind of moldy smell. Can't create a breeze to get rid of the smell. I tried to open the window to get a breeze and if your room is on the street side, it is very loud, I mean you-can't-sleep-loud. It was a catch 22. The 2nd room was a bit bigger but had the smell factor. Regarding the continental breakfast, it was lacking variety considering it only offered coffee, OJ, Cranberry juice and small blueberry muffins for 3 days in a row. I stayed around the last 3 days of August. Oh yeah, one more thing, I got attacked by 3 crickets at night! Would not advise it.
I had a reservation at Adante from aug. 14 -19, 2004. Being a single traveler I am not that picky when it comes to the service in a hotel. But I can't just "keep my mouth shut" after being oversold by Adante for my first night of my 5 night stay. They claimed their internet reservations were "hard to control". My only "crime" was being from the East and showing up for check-in at about 8 PM PST (if memory serves).... Well they were nice enough to pay my cab fare to the nearby hotel (for one night) that they transfered me to in a seedy area of Chinatown. I think this illustrates the merits of staying at a "recognized" hotel chain (Marriott, Best Western, Radisson... heck even Days Inn) which Adante is not... And while I do not fly across the continent in order to watch 500 (exagerating of course) TV channels in my hotel room, the ones I do get I expect to have decent cable reception (about 5 of them didn't).
Great Value, Clean Rooms
We stayed at the Adante for three nights in late August 2004, and found the staff friendly, the rooms (small) but very comfortable, and the price a great value! We had booked online through a travel site, requesting a smoking room, and were surprised to learn that the entire facility (formerly a Quality Inn) was now non-smoking, but aside from that twist, we enjoyed the Adante thoroughly. The internet cafe in the Lobby had delightful coffee, and although we did not avail ourselves of it, the Adante offered a nice continental breakfast selection each morning. We will return to the Adante again, finding the price and location (four blocks from the Powell St. cable car line) much to our liking.
This was our first trip to San Fran. We saw a special hotel deal for $60 a night at the Adante Hotel. The hotel was clean and fairly comfortable, the location was good, very close to Union Square and the cable cars. The hotel service was okay, one day we went back to the hotel to take a nap and there were no sheets on our bed, still not sure why. This is a good deal in a city that has very few, so if you don't mind the fairly tacky decorating ( the mural at the front desk is beautiful, but the painting/mural in our room looked like it was done by a 6 year old ) Also, there are some very loud and inconsiderate people living in the complex next door. They had poker games, and blasted music a 3-4am many nights... So if you are looking for quiet getaway, DO NOT STAY HERE!!!! Also, make sure to visit Sausalito, Miur woods and the wine country (bus/van tour is best) and make sure to buy a 7 day public transportation MUNI pass for $20. The cable car rides alone are worth it, as they are $3 each way!!!
Definitely will go back!
I read the reviews here when I booked and since the rate was so low (under $70/night) I was concerned, but like other reviews, I really was surprised at what I found. Small, but very clean rooms, new TV, ceiling fan (no AC, but even in summer didn't need it), EXCELLENT service - very nice front desk staff, and who can beat the happy hour ($2 beers in the attached coffee bar!). Ideal location - couldn't have been in a better spot for walking to everything we wanted. You really get more than you pay for in my opinion.
I just returned from a five-night stay at the Adante Hotel. It was absolutely wonderful and a great bargain. I was attending a national conference at the San Francisco Hilton, where the conference rate was $190/night. I got a room with two double beds at the Adante for $73/night.
My family and my sister's family stayed at the Adante Hotel for 3 days starting June 19th. After an exhausting search for a reasonable, clean hotel with a great location we chose the Adante. We loved the desk clerk, he was very helpful and polite. The hotel is located in Union Square, and central to all the sites, and shopping. The rooms are smaller than chain hotels. The bathrooms were very clean, and we were supplied with more than enough towels. To me that's a great thing, it can be a hassle tracking down someone for fresh towels. Overall the rooms were very clean, and the beds were very comfortable. We loved having a Walgreens, and a produce & food mart so close to the hotel. I think most people would be happy with this hotel. We got a great price on the room, it was $89.00 a night. There is no parking at this hotel, but we found the valet parking very handy. We never waited more than 10 minutes for our van. I loved the murals located on all the floors, lobby, and rooms. It was a bit noisy, but for the location I feel that is to be expected. We closed the window, and the ceiling fan kept us cooled down. I would stay at the Adante Hotel again
Excellent, friendly service at Adante Hotel
My wife and I stayed at the Adante Hotel last week and enjoyed the kitschy themed rooms and friendly customer service. Our room had a seaside motif with fun hand-painted murals. You can't possibly beat the rates for a hotel located within 3 short blocks of Union Square- we got a real bargain at $79/night! The frosting on the cupcake is the little cafe attached to the hotel that serves up hot grilled panini sandwiches and even has draft beer. The Adante is a great place to stay to be accessible to the shops of Union Square and public transportation to anywhere in the city! Two thumbs up!