The Good Hotel
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At 1 am this morning Fred and I sat bolt upright in bed. "Was that gun shot"? we both said at the same time. We counted at least 12 volleys, we have no idea how close it was to our hotel, but it was very scary. We didn't hear any police sirens, so perhaps it was just some nutter firing a gun. Time to leave this neighbourhood. Today we're moving to …
This morning we caught the free airport shuttle from the Red Roof Inn into the airport, from there we were able to connect with the light train system that runs into the city (BART - Bay area rapid transport). We said goodbye to our lovely German friends who had travelled into the city with us this morning. We are hoping to meet up with Frank in …
Today we decided to travel on foot and mix in with the locals. In the area of the Civic Centre which is just up the road from our digs a concert was in full swing. I asked the police man on duty what it was all about, as I'd noticed that most of the audience were homeless or down and outs. He said there is music played here every couple of weeks …
Wow, virgin rules....I got a chicken and bacon main meal, followed by a gu mousse, then we had an icecream come later and even an afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and a scone with clotted cream and jam.....yum! Already made friends on the plane: an Irish woman and a German guy. Made the flight go quick chatting to them! Watched 3films. Arrived …
I arrived in Los Angeles early in the morning on Sunday, June 5th to start training the following day-a very special day in my life this year and every year. June 6th is the day my favorite person in the world, my Nanny (my Dad's Mother) passed away from cancer 11 years ago. I will always appreciate the things she did for me and she will forever be …
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Nice and clean in the room, good design, luggage storage, nice and helpful staff. Hairdryer, kettle, and iron in room, as well as a safe. Cool design, free internet, fitness centre. Close to the centre of town, if off on a slightly dodgy road, but just 5 minutes from Market Street.
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Nice boutique hotel
The Britton is a nice and conveniently located hotel in downtown San Francisco. Although the hotel is only about 5 blocks from Union Square, they have a free shuttle to and from there. Really great to hop on the shuttle after a long day touring and shopping. Clean and well maintained room. Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. SOMA Pizza, located in hotel, has simply the best pizza!
The hotel itself was okay. The rooms were nice. The shower heads lacked water pressure, and the room reeked of cleaner when we first checked in. For some reason San Francisco was really hot over this past weekend, and we kept the windows open in the room for some cool air, because this hotel does not have air condition. Every morning at about 6 I would have to wake up and shut the windows because of the noise from the construction work across the street. Then on the last night, they started working on 7th street and blasting away at the street and working on the road at 1 in the morning. Some how I fell back asleep without closing the window and soon woke up to the ceiling fan making loud clicking noises. It sounded like morris code. Then at 6 a.m. the construction started up again. Needless to say, I did not get more than 3 hours of sleep the last night. Wait until the building across the street is finished, then stay there.
Not bad for the price
Rooms were small but clean. Good location, and it was fun to have pizza and a movie right in the room. The Pizza from the restaurant was yummy, and we enjoyed using the Union Square shuttle too!
No on site resturant as advertised.It is across the street in another hotel,and it is closed.In bad district of town.This is a hotel which nightmares are made of.Very old place and would not recomend to anyone.
Stayed for spring break march 16-21
I booked this hotel thru a student travel agency and I liked it! All the receptionists and staff were nice and helpful. The room is actually BIG compared to most low-budget hotels in San Francisco. There was plenty of room for 3 big suitcases, 2 backpacks, and 2 persons roaming around. The best part was that there's private bathrooms and I was assigned a room in back and it was quiet and peaceful. The hotel was cute looking and the SOMA Pizza place was delicious. There's a free shuttle to and from Union Square that runs every 15 or 30 mins. The only turn off was the sketchy neighbhorhood. If it was located somewhere on Post Street, it would be perfect!
Great value for money
Conveniently located near the BART (which is an easy and very cheap way to get from the Airpoirt to this hotel). Close to city hall, a bit far from Union square but the hotel solves that by providing a frequent free shuttle bus to Union Square. We loved the (free) high speed Internet (like the shuttle available at the hotel accross the street).
The room was clean, big enough and had a coffeemaker (but bring your own coffee and filter or instant coffee since the coffee provided is the worst you can think off, as it is in all hotel rooms in the US).
Our room was at the back of the hotel (no traffic noise at all (and no view at all). To my opinion a great budget place to stay.
Small Rooms but Convenient Location
After looking through the website, I was expecting a slightly larger, nicer rooms but they served their purpose. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the shopping center and Union Square - and you can take the shuttle if you want to also. My main complaint was that our room was near by some type of ventilation system on the roof and it was very noisy in the middle of the night.
It was fine
The Britton Hotel in S.F. was fine. It was a good value for the price and I would probably stay there again. Although the location is a little sketchy, it is conveniently close to Market and 7th and a lot of interesting bars and restaurants.
My husband and I were on our honeymoon, and when we arrived in San
Fran, we had a room at an overpriced hotel on the Wharf. The next day
we got a great rate for Hotel Britton through ... We were very
pleasantly surprised at the nice, clean rooms... The staff was friendly
and helpful. The location is quite good. We will definitely stay there
Well first off, let me state that I booked my room on Hotwire and got a rate that I think was less than half the regular rate. This might have influenced my opinion of the hotel, since I am going to review it as a budget hotel and nothing more.Nevertheless, I found the Britton charming! It was clean and well-managed, with nice carpeting, wallpaper, and furnishings that looked relatively new. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful.Why was it not perfect? Well, the rooms are small, without a doubt. This is, again, a budget hotel. They also tend to get a bit stuffy, but this is easily remedied by either turning on the ceiling fan, opening the windows, or both.When I first entered the room I noticed that the carpeting around the wall heater was damp. It took me only a minute to figure out that the radiator was leaking, so I called down to the front desk to report the leak. Then I went out to dinner. When I got back an hour later, the leak had been fixed and the wet carpet had been dried. Can't beat service like that!Also, the location was very convenient. One block east of Market on 7th Street, so you're literally one block from the BART station and MUNI stops that will take you anywhere in the city you want to go. (They were starting construction on a new Federal Building right across the street when I was there, so you might want to request a room away form that side of the building.) The hotel also offers a shuttle to Union Square, but I never got the chance to use it.The only other minor problem I had was that the building tends to creak quite a bit. This made it a little difficult to fall asleep at night, but once I was asleep it didn't bother me at all.Anyway, if you can get a good rate at this place I highly recommend it. When I travel I don't need luxury accomodations, just someplace safe, clean, and private where I can sleep, bathe, and relax. The Hotel Britton provides all these things and more.