Beresford Arms Hotel

, San Francisco, United States
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Beresford Arms Hotel

, San Francisco
3 star

Rooms: 95

701 Post Street - San Francisco - California - 94107 - United States Hotel Website | | 415 673 2600
390 Traveller

Reviews - Beresford Arms Hotel

10/10
Great Price - Great Hotel
Submitted by: Cara in 21/02/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
The hotel is charming. The hotel is a short walk (downhill) to Union Square.The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The kitchen in the room made meals very easy. We loved our experience there and will return soon!
9/10
Very nice people
Submitted by: Wilson/William in 26/04/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Retired
We have stayed at the Beresford on Post Street many times. Our son has an art studio across the street at the Pence Gallery. Once we stayed at the one up on Sutter when ours was filled. Very nice people, clean, and the wine is always good at cocktail hour. We enjoy it.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Beresford Arms Hotel

Pleasant and Relaxed

from GF13
We had booked a room at the Beresford Hotel, but after reading reviews we moved our reservation to the Beresford Arms Hotel and were pleasantly surprised. We loved our suite and its antique style. The gold fixtures in the bathroom reminded me of our stay in antique hotels in London England. Staff members were friendly and accomodating to our needs. We definitely enjoyed the complementary continental breakfast and the wine social every afternoon. Not to mention, the bar in our room, which operates on the honor system. The rooms were very clean and nicely priced, our suite was priced at 89 dollars per night during our stay. We will definitely stay there again!

Pleasantly suprised on last minute booking

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for 2 nights commencing 12/7 after doing a tour of hotels around the wharf which were all full. As it was 7.30pm I negotiated a good rate with reception for a junior suite. Hotel is old and as such is somewhat antiquated in style however, we found room clean and spacious with kitchenette and large bathroom (albeit window facing entry, room was on 2nd floor, lobby on 3rd as hotel on a hill, also window security not wonderful). We had tried to get into Nob Hill motel but it was fully booked as it had free parking so we had to live with paying $20/night at Beresford for valet parking. No bar, restaurant etc (free internet in lobby)but no issue as you are very close to a large selection. Close to union square for shopping and also getting cable car down to wharf. It does border on the shady tenderloin area, alot of homeless people around. However if you are sensible and dont wander round on your own at night you will be fine. Not the ritz but very good value in terms of space and location.

Would stay here again

from Durhamite
Stayed 3 nights in July 2004 with my two kids and my parents in a very nice suite. The room(s) were large enough that we all had space to breathe and relax. The central downtown location was within easy walking distance from Union Square and the Cable Car line. The staff were friendly and helpful and the wine reception was an enjoyable treat. They even offered juice for the kids. The lobby is beautiful and easy to see why this building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The only negative for us was that the fire trucks seem to use this corner to get across town as several passed by loudly each night during our stay.

I would certainly recommend this hotel to my friends, and hope to visit again on my next trip to SF.

3 1/2 stars

from Kamookie
Not what I had in mind after reading the reviews. The room was a little funky - i.e. older decor like weird linoleum in the bathroom and foil wallpaper in the kitchen area. The

My biggest concern was that the room could have been cleaner and the beds sucked! I found a little piece of trash under one of the dressers and a weird piece of tape on the bathroom counter.

We had to flip the beds after the first night after having a bad night's sleep and waking up with a sore neck.

Two great things about the hotel are location and size of room. The hotel is located in a great area within walking distance to Union Square, and a great little cafe one block over called the Titanic Cafe, I think. It was in another hotel on Sutter and Jones.

The jr. suite room was huge by San Francisco standards - really the size of a small apartment, so that was great, and it also had a great bay window that opened on the sides -nice for fresh air.

With a little better cleaning and new beds the room is a real score for the price.

Not what I expected after reading all the glowing reviews

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Beresford Arms after reading all the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor. After we arrived and were shown to our room, I was ready to check back out and find another hotel. Being that it was Memorial Day weekend, we figured it would be difficult to find another room at a reasonable price.

I don't think the room had been updated since the 1960s. The huge mirrored wall at the head of the bed was a little weird. The bathroom had shiny silver and gold wallpaper and old gold fixtures. All the furniture was old and looked like stuff I would find at my grandma's house.

With that being said, the room was extremely clean. And I was impress to see as we were leaving that housekeeping even takes the blanket off the bed to wash with the other linens.

The location was good and parking was reasonable at $20 a night. But, I have stayed at nicer hotels in SF for about $10 more a night.

Like Going Home

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have stayed at the Beresford Arms Hotel many times over the past 8 years. It has always been a friendly place, with a gracious staff. The afternoon wine tastings have offered an opportunity to meet and talk with people from different parts of the United States and the world. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and spacious for a city that size. The location is convenient for shopping and dining. It has become our home away from home when in San Francisco. We are looking forward to our next visit with Tag Knapp and her staff.

Terrific value. Friendly staff. Location gives pause.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had a hassle free 3 night stay at this hotel. I booked through expedia.ca for a very reasonable bargain. It was my first visit and perhaps the last simply because the location within spitting distance to the sad and seedy Tenderloin neighbourhood gave me pause but the tradeoff was the proximity to Union Square and access to anywhere in city with the terrific MUNI and BART systems of San Francisco. I had some great misgivings about wandering during daylight hours let alone late at night. The hotel is in comparison an oasis. The lobby and hall decor are very clean and tasteful. The rooms although clean could use and update, particularly the plumbing. My room unfortuantely did not have a lot of natural light and the windows didn't open. You wouldn't want to anyway with the smells of the Tenderloin streets and the multitude of pigeons. My room looked out to an abandoned central cause/breezeway which should be cleaned up and the cooing pigeons evicted. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are so friendly in fact that the desk clerk are willing to have long winded but pleasant gardening conversation with an elderly woman guest whom I had to wait patiently behind to check out. Now, who in this world would be so generous with their time and kindness in this day and age?

Two thumbs up!!

from Fox767
We stayed at the Beresford Arms during spring break, April 2004. The purpose of our trip was senior prom dress shopping for my daughter! The hotel was wonderful!!!!! I absolutely recommend the parlor suite. New bathroom, fixtures, extemely clean etc. The bedroom and main room were enormous for the price. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Two thumbs up!

One Night Stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
Decent Hotel for the price. No a/c means you may need to leave the windows open and hope you have a room with a breeze - and you'll likely be getting street noise. Rooms are clean and a good size. Help was nice. On the border of the tenderlon district but close to Union Square (we walked - only three blocks). They did a very good job renovating the building and keeping it up.

Good place for the price

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I stayed here for a few days in March 2004. While it is certianly not the ritziest hotel I have stayed in, it was good, especially for the price. We stayed in one of the moderately-priced "suites" for the extra $30 over a standard room, and I think it was worth it (we looked at the standard room for kicks). Much bigger, has a little kitchenette and a jacuzzi tub. Since we ate out, we could bring home doggy-bags for midnight snacking, out of the fridge and warmed up in the microwave....The location is fine for safety, but make sure you read up a little bit on the area. Most importantly, don't walk south on Jones all the way to Market - after several blocks, it takes you into the Tenderloin district which is not nice. That said, you have to walk a ways to find a seedy area....For touring, the location is fabulous.
Every morning, my wife and I walked down to Union Square for a coffee, and you can go anywhere from there. Since we'd bought a MUNI pass, we could even hop a bus to the square if we were REALLY lazy, and you can go anywhere in the city from Union Square....We looked around at some of the other hotels in the area while walking around, and didn't think there was anywhere else we'd rather be staying....The daily wine&cheese was a nice touch, and we were more than satisfied with the complementarty breakfast fare.

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

Great view ...from the 52th floor of the Bank of America building. head there for a cocktail and see a great panorama of GGB and the bay.

Muni Pass We found the 3 day Muni Pass a very economical way to use the Cable Cars.

City Pass We bought a $21 7-day city pass which lets you ride the cable cars, F line, and buses unlimited times each day. Definitely a must buy for getting around.

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  • Address: 701 Post Street - San Francisco - California - 94107 - United States
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