Gates Hotel San Francisco

, San Francisco, United States
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Gates Hotel San Francisco

140 Ellis Street - San Francisco - California - 94102 - United States 415 781 0430
462 Traveller

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Never Ever Want To Come Back

from CKLL
I usually stay across the street at the Monticello Inn, but since they were booked and the Fusion was a new hotel I thought I would give it a try. From the very beginning (at check in) it seemed that no one really knew what they were doing. The check in process seemed to last for days.

The room that I was assigned to was an accessible room. Which was also located next to a "storage room" little did I know that it also meant that there would be a constant loud motor humming sound/vibration to my room. Although there is free high speed internet, it's not wireless...so remember to bring your own cord or else be prepared to be charged a fee.

The bed was hard, and the room was warm (no AC) so I had to make do with fans to cool my room off. The shower head was broken so a sit down shower was my only option.

The valet parking is not actually with the hotel. They work with another company, so they can only guess what is going on with your car. I tried to fit my car into their valet area, I told the bell captain/concierge who then said that my car would get ticketed if I left it there. Instead of moving the car himself he asked me to move it because he didn't know when the valet service was going to be picking up the car. I had to get back into my car and move it myself...why was I paying over $30 a day for?

It doesn't feel as though many of the workers at Hotel Fusion have a clear understanding about what their job is or what customer service means. I really do suggest paying more to stay somewhere else.

Comfortable and modern

from ellynet
Surprisingly modern. It feels like a small hotel, but the rooms are perfect. Very clean, very modern, great shower. Helpful staff. Only stayed one night, but it is a really good location.

Nice Hotel, Great Value

from chriz_chen
Have a great stay at the hotel for a week ... the room is clean and service is good..

Near to Union Square and some nice resturant near to the hotel..

For the the price i pay its really is value for money

cozy and nice hotel right in the city center

from chaoleonard
Fusion hotel is just right in San Francisco city centre, few steps from Union Square. The rooms are a bit small but clean and well furnished. Our queen size bed was comfortable and the bathroom was good with great shower. Our room had a flat screen tv and wireless internet (with low fare). Staff was friendly and helpful but they don't have delivery to me an email. The breakfast is included but they do not have restaurant and the customer is forced to carry it in room.

Nice Hotel

from kimpy
I paid $132/night--a good rate for the Union Square area. Hotel was very nice and rooms were clean.
Pros: Hotel staff very friendly and helpful, room was nicely decorated and spotlessley clean, location was convenient to BART and lots of shopping.
Cons: No in-room movies (as advertised on the hotel's website), continental breakfast was the cheapest I've every seen. A staff member did tell me they plan to upgrade it in the next few weeks, air conditioning did not work, location is noisy (any hotel in this area is probably noisy).

Overall, I liked it and would stay again. I don't think you can beat it for the price!

Loved the Fusion - Great Hotel

from slimshaney
Hi,

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Fusion June 26th - July 3rd.

Arrived early afternoon, and had no problem checking in.

All the staff we encountered during our stay were very curtious, friendly and helpful. Everyone from the front desk to recetion to the cleaning staff.

Had no problem with street noise - you're in the middle of one of the most popular areas of the city, and noise is to be expected.

The hotel is 2 minutes away from Powell Street turntable/BART station/Market Street (they are literally just around the corner), and only a few more minutes away from Union Square.

The hotel has recently been completely refurbished, and is a real gem.

The room was on the 5th floor overlooking the street.

A great room - a fair size with all new furniture, fixtures and fittings.

Extremely comfortable bed, and a nice large LCD TV on the wall at the end - perfect to watch the World Cup whilst laying in bed (8am in the morning remember).

Nice bathroom.

I would without question stay at the Fusion again, and would whole-heartedly recommend that you do the same.

5/5.

Cheers,
Shane :-)

Clean and Friendly

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just got back yesterday from our trip to San Francisc(July 16/06). Want everyone to know our stay at the Fusion was great! Staff was very friendly and suggested great places to eat. It was very clean everytime the maid came to clean it looked like the first time we got there. Everything was in it's place. Although the rooms were small they were very cozy and we had a flat screen tv too. We would recommend this hotel to all of our friends and anyone who is still deciding where to stay. It is also close to all the great shopping and restaurants. We will definitely consider staying there again. We want to thank the staff at the Fusion for making us feel welcome especially Rich who recommended we eat at Boca and Peppe. Great restaurant for kids too. Hope to see you again.

Nice Little Hotel for the money

from Skiersx2
We take monthly weekend trips to SF to escape the Central California heat in the summer, and thought we knew most of the hotels in the Union Square area, but had walked by the Fusion before (we've stayed at the Monticello Inn across the street) without ever noticing it (until this time, when we saw the big sign outside - duh !) We booked it due to their low rates compared to the competition for a Friday night stay, and we were very pleased at how well the building had been renovated - literally everying was in near-brand new condition, and in great shape, from the lobby, to the elevator (there are still a lot of old ones in many of the smaller budget SF hotels), to all the carpeting, windows (which actually open easily), to the furnishings, including a nice wide flat screen tv. Our only minor complaints were that the room was on the small side, as are most SF boutique hotels, the sink is not in the bathroom, but outside it, and we got a full size bed (for 2 of us), where we'd rather have had at least a queen, and the parking was not very convenient (the valet parking was $33, which we though was too high, so we ended up parking at the Union Square garage and paid about the same - duh on us again - ). The staff was very friendly, and the location is great - just a block from the cable cars, and three blocks from Union Square, and it's a safe area to be in at night. We'd definately stay here again, and would recommend it to singles or couples (but not to families, due to the smaller size rooms).

A good boutique hotel

from positivity
Decided to stay at Hotel Fusion with my partner on the basis of decent reviews in expedia through which we had booked a 2-nights' stay in late June. The recently revamped hotel pleased on most accounts - location was perfect, the room was bright, furniture was new, staff were friendly.

The room rate included buffet breakfast - well, free flow of juices, coffee, muffins and toasts - which meant that we did not have to scurry out for food in the morning. We even managed to tap into the wireless connection of a neighbouring building and free internet access.

It would have been a dream stay for the price except for a little - or for some, a rather major issue. As the rooms do not come with air-conditioning, leaving the windows opened - it was summer after all, meant that we had to put up with the street noise along Ellis Street all through the day and night. This included the occasional screaming drunkard and blaring fire engines as well as car alarms. Closing the windows, on the other hand, led to sweaty sheets. Must say that the 2 nights there had not been very restful.

For this reason, a "3" rating (well "3.5" score would have been more appropriate) has to be awarded. Would still happily recommend the hotel to budget travellers who want a clean and functional hotel next to Market/Powell and Union Square.

Great little hotel in Union Square

from NoCalBonnie
I was a little skeptical because the price was so much less than the "big" hotels around Union Square--I really thought I was going to be in a sketchy neighborhood. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised by the location. It is kitty-corner from the Renaissance Parc 55--right in the middle of restuarants and an easy block away from shopping.

Yes, the rooms are small and basic. But, they are impeccably clean and well-appointed. Towels were soft and large, bed linens were new and of high-quality, and bathroom was stocked with generous amounts of Rusk products. And surprisingly for an older building in San Francisco, the hallways did not have that musty old building smell.

Hard to find ice machine (there is only one on the fourth floor) but the front desk was easy to reach and helpful. The free breakfast was really only bread with a super-slow toaster, muffins, coffee/tea/hot cocoa, and juice--nothing very exciting. But with such great restaurants around--who wants to eat at the hotel anyway.....

I felt that for the price paid, I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. I will stay here again next time I'm in SFO.

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

Metro Pass Buy the pass at the kiosk in Union Square. It pays for itself with 4 rides on the cable car.

Bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge We rented a tandem bike and rode back and forth across the Golden Gate Bridge. There are heaps of bike rental companies around the Fisherman's Wharf area. My wife liked it so much that 2/3 of the way back, she said let's do it again. So we doubled back and made 2 roundtrips. It's a great view and an iconic image of SF that you will remember for a lifetime. A word of warning...there are a couple of hills as you approach the bridge, so it may be a challenge for the less fit riders. No problem, just get off and walk the bike.

Always be Careful I didn't realize that San Francisco had so many homeless people. Just use caution when strangers ask for money - because they will especially if they can tell that you are a tourist.

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  • Address: 140 Ellis Street - San Francisco - California - 94102 - United States
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