Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco
Reviews - Hotel Del Sol
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Del Sol
Fun, Fab Location, Attentive Staff, Free Park, cool decorfrom momemilou
I had searched and searched and as an avid traveller as well as extreme bargain hunter I was very happy to find this hotel.
This is a funky older hotel from the 1950's that a lovely (I am sure gay, not that there's anything wrong with that) group of folks totally rennovated. As to the room basics it follows the standard 50's "motor court" shape, with doors and windows facing a center courtyard, small pool, and parking underneath (FREE parking, as compared to some hotels that charge $20 to $40/night). The bathroom was very 50's, tile, small and shower. The rooms are 50's motor court size, which was fine for myself and child in two beds.
Nice bright accents, paint and accessories have been added to give it a cute and modern feel without sacrificing its retro cool. Great art, furniture and bedding give it a warm, mod feel.
Staff was exceptional - very friendly and helpful with directions, etc. And you even get a free continental breakfast - note there are no coffee makers in the room which is fine with the included breakfast.
also lots of towels, upscale toiletries and a FREE video library featuring movies made in San Francisco. And the pool was heated but it was too cold outside to use.
a bit about the neighborhood, this is an area called "Cow Hollow" that is a good area, and there are restaurants and a nice shopping area on Union street close by. Its a great urban spot with upscale folks and their associated local grocery stores, hamburger shops and yoga studios. Convenient to Fishermans wharf (do not walk, drive or take public transport) - close to the Marina district, golden gate bridge, crissy field, and the presidio and not far from north beach, chinatown and market street.
thanks to the staff - perfect price, perfect spot. we will DEFINATELY be back. A bright spot in an area with "vanilla" accomodations
Very Pleased!from chrisonthetown
CONS: a bit expensive for the accommodations, but then again, this is San Francisco.
Whenever I return to SFO, I will certainly book a room at Hotel Del Sol.
Great Location, but some minor concernsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Ok, now for some minor complaints: The bathroom we had was small with a shower only and a pedestal sink. If you enjoy having a somewhat larger vanity to spread your makeup, etc. out on this will be an annoyance if you are staying for more than a few days. There were also no robe hooks, which may seem minor, but was irritating and inconvenient; I almost wanted to locate a hardware store and install one myself. I also thought the large walk in type closet we had was somewhat smelly. The size of this closet was fantastic, but it definitely had a locker room, body odor type smell, so not all of our luggage ended up being stored in there. I also noticed that the free breakfasts we had on the weekends were much nicer than the ones during the week. There were fresh pastries and fruits, etc. on weekends, but during the week it was prepackaged grocery store muffins and limited bruised looking fruit. It would have been nice to have the extras every day of the week, but then again it was free, so ... They also didn't have some of the freebies advertised for the kids when we first arrived and when they did finally get the beach ball that was promised - (the size of a large grapefruit) it was underwhelming. Overall this was a good experience for a family type hotel. I would probably check for something else for future trips with a bigger bathroom and a less smelly closet situation, but I doubt if I could find a better price or location than the Del Sol.
Friendly, relaxed, with personalityfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The people who work there are personable and really, truly helpful. They have even created their own guides of San Fran (e.g. dinning, secret spots, rainy days). Location is good and it has free parking which is rare in San Francisco.
Best Hotel in the neighborhoodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
ll Be Backfrom FlyMeToTheMoon
Fantastic Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A gem of a motelfrom chrisbroughton
The free and substantial parking facilities are a real benefit,yet the location of the motel means that most of San Francisco's main spots such as Union Square,Fishermans Wharf are easily accessible on foot.....even taking into account the hills.
We would thoroughly recommend the Del Sol.Its not posh,but represents great value.In fact,considering its San Francisco location,a little gem of a place and offering much better value and character than the chain establishments on or near Fishermans Wharf,where we have stayed before.
A Fun Colorful Atmospherefrom Bubbles0565
Cool Rooms and a Groovy Stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Francisco
BIKE THE BRIDGE We hired bicycles and rode over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and caught the ferry back. A great way to really see and feel the city.
Muni rocks Take the bus! Either get a day pass at the Tourist Office or pay $1.50 per adult and $.50 per child for children up to and including 17 and get around the city and are good for about three hours in any direction. Parking is outrageously expensive and the hills are often VERY steep for walking.
Exploratorium Don't miss the Exploratorium no matter what age you are. It's an amazing place to be.
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- Address: 3100 Webster Street - San Francisco - California - 94123 - United States
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