Hotel Vertigo

, San Francisco, United States
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Hotel Vertigo

, San Francisco
3 star

Rooms: 97

940 Sutter Street - San Francisco - California - 94109 - United States Hotel Website | | 4158856800
383 Traveller

Reviews - Hotel Vertigo

Just OK
Submitted by: Ellen Bailey in 27/05/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
It was an OK room. Scenery was an alley and brick wall. Noisy neighbours.
Awesome Location! Great Lil Hotel!
Submitted by: Michael in 27/05/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Loved the hotel, staff were friendly, location was fantastic.
Only negative was that room was hot, no air conditioning.
Having said that, I'd stay there again!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Vertigo

Location and price were the drawing points for our stay...

from winepourer
Location and price were the drawing points for our stay at the York. The hotel matched the Orbitz price that we found online. The hotel was very clean. The breakfast was adequate (muffins, toast, bananas, apples, juice, coffee and tea). The walls are thin as stated in an ealier review, That could be a problem. One night we slept with the radio tuned in to classical music station. We asked for extra pillows right away as they were quite thin.

My daughter (in her 30's) and I stayed there for a girls' trip to San Francisco for five nights. We were only at the hotel to sleep and did not expect it to be a five star hotel. So it worked out just fine.

It was an easy walk to Powell Street ,which is on the main cable line. On arriving from the airport we took the BART in to Union Square (rather than a cab), the Powell station, for $5.15 a piece. That was a bargain! Now, we did have to walk and drag our luggage quite a few blocks up Powell Street and across Sutter Street. But we knew we would have other things to spend our money on.

The hotel is only blocks from "Dottie's True Blue Cafe", an easy walk for a wonderful treat for breakfast. Our wait was only 30 minutes. Not bad!

A Walgreen's is at the corner of Powell and Sutter. That was a convenient location!

One night we enjoyed a Cosmo in the adjoining Plush Room before retiring to our room.

All in all, staying at the York Hotel added to our fun vacation to San Francisco!

Not a 3-star hotel

from tort5670
Don't be fooled by the 3-star AAA rating for this hotel. We stayed there for one night the last week of June 2007 and it did not measure up to that rating. The room was quite shabby and the rugs were very worn. The windows were covered with a thin piece of fabric (not a curtain) which was frayed and hung down from a bar. Also, it was chilly in the room and the heater in the room did not work. The 2 windows in the room were pushed open to the side and were not even on the track, letting cold air in the room. The windows were stuck and I could barely close them. Since we were only there for one night, we didn't demand a change but would not stay there again. I should mention that, there is a decent breakfast included with the room, and it is served in what looks like an old ballroom with a stunning stained glass ceiling on the first floor behind the front desk. However, this wasn't enough to make up for the deficiencies in the room.

Pleasant hotel

from girella
It's a pleasant hotel, maybe rather old aged but very well kept. The staff was very kind, smiling and willing to help us. The rooms are clean and quiet. Breakfast was not very rich: let's say essential!!.It's in a quiet area but not very near the main touristic attractions. However a not too long walk got us to the cable car and the bus and in the evening we went back by taxi as the staff suggested: you can get back here by taxi with not more than10 bucks!

hated it !!!!!!!

from triciaartnsoul
cracked walls, dirty carpet, thin walls!!! I wanted to check out..
however it was to late when we checked in..never again !!!

Worth the money unbeatable location

from Le_Keg
The York was perfect for what we needed, while it isn't a luxury hotel and doesn't really pretend to be it is a great base to explore the city. Having just been taken over by a new chain it may be re-furbished and it could do with a bit of modernisation but don't let that put you off for an honest hotel in a superb location just 5 mins walk to Union Square but in a very very safe area this is the place to take. Having looked on Trip Advisor I wasn't sure what to go for but was very satisfied with my choice.
Pro's - Excellent location, comfortable bed, Some people complained of small rooms - ours was massive and easily accommodated a full size roll away when my sister stayed for one night with room for three big cases, eating breakfast in the Empire Plush Room, Clean, No street noise as we were at the rear of the hotel
Con's - Very thin walls!!, decor could do with a makeover to make it more contemporary, basic breakfast - more variation please, large gap at base of door, windows rattled slightly.

Great way to see the real San Francisco.

from AlwaysOnLocation
Stayed here for four nights (May 20 - 23) before continuing down the coast to Los Angeles. Chose this hotel for its Hitchcock connection - the exterior was seen as the home of Kim Novak’s character, Judy, in “Vertigo.” Was unable to book the “Kim Novak Room” (301) or the “Vertigo Room” (501), but our room (308) was fine. It faced a courtyard in back and was very quiet. This hotel is in the process of changing ownership, and plans are in the works for major updating. However, we found it quite adequate and rather charming the way it is. Really gave us a sense of old San Francisco. Our room was very clean, despite the worn carpeting, and the bathroom was spotless. Big walk-in closet. Worked out well as a home base - walking distance to many sights: Union Square, Civic Center, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Japantown, Nob Hill, Chinatown. The location is also unfortunately adjacent to the Tenderloin district, and while it isn’t particularly dangerous, it’s not exactly picturesque. Rates are reasonable. We paid $122. per night including breakfast, which is served in The Empire Plush Room. We attended a show there one evening, and it’s a very intimate entertainment venue. Highly recommend it. The staff was helpful, even a bit overly effusive for our tastes. This is far from a luxury hotel, but it’s a more authentic way to experience San Francisco. We are likely to return once the renovation takes place, assuming prices stay within reason.

Good Hotel for the Price

from bcjordan
My friend and I stayed here last week for 3 nights. The hotel looks a little different in person than on their new website, however it was still an OK property. Rooms are on the smaller side, however clean and bathroom was nice size. Walls are pretty thin, as the last night we were there, we had people check in next door and could here everything they were saying and could even listen to the music on their radio pretty clearly.

Location was fine. Little grocery mart and restaurants in walking distance.

Breakast was a little slim but, adequate none the less.

Enjoyed the York Hotel

from rubybeth
Based on the reviews from TripAdvisor, we were aware that some found this hotel's room to be small. This was not our experience at all. The room was definitely an adequate size for two adults. And who goes to San Francisco to hang out in their room, anyway? We were out all day in the city from 10am-9pm so hotel amenities were not a big deal.

We had a king room for six nights at the end of April and enjoyed them for the most part. Rooms were clean, service at the desk was very friendly (they remembered us and asked us how our day was on a regular basis), and the continental breakfast was convenient. Nice to be able to grab some toast, juice and muffins before heading out for an espresso at one of the nearby coffee shops. We had a room on the 5th floor facing the rooftop courtyard, and it was very quiet. Personally, I loved that there is only one ice machine on the main floor, as nobody has to experience ice buckets being filled at 3am. Heating and cooling was not an issue (no air conditioning, but big windows to open for fresh air). After walking San Francisco's hills, we didn't need the exercise room.

We found the location to be quite convenient, within walking distance of lovely neighborhoods, cable cars, Chinatown, Union Square, and right on a number of bus lines (2, 3, 4). Though do be aware that walking through the Tenderloin (a few blocks south) should be avoided at night.

My only letdown was that I wished I could have packed my own pillow.

Hit and miss, it seems

from Wellstraveller
We stayed in a room with two beds. The room was clean enough but very drab and in need of renovation, especially the bathroom. There is a large walk in closet. They advertise free wireless but there was no access from our room and staff did not have the knowledge to give advice on connecting. The exercise room is not in working order. Breakfast is self serve toaster, muffins, orange juice, coffee, and bananas, and is not well maintained by staff. It is in a good location.

Great little hotel - blocks from Union Square

Took a gamble and the hotel turned out to be a winner! It was a real bargain and within walking distance of Union Square. Check in/out was a breeeze. The entire staff was pleasant and the premises were very clean. The hotel has a very popular club and a nice little bar just off the lobby.

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

Avis is 3 blocks from the York Hotel If you are renting a car and staying at the York Hotel, I recommend Avis. They are an easy walk from the hotel and are very friendly and helpful.

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San Fran in a nutshell San Francisco is one of the world's great cities. Reasonable public transport but much easier if you have a car, easy to navigate around, and if you don't mind the grotesque number of people down on the Wharf especially at weekends, it can be a great and varied city to visit. You have to take a cable car ride, visit Alcatraz, drive across the Golden Gate bridge, visit Sausalito and try some chowder down on Fishermans Wharf while you watch the seals frolic on Pier 39 if you want to have at least the basic tourist experience.


Other names for Hotel Vertigo

  • york hotel san francisco
  • vertigo hotel san francisco
  • Address: 940 Sutter Street - San Francisco - California - 94109 - United States
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