King George Hotel, San Francisco
Reviews - King George Hotel
- Age Group: 5160
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Adventurer
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: New Zealand
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Budget Traveller
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Decent place; recommendedfrom fenwaycat
Can't beat the price for this location, unless you want to stay somewhere sketchy (this place is definitely NOT sketchy). I don't recommend the diner place next door - it's way overpriced and you don't get much . I would stay here again.
Good for the Pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Yes it is small, but why spend time in your hotel bar when there are so many fabulous places to go in the city! For the amount of time you spend in your hotel room in such a place like San Francisco, many of the complaints are not warranted. I found the staff extremely friendly and helpful and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for an affordable place to stay in an otherwise very expensive city.
good value and locationfrom sasthije
Best value at Union Square!from A TripAdvisor Member
A Well Kept Secret!from A TripAdvisor Member
There are several wonderful little restaurants walking distance (5 minutes away). You won't be disappointed with this one!
Enjoyed our stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Better off somewhere elsefrom Kris_K_D
Great Location So So Roomsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The staff were efficient and friendly. The rooms are tiny just the bed and a chair or two and a writing table. Separate bathroom and full bath. No air conditioning just a fan. It was very hot the 3 days I was there in September because the wall faced the afternoon sun. Thank goodness I could open the window to cool it down. No mini bar but an in room safe. Usual TV video games etc. The solitary lift in this old building is renovated but can take a while in peak periods. Using the stairs is ok, but hang on they are steep and only fit one person! Heart attack material by the eighth floor! I prefer the Cartwright Hotel for a similar old world renovated style but it is higher up on Sutter St near the Crowne Plaza and Westin. Overall the King George is in a great location with so so small rooms. They are clean and tidy, fine for a quick stopover or business trip but nothing to write home about.
t Stay Here!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Next, they do not have a full service bar. Instead, you may have wine, champagne or beer, and if you want a soda, forget it. This is conveyed to you in a rather rude way by the staff. My wife was 2/3 of the way through with the beer she ordered and the barkeep/waiter took it away; since she hadn't had a drink in a few minutes he assumed she was done.
No apolgy for this was forthecoming. Our room was not cleaned the first day until after 3 pm, and only then becasue one our party asked for it to be done. The response was a rather lathargic, I'll look into it. So if you hope to have your room cleaned before noon, look somewhere else.
Lastly (and probably most importantly), they lost my rental car with their valet service. They request that you notify them 30 minutes in advance to have your vehicle ready. I had done that the previous day and it took them 45 to get the car to me, so we were late to the wedding we were attending. The next day I asked for the car 45 minutes before I had to leave to catch my plane, having learned my lesson. When the car wasn't there, I asked the counter person where the car was. He said in a rather sheepish voice, "I don't know. We can't seem to find it." This is not what you want to hear before you fly home. I gave a complete description of my car, and eventually the valet arrived...with the wrong car. He tried to give me the keys to the vehicle, which was the wrong make and color. After I told him it wasn't my vehicle he left. I began to wonder if my car had been given away to someone else, especially since I was not asked for a receipt for the car he tried to give me. I asked the counter person for a update on my vehicle and he said that it was in the hands of the valets, and not his problem. While I expressed my concerns to the counter person, I asked for the manager.
The lady that had been standing next to the gentleman throughout this incident sneered, "I'm the manager." She had watched her employee running about for quite some time and never bothered to introduce herself to me or help resolve the problem until I asked. She did not do anything to alleviate my concerns, but rather left, talking on her cell phone. Again, after some time, the counter person said that the car was still missing, but I could take their hotel vehicle (at no charge to me) to the airport and they would return my vehicle. After an hour had gone by, I thought for sure that I would never make my pending flight.
Eventually the car was found, after a rather intense hour and 15 minutes. When the valet arrived, he had the nerve to wait to be tiped.
My opinion is mistakes happen, but you know the worst thing about this?
There was no apology from anyone on staff! No one seemed to care, and the manager in particular was very rude. I asked her to inform my friends who were also staying there that I had found my car and was leaving without saying goodbye. My friends had graciouslly gone to the parking garage and were looking for my car. The manager assured me that they would be told that I was on my way with my vehicle. She then turned without saying another word, and walked into the hotel. The lack of care or sympathy from her was mind-boggling. I found out later that the message never got delivered to my friends. Instead, they searched for another half hour without being told. I have never seen such a poorly run, poorly operated, poorly equipped and poorly trained staff.
The hotel is an embarassment, and I would recommend any other place than this. A vary sad fact is that if you want quant, this is it. If you want service, a Motel 6 or Super 8 has this place beat. I hope sincerely that the owner of the hotel reads this review and looks into what his/her hotel has become.
Recommendfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Francisco
Shuttle/ BART As a travler who likes some adventure .. or wshes to save money on going from the airport to down town San Francisco .... One should try the BART (Bay Area Transport) ... like a subway ..but saver/ cleaner .. na you get a chance to see other parts of the city you can't see via car. The cost $5.15/ one way ... It only takes 30 mins (soif yuo don't like rush hours/ traffice jams and you wanting to arrive into San Fran .. .be sure to jump on the BART .... it's right at the hotel (they take cash/ credit cards)
Great Restaurant San Francisco has many fine restaurants, but for excellent food at a great price, check out Cafe Claude (on a small side street not too far from Chinatown). It's always on our SF "must-do" list, and the wines are the best for the money that we've ever had.
WHAT TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO This is certainly not all-inclusive, and what you choose to do should highly depend on how much time you have and what you enjoy doing. Obviously. San Francisco is rich in culture and there is ALWAYS something going on. Things I suggest: * SELF-GUIDED DRIVING TOUR- Rent a car (conveniently, there is a Hertz car rental across the street from KGH) and drive to (a) Sausalito and (b) John Muir Woods. Be sure to stop at Stinson Beach, and take a day drive along Highway 1. * CLIFF HOUSE RESTAURANT - a historical area that has been turned into an upscale restaurant. We ate in the bistro. There isn't a bad seat in the house. We were seated right next to a window that served as a beach overlook. The Cliff House is located on the West coast of San Francisco, right on the Pacific Ocean. * Fisherman's Wharf - Very touristy, but it's kind of a place you must visit. Visit one of the first days you're in town, and the rest of the trip will be up-hill. Go hungry and get clam chowder in a bread bowl. Delicious! Wander around, maybe catch a tour to Alcatraz (or just stand and stare at it from the wharf). If you're lucky you'll have chosen a time to visit while the seals are sunning themselves on the docs. Hundreds of them - just follow the barking noise until you find them. * Chinatown - I love, love, love Chinatown. But that may be because I'm infatuated with Asian cultures. Move off the beaten path (tourist mecca of Grant Street, home of the three-dollar I VISITED ALCATRAZ tshirts, cheaply embroidered coinpurses and gaudy gold buddhas) and go up any of the side streets (Kearny or Stockton, for example) or tiny alleyways. THAT is where you'll find the real Chinatown. * MISSION or HAIGHT-ASHBURY - Take a bus to the Mission or Haight-Ashbury. There's a ton of nightlife that will beckon you. My favorite was Cha Cha Cha on Haight, a tapas restaurant with Sangria by the pitcher (or the glass, if you're feeling puny) and liquored-infused fruit that will knock you over after one nibble. The music is loud and the wait is long, but the atmosphere is totally worth it. The food is pretty good, too. Be sure to order the Warm Spinach Salad. You'll fight your tablemates to lick the plate.
Other names for King George Hotel
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- king george hotel san francisco
- hotel king george
- Address: 334 Mason Street - San Francisco - California - 94102 - United States
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