Renoir Hotel, San Francisco
Reviews - Renoir Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Renoir Hotel
Nice desk clerks but rude reservationsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Somehow my co-worker couldn't make a reservation online, so I called the hotel directly in the morning. I asked about the hotel to someone who picked up the phone, and she explained very well and politely. Then, I was transfered to reservations to get the rate.
I thought the reservations agent didn't know how to talk! He was talking to me like his friend or something. After I heard the room rate, he said "do you wanna stay or not?" I didn't feel any respect to customers.
I needed to make our plan on that day and I had an okay deal, so I decided to stay anyway.
The desk clerks and bellmen were very polite and helpful, which was very surprising, since I had a bad experience on a phone conversation.
I recommend this hotel and staff except for the reservation agent....
My experience at the Renoir.....from A TripAdvisor Member
Staying in the Gettofrom A TripAdvisor Member
Disgusting Dumpfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Dodgy neighbourhood, nice stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
There are odd people loitering everywhere you look. We woke at 3am to people screaming and swearing in the streets below. When anyone on your floor flushes the toilet or turns on a tap you think you are being sucked into a vortex it is that loud. I feel sorry for the staff as they were nice, the area is just BAD! The 3 block, 5 minute walk to the cable car to Fishermans Wharf is even scary and you wonder whether you are even going to make it back to the hotel alive. It is porn city.
Porn overloadfrom A TripAdvisor Member
excellent stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Do Not Stay Here!!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
That makes me feel safe. Nice bathrooms? There is a reason they don't post pictures of them! I have so many reasons for you not to stay here I don't have time or the patience to write about them. All in all, if you were to stay here I would suggest only paying the going rate at the nearest hostle.
Centrally Located BUT........from amilex
We stayed at the Renoir Hotel. The entrance lobby had a nice other worldly feel to it, and transported you back to the opulence of the 19th Century. The girl on reception when we arrived was very nice, however the male staff we encountered on subsequent days were obviously not happy with their jobs and should perhaps search for some other career that does not involve dealing with the general public.
The rooms could best be described as shabby chic. They were clean but had seen better days. Especially the bathroom where the shower took a good 5 minutes to spout hot water and then the stream was very weak. We arrived in the midst of an Indian Summer with temperatures hitting the 90F, and the hotel has no air conditioners. However we were supplied with a fan. Our room looked over an internal dingy courtyard. The plus of not having a view was that you didn't have to put up with the noise and sirens from Market Street.
Twice we turned up late afternoon to find that our room had not been cleaned or made up. We called house keeping and they did send someone up promptly.
On our first morning there we went down to the Cafe Do Brazil for breakfast which is attached to the hotel. The food was good but the service was appalling. The staff were so rude it was almost comical.
For any Brits reading this a bit like Fawlty Towers only with a Brazilian Accent. Especially the older lady who was so rude as to be detrimental to the business. Needless to say we only ate there once. It was always empty and the most people l have seen in the restaurant during our stay was 8!!
The hotel is located very near to the Tenderloin district and we had to run the gauntlet of homeless people some of which were either very drunk or very high on something. Others were just plain mad. A couple of times l found them near the entrance of the hotel taking a pee.
During the day although harrowing it was passable at night l felt distinctly ill at ease.
Having said that the hotel if, it could sort something out about the hordes of homeless is in a very central location within easy reach of the main shopping areas and BART and the Electric Trams and buses are all within a few feet of the hotel.
Granted the hotel was cheap but it was reflected in its overall appearance and service, and having worked in the Travel Industry for many years l personally would not recommend this hotel to any of my clients. It is down as a boutique hotel but l feel that it does not meet the requirements for such a title as its over all appearance of is neglect. Perhaps if they could put into the rooms the same attention to details as they do to the lobby it would have a much better overall effect. However for a single lady traveller this is not brilliant as the homeless and druggies are a real nuisance and can be very menacing at night.
Do not stop here...Just keep looking!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Renoir Hotel
- renoir san francisco
- renoir hotel san francisco
- Address: 45 Mcallister Street - San Francisco - California - 94102 - United States
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