Stratford Hotel, San Francisco
Reviews - Stratford Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Adventurer
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Budget Traveller
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Great Hotel/Price/Locationfrom doormold
t beat the valuefrom designjb
We stayed on the top floor and had no prblem with noise. If our window was open, we could hear the bells of the cable car, but it was more charming than annoying.
The rooms are on the small side, and the sink is right across from the bed. But it's not really much of a problem. They were in the process of repainting the lobby, so it looks like they are taking pride in the hotel to keep it looking nice.
I would definately recommend staying at this hotel. The front desk staff was nice. The hotel includes a continental breakfast, though we were not up in time to take advantage of that. You really can't be the location. For the price, it's a great deal. I'll be staying there next time for sure.
Best Value at the Stratfordfrom DougNg
Yes, there is no air-con, but none was needed, even during the warm month of July, since the temperature cools down drastically at night. The only minor irritation was the slo-o-ow elevator that carries only 5 people at one time. But the pluses far outweigh the minuses. It's simply the best value in town for hotel accommodations.
One tip: ask for a room on the inside, away from Powell Street.
A/C Freefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Downside is there is no airconditioning. Even though the nights were cool, they were noisy.
s a great place!from A TripAdvisor Member
I was at first disappointed that my room had no view--it looked out to a light shaft-- but the noise from the bar across the street blasts impossibly loud music with the doors open until 1:30 every morning! I couldn't hear it in my room.
My room (#206) was across from the Breakfast Room where they served a simple meal of juice, bread/toast, cream cheese, butter and jelly. The coffee was really tasty.
My room was cleaned promptly all six mornings I was there. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Sam set up my return van trip to the airport and a bus tour of San Francisco.
There's a computer in the back lobby. I bought a 60 minute password for $15 and was able to keep up with my email easily. They also locked up my luggage on the last day so I could do last minute shopping before leaving town.
There were a lot of foreign tourists staying at the Stratford which was a real delight.
Make no mistake--the Stratford is not fancy or elegant but for $80 a night during Pride Week it was a clean, friendly, affordable small hotel in a great central location.
Great find for the moneyfrom ioanad
I found the room to be very quiet (someone was playing music very loudly on the street, but I couldn't hear a thing), probably because it didn't face the street but an interior wall.
The complimentary breakfast itself is a great plus, they even had croissants!
The staff was very pleasant, they even knew where I could get a new memory card for my camera!
One more note - there's a strong incense smell in the lobby, not at all unpleasant, but if you are highly sensitive you should be aware of it.
I wish I knew they give you a parking discount to one of the garrages around - the hotel doesn't have parking, and regular fees run around $25/day.
To sum it up, if you are looking for plush amenities and a great view, it's probably not for you, if you just want a clean, pleasant place to crash at the end of the day that would be close to everything, I recommend the Stratford.
Not great but nice for the pricefrom jsandoval562
Great place to stayfrom carole028
Loved itfrom BetterthanBings
Modern and pleasant, no-frills for 2 late-20s women on a budget!from isabelbrinck
I'm wondering if not all the rooms have been renovated since some people seem to complain about things that were not at all an issue for my friend and me. We stayed on a pretty high floor, towards the street, where the noise died down way before our bedtime so it was great for looking outside and seeing what everyone's wearing.
The room looked bright and cheerful. The decor was minimal but modern and new.
I would count it as a no-frills, clean (I can't figure out those carpet complaints from other people...), super reasonably priced, smak-dab in the middle of it location. A very pleasant place to stay for two late-20s women on a budget (that was us!)
Parking only during check-in and check-out. Internet access. Simple buffet breakfast included.
Top Local Tips for San Francisco
Excellent Public Transportation We were very impressed with the ease of using BART and their buses. We had no need for cabs at any point.
Close to UNION Square xxx
Cool even in the summer Even in June, it was chilly for my girlfriend. She didn't pack enough warm clothes and had to go shopping for a sweater and a scarf. (calculated i'm sure)
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- Address: 242 Powell Street - San Francisco - California - 94102 - United States
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