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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Very pleased with my room on 4th floor. Not big but big enough for my needs. Breakfast good but with somewhat limited choice. Nice view from top floor where breakfast is served. Staff pleasant and reasonably efficient. Did take a few minutes to have my room ready even though I arrived at 2 pm. Wall to neighboring room not paper...

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Reviewed 12 December 2012

The hotel is clean, personel kind and professional, rooms very comfortable and breakfast ok. The only problem is the location (although very central) in an area with a bad reputation. But i never had the feeling to be in danger, just the presence of so many homeless made me uncomfortable.

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Stayed at the Cova for 11 nights. While I would not have walked through the neighborhood by myself at night, I felt perfectly comfortable having a second person with me. The people on the street surrounding the hotel were destitute, but not dangerous. We arrived late on Thanksgiving evening, had planned to meet a friend in a restaurant and the...

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London, UK
Reviewed 6 December 2012

As many before have said this hotel is in the tenderloin district, and just down the road from a church that offers meals to the homeless in the area. We took the BART train from the airport to the civic centre station (only $8.25 each, so good value and quick), and walking up Hyde with suitcases in tow felt a...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

This hotel was great from the service offer by the staff, the included breakfast the Free shuttle to union square and fishermans whraft my Only issue was That there were 2 homeless shelters near by so felt a little unsafe. Im pritty sure That no body was Going to jump us ,my Husband and me but we Didnt want to...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 28 November 2012

This hotel is in the worst part of San Francisco...so be ready for that (I wasn't). There are food banks near and the homeless/mentally unsound flock here. We felt very unsafe. We took taxis back and didn't go out at night because the area was super sketchy. The hotel room was nice and spacious/clean, but other factors really made our...

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Joyce P, Guest Satisfaction Ambassador at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tonya F., Thank you for sharing your experience with us and I regret that we didn't meet your expectations. We are located in the tenderloin, which is very unique part of San Francisco; however, we do not hide that from our guests. Our front desk agents are so knowledgeable advising our guests which area or streets to pass up...

East Yorkshire
Reviewed 26 November 2012

With regards the hotel, it is difficult to fault it. The staff, rooms and breakfast were all good. The free shuttle down town was appreciated although availability is limited to the number of seats so book in advance. The area is known as the 'Tenderloin' and is a focus for homeless people. We arrived around 2pm and had to walk...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 26 November 2012

had such a great time at the Cova! from the moment we were met by the friendly desk clerks until our departure everything was fantastic. the rooms are super cute and stylish, clean and modern. and i seriously don't even require that a hotel staff be friendly since i am a super i am an autonomous type of traveler, but...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 26 November 2012

I had decided for the region and checking reviews and pictures gained confidence. Stayed with the family during Thanksgiving holidays and the positive aspects are: excellent breakfast when compared to chains like Best Western, Holiday Inn, La Quinta; bathroom and room are new; offers transportation to Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf, two locations you'll be there more than once; buses...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2012

The walk to the hotel can be a little unsettling at first but when you arrive you'll find this hotel to be really good. The nearby streets have great value food and drinks. The hotel has free WiFi and breakfast included. Buses and street cars nearby can get you to all the tourist locations downtown. My TV remote control was...

1Thank Damien C

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of San Francisco, the COVA Hotel offers a delightful haven for travelers seeking spacious and comfortable lodging in a downtown atmosphere. COVA Hotel offers comfort, value, service and design. Newly renovated and providing the highest level of services at an affordable rate, our goal is to make your stay enjoyable. Room rates include complimentary continental breakfast and transportation to Union Square. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cova Hotel

Address: 655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 11,127 - ₹ 25,265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cova Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Cova Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Style:
#63 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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“i would choose this again anyday”
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“I think its quieter at higher floors, cannot say for sure. We had corner room and it was pretty quiet.”
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“7th floor because the balcony was next floor up”
 of 5 bubbles carter72, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Something facing away from Ellis St may keep out the noise of street arguments every night.”
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