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The Monarch Hotel

1015 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109-6902
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#208 of 247 hotels in San Francisco

If you’re looking for a budget friendly hotel in San Francisco, look no further than The Monarch Hotel.

Nearby landmarks such as Ghirardelli Square (1.4 mi) and Fisherman's Wharf (1.6 mi) make The Monarch Hotel a great place to stay when visiting San Francisco.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and a desk, and The Monarch Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Italian restaurants, including Scoma's, The Cheesecake Factory, and The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, all of which are a short distance from The Monarch Hotel.

Should time allow, Lombard Street, Full House House, and Chinatown are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The staff at The Monarch Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino


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H.MP wrote a review Mar 2020
Sweden56 contributions44 helpful votes
It’s not the best but it was ok, close to everything. The area was a bit sketchy, it’s not for everyone but if you don’t scare easily and mind your business it’s fine :) close to a good pizza place and some good places for breakfast
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Monarch Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for detailing your recent experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed a reasonable stay here, and that you were able to use the local eateries. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again when you are in San Francisco in the future. Best Regards, Customer Care Team
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Anna M wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
When you leave and the door of the room closes behind you, it sounds like anywhere else, except the door mechanisms are old and the door won't shut all the way unless you give it an extra push. It feels like any other hotel room door, but don't let it deceive you, it won't close on its ownlike any other hotel door. I didn't know and I came back to find it unlocked and things missing from my room. The area is full of homeless and other strange looking people, but the security is next to none, anyone can enter. My room is on the 5th floor and even that's unsafe. The front desk was like, ma'am, we only have a security camera in the lobby, it's your own fault, you should have known (that their doors aren't fitted well enough to lock up?) tell the manager tomorrow am (will you let them know? Nah ma'am, I'll leave a note, let them know yourself), 'what could i do?' 'Wait until tomorrow ma'am, cos you don't want to spend all night waiting for the police', 'go wait till tomorrow', and so on, they're clearly well experienced with this sort of thing... I'm not commenting on the lack of cosmetics repairs (you get what you pay for, after all, 260/night will get you a very low end place in San Francisco), but for all crappy places ive stayed at, never did I feel more unsafe. That, and bye-bye the one of a kind (though not too expensive) jewelry and the one of a kind handbag....
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Monarch Hotel
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently. Our property is very safe, but there is a responsibility on each guest to ensure that their room door is closed when they leave. This is a standard safety measure that a person takes wherever they go, whether it be at home, leaving their car, or leaving a hotel room. Many hotel rooms have doors that need to be pulled closed - this is not at all unique to our property, and it is a shame that you did not check to ensure that it was closed. It is a pity that this incident left you with such a poor impression of our property, but if there is anything that our team can do to assist you in terms of filing a police report, don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.
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RoamingNomad1 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom259 contributions124 helpful votes
Never judge a book by its cover, which is exactly what we did when looking at The Monarch hotel in Geary Street’s website and instantly regretted it. Our stay at this establishment has got to have been THE worst experience of our lives! Where else can you find a hotel where you must put your hand down the toilet bowl to help it flush? Where else does the heating have strange dust like substances come flying airborne out of the vent, which is quickly followed by a smell of burning? Where else does the room safe not have a key, the lights buzz when you turn on a switch, the bathroom door require lifting to avoid the noisy scraping on the ground, and a shower tap with just one temperature that’s so hot it burns your skin - and in my personal opinion - is dangerous? I could also go on to say the room is dated, the curtains are wipe down plastic, the carpet has certainly seen better days, the paintwork is tarnished and our room was so cold we feel we would probably have been warmer if we slept on the roof outside! When a complaint was made at reception, we were told that there was nothing they could do, and we would have to speak with the management who wasn’t there at the time. This we have now done - twice - and are still currently awaiting on a reply. Originally, we were booked to stay for a week but left after one night, and for this privilege, we were charged over $570 plus tax. Our total bill for this horrendous and pitiful experience came to $671.05 I will never recommend this establishment to anyone. Ever!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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2 Helpful votes
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Monarch Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Thank you for your feedback. Your stay does not sound like the type of stay that we generally provide for our guests, and we apologize for all of the issues that you had during your time here. We will review your comments in detail as a team, and we see what changes that we can make in terms of both improving our property and training our staff, to improve our future guests' experiences. Thank you again for your detailed comments, we really appreciate them. Best wishes, Hotel Management
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bookmarksf wrote a review Nov 2019
san francisco2 contributions6 helpful votes
My third time staying at the Monarch. A no-frills Euro-style hotel catering to those who don't expect to be pampered as though they were staying at an all-inclusive. The staff is consistently professional and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Monarch Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently, and for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback. We are always pleased to welcome you to our property, and it is most rewarding to hear that you have always had great experiences. We hope to host you many more times in the future! Best wishes, Hotel Management
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Sanpauloo wrote a review Jul 2019
MN28 contributions24 helpful votes
The good: close to a lot of interesting places in SF., Hotel is pleasant enough- Staff is friendly. The bad: no air conditioning, which is probably not a problem but was when I was there due to a heat wave for SF. Area is scary and loud at night due to the homeless population, which is not in other areas of SF where I visited-The Monarch is right near the tenderloin district- look it up. So depending on your age and where you are from this can be an issue. However a local said there is a code with the homeless to leave you alone, which they do.
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Date of stay: June 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Monarch Hotel
Responded 12 Jul 2019
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay, we are pleased to have provided you with a good stay, and we trust that you enjoyed your visit to San Francisco. Homelessness is an issue throughout the city, unfortunately, as well as here, but rest assured that our guests have never been disturbed by anyone locally, and the area, despite appearances at times, is very safe. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in San Francisco. Best wishes, Hotel Management
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US$108 - US$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Theater District / Van Ness
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Monarch Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Monarch Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Great American Music Hall (0.1 km), Ace's (0.4 km), and Rum and Sugar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Monarch Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at The Monarch Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Monarch Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brenda's French Soul Food, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, and Tommy's Joynt.
Is The Monarch Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of San Francisco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Monarch Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Monarch Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.6 km), Golden Gate Bridge (6.4 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.8 km).