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.
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
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....…
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!…
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.
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.