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510 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3697
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#200 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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SF Plaza Hotel is at the heart of San Francisco with many famous attractions nearby. It is the perfect walking distance to popular destinations, such as Chinatown, the Financial District and San Francisco's renowned Union Square. Our hotel is surrounded by amazing shopping, as well as an excellent variety of restaurants, museums and attractions. If you are looking to explore beyond the beautiful downtown area, we are just minutes away from public transportation including MUNI, the subway and the iconic San Francisco Cable Cars. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, we welcome guests from around the world looking for an affordable and comfortable place to stay in the wonderful city by the bay.
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Free internet
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Centrally Located
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English, Chinese, Filipino

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398Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
195Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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FinClan wrote a review 12 Jun
Bicester, United Kingdom53 contributions54 helpful votes
SF plaza hotel is in an ideal location! Settled right beside the China town gate...great to people watch from the hotel windows, if facing Bush St.....but city noise can be heard throughout the day and night...highly recommend bringing earplugs if one is unable to tone out noise. SF weather is usually mild and pleasant throughout the year, so AC may not be as necessary, which SF Plaza doesn't have, but occasionally does get hot and windows may be opened for the breeze. SF Plaza hotel is an older building, but good enough for the essentials....sleeping, showering, safe walking area, great food options....just have to make extra effort in looking passed cleanliness since carpet has stains, dusty nooks, random hair, and some paint chipping...plus, there is a microwave and refrigerator.....otherwise, it was a great stay with friendly staff. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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John Doe wrote a review Apr 2022
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I recently stayed at this hotel while on a business trip, and a moust say that the staff, expecially at the fron desk[hats off to them], were not only courteous, but certainly made my stay a relaxing and fun one. I also had the previlege of meeting the GM. An absolutely lovely person. Overall a great experience, and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced, comfortable hotel. Well Done SF Plaza!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ginny T wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions17 helpful votes
We traveled as a family with grown up children. This hotel was really disappointing. The hotel was very old and rundown. The rooms were extremely small! It has a weird stench that makes you so uncomfortable. They did not clean the toilet well as there’s a lot of hair on the floor. The breakfast provided was just simple breakfast. Though the room is cheaper than some hotel, it’s much worthwhile taking others hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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ondineto wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto14 contributions41 helpful votes
I really liked this hotel for its category and really appreciated the hotel personnel Cris, he was so professional, warm and welcoming!! He was very accommodating with a special request also which I really appreciated. I really appreciated how CLEAN my room was, the berber carpet was spotless. The beds had a heavy sheet for the cold S.F. nights and the heater worked effectively...it's loud so can't have it on all night but that's not needed anyways. I have BOSE noise canceling earphones so street noise didn't impact me at all. If you don't have that, it may be an issue but this is downtown S.F. folks! EXCELLENT value for the PRICE/LOCATION/CLEANLINESS. It was cute, I liked it! Minus 1 star for the chair...you can't sit on it for long and work on your laptop etc.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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susand04 wrote a review Oct 2019
Ottawa, Canada51 contributions53 helpful votes
We had stayed here last week for four nights and felt like we received fair value. Our one nighter today has us in the weirdest room I’ve ever seen. It’s very small, the sink isn’t in the bathroom, but across the entire room in the opposite corner. The only chair is a small metal desk chair. The receptionist was quite unfriendly on our arrival and totally indifferent when I gave her my opinion of the room. We would never return. I’m not sure where they got the photos of rooms for their web site but I don’t think it was this building
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KenH8 wrote a review Aug 2019
26 contributions45 helpful votes
Nice cozy hotel, a little worn, right at the Dragon Gate to Chinatown. Smiling friendly staff. Clean room. Wifi works ok. Parking across Bush Street 2 min. Walk from hotel $35 a day. Walking distance to most plages. Pricing is ok. Continental Breakfast good.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Pipster88888 wrote a review Aug 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom20 contributions21 helpful votes
Even my low expectations weren’t met. A decent location, pleasant lobby and friendly welcome were as good as it got. The ancient signs about renovations are still up, despite any evidence of improvement works. The hallways smell. I tried to tell myself it wasn’t urine but it probably was. The room was small, clean enough (although I only dared open the cupboard once because it Stank), noisy - but that was to be expected - and seriously in need of the promised “improvement works”. Breakfast food items were fine. The set up though had the feel of a youth hostel - definitely not allowed to take food to your room so we ate four in row facing the wall. Pay a bit more and stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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joeyjimmy wrote a review Aug 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom17 contributions35 helpful votes
The 2 stars are for the location. Great. However, the hotel is abysmal. We renamed it the stinking festering plaza because of the awful smell running through reception and the corridors, it was awful! It smells damp and mouldy, but compliments the old and tired interior. There are no ‘extras’, you literally get your small room with a rubbish breakfast. Whilst the location is great, if I were you, I’d just pay the extra that it costs to stay somewhere nice. I know SF is expensive as it is, but just suck it up and don’t ruin your vacation by staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Ben Busfield wrote a review Jul 2019
Woking, United Kingdom84 contributions36 helpful votes
Great location in the middle of the city and only a 5/10 minute walk from Union Square. The hotel is an OK place to stay for a few days, however the interior looks tired and could do with an update. The breakfast, albeit included in the price of the room, is very basic with mainly cereals, bagels and fruit to eat. Having said that, the muffins were excellent. Our room was quite small, especially given my girlfriend and I had large suitcases plus a rucksack each. Was sufficient for two of us visiting for a few days due to the location, however for a longer stay I would have liked a nicer place.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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eurorover wrote a review Jun 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom71 contributions75 helpful votes
Stopped here for 9 nights beginning of June 2019 with family. Read up on hotels and condo rentals for SF prior to coming here so we got the best deal. It’s what is known as ‘doing one’s homework,’ something a lot of travellers seemingly fail to do. For example, the SF Plaza was built in 1912, so it won’t be a Premier Inn; it’s a DOWNTOWN hotel, so it could get a tad noisy. Yep, there’s no minibar, fridge, coffee/tea or Corby trouser press. We knew this because it said so in the write-up. Besides, we always take our own kettle and stuff, as well as soap and shower toiletries (who doesn’t?) What I’m trying to get at is the price. What on earth do people expect? If you want 4-star treatment then you’ve got to cough up for it! SF is expensive, more so for us Brits with a lousy USD exchange rate. So get real folks. The floors may creak a bit, the windows could rattle when a cable car goes by or the guy on the front desk may ask about Elton John (WTF); I don’t know him either, but the guy is only trying to be pleasant. But what you do get here is a clean, reasonable hotel with nice staff and a breakfast into the bargain. Try and get that anywhere else in the town for the price. You could pay $10 upwards. The real jackpot is the location; Dragon Gate was beneath our room, so you’re in Chinatown. Powell St. was 10 mins, Union Square 5 mins, the Wharf 30 mins. by walking. You don’t need transport, so a real saving. Finally, on the down side, like many cities, there is a highly visible amount of down-and-outs roaming the city. But don’t blame the hotel for that. Compliments to Kris and Christina for their kindness shown to us during our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$117 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
astoria hotel san francisco, astoria san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Astoria Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Union Square / French Quarter/Belden Place
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about SF Plaza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to SF Plaza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (0.2 km), San Francisco Playhouse (0.4 km), and EscapeSF (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SF Plaza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
What are some restaurants close to SF Plaza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Eno Wine Bar, and Akiko's Sushi Bar and Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at SF Plaza Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to SF Plaza Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.3 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.2 km), and City Lights Booksellers (0.8 km).