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The Kensington Park Hotel
Ranked #77 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Reviewed 6 August 2012

The hotel is well placed for Union Square. The lobby has a sort of late medieval theme that luckily is not carried through to the rooms.

The rooms are a reasonably size. My guess is that they have not been decorated for a few years, but they are clean and functional.

All the staff including the cleaners and maintenance men are very friendly and helpful.

Around breakfast time, orange juice and coffee are provided in communal points on some (all?) of the floors.

Room service is basic, you order from the hotel and they buy the food from a small cafe two doors along and add a few dollars for their trouble, which is fair enough.

The cafe is very basic, but does excellent breakfasts.

Valet parking is about $36 a day.

So if you want a clean reliable hotel that is very well placed for Union Square you couple do a lot worce than this one.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Our room, including the bed, was very comfortable, even without air conditioning. A minor plumbing issue brought maintenance within minutes. Management was extremely helpful. Both elevators and room wi-fi all worked well. We did not mind the city noises. Location was great, within walking distance of cable cars, street car lines, Chinatown. Easily took the light rail to AT&T Park to see a Giants game! Several restaurant choices in the area. Lots of street people, but that is throughout San Francisco.

Room Tip: If street noises bother you, ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We really enjoyed this hotel. The location can't be beat- it's about a half a block from Union Square. We are the type of travelers who use the hotel to sleep and bathe, so this location was great for us. I believe it's considered a "personality" hotel, with a lot of cool artwork. The staff was friendly and helpful. We asked to be moved to a different room and they accommodated (they accidentally put us in a room with two queens the first night, no big deal). They also gave us many good tips on where to go during our stay. San Francisco is very expensive, and we thought this was a good deal for what we paid.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank K-Ry1031
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2012

Dear K-Ry1031,

Thank you for staying at Kensington Park Hotel and taking the time to write about your experience. I can certainly agree that our location is very convenient to all your shopping needs, not to mention a short distance walk to your favorite restaurants.

I am pleased to hear that our style and décor of the hotel was appealing to you.

As a member of the Personality Hotels we take great pride and dedication to our services.

Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Located right near Union Square. Check in was easy. Staff was friendly. Parking plan is the way to go. Rooms were very nice. Beds are super comfortable. No air conditioning, but it stays cool in San Francisco so it wasn't an issue.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2012

Dear NoSleepTillBrooklyn,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Kensington Park Hotel.
We are very happy to hear that your stay was enjoyable and the service was friendly.

You are right about our beds; they are super comfortable.

We apologize for the inconvenience of no air conditioning.
If you are unfamiliar with San Francisco you will be pleased to know that there’s a natural breeze that pass through the city. San Francisco locals say, “It’s a gift from the bay”

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We stay in SF twice a year usually. This was our first stay at the Kensington. It is located two minutes from Union Square, and near many large hotels. We did have WiFi accessiblity in our room; the room was serviced and kept very clean; the front desk and concierge were very helpful, and the linens and amenities were good. Coffee, tea, and juice were available in the morning, and tea and sherry were offered in the afternoon. The down side? We had a room on the 5th floor (room 6) that had a very low toilet and a very low sink!!! I have no idea why the plumbing was set so low....Seemed very strange! The bed was also small, but we were not able to change rooms as the hotel was full for the days we were there. I think if you ask for the upper floors, you would be in much better shape. Parking was $36 as stated, with in/out privileges. I would stay here again without hesitation IF I got a room with a king bed... when staying four nights, we want to have a comfortable rest.

Room Tip: Ask for higher floors (10-12)
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#53 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 11,779 - ₹ 35,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complimentary Coffee and Tea Service with Italian Biscotti on the 9th and 11th floors. Complimentary WIFI access throughout the entire hotel. Complimentary Business Self-Service Desk in the lobby with computer access and printer. Complimentary Hot Tea and water in the lobby from 730A to 6PM. Complimentary Sherry in the lobby daily 4P to 6P. ... more   less 
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