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Kempsey, Australia
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in San Francisco & stayed at this motel. We overlooked the bad location, rude staff, having to pay the extra deposit and not getting the room I had paid extra for while there. We had paid for a room with a view but when we had got there our room was flooding so we were given a standard... More 

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Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Theresa, Thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns. Our rooms are based on the room bed types and size such as Superior Rooms, Deluxe, and Suite rooms. We do not base any of these room types on views. You indeed booked a Superior Room which you were accommodated with. After reviewing your account I do... More 

Aspendale, Australia
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked the Cova. The staff were lovely & helpful, the rooms clean & tidy - Shame about the location in the middle of the tenderloin. If you want to cab or drive then it's fine - but if you want to walk (to union square) better to get a hotel closer so you feel safer.

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Thank Tania A
Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Tania, Thank you so much for your most recent review of the Cova Hotel. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay within the hotel. We understand your concern about our location in which we strive very hard to compensate with our service here. We hope you were able to take advantage of our shuttle... More 

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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Cova hotel for 2 nights during our first visit to San Francisco in a Superior King Room with breakfast included, and although we thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring the beautiful city, we wouldn't choose to stay in this hotel again if we ever have the opportunity to make a return visit. The decor and cleanliness of... More 

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Thank longwaytoaustralia
Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your review of the Cova Hotel. We are sorry that you did not fully enjoy your stay with us due to the location of the hotel, lack of availability of our shuttle services, breakfast options, and that we were unable to accommodate with a late check out. We understand your concerns in which... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be completely honest and fair, the hotel was clean and hotel staff were great, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was continental and hotel had a really cool waffle maker and the kitchen staff are so lovely. We had read the reviews before we arrived and were undeterred by the homelessness as thought it "couldn't be that bad" but it was... More 

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Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Vicky, Thank you very much for your honest feedback concerning your experience at the Cova Hotel. Thank you for pointing out that the hotel services, property in itself, and amenities such as the free breakfast in the morning. To know that we succeeded in meeting your expectations is great. As for the location, we completely understand your concerns... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved my stay at the Cova and would definitely recommend this hotel! The room was clean and spacious. When we first arrived, Shadon checked us in at the front desk and was very friendly and helpful. Throughout our stay, we were lucky enough to go back to her for some suggestions on where to go throughout SF. Shadon's recommendation made... More 

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Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Angsis, Thank you so much for your fantastic review about the Customer Service received by our newly promoted Supervisor Shadon. She is surely a great asset to the hotel and we are so pleased to know that she made your visit to San Francisco unforgettable. We do hope that you enjoyed the beauty of our city. We look... More 

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58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is average There is no AC in the rooms, which makes it horrible in the middle of the day The location is very central and you can easily make it to all the points of interest in town, but it is really not worth staying in the middle of the most hobble neighbourhood I've seen in my all... More 

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Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Katushu, Thank you for your recent review about your stay at the Cova Hotel. We are so sorry that we were unable to provide the Comfort and Value which Cova stands for. We understand your concerns about the location in which we try our very best to educate our guests on where to go and what to do... More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel has everything you want. In the center of SF and yes its in a bad neighborhood but the free shuttle from the hotel takes care of that ! Friendly staff, complimentary breakfast and a breathtaking rooftop. 5+

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Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day SV, Thank you for your great review concerning your stay at the Cova Hotel. We are so happy and pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and found our hotel to be of Comfort and Value which Cova stands for. We are lucky to have a great staff here who loves to help our... More 

Suisun City, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a trip out to San Francisco on a wing and didn't have any plans or fun stuff to do for the weekend. The Cova Hotel rooms were nice and had transportation to certain places in the city. We ask the lady at the front desk by the name of Shadon on what was enjoyable but away from the city... More 

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Thank Kevin F
Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, I hope that this message finds you well. Thank you very much for you wonderful review of the Cova Hotel. We love your style in how you came to San Francisco on a wing. Those types of trips are always the best and most memorable. Thank you for your kinds words about our rooms and especially our staff... More 

Melbourne
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an average hotel in an average part of town, as there is a church that feeds the homeless on the same block. The streets are so noisey from the vagrants below we could here it from the 6th floor all night, then you have the drilling and banging from the construction site next door. The staff were happy... More 

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Thank Michael H
Matthew_Salvan, Manager at Cova Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Michael, Thank you for your honest feedback of the Cova Hotel. We are truly sorry that we were unable to provide you with the Comfort and Value which Cova stands for. We understand your concerns about our location in which we hope you were able to utilize our complimentary shuttle which takes guests to Fisherman's Wharf, Japan town,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $173 - $439 (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:
#62 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles 665StevenR, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“inside rooms may be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles JimR387, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room opened to the side and I found it very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Pif1, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If traveling with family, take the one bedroom suite , includes a kitchen which is very comfortable and useful when traveling with kids.”
 of 5 bubbles florcych, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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