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SW Hotel

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is a Chinese hotel, the Sam Wong Hotel, and there is a lot of interesting material on display in the breakfast area about Sam Wong's history and his family. The SW is right on the edge of Chinatown next to the Italian neighbourhood so great for both cuisines. It is run with quiet efficiency which is more than we...

Thank Blackcat2york
Western Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Great location on the edge of Chinatown and Little Italy. After our flight, we took the Bart to Union Square, and got on a cable car that brought us pretty close to the hotel. There are a couple of bus lines which run even closer. Every morning we were up and out early with all the Chinese school children riding...

1Thank EnzoX2
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We chose this one based on location and price. Yes, the rooms are small but we weren't in them very much! Located right between China Town and Little Italy so great for walking, eating out. We walked easily to and from Fisherman's Wharf, walked down to catch the cable cars into the city. Walked to the Coit tower. The room...

Thank k_r_likestotravel
Reviewed 30 September 2013

How small are the rooms? If you sit on the toilet, you have to sit diagonally or bang your knee into the toilet paper holder. The room was clean, but a little musty. The queen bed filled most of the room. An armoire has a TV, but the room refrigerator was unplugged or not working. Rooms on the street side...

1Thank macman2
Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a really great hotel, I stayed here for 5 nights, The area is the chinatown so there is alot to see outside, chinatown is very loudy at all time but inside the hotel it's like a different world, so quiet, and the hotel is very big, the breakfeat is good and is a broad room The room is...

Thank Evyatar Y
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the SW for 6 nights. The hotel is very simple but very clean and in a great location. We walked everywhere and never took a bus or taxi. Breakfast is basic but they tell you that. Lots of restaurants in the area. Would stay there again.

Thank hjb6916
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 8 September 2013

On the edge of Chinatown and North Beach the SW hotel is nearby to great restaurants, bars, as well as tourist attractions. It is also close to a BART station if you are planning using it to reach the airport. My husband and I enjoy exploring a city by walking and the location permits this, once you get used to...

3Thank DMBMichelle194
Reviewed 5 September 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the SW for quite a few years, and I returned as a widow recently. It is clean, well maintained, and the staff are helpful, except for one person on my last visit, who seemed brain dead. The best thing is the location, where North Beach (Italian) and Chinatown come together. Breakfast dumplings and/or...

1Thank Gail W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2013

It's all good at this hotel. The location is between the Italian and Chinese areas, also close to Fisherman's Wharf (easy to walk to FW, but getting back is all up hill, so taxi is best). It's a clean hotel offering a simple but effective continental breakfast. The immediate area has a few strip clubs, but I didn't get the...

1Thank Time2SeeItAll
Carmel, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Stayed at the SW in September. Friendly staff, very clean room and totally quiet from the busy street we were on. We didn't have the continental breakfast that comes with the stay but quite happy with the choice.

1Thank novarocket

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Staying in Chinatown

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about SW Hotel

Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4405
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range: $292 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — SW Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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“There are rooms that face the street if that is what you are looking for but they will probably not be as quiet as the interior rooms.”
Nevadatraveler_orig, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room with windows on Broadway st. they are very loud during the night”
lucapettini, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good nightly rate , great location and wonderful staff is why we would recommend the SW Hotel.”
scrapbookcookie, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request quiet room.”
LarryLen, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Interior room was very quiet.”
katherineannd, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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