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Grant Plaza Hotel

465 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3208
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#169 of 252 hotels in San Francisco
Grant Plaza Hotel is a limited service boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. It is recommended by many travellers as one of the best valued hotels in San Francisco. The hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to Chinatown, 3 blocks from Union Square, and within easy walking distance to many fine restaurants and theaters in this exciting city. It is also only 1 block to the famous San Francisco Cable Car line, the Bank of American Building in the Financial District and the 5 stars Ritz Carlton Hotel in Nob Hill. It caters to both business and pleasure travelers, and is the perfect place for a vacation getaway. The Hotel has just a completed renovation in 2015. The comfortable guestrooms are appointed with contemporary furnishings, and have recently been renovated for guest convenience with hairdryer, electronic keycard lock and free (WiFi) high speed internet access. The professional and attentive staff at the hotel will ensure that all guests are well taken care of. If you're seeking comfort and affordability all in one, this is one of the best value hotels in San Francisco.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Mona M wrote a review 5 Jan
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I stayed in this 'hotel' for two nights and I can confidently say that it ought to be shut down. The smell is so bad as if the whole place is a cat litter that has never been cleaned. The shower is so small and dirty, and the shower-head splashes water everywhere except on you. The bed was uncomfortable and the sheets smelly. This place got to be the worse 'hotel' in San Francisco. I think they also room junkies as I saw a completely doped guy getting on the elevator the day I checked out.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Jessica P wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
Had a really great experience staying there! The staffs are awesome especially the girl named Winnie. She’s so kind & helpful. Clean & affordable room, nice view, and perfect location thats just so close to all the main attractions! Would definitely be back there. Thankyou!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
angieBCambridge wrote a review Nov 2019
Cambridge20 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed here 2 weeks ago. Great location in China Town, very helpful friendly staff and although no breakfast there was good coffee in the morning! Rooms are small but extremely clean. Definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4 Helpful votes
Response from GMgph, Front Office Manager at Grant Plaza Hotel
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Thank you for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your review! Hope to see you on your next trip.
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str8oz wrote a review Nov 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah80 contributions66 helpful votes
If you've every stayed in a modern hotel, you will be shocked when you first go into your room. The rooms are just big enough to hold a 'full' size bed. And that bed... A six-foot tall person will sleep with his heels 6 inches beyond the bottom of the bed. I suppose they couldn't put in a longer bed, because a longer bed would block the bathroom door from opening. And the beds are ROCK HARD. I did not sleep well. On the positive side: The hotel walls are at least reasonably painted, and not too dark. The bathroom is VERY small, but it has new-ish tile and the shower wasn't too bad. I was told that rooms on the second floor are a little larger, but the beds are the same size. The hotel 'lobby' is very small, but that doesn't bother me. You would think that you could get better than this for the money it costs. Apparently San Francisco is just so expensive that even very bad quality is expensive.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
4 Helpful votes
Response from GMgph, Front Office Manager at Grant Plaza Hotel
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Thanks for staying with us and appreciate your review. We depend on comments like yours from our guests to try and improve our hotel. For nicer rooms, we recommend you to reserve the room with 2 double beds or 1 queen bed on the top floor. Hope to see you again on your next trip.
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John wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution5 helpful votes
Let me preface this by saying that I travel to SFO for work on a regular basis, and have stayed in plenty of the boutique hotels in this area. This is the first time I've been motivated to write a review. On the plus side, the hotel is just up the block from the Dragon Gate, and is close to market St. Their lobby is nice. Upon opening the door to my hotel room, I noted that the door almost hit the bed. My first words were "what the..." as I could not see a bathroom, and was filled with dread at the idea of a communal bathroom. But my worries were allayed when I realized that I couldn't see the bathroom, as it was behind the door I'd opened. The room, such as it was, was barely bigger than the full size bed. 3 feet of clearance between bed and door, and about 2 feet at the front and far side. As its SFO, I didn't expect a big room, but this was basically a walk in closet with an attached bathroom. The bathroom actually felt bigger. Now, bear in mind, I stayed here for 6 nights. The first night wasn't too bad, I was dead tired from traveling. Over the next 5 nights, I discovered how bad a hotel can be. The mattress was about as soft as 2x4's. To the point that sleeping on it was physically causing me pain. I ended up sleeping on the floor some, and also piled my pillows into the bathtub, and slept there too, trying to avoid the bed. I even went so far as to consider running to target to purchase a 2 inch memory foam topper, to try and make the bed reasonable. I skipped it and stuck with the tub. Over the course of my stay, I also discovered how uncomfortable a room with zero air movement can be. Sure, no problem, no AC. I get it. but a ceiling fan would have been nice. Anything to shake out the air in the room. It was this lack of airflow that led me to open the window, which I maybe shouldn't have. Over the weekend, late at night, I was lulled to sleep (in the bathtub), by the sound of hookers moaning in other rooms. And when you say to yourself, "It couldn't be that bad..." I was able to hold my phone up to the bathroom window and translate some of the things they were saying in Chinese, with google translate. It was a definite moment. So, to summarize, the lobby is nice. The staff is very friendly, and the hotel is in a great location. The bed was atrocious, and the hookers outside were hilarious. The bathroom water pressure was actually quite good, and the pillows were fluffy. Overall, given my experience, I wont be staying at the grant plaza again. It took 2 hours of deep tissue massage to work out the wreck that was my back after sleeping here for 6 nights.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
5 Helpful votes
Response from GMgph, Front Office Manager at Grant Plaza Hotel
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Please accept our apologies for the room size that you found unsatisfactory. The Grant Plaza Hotel is a historical building with a long and colorful history. Unfortunately, due to the age of the building, the configuration can not be changed or modified. In the future, please inform the front desk to change another room for your stay and we also provide the mattress pad for the bed if you feel the mattress is too hard. We depend on comments like yours from our guests to try and improve our hotel. Thanks for your review. Best Regards,
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USD 102 - USD 260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Chinatown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grant Plaza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grant Plaza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game San Francisco (0.3 km), San Francisco Playhouse (0.5 km), and EscapeSF (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grant Plaza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
Is parking available at Grant Plaza Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grant Plaza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tacorea, Bouche, and Taj Campton Place Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grant Plaza Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Grant Plaza Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.2 km), Golden Gate Bridge (7.1 km), and City Lights Booksellers (0.7 km).
Is Grant Plaza Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.