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“Old Stuff”
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Beresford Arms
Ranked #83 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Turin, Italy
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“Old Stuff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Although quite good located, the Hotel is quite old stuff, with very small "not so clean" rooms.
Positive: FOC wifi access, small business center in the lobby area, happy-hour around 5pm (wine & cheese).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Our family of 5 stayed here for one night only and we were looking for a hotel that bespoke San Francisco as well as being affordable. This was it! We loved the history here and the excitement of the city. We were so close to everything (only blocks away from Union Square and the tram lines) and we knew we were staying in an amazing place. While our room wasn't modern, it was stylish, clean, fresh-smelling, extremely large and very comfortable. We were so happy here that we could have easily stayed longer (there was a kitchen too) - 24 hours in San Francisco just wasn't enough!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This hotel will never be confused for the Fairmont but for a little over 100 bucks on a weeknight in San Francisco it is a good value. The lobby and common areas are really neat. The rooms are very tired but mine was very clean. Old bathroom, old TV etc. neighborhood was ok but I am sure a little sketchy if you were walking around at one in the morning

  • Stayed February 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Beresford Arms many years ago and enjoyed our stay very much. We were much younger and somewhat less discerning. This time around, I would have to say that I would not recommend this hotel. Although the folks at the desk were helpful and friendly and although the wine and cheese was nice in the later afternoon, our room was dirty. Our bedspread had just been washed---we saw it coming in from the laundry when we checked in early, but it had yellow stains on it. The carpet was also stained and looked like it had not been cleaned for quite awhile. In addition the rooms are not air conditioned , so if you are in need of an air conditioned room when you sleep, you are out of luck. The hotel did supply a fan which helped somewhat. That being said, the location is very good and if you are on a limited budget, the hotel provides a good value. The breakfast is limited,but there is fruit for those who do not want to indulge in fat laden muffins. Also, the coffee is very good!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Who'd have guessed an affordable central hotel in busy SF could ever be a favourite? This one is ... from my second stay on I was greeted and treated like family. The rooms aren't slick or new, but well maintained, and you enjoy being back for the night. WiFi doesn't work equally well in every room.
BTW - the cheese, biscuits, wine afternoons are more impressive than the breakfast, but there are dozens options for a breakfast matching the hotel around for pocket change.

Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Beresford Arms

Property: Beresford Arms
Address: 701 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109-6193
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Price range (per night): $239 - $448
Hotel Class:3 star — Beresford Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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