The Nob Hill Hotel
(San Francisco) 3 3 Star:
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Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Gym Free: No
- Name: San Francisco International Airport
- Distance: 20.7 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: San Francisco International Airport Distance: 20.7 kilometres
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- Overall: based on 680 reviews
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Great Location for a good price
Stay Date: 12/2017, X3600GFalfonsoc wrote this review.
This motor in is located at a continent location to park and just walk everywhere. It does need some remodeling. The rooms are super clean and comfortable. A bit noisy but comfortable. If you want to be within walking distance to everything and i… See more
This motor in is located at a continent location to park and just walk everywhere. It does need some remodeling. The rooms are super clean and comfortable. A bit noisy but comfortable. If you want to be within walking distance to everything and in a limited budget, this is the place. Collapse
Quaint, comfortable accommodation with good food, helpful staff and great rates.
Stay Date: 12/2017, Mark T wrote this review.
We stayed at the Nob Hill Hotel for 3 nights prior to our cruise to Mexico and for one night on our return to San Francisco prior to flying back to the UK. Our first three nights were booked as part of a flight/ hotel package through Expedia and was… See more
We stayed at the Nob Hill Hotel for 3 nights prior to our cruise to Mexico and for one night on our return to San Francisco prior to flying back to the UK. Our first three nights were booked as part of a flight/ hotel package through Expedia and was good value for money for bed and breakfast accommodation in San Francisco. On arrival we were checked in within a few minutes by a very helpful and friendly receptionist. First impressions were that the building was typical of the period (early 1900's) and that the antique style furnishings were fitting and gave the reception area a 'boudoir' appearance with a pink glass chandelier hanging above a coffee table which was surrounded by Louis XIV style chairs. A little shabby chic with a warm and inviting character to the establishment. Our ground floor room (101) was just beyond reception and along a corridor leading to a small but well equipped gym. The rooms (there was a lounge, bedroom and bathroom) were decorated in a similar style to the reception area with items of furniture which were a little worn out but generally we were happy with both the location of the room and what was relatively comfortable accommodation. The living area had a large TV, a sofa, desk, fridge and a patio door which opened out onto a terraced area equipped with garden furniture. There was hanging space for clothes in this room and a cupboard containing an iron and ironing board. A coffee machine is also provided with coffee, tea, sugar, etc. The bedroom was small but had enough space for a double bed and TV and bedside cabinets. The bed was very comfortable and the bedding clean and fresh. The bathroom had a large jacuzzi with a shower over (couldn't get the shower to work but decided a soak in the bath was just fine), WC and wash hand basin. Towels and bathrobes were provided. We were happy with this room but there were a few issues which others may find irritating as the plumbing was problematic and some of the furniture was in need of repair/ replacement. We didn't complain so cannot judge whether the management would have resolved the issues but judging by the friendliness of the staff I'm confident that they would have assisted where possible. Others have commented on the free cheese and wine between 5.30pm and 7pm and we would have to say that this is a nice touch. Chilled sauvignon blanc and room tempertaure shiraz were available every night with a huge dish of mixed cheese cubes. The highlight of this was that guests would get together for 90 minutes to chat about their day and share experiences over a glass of wine or two which was very helpful. We heard no complaints about the hotel from other guests during these periods and everyone seemed happy with the accommodation. Breakfast is served in the bistro attached. This is a relatively small room with seating for perhaps 20 or so guests and at times it was pretty cramped during breakfast times but again we had no problem with this as there was never an occasion when we couldn't get a table. The breakfast is buffet style and very good with cereals, juices, cakes and pastries, bagels, bread, preserves, fresh fruit available and restocked as required during the breakfast period. Hot water for tea and fresh coffee is provided in huge flasks. The bistro opens its doors in the evening as a small restaurant and although we didn't use the facility we glanced at the menu and the prices compared well with other restaurants in vicinity. Tea and coffee is also available to the lobby throughout the day and there is a cold and hot water dispenser next to the gym. The Nob Hill area has several older hotel buildings, bars, shops and restaurants nearby and the hotel sits in a very convenient location for California Street and the cable car line which runs into the city and terminates at the junction of Market and Embarcadero. For those planning to cruise we used the cable car to reach the cruise terminal changing once for any of the Sreetcars or buses which proceed along the Embarcadero in the direction of Fishermans Wharf. The same route can also be used to reach Alcatraz Landing for trips to the infamous prison. Incidentally we walked from the Cable Car terminus to the cruise terminal with our suitcases an d for those who are concerned about taking luggage on the Cable Cars the Gripmen are happy for you to ride with suitcases. On our return to the hotel post-cruise (again using the California St Cable Car!) we were very early arriving but were welcomed by the reception manager who checked to see if our rooms were ready but as it was only 8.30am he stored our luggage in a locked room off the lobby and then spent a good 20 minutes providing us with really useful information about sightseeing that we'd planned. On our return to the hotel after 12 noon our room was ready for us. This had been booked through Booking.com at the excellent rate of $27 for one nights b&b - that's for two people! Room 209 is on the first floor and reached by the lift which is a little antiquated with a unforgiving gate if you allow it to spring back but it functioned perfectly and was rather quaint. The room had a small lounge with fridge and coffee making facilities, a double bed, wardrobe, bedside table, lamp, etc and a large spa bath in a marbled recess. There was also a shower in the bathroom and again we experienced a couple of minor issues with the plumbing but these were minor and we didn't feel it necessary to complain. The air conditioning system in our room was out of order but in early December not a necessity so again no issue for us. Prior to checkout the following day we needed to contact our shuttle service and as the phone in our room didn't appear to work we asked at reception and we were provided with a staff members mobile phone to make our call. All in all a great little hotel offering comfortable accommodation with good food, friendly and helpful staff and excellent rates. We would certainly return to the Nob Hill Hotel for any future trips to San Francisco and although the hotel would benefit from a refurbishment program it would probably push the rates above what we would want to pay - you get what you pay for and if value for money is on your list of requirements you can pretty much tick that one off at Nob Hill. A few reviewers have mentioned the amount of homeless people in the vicinity and whilst this is true the whole of San Francisco is 'home' to the Bay Areas 7500 homeless people so expect to see the homeless in the Financial district, along the Emabarcadero, Market and Fisherman's Wharf. Don't let this put you off because we were never bothered by any of the homeless and on occasions they were assisting us with directions. Collapse
Location is not everything
Stay Date: 11/2017, Lemca13090 wrote this review.
This was our 4th time to the Nob Hill Hotel. And we have see it declining. It want from old timey charm to just run down. And cleanliness standards dropped. We had to demand cleaning supplies for our bathroom and jacuzzi to finally have staff take ca… See more
This was our 4th time to the Nob Hill Hotel. And we have see it declining. It want from old timey charm to just run down. And cleanliness standards dropped. We had to demand cleaning supplies for our bathroom and jacuzzi to finally have staff take care of it. The front staff is either clueless or dismissive, or both.We booked the penthouse suite. A big mistake !! Dwarf size fridge, giant gaps between door and frame. Breakfast was never a highlight there; it even got worse. A shame, the place has so much potential Collapse
Quaint hotel on Hyde Street
Stay Date: 11/2017, Darby2105 wrote this review.
About a ten to fifteen minute walk will take you to Union Station Cable Car turn table. The hotel is an old one that survived the 1906 earthquake. The rooms are spacious and decorated with antique furniture. The lift is compact but serviceable. A nic… See more
About a ten to fifteen minute walk will take you to Union Station Cable Car turn table. The hotel is an old one that survived the 1906 earthquake. The rooms are spacious and decorated with antique furniture. The lift is compact but serviceable. A nice touch is the wine and cheese at 5.00. Our deal included a good continental breakfast but if you want a cooked version, walk out of the door right and take first left. On the end of the street is a cafe servicing good breakfasts at great prices. In the summer months the hotel has a private roof terrace so have a wander up in the evening. Collapse
Thank God it was just 1 Night
Stay Date: 10/2017, stevemanning2 wrote this review.
Clever online photography, fancy chairs in the lobby and pleasant staff just aren't ever going to mask the substandard appalling mess that you are faced with upon opening the door to your room. This hotel should be closed.
Clever online photography, fancy chairs in the lobby and pleasant staff just aren't ever going to mask the substandard appalling mess that you are faced with upon opening the door to your room. This hotel should be closed. Collapse
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