"excellent Chinatown location" Grant Plaza Hotel Tip by tinyvulture
Grant Plaza Hotel, San Francisco: 785 reviews and 5 photos
Grant Plaza Hotel is an old building but the lobby is cute and well-lit. Everyone I spoke to was very helpful and courteous. It's centrally located in a safe area in the heart of Chinatown, within walking distance of Union Square, North Beach, the cable car lines, and many restaurants. I would have expected to pay far more for such a great location, but it was only about $60 a night for a small, basic room with a double bed and private bath. The bathroom has only a shower--no bath tub--but good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Extremely clean, color TV, hair dryer, electronic key card door locks, alarm clock, computers in lobby (but you have to pay extra to use them). If you plan on spending most of your time outside of your hotel, but still want a clean and comfortable place to rest your head at night, then stay here. The only downside to my stay was that there was no mini-fridge in the room which made it hard to stick to a food budget by eating cereal, etc. in the room. There is a Coke machine and ice machine in the lobby, however.
Unique Qualities: Ask for a room facing Grant St., on one of the upper floors. You'll get an interesting view of Chinatown, but not too much street noise. The concierge told me that the rooms on the top floor are bigger and have the best views, but they do cost more.
Address: 465 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: One block north of the Chinatown gate
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