Beresford Hotel

2 stars
View map of 635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

3.6/5

Overall score

80%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1
Victorian style, family atmosphere and free breakfast near Union Square

Comfort, hospitality and convenience are plentiful at the Hotel Beresford, a quaint family-owned hotel blocks from the action of San Francisco's Union Square. From the street, the Victorian-style building looks like an apartment complex. Inside, however, cozy touches such as tufted chairs and whitewashed wood present a down-home feel. This feeling extends to the White Horse Tavern, the on-site restaurant, where pints outnumber flutes and the jukebox is always on.

Highlights
  • Knowledgeable staff
  • Walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown and City Hall
  • On-site tavern is a replica of an old English pub
  • Refrigerated honor bars in every room
Rooms

Efficiency trumps luxury at the Beresford. All of the property's 114 rooms come standard with private bathrooms, refrigerated honor bars and satellite television. Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Features

The Hotel Beresford is all about location; it sits two blocks from Union Square, where visitors can catch cable cars to numerous other parts of the city, including Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial District and more. It's also a short walk to Chinatown, City Hall or the Theater District. The hotel boasts knowledgeable staff members who can suggest itineraries for exploring town.


All guests receive complimentary continental breakfast daily, as well as access to a public Internet terminal in the lobby.

 

Dining

Old England comes alive inside the White Horse Restaurant and Tavern, the on-site eatery. The establishment offers pre-theater dinner specials for patrons rushing to catch a show. It also serves Harp and Guinness, two mainstays of United Kingdom pub life.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)
  • Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)
  • Cable car stops (5 minutes walking)
  • BART (10 minutes walking)
  • MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)
Attractions
  • Theater District
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown
  • City Hall
  • Moscone Convention Center
Policies and Fees
  • Valet parking is available (fees apply). Please check with the property prior to booking a pet-acceptable room (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Beresford Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Guest room includes a queen bed or 2 twin beds. Rooms have a small refrigerator with fully stocked honor bar, color TV/VCR, iron/ board, alarm clock and private bathroom.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Hotel Map

37.7887 -122.4109
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
(SFO)San Francisco International and (OAK)Oakland International
Area description
Located near Powell Street Cable Car, China Town, theaters, shopping, dining, museums, galleries and nightclubs.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.2 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.2 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.9 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.9 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1 mi
  • Japantown: 1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.2 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.2 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.3 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.3 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.4 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.4 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.5 mi
  • Lands End: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2 mi

Dining

White Horse Restaurant
The White Horse Restaurant and Pub is located in the Beresford Hotel at 635 Sutter St., San Francisco. A neighborhood establishment where you will enjoy generous servings of quality food without the expense. Dinner is served Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Step in for a pre-show dinner or an after-show cocktail in our cozy English pub. Come and check our menus and prices and find the best-kept secret in San Francisco.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (338)

Ratings and reviews for Beresford Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
338 out of 338
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nogales, Arizona
Jul 13, 2010

Perfect Getaway Location

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was easy to access local transit, sightseeing locations were close. Loved the little restaurant. Enjoyed our stay, very relaxing atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The areas everyone visits in San Francisco can easily be accessed from this area. We saw the main attractions and never had to drive our own vehicles.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Baggio
Business
St. Louis, mo
Jul 8, 2010

Disappointed, not worth it

Very small room, the carpet was very dirty, and there was no air-conditioning in the room. The front desk gave us a room next to the elevator, it was so noisy!!!! The street was not quiet neither. In addition, there was no wifi in the room, had to go downstairs. The breakfast was fine. Generally, it's not worthy to stay here. I could found a much better place in union square for the same price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, Colorado
Jul 6, 2010

A very good value

Excellent location - safe part of town. Attractive common areas, clean room, friendly and helpful staff - good corner Italian Rest. - Cesarios, 2 blocks from Union Sq., and Cable car. Traveled with 8 Yr. old granddaughter. Two single beds were clean, bathroom was clean with plenty of hot water, elevator was unusually fast for an older hotel. It is not a Westin, Marriott or Ritz Carlton, but great for a 3 night stay at under $300 including tax. I had a quiet room (506) and I would stay there again. However if you can book a room at the Fairmont or Mark Hopkins at a special promotion under $200, this would be the place to go for a romantic getaway. Michael

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay away from the Tenderloin (north of Geary)and be careful south of Market.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa very hard to please
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2, 2010

So European and wonderful

The price was great. The staff as helpful as possible. My friends stayed at a hotel on Nob Hill. I just walked up 3 blocks (uphill 20% grade)to meet them. It was great exercise and a nice morning and evening walk for me. I saved hundreds of dollars and loved my place as I felt as though I was in Europe again. There is a great free internet cafe/bar just a few doors up the street. On the same side of the street. They make really good drinks. Breakfast is served at this hotel to start your day off.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You must try dinner at the "Slanted Door" located on the waterfront.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa very hard to please
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2, 2010

So European and wonderful

The price was great. The staff as helpful as possible. My friends stayed at a hotel on Nob Hill. I just walked up 3 blocks (uphill 20% grade)to meet them. It was great exercise and a nice morning and evening walk for me. I saved hundreds of dollars and loved my place as I felt as though I was in Europe again. There is a great free internet cafe/bar just a few doors up the street. On the same side of the street. They make really good drinks. Breakfast is served at this hotel to start your day off.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You must try dinner at the "Slanted Door" located on the waterfront.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
acting gal
Business
california
Jun 25, 2010

interesting.....

nice but too hot and unable to control the heat in the room...if we opened the window the noise from the street was overwhelming....liked the staff, location and room was clean...but will not return because of the the concerns...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
carol museum-goer and theatre-goer.
Business
Sherman Oaks, CA
May 20, 2010

Great place, the Beresford

This is the third time that we have been to this hotel. It has a great location (just two blocks north of Union Square and 1 1/2 blocks west of Powell. It is an old-time hotel. Spotless rooms, good elevator, good service. Nice continental breakfast and wonderful pub with great customers. The restaurant is currently not working because of the retro-fitting that is being done, but there are plenty of places to eat nearby. We'll keep going back there because we love it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Day passes or 3-day pass lets you ride all buses, trams, and cable car (A great saving if you're going to be sightseeing all ovefr the city.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
May 6, 2010

could have been better

I was only in town for one night to see a concert. The restaurant was closed for redecorating,and the pub was small enough that the patrons were spilling out into the street at 9PM (there were only about twenty). I wouldn't recommend the place for more than a couple of nights,and most definitely not if you have children with you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is a short distance from union square where there is an abundance of shopping, eating, and other urban explorer type activities. There are at least three bus stops within a block and the muni staff are helpful. getting around town is no problem if you do not have any luggage.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
kahaluu, hawaii
May 2, 2010

how lucky can one get?

i was in san fran to attend the dan reid bagpipe competition held at the marines hotel and the price there was rediculous for overnoc stay. beresford was right next store, at 1/3 the cost..how can i go wrong and the bulk of the weekend festivities hung out in the pub in beresford...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

downhill is a great cornbeef sandwich place..my favorite food in the world...just walked.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
miami, fl
Apr 25, 2010

so so hotel

wireless internet is only supplied at lobby. staff is not friendly and has accent hard to be understood. printing is expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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