$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 17, 2015 Check-out: Mar 19, 2015

Beresford Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
338 reviews
Great Location & Historic

Located just blocks from Union Square.. This well maintained well ran historic hotel is really very... See full review

  • Rei S.
  • Jan 20, 2015
Great Location for my Destinations

The Beresford is ideally located for the tourist who wants to be near Union Square, the cable cars,... See full review

  • KonnieKatt
  • May 26, 2014
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.

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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

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

3
5.01.0
GameXbar
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 15, 2010

Comfortable & Decent For Older Hotel

Nice older hotel, with restaurant & bar. 1.5 blocks from cable car stop. 10 blocks from Moscone Center. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Rooms are small (especially in the front center), clean and acceptably maintained... some renovations being performed on the first floor. No in-room WiFi, WiFi is available near the front desk and guest lounge. No on-site parking, but off-site valet and nearby public parking is available. Accessibility: Two short but wide steps at the entrance, and a sloped step from the lobby to the hallway & elevator W/C users may need assist depending on level. Did not see Braille marks on elevator. Hallways and doors are narrow. If your disability level requires better access, ask about their sister hotel... the Beresford Arms two blocks away (both hotels are older, so not built to ADA but they are trying).

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

1.5 blocks away (at Powell & Sutter) is a Walgreen's Drugstore where you can purchase 1 & 3 day passes for the local buses, cable cars, etc. (excluding BART). This is the same corner with a cable car stop. Union Square, Powell & Market street, and Moscone Center are to the south (down the hill); Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square are to the north (up & over the hill)... take the cable car (it's a long walk to those places).

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mustang
Business
Pleasanton, Ca
Feb 15, 2010

Great location, great price, clean

This hotel is remodeling its rooms. The room was clean, the bathroom was small-so what. The price was a bargain. The only problem was the length of time it took to have our valet parked car brought back to us.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is within four blocks of dining, theater, Union Square.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newark, CA
Feb 15, 2010

Nothing Special!!!

Rude Service, And We Found Rat Traps Under The Bed. Never Again!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
magel and friends
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 4, 2010

Small and scary but great location

The room is small and the staff is not very friendly.

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

Business

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Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas TX
Jan 3, 2010

gfogo

Old but elegant hotel. Needs a little tlc. Great place to sleep and go.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

close to Cable Car

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Stockton, CA.
Dec 15, 2009

Friendly, small, unbeatable location for

A great location.An easy walk to Union Square, theatres, shops, Chinatown & nob hill!!!! Small rooms but clean & friendly staff. A small continental breakfast provided. I do return to this hotel when in San Francisco.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Staten Island, NY
Dec 8, 2009

Good hotel with value

This hotel is central to many attractions. Union Square and Chinatown are within walking distance. The Ferry Building is about 1/2 hour walk away. BART, buses, and cable car @ Powell & Market Sts. are also close by.Room was decent and clean. Room has more square footage than another hotel I stayed at within Union Square at that price level. One front desk person can be pushy about selling you tours even if you don't need it.The bar/restaurant is designed like an English tavern so it can get roudy on a Saturday night. Only one internet terminal so you may have to wait your turn to use it. No wi-fi within the rooms.Valet parking is $30/night[...]

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty of choices to shop within the hotel area. Macy's and other stores within six minute walk. If you're from out of town and shopping @ Macy's: go to the customer service area; show your id; and ask for a discount pass. Art galleries are on Geary St. so one can browse around.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
KSD
Business
CO
Nov 27, 2009

Stay Away

Rude staff and old rooms with loud furnace rumbling ALL night. Rooms are cramped and looking back wod have enjoyed staying on the street. This hotel should be avoided at all costs. Also, I left some clothes in the closest and they were not interested in helping look for them. Worst customer service anywhere!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Mission Rock Cafe

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Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SHIVERETTE
Business
ORANGE COUNTY CA
Nov 17, 2009

What San Francisco is all about

We did this trip on foot.Hotel is within walking distance to bart, muni and cable cars.Staff was very friendly ..loved the rooms .This was the place we were looking for ...From the big slide up windows ,radiator heaters and the sounds of the city. Loved it !!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
bo
Business
san leandero,ca
Nov 3, 2009

the good, the bad and ugly

Spent one night-quite and restful-good location. Room was small and not very clean-furniture was in bad condition. Staff was friendly. Wouldn't recommend this hotel.

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

Business

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