$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

Beresford Hotel

2 stars
635 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
602 reviews
Labor Day Stay

No surprises. You get exactly what you pay for. Staff friendly enough, room nice enough, location... See full review

  • Happy Campers I
  • Sep 3, 2013
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.

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

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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
  • Nob Hill: 0.5 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
  • 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
  • Nob Hill: 0.5 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

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:
1300
Check-out:
1200

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 (602)

Ratings and reviews for Beresford Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
602 out of 602
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Austin Texas
Jul 20, 2009

Good for your money

The location was great! It was a nice, old timey hotel. The staff was very helpfull and kind. The rooms are old, but very clean. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay this is it!! Very good for your money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the MUNI around it is cheap and goes everywhere

Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Poppy
San Jose, CA
Jul 20, 2009

A place to sleep.

This hotel has a great location near Union Square. The rooms are clean and basic. Overall...not bad for the $89 we paid for one night. The staff was indifferent and not very friendly. The honor bar was the most reasonably priced that I have ever seen. That was refreshing for a change. The hotel offers a valet parking service, but plan ahead when you want your vehicle back. It took 20 minutes. The hotel vending machine was broken and empty. If you need a reasonably priced, no frills place to stay, this hotel is ok. There are many other hotels close by, so my recommendation is to shop around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Somers Point, New Jersey
Jul 20, 2009

The Economical Place to Stay

It was just fine; centrally located; clean; quiet; no AC but in San Francisco you don't need it. Really a wonderful bargain. I'd easily go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mariquelme
Mexico City, Mexico
Jul 19, 2009

Practical and good

It is in a very good location, easy to reach from almost any city key points. Rooms are just a bit smaller than expected, but not a really big problem when you realize it is so practical and more space is just not necessary. Breakfast is so much better what I was expecting for (I've been in european small hotels and breakfast is so poor!), of course if you are conscious about the hotel costs, juice, milk, coffee, bread, cereal, fruit.. is all you need to start the day! Staff is very friendly and always answered our questions in a good way. Buying with Orbitz was great because we didn't waste time in check in or check out. So good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Well, we went to the touristic information office just a few blocks from the hotel (just in the Powell St. Bart Station) and we found there lots of things to do with good savings!

Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A Young Couple
Pleasant Hill, CA
Jul 19, 2009

Great Accomidation for the small price

This was our 3rd Year Anniversary and our 1st stay in San Francisco. The Hotel was a 50'-60's style hotel, well decorated yet up to par with its safety and decor standards. The bar connected to the Hotel is an Irish Pub, very roomy with a Rustic Appeal to it. The service was great and the guests were warmly welcomed. Great Location for all the places you would like to go in the downtown district. The Hotel stated that they have a restaurant inside the Pub, but the kitchen is temporarily out of order. It's under construction which wasn't stated until we arrived in the pub to order a dinner. Although there was no kitchen, the Pub did provide an alternative meal of a Hot/Polish Dog with all the fixings when you purchase a drink. The BIG ISSUE, that was a downfall is, that THERE IS NO PARKING!!!!. BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR VALET PARKING (PER DAY), OR SPEND 1-3 HOURS LOOKING FOR PUBLIC PARKING (and possibly having to wake up early and move it each day). NO A/C, they do provide a big fan. Some of the reviews complained about noise, but we didn't hear any (heavy sleepers) and we had a back room. The front rooms may have a different story.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A Young Couple
Pleasant Hill, CA
Jul 19, 2009

Great Accomidation for the small price

This was our 3rd Year Anniversary and our 1st stay in San Francisco. The Hotel was a 50'-60's style hotel, well decorated yet up to par with its safety and decor standards. The bar connected to the Hotel is an Irish Pub, very roomy with a Rustic Appeal to it. The service was great and the guests were warmly welcomed. Great Location for all the places you would like to go in the downtown district. The Hotel stated that they have a restaurant inside the Pub, but the kitchen is temporarily out of order. It's under construction which wasn't stated until we arrived in the pub to order a dinner. Although there was no kitchen, the Pub did provide an alternative meal of a Hot/Polish Dog with all the fixings when you purchase a drink. The BIG ISSUE, that was a downfall is, that THERE IS NO PARKING!!!!. BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR VALET PARKING (PER DAY), OR SPEND 1-3 HOURS LOOKING FOR PUBLIC PARKING (and possibly having to wake up early and move it each day). NO A/C, they do provide a big fan. Some of the reviews complained about noise, but we didn't hear any (heavy sleepers) and we had a back room. The front rooms may have a different story.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mariquelme
Mexico City, Mexico
Jul 19, 2009

Practical and good

It is in a very good location, easy to reach from almost any city key points. Rooms are just a bit smaller than expected, but not a really big problem when you realize it is so practical and more space is just not necessary. Breakfast is so much better what I was expecting for (I've been in european small hotels and breakfast is so poor!), of course if you are conscious about the hotel costs, juice, milk, coffee, bread, cereal, fruit.. is all you need to start the day! Staff is very friendly and always answered our questions in a good way. Buying with Orbitz was great because we didn't waste time in check in or check out. So good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Well, we went to the touristic information office just a few blocks from the hotel (just in the Powell St. Bart Station) and we found there lots of things to do with good savings!

Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 18, 2009

One on the best bargains and no frills

No frills, clean rooms and helpful personnel. I would stay there again. Close to shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 18, 2009

One on the best bargains and no frills

No frills, clean rooms and helpful personnel. I would stay there again. Close to shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Beresford Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CT
Jul 17, 2009

Mainly convenience

The main factor in real estate is location, and this hotel certainly has an excellent one, and the price is hard to beat. The room was clean and quiet, for downtown San Francisco. The staff though I suspected was a little stretched and seemed harried and at times unavailable. If you are looking for a simple and convenient place to sleep, this could work just fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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