Cathedral Hill Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
119 reviews
Saying good-bye to a great hotel

Well readers of this review, it would appear that an era is about to come to a close. The staff of... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 1, 2009
Good Location.

My family and I drove around places like Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 18, 2009
Centrally located, the Cathedral Hill Hotel is nestled between Union Square and Japantown. It is just four blocks from the California cable car line, eight blocks from Union Square, six blocks to Civic Center and SF Opera Center, and a 10-minute drive to Fishermanfs Wharf. Located just off US 101/Van Ness Avenue, the Cathedral Hill Hotel has affordable overnight indoor parking and is an easy drive from both the San Francisco and the Oakland airports. North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Haight Street are all easily accessible by car and by public transportation. The Cathedral Hill Hotel is not only a historic San Francisco hotel, it is also a hotel that has something for both the leisure and the business traveler; an on-site indoor garage, a California-inspired restaurant, heated pool, business center and workout room. Enjoy the California sun from our garden patio and outdoor heated pool. For the fit and fabulous, a fitness room is available 24 hours a day. The Hotel features 396 spacious guestrooms on eight floors, including four suites, 32 premier rooms and a variety of superior rooms, many of which overlook the courtyard and pool. Decorated in soft sand tones, the rooms reflect the original design of the hotel with a classic early 60s California vibe. All of our rooms are non-smoking and many of our rooms can be connecting. Our rooms are the perfect place to relax and rest after a long day of sightseeing or a busy day in meetings. Guests must be at least 21 years old to check into the Cathedral Hill Hotel. The hotel is a completely non-smoking hotel. Photo identification and credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.

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Cathedral Hill Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Queen Room
Deluxe Room with 1 Queen Bed Oversized with either a Balcony or City View For your comfort and convenience we have included the following special amenities in the room - an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffeemaker, dataport, work area, on demand mo
Deluxe 2 Double Beds
Deluxe Room with 2 Double Beds Oversized with either a Balcony or City View For your comfort and convenience we have included the following special amenities in the room - an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffeemaker, dataport, work area, on demand
Run of House
Best Available Room Oversized with either a Balcony or City View Room type is Run of the House and will have either 1 Queen Bed or 2 Double Beds. You may note your preference in the remarks field however these requests cannot be guaranteed. Special am

Amenities

  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express checkout
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Telephone

Nearby points of interest

  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.2 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.4 mi
  • Japantown: 0.4 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.4 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.6 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square: 0.8 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.8 mi
  • SoMa: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.2 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.4 mi
  • Japantown: 0.4 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.4 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.6 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square: 0.8 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.8 mi
  • SoMa: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1.2 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.2 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.2 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.6 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.6 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.7 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.7 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.7 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.7 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.7 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.7 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.8 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.8 mi

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
Restaurants On Site *Jack Tar Bar And Grill - American..06:30am - 10pm Restaurants Nearby- *Tommy's Joynt - American..........Adjacent *Mel's Drive-In - American.........Across Street *Ruth's Chris - Steaks.............1/2 Mile *Chevy's - Me

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Cathedral Hill Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
119 out of 119
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
semi cash-strapped students
Business
Oakland, CA
Mar 11, 2010

clean and comfortable for business stays

Stayed here for a night to have closer access to the city. Parking is an additional charge, ~15$ if I recall correctly, with in/out access. Has an older vibe to it; certainly not as modern and could use a update but the price was decent enough. Good for a place to crash for the night while you're out and about the city.

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Maryland
Nov 2, 2009

Cathedral SHill Hotel San Francisco

OK all over but this survey is absolute since the hotel will be replaced by a hospital soon

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
El Paso, TX
Oct 29, 2009

the good and bad

I was there to run the Nike Womens Marathon. It was a little farther than I wanted to be from Union Square but it was ok. I heard the hotel closed and is becoming a hospital. It looked like a hospital.

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
poisiden
Business
Santa Barbara
Oct 24, 2009

needs more renovations

We found that the location, lobby, and staff were possitives, as well as the ajoining coffee shop. Room cleanliness,including bathroom, was less than acceptable.Carpet stains and odor were unsetteling. Our stay would have been inhanced by providing a small refrigerator with drink and snack.Perhaps a postcard with writing utencil. Overall,there wasnt anything being provided to make our stay special or memorable.

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
captain obvious
Business
denver, colorado
Oct 19, 2009

don't stay here

it was a rendevous hotel for transvestites. very scetchy after dark

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Not Going Back to This Hotel Guy
Business
Sacramento, CA
Oct 19, 2009

Poor Quality

They did not have our reservations that were booked through [...]. The rooms and hotel in general seemes dirty, though its obvious it a old hotel, could have still looked cleaner.

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
victhor
Business
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Oct 19, 2009

Good location

The hotel was well located, near the downtown, in the main avenue of San Francisco. The staff was very nice to us. The only thing was the a/c, it's an old system, impossible to turn it off.

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
AliciaClyde
Business
Portland, OR:
Oct 17, 2009

Noisy and not very Centrally Located

The hotel was extremely noisy, I could hear all the people around me not to mention the street noise also. It really wasn't within walking distance of much so I took a taxi almost every where. The food wasnt very good but there werent alot of options in the neighborhood. I dont think that I would have gone out at night by myself as the neighborhood didnt appear to be very nice.

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

Business

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Grayslake, IL
Oct 12, 2009

Renovations? Maybe in 1970!

I slept and took naps. My convention was elsewhere. Naps were difficult because of noisy people working on gutting other rooms. Hotel is closing end of October, 09.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Cable car, 4 blocks away.

Review of Cathedral Hill Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Petrolia, CA
Oct 11, 2009

Good-bye, so long. And, thanks [...]

Now is not the time to speak of experiences. But, to thank the management of the Cathedral for all of the fine service and friendly staff as this once great hotel prepares to close it doors. I am not sure why a critical care facility is required in that exact spot of real estate, but it is to be. I would have preferred that the owners remod the hotel. I will say that the staff, knowing that they will joining the ranks of the unemployed before Thanksgiving did not deter them from providing excellent service. Good-bye Cathedral, we will miss you.

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

Business

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