$178 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 2015

Cova Hotel

3 stars
View map of 655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
139 reviews
Great Price for all the amenities that comes along and the services

The hotel is new and clean. Beds are very comfortable, and the bathroom is very spacious. Given its... See full review

  • single girl that travels
  • Jun 7, 2015
love this hotel

Great place to stay wpuld recommend to anymore one of the best places to stay See full review

  • mrs weedies
  • Nov 7, 2014

Perched at the confluence of San Francisco's Little Saigon and Civic Center neighborhoods, the Cova Hotel offers clean and modern accommodations for a fraction of the cost of swankier Union Square lodging. Boutique style, complimentary continental breakfast and free buses around town are just some of the reasons guests return. The rooftop terrace also is a big draw for business clientele. The hotel is a three-block walk to cable car stops.

Rooms

The 96 rooms -- including 3 suites -- at the Cova Hotel are clean, contemporary and efficient. All rooms feature furniture in soft sand tones and ceiling-to-floor windows that look out on the city skyline. They also boast spacious bathrooms and French balconies. Standard amenities include high-definition flat-screen televisions, I-Home stereo clocks, electronic safes, irons, coffee makers and hair dryers. Wi-Fi is available (fees apply).

Property features

Perhaps the biggest draw for the Cova Hotel is its complimentary shuttle service, which transports guests to some of the most popular destinations in the city. The shuttle leaves the hotel hourly and stops at places such as Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center.

 

The Cova Hotel also features a multi-lingual concierge, 24-hour fitness center, same-day laundry and dry cleaning (fees apply) and 24-hour room service. On-site car rental is available through ZipCar, an environmentally friendly car share service (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Take advantage of complimentary shuttle buses that travel all over town
  • Rooftop Terrace is ideal for events and business meetings
  • Conveniently located near Civic Center, cable car stops
  • Free continental breakfast
Nearby attractions
  • Union Square
  • Theater District
  • San Francisco Modern Museum of Art
  • City Hall
  • San Francisco Opera House
  • AT&T Park
  • Golden Gate Park
Business
  • Eighth-floor Rooftop Terrace offers open-air banquet space with views of the entire city
  • 24-hour business center
  • Oasis Banquet Room features floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views
Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)
  • Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)
  • Cable car stops (15 minutes walking)
  • BART (15 minutes walking)
  • MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)
Policies
  • The hotel will undergo renovation starting 20 December 2013 and scheduled to last for 16 weeks. All rooms in the proximity of the affected site will be closed off to guests. The hotel apologises for any inconvenience.
  • Valet parking is available (fees apply).
  • Starting December 15, 2012, the parking fee for Cova guests will be $27.00 for 24 hours.

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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Cova Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Room
Our Deluxe Rooms feature modern furniture with a contemporary aesthetic. These deluxe guest rooms are available in King-size and two Queen-size bed configurations. Our room size is approximately 475 square feet and accomodates up to two adults with two children on existing beds. These rooms are available from our 3rd to 7th floors.
Executive Suite
Our one bedroom Suites share modern contemporary furniture and a modern designed spacious bathroom as the rest of our guest rooms. Our distinct one room suites feature a King-size bed in the bedroom and a kitchen that opens to the living room with sofa. Both the living room and bedroom also come with a 32" High Definition Flat Screen TV. Our room size is approximately 655 square feet and accommodates up to two adults with two children on the existing bed. These rooms are available from our 5th to 7th floors.
Superior Room
Our Superior Rooms feature modern contemporary furniture and a spacious bathroom. We feature an Otto-man Chair with foot rest for the single King bedroom and a large writing desk in all rooms. These guest rooms are available in single King-size, two Queens-size, and two Full-size bed configurations. Our room size is approximately 326 square feet and accommodates up to two adults with two children on existing beds. The rooms are available from our 2nd to 7th floors.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Cova Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
139 out of 139
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
2.6
Value:
3.8

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elaine Liang
Family
Ithaca, NY, USA
Nov 9, 2011

very good hotel

Free breakfast, free shuttle to hot spots in SF, free internet, business center, fitness center, etc. This hotel has a lot of amenities but with a reasonable price. CLEAN and BIG room! RECOMMEND IT

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

Family

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mark D.
Family
eagle river
Jun 28, 2015

Short Trip

The hotel itself is not too terrible and surely worth the money. HOWEVER, as everyone has already mentioned, the location is the absolute worst. This hotel is located in the center of the worst part of town, the tenderloin.

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

Family

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
single girl that travels
Couples
San Francisco
Jun 7, 2015

Great Price for all the amenities that comes along and the services

The hotel is new and clean. Beds are very comfortable, and the bathroom is very spacious. Given its central location near downtown, the quality of services and the amount of space in the room, you can't find a better deal in downtown area of san francisco. Not to mention, the free breakfast is way above average hotel free breakfast, even though its continental

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

Couples

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
YarnEZ
Family
N/A
Apr 17, 2015

LOOKING AT A WALL!

NO WHERE IN THE RESERVATION WAS THERE ANY NOTE SAYING WE HAD TO PAY SEPERATELY FOR PARKING!! CHARGING FOR PARKING...AT A HOTEL THAT DOES NOT OWN THEIR PARKING STRUCTURE, REALLY? NO VIEW NO POOL NO NICE NEIGHBORHOOD LONG WAIT FOR A LIMITED SELECTION BREAKFAST COLD COFFEE OLD FRUIT THE ONLY NICE PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE HOTEL EXPERIENCE WERE THE LADIES PICKING UP DIRTY PLATES AND CLEANING TABLES.

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

Family

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KatieK
Friends
N/A
Feb 19, 2015

Nice rooms, friendly and helpful staff.

Room was comfortable (nice bedding!) and staff was very friendly and helpful. My kids really liked the funky sink in the bathroom. Above average free hotel breakfast. Main downside was that the neighborhood seemed a bit sketchy at night, and the hotel was farther from BART than I anticipated.

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

Friends

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pascual E.
Friends
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

lgbt ok

Really good. hotel. Staff was awesome. Comfortable stay.

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

Friends

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eunice K.
Friends
Iowa City
Jan 14, 2015

good hotel so so location

The hotel itself is really good except it's just located in a not so desirable location. However, they have a excellent shuttle bus system so it's safe and easy to get around SF. And the breakfast is amazing. The room is nice and clean too.

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

Friends

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eunice K.
Friends
Iowa City
Dec 30, 2014

Good hotel questionable location

Cova hotel was indeed a fine hotel in San Francisco. The appearance looked really nice and everything looked new and the decoration pieces were sophisticated. Although the hotel was located near the homeless center, the shuttle bus system will make your trip safer and easy. Just make an appointment 30 minutes prior the departure. And the breakfast place was really nice and the food was superb.

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

Friends

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vickysc93
Friends
Phoenix, AZ
Dec 5, 2014

friends re-union

everything is pretty good except the bad location, nice staff, free shuttle bus to some famous spots (union square, fishman's wharf, etc. ) DO NOT walk around outside during the night, but overall good place to stay.

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

Friends

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mrs weedies
Single
san francisco
Nov 7, 2014

love this hotel

Great place to stay wpuld recommend to anymore one of the best places to stay

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

Single

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wandering Friend
Friends
Guadalajara, Mexico.
Aug 28, 2014

Nice place!! But watch out at night if you go outside!!

The hotel is really nice. I stayed there for a weekend and we had really pleasant stay. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, although a couple of drawers would fit perfectly somewhere. The bathroom was decorated perfectly and was very clean. The public spaces were good. Our fare included breakfast, that we had in the restaurant just outside, part of the hotel. The food was pretty good, but we had to eat the same thing for three days in a row. It would be nice if they changed the buffet menu every once in a while. The location is pretty good, very close to Union Square and walking distance to many places. The only thing is that the hotel street (Ellis St) is precisely the street where most homeless people and drug dealers roam in at night, so we didn't feel very safe going outside at night. Overall, the experience was very good.

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

Friends

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