Cova Hotel ★★★

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$140
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Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 26, 2016

Nice enough hotel, scary area!

Would recommend Wed, Feb 17, 2010
Staff were helpful and friendly and made us feel welcome. The room was clean and comfortable, although we felt that being the more expensive suite, some artwork and a coffee table and maybe a plant or two would have been simple additions, to what was quite a bare and uninviting suite. While the hotel was pretty nice inside, the area around it is scary! There is a homeless shelter very close by and on our 3 nights there we saw plenty of hookers hanging around the street near the hotel! We also felt very uncomfortable walking from Union Sq with our bags along Ellis St, we felt quite noticeable and wary. It was like walking through all the zombies in the Thriller video - everyone was homeless and looking at us like we had pockets filled with goodies for them! Also, it was Chinese new year, so the locals thought it was a great idea to let off millions of little red firecrackers on the sidewalk - it sounded like machine gun fire in some warzone! The walk from Union Sq is about 10 minutes. Also, the free breakfast isn't great, we only went to the breakfast room once, there was no coffee, no waffles as promised by the hotel staff and it was all a bit messy and chaotic. The Olympic Cafe a short walk away is nice.

Time saver

Don't walk down Ellis Street, walk down Geary St and turn down Hyde to get to Ellis. Geary is 2 blocks up from Ellis. It's advice given to us by the hotel staff, and makes for a much less scary walk to Union Sq. It's a shame, but that's the way it is around there! Also, take advantage of the hotel's free shuttle service, it's good and will save you some money in a cab or a long walk.

| New York, NY Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Good price, nice hotel

Would recommend Tue, Feb 16, 2010
We had a good stay at this hotel. The price was reasonable and all of the staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was delicious! We enjoyed our stay and would consider staying there again.

| Carson City, NV Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

not a good place at all

Would not recommend Tue, Jan 26, 2010
when we were driving towards the hotel, the area was bad. When i went to check in they told me where not to walk and which way to go if i did decide to walk. That made me not want to go anywhere. Our room was facing the street. They locked the doors at 10pm. The hotel was nice but not worth the stay. Our heater in the room didn't even work. When we told them, they said, " sorry, we can't do anything." I froze all night long.

| fresno,ca Business

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Very Nice Stay

Would recommend Wed, Jan 20, 2010
I really enjoyed the hotel. The front desk staff was rather accomodating, and quite friendly. The room, was clean, contemporary, on the basic side, though great without all the frills. The Staff was top notch. They answered all my questions, and gave me great suggestions for other locations (food, trans, safe ways to travel) The thing that was rather inconvient was the 3PM check in. After taking a "red eye" flight, I would have liked to have an early check in. Even though there was 100 % occupancy, I understand that there was nothing that they could do. They still accomodated me by 15 mintues

| Chicago, IL Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Central Location

Would recommend Tue, Jan 19, 2010
The area is blighted and somewhat scary. Walk in the area only during daylight hours in the areas the staff warns about w/r to safety. Mass transit is great and the area is fun to be in. The bus system will get you anywhere and you can really get a feeling for the entire area. We thought the Central location allowed us the chance to get anywhere we wanted to go. We felt that the security in the hotel was good and we liked the front desk staff - they were always very helpful. The continental breakfast was great each morning and I enjoyed the seating on top of the building to give us another view of the city. The street noise made sleeping very sporadic because the windows do not block out much street noise.

Money saver

we liked the pizza around the corner and up from the Essex hotel. The Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant in view of the Cova was great and fun. Both were very reasonable in price. The bus drivers were quite helpful in calling out our stops when we told them where we wanted to go.

| Salt Lake City, Utah Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Nice hotel, be careful of neighborhood

Would recommend Sun, Jan 17, 2010
It was good, staff was nice, but when we checked in they said, don't EVER walk on Ellis street. Luckily we were taking a cab and you can only get into the hotel with a card after 10pm.

| Folsom Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Nice hotel in a sketchy area

Would recommend Sun, Jan 17, 2010
The hotel was a great location location as far as being in the heart of the city, however, the neighboring few blocks in all directions were VERY sketchy. We learned very quickly to take the alternate route given by the hotel to avoid a majority of the homeless and drug addicts who seemed to out-number the "normal" people walking on the streets. Other than the location, the hotel was VERY good for its value. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and spacious for what we expected. The breakfasts were good (and free). The staff was friendly and helpful. Just a quick walk, bus, or free hotel shuttle to Union Square. Overall I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a higher class experience at a unique boutique hotel for a very affordable rate.

| Orange, CA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great place to stay!

Would recommend Mon, Jan 11, 2010
We had a wanderful time and the rooms were perfect. We did need a mirror outside the bathroom, because we had three girls who had to get ready and to have a mirror outside the bathroom would have been helpful. Staff was super nice! The best part of the hotel was the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in at a hotel. Bathrooms are large very nice! Thanks!

Money saver

I would say if at all possible don't drive your own car, you can walk or take the free shuttle pretty much everwhere you go. This would have saved us $200+ in parking fees.

| Temecula, California Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Room for the Price

Would recommend Thu, Jan 7, 2010
We found this hotel on a whim and was very happy to find it. There was friendly staff and the room was very, very nice. It was clean, modern looking, and very comfortable. I would highly recommend. [...] it exceeded our expectations considering we were going to pay $100 for a run-down looking place with an open bathroom.The only issue we had was the ice machine was all the way on the 7th floor and you have to have your key for the elevator unless you're going to the lobby and never coming back. Also, the breakfast wasn't great. There were no eggs just like waffles and yogurt or something, I don't even know I just skipped it.

| Oakland, CA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Cova hotel -

Would not recommend Tue, Jan 5, 2010
Hotel itselft its nice, althought area is really bad. You can see homeless people begging for money and drougdealers in every corners. It's about 4 blocks to Union Square. Those were the most scariest 4 blocks I walk in SF. Free breakfast is fairly ok. We got sick from breakfast!!! There virtually no staff on duty except one person at the front desk. ( who barely spoke english. Dont get fool, this is clearly a 2 star hotel.

| Boston Ma Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 2 /5