Embassy Hotel ★★

2.1 /5
Overall score
Amenities:
1.9
Cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
2.7
Location:
2.9
Value:
2.9
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Overview

Close to the opera symphony and the newly opened extraordinary Asian Art Museum.The Embassy Hotel offers spacious clean comfortable rooms with private baths televisions and telephones in every room. Close to the opera symphony museums state and federal office buildings the California Culinary Academy and a variety of fine dining opportunities. Excellent correspondence with buses and subway to the Downtown Financial District North Beach China Town the Castro and Mission Districts.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop

Services

  • Laundry service
  • Security
  • Tour desk

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Parking

Room

  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Electronic door locks
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bath tub

Reviews

2.1 /5 Overall score

  • Amenities: 1.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 2.9/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.3/5
  • Comfort: 2.7/5
  • Location: 2.9/5
  • Value: 2.9/5

Great value

Would recommend Tue, Aug 4, 2015
I was very happy with this hotel and will definitely book again. Very nice sized room and closet, with a great New Orleans restaurant on the same block. For 24 Hour Fitness members, there's a club about 4 blocks away, which was very convenient my two reasons for not a 5/5 rating were: A. The café attached to the hotel never opened and there was not complimentary coffee and B. I'd like better quality towels. Staff was very pleasant!

| N/A Friends

4 /5

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

Birthday Trip

Would recommend Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Hotel was in a decent location. The rooms were clean but smaller than pictured. Overall an OK experience.

| san jose Friends

3 /5

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

past-its-prime, but decent value

Would recommend Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Seems to have been downscaled at some point, e.g. rooms no longer have minibars although traces remain showing they once did. Upkeep a little lacking; a drawer had been screwed permanently closed, a persistent patron had yanked it open anyway, but it was never repaired. One smallish insect. Bottlecap on the stairs. Still, the staff was friendly, and if location / price / quality tradeoffs lead you here, it might the right option for you.

| New York, NY Couples

2 /5

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

Not worth the price

Would not recommend Wed, Aug 20, 2014
The hotel itself was old and scary. The elevator was incredible slow and the beds were so old you could feel the springs in the couch. I am so glad i was only there for 1 night. The only pro about the hotel is the free parking (if you show up early enough) because then you don't have to be outside. The neighborhood is SCARY! Do not walk down Turk street or honestly neighboring streets.

| Los Angeles, Ca Couples

2 /5

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

Clean but simple old hotel

Would recommend Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Surprised by no AC, but a $20.00 fan we bought helped keep room comfortable at night. Clean room, skimpy towels, but maids gave us extra. Friendly staff, very helpful when our bags arrived after we did. Breakfast was meager, but café and coffee shops are everywhere. Neighborhood is old and tired, but it's an easy walk to bus stops. For the price, we'd stay there again, and buy a fan immediately.

Money saver

Buy the three day transportation pass. Rode buses, trolley and train out to the ball park easily.

| San Antonio, TX Couples

3 /5

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

The Heart of the Tenderloin

Would recommend Sat, Jun 14, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the Embassy many years ago and wanted to recreate that visit to San Francisco. The Embassy is an old hotel with squeaky floors and doors, and it comes with the charm to match. Our room was clean, our bed was comfortable and our stay perfect. The staff was great to help with getting around town and finding places we were interested in visiting. The Embassy is in the heart of town, easy access to anywhere in SF. It is also easy access to the 101 freeway to and from the airport, and it has free gated parking. You get a true experience with the grittiness of SF with some of the elements around the hotel, but those elements can be found all over town. Within walking distance you can eat any cultural preference or discover a new one. We highly recomend the Embassy.

Dining

Phil's coffee shop around the block is the best cup of coffee you will ever have.

| Queen Creek, AZ Couples

4 /5

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

Proceed with caution

Would not recommend Sun, Jul 14, 2013
Located in the Tenderloin District. Not the safest!

Dining

Great breakfast at The Moulin Restaurant! Be careful not to walk on Turk St. or Eddy St. in the evening. The drug addicts congregate on these two streets.

| North Hills, Ca. Family

2 /5

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

SF on a budget? OK.

Would not recommend Mon, Oct 22, 2012
We have stayed at the Embassy Hotel a few times, but since it had been a year or so, I had blocked out how very loud it is. Squeaky thin floors and ceilings. Also, if you are on the south or west side, you will hear the club downstairs all night on a Friday or Saturday night. Since we were out ourselves, that only bothered us after we got back at 1:00 AM. Then we only had a couple of hours of noise, and then quiet for an hour or two, and then squeaky floors started. It's a very old hotel, so very not fancy. Use the stairs when you can instead of the tiny box of an elevator. Free parking...that's the biggest selling point. Also, pretty good price still. Continental breakfast nothing special...toast, cereal, and muffins, coffee and tea. Eat at Brenda's a couple doors up the block. Fabulous brunch! When given a choice, we pick the Opal, but the Embassy hotel is always our fall back hotel in SF. Just do NOT be expecting something nice. It is what it is..cheap (for SF) and has FREE parking. Did I say free? :-)

Dining

Brenda's, just two doors up Polk, to the north, has FABULOUS brunch. Chicory coffee, homemade biscuits and begniets, and lots of scrumptious specials. Calorie counters beware! It is worth it, though.

| Sacramento, CA Couples

2 /5

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

Kinda gross, but whatever

Would recommend Sun, May 20, 2012
The good: Inexpensive, good location, I was offered a smoking room, free parking. The bad: There was a fresh puke stain on one of the chairs, only a half roll of t.p., no ashtray, and cigarette burns everywhere. I was actually ok with this room because I was drunk most of the time, and I am not a clean freak. The location was what sold me... And the price. If you are a yuppy, or a cleanliness freak, this is not the place for you. If you like a location close to everything, like to smoke inside, and don't have a problem with shabbiness or puke-stained chairs, go here. It is cheap. There were no bedbugs or stains on the sheets. That gave me peace of mind.

| Sacramento, CA Couples

1 /5

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

Old world charm & excellent value!

Would recommend Sun, May 20, 2012
Rooms are affordable, clean & comfortable. Hotel is close to Civic Center-good for walking in the day & convenient to mass transit. Some surrounding streets seem a bit sketchy late at night but no problem if you take a taxi. Charming decor & super helpful staff. Great value for artists, hipsters, students, world traveler types who are not freaked out by urban environments. Would not recommend for my suburban mom.

Dining

Many restaurants with affordable vegetarian/vegan food.

| Los Angeles Business

4 /5

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

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Nearby points of interest

Civic Centre 0.1 mi
San Francisco City Hall 0.2 mi
San Francisco Symphony 0.3 mi
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption 0.4 mi
Pioneer's Monument 0.4 mi
SoMa 0.6 mi
Japantown 0.6 mi
Konko Church of San Francisco 0.6 mi
Japan Center 0.7 mi
Kertesz Gallery 0.7 mi
Grace Cathedral 0.7 mi
Union Square 0.7 mi
Lafayette Park 0.8 mi
Haas Lilienthal House 0.8 mi
St Patrick's Church 0.9 mi
Toomey Tourell Gallery 0.9 mi
Cable Car Museum 0.9 mi
Moscone Center 1 mi
Old St Mary's Cathedral 1 mi
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 1 mi
Cartoon Art Museum 1 mi
Don Soker Gallery 1.1 mi
871 Fine Arts 1.1 mi
Octagon House 1.1 mi
Chinatown 1.2 mi
Transamerica Pyramid 1.2 mi
Mission Dolores 1.3 mi
Lombard Street 1.4 mi
Mission Delores 1.4 mi
Coit Tower 1.6 mi
Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center 1.6 mi
ATT Park 1.6 mi
Walter Adams Gallery 1.6 mi
Ghirardelli Square 1.6 mi
Ferry Building 1.6 mi
Haight Ashbury 1.7 mi
North Beach 1.7 mi
Hyde Street Pier 1.8 mi
Wax Museum Entertainment Complex 1.8 mi
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum 1.8 mi
San Francisco Experience 1.8 mi
Port of San Francisco 1.8 mi
Aquarium of the Bay 1.9 mi
Underwater World 1.9 mi
Musee Mecanique 1.9 mi

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.

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