Grant Plaza Hotel

2 stars
465 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
207 reviews
Great Stay.

This was my second stay at The Grant Plaza Hotel and all of the staff were so very helpful. This... See full review

  • Galen
  • Mar 9, 2014
Great Stay

I was absolutely impressed with everything. The location was great so if you are planning on... See full review

  • Rj Herndon
  • Jan 11, 2014
Historic hotel steps from Chinatown Gate

No hotel is closer to San Francisco's Chinatown than the Grant Plaza. The circa-1920 property is located across the street from the famous Chinatown Gate, meaning guests are just steps from the sights and aromas of this vibrant neighborhood. Rooms are modest but comfortable; many feature bay windows. Guests also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel.

Highlights
  • Fantastic location just steps from Chinatown Gate
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout hotel
  • Bay windows in many rooms
Rooms

Most of Grant Plaza's 72 rooms have views of the Chinatown Gate. Rooms come standard with flat-screen televisions, hair dryers, and irons and ironing boards. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access also is available.

Features

The Grant Plaza prides itself on a knowledgeable concierge who is available to help guests book dinner reservations and plan time on the town. Guests also have access to fax service and a high-speed Internet kiosk in the modest lobby.

Dining

The hotel is located one block from the five-star Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, and within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in Chinatown. It also is a short walk to Union Square and the Financial District.

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 mi/29 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (16 mi/25.8 km)
  • Cable car stops (1 block)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
  • BART (6 blocks)
Attractions
  • Chinatown
  • Financial District
  • Union Square
  • Embarcadero
  • North Beach
  • Fisherman's Wharf
Business
  • High-speed Internet kiosk in lobby
  • Fax service in lobby
Policies and fees

Parking is available at a fee of $27.95 (per 24 hours including in & out privileges) in a nearby garage.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Grant Plaza Hotel Rooms

Double Double Deluxe: Two doubles
This top floor city view guest room has two double beds, hairdryer, color satellite TV, phone with voice mail, data port, and electronic keycard lock. Non-smoking. The Grant Plaza Hotel has recently installed new furnishings in all our guest rooms.
Twin Standard: Two Twin Beds
This city view guest room has two twin beds, hairdryer, color satellite TV, phone with voice mail, data port, and electronic keycard lock. Non-smoking. The Grant Plaza Hotel has recently installed new furnishings in all our guest rooms.
Double Standard: One Double Bed
This city view guest room has one double bed, hairdryer, color satellite TV, phone with voice mail, data port, and electronic keycard lock. Non-smoking. The Grant Plaza Hotel has recently installed new furnishings in all our guest rooms.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

37.7914 -122.4057
Area served
San Francisco Union Square, Chinatown, and Financial District.
Nearby airports
San Francisco Airport
Area description
Follow 101 North to I-80 East towards Downtown/Bay Bridge. Take Fourth Street Exit. At the stoplight Continue straight onto Bryant Street; follow Bryant 1 block To Third Street. Turn left onto Third and go 8 blocks to Sutter Street. Turn left Onto Sutter, go 1 block to Grant Avenue and turn right. Proceed 2 blocks to Pine Street; hotel is on the left.

Nearby points of interest

  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.3 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.3 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.6 mi
  • Ferry Building: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Civic Centre: 1 mi
  • SoMa: 1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.2 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.2 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.2 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.2 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.2 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.2 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.3 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.3 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.3 mi
  • Japantown: 1.4 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.4 mi
  • Lands End: 1.7 mi
  • Alcatraz Island: 2 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2.2 mi

Dining

Utopia Cafe
The best chinese restaurant in Chinatown, featuring Hong Kong style clay pot dishes and seafood.
Starbuck
Just one block away!
Sushi Cafe
Japanese restaurant- right at our front door.
Chinese restaurant
many many nearby...

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1430
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 (207)

Ratings and reviews for Grant Plaza Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
207 out of 207
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grant Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bigperf
Santa Barbara, ca
Jul 14, 2014

Assign proper room type

Had booked 2 twins, as that was all that was available but received one bed. What If I needed the two?! Bring quarters. Ice machine charges.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Vessel nightclub a block a away.

Review of Grant Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
travelor11
San Diego
May 17, 2014

Over priced

If I paid $50 per night I would have been ok with this hotel. Has 60 year old grandma tile in bathroom floor, no screens on windows( room had flys and at least one mosquito) first night we were literally sweating even with windows open but no air conditioner. Outside of lobby they display a picture of a room for $69. We paid nearly double that price and our room was out of the 1960's except for the tv and looked NOTHING like our room.. Cannot wash your feet in the shower because it is too small to bend down. Location was good and the staff was ok. At 2 am they brought up a fan. The bathroom curtains were ripped and had several holes. These rooms need to be upgraded or the price should be cut in half for me to ever stay there again

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nick Schneble
Washington, DC
May 7, 2014

Decent for a Night's Stay

It's nothing fancy and the decor is dated, but it's centrally located and near everything. Plus, they have a 24-hr front desk, a noon check-out policy and will store your bags after you check out.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thailand Engineer
Bangkok
Apr 7, 2014

Thailand Engineer

Good location and stuffs but small room and not clean.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gangtar
Atlanta
Apr 5, 2014

Location location location

The hotel kind old ..but if u on budget and want in middle anywhere this hotel can't beat it. Close to everywhere. China town just step away.. Union square just few block. Walk like 10 minutes if u want go to fisherman wharf ..u can take cable car from Powell street in union sq.. Verry convinient place ., hotel quiet clean..the down side they need to replace the carpet .. Smell samething..over all I like it. The staff verry heplfull . Stella old lady she is nice and vinnie she work in morning she is nice too

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Galen
Terrebonne, OR, USA
Mar 9, 2014

Great Stay.

This was my second stay at The Grant Plaza Hotel and all of the staff were so very helpful. This Hotel is in Chinatown so if you love to walk some of the sidewalks are very steep up & down. The location is a medium walk from the shopping district. I will stay here on my next trip to San Francisco.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Starbucks short walk down the Grant street.

Review of Grant Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nigel j
manchester uk
Mar 2, 2014

mature couple

the hotel location was excellent .the room was small and basic ,but for the price you pay was value for money if i returned to san francisco i would be more than happy to stay at the grant plaza .

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chill out
Bangkok, Thailand
Feb 15, 2014

Close to Chinatown and Union square.

Nothing fancy. Good location. Book it if the price is cheap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking distance to Union square, shopping center, and dining around Union square.

Review of Grant Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NY traveling around
New York, New york
Feb 2, 2014

Decent Hotel but great location!

The hotel room itself is okay, kind of eerie (might be from all the scary movies i've been watching lol), tv doesn't have many channels, complimentary soap (no shampoo), but other than that, very clean. But I guess all that doesn't matter because you're in the heart of SF (chinatown area). Only about a five minute walk to montgomery/ powell station and a lot of shopping areas, from clothes, music, and art!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rj Herndon
California
Jan 11, 2014

Great Stay

I was absolutely impressed with everything. The location was great so if you are planning on walking or taking public transportation this is the place to stay. Also if you have a car the car parking that they offer is a steal!! All in all great service!!! I absolutely recommend it and will personally be going back.

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