$239 Avg/night
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Hotel Bijou

2 stars
111 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
90 reviews
Great place in a central location

You don't get much more central than this! You're right next to Union Square and a BART station and... See full review

  • jonflaat
  • Jun 3, 2014
Hotel Bijou San Francisco

Small charming & clean. Right in the heart of the city. See full review

  • kitsch.maven
  • Nov 8, 2012
Hotel Bijou is the most unique of all the Bay Area boutique hotels. Inspired by San Francisco's rich cinematic history, the hotel is adorned with classic movie palace designs and dramatic Hollywood portraits. The hotel even has a mini movie theater in the lobby showing a nightly double feature of San Francisco-based movies. Each of the 65 comfortable guest rooms is named after a motion picture shot here in the city. Using the original movie stills as decorative accents, Hotel Bijou provides the guests with the most interesting San Francisco hotel rooms while simultaneously keeping you centrally located to everything this exciting city has to offer. Mornings at Hotel Bijou on waking up to coffee, tea and pastries(surcharge). Then step out the door and head 4 blocks north to the famed Union Square, which is San Francisco's central shopping, theatre and hotel district. Hotel Bijou is the most desirably stylish of all the boutique and small hotels in San Francisco. Adorned with fashionable touches of refined Hollywood glamour, the hotel is the perfect place to stay for those enamored with the power and prestige of the film industry. Petit Theater is the mini movie theater and is free for guests. Showing nightly double features of San Francisco-based movies, the hotel provides an entertaining environment for guests to enjoy. The hotel also offers, high speed Internet access - complimentary, handicap rooms, wireless Internet, smoke free property, free nightly double feature, complete concierge service, same day laundry service and valet parking - $32 per day plus city tax, extra tax applies for oversized vehicles. Pet Policy: $25 pet cleaning fee per stay

Hotel Bijou Rooms

2 Twins
This jewel toned guestroom with two twin beds, a two-line phone with voicemail and data port, cable TV, full tub and shower, iron and board, writing desk, electronic lock, free double feature nightly in the Petit Theatre Bijou, featuring movies filmed in San Francisco. All rooms are non-smoking.
2 Doubles
This jewel toned guestroom with two double beds, a two-line phone with voicemail and data port, cable TV, full tub and shower, iron and board, writing desk, electronic lock, free double feature nightly in the Petit Theatre Bijou, featuring movies filmed in San Francisco. All rooms are non-smoking.
1 Queen
This jewel toned guestroom with one-queen bed, a two-line phone with voicemail and data port, cable TV, full tub and shower, iron and board, writing desk, electronic lock, free double feature nightly in the Petit Theatre Bijou, featuring movies filmed in San Francisco. All rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.7845 -122.4096
Area served
San Francisco.
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Area description
Barely a 15 minute drive from San Francisco International Airport and 4 blocks south of Union Square, Hotel Bijou is the most affordable and centrally located of all the hotels close to Market Street. Within walking distance of the hotel you'll find over 100 restaurants, coffeehouses and nightclubs, and more than 100 unique shops and galleries. The Westfield Mall is only 2 short blocks west, Moscone Center is 5 blocks west, and a quick drive can take you to either the Financial District, Yerba Buena Gardens, North Beach, Chinatown or the famous Pier 39.

Nearby points of interest

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (90)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Bijou

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
90 out of 90
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lox
New York, NY
Nov 22, 2010

Bedbugs!!!!!!!!!!! Great place otherwise

I got hit by bedbugs while staying there. The room (Rm 510) was bedbug ridden. I woke up with blood-stains on the bedsheets. I looked around and found 4 bedbugs, which I killed. I also found another huge one and trapped it in a bottle to show the management. When I called the front desk, they were extremely receptive and told me to contact the manager later on. [...] The bedbug issue was incredibly disappointing for me, and is a deal breaker as far as I am concerned.Other than that, the hotel and the staff were absolutely fabulous! The hotel is charming, quaint, and very well priced. The location is fantastic too. The staff were very kind and accommodating. If i didn't have the bedbug problem, I would go back EVERY time!

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

Market street is full of wonderful shops.

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
Aug 20, 2009

Okay Hotel for 1-night stay

We were supposed to have a single Queen bed & we had two Full beds. Our room was directly next to the elevator & the motor vibrated all night. Would have complained had we stayed for more than one night. + there is a noisy bar next door & we were on the second floor, so it was loud until after it closed.

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

The best Thrift/Junk shop in the world located between 5th & 6th St. on Howard @ 952 Howard St. The store is called Moving Sale, but they're not going anywhere [It's just the name]. It's better than a garage sale, it's the whole house!

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling Dutch Family
Dover , UK
Jun 2, 2013

Not what we expected

Check in was humorous, the staff provided us with all we needed to know for helping us get about the next day. The décor looks a little drab and it is in need of refurbishment throughout. The room was smaller than anticipated and facilities limited, we must have read the wrong review page previously... A big plus it close to transport and shops which made up for the annoying other things. So getting to the cable car was easy (5 minutes) . Would I stay again? the answer is no, this is not a criticism of the hotel I wouldn't choose a 2* hotel as normal practice. If your travelling on a budget and there was only 2 of you this would most probably suit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you are there for a day or more get yourself a MUNI VISITOR PASS covers, tram bus and bart and good value.

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Doesn't spend a lot of time in the room!
Chicago, IL.
Jan 30, 2011

Best value in San Francisco

Very nice and helpful staff, great location for the Muni and Bart systems at Powell Street, shopping is close, Great restaurants around Union Sq.

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

The Bart system is only $8.10 from SFO to the Powell Street station which is only a block from the hotel. Can also catch transportation all around the city from there whether it be cable car, BART or MUNI.

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
IL
Aug 8, 2009

Opinion of Hotel Bijou

Our stay at the Hotel Bijou was ok overall. The rooms are small and ours overlooked a shady and very noisy street. On the up side it was not far from Union Square and just a short walk to Chinatown. The staff was good at giving directions and when asked told you which way not to walk. If it's the movie theater aspect of the hotel that attracts you, don't be sucked in based on that. When they say petit theater they mean it--eight seats and no popcorn!!:( I would recommend this hotel to a friend only if they were worried about cash flow.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Krystal W
Los Angeles,Ca
May 28, 2013

Great location

Great location in terms of being close to everything. Kind of in the ghetto, but as long as you're careful you should be fine.

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

If you're going to visit Chinatown and fishermans wharf a lot. Take the cable cars! & get the muni bus pass. Will save you money since its 6.00 a ride one way!!

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Unfrequent traveler
Business
Alaska
Nov 1, 2011

Good deal for the money

The location is good, but the hotel needs some major overhaul.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Union Square is right next door

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Doesn't spend a lot of time in the room!
Chicago, IL.
Jan 30, 2011

Best value in San Francisco

Very nice and helpful staff, great location for the Muni and Bart systems at Powell Street, shopping is close, Great restaurants around Union Sq.

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

The Bart system is only $8.10 from SFO to the Powell Street station which is only a block from the hotel. Can also catch transportation all around the city from there whether it be cable car, BART or MUNI.

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Uncle Jessie
Winnipeg, MB
Nov 25, 2010

le bijou

We went to a conference at the Moscone Centre, and it was very convenient, within walking distance. The price was good, it was a cute little hotel, nothing ourstanding but clean and quirky. There were a lot of hooligans hanging outside the hotel, but the door to hotel is locked at night so they cannot get in. I will probably stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vive Frisco
Paris
Dec 21, 2009

Good location

****

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