$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 12, 2015 Check-out: Apr 15, 2015

Hotel Bijou

2 stars
View map of 111 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
60 reviews
family trip

Service was ok, the room perfect,good hotel , i will recommend it. See full review

  • Rosaire G.
  • Dec 30, 2014
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 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,wine reception at check in time,same day laundry service and valet parking - $36 per day plus city tax, extra tax applies for oversized vehicles. Pet Policy: $25 pet cleaning fee per stay

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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

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
  • 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
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 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.

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

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Bijou

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 60
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SF, CA
Jul 19, 2010

Bijou ickypoo

booked the room day before on internet. room ready on time at 3:00. shower curtains smelled and gave room a sour smell. sheets barely covered top of bed and did not fit. same with blanket. fights/yelling/screaming at all hours outside. single pane glass did not keep sound out. tried to charge me for a breakfast that was included. room was worth less than I paid. Update the windows, sheets, shower curtains and breakfast and the experience would be more positive.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Far Eats Movement
Business
NJ
Aug 23, 2012

Last minute booking

The location is great. It's a block from the Powell BART station. It's right on the border on Union square (Touristy) and the Tenderlion (the TL) (a bad area with lost of homeless and crackhead) Lots of places to eat around there. Staff was able to store my bags after I checked out. I noticed a lot of other visitors were European and the staff are multilingual. The place is old. TV was not flat screen. Wifi is weak in room but ok in lobby.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Doesn't spend a lot of time in the room!
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston
Nov 12, 2009

Good value, not so good location

Given the description of the hotel, I was disappointed. Most importantly, the hotel is on the edge of the Tenderloin, which as undesirable part of San Francisco. The overall experience was satisfactory, and the room rates were quite good. The valet parking was convenient, but the amount of time it takes to get the car can be anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MJAY
Business
New Jersey
Jan 1, 2012

Great find

Yes, the neighborhood is a little dodgy (but incredibly convenient: just a couple of blocks from the Powell BART and the heart of downtown SF).....but the hotel itself is clean, pleasant, fun to be in (the movie theme is very tastefully and effectively handled)....the staff helpful and polite.....my room was spacious (too often, older, center city hotels have rooms the size of closets).....the price was right, as well.....all told, quite a find.....I'd like to stay there again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ulf from Sweden
Business
Visby, Sweden
May 5, 2012

Good location

A bit worn, but perfectly clean and functioning. Not the latest fashion in beds and television, but still OK. Nice and friendly staff. Perfect location, close to Bart station, cable cars and shopping.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Confit de Canard (leg of duck) at Cafe de la Presse on Grant!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
letsgoblue2002
Business
Jacksonville, Florida
Jul 25, 2009

A Diamond in the Rough!

The Hotel Bijou is a genuine diamond in the rough! I had only a few "issues" with the hotel... 1) no refrigerator in the room 2) street noise from Eddy Street at night 3) slow elevator 4) proximity to the Tenderloin district (attitude changed after one night, though) Now for the positives... 1) courteous staff with a great knowledge of SF 2) clean sheets, bed, pillow, towels, room, etc. 3) shower was very good and hot water aplenty! 4) location/proximity to Powell Station (BART) - 1 block away (thus saving on trans to/from SFO) 5) 30 second walk to Powell Station cable car 5) location/proximity to shopping - 2 blocks away from the Westfield SF Centre Granted, the location of Hotel Bijou on the outskirts of the Tenderloin district may give some travelers an uneasy feeling about staying a few nights, rest assured, however, I was traveling alone and never had a problem, never felt unsafe or insecure. The doors do close at 7pm but you can use your room keycard to enter the front doors with ease. Additionally, the area is pretty well lit and there were always other tourists walking on Mason Street. In my opinion, you're more likely to lose your money to the vendors at Fisherman's Wharf than you are in front of the hotel. That being said, it's always a good idea to always be careful of your surroundings no matter where in San Francisco you're at. All in all, the Hotel Bijou was a pleasant hotel and I greatly enjoyed my stay. It is a great bargain in a good area of town, and I would highly recommend it to single/group travelers.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

If you get the urge to rent a bicycle to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, consider bypassing the excessively advertised bike rental shops near Fisherman's Wharf and make your way towards the entrance of Fort Mason. There you will find a small bicycle rental place that charges significantly less to rent a bicycle for the hour. Unfortunately you're not provided a map like you are on the others, but you'll be hard pressed to not find a group of bicyclists you can "follow" through Crissy Field, the Presidio, and towards the bridge.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dutchtreat
Business
New York, NY, USA
Oct 26, 2014

Diamond in the rough area

Hotel Bijou is a boutique type hotel which is in a borderline area with many homeless people and a large amount of traffic noise. Reception staff is casual and very friendly. Rooms are spotless and economically but nicely decorated and super clean. Inside rooms will be quieter but will have no view. Hotel has a movie theatre which show 2 movies each day. Elevator works slowly and makes occasional odd noises. This hotel is perfect for the adventurous traveller that wants to stay near Union Sq at a reasonable rate.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KOBrien
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Nov 21, 2010

Hotel Bijou Review

The staff was VERY friendly, they gave me suggestions where to and not to go (Tenderloin District.) If they hadn't told me, I would have probably walked right into trouble! They played 2 movies every night. I told the desk clerk that I was a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, as their hotel has classic movie names on every door, and low and behold, he was playing The Birds the very next night. The room I was in was a little loud, but I was forewarned that it would be in the front of the hotel and I may experience some crowd noise. This place was great for the price, friendly, safe, and right in the heart of the hustle and bustle. When I return, I definately going back to this place!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is less than 1 block away, how convenient!!

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