$170 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 19, 2014 Check-out: Sep 21, 2014

Hotel Stratford

2 stars
242 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
32 reviews
Perfect hotel

Hotel Stratford was the perfect hotel for our trip to SF. The location cannot be beat!! It is... See full review

  • smurfsriot
  • Apr 23, 2013
Great base to explore San Francisco

This hotel makes a great base for exploring San Francisco...the Powell St cable car literally runs... See full review

  • Sarah D
  • May 31, 2014
Guests who want the convenience of being right in the center of the City will enjoy their stay in this European style affordably priced property, with 90 pleasantly decorated rooms, all with the most modern facilities. We await the pleasure of your company be it for Business or Leisure.

Hotel Map

37.787 -122.4082
Area served
Union Square
Nearby airports
2 blocks from the Powell St BART station that services San Francisco International airport and Oakland airport.
Area description
If travelers were to pinpoint on a map the number one location in San Francisco, it could be right outside the door of Hotel Stratford. Our entrance has become part of thousands of photographs taken of the Cable Car as it heads up the second block of its famous journey over San Francisco's beautiful hillside communities.

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Hotel Stratford Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
Each room has a private bath, and for added convenience every guest room is furnished with a small writing desk or built in mirrored vanity.
STANDARD - QUEEN
Each room has a private bath, and for added convenience every guest room is furnished with a small writing desk or built in mirrored vanity.
STANDARD - TWIN
Each room has a private bath, and for added convenience every guest room is furnished with a small writing desk or built in mirrored vanity.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet in room
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet in room
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Nearby points of interest

  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.6 mi
  • SoMa: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.6 mi
  • SoMa: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.2 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.4 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.5 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.5 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.6 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.9 mi

Dining

Foley's Irish House
Dublin inspired Irish Pub offering Irish favorites on tap and tasty pub food.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0300
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 (32)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Stratford

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah D
Sheffield, UK
May 31, 2014

Great base to explore San Francisco

This hotel makes a great base for exploring San Francisco...the Powell St cable car literally runs outside the front door and union sq is 1 block away. There's a great variety of restaurants/bars/ shops literally on your doorstep. The room was small, but we expected that and it wasn't an issue, it's not as if we were in it much other than for sleeping/showering. Air com would have been useful as it was hot when we stayed, although there was a ceiling fan at least. The room was dated but clean, which is most important. All of the staff except the one that checked us in were friendly & informative. The guy that checked us in was a little ill mannered to say the least. At first he said that we did not have a reservation, when I showed him my booking confirmation he then said that someone hadn't out it into his system & appeared very 'put out', no apology, no eye contact and no smile or help with bags etc. All the other staff were exemplary. Free breakfast was average, but free, you can't complain at that.

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

Alcatraz...unmissable, as is the pier area and obviously the Golden Gate Bridge! A ride on a cable car is a must also, such fun!

Review of Hotel Stratford

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jemilyclark
San Francisco, California
May 27, 2014

In the heart of San Francisco

The location was perfect. Hop off the BART after your flight and walk two blocks you're in your room. Plus it's right on the cable car line and near a majority of transit hubs. The value was great. Some more fruit options at breakfast would have been nice. But the staff is super friendly.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bensonhurst couple
Brooklyn, NY
May 9, 2014

Excellent location

Shopping, dining, cable car, Bart train, subway are within minutes walk from the hotel. Our Queen size bed room is small but okay as we just need a safe and convenient place to stay.

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

2 minutes walk to Union Square and 10 minutes walk to Chinatown

Review of Hotel Stratford

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jjbj
san francisco
Apr 14, 2014

satisfactory

Room was too small and water running from the shower was so little. :( and there was no Ac.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chelsea Mama
NYC
Jan 29, 2014

Pleasantly surprised

This was a moderately priced hotel (for S F), and the room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was larger than at the high priced hotel we stayed at! We were only there one night, and left in the wee hours, so could not avail ourselves of the complementary breakfast, which also was NOT available at the other hotel. The only caveats are the VERY slow elevator, and the lack of a bellboy to help with the luggage. I had to struggle with the trolley myself, in and out of the slow elevator.

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

There are so many wonderful restaurants in SF, that you should walk away from the pricey Union Square area where the hotel is (conveniently) located, to some other neighborhood.

Review of Hotel Stratford

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lasi
Merced, CA
Jan 9, 2014

Nice and safe place

I stayed one night in this hotel in Standard Queen size room. This place is very safe and close to cable cars and street cars. Room is little bit smaller than I expect, but it is sufficient for two persons. If you are willing to take Big bus tours or Sightseeing tours, this place is much better. I would recommend this hotel for you.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Julie Cee
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2013

Just needed a place to sleep

The elevator is extremely slow. The room was extremely small. The room seemed to heat up without anyone in it though it was a cold day. The window view was of the next building over only about 2 feet away. But it served its purpose with a bed and a small bathroom as I ran the half marathon there.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
runner girlie
Central Ca
Oct 22, 2013

Nike marathon weekend

This was a great location for the Nike Women's Marathon. The hotel was just steps away from the start line. The rooms were clean and modern. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Soundrider
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 18, 2013

Cloest to Union Square

Half a block away from Union Square, very good location if you would like to explore downtown SF. Old building with very small room, no AC

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

10 mins walk from China Town. 5 mins walk from BART Powell station

Review of Hotel Stratford

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
An and Patty
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
May 17, 2013

great location and good price

We were pleased with the location, a short walk from the BART station. It is located , in my opinion, in the hub. From this location, we could easily get around either by walking or the various city transits. The room was small but clean. We came to San Francisco to tour the city not spend too much time in the room. We found it was a very good value and would recommend it.

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

get the 3 day transit pass (good for the cable car and the muni bus. the BART is very easy to use and a good value.

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