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Kensington Park Hotel

3 stars
450 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
125 reviews
Awesome solo Feb trip

I stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel for four nights mid-February. I was a solo female traveller,... See full review

  • lulutastic
  • Feb 24, 2014
Great day and nite

From the moment we arrived the staff took the time to make our short stay a wonderful... See full review

  • ch3no2
  • Feb 3, 2014
Union Square hotel offers fine dining, eclectic design and free Wi-Fi
A fantastic location, great value and elegant design make the Kensington Park Hotel one of San Francisco's most popular choices. Innovative coastal cuisine is the theme at Farallon, the on-site restaurant that features richly imagined undersea elements. Guest rooms at the Kensington Park Hotel reveal a hint of English-garden inspiration while also maintaining an eclectic vibe that's distinctly San Francisco. Complimentary afternoon tea and sherry service help guests feel welcomed and cared for. 
Highlights

  • Complimentary tea and sherry served each evening in the grand lobby
  • Unbeatable location one block from Union Square
  • Top-ranked Farallon restaurant, including preferred seating for hotel guests
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Valet parking with in/out privileges (fees apply)

Location
Just one block from the Kensington Park Hotel, Union Square is San Francisco's premier shopping and theater district. From major department stores to one-of-a-kind boutiques, both fashionistas and casual shoppers can easily spend a full day at the city's central retail hub and community gathering area. 
Rooms
Room design at the Kensington Park Hotel combines Queen Anne decor and whimsical elements for an atmosphere that's both fun and cozy. Look for upholstered headboards, mahogany armoires, flat-panel TVs, bubble lamps and chairs covered in animal-print fabrics. Some rooms overlook Nob Hill and Union Square. Wi-Fi Internet access is complimentary in all rooms. 
Features
The Kensington Park Hotel lobby combines elements of a California mission and a classic English parlor with pleasantly striking effect: Glistening chandeliers stand out against exposed ceiling beams. A piano is situated in the corner of a marble lobby. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guests receive complimentary access to a fitness center nearby.
Dining
Inspired by a love of sailing, fishing and diving, Farallon restaurant inside the Kensington Park Hotel creates an undersea fantasy environment enhanced by original architectural elements and custom details like suspended jellyfish lights. Coastal cuisine highlights both freshwater and saltwater delicacies complemented by a bounty of farm-fresh produce. Farallon has been named one of the best new restaurants in the country by the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appetit magazine.
Transportation

  • BART stop (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (11.7 mi/18.9 km)

Attractions

  • Union Square (One block)
  • Chinatown (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Moscone Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1.5 mi/2.3 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • The Sherwood Room accommodates up to 75 guests
  • Dedicated meeting coordinator
  • Full catering services available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access

Policies and fees
  • Kensington Park Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel. Dogs only, one per room, maximum 40 pounds, $25 USD non-refundable pet cleaning fee charged at check-in. 

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

Kensington Park Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Two Double
Our Deluxe Guestrooms all come with a Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress, cream tufted headboard and premium linens. 36" flat screen TV, mahogany furniture, plush armchair, ceiling fan, black-out drapes, light-up makeup mirror, writing desk, two telephones and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.
Deluxe King or Queen Room
Our Deluxe Guestrooms all come with a Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress, cream tufted headboard and premium linens. 36" flat screen TV, mahogany furniture, plush armchair, ceiling fan, black-out drapes, light-up makeup mirror, writing desk, two telephones and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.7885 -122.4094
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Area description
The best address at Union Square. Just steps from all of the city's best shopping. The Powell Street cable car is only 1/2 block away. Many fine restaurants, art galleries and theaters in the immediate area. Easy access to the financial district, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, Civic Center and public transport.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • Nob Hill: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.3 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.3 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.4 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.4 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.4 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.4 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.5 mi
  • Lands End: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our Meeting Room accommodates up to 40 people theater and 25 people classroom style.

Dining

Farallon
Serving upscale seafood, Open for Lunch and Dinner, located adjacent to the lobby.
Jelly Fish Bar
Located in the Farallon Restaurant. Great place to enjoy a cocktail before dinner or after an evening out on the town.

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.

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Guest Reviews (125)

Ratings and reviews for Kensington Park Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
125 out of 125
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Work for Wine
North Carolina
May 22, 2013

Great Weekend in San Francisco

Great location, within walking distance of China Town, Telegraph Hill and Fisherman's Wharf. The staff was really helpful, made our stay very enjoyable,. Enjoyed the tea and sherry in the lobby in the afternoon. The room was clean and comfortable; the bathroom was starting to show its age though.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John and Meg
Norfolk
May 14, 2013

Our Stay

We wanted a quiet hotel next to the action, in San Francisco. Our action was sights in a big city, eg, walking around China town. Entertainment in the the square, seats and a programme of music, Union Square. Ease of transport to other interesting places that are within a few miles, the Cable Car system. The availability of things further afield, a bus to the Golden Gate Bridge and then on to Muir Woods. At the end of a day out, or a morning or just the afternoon, whenever we returned there was the peace and quiet of our hotel, and a pleasant greeting from the staff. It just seemed to take us in and we began to feel rested. A favorite of ours became the afternoon coffee and sherry, served at reasonable times and the occasional musical entertainment. It was with regret we said goodbye to staff who looked after our room and those in the foyer with their greetings and ever helpful attitude. When we return we have already selected our hotel.

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

Magnificent trees, such a wonderful sight

Review of Kensington Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gurnsgirl
highlands ranch, co
May 13, 2013

Charming boutique hotel

Delightful lobby, helpful staff, room a little small (prefer separate tub) but what do you expect 100 yrs old? :) very sweet stay

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gtao Feo
San Diego
Apr 15, 2013

Great place to stay

The employees are very helpful and professional. They make us feel at home. The restaurant next door hasgreat food and a great Happy Hour.

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

Excellent stores are within walking distance.

Review of Kensington Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Guberduber
Business
Atlanta
Apr 12, 2013

Grand old SF Building refurbished for comfort

THis is a great boutique hotel, complete with a Theater built within! Very comfortable and great Union Square location. As a SF native, I found this a true classic in the City. TV reception was only down side. Wireless internet was free! Recommend parking at Union Square 1 block away.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Rental car agencies are a block or two away. Don't rent at the airport. Cheaper to pick up / drop off in the City!

Review of Kensington Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laura and Paul
Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 7, 2013

Great staff, great room, great location

We had a great experience here! The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was super helpful and were able to answer any questions we had about food, transportation, etc... The only downside is that parking is $45 per day...ick. They have coffee each morning and sherry each evening which is nice. It's walking distance to everything in Union Square and Nob Hill and right on the cable car line. Overall, we would definitely stay here again!

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

Ryoko's Sushi- so good!

Review of Kensington Park Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dalca
Business
Palm Desert, CA
Jan 31, 2013

Best location to Union Square

It's a pleasure to stay here. The staff is most helpful. I like the happy hour next door. My trip experience has been very positive. It's a great discovery.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many choices close by.

Review of Kensington Park Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rocketjayy
Stockton, CA
Jan 28, 2013

Great escape

The Kensington is not only clean, comfortable and perfectly located but the staff is what makes it stand apart from other boutique hotels. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, very willing to please the guests.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bill on a budget
Palm Desert, California
Dec 30, 2012

A daisy amongst orchids.

Great location by Union Square. Vintage San Francisco hotel, not fancy but neat and clean. Courteous staff. Good value.

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

Lefty O'Douls

Review of Kensington Park Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vmworld attendee
arkansas
Sep 2, 2012

great stay for my wife and I

Hotel is perfectly situated by Union Square and close to cable cars and great food.only negative is it is a tad noisy if you are a light sleeper due to deliveries and trash pickup around midnight to 2am to other stores, etc.everything else was amazingly positive. The staff was awesome from the second we walked in the doors.we loved our room and had decent view of city.area is very clean with a great fusion of people and culture.will definitely stay here again. Also if you need a ride from the airport and plan on a cab, they can schedule for a towncar or suburban for the same price.

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

To see the city, get tickets from the hotel for the hop on hop off tour bus.we loved being able to stop and walk around and then hop on the bus that runs almost every 10 minutes so.we spent time at the wharf, hight-ashbury district, and other areas and loved the tour.

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