$104 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 4, 2015

King George Hotel

3 stars
334 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
210 reviews
Perfect spot

The staff is friendly and outgoing. It's a perfect small hotel close to everything. It is older so... See full review

  • Jewels58
  • Jul 25, 2014
Great, old feeling hotel

I usually stay between three and only three hotels in San Francisco. The King George is among one... See full review

  • jemwatso
  • Mar 17, 2014
Stately boutique hotel near Union Square
Considering its name and the British flag flying out front, it's no surprise that the King George Hotel near San Francisco's Union Square district has a decidedly European flair. Decorative touches are subtle but continue this theme: chess boards in every room, coats of arms, and more. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access. The on-site restaurant, Winston's Bar and Lounge, even serves imported beer.
Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access
  • Hop on any one of the city's cable cars down the street
  • Union Square shopping is only a four-block walk from the hotel
Rooms

Accommodations -- 141 rooms and 12 suites in all -- vary in size and configuration but come standard with flat-screen televisions, pillow-top mattresses, MP3 docking stations and in-room safes. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access as well as nightly turndown service.

Features

The King George Hotel, a free-standing structure, dates back to 1914 and has been renovated numerous times since. It also is now a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program.

All guests have access to a nearby Club One Health Club (fees apply), a full-service facility with spa, pool and fitness center. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

Grab a pint (what else?) at Winston's Bar & Lounge, a kitschy-but-lovable bar on the ground floor. The pub no longer serves food, but the scene is still lively on weekend nights.

Valet and self-parking are available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • San Francisco International Airport (18 mi/30 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (15 mi/25 km)
  • Cable car stops (3 blocks)
  • BART (6 blocks/1 km)
  • MUNI bus (1 block)
Attractions
  • Union Square (3 blocks)
  • Theater District (4 blocks)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • AT&T Park (2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (6 mi/10 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center in lobby
  • Intimate 500-square-foot meeting room
Policies and Fees
  • The hotel accepts reservations for guests under 18 years old given that parent/legal guardian guarantees payment for all charges. If legally emancipated, guests can present documents that prove emancipation and the ability to shoulder expenses at the hotel.

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

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King George Hotel Rooms

Standard Room with One Queen Bed
Standard Room One Queen bed is furnished with English Tudor furniture, writing desk, ceiling fans and a comfortable queen bed with full duvet and Scotland wool throw blankets. Each room is equipped Complimentary wireless Internet Access. Also, all rooms have private baths, remote control flat screen televisions, telephones with voice mail and data ports, safes, ironing equipment, hairdryers and electronic door locks. Non smoking. 24-hour room service and same day valet laundry service is also available.
Standard Room with Two Twin Beds
Standard Room with Two Twin Beds is furnished with English Tudor furniture, writing desk, ceiling fans and a comfortable queen bed with full duvet and Scotland wool throw blankets. Each room is equipped complimentary wireless Internet Access. Also, all rooms have private baths, remote control flat screen televisions, telephones with voice mail and data ports, safes, ironing equipment, hairdryers and electronic door locks. Non smoking. 24-hour room service and same day valet laundry service is also available.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • SoMa: 0.7 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.1 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • SoMa: 0.7 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.3 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 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: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.8 mi
  • Lands End: 2 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The King George Hotel has a perfect ground level meeting room to host your business. The meeting room is equipped with complimentary high speed wireless internet access for presentations. And, an arrangement of foods & beverages are available for your working lunch or on-site event! It is truly the BEST place on Union Square to hold a meeting for 40 or less people.

Dining

Winston's Bar & Lounge
Wine and champagne lounge serving specialty beers and appetizers Evening hours 5 pm to 10 pm Enjoy our selective bottled wines at smashing prices!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
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 (210)

Ratings and reviews for King George Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
210 out of 210
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Omaha
Jun 11, 2010

Kink George

We really enjoyed our trip to San Francisco. Our stay at the King George was fantastic. It is very clean, quiet, and the location is great. Very good places to eat are close by. San Francisco is a spectacular city to visit. We are planning our next trip back to the city. We will certainly stay at the King George again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jun 6, 2010

Great Location

Great location. Easy walk to BART and cable cars. Lots of restaurants, entertainment, shopping in area. Good value. European style smaller hotel. Busy location means some noise from streets but that comes with territory. Very friendly and hopeful staff. No air conditioning but ceiling fans. This is typical in area but could be a factor if weather is not good.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

About 4 block walk to BART system which is 35 minute ride to the airport and 20% the cost of a cab ride. Cable car lines are a bargain to major attraction areas like Fisherman's Wharf and others and is 2-3 blocks away.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wine Country Tour
Business
Orlando, Fl
May 24, 2010

Great Location

We were there for one week touring San Francisco and wine country. It was great experience. Room was too small, dated but for the time that we were spending in the room it was ok.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lefty Odoul's restaurant and piano bar, a short distant from the hotel was great.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seoul, Korea
May 12, 2010

Very kinds staffs!

It was awesome! Every staff is very kind and friendly, and above all, its location is fantastic! Safety and clean room were also really fine.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mz Lane
Business
Las Vegas
May 10, 2010

Great location

Could not ask for a better location,[...] the bartender was the best! Staff very friendly and helpful. coming bac

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sue Ann & Husband
Business
Minneapolis, MN
May 8, 2010

Stay Here! It's Near To . . . Everything

Very wonderful front staff and concierge services -- like a 4 star hotel. Love being near Union Square and 1 block from Powell St. BART & MUNI train stations.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

American Conservatory Theater around the corner. Eat on the top of the roof at Macy's at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant overlooking the surrounding city.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jkmackie
Business
providence ri
Apr 25, 2010

excellent value

The rooms may be on the small side but the hotel is quaint, clean and nicely decorated. The best part about the king george is the staff, everyone we spoke to was friendly and helpful and went above and beyond. The location is close to transportion, restaurants, and shopping which was great. The only downside, and it is no fault of the king george, is after dark the area has a considerable number of vagrants which can be intimidating but there are plenty of other tourists around as long as you are not too far off ther beaten track.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to info center and get city passes. They are good for a ton of museums and attractions and allow you unlimited muni bus, trolly and cable cars all over the city

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Baltimore, MD
Apr 18, 2010

Surprising good for the price

Surprisingly clean and hospitable for the price. Unexpected pluses where Q-tips, cotton balls, and a jar of mints in the room that were all refilled each day. Room was small, but quaint. Concierge and staff with knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend the hotel and would stay there again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Cross country tour
Business
Toronto, Canada
Apr 10, 2010

Stay clear of the King George Hotel SF

Where to start. When checking in we were advised that there were only smoking rooms available but we would be staying in "the best room" there. If that was the best room I would hate to see what a normal room looks like. [...]The room itself was very run down, cigarette burns in the curtains and very old (not the good boutique old, the old beds and furniture haven't been replaced in 20 years). We couldn't get cold water in the washroom sink- hot water would come and go when running the cold. We called the front desk, they sent a maintenance guy who came up, looked at it and said he would leave a note for them to fix it. This was night one, it wasn't fixed by night 4. There is only one very old elevator in this hotel and the maids take it over for several hours in the morning instead of letting guest (customers) use it first and when you are on the 9th floor, stairs really aren't an option. There were no accessible power outlets for our phone, camera, or laptop chargers- we had to reach under the bed to access the outlet. On the second day I asked to speak with the guest service manager, was given a card to fill out which I handed in to the front desk who said they would pass it on. I followed up two more times and the manager didn't get back to me at all. They obviously do not care about guest satisfaction at the King George Hotel. For our last two nights in San Francisco we transferred to the Larkspur hotel a few blocks up, got a better rate and is 100% better- both staff, cleanliness, modernness and we even get free breakfast.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas City
Apr 5, 2010

Great place for the money

The great location made up for the small, noisy room.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Within walking distance to several restaurants, bars, a huge mall with 200+ shops and restaurants, Chinatown, and many more destinations.

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