$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 28, 2015 Check-out: Mar 1, 2015

King George Hotel

3 stars
View map of 334 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
225 reviews
Business

My 3rd stay and not my last. Close to BART, Union Square, and Market St. Only a desk chair in a... See full review

  • Alaska flyer
  • Feb 4, 2015
Great hotel, good location

The King George hotel was very clean, quiet and comfortable. Room was small, but cozy and... See full review

  • Joseph H.
  • Jan 20, 2015
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:
1:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (225)

Ratings and reviews for King George Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Jonses
Business
Denver, Colorado
Sep 8, 2009

King George

We spent three nights in King George while visiting San Francisco. We found the area of the town around the hotel to be noisy at night, and close to some not-so-safe areas of town. However, we slept through the noise, and with a city map and our travel book we did not "stumble into" any bad neighborhoods near the hotel. The hotel itself is in a touristy few blocks of town, which lack some S.F. authenticity but are very safe. The hotel's location is farther from Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz, etc., than other, higher priced hotels, but if you like to walk, it is about 30 minutes and you receive a rich walking tour of the north side of town with amazing views (if you don't mind hills). Additionally, we were actually closer than the expensive wharf "tourist" hotels to many other interesting parts of town, including the museum area, Union Square, Haight-Ashbury, Alamo Square, and Golden Gate Park. There are lots of art galleries and very high end shopping two blocks away in Union Square. Chinatown is about a ten minute walk north. The hotel is simple but clean inside. The decor in the room and lobby is old fashioned and charming. The hotel is not fancy but it was neat, comfortable, safe and quiet (noise from outside notwithstanding). There is a charge to use the internet on their computers. There is cable car and city transport access nearby. The staff and conceierge is helpful for arranging transport and other things. There is a bar with a happy hour. Overall, we liked the hotel for all the reasons above. There were some drawbacks, but for the price, we were very happy and would stay there again in the future. It would be considered a 3/5 star hotel based on its luxury, amenities, etc., but we gave it 4 stars for the reasons above. It might not be the best hotel or area if you have young children along, however. We would recommend it to younger trsvellers, or any age travelers who might enjoy a S.F. experience that is a mix of tourist atractions and some more authentic, eclectic aspects of town.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Avon, CT
Sep 9, 2009

Great Euro-style hotel

This hotel has a nice, Euro-style feel to it and was great for a four-night stay in San Francisco. Located in the Union Square area, it is centrally located to most attractions in the city and within walking distance of the subway, rail, bus, street car and cable car systems that take you everywhere else. Rooms were on the smaller side due to its european style, but they were clean and neat and had decent bedding. Beware it appeared there is no air-conditioning although we didn't need it while we were there. The rooms are slightly noisy since the doors were thin and we had to keep the windows open to compensate for no air conditioning (busy neighborhood). The hotel amenities are also slightly lacking (breakfast not included, no public computers available), but the staff was very friendly and willing to answer any questions you had. Not sure if they had a parking option although there was an unaffiliated lot across the street. For the area, I would say definitely a good place for the money since some similar hotels go for a decent amount more than what we paid.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to use the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) when coming in from San Francisco airport to save since from what I understand cabs can be really expensive. Also there are a bunch of diners (including Lori's nextdoor) that are in the area and Walgreens where you can pick up stuff you need. Probably the best place to pick up food/snacks would be if you came across a Luckies grocery store (at Fulton & Masonic, off Route 5 bus) or something else. Also pick up a MUNI multi-day pass if you intend on using the public transportation (bus, streetcars, cable cars, subway) a lot over multiple days. We used a 3-day pass for $18. One place these can be bought is at the visitor's center at the powell street station. I think one-ways on most of the public transit options are $2 to $5 and note BART is separate from MUNI (San Fran Municipal Trans Agency).

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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
Louisiana
Jul 6, 2010

Nice stay

Nice historic hotel to visit San Francisco. Close to BART station (direct to the airport). Rooms are cosy and neat, though walls can be a little thin depending on your neighbors.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Cable Car Barn & Museum (Free and instructive)

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of King George Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jun 15, 2009

Great Location but a little small

Great location. 3 to 4 blocks away from the powell BART. It's a little small, but def worth the stay for the price.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bloomington
Jun 12, 2009

Great location for the price

The hotel was located in a great spot. Close to everything. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traditional Traveler
Business
Jacksonville, FL
Oct 31, 2009

Fabulous location

This hotel is located within a half block of many expensive hotels - JW Marriott, The Handlery, Hotel Nikko - as well as 2 blocks from the MUNI, Bart and the cable car turnaround. Rooms are small but have everything one needs. You need to be creative to plug in your laptop and phone charger at the same time. Free wifi in guest room but if you forgot your laptop you will have to pay to use the computers in the lobby. Coffee maker in room and coffee and tea in lobby in the mornings.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you come by car the hotel charges $29 per night. One half block in either direction you can park in a garage for $21.60/night.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hilton Head Island
Aug 3, 2009

Business trip 5 night stay

For the price, it was well worth it. I just needed a place to sleep due to long business hours while there and it was clean and quiet. Every staff member was pleasant.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 7, 2011

Great location at a good price

While the King George Hotel's best feature may be its location right near Union Square, theaters and great restaurants, it was itself a pleasant surprise. I got a very good airfare/hotel deal and was surprised at what a nice hotel it was. It was clean, the staff was friendly and because it is in an old building, it had a lot of atmosphere. The rooms are small, but for me that matters little since I tend not to linger in hotel rooms. This hotel had what I wanted in the staff, rooms and location. It was also a very green hotel, which is a nice benefit. I would stay here again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

In addition to nearby theater, shopping and restaurants, I wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Just up the street from the hotel was a place to rent bikes called Blazing Saddles for my ride across the Golden Gate bridge to Sausalito.

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