$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

Powell Hotel

3 stars
28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
59 reviews
Conveniently Located

Surprised with the central location to the shopping and cable cars. Only complaint was the shower... See full review

  • Nataleeatalee
  • Aug 7, 2014
A Relaxing Family Vacation

This is a classic hotel. It has charms of old San Francisco while being up to date with its... See full review

  • BeBob
  • Aug 17, 2013
Welcome to The Powell Hotel, a 1908 San Francisco boutique classic updated for the 21st Century, located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, next to the cable car turnaround, two blocks from Union Square, and just three blocks from Moscone Convention Center. Step into our lobby and you'll be transported to a more gracious era in San Francisco hospitality - from ornate 20 foot ceilings, marble floors, and majestic wrought iron railings, you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. Be sure to stop by our charming Powell Cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch items which you can enjoy in our mezzanine lounge overlooking the lobby.

Hotel Map

37.7843 -122.4083
Nearby airports
(SFO), 14.00, MI; (OAK), 19.00, MI; (SJC), 47.00, MI;
Area description
Tourist site

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Powell Hotel Rooms

Queen Junior Suite
Junior suite-BDRM 1QN-Parlor RM w-pullout sofa Free WiFi-HBO-Coffemaker-hairdryer-iron
Deluxe Queen Queen
DLX RM 2 QN beds-Free WiFi-flat screen TV-iron High ceilings-luxurious bedding-coffeemaker
Deluxe Double
DLX RM 1 DBL bed-Free WiFi-Flat screen TV-Iron Coffeemkr-Hairdryer-alarm clock-bath amenities
Deluxe Double Double
DLX RM 2 DBL beds-Free WiFi-flat screen TV-iron High ceilings-luxurious bedding-coffeemaker
Deluxe King
DLX RM 1 KNG bed-Free WiFi-flat screen TV-iron High ceilings-luxurious bedding-coffeemaker
Deluxe Two Twin
Deluxe RM-2TWN beds-Free WiFi-Flat screen TV Luxurious bedding-hairdryer-coffeemaker-iron
Queen Queen Suite
Junior 2 Queens suite with parlor room-pull out sofabed-free wifi-flat screen TV-HBO
Deluxe Queen
DLX RM 1 QN beds-Free WiFi-flat screen TV-iron High ceilings-luxurious bedding-coffeemaker
King Junior Suite
Junior suite-1KNG bed-sitting room w-pull out sofabed-Free WiFi-HBO-coffeemaker-hairdryer

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Sofa bed
Sitting area
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SoMa: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.4 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • SoMa: 0.5 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.8 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.9 mi
  • ATT Park: 1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.2 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.2 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.6 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.6 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.7 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.7 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.7 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.7 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.7 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.8 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 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

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Guest Reviews (59)

Ratings and reviews for Powell Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RanSan
Business
Grapevine TX
Sep 20, 2014

Affordable hotel in downtown San Francisco

Friendly staff, nice Hotel; expensive parking, small but comfortable room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
A girl
Business
America
Sep 19, 2014

Loud

The windows are so weak and ratty it's very loud. There is also no coffee maker in the rooms

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rednut
Business
Santa Clara, California
Aug 23, 2014

SFO Weekend

The hotel was old but the rooms were clean. The staff was friendly and it was in a good location. It was a good place for a stop off in San Francisco but I wouldn't want to stay more than two days there.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rednut
Business
Santa Clara, California
Aug 21, 2014

SFO Weekend

This hotel was a good place for a one night stop over. It was old but clean. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was in a good location.

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

Business

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Review of Powell Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandy Y
Business
San Francisco, CA
Aug 19, 2014

Weekend

Lovely hotel, with good central location. Make sure contact hotel before heading. I booked thru online but hotel didn't have any information regarding the reservation. They are very nice enough to offer us an upgrade to a small suite. Only bad thing: no refrigerator inside.

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

Business

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Review of Powell Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nataleeatalee
Business
San Dimas, CA
Aug 7, 2014

Conveniently Located

Surprised with the central location to the shopping and cable cars. Only complaint was the shower was either too hot or too cold.

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

Business

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Review of Powell Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BluestravellerTX
Business
Austin TX
Jun 16, 2014

Good enough for San Francisco

I needed a place to stay near the Moscone, and found this hotel to be decent balance of price, location and quality. After staying here, I still think the same. The hotel has two entrances. The rear entrance involves ringing a bell for getting the door unlocked, a small inconvenience. There is no parking garage associated with the hotel, so I had to circle around for several minutes, eventually I found a garage attached to a nearby mall that allowed long term parking. My initial room had steady state noise from plumbing that ran thru a closet in the room, upon request the hotel changed me to a larger room, which was actually two adjacent rooms with two queen beds. The bathroom is quite small, and had a shower but no tub. It was clean, and had decent water pressure/hot water. Quality of paint, carpet, furniture etc was definitely worn - but generally clean. The free continental breakfast was terrible, I chose to skip it and grab food from a nearby cafe (also bad). I did not try the free happy hour.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several restaurants within 10 minute work

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Review of Powell Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Small Hotel Preferred
Business
Chicago, IL
May 24, 2014

Lesson Learned

I have learned now to never commit full pre-payment for a room at a hotel unless I have previously stayed there. On the map, for the quoted rate, the Powell looked OK. Next to the BART and the cable car turn-around, the tiny photos did not give an accurate view of the condition of the property (Hotel Budapest, circa 1970) or the enormous population of street people surrounding the hotel. Stayed just one night because there wasn't another room elsewhere for less than $700. Still ended up paying $600+ (2 night rate) for the one night. Staff was perfectly friendly and nice -- not their fault, so I did not complain. Hotel was full/busy with European travelers who seemed quite happy there.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buyer beware.

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Review of Powell Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tsc1
Business
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 30, 2014

great central city spot

An older hotel that's been reasonably well taken care of. The location at the foot of Powell Street over the cable cars couldn't be better, but that does bring with it some street noise so if you are expecting to turn in early (or sleep in too late) you may be disappointed. The staff were very friendly and seemed to be going out of their way to help the guests out. The breakfast is spartan but the coffee was good and it worked to get my day started.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit the Mikkeller Bar SF for a selection of very hard to find beers, then stumble back to the hotel!

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Review of Powell Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling SD mom
Business
SD
Mar 25, 2014

Great location

Hotel is in great location if you want to be close to the Bart. Helpful staff. Little noisy as it is old, but good value for the city.

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

Business

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