$87 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 27, 2015

The Monarch Hotel

2 stars
View map of 1015 geary street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
18 reviews
Simple clean and affordable

No thrills but gets the job done. No hair drying so being one. Fresh coffee downstairs. We stayed... See full review

  • Traveling Jewell's
  • May 19, 2014
Awesome hotel

This place is great it's close to all the local shops of Nob Hill and it's extremely close to some... See full review

  • 8663 coast2coast travel
  • Jan 25, 2015
You don't have to spend a fortune to find clean, comfortable lodging in the heart of the city. Our charming hotel features reasonable room rates and a prime location near Market Street, within walking distance to Union Square and the Civic Center. Enjoy friendly service, easy parking and modern amenities, including Wi-Fi and flat panel TVs with a variety of satellite channels including HBO. We offer easy access to the city's public transportation system - Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 are minutes away. Discover one of the most reasonable boutique hotels in San Francisco

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The Monarch Hotel Rooms

DELUXE QUEEN
Featuring a soft queen size bed, ceiling fan and flat screen TV, this comfortable room is a smart choice for travelers. Enjoy high-speed wireless Internet access and a telephone with voicemail, plus a clock radio, hairdryer and iron with ironing board.
DELUXE TWO DOUBLE BED
Perfect for families or small groups, this appealing room offers two double size beds. You will also have high-speed wireless Internet access and a flat panel TV with satellite channels including HBO. Open the windows or turn on the ceiling fan for fresh air.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.5 mi
  • Japantown: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.5 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.6 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.6 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.6 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Union Square: 0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.8 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.3 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.5 mi
  • Japantown: 0.5 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.5 mi
  • Japan Center: 0.6 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.6 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.6 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Union Square: 0.7 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.8 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.9 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1 mi
  • Moscone Center: 1 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.1 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.1 mi
  • Chinatown: 1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.1 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.2 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.5 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.6 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.6 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.6 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.6 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.7 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.7 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.7 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.7 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.7 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.7 mi
  • Haight Ashbury: 1.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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

Ratings and reviews for The Monarch Hotel

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.1

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Susana M.
Business
N/A
Apr 22, 2015

The only good thing was the location....

The hotel was in an OK location, although it may seem sketchy at first overall it is pretty close to nearby attractions. However, i did not like that the room did not have a refrigerator, the shower head did not work and the toilet didn't work. When I called to let the front desk know about the toilet issues he said do you need a plunger, was i supposed to fix the toilet? . Also, you have to pay for parking which is $40. I think that the room price is way over what the hotel offers. The last straw was that there was no continental breakfast. So if you want a smelly room, with no amenities, and no parking then you are better off at a hostel, but if you want to give your money away stay here. Also, the only good thing i liked was the distance from a local crepe place.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
8663 coast2coast travel
Business
boca raton
Jan 25, 2015

Awesome hotel

This place is great it's close to all the local shops of Nob Hill and it's extremely close to some really great restaurant.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
8663 coast2coast travel
Business
boca raton
Jan 12, 2015

awesome trip

this hotel was great. Great location and staff. but the only I hated was everytime you had a guest you had to go down stair and get them.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there is a great deli really close.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tanong M.
Business
portland
Dec 29, 2014

Road trip

The hotel was located in alright area close by China town shopping which made it easy to get around hotel isn't bad for the price.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tanong M.
Business
portland
Dec 21, 2014

Road trip

The hotel was located in alright area close by China town shopping which made it easy to get around hotel isn't bad for the price.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
emjrock
Business
central valley
Nov 21, 2014

exactly what we needed

Interesting convo with front desk but overall great experience

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Tommys joint van ness and geary!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie Z
Business
Huntington Beach, California
Oct 22, 2014

Great deal, location is great

Had a really nice stay at the Monarch Hotel. Don't let the negative reviews fool you. I was kind of expecting the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised. Staff was extremely helpful -- the day we checked out they help our bags for us in a locked room, so we could roam around the city without our luggage. They also called and reserved a shuttle for us to the airport. The room was great, clean, and comfortable. We ran a half marathon and we needed to have good rest the night before and after, and it was great! The TV had HBO (I was so stoked on this...don't have it at home). They didn't have awesome hotel soaps or lotions or anything...but I didn't go in with the assumption that they would. The neighborhood is a bit sketch, but it's San Francisco people. 15 minutes walking to Union Square. Public transportation was right around the corner, as well as some diners and drug stores to buy snack and food. I was excited about this hotel after our stay, and will definitely be coming back!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Skyler K
Business
Los Angeles
Sep 8, 2014

Spacious and affordable (for SF)

I had a king room on the 5th floor for 2 nights. The good: Relatively affordable for a hotel room in the city. The rooms look like they have been renovated recently. They were large and clean and the bed was comfortable. Lots of storage space including a pretty big closet. Big windows to look out and good blackout curtains to keep the morning sun out. The place also has an elevator. The mediocre: The tub bottom was uneven but at least it was pretty clean. It's on the edge of the Tenderloin so it's a little seedy, but it is also near the happening Polk St. bar scene). All-in-one shampoo conditioner. The bad: I could hear people walking in the room above me. Late at night they lock the lobby door but the guy working was asleep and didn't wake up to the call button so I had to pound on the door. He was also really rude when asking me to show my room key. I'm a guest not a criminal!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two great breakfast places are nearby. Moulin Rouge is a cute elderly Asian couple that does inexpensive diner style breakfasts. I had fluffy banana walnut pancakes with sausage and eggs. Red Door Cafe does huge mounds of flour tortilla tacos and wonderful egg dishes, but the real attraction of the place is the flamboyant owner Ahmed who keeps you entertained with his quirky restaurant and personality (adult humor, not for kids!).

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Eagle man
Business
Sanger ca
Jul 20, 2014

Family getaway

Hotel was nice room was clean only draw back was that my room was next to the fire exit people would go out and smoke out there smoke would come in room and people could see in are room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Super cool uncle
Business
Fresno,Ca
Jul 11, 2014

Enjoyable getaway for a baseball game!

We liked the friendly staff the room was well keeped our experiance was a good one and felt welcomed!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Got the hotel at a fair price.

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