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Casa Loma Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Friendly staff were helpful when my daughters and I were meeting up at the hotel. Hotel reception area is secure from street. Receptionist will let you in or your room key gives access. No elevator. Room was very small but clean and adequate for my daughters with two twin beds. Their room had a window onto the street and a private bathroom.

A jewel of a find. Perfect location. Excellent hotel.

As long as you understand what you're getting this is a great place. Located in a charming neighborhood and right on a bus line going directly to many popular destinations, a short walk to an array of restaurants. My basic room was reasonably quiet, better than others I've experienced at fancier places in SF, with a great view of the city. Lobby staff helpful and efficient, but not effusive. Most rooms do not have private bathrooms; shared facilities were clean with good privacy, and they provide a short bathrobe. Linens we're clean soft and towels replaced daily without asking, however room will not be made up unless you request it. Be ready to climb stairs-- no rooms at ground level and no elevators

This hotel is theoretically a "5-star" in all categories for what it is...a super-affordable, bare-bones, old-school neighborhood hotel in an awesome location. Yes its bare bones and you share bathrooms/showers but it IS very clean and they obviously made a concerted effort to provide high-quality beds which is essentially why you have the room, to sleep. And all the staff were very friendly and helpful. And, hell, you gotta like the free coffee machine in the lobby. One thing to be aware of...the rooms along the street are noticeably louder from traffic noise. Its not on super busy streets but still is plenty audible while trying to sleep....plus the floor boards creak and the walls are thin. Hence, bring ear plugs!

It was a nice enough room. We got lucky and had a good view out over the city from the third floor. Most others didn't seem quite as lucky.

This hotel is awesome place to stay except for one thing: noise. widows have zero noise insulation and face a busy uphill intersection, so when the light turns green alot of cars start accelerating 24h/day

Very clean and convenient! The only downside was that there isn't an elevator and I couldn't figure out how to keep the fan on at night. Loved the room.

We love our hotel, we had a queen room with our own bathroom. Very clean, the had an awesom coffee machine that was free. The only complaint I have is that they have no breakfast!!

The Case Loma is a great place, but maybe a bit misunderstood. It is not fully a hotel; more like a hybrid with a hostel. The rooms are private, but do not include individual bathrooms or showers (there are shared bathing and toilet facilities on each floor). The furnishings are simple, there is no continental breakfast. It is not a luxury hotel experience. But, it is a good place to get a good night's sleep, with courteous staff, free hot chocolate, and in the most expensive city on earth, you can stay four nights at Case Loma for the price of one night at a Holiday Inn Express. It is conveniently downtown, a short cab ride from anywhere in San Francisco proper. So, if you don't much care about a few minor creature comforts, then the Case Loma is an ideal place to spend a few nights in the city. Recommended confidently.

Love the location, near Alamo Square, and so easy to scoot from the hotel to anywhere in the city. Since it is centrally located near downtown, it isn't advisable for persons with vehicles (like a rental car). Parking is a nightmare (though not impossible with the right attitude) as surrounding streets have restrictions that have one out the door every few hours to ensure avoiding a ticket. No elevators in the hotel mean jogging up and down to the upper floors a bit of an exercise for those with extended stays. No common rooms other than the lobby, so expect to spend most of the time in your room. Also, if you can afford the upgrade, the smaller rooms (with shared baths) can get a bit tedious on extended stays. Also, there's always a worry about leaving the window open while away as there are no screens and windows face a common quad (peek-a-boo, neighbor!). Furnishings are spartan, and rooms could use a fresh coat of paint, but if you're not spending too much time in the room it's cozy enough. Slippers and robes provided for showers down the hall, but bring your favorite soaps, lotions, or shampoos as industrial solutions attached to the shower are the only option. Overall a good value for the money, comfortable and friendly (though not overly so) staff.

Staff: The staff were very helpful and nice. I really appreciated them, whatever comes next in this review. The management just needs to make some serious changes to make this place acceptable. Dangerous: There were no safety locks on the inside of the hotel rooms. There is no air conditioning and the only way to get air was to open a window that opened into a courtyard at ground level which 3 other rooms opened into and two sliding doors that anyone in the hall could step into if they wished. I woke up to the person across the hall explaining to a police officer how she had woken up to a stranger in her room rummaging through her bags. Dirty: It does NOT look like the pictures online! There was black mildew/mold across the entire ceiling of both shower rooms. I don't mean the showers. I mean the entire ceilings of the shower rooms. I found what appeared to be a bed bug. The rooms were vacuumed and the beds were made but there were a lot of stains on the rugs and it did not feel like a clean place.

You get what you pay for here. It's actually not so bad considering the price. The shares bathroom was and interesting concept. Staff was really nice.

I hope next time can stay again. The location is very good. By walk, it is easy to get downtown.

this hotel is great. I was staying in double room which is kinda small, and always heard some noise.

good location and service~nice staff~shared bathroom but not crowded~

Not having elevators is not a big deal. Having small ants in the room is. Furniture was Ikea-style, all worn out. TV was on a high dresser, creating a difficult viewing angle. Several screens missing, so you couldn't leave windows open. That's ok, since there's enough road noise that you'll want them closed.

It was a lot smaller than I imagined, but it was incredibly cheap for 4 nights, so I was happy to save money.

Loved the location, Loved the staff, but the room quality and cleanliness was mediocre at best. That being said, it was a comparative bang for my buck, but I would only stay there again if I was in a pinch.

610 Fillmore St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Louise Davies Symphony Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Western Addition within a short walk of Louise Davies Symphony Hall, Casa Loma Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The 48 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. It's in central San Francisco and also close to University of San Francisco and University of California San Francisco.


Rooms

All 48 rooms feature coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Casa Loma Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for USD 15.00 per person one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room (Selected at Check-In)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, Private Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Casa Loma Hotel

Everyone (9) Business (3) Couples (4) Students (2) Other (3) Friends (1)
4

good basic hotel in nice neighborhood

Students

Friendly staff were helpful when my daughters and I were meeting up at the hotel. Hotel reception area is secure from street. Receptionist will let you in or your room key gives access. No elevator. Room was very small but clean and adequate for my daughters with two twin beds. Their room had a window onto the street and a private bathroom.

By , from Minneapolis, MN on Jul 7, 2017

5
Everyone

A jewel of a find. Perfect location. Excellent hotel.

By on Mar 21, 2017

4

pleasant digs for the budget traveler

Everyone
My view

As long as you understand what you're getting this is a great place. Located in a charming neighborhood and right on a bus line going directly to many popular destinations, a short walk to an array of restaurants. My basic room was reasonably quiet, better than others I've experienced at fancier places in SF, with a great view of the city. Lobby staff helpful and efficient, but not effusive. Most rooms do not have private bathrooms; shared facilities were clean with good privacy, and they provide a short bathrobe. Linens we're clean soft and towels replaced daily without asking, however room will not be made up unless you request it. Be ready to climb stairs-- no rooms at ground level and no elevators

By , from fowler, Ca on Mar 10, 2017

4

great bargain, great location

Everyone

This hotel is theoretically a "5-star" in all categories for what it is...a super-affordable, bare-bones, old-school neighborhood hotel in an awesome location. Yes its bare bones and you share bathrooms/showers but it IS very clean and they obviously made a concerted effort to provide high-quality beds which is essentially why you have the room, to sleep. And all the staff were very friendly and helpful. And, hell, you gotta like the free coffee machine in the lobby. One thing to be aware of...the rooms along the street are noticeably louder from traffic noise. Its not on super busy streets but still is plenty audible while trying to sleep....plus the floor boards creak and the walls are thin. Hence, bring ear plugs!

By , from Arvada, CO on Mar 4, 2017

3
Everyone

It was a nice enough room. We got lucky and had a good view out over the city from the third floor. Most others didn't seem quite as lucky.

By on Jan 16, 2017

4

great

Everyone

By , from Seattle, WA on Nov 16, 2016

5

great location, very clean, simple and affordable

Everyone

By , from ATX on Oct 24, 2016

3

awesome cheap noisy hotel in the heart of sf

Students

This hotel is awesome place to stay except for one thing: noise. widows have zero noise insulation and face a busy uphill intersection, so when the light turns green alot of cars start accelerating 24h/day

By on Aug 13, 2016

5

better than expected

Everyone

Very clean and convenient! The only downside was that there isn't an elevator and I couldn't figure out how to keep the fan on at night. Loved the room.

By on Aug 1, 2016

5

great hotel, and great location

Everyone

We love our hotel, we had a queen room with our own bathroom. Very clean, the had an awesom coffee machine that was free. The only complaint I have is that they have no breakfast!!

By , from san fansicsco on Apr 26, 2016