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Embassy Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is too old. I think some remodeling work needs to be done to make it more comfortable to customers.

Bathroom wasn't cleaned. There was old soap on top of the shampoo dispenser. The fridge was pretty much in the middle of the room and not pushed up against the wall. My boyfriend and I had to move it into the corner. The glasses for water weren't clean and had sticky goop on the outside of it. The walls are super thin so you hear every step and conversation happening around you.

For the area, the price was affordable. However, I was unprepared for the lack of a microwave, lack of a fridge, lack of on site food, lack of nearby restaurants, etc. This hotel is located in the heart of SF in the Tenderloin district (google that before you come). No thermostat in the room, hard beds, no coffee-maker in the room.

The staff that checked me in lied about the charge of the room and charged an extra $90 to my card. AND as soon as I put my stuff down in the room, the window fell and broke in the bathroom. Terrible.

It is inconvenient without coffee boiler. But hotel staff are very friendly.

Parking is NOT free. Orbitz has it wrong. It's $30.00 a day. Great place otherwise.

Lobby was nice, receptionist was nice and helpful, room furniture was nice - BUT "deluxe" room w/"sitting area" was small, no sitting area, just normal chairs and table; walls needed new paint, no A/C, heating was steam radiator hidden in corner; bathroom was tiny, no refrigerator, no coffee brewer, no microwave, halls were narrow, chipped at corners and dingy. No breakfast. Area was loud and noisy all night and in early morning with someone standing on street "preaching" in a LOUD voice for HOURS! Lobby was sound proof; could not hear any of this! We would have looked for another room, but would have forfeited the day's cost anyway, so we stayed. See below: Cancellations or changes made after 6:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada); Tijuana) on Apr 15, 2016 or no-shows are subject to a hotel fee equal to 100% of the total amount paid for the reservation. Parking fee, $30, was excessive compared to near by costs.

I was very happy with this hotel and will definitely book again. Very nice sized room and closet, with a great New Orleans restaurant on the same block. For 24 Hour Fitness members, there's a club about 4 blocks away, which was very convenient my two reasons for not a 5/5 rating were: A. The café attached to the hotel never opened and there was not complimentary coffee and B. I'd like better quality towels. Staff was very pleasant!

Hotel was in a decent location. The rooms were clean but smaller than pictured. Overall an OK experience.

Seems to have been downscaled at some point, e.g. rooms no longer have minibars although traces remain showing they once did. Upkeep a little lacking; a drawer had been screwed permanently closed, a persistent patron had yanked it open anyway, but it was never repaired. One smallish insect. Bottlecap on the stairs. Still, the staff was friendly, and if location / price / quality tradeoffs lead you here, it might the right option for you.

The hotel itself was old and scary. The elevator was incredible slow and the beds were so old you could feel the springs in the couch. I am so glad i was only there for 1 night. The only pro about the hotel is the free parking (if you show up early enough) because then you don't have to be outside. The neighborhood is SCARY! Do not walk down Turk street or honestly neighboring streets.

Surprised by no AC, but a $20.00 fan we bought helped keep room comfortable at night. Clean room, skimpy towels, but maids gave us extra. Friendly staff, very helpful when our bags arrived after we did. Breakfast was meager, but café and coffee shops are everywhere. Neighborhood is old and tired, but it's an easy walk to bus stops. For the price, we'd stay there again, and buy a fan immediately.

My husband and I stayed at the Embassy many years ago and wanted to recreate that visit to San Francisco. The Embassy is an old hotel with squeaky floors and doors, and it comes with the charm to match. Our room was clean, our bed was comfortable and our stay perfect. The staff was great to help with getting around town and finding places we were interested in visiting. The Embassy is in the heart of town, easy access to anywhere in SF. It is also easy access to the 101 freeway to and from the airport, and it has free gated parking. You get a true experience with the grittiness of SF with some of the elements around the hotel, but those elements can be found all over town. Within walking distance you can eat any cultural preference or discover a new one. We highly recomend the Embassy.

Located in the Tenderloin District. Not the safest!

We have stayed at the Embassy Hotel a few times, but since it had been a year or so, I had blocked out how very loud it is. Squeaky thin floors and ceilings. Also, if you are on the south or west side, you will hear the club downstairs all night on a Friday or Saturday night. Since we were out ourselves, that only bothered us after we got back at 1:00 AM. Then we only had a couple of hours of noise, and then quiet for an hour or two, and then squeaky floors started. It's a very old hotel, so very not fancy. Use the stairs when you can instead of the tiny box of an elevator. Free parking...that's the biggest selling point. Also, pretty good price still. Continental breakfast nothing special...toast, cereal, and muffins, coffee and tea. Eat at Brenda's a couple doors up the block. Fabulous brunch! When given a choice, we pick the Opal, but the Embassy hotel is always our fall back hotel in SF. Just do NOT be expecting something nice. It is what it is..cheap (for SF) and has FREE parking. Did I say free? :-)

Rooms are affordable, clean & comfortable. Hotel is close to Civic Center-good for walking in the day & convenient to mass transit. Some surrounding streets seem a bit sketchy late at night but no problem if you take a taxi. Charming decor & super helpful staff. Great value for artists, hipsters, students, world traveler types who are not freaked out by urban environments. Would not recommend for my suburban mom.

The good: Inexpensive, good location, I was offered a smoking room, free parking. The bad: There was a fresh puke stain on one of the chairs, only a half roll of t.p., no ashtray, and cigarette burns everywhere. I was actually ok with this room because I was drunk most of the time, and I am not a clean freak. The location was what sold me... And the price. If you are a yuppy, or a cleanliness freak, this is not the place for you. If you like a location close to everything, like to smoke inside, and don't have a problem with shabbiness or puke-stained chairs, go here. It is cheap. There were no bedbugs or stains on the sheets. That gave me peace of mind.

What do you expect for a $100 hotel room? The place is run down but the bed seemed cleanish and the shower was strong. I got the last parking spot which would have been an issue if there wasn't a spot. If you are needing a bed to sleep in cheap this place is adequate.

This is the area I normally stay in. This hotel was a slightly lower value than others I have previously visited. Hard to block out the smell of rat poison.

Booked 2 months in advance, yet they did not have the correct room reserved for us. Came back from touring San Francisco at 10 PM to find an extremely loud party happening in their night club in the basement. We could understand the words to the songs in our 4th floor room. The music played until 3 AM! The room was old and though they had attempted to upgrade it, the bathroom tile was dirty. Further, the bedspread had cigarette burns in it. I will NEVER go back to this hotel.

610 Polk St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Louise Davies Symphony Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Downtown San Francisco, Embassy Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Louise Davies Symphony Hall. This 84 -room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central San Francisco, the hotel is also near Lombard Street and University of San Francisco.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 84 rooms provide phones and ironing boards. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Embassy Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a hair salon. Valet parking is USD 30.00 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 15 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Embassy Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (10) Business (2) Family (2) Friends (4) Other (3)
2

old hotel.

Everyone

This hotel is too old. I think some remodeling work needs to be done to make it more comfortable to customers.

By on Jul 18, 2017

2
Everyone

Bathroom wasn't cleaned. There was old soap on top of the shampoo dispenser. The fridge was pretty much in the middle of the room and not pushed up against the wall. My boyfriend and I had to move it into the corner. The glasses for water weren't clean and had sticky goop on the outside of it. The walls are super thin so you hear every step and conversation happening around you.

By on May 2, 2017

3

you get what you pay for

Everyone

For the area, the price was affordable. However, I was unprepared for the lack of a microwave, lack of a fridge, lack of on site food, lack of nearby restaurants, etc. This hotel is located in the heart of SF in the Tenderloin district (google that before you come). No thermostat in the room, hard beds, no coffee-maker in the room.

By , from Northern CA on Apr 17, 2017

1

bad staff and shotty rooms

Everyone

The staff that checked me in lied about the charge of the room and charged an extra $90 to my card. AND as soon as I put my stuff down in the room, the window fell and broke in the bathroom. Terrible.

By on Apr 15, 2017

4

good location, room is clean, price is fair.

Couples

It is inconvenient without coffee boiler. But hotel staff are very friendly.

By , from New Jersey on Oct 26, 2016

5

classic art deco hotel. old and lovely.

Everyone

Parking is NOT free. Orbitz has it wrong. It's $30.00 a day. Great place otherwise.

By on Oct 14, 2016

2

overpriced and disappointing

Everyone

Lobby was nice, receptionist was nice and helpful, room furniture was nice - BUT "deluxe" room w/"sitting area" was small, no sitting area, just normal chairs and table; walls needed new paint, no A/C, heating was steam radiator hidden in corner; bathroom was tiny, no refrigerator, no coffee brewer, no microwave, halls were narrow, chipped at corners and dingy. No breakfast. Area was loud and noisy all night and in early morning with someone standing on street "preaching" in a LOUD voice for HOURS! Lobby was sound proof; could not hear any of this! We would have looked for another room, but would have forfeited the day's cost anyway, so we stayed. See below: Cancellations or changes made after 6:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada); Tijuana) on Apr 15, 2016 or no-shows are subject to a hotel fee equal to 100% of the total amount paid for the reservation. Parking fee, $30, was excessive compared to near by costs.

By , from near Sacramento, CA on Apr 18, 2016

4

great value

GetawayWithFriends

I was very happy with this hotel and will definitely book again. Very nice sized room and closet, with a great New Orleans restaurant on the same block. For 24 Hour Fitness members, there's a club about 4 blocks away, which was very convenient my two reasons for not a 5/5 rating were: A. The café attached to the hotel never opened and there was not complimentary coffee and B. I'd like better quality towels. Staff was very pleasant!

By on Aug 4, 2015

3

birthday trip

GetawayWithFriends

Hotel was in a decent location. The rooms were clean but smaller than pictured. Overall an OK experience.

By on Jul 29, 2015

2

past-its-prime, but decent value

Couples

Seems to have been downscaled at some point, e.g. rooms no longer have minibars although traces remain showing they once did. Upkeep a little lacking; a drawer had been screwed permanently closed, a persistent patron had yanked it open anyway, but it was never repaired. One smallish insect. Bottlecap on the stairs. Still, the staff was friendly, and if location / price / quality tradeoffs lead you here, it might the right option for you.

By on Nov 10, 2014