Greenwich Inn2.0 out of 5.0
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Don't let the outside looks fool you! This might be a motel kinda of place but the owners did a fantastic job renovating it to today's standards. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. As we got there late evening, they helped me locate a parking spot within the property. (review of parking to follow so keep reading) We got a 2 queen room and it was much bigger than I expected. There was plenty of room to roam around without feeling cramped. Everything was clean and well appointed: big flat screen TV, microwave and fridge, coffee maker, iron, closet. Beds and pillows were very comfy. There were also TONS of outlets (including usb) to charge all your electronics. Bathroom was just the the best. It is an open tiled bathroom with the most amazing water pressure ever. It felt like getting a massage in the shower! They offered a light breakfast but we didn't try it. Plenty of really good restaurants less than 5 min walk away with a lot of choices (italian, japanese, brunch, veg/vegan, chinese, mexican, you name it.) Although parking is free at this hotel, the parking lot is limited and a bit tight which can be unnerving if you drive a big truck. We were lucky to get the last parking spot on our first night (it looked like they were sold out and parking lot was full) But did I say it was free? :) Just park the car and take the bus. There is a bus stop less than 5 minute walk away. It was a 20 min ride to the Wharf and also 15 mins to Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Center. On the down side, it can get noisy as it is just off the street and you can hear cars pass by. It didn't bother us too much though and we still got a good night sleep. If you are light sleeper, just be aware.
Perfect location near center of SF. A lot of restaurants around (especially for breakfast). We had two full beds which were really comfortable, but due to the beds there were almost no space left. One small closet and one table where you cannot place even laptop. We appreciate free parking, but have in mind that there is limited number of places!
Our stay at this hotel was just for two nights. We arrived late evening and were given a room on the second floor across the street from the main office. Normally this wouldn't be a problem but it had just started to rain and we were tired having just flown five hours. To our amazement and dismay, we found only stairs to take us to the room. We had to carry two 50 lb. bags up the stairs along with our carry on! Upon entering the room, we found it to be cozy but with nowhere to store our bags. I wound up using the refrigerator as a bag stand while my wife used the floor. The blessing was that the bathroom was clean and had been modernized! Will look for another place next time.
This is top value place in the Marine district in SF. The rooms are real clean, lots of stuff to do around here. I'll be back next in SF. Free parking, the place is great. The TV is really new and big too.
You cannot beat the price or the location. The customer service was great very accommodating to all our needs from checking in and holding our luggage. The clerk have plenty suggestions on places to eat and how to use the bus system.
My husband and I stayed here for two nights. We were lucky enough to have a parking spot right in front of our room (make sure to arrive around check-out time, you'll be more likely to find a free parking spot). Check-in was ok, although they overcharged us. They promised to refund us but it has still not happened (even after a couple of e-mails, which they love to ignore). We've filled out a dispute form, I'm pretty sure Mastercard will take care of it. The room was ok. Don't expect a good night's sleep though - we even thought our window was open during the night (which it wasn't) because there was so much noise. No (acoustic) insulation whatsoever. The bed was comfy, but the bathroom was really tiny and the shower was bad, there was almost no water pressure. When we wanted to check out the guy at the reception desk was eating some yoghurt while staring at the screen of his phone. Not once did he look up. I guess the cartoons were more entertaining than the two guests waiting to be helped. Talking to him didn't seem to help to get his attention. After a while we just started laughing out loud because it was so absurd, and then... all of a sudden, he seemed to acknowledge our presence. Very amateurish management. Value for money? Not really.
Rooms overall clean, however one of our pillows had clearly visible mold. Nice location, lots of restaurants around. Wifi passcode didn‘t work which we found out after reception was closed. Room has no table, no refridgerator and is quite small, but functional. Overall worth considering fair prices.
We stayed two nights at Greenwich Inn in November. Here are the pros and cons in summary. Pros: - A decent location with limited public transportation. Then again, SF does not have a very good one compared to many other big cities. - Nice local restaurants close-by. It's enjoyable as you're not surrounded by a massive number of tourists, you are one of the locals.... - Rooms have been renovated, although there are differences between rooms. Saw that as I was chasing down a cleaning lady to clean our room (was undone at 4pm) and I could peek into another room while talking to her. - Free parking - a big benefit in SF, where parking easily costs 30 usd/day, minimum. Cons: - We stayed in room 106. Although it has new furniture and amenities it was not completely finished: the night stand(s) were missing (no place to put your cell phone/alarm), also a wardrobe (no place to put your clothes other than the office desk chair), the bathroom shower missed a curtain/shower wall. The bathroom itself was huge with a toilet and a shower head, that's all. Looked odd. - The walls between rooms are paper thin. You hear everything: walking, talking, opening/closing doors. If you're a light sleeper can have an issue with that. - The breakfast is almost non-existent, if that's something you'd like to have. Toast with butter, corn flakes and if you're lucky, coffee and juice. We were not lucky. - Two days later my husband had a couple of red spots in his body. Anyone who travels understands what that means. Although linens may be new, the mattresses aren't. Depending on the level of your risk taking, this is an alternative. As we don't want to bring these little fellows back home with us, will not stay here another time.
Stayed here for 3 nights, the room and location was great. The room was clean and comfortable. It had a nice clean shower. The lighting around the sink makes your skin glow! Amenities included: hair dryer, basic coffee making facilities, iron + board, ice (outside) wifi worked well. It’s a bit further from the city but if you have a hired car it will be easy to get to places. Otherwise it’s about a 2 min walk to chestnut street which has a few shops and eateries. The only downside was it was really noisy, we could hear all our neighbouring guest. The room upstairs were leaving and coming back at early hours and the spoke so loudly, at one point I’m certain they stood right outside our door and had a deep and meaningful conversation. He last night we had a very large family, their kids kept a running around the parking lot and slamming on their doors. They would go inside and repeat. Then at about 10pm the whole family came out and we’re all speaking really loudly before leaving in their car.
We stayed here for three nights, and then again for two nights two weeks later (the second visit was unplanned). The room has all the amenities you need and the bed is comfortable. The rooms were quiet. We didn't have the breakfast - it's standing room only in the small reception area, and it looked very depressing. We opted for a coffee shop breakfast instead. There are lots of restaurants nearby. Public transport options aren't great, but that's the city as a whole. It was easy and cheap to get an uber any time of day. The free wifi in the hotel worked well. The main advantage for us was the free parking. It is first come, first serve, so there is no guarantee of a space, but I'd say there are probably 12 spaces. We managed to get a space on both of our stays without much problem.
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40.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 260 reviews