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The Andrews Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Front desk clerk was so nice and helpful. Provided valuable information for sightseeing.

Nice stay. Tiny room. Very pleasant staff. Nice to have Continental breakfast on each floor. Limited menu but easy way to start the morning.

Exceptionally personable and helpful staff from the maintenance and cleaning crew to the front desk staff.

Hotel takes you back to the early days of San Francisco, but in a great way! Yes hotel rooms are on the small side, but what they lack in size they gain in character! If you want size go stay in the boxy, chain, cookie cutter sterile chain hotels. I enjoy the older boutique style hotels such as the Andrews. The Andrews has an original early 1900's style working elevator, who could as for more character! The rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable, the staff was friendly, helpful and they provide a glass of wine in the evening, breakfast on each floor in the morning and coffee/tea 24/7! What chain hotel would do this? If you haven't ventured into the world of local boutique hotels try one, and why not start with the Andrews?

We stayed one night is SF and wanted an "Old World" style hotel. This was indeed a charming old hotel, but it did lack modern amenities like air conditioning. The staff was wonderful and the beds very comfortable. However, the bathroom was so small it was dysfunctional. The location is great and overall we enjoyed our stay.

Comfortable beds, unique rooms with high ceilings, marble-lined lobby, friendly staff, awesome Italian restaurant

Centrally located near Union Square The restrooms are very small

As a 20-something traveling solo for a conference, this hotel worked perfectly for what I needed. The place has a lot of character; the elevator is an original from 1906, sliding mesh door and all, albeit with some modifications for modern safety standards. The room itself was perfectly nice and clean, including the bathroom, but the hotel is very old and it looks it. That didn't bother me, but if you're looking for a magazine-perfect room, look elsewhere. Location was decent, the street it's on isn't a major thoroughfare but it's also not some tiny alley. I never felt unsafe going to and from my hotel, but a few blocks south is a little more questionable. PROS: - Lots of character, much more fun to stay at than your standard Marriott or Hilton - Room had plenty of space, including walk-in closet - Continental breakfast on each floor, not just the lobby, so I could walk down the hall in my pajamas pre-shower, grab a muffin and coffee, and walk back without having to interact with anybody - Staff were very helpful - Complimentary glass of wine at the Italian restaurant downstairs CONS: - Very old building, last renovation was the 70s so the windows, bathroom tile, etc look a little worn - Sink was awkwardly positioned in the bathoom, had to bend sideways a bit to brush my teeth - No fan in bathroom, only window opened to a dark chasm between buildings and I could have easily dropped something valuable down there to never see again - Location is just OK - Lot of street noise

An older hotel which shows its antiqueness within including lobby, elevator to the room. It is located conveniently to Union Square, Chinatown and city transportation (BART, railcars, etc.).

Easy to walk from hotel to shopping centers in Union square, many restaurants nearby and Walgreens super market just 5 minutes and its location at the corner of Taylor street and Geary street. Room has small TV with limited channels. Mini breakfast is served daily on each floor with corridor table. Tiny ancient lift.

The Andrews Hotel is a great value for the price. It has a very comfortable, quaint feel of a Victorian bed and breakfast but is situated just minutes to all that San Fransisco has to offer (2 blocks to union square!). The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. Continental breakfast is offered each morning and there is always coffee, tea, and fruit-infused water in the lobby. Like the rest of the city, this hotel has its quirks. The elevator seems original to the building (c. 1900's) and may fit 3 people comfortably. There is no air conditioning, but our room did have a ceiling fan which kept it cool. The bathrooms are quite small, but adequate (the shower had good water pressure, but was at neck height- I'm 5'8). There was a laundry chute in ours! There are fresh flowers, nice toiletries, a comfortable bed, and good linens. Overall, a good place to stay while in the city!

Out room was very spacious (Suite with separate sleeping & sitting rooms). We had some challenges with check-in. 1) The hold the staff attempted to place was mis-typed & rejected ($1,500 rather than $150). 2) They had lost the paperwork for the additional night we called-ahead to book for ~15 min. 3) The charge made for the additional night did not go through the day it was made, due to a problem with their computer systems. So, after an exhausting day, we needed to deal with being locked out of our room, due to our keys being deactivated. Our room smelled musty. There was only one old-style elevator. The ceiling fan didn't work (I did not ask to have it addressed).

We had a great time in San Francisco! This is a great hotel right in the middle of downtown and close to many attractions and shopping. The room was smallish but the bed was just right after long days. The restaurant (FIONE) was outstanding! Excellent bar! The hotel was built in 1905 so it is old fashioned...No bell boy and a quaint old elevator.

Victorian style hotel with fixtures that work well. Very Pleasant stay. I fully recommend it.

Rooms charm-less and drab, did not smell fresh or clean, staff very friendly...great location. Updating room...lighten and brighton...would justify the price. Would not recommend

Hotel is very old and outdated. Rooms are cramped and the bathroom was so tiny you could barely use the toilet without bumping into the sink. Definitely overrated.

good breakfast. there was fresh juice, pastries and muffins, and coffee, and fresh fruit. and it all was yummy

Loved San Fran - hotel was ok - room kind of dusty and thin walls. I read to ask for upper floor facing the street - I called and asked for this and they said "we do not have rooms with King beds facing street on seventh floor". So we get there and they said we have you on the fifth floor - in a room with no windows! I said that wouldn't work - so he then found a room on the top floor facing the street with a King bed - must have been a miracle. Sounds nit picky but c'mon man.

Room very nice. Clean and comfortable. Very tiny bathroom. Overall I would recommend.

I would recommend staying at Andrew's! The staff was really courteous. More so the location was just perfect in the heart of union square where you want to be. The compliment glass of wine was awesome. The only setback was that you can hear noises coming from other room.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed (Sunny Bay)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Andrews Hotel

Everyone (17) Couples (38) Business (15) Family (5) Friends (8) Other (10)
4

nice area close to everything

Everyone

Front desk clerk was so nice and helpful. Provided valuable information for sightseeing.

By on Jun 30, 2017

4

boutique hotel

Everyone

Nice stay. Tiny room. Very pleasant staff. Nice to have Continental breakfast on each floor. Limited menu but easy way to start the morning.

By on May 23, 2017

5

adorable old hotel close to union square.

Everyone

Exceptionally personable and helpful staff from the maintenance and cleaning crew to the front desk staff.

By , from Indianapolis, IN on Apr 5, 2017

4

old san francisco style!

Couples

Hotel takes you back to the early days of San Francisco, but in a great way! Yes hotel rooms are on the small side, but what they lack in size they gain in character! If you want size go stay in the boxy, chain, cookie cutter sterile chain hotels. I enjoy the older boutique style hotels such as the Andrews. The Andrews has an original early 1900's style working elevator, who could as for more character! The rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable, the staff was friendly, helpful and they provide a glass of wine in the evening, breakfast on each floor in the morning and coffee/tea 24/7! What chain hotel would do this? If you haven't ventured into the world of local boutique hotels try one, and why not start with the Andrews?

By , from california on Mar 14, 2017

4

old world hotel in sf

Everyone

We stayed one night is SF and wanted an "Old World" style hotel. This was indeed a charming old hotel, but it did lack modern amenities like air conditioning. The staff was wonderful and the beds very comfortable. However, the bathroom was so small it was dysfunctional. The location is great and overall we enjoyed our stay.

By , from SF Bay Area on Mar 13, 2017

4

hospitable and historical boutique hotel

Everyone

Comfortable beds, unique rooms with high ceilings, marble-lined lobby, friendly staff, awesome Italian restaurant

By , from Tennessee on Dec 18, 2016

3
Everyone

Centrally located near Union Square The restrooms are very small

By on Dec 1, 2016

4

cool, if old, place to stay

Everyone

As a 20-something traveling solo for a conference, this hotel worked perfectly for what I needed. The place has a lot of character; the elevator is an original from 1906, sliding mesh door and all, albeit with some modifications for modern safety standards. The room itself was perfectly nice and clean, including the bathroom, but the hotel is very old and it looks it. That didn't bother me, but if you're looking for a magazine-perfect room, look elsewhere. Location was decent, the street it's on isn't a major thoroughfare but it's also not some tiny alley. I never felt unsafe going to and from my hotel, but a few blocks south is a little more questionable. PROS: - Lots of character, much more fun to stay at than your standard Marriott or Hilton - Room had plenty of space, including walk-in closet - Continental breakfast on each floor, not just the lobby, so I could walk down the hall in my pajamas pre-shower, grab a muffin and coffee, and walk back without having to interact with anybody - Staff were very helpful - Complimentary glass of wine at the Italian restaurant downstairs CONS: - Very old building, last renovation was the 70s so the windows, bathroom tile, etc look a little worn - Sink was awkwardly positioned in the bathoom, had to bend sideways a bit to brush my teeth - No fan in bathroom, only window opened to a dark chasm between buildings and I could have easily dropped something valuable down there to never see again - Location is just OK - Lot of street noise

By , from Seattle, WA on Nov 16, 2016

4

sf visit

Everyone

An older hotel which shows its antiqueness within including lobby, elevator to the room. It is located conveniently to Union Square, Chinatown and city transportation (BART, railcars, etc.).

By on Nov 13, 2016

4

good location, clean room and old architecture

Everyone

Easy to walk from hotel to shopping centers in Union square, many restaurants nearby and Walgreens super market just 5 minutes and its location at the corner of Taylor street and Geary street. Room has small TV with limited channels. Mini breakfast is served daily on each floor with corridor table. Tiny ancient lift.

By on Nov 9, 2016