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The Andrews Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff were very helpful from arrival when they checked us in early. Room had everything, just a bit dingy. Very comfortable. We loved thrcbreakfast buffet - fresh fruit, pastries and of course coffee. Lobby is quaint, nice place to enjoy the. complimentary glass of wine. The location is excellent, we walked everywhere.

Very friendly and helpful staff, convenient location: close to everything. Small room and even smaller bathroom with a glass shelve above the sink that rather dangerous than convenient. Breakfast OK: some fruits and some pastries. Hotel offers only one free drink at the restaurant downstairs for free from 5 to 6 Pm daily, but it's not worth of getting back to the hotel for that drink. Restaurant that located in the same building is so busy that guests can't seat in the lobby, since it's always packed with people waiting for their reservation at restaurant. Also the smell of the food goes up to the 6th floors of the hotel. It's noisy outside of the hotel, especially on weekend's nights and mornings, when garbage collected. On overall, it was OK place to stay in SF, but probably will look for another place if I'll be coming to SF again.

The room was a bit small, but suitable. The breakfast was simple but elegant. The location was really good for walking.

The property is over 100 years old and retains some original details and considerable charm. Staff is courteous and professional, and the facility is clean and maintained but not recently renovated. Space is tight, elevator is quite small, and bathrooms are very small by today's standards. The high quality of the coffee, juice, pastries and fruit in the self-service breakfast was a strong positive!

Good location, wifi spotty, lost water one morning, good breakfast, but very noisy at night, bring ear plugs. Bathroom very tiny.

hotel is old but in good condition, room was kind of small but expected since older hotel, staff friendly and professional

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.

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

charming hotel, great location

Everyone

Staff were very helpful from arrival when they checked us in early. Room had everything, just a bit dingy. Very comfortable. We loved thrcbreakfast buffet - fresh fruit, pastries and of course coffee. Lobby is quaint, nice place to enjoy the. complimentary glass of wine. The location is excellent, we walked everywhere.

By , from Jerusalem, Israel on Oct 25, 2017

3

good location, ok facilities

Everyone

Very friendly and helpful staff, convenient location: close to everything. Small room and even smaller bathroom with a glass shelve above the sink that rather dangerous than convenient. Breakfast OK: some fruits and some pastries. Hotel offers only one free drink at the restaurant downstairs for free from 5 to 6 Pm daily, but it's not worth of getting back to the hotel for that drink. Restaurant that located in the same building is so busy that guests can't seat in the lobby, since it's always packed with people waiting for their reservation at restaurant. Also the smell of the food goes up to the 6th floors of the hotel. It's noisy outside of the hotel, especially on weekend's nights and mornings, when garbage collected. On overall, it was OK place to stay in SF, but probably will look for another place if I'll be coming to SF again.

By , from New York, NY on Oct 18, 2017

4

small, cute hotel

Everyone

The room was a bit small, but suitable. The breakfast was simple but elegant. The location was really good for walking.

By , from Ohio on Sep 26, 2017

4

well-managed historic hotel

Everyone

The property is over 100 years old and retains some original details and considerable charm. Staff is courteous and professional, and the facility is clean and maintained but not recently renovated. Space is tight, elevator is quite small, and bathrooms are very small by today's standards. The high quality of the coffee, juice, pastries and fruit in the self-service breakfast was a strong positive!

By , from New Jersey on Sep 25, 2017

3

convenient to transportation.

Everyone

Good location, wifi spotty, lost water one morning, good breakfast, but very noisy at night, bring ear plugs. Bathroom very tiny.

By on Sep 24, 2017

4
Everyone

hotel is old but in good condition, room was kind of small but expected since older hotel, staff friendly and professional

By on Sep 24, 2017

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