Union Hotel2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Union Hotel is located near the BART station, which could be an advantage for tourists, who want to travel around the bay area and San Francisco. The communication with most of the City is pretty convenient and there are two Safeways about 10-15 minutes by walk. There is a good-quality wifi internet included. On the other hand, the hotel is located in the neighborhood, where you can meet a lot of homeless people. The BART station is constantly occupied by them. Fortunately, they are harmless and do not disturb passerby, but visitors should be aware of this issue.
Friendly staff, clean and safe. Room as tiny as the price. Shared shower and toilets regularly cleaned. Next to 16st-Mission BART makes is a convenient no thrill place to sleep. You pay for what you get, but get a bit more than what you pay for...
Being so close to a BART station in the mission, obviously gonna run into some shady characters. Yet when you are inside the hotel, it is nothing like the environment outside. This is a hotel ran by a very genuine, nice, loving family, who keep everything clean and safe for you. Shared bathrooms and showers, are always clean, if the other patrons are respectful and keep them clean.. rooms are exactly what you need, tv, dressers, sink, clean clean and clean... Someone at the desk 24/7 to Buzz you in if you decide tovhavr a fun night in the city. They can't control what goes on outside, but they do a great job making sure everyone and everything is taken care of within their walls...
I got off the subway from the airport and as soon as I came up on 16th on mission was greeted by a bunch of homeless and gangs on the streets, don't be too afraid but be weary. This really is one of the poorest parts of the city where the homeless congregate but they aren't looking to harm you. That being said keep your wits about you and use Uber where possible. The actual hotel entrance is easily missed, it's a single door covered by a security gate, you buzz in. So it's very safe once you're in, basic rooms with a sink provided and tv, very friendly staff, no lift and lots of stairs, but for $60 a night in SF it's a way of saving cash. The mission Delores church is a must see and a 15 minute walk in the daytime, I was home by midnight and dodged the gangs outside playing their music full volume
I would agree with Scott on everything , it was a savior for me same day booking , staff is very friendly, but don't expect the luxury of a 5 star with the price of a 2 star , away from the look its very clean not for couples as the room is small and the bed is just enough for 1 person the hood look unsafe but its totally is , I came back at 4 am no problems as well as you have the Bart few steps away, late at night I pooled uber or lyft (Lyft is less expensive and more available here than uber, also use the 5$ free credit when you sign up ;) for each ride till your 5th ride) for as low as 5$ gets you to union square where the shopping and luxury places are , but if you enjoy authentic Latin experience its all here and cheaper than Union square
This Hotel is a quite cheap (compared with the pricelevel in SFO) possibility for staying in San Francisco. The rooms are too small for two people and the Luggage. You only have shared Restrooms and showers. The restroom was ok and quite clean but the Shower looked old and not clean. Also the waterpressure could be higher and the water warmer. In the floor there was a strange smell in the air. The Hotel is located in a dirty area of the Town and there are a lot of homeless people in front of the Hotel asking for money. Also there was a lot of waste on the ground everywhere, especially in the evening. We didn't feel comfortable and safe in this area. For my next stay I wouldn't choose the Hotel again and spend a little more money instead.
This hotel offers everything it promises. I felt after reading some of the other reviews on here, some of which concerned me before arriving, that I should share my experience. This place is not the Ritz. However, what it lacks in luxury, it makes up for in convenience and service. The team on the front desk are extremely friendly, helpful and have made me feel very welcome here in the city. They also know the city, and helped me out with any queries I had. The area. This is not the part of San Fransisco you see in the movies, there's a lot of homeless around, which is something I personally have never witnessed before. But, I felt safe. The culture/nightlife of the area is great. There's lots of bars/coffee shops/restaurant within walking distance on Mission and Valencia. You HAVE to go to Gracias Madre at least once while you're here. Amazing Mexican restaurant just past Mission/18th. Dolores park is also a walk away, which offers beautiful views of the city on a clear day/night and the Castro is just a little further. Finding the place, it's right by the BART station on the corner of Mission/16th. I found it within minutes of getting above ground. If you've located it on a map before you arrived then you should be fine. If you've not, just remember to look up, as that's where all the hotel signs are! The rooms are basic, and the shower room and toilets are shared between the occupants of the floor. But, if you're looking for a city break, where you'll spend most of your time exploring, and a little bit of your time sleeping, then this is the place for you! If I was returning to the city on a similar budget I would book this place in a flash.
This hotel is in a very bad location and you cannot find it easily. So do not try looking for it at night as nobody in the area knows where it is. The rooms are way overpriced and very small plus for the price you do not have your own bathroom. No fan or Air conditioning in the room which also smelled of food coming from a restaurant down stairs. Plenty of other places to stay in downtown San Francisco for the same price.
Without being hypercritical of this place, I do want to mention some things that may not be obvious. Being from the east coast, I am not very familiar with the bay area, I now realize Mission is not the best/safest place to stay. I have stayed in NYC frequently, but never in an area that compares to where this hotel is located. There are several sketchy looking characters lingering around the area, which during sunlight hours is fine, but I was definitely a little nervous walking down the street to our car at 6 am. You have to buzz to get into the hotel, luckily the staff are pretty prompt with letting you in. There are no elevators in the hotel, which is fine by me and not surprising (although going to the top floor with my luggage sucked). Your room is like your apt and you will get a key to lock it. The room is very simple, bed, tv, and sink. That's it. There is a window which helps cool the room at night, as there is no thermostat for heat or AC. The free wi-fi did not work well and I ended up using my data. My sister and I shared a very small full bed. Down the hall, there are shared bathrooms, this is my first experience with this. It's not really my thing. There are two rooms, literally the size of a stall and it's just a toilet in each. The last room is a shower. You wash your hands once you return to your room. My biggest qualm was that I became very ill and had to return home at once, I had to cancel my last 2 nights and I was told this is non refundable because we used some type of booking site. That seems unreasonable to me, but at the time it was worth it to go see my own doctor. When looking at surrounding hotels, many of them seemed to be similar with shared bathrooms, etc. Overall, SF is very expensive to visit, stay in, live in, eat in etc. If you're really on a budget and don't mind an odd experience, go for it!
Hotel rooms are very clean and great service done by staff this hotel is very close to all place in San Fransisco and it's take less than 5 mins to go anywhere and their is good transport around, the hotel is opened for 24 hr and one thing I never for get about San Francisco is eveng walk around hotel and lighting of the streets
- Walking distance to Van Ness Avenue and Mission Dolores Park
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Mission District, Union Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Van Ness Avenue and Mission Dolores Park. This 14-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.
A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.
Guests of Union Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with tours/tickets and luggage storage.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 21 reviews