The Powell Hotel - San Francisco

28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, United States  show map
 3 stars
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The Powell Hotel - San Francisco

 Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi internet

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Beautiful bathroom - Rooms are nice - Rooms were well decorated
  • No ac - Adequate breakfast - Would probably stay here again
  • Simple breakfast - View overlooking powell sreet - Flat screen tv
  • $34 for valet parking - Nice lobby - Coffee shop in foyer
  • Friendly staff - Clean rooms - Lots of nice hot water

Overview

Located in the center of San Francisco, The Powell Hotel is an ideal choice fro discovering the city and making business.

Constructed in 1908, the hotel was totally restored with modern fittings and provides health club privileges.

The 138 elegant rooms offer cable channels and internet access.

The hotel restaurant welcomes to taste homemade dishes.

The cable car turnaround and BART train station are next to the hotel.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   140.

Rooms

All rooms have been recently renewed and feature high ceilings, vintage San Francisco artwork, steam radiators, flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks, writing desks, coffee and tea makers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with two lines, voice mail, hair dryers.

Deluxe Queen room is perfectly suited for both business and leisure travellers and offers pillow top mattress and premium TV with HBO.

Deluxe King room offers a king bed and all amenities of the queen room.

Deluxe Double room is a good choice for a big family or those who need an extra space.

Deluxe Twin room goes with two single beds.

Deluxe Junior Suite includes bedroom and separate living room with a sofa bed.

Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, a sitting area with kitchenette and two bathrooms.

Vice Presidential Suite offers king and double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room with dining area.

All rooms are pet friendly and totally non-smoking.

Dining options

Tasty breakfast is served every morning.

Powell Cafe serves freshly items in mezzanine lounge.

At the hotel The Powell guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Services

California board room offers 675sqf of space for meetings and conference.

Free internet access is available.

Fax, printer and copy services are possible.

Leisure

Nearby Club One wellness center is available for a charge.

Additional features

The hotel features 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning, safe-deposit box, free newspapers, concierge service, wake-up calls.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Ice machine

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible on site at USD 35.34 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Room facilities

  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, United States

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.5km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.5km
  • F Market Street Car
    1.8km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    100 m
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Cable Car City Pub & Cafe (cuisine: Hamburgers, Café, Pub)
    10 m
  • John's Grill (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
    160 m
Parks
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
    560 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.5km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    140

Rooms and availability

All rooms have been recently renewed and feature high ceilings, vintage San Francisco artwork, steam radiators, flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks, writing desks, coffee and tea makers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with two lines, voice mail, hair dryers.

Deluxe Queen room is perfectly suited for both business and leisure travellers and offers pillow top mattress and premium TV with HBO.

Deluxe King room offers a king bed and all amenities of the queen room.

Deluxe Double room is a good choice for a big family or those who need an extra space.

Deluxe Twin room goes with two single beds.

Deluxe Junior Suite includes bedroom and separate living room with a sofa bed.

Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, a sitting area with kitchenette and two bathrooms.

Vice Presidential Suite offers king and double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room with dining area.

All rooms are pet friendly and totally non-smoking.

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      Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed
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        Bed type: King Size bed
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          How to reach hotel

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          Hotel Address:

          28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, United States

          Get directions
          City Center
          • San Francisco
            1.5km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
            1.5km
          • F Market Street Car
            1.8km
          Underground stations
          • BART - Powell St. Station
            100 m
          • BART - Civic Center Station
            700 m
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Restaurants
          • Cable Car City Pub & Cafe (cuisine: Hamburgers, Café, Pub)
            10 m
          • John's Grill (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
            160 m
          Parks
          • Yerba Buena Gardens
            560 m
          Beaches
          • North Beach
            1.5km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  12 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            140

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Moscone Convention Center is three blocks from the hotel.

          Westfield San Francisco shopping centre is across from the hotel.

          Flood Building is 100m from the hotel.

          Theater District and Yerba Buena Gardens are three blocks from the hotel.

          Museum of Modern Art is five blocks away from the hotel.

          Chinatown is six blocks from the hotel.

          Alcatraz Island is 5km from the hotel.

          Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park are 6km from the hotel.

          AT&T Baseball Park, California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden and De Young Museum are 7km from the hotel.

          Legion of Honor Museum is 8km from the hotel.

          Candlestick Park is 10km from the hotel.

          Sport related

          Shopping areas

          Amusement

          • Fascination - 300 m
          • Ruby Skye - 300 m
          • Metreon A Sony Entertainment - 300 m

          Museums

          • California Poets in the School - 100 m
          • Luggage Store - 200 m
          • Silent Film Festival - 200 m
          • Non Profit Finance Fund - 300 m
          • Noontime Concerts - 400 m
          • California Music Ctr - 400 m
          • California Academy of Sciences - 400 m
          • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 400 m

          Halls

          • Renaissance Ballroom - 200 m

          Universities, Institutes

          • Accent Study Abroad - 100 m
          • Brandon College - 100 m
          • Trinity College - 100 m
          • Cal Dream Svc - 200 m
          • Fashion Institute of Design - 200 m
          • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - 300 m
          • San Francisco Barber College - 300 m
          • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church - 400 m

          Underground stations

          • BART - Powell St. Station - 100 m

          Local Attractions

          • North Beach - 1.5km
            Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
          • The Beat Museum - 1.5km
            540 Broadway (at Columbus), San Francisco
          • San Francisco Railway Museum - 1.6km
            77 Steuart Street, San Francisco
          • St. Mary's Cathedral - 1.5km
            1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
          • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi - 1.6km
            610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco

          Near the hotel

          • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 310 m
            330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
          • International Art Museum of America - 380 m
            1025 Market Street, San Francisco
          • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 460 m
            736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
          • Children's Creativity Museum - 550 m
            221 Fourth St, San Francisco
          • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 360 m
            101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
          • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 380 m
            51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
          • California Historical Society - 490 m
            678 Mission Street, San Francisco

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Cable Car City Pub & Cafe - 10 m

            Address: 1 Hallidie Plz
            Phone: 415-398-7600

            Cuisine: Hamburgers, Café, Pub
            Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 40

          • Puccini & Pinetti - 110 m

            Address: 129 Ellis St
            Phone: 415-392-5500

            63% likes this, based on 330 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
            Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 53

          • Cafe Bistro - Nordstrom San Francisco - 60 m

            Address: 865 Market Street
            Phone: 4159775155

            74% likes this, based on 71 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Café, Bistro
            Price Range: CAD 21 - CAD 40

          • John's Grill - 160 m

            Address: 63 Ellis St
            Phone: 415-986-0069

            58% likes this, based on 554 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
            Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 55

          • Little Delhi Restaurant - 70 m

            Address: 83 Eddy St
            Phone: 415-398-3173

            72% likes this, based on 153 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian
            Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 19

          Getting there.

          The hotel is set in the heart of downtown San Francisco and only two blocks from Union Square.

          Getting around.

          San Francisco China Basin Heliport is 2.6km from the hotel.

          Sausalito Commodore Center Heliport is 14km from the hotel.

          Oakland Convention Center Heliport is 18km from the hotel.

          Metro Oakland international airport is 19km from the hotel.

          Napa Valley airport is 50km from the hotel.

          Valet parking is available for a charge.

          Limo or town car services are available.

          Airport shuttle is possible.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  12 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            140
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          The Powell Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Powell Hotel

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            7.4

            I liked the location - right near the BART station (Powell) and the cable car station; and the price was more than reasonable. The receptionist was very kind and we were able to check-in 2 hours earlier than we should. The room was big enough (though old-fashioned), and the free wi-fi was working fine.

            The bathroom obviously needs renovation. The hair-dryer died when I was using it (luckily, I was almost finished). It was a bit noisy in the evening outside, but if you're tired it won't disturb you at all :)

          • Single
            8.8

            I like the facilities as well as the location. Where the cable cars begin and end is right at the hotel's doorsteps.

          • Group of friends
            3.2

            Only the location just in front of the tramcar terminal.

            Everthing else was awful !!! The rooms were too small (very tiny) and old. Probably full of bugs (something bite me during the night), the carpets were very dirty, and the heater was broken, and providing a continuous and unsuportable heat, all night long.Defenitly to forget. even the location was unimpropriate (lots of beggins in the area).

          • Single
            7.8

            Friendly personel, great room, free internet.

            No breakfast possibilities other then room service..

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            The geographical situation is excellent. The rooms are clean.

            The rooms are clean but obsolete, they should invest on refreshing the rooms. The price for sf are very correct according the strategic place of the hotel

          • Family with children
            9.6

            David and all the front desk staff were always kind and helpful. I left my cell phone charger their and they had it when i cam to check on this.. Very helpful to first time vistor and close to activities. Front desk staff let me leave my bag their as i had a late flight. Will recommend to all.

            the heat was a bit unpredictable, but i got the hang of it

          • Single
            7.8

            The hotel is pretty basic, no frills. Clean bed, hot shower, free Wifi. And the location is great. Just next to the Bart and shopping district and Walgreen.

            It was a bit old, and it didn't offer free toothbrush/toothpaste and shaver. Not big issues though...

          • Group of friends
            8.8

            Excellent service and location.

            A bit noisy...I could hear everything going on outside my window.

          • Family with children
            9.6

            the hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. the location was excellent- accessible to train, bus and cable car stations; adjacent to most stores and shops we love.

            noisy in the rooms fronting powell street

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Convenience to transportation, shopping. Quiet, comfortable, pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Stayed several times before and will stay there again.

          • Group of friends
            6.2

            The location of the hotel was very convenient: close to public transportation, shopping and food.

            The hotel had no record of my reservation, which lead me to believe their system was out dated.

          • Couple
            7.8

            The Powell Hotel is located in the middle of down town at Powell St.. Thus, it is really convenient.

            The heating system is not good. In the last night, it made some strange noise and did not come up. I don't know what happened, and the room temperature could not control myself, which is under hotel heating system, I think.

          • Group of friends
            5.0

            The location is great (if you can handle the noise of the trolly turn around). Also, it is cheaper than many of the other San Francisco hotels. I confronted them about recent posts about bed bugs and they reassured me it had been taken care of. In addition I checked for them and their word was correct.

            The staff had very poor communication skills, and did not feel very professional. My bathroom was not very clean, and there were no extra amenities to the hotel. It is a budget hotel, but for "budget", they mean budget. If you are a college student, or need a fast hotel, I recommend staying here, but not if you are looking for a nice, or semi- nice hotel in the city.

          • Couple
            8.2

            Excellent location. Little but good bar inside the hotel.

            The room stank a little bit of old, but nothing unbearable.

          • Family with children
            8.2

            Excellent location with cable cars at front door. Union square, civic centre, chinatown - all walkable. Valet parking is a necessary add-on if you have a car. Nearby stores are shopaholic dream. Price is great value for a comfortable bed, clean bathroom and free wi-fi and coffee. What more do you need?

            Hard to find with one way streets, busy intersections. View of vent shaft from interior rooms.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Powell Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, United States

          Get directions
          City Center
          • San Francisco
            1.5km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
            1.5km
          • F Market Street Car
            1.8km
          Underground stations
          • BART - Powell St. Station
            100 m
          • BART - Civic Center Station
            700 m
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Restaurants
          • Cable Car City Pub & Cafe (cuisine: Hamburgers, Café, Pub)
            10 m
          • John's Grill (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
            160 m
          Parks
          • Yerba Buena Gardens
            560 m
          Beaches
          • North Beach
            1.5km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  12 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            140