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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Gorgeous view from our rooms, breakfast buffet was our favorite buffet so far. We enjoyed all of the interesting collections from famous Koreans this reminded us of a Korean style Hard Rock Hotel. We arrived in the dark so we didn't see the mountain until we awoke the next morning. I flung the curtains open and gasped at the gorgeous...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed 2 nights with out of town guests for the long MLK weekend. Amazing location. Beautiful grounds. I was concerned the rooms would be small and dated based on previous reviews here, but no. Considering the location the room was not tiny. It had just enough space for luggage, a stroller, and a crib. Obviously we didn't spend our day...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback on your stay. The staff at Kensington Park thrives to offer the best service we can possibly deliver to our guest and comments such as yours motivates us even more. I will pass on your nice comments to the staff. I am sure they will appreciate the mention. Thank you again for...

Frederiksberg, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kensington Park Hotel is centrally located near Union Square. Just next to the cable cars and in walking distance to Chinatown, North Beach, Nob Hill and much more. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. The staff is very helpfull.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kensington Park Hotel was the first stop on our three week tour of California and I couldn't have been more happy with the room! The beds first of all were extremely comfortable and I slept solidly! The duvets and pillows were top quality. The room had a coffee maker which we used with just hot water and a tea...

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El Paso, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobby is your first indication that the hotel may be a little off the norm. This is definitely an old hotel and that's okay. However, some improvements would make a lot of difference. The rooms are smallish as are the bathrooms and a little worn. The bed and pillows were good! Our room had some noise coming from the...

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LA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for one night, thinking the central location would be a plus. Nope. It's very convenient for wandering in the immediate area, definitely. However - and I wish I had known this - the TRAFFIC in this area is THE WORST I have seen in any city. Far worse than LA rush hour traffic. We spent an hour -...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. As you probably found out, this is a historic building in San Francisco, and we are located in the heart of Union Square, traffic can be a challange, We are planning to improve the property in the near future. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our staff, location and price...

North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in very good location. It's old, but charming. There's definitely some updates needed, and the water takes a while to get warm, but it's expected for the price range of the hotel. They don't have AC, but since it's spring travel for us, that's not an issue.

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed many of our amenities, including our location and price, we are planning to improve the property in the near future. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your time in San Francisco and that your stay with us contributes...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this quirky little hotel in March 2017. Perfectly situated in Post St, about 75 yards to Union Square and all associated activities its diagonally opposite the Westin St Francis Post St entrance. We found the staff to all be very friendly and courteous. The king sized room, although not huge...

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello FlissPrideaux Thank you for visiting with us and your positive comments. The staff here works very hard to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience in San Francisco. I will share your comments with the team here. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope that when your future plans includes another visit...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It need a major reno. It's very old for the price we paid. They have to start throwing money or this place will fall apart. Rooms were clean and it's a great location. Staff very good. This could be a jewel if they fixed it up.

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Hanky2 Thank you for choosing to stay with us. As you probably found out, this is a historic building in San Francisco, and we are planning to improve the property in the near future. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our staff and location during your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to provide your...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. It's decor is English style which confuses me, Has the potential to be a beautiful boutique hotel. Room was small for family of four. Surprisingly quiet even the though the theatre is within hotel. Staff friendly. Room was musty and smelled of cigarettes so had to open windows in the middle of winter....

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Fernando M, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Kensington Park Hotel. We are sorry about your dissatisfaction at the hotel and appreciate your feedback. We are currently planning an extensive interior design and remodeling project that we believe will address your particular issues and offer an enhanced experience for all of our guests. We hope we can welcome you back in the near...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $259 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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“Choose a high floor for great city views”
laurenchimes23, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Double Decker bus stops right in front of the hotel”
hanky2, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a room on the quiet court side, but were moved to a room with a view of Union Square, because Court rooms were all booked.”
AnnaY884, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on Nob Hill Side are quieter, Royal Court rooms worth the extra cost.”
perutourist, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't miss the fresh coffee on each floor. Check out the mezzanine to see the nice antique detail of the theater.”
GLG_Traveled_Here, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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