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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall satisfied with our stay for 2 nights. Rooms were on the small side but were fine. Walls a bit thin, could hear lot of external noise so just turned the a/c fan on to cover it. Location walking distance from piers if ur able to walk distances and hills. Staff was kind and available

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It nice and clean hotel, very well located but comfort and especially breakfast is at low level. For price we paid we expected more. Staff is also nice and helpful. Rooms are not so big with window to inside so you can se anything but they are clean.

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Custer WA
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I haven't stayed in San Francisco proper for many years - booked this place based on Trip Advisor reviews and a great rate of $149 a night for a twin bed. Yes, some hotels still offer rooms with one twin bed and I saved $50 a night. I stayed three nights, so in effect I got one free. The room... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing good to say about this hotel. Staff are not that friendly. The bed at room 434 makes a lot of noise as you move. No view outside just window facing the wall. Rooms are too small. Furniture needs upgrade. Lightings are dull. Find another place to stay! This hotel is in the heart of China Town. I suggest booking... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The SW hotel is right on the corner between China town, little Italy and the erotic stretch of Broadway. Most things in the inner city are within walking distance and the rest cheap to get to by share car or taxi. The breakfast however is poor, though at least there is one, and the rooms have poor noise isolation and... More 

Thank Allan J
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This hotel is located in Chinatown but borders Little Italy. Close to stop 3 and 19 for the big bus tour. The staff are extremely helpful and perfect English Jessica was great and so were the other staff. Only a 15 minute walk down Columbus Road/Street to get to Fishermans Wharf. Bag a bargain in Chinatown as fishermans wharf can... More 

Thank Lianne N
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure if where to stay, we picked this hotel because of location. That's all it's good for!! Breakfast was a joke, a bit of bread and a few bagels, all served on paper plates with plastic forks. Coffee in paper cups. There was also no safes in the rooms, which worried me a little. Would never recommend.

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This hotel was great for the price. Yes, it is in an area that would be a little seedy after dark. Yes the breakfast buffet is minimal and the beds are a little hard. BUT we had 2 great nights staying here with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. There is a bus stop across the street to take you down... More 

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19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Quiet and safe location, you can walk to union square and pier39 from here in only a few minutes. Room was grand, only issue we had was that the air conditioning is either too hot or too cold-found it hard to find a balance. Breakfast was included (bread, boiled egg-which wasn't available all the time, cereals, pastries, coffee and hot... More 

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Wathena, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The SW Hotel was perfect for our San Francisco stay and was great for walking to Fisherman's Wharf and the Big Bus Tour. Our room was very nice and so clean. It had all the amenities we needed. We didn't have a coffee pot in the room, but with a Starbucks on every corner and excellent coffee at Mama's, we... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about SW Hotel

Address: 615 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
Price Range: $211 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — SW Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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“Good nightly rate , great location and wonderful staff is why we would recommend the SW Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles scrapbookcookie, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles LarryLen, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Interior room was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles katherineannd, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the road so was a bit noisier”
 of 5 bubbles 2tapu, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed having the room with the view of Grant Street.”
 of 5 bubbles kawa808, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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