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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This would have to be the worst Hotel as they call themselves but this is a HOSTEL shared bathrooms and dirty facilities. In the worst dangerous neighbourhood in San fran , you are taking a big risk staying here. We stayed because I saw this on hostels own web site and also on another booking site and reviews were a...

4Thank shane a
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I'm a minimalist kind of guy so the fact that this place made my skin crawl is not to be taken lightly. When we arrived we were given a room with two single beds with no pillows or blankets. Tiny tiny room. No tv, more like a walk in closet. We asked for a double bed and got one. So...

4Thank velodream
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Beware of this place. don't go near it! getting to it you need to pass by drug addicts and dunks. The sheets were dirty and had hairs on them, and the bathrooms were dirty. The receptionist was nice enough to tell us it would be ok if we leave after the first night, however they decided to double charge us...

3Thank miswawa
Reviewed 9 November 2015

As per other reviews, this is a Hostel, not a Hotel. The location is good in terms of centrality, but I would advise against venturing outside too much after dark - if you do, go via 7th rather than 6th. Our room was OK - seemed clean enough, but it wasn't what was advertised - we were given two single...

2Thank Laureen Ó
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I don't mind sharing bathrooms-they're reasonably clean-but I refuse to share bed sheets! Urine, hair and crumbs greeted me upon pulling back the duvet. The carpet hasn't seen a vacuum in a very long time never mind a steam cleaner! I have learned my lesson for cheap stays in San Fran. Avoid like the plague, unless you don't mind getting...

2Thank N7492XHgregs
Vernouillet, France
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I just booked this hotel from France on internet. I must admit that i did it quickly. This was for a convention and, at least on the map, hotel was perfectly located at walking distance to the Moscone and Union square. Price was 347$ per night (including tax) For that price you stay in an unsafe area in a small...

2Thank Jlsouchi
Tongeren, Belgium
Reviewed 15 September 2015

You can hardly call this a hotel. The neighbourhood is dirty! A lot of homeless people on the streets who make a lot of noise during the night! The rooms are very small, there was no service at all. The showers an dtoilet on the floor, so in the morning you have to wait a while to refresh. During my...

1Thank IvoJanssens
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I was so scared.. I decided to stay at a different hotel! The reviews where not so bad but, when I got there I was so scared. There where men urinating on the sidewalk (2). And there was a woman who was staring people who passed by her down. It was the scariest place I've beem to and I'm from...

Thank Vanessa O
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This is maybe not the best hotel in San Francisco but for the price it's quite good, the staff is nice and friendly, the rooms are clean and the beds comfortable and the wi-fi works really good. Indeed, there's no toilets or shower in your room but the common bathrooms/toilets are clean and it doesn't bothered us. The breakfast was...

Thank MattX45
Riviera Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I've read the reviews and am familiar with the neighborhood. Based on the room rates and the type of accommodations, the Pontiac is a real bargain for SOMA. But, like others have said, don't expect the Ritz. I was handed a towel @ check-in and that was the only towel for 4 days. My room was not serviced at all....

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ManagerDM, Manager at Minna Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff S, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, your comments are valuable to us. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced. Pontiac Hotel and Hostel does not offer cleaning services on a daily basis unless it has been requested to the front desk. Also, clean towels are always available at the front desk...

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Minna Hotel

Address: 509 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2893
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Price Range: $78 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Minna Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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“check the doors first there are plenty that dont lock properly”
 of 5 bubbles Rene0000, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try getting room 401, or one that isnt central to the floor which will have no window that overlook anything.”
 of 5 bubbles Mi7k, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had windows to the street which was really noisy all the night.”
  • sink in the toilet
 of 5 bubbles matejs, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“don't choose this hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles miswawa, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid rush hour for taking a shower.”
 of 5 bubbles MyriamO, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
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