Grant Hotel was great!
We really liked this hotel. A friend and I stayed for 5 nights from 16-21 January.
Check in was easy and the desk clerk was wonderful - he got us a map and gave us recommendations of things to see and do, and also places to eat. We had booked a room with a queen bed to save $10 a night, but he upgraded us to a room with 2 doubles, which was great ($70 per night).
The rooms are older but very clean. Perhaps a bit small, but we certainly managed. A room with one queen bed would be better, just to have a bit more room to move.
Included breakfast was fine, just pastries and coffee. If you want juice it's $1.
It's a wonderful location, just minutes walk from the cable car to Fisherman's Wharf and the shopping area (Nordstrom, Macys, Tiffany & Co, Gap, Louis Vuitton - you name it).
Would stay again. Great value for money.
Nice hotel great location
Stayed at the grant hotel in mid january for 3 nights. the rooms were comfortable and adequate for the cost. great location on bush street half a block uphill from powell st. breakfast of tea\coffee and pastries were taken in reception. very nice.
good hotel, great price
My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay at the Grant Hotel. We picked this hotel based on the reviews on this website, and were pleased with the Grant. We travel quite a bit, so room size is never an issue with us. The room was a decent size, and so was the bathroom. As far as the bathtub being so small, I am 5'9 and took a long, hot bath one night after coming in from the wind with no problem.
The location is excellent, except for the fact that I am 6 1/2 months pregnant and the final hill was a bit steep for me, but this is San Francisco after all, and I expected that. The staff was very friendly, although their English isnt very good. We asked for 2 extra pillows, and they happily gave them to us. I accidentally left my wedding ring in my room, and I panicked thinking that they wouldnt understand how to ship it back to us. But, they took care of it, informed the enitre staff, and it is now on its way back to me, thank goodness!
The breakfast was fine for me, as I am a pastry lover. My husband grabbed food elsewhere, but to be able to have as much as you want for free at a good hotel is a plus. As a previous reviewer wrote, Loris Diner is a good place for dinner, or dessert! There is also a small Italian place right across the street called Uncle Vitos that serves good food.
Transportation is excellent, you can grab a trolley car at the corner or take a bus or BART when needed. Chinatown and Union Square are within walking distance.
I recommend this hotel, and would not hesitate to stay here again on a future visit to San Francisco. Enjoy!
Little Gem in the City By the Bay
Whoever wrote the previous review must have very good imagination or must went to a wrong place. Here I am sitting in the lovely lobby of Grant Hotel, cozy and quiet, enjoying the free internet access. I noticed the lobby entrance is wheelchair accessable.
I have to admit that the service is basic, there is no doorman or fancy decoration as some big hotel would have, but the room is very clean and the staffs are nice and helpful. We are here for the city, not the hotel anyway. I would rather stay in such a reasonable priced hotel right in downtown than paying higher room rate for the doorman, decoration and some room amenities that I don't even bother to use.
I am really enjoying my stay here.
Comfortable and friendly
My husband and I booked ourselves into this hotel last year as a last minute choice (based on TripAdvisor reviews!)and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. In fact we are just about to book ourselves another stay for this year. It is perfectly located, very pleasant and helpful staff and adequate rooms (this is from a Brit and US point of view too - I'm English and my husband is American). Only downsides are that the bathrooms are "tired" - nasty experience with blocked toilet! - but which was quickly and efficiently sorted out. Also, if you are thinking of staying with young children - the back room windows have low windowsills and NO safety bars!
don't be decieved by the photo this place is a dump
centrally located...the staff was cold, indifferent and always using the microwave...the chronic smell of chinese food will have you gagging...there was an old guy in a wheelchair camped out in the lobby like some creepy maschot...the decor was dated...think circa 1959 boarding house...nightmarish...dingy carpet...smoke stains as if there had been a fire and no one bothered to clean up afterwards....i kept expecting a pimp with platform shoes, a long fur coat and a bowl of noodles to kick in my door...
Good location, not fancy hotel
This is a budget hotel, nothing fancy at all, if you are going to be out and need a hotel just for sleep and a place to have your luggage, this will work perfect plus is centraly located near union square, chinatown and bus stop. It is safe to walk at nite. They have an included pastry breakfast, coffee and tea every morning. There was something going on with the plumbing because it made a weird noise everytime water was used in the bathroom. And the first room they gave us had a problem with the lock so was open, since it was near an outside stair we requested to be change and they gave us another room facing a wall inside, but it was more quite.
If we go back someday on a budget again, I sure will go back to the Grant
Entrance to Chinatown on Grant, San Francisco
Is anyone familiar with the Grant Hotel located at 753 Bush Street? I wanted to make the reservation but wanted a little input from other members.
I have never been to San Francisco and I am looking for a place that has transportation near and I was told the cable cars have a stop about 1/2 a block away.
How about safety in the area I saw in the map that there are very nice and expensive hotels close by.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Re: Grant Hotel
I did not stay at the Grant, but stayed at the Andrews which is 2 blocks south and 1 block west, I think.
The cable car is indeed very near runs up Powell, I think). Union Square is now full of very upscale shopping, which means that while you have street people, there are police and 'bouncers' everywhere as well. Just ignore the street people and they shouldn't hassle you.
We were there several years ago at Thanksgiving with my wife and her mother, and had no problem with the area. Most of the stuff you'll want to go to will be east into the little French area around the French consulate and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church (even has masses in French), or east then north into Chinatown. And we did walk east then south across Market one day to get to a theater.
If the price is right for you, it's an OK neighborhood...
Re: Grant Hotel
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