Hotel Bijou

111 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States
(3 star hotel)
#115
Rank 115 of 334 hotels
in San Francisco
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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A real treasure

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 11, 2012

We stayed at the hotel Bijou (it's French for jewel or treasure). Great room that looked out onto a typical San Francisco street corner, more specifically the corner of Mason and Eddy Street. Pictures of the facade and the lobby of the hotel. Valet car service (So funny! Something that, to the best of my knowledge, we'd never experienced before!) We only had our breakfast at this hotel. We dined out, great opportunity to experience all kinds of cuisine within walking distance.

Decent - nothing more, nothing less

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 21, 2005

Check in was pretty smooth. The lady at the counter warned me for the bad area of San Francisco "the Tenderloin". The only thing I saw in that area were some homeless people but you'll find those all over town so...

Room was pretty nice albeit small with a great, comfy bed. Bathroom was okay, really clean, no complaints there.

Tv okay as well.

Something I didn't like at all:

When I made the reservation it said: "free continental breakfast included" They shouldn't have bothered. If all you can offer your guests for breakfast is water/coffee (how about some OJ?) and some incredibly hard muffins then please don't bother. Thank you :)

Unique Quality: none

Directions: A 5 minute walk from the Powell St BART station

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One of SF's best budget hotels

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 12, 2004

I stay at the Hotel Bijou quite often, both for work and for pleasure. Though many lament its "next to the Tenderloin" location, hey, it's located right behind the more expensive Renaissance Parc 55, and just one block from the San Francisco Hilton, so what's the difference in location (plus you pay about two times less than at the Renaissance or Hilton!)

It's located one block from the Powell St. BART Station, making it very convenient to access from SFO or OAK airports. After you exit the Powell St. Station and are out on Halladie Plaza/Square, just head toward the Renaissance Parc 55. Go up the sidewalk to the left of the Parc 55, and the Bijou is on the next block, corner of Mason and Eddy.

The hotel is also one block from the Powell St. Cable Car turnaround, and just a few blocks from Union Square.

For around $99 USD, the Hotel Bijou is a bargain that can't be beat. Book online through Joie de Vivre's website, or through www.quikbook.com.

Give the Hotel Bijou a chance--it's one of SF's best bargains!

Unique Quality: The staff is almost always extremely helpful. The rooms are basic, but very clean. Each room is named after a film shot in San Francisco/Bay Area. (I've stayed in the "Maltese Falcon," "Junior," etc. rooms. The registration counter looks like a movie theater concessions stand, and every evening they play two movies that have been filmed in the SF/Bay Area in the little lobby theater. These include "The Graduate," "The Maltese Falcon," "Barbary Coast," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "The Rock," "The Birds," etc.

Film lovers will appreciate that the Hotel Bijou lobby includes a bulletin board with all the week's local movie listings--no need to scrounge around for a copy of the local paper--all the movies and where they're playing are on the bulleting board!

There is even a phone in the lobby with a direct line to the San Francisco Film Commission, so you can find out what is currently filmed in the city and where to check it out.

So maybe you will have to pass some homeless people on the short one block from the BART station to the hotel. But, they are humans too and deserve some dignity.

Directions: Union Square; one block from Powell St. BART Station/cable car turnaround. Right behind Renaissance Parc 55, but costs much less! :)

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A Cinephile's Dream!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 25, 2003

This adorable boutique hotel is decorated in bright, vibrant colors. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was wonderful (giant muffins and delicious coffee, served with the TV showing--what else?--the Breakfast Club).

Each room is named after a movie set in San Francisco--but unfortunately, there are some duds. We stayed in "The Net". Still, it was a great room--on a corner that looked over beautiful buildings. Lots of windows and a lovely breeze.

I was thrilled that everyone else staying in the hotel seemed to be European. There wasn't a touristy feeling at all.

Unique Quality: Like I said, it's great for people who love movies. They have deals that involve movie passes and they screen San Francisco-set movies every night in their "Petite Theatre Bijou".

We had an amazing deal while we were there: $129/night with the third night free. Wow! So check their website for deals!!

Remember--it's only 2 blocks from Union Square. GREAT location.

Directions: 1 1/2 blocks from the Powell Street Cable Car terminus (and adjacent BART station).

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Special accomondation

by written on December 17, 2002

Inspired by San Francisco's rich cinematic history, the Hotel Bijou is adorned with movie palace stylings, dramatic Hollywood portraits, and a mini-movie theater in the lobby. Each light and comfortable guestroom is named for a motion picture shot in San Francisco, with original movie stills as decorative room accents.

Directions: next to Union Square

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Address: 111 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Amenities at Hotel Bijou

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service

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