Kensington Park

450 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States
(2.5 star hotel)
#49
Rank 49 of 334 hotels
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Antique Elegance

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 3, 2008

We booked a room at the Kensington Park through Priceline.com and had never seen or heard of it before. We were certainly not disappointed. The boutique hotel is very inviting and friendly, built in 1923, it has been maintained very well. When we arrived, they had overbooked our level of room so we were instantly upgraded to the King Suite. It was gorgeous. Friends of our's stayed in a regular room which was very pretty, but a little bit cramped.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. On our last day, they securely held our bags until we were ready to leave the city. A complimentary tea and sherry service is served in the late afternoon and coffee and juice is served in the morning to help get you moving.

Aside from the amenities of the hotel, it is less than a block from Union Square. The location is ideal.

This may be my favorite hotel in San Francisco. For the quality it is a great bargain as long as you're not visiting on a holiday or high-traffic weekend.

Unique Quality: Rooms are decorated in antique or replica furniture. This gives the stay a very elegant feel.

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Kensington Park Hotel -- Union Square

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 16, 2007

When I was looking for a hotel in the Union Square area, I was discouraged to see most were $200-$300 per night. After a few days of searching I stumbled onto the Kensington Park Hotel that had rooms for as low as $115. The reviews sounded generally positive, but a warning was repeated: they will often overbook this hotel, then try to move you to another hotel in the area that is not as nice. I decided to book the room on Orbitz.com so if they tried to move me, I had someone in my corner to complain to, rather than being at the whim of the hotel staff. It worked out in my favor, too... we checked in around 7pm, and the only room left in the hotel was their "Royal Suite" on the top floor. This small, but excellent room has views of Union Square, a flat screen TV, antique furniture, mirrored walls, a very nice bed, free wireless internet, and more. Maybe the biggest complaint was the in-room coffee only made one cup.

The hotel offers valet parking for around $30 a night and there is a nice restaurant on site. With Union Square only a half block away from the front door, you will be hard pressed to find a less expensive or more convenient hotel.

A few things to know about the Kensington Park: their website will not allow you to book a standard king or queen room for two adults; it forces you to book their more expensive "double-double" room. If you book on their website, they will often try to move you to another of the company's seven hotels in the Union Square area; if you book on a third party website such as Orbitz, you can avoid this inconvenience.

Directions: 1/2 block from Union Square on Post Street

Great Tourist Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 20, 2006

I really liked this hotel as a nice place to rest your head for a busy tourist in San Fran. Although there is no restaurant or pool, I am often happier to get out of the hotel asap and experience the city I am staying in. The Kensington Park is centrally located, has a very nice old-world style to it, is very clean and incredibly affordable for its location. Grab breakfast at one of the diners on the next block up the hill, then jump on the trolley on the same corner for the quintessential tour of San Fran.

Although I didn't have any problems, I would advise that if you need any help or advice on the city, go for the bellhop rather than the front desk atttendants. He understands customer service a lot better than they do!

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Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Amenities at Kensington Park

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Suites
  • Free High Speed Internet

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