Phoenix Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States
(3 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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We enjoyed this hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 3, 2010

We stayed at the Phoenix Hotel 3 nights in July 2010 and it was a good time. Though located in a street that might frighten some (lot of homeleses), the place is quiet and wel located in downtown SF and near the Civic Center.
We recommend this hotel for families like us for two main reason : a nice pool and a free parking. The hotel is basic but the staff is verry friendly

Unique Quality: A very nice pool (specially hot water), the friendlyness of the staff and the free parking. The breakfast is served along the pool. Choice is well limitated like often in the US

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Rock and Roll Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 17, 2008

"How many hotels can claim that Keanu Reeves, Joan Jett, Vincent Gallo and Little Richard have graced their mattresses (no, silly, not all at the same time!)? How many hotels are the crash pad and launching pad for world-renowned bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Psychedelic Furs and Pearl Jam; and up-and-comers like The Killers, Bloc Party and The Shins? With so much creative energy swirling around you never know who might be strumming a guitar, posing for a photo shoot or just kicking back by the pool".

I stayed at the Phoenix in 1996 while on tour with Mojave 3 as their pianist. It was fun! With a rock and roll history and a pool designed by Andy Warhol no less, this small hotel (44 rooms) is based around a lush central courtyard within walking distance of many of the great rock and roll, venues and the government buildings and courthouses of the Civic Center are less than three blocks from the hotel. Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square and the Financial District are a short ten-minute drive away.

Swimming in the pool late at night is permitted, (at least when I was there), jungle sounds are piped into the communal areas (including early morning bird song!) and there is a cool, slightly hedonistic maybe, vibe about this place. The on-site Bambuddha Lounge and restaurant with its stylish and holistic ambience is a place to chill and the staff have a great knowlege of what's 'happening' (man!) and where to be at the right time.

This hotels launches your into the San Fran 'vibe' right away, what more could you want ; )

Unique Quality: Rock and roll hotel in a rock and roll town!

Great outdoor pool area, clean and spacious rooms, helpful staff, wireless internet, free parking, same day laundry & valet service..This small hotel has oodles of personality.

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Rock and Roll!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 27, 2007

My daughter and I checked this hotel on the web after she read a comment of Gerard Way, My Chemical Romace's leadsinger, about having stayed here once with the band.
She and her friend were delighted to be able to stay where their idols also did. Besides, there was always the possibility of some other band being there at the same time as us.
And there was actually UK's "Maximo Park". Fantastic for the teens.

Unique Quality: It's more like a motel. Rooms give out to a central garden with heated pool. Rooms are nice and colorful. Bathrooms need to be modernized. There's no service. Not even coffee in the garden as we thought, because the restaurant (Bambuddha) also connects to it, but they are managed separately.
Breakfast is self service in the garden but it's quite poor. Some doughnuts, toast, coffee, tea, butter, jam and that's about it. The waitress was not very attentive. Itran out of cups and had to keep asking, because she wouldn't see it.
The reception people are nice and helpful.
It's a low profile hotel, though it can become noisy at night as people party a lot and don't bother about other gests. We never complained because we knew it was the kind of place where it's meant to happen.
My daughter wants to stay there again when we return to SFO.

Directions: Walking distance to Civic Center, Market an Powell Streets and Yerba Buena Center of Arts.

Best

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 13, 2006

this is a very friendly hotel, very local and the people who work here are lovely!

Unique Quality: there are soo many diffrent nationalitys there ! including plenty of locals.

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Ok folks this hotel is totally out of the ordinary

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 16, 2003

$89 a night gets you something wild!

Ok folks this hotel is totally out of the ordinary. It’s laid out like an old 50’s motel, but all funky and cheesy in a good way. It’s in a busy area of San Francisco, but once you walk into the courtyard you here the piped in jungle noises. It also has a wacky pool (it’s always too cold in this city FYI to swim unless you totally liquored up).

The hotel has a very popular night club called BACKFLIP. It’s often frequented by the “stars”. I went there once with the band Everclear.

The rooms are decorated in a offhanded tiki sort of way. Each spacious 50's style bungalow room is decorated with handmade bamboo furnishings, tropical plants.All guestrooms have views of the courtyard and pool.

Unique Quality: The fun and funky island- inspired Phoenix Hotel is the perfect urban hide-away. The hotel features over 250 original works of art on the grounds including paintings, photographs, and sculptures from local artists. You will receive free tattoos upon check-in and don't forget to check out our Phoenix Fun Book, a coloring book inspired by the eclectic history of the hotel.

Services and Amenities

• Complimentary poolside continental breakfast
• Free car parking and bus parking available
• Outdoor heated swimming pool with San Francisco landmark underwater mural by Francis Forlenza called "My Fifteen Minutes"
• Complete concierge services including staff-authored guide books to The City
• Room service from Waiters On Wheels
• Access to nearby fitness center
• Same- day laundry service available
• Massage service available in your room or poolside
• Backflip Cocktail Lounge

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Address: 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States

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Amenities at Phoenix Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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