The Andrews Hotel

624 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States

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  • mccalpin's Profile Photo

    A nice boutique hotel in a good location

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    We stayed for the week of Thanksgiving at the Andrews Hotel on Post Street. We (my wife and I, and my mother-in-law in her own room) had the King Bay rooms, which are rooms on the southwest corner of the building. There is no air-conditioning, but SF seldom needs it and the windows open - these particular rooms have windows on two sides.

    The hotel describes itself as a "European-style" hotel, and if by that they mean "small rooms", then they're right. Then again, the hotel never pretended anything else, so we were well prepared. The King Bay room has a king-sized bed, a small desk, room for two chairs (in the bay window), and not much else...but since you're not in your hotel much, who cares?

    There are few amenities: no room service, no gym, no laundry, few TV channels. On the other hand, there is a wonderful restaurant (Fino) in the lobby - award winning in SF, there are laundries all over - including one two doors down, they have a VCR in each room and more than 100 titles from free from the front desk, and so on.

    Plus, the staff is reasonably helpful - with the exception of Oscar, the assistant GM, who is VERY helpful.

    The location just west of Union Square is very convenient - we walked through the Square every day. The square is much more upscale than it used to be - it now has Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Cartier, and dozens of other places you can't afford to shop in. The gate at the southern end of Chinatown is just 5 or 6 blocks away - note that these blocks are smaller that blocks in NY.

    Note that this location is in the Theater District in SF.

    The downsides? Hmmmn, several nights, there were evidentally drunken people shouting in the wee hours...sometimes happy, sometimes not. We never did figure out where they were coming from. Also, in the Union Square area, there are panhandlers on every corner - literally. The expensive stores all have security guards by their front doors to keep the riff-raff out. We didn't feel unsafe (way too many people for that), but it was noticeable.

    Unique Quality: It is a small hotel in a good location...that had an incredible price break. We got every third night free(!). You should check out the website for reservations and see if this special is still on!!!

    It's not a big business hotel, but if you want a cheaper, more intimate experience ;-), this is a good choice...

    Note, on the price, my wife and I paid $139 plus tax per night for the room - and got every third night free...nearly a 30% discount in our case (two nights out of seven)...that works out to about $56/night each...

    Directions: Two blocks west of Union Square, and about six blocks east of Highway 101.

  • pmarshuk's Profile Photo

    Boutique Hotel close to Union Square

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    On my first trip to San francisco I stayed in the Andrews a small comfortable hotel very close to Union Square. Although the rooms were quite small they were very comfortable and the staff were very helpful.

    Unique Quality: Not such a good thing was the way they served breakfast. A continetal breakfast was left out on each floor and you ate it in your room. It meant there was a fairly limited selection available.

    Directions: two blocks from Union Square along Post Street.

  • mozzymax's Profile Photo

    The Andrews Hotel

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    $99-$179 lowest price standard room highest price petit suite(what we had)

    Unique Quality: The Andrews is a European style hotel. Great location, 2 blocks from Union Square. Quaint little rooms. VERY helpful staff nothing is any bother even at 3am!!! Huge continental breakfast served on your floor so you can eat in your room. Big comfy beds. FREE wine in the adjacent restaurant (FINO). What can I say we loved it!

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A Thoroughly Charming Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member JerryinChicago

My experience at the Andrews Hotel (March 16-20, 2005) completely matches the positive comments below. The king room I had was such a nice change from the usual cookie-cutter hotel rooms; staying there felt more like staying in someone's elegant guest room. Pastel colors and floral motifs dominated, from the beautiful bed comforter to the full-length curtains, and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The continental breakfast laid out in the hall each morning was more than ample for me (coffee, tea, juice, and a basket of baked goods), and the complimentary glass of wine each evening was a bonus. I don't understand the complaint below about the location: the Andrews is only two blocks from the St. Francis (the grande dame of SF hotels) and is literally just around the corner from the downtown theater and gallery district. From the airport, you can take Bart to Powell Street; from there it's a (slightly uphill) ten-minute walk past Union Square to the Andrews, or a three-minute cab ride. One note: The bathroom in my room was fine for me but was exactly the same size as the closet--about three feet wide--and would not have accommodated a large person. Other rooms, though, are laid out differently; ask about this when you make your reservation, and I'm sure the friendly hotel staff will be happy to help you select an appropriate room configuration.

helpful staff, decent breakfast, free fruit, shabby chic room

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Andrews Hotel in Oct 2004. It was about 4 blocks from Union Square, it's about a 5-10 minute walk, minimal incline. We took the Bart from the airport and got off at Powell Stn. From there, you can walk up to Post St. and make a left on Post. It's just past Taylor.
Concierge was very accommodating. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bless 'em
The room was quaint, clean, decent size, had down comforter - perfect for cool nights. they didn't have a/c which was fine b/c weather was nice. We left window open. There is a ceiling fan. Tip: ask for room in the back and the higher the better. less noise.
Sink was small but that's ok, bathroom was clean, plus can't beat complimentary Neutrogena bath products.
Breakfast was outside in the hallway, on a buffet table. you can't hear the noise though from inside the room just can't be late b/c you'll get the leftovers. they have pastries, muffins, toast, jam, coffee, tea, fresh fruit. served until 10:30am.
they do leave a basket of apples outside during the day. this helped a lot especially when we were too busy checking out sights, walking around San Fran, biked to Sausalito. and oh, you get a complimentary glass of wine during happy hour, downstairs, in the Italian restaurant. the bartender (young, dark hair) had an attitude - (hey dude, don't judge a book by its cover. we can be one of the wealthiest people you encounter but we don't flaunt it, no tip for you!)
Notwithstanding, we'll definitely stay here again!

Where you want to be.

by A TripAdvisor Member

It's definately where you want to be. Located next to Union Square and a block or two from some very expensive hotels. If you stay at the luxury ones on Nob Hill, you really have to take a cab or a stress test each time you come or go. Get a superior room, as the rooms are quite small. The place is well maintained and very clean, even if a little "thread bare." Great free continental breakfast and wine hour. The staff is very attentive and friendly- a real find!

twenty years of good experience

by A TripAdvisor Member

My wife and I have been staying at the Andrews since our first trip to SFO in 1983, and I stay there by myself when I am in town for work. We have probably tried every variety of room there by now. We have never had a bad experience, and are planning yet another stay over the winter holidays this year.

Accommodating Andrews

by A TripAdvisor Member

The small but friendly hotel is Very Helpful and tries to accommodate its guests in every way possible. Continental breakfast is above average. On-site restaurant Fino is excellent. Located near Union Square. Recommend a front room with a little more space. The usual city noise was not a factor. Family & friends recommendation was well borne out.

Great time at the Andrews

by A TripAdvisor Member

Really had a great time at the Andrews in September- room nice for the price and we enjoyed the video collection available for free at the front desk (highly suggest watching Escape from Alcatrez after a visit to the island). Location was excellent, very easy to get to the subway and cablecars. The only negative was our decision to eat in the hotel restaraunt our last night- the free wine was good and we really like all the bar staff but skip dnner! It was very blah italian and the service was not good. In a city with such great choices for dinner it was a waste (try the Globe instead, it was amazing).

Worth the Money

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed here in November 04. Overall it's a nice place with a good location in safe area-about 4 blocks to Union Square. We stayed in a suite with a king bed so the room was plenty adequate in size. It was little noisy and expect to hear a lot of fire trucks. It's not new or fancy but it's homey, comfortable and little unique. They have a bathroom and a radiator in the bedroom. The free wine, tea, and breakfast was good. Oscar the concierge was very knowledgeable and helpful. All in all I would recommend the Andrews for the combination of price, location, and amenities.

Forum Posts

Inn At Union Square

by teal50

We are planning on staying at the Inn At Union Square. Would be interested in experiences of others who have stayed there and what the area is like where the inn is located.

Thanks!

Re: Re: Inn At Union Square

by jessicadf

I haven't stayed there before. I looked it up on http://bayarea.citysearch.com and it doesn't have any user ratings. The editorial review sounded charming. There are many "boutique" hotels in the Union Square area.

http://www.unionsquare.com/

Jessica

Re: Inn At Union Square

by zuriga

I don't know that hotel, but the area is a great one to stay in.

Re: Inn At Union Square

by pmarshuk

Look at this url for some reviews of the Inn
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUrl-g60713-d112320-r481259-e__2F__Hotel_Review__2D__g60713__2D__d112320__2D__Reviews__2D__The_Andrews_Hotel__2D__San_Francisco_California__2E__html-The_Andrews_Hotel-San_Francisco_California.html

Re: Re: Inn At Union Square

by pmarshuk

The reviews are taken from the Fodors rants and raves.

Re: Inn At Union Square

by pmarshuk

Think I got the link wrong that takes you to another hotel and then you can find the one you want . But go here and it will link to a couple of review pages :
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60713-d81409-Reviews-The_Inn_at_Union_Square-San_Francisco_California.html

Re: Inn At Union Square

by teal50

Thanks for the info so far. In the guide books this sounded very nice. We are heading there for our 30th wedding anniversary. It appears the the Tenderloin area, that so many warn about, is only a few blocks to the west of there?

Re: Inn At Union Square

by ahrbill

the Union Square area is a good place to stay. Union Square is the major upscale shopping area for San Francisco. It is also a short walk to Chinatown.. Embarcadero Center is also just a short walk. Remember San Francisco is a very small compact city, (only about 28 square miles). the fact that a map shows the Tenderloin district being close by doen't reflect on Union Square. While you're there be sure to check out the Sheraton Hotel on Market and Montgomery. Have a drink in The Pied Piper Lounge or visit the Palm Court with it's glassed ceiling. This is the first major hotel built in San Francisco ans still one of the most beautiful. You can also visit St Francis Hotel at Union Square for high tea.

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Address: 624 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94109, United States