Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler from Ohio

Great option for business travel

Posted Oct 6, 2014
Pros: location and proximity to dining. Clean room and passable wireless.
Cons: If you want coffee, you have to go down the street. Coffee either in-room or at least in the lobby would be nice.
Location: Great location between Financial District and Chinatown.
I chose the Sw as a lower cost option for business travel that put me close to the Financial District. The Sw is sort of "no frills" but was very clean, had a good mattress, and passable wireless network. I like that it was a reasonable walk to meet my business needs and good restaurants were easily accessible all without having to cab it everywhere.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sydney

Really central location

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Rooms are comfortable, clean and functional and well priced; perfect given that we were only there to sleep, shower and enjoy breakfast. Surrounded by great restaurants which ever direction you walk. A really central location for Fishermans Wharf, China Town, Little Italy and Union Square with great public transport close by.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Califorina

Clean Hotel central location

Posted Aug 11, 2014
Pros: We love love the location perfect for what we wanted to see and do. One of our favorite restaurants for breakfast is in little Italy.
Cons: Next time we know to ask for an inside room, don't know why they gave us that room I'm pretty sure that we weren't the only ones that have complain.
Location: Little Italy, Pier 39, China Town
Love the room decor very clean, but wish our room was not facing the street. Very noisy people out late yelling and police sirens did not sleep well. We told the front desk they didn't seem to be concern, not even a " sorry to hear about that". Maybe they could of not charge us for the parking. Don't know if we were given that room because we paid a low rate. Pretty sure we weren't the only ones that have complain of how loud and noisy it was.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Phoenix AZ

Good location and value

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Pros: Location, affordability and cleanliness.
Location: Within walking distance of financial district, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Located in Chinatown and right next to Little Italy.
SF hotels are very expensive this summer and this hotel fit into our budget. While it's not luxurious, it was clean, fair updated and pleasant. I would stay here again and recommend to others. Free continental breakfast and in room mini-fridge.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Australia

Central location between China Town & Little Italy

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Great location, I walked everywhere from the hotel. Room & hotel was clean & tidy. Would stay there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Northern California

Close to Beach Blanket Babylon

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: Location and reasonable rates
Cons: No coffee in the rooms - and the meager complimentary breakfast is best skipped. Very limited parking can be a serious problem - and it's pricey!
Location: North Beach - Beach Blanket Babylon - China Town
Located where China Town, Japan Town and North Beach all converge. Excellent choice if you want to enjoy Beach Blanket Babylon. Surprisingly large rooms for San Francisco - and very clean too.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good room for price in great area

Posted Jun 21, 2014
Pros: Clean and big room, friendly staff, good area
The room was big and clean in an area in between Chinatown and north beach and close to lots of attractions. Though expensive, it was much cheaper than other hotels not too far away. Free breakfast and wifi.
2 out of 5
by Jonathan from mad river, ca

Small room, big price

Posted May 26, 2014
Our room was very small, and we payed more than we have for any non-luxury hotel yet! Free parking turned into another 30.00 cost. Never again!!!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

If you just need a bed & bathroom this is it

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Close enough to walk to all tourist destinations. Deep in China Town - deep. Heaps of strip joints just down the road if you're into that kind of thing. Ok value for money.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by gena from fresno

Hidden Gem on Edge of Chinatown

Posted Apr 18, 2014
Pros: Convenient underground parking at a reasonable rate, free wifi, free breakfast (and more than just coffee, tea, juice & toast), clean, quiet rooms.
Cons: Signage in hallways pointing the way to rooms is overly confusing.
Location: Edge of Chinatown, within easy walking distance to Financial District and North Beach. Great eats close by. City Lights Books is around the corner!
I needed to find a hotel nearby the financial district where I was attending a conference (but the conference hotel was sold out). The SW Hotel fit the bill -- only a 5 minute walk from the Hilton Fin. District -- and very affordable. I have stayed here before, so knew what to expect, but other first-time visitors might be pleased to know the SW Hotel provides a welcome, peaceful respite in the midst of the hubbub of some of San Francisco's must-see attractions.