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El Capitan Hotel

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of El Capitan Hotel

El Capitan Hotel

2-star property

Guests rated this property 2.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
2361 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, 94110

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMission Dolores Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCastro Street18 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoscone Convention Center14 min drive
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)21 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Francisco

El Capitan Hotel is located in Mission District, a neighborhood in San Francisco, and is near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Golden Gate Park and Muir Woods National Monument, while Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Orpheum Theater are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Oracle Park or Chase Center. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife. It's also convenient to public transportation: 16th Street Mission Station is 8 minutes by foot and 24th Street Mission Station is 9 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Mission Dolores Park - 9 min walk
  • Castro Street - 18 min walk
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - 5 min drive
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 14 min drive
  • Moscone Convention Center - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Station - 4 min drive
  • 16th Street Mission Station - 8 min walk
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 21 min drive


  • 20 Spot - 3 min walk
  • Mission Chinese Food - 3 min walk
  • Gracias Madre - 3 min walk
  • Radish - 3 min walk
  • SanJalisco - 3 min walk

About this property

El Capitan Hotel

Hotel in the heart of Mission District
At El Capitan Hotel, you can look forward to a nightclub, an airport drop-off service, and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Smoke-free premises, tour/ticket assistance, and a front desk safe
  • Luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value and proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at El Capitan Hotel have amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.


English, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Nightclub


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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49% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Capitan Hotel
El Capitan Hotel
El Capitan Hotel San Francisco
El Capitan San Francisco
El Capitan Hotel Hotel
El Capitan Hotel San Francisco
El Capitan Hotel Hotel San Francisco

Frequently asked questions

Is El Capitan Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at El Capitan Hotel?

As of Oct 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Capitan Hotel on Oct 10, 2022 start from $85.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at El Capitan Hotel?

El Capitan Hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at El Capitan Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at El Capitan Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does El Capitan Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a shuttle from the hotel to the airport. A fee of USD 20 per person applies.

Where is El Capitan Hotel located?

Located in Mission District, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Mission Dolores Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Golden Gate Park and Oracle Park. Castro Street and Van Ness Avenue are also within 1 mi (2 km). 16th Street Mission Station is 8 minutes by foot and 24th Street Mission Station is 9 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at El Capitan Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, El Capitan Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to El Capitan Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 817 reviews
5 - Excellent 6%
Rating 4 - Good. 107 out of 817 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 165 out of 817 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 158 out of 817 reviews
2 - Poor 19%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 340 out of 817 reviews
1 - Terrible 42%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
All of the bathrooms on level 2 were very unclean.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mission district is amazing for food and nightlife. Stayed here because of that. Made a mistake roaches and bugs in the room. Crackheads in parking lot break on to your car (no security)
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unprofessional and dirty
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
This hotel is not for the picky traveler. I was in one of the rooms that has the private bathrooms and I found it basically to be what I needed. Bathroom was clean. The towels smell like Clorox. The bed was comfortable. The area was not the best but there was plenty of little restaurants and bars and stores to meet my needs. This is a hotel and also is a residential building. It was near the BART and walking distance to many places I needed to get to. If you are laid-back and not picky this hotel may meet your needs. Just get the room that has the bathroom in it.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
Restless night
I stayed here back in 3019 and I rated this place 10 back then . However, this place time Je placed in a room where the mattress was “springy “ , noisy and lopsided The quality of mattress is so important.I don’t think I will come back. Sorry 😣
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Jose C
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I didn't stay in property.The property was completely misleading. Expedia shows only pictures of beds and top 2 stories of building. I don't care about graffiti or homeless but there gangs in area a and am sure they would have broken into my rental. When I examined property I was buzzed upstairs like in a prison cell. This property is shameful for Expedia to support. Had the pictures shown on site no one, not just me, no one would stay there. I have pictures to prove.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
VERY Affordable. One day it was in 90s. No AC. Had to switch fans. Next day in 70s. No AC needed. Loved the area. Diverse. Lots of mass transit available and easy to use. La Gaza is a great spot to eat. But only open to 2pm. :(. Overall good value, but for sure no Hilton.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Shelby S
Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have stayed at this hotel several times before the pandemic. Before it was fantastic and the staff were very polite. Under this new management it was like pulling teeth just to get a new roll of toilet paper. The hallways consistently smelled of urine, children were running around after hours in the staff never paid attention. I found several cockroaches in my bathroom and I've never seen that before in the 10 years I have been to this hotel. I would like a little bit of compensation.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Place was terrible. For sure my car would have gotten broken into there. Room did not have toilet or shower and place was disgusting
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022