Ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Birmingham, AL

Close to everything and I do mean Everything!

Posted May 12, 2015
Pros: Location, price
Cons: Beds needs to be updated
Location: lots of food and sights to see.
I was here on business for a week. The Hotel is situated 4 blocks from the trans america building and at the edge of Chinatown. The other side of the street is little italy. The hotel is quiet and is well taken care of. The beds are a little hard. The only downside is that one block away is the heart of the strip clubs/ gentlemen s clubs. If you are into that then it won't bother you. You can walk different paths to avoid it. Fisherman's Wharf is a 20 min walk thru little italy. Lots of good restaurants around.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from CA

Definitely no frills

Posted Feb 18, 2015
Pros: Clean. Good proximity to food & sights.
Cons: Room decor., service, continental breakfast.
Location: Chinese food, Italian food. Walking distance to sights - Coit Tower, Pier 39, etc.
Minimal services and amenities. Small outdated room. No parking, no room valet. Continental breakfast extremely limited/minimal, and not replenished enough. I've stayed better places for nearly the same cost.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Neat and Professional

Posted Jan 13, 2015
Pros: The cleanliness and closeness to most everything.
Location: North Beach, Chinatown and Union Square are all within walking distance.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room, though small, was quiet and clean, along with the rest of the hotel. I have already recommended it!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Nice hotel on border of Chinatown and North Beach

Posted Dec 11, 2014
I had a nice experience at the Sw Hotel. The room and bathroom were very clean and the hallways and ambience quite pleasant. It was quite a treat to walk through Chinatown in the morning and evening back and forth from my conference at the Moscone Center.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Outstand stay ; )

Posted Oct 27, 2014
Very clean and comfortable. Free breakfast, parking was easy and hotel is in a great location.
4 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Le Havre

Un peu cher mais bon emplacement

Posted Sep 28, 2014
Pros: Localisation Le jour de notre départ, nous avons pu laisser nos bagages à l'accueil pendant qu'on finissait de visiter la ville.
Cons: Le petit dej est très minimaliste.
Nous avons apprécié l'emplacement de l'hôtel. Sans voiture, nous avons pu rejoindre facilement Pier33 à pied. Les chambres sont propres et plutôt confortables.
4 out of 5
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
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
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.