"Nice rooms and centrally located"
Rooms are nice, but a bit small, but sufficient. This is to be expected in an older hotel in SF. Since we are not in our rooms much, except to sleep, this works for us. My only complaint was that the doors slammed when closed. There is no way to lift the handle or turn the knob. So if you have someone that stays up late or gets up earlier, you might […] be awakened. The staff was wonderful, hotel in a wonderful location. Parking is an extra $40 - 45/ for a 24 hour period. This includes as many in and outs as you want. You never see the valet, so there is no tipping. Price includes all. I thought this wouldn't work well, but it did. There are cheaper parking around, but they do not include the in and out option. Ask for room 78. It is a corner room and overlooks part of Union Square. It is on the 11th floor so is as quiet as any room can be in that area of SF. We would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient location, excellent price, but noisy"
Extremely conveniently located to union square shopping, there's also a cute cafe next door with reasonably priced fare. Very friendly staff. Room was clean, though some of the finishes (trim paint, bath fixtures) show signs of wear. The price I paid was fantastic for a downtown location. My biggest complaint was that the room was a bit noisy at night. […] Upgraded windows, double-layer curtains, or even complimentary ear plugs would help considerably. If you aren't disturbed by the noise, I'd recommend it. I would stay there again, regardless. The price and cleanliness were spot-on. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very nice would stay there great serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We really loved the ambiance of the hotel. As with older hotels, bring your earplugs. I did and had two great nights sleep. We loved the feather bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed our stay at the Kensington Park. The room was very comfortable and clean. The evening tea and sherry with the pianist was a nice touch. Location of the hotel was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location and Great stay"
My stay at this hotel was great! Everyone working there is extremely nice and helpful and the rooms were very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Centrally located, excellent helpful staff. Great restaurant and saw a wonderful play on site.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Union Square location!!"
If you do not want to climb the hills of San Fran then stay at the Kensington Park it is a great location and close to trolley. Hotel is clean and comfy. The staff was the most impressive meeting every need that we had with directions and even making reservations at a local favorite (Fino) I would stay at this hotel againGenuine Expedia guest review
"I had a great stay at Kensington"
The staff is friendly and helpful. I asked what was good locally and they gave me great options. I will stay there the next time I visit San Francisco.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely Hotel--great location"
The staff was professional, friendly. Lovely hotel, nice comfortable room. Great location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Business trip near Union Square"
I enjoyed staying at the Kensington Hotel. It was a nice bed and it had a more homey feel to it. You can tell it had been recently remodeled. My only complaint is that the shower wasn't very updated. The Shower head was the same I have in my cheap apt, and the bathtub drained so slow that by the end of my shower I was in a foot of standing water.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Union Square."
Older hotel, but interesting architecture in lobby. Close to shopping, good food, and cable car stop. If you like to walk, China Town and North Beach are several blocks away. Rooms updated, clean, and comfortable. but not plush. Staff friendly and helpful. Drawbacks: No room safe and a little street noise early AM. Would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a wonderful stay at Kensington Park Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon sherry. The hotel staff were marvelous, every one of them.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Union square hotel"
Had a very nice stay at the Kensington. The street side is a bit noisy, but not bad enough to have me not go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
Upon our early arrival the staff was accommodating and understanding keeping our luggage for a few hours in their closet (Bob was very sweet) The room was clean, it didn't have a safe, and the bathroom only had one small soap. The cleaning staff was polite. Overall the hotel is a good option if you looking for a place in central San Francisco to rest […] at night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old style elegance"
Excellent location near Union SquareGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, warm service"
We stayed recently for a short getaway vacation with kids. The location couldn't be better, with just a short walk to BART, cable car and Hop-On-Hop-Off tour buses, not to mention its centrality to all kinds of shopping and dining choices. The hotel itself has a lot of old charms and characters, being right on top of San Francisco Playhouse, a vintage […] theatre. The hotel staff, especially the concierge, are very hospitable and responsive. The room is a bit small but expected in such a premium location. The beds are very comfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was really nice, very good location but a little small for 4 people. Still a very good hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good location, comby beds, don't worry about no air conditioning it's not needed.Genuine Expedia guest review
Dispite renovations, this property is worn. Fixtures are tired, water pressure is sketchy. But the staff is engaged and engaging. And the location just can't be beat. Much more attractively priced than competing properties in the same neighborhood.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, friendly staff."
The staff was great, the location was centrally located with easy access to transportation, shopping and restaurants. I was very pleased with all adepts of the hotel and would highly recommend it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable room - excellent location"
I was very pleased with this hotel. The location was excellent - 30 second walk and you're in Union Sq with all its shops and the trolley stops. The hotel lobby is very pretty and the rooms were spacious and in good condition - shower worked well. There was very little noise in the night from the road or the hotel corridor. There was free coffee and […] juice available in the mornings. Overall I was really pleased and felt it was good value for money and would happily return there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was an excellent 4-Star hotel within walking distance or short cab ride to everything. Good public transportation, too. A very warm and helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I enjoyed this hotel it's an older one which has its disadvantages like no air conditioning. But it's not often terribly hot in the city anywayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed two nights and would recommend this hotel. The service was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. I appreciated the free wifi access. Within walking distance to Union Square and Chinatown, shopping, and public transportation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was very helpful and kind. It was very clean. The location was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room size is a lot smaller than some of the other hotels at which I stayed but other than that it was an OK experience. It is what it is. Decent location, nice staff and a couch in the elevator! I have yet to figure that one out. I was expecting a shrink to pop out of nowhere to inquire about my stay at the hotel only to follow up with the typical […] mommy/daddy issue type questions. Not really much else to say. Good deal for the price I paid, but as a frequent traveler to SF, I don't see myself booking this hotel anytime in the foreseeable future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
very noisy didnt sleep for 4 nights cause we had to keep window open a little because nor air and it was too hot . garbage pick up was at very noisy at 4 am in morning would never stay there again !!!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is old and needs updating. The exercise room is in another hotel a block away. That was disappointing. Also most hotels nowadays offer some sort so breakfast, so it was inconvenient that there was none. The pillows on the beds were way too thick: I felt as if my head was on my chest all night. It was not comfortable. The staff was very professional […] and helpful. The room was very clean. The location is great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central location, access to public transportation"
Front desk/conscierge staff was helpful and accommodating. Room was clean and adequate. Would really have liked to have a fridge in the room,however, hunting for ice from a different floor became a drag after a few days. Also surprised that the room did not have a safe - that is pretty much a staple in hotels of this caliber.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great stay. No breakfast provided other than coffee and juice, but there are very good places close to get breakfast (Honey Honey). The staff is friendly and the hotel is in an excellent location. We will certainly consider it on our next visit.Genuine Expedia guest review
My recent stay was incredible! The staff was AWESOME and the location was the best. Not to close in the tourist area but not to far away. I highly recommend a stay and Vincent at the front desk was great and very helpful!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Charming hotel in a great location"
Overall experience was pleasant, just had issues with the air conditioning but is not really need it in San Francisco.Genuine Expedia guest review
First, I arrived really really early and was given a room right then with no extra charge. The staff was very nice and not the fake nice, they seemed like normal nice people. The room was orderly and complete (much nice than other hotels I have stayed in SF for many more $$$$$). The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was sufficient and overall my room […] was CLEAN. Lastly, I had a wonderful time for a great price, will definitely stay in another personality hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
older hotel could use updating but plenty of charm. location is excellent right in union square. no ac but ceiling fan kept room comfortable esp since nights are cool. Staff friendly & helpfull We had noisy ceiling fan and were moved to another room with no issues. street side noisy but manageable. Great value!Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was very nice,and the bed was comfortable, however the drinking glasses were not replenished and housekeeping forgot to RE-stock the regular coffee for the coffee maker.We were on the 4th floor facing Post street and the noise level in the morning from the St Francis hotel accross the street was annoying. I think the loading dock/ service area […] was there...Hard to sleep in...the afternoon sherry in the lobby was nice, but the lighting is way too bright and harsh. In the evenings, the fireplace should be going, and candles would be a nice touch... Dim the lights! Loved being next to Farallon, we had an excellent seafood meal there. In all, not a bad stay, but not my first choice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute hotel, great location."
My boyfriend and I took a recent trip to San Francisco for a couple of days and chose the Kensington based on the location and reviews we read online. The staff was great, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. Our flight landed very early in the morning so we went to the hotel and were able to store our bags while we walked around the city a bit. […] When we returned we were able to check into our room (hours before the normal check-in time). The room was small but not tiny, something you would expect in an older hotel. But the bed was comfortable and I didn't feel squished by any means. Our room even came with a fridge which we were excited about so we could pack little lunches for our wine country excursion! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wonderful experience. The staff goes above and beyond. The concierge was extremely helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed in a room with a view, but without the street noise. It was a small, but cozy. The bathroom was nice. There wasn't any room service. We were located right next to Union Square. We could walk anywhere. Restaurants, stores and lots of shopping. Nice place. I would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great location - good value"
Convenient to everything in the city!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel just steps from union square."
The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean. The coffee in the morning and tea or sherry in the afternoon was wonderful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location in Downtown area"
Convenient location to all modes of transportation and walking distance to China Town, theaters & all levels of dining experiencesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly staff, great location"
Quick weekend trip...found the hotel on Expedia and it was as described. A little older but well kept. The staff was helpful and friendly even before I arrived by providing tips on how to get to the hotel from the airport. The beds are comfortable. The afternoon tea and sherry was a nice touch.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to everything downtown.Quiet"
The employees are the best! very helpful from getting settled to suggestions for dinner and sight seeing. very happy with our stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to shopping"
The hotel was easy to find, in the heart of the shopping district. The size of the room was nice for a downtown hotel. My only problem is the constant noise the wind and cable cars make its very annoying for a light sleeper such as myself. My BF had no problems sleeping. The free WIFI is great. It was a great place to stay on our short getaway.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hard to find"
Hotel was extremely hard to find. Staff not very helpful with local directions. Valet extremely high priced and it took them 45 minutes to bring us our car even though they said 15 minutes.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, great location, but very noisy"
It was a wonderful experience. The hotel staff were excellent and very helpful. The downside was that there is road construction two blocks away and they work 24 hours a day ......the hotel being older, one could hear the construction noise during night hoursGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but not a great hotel!"
I spent five nights at the Kensington. All of the staff were very pleasant, and the location was great! Being next to the Farallon restaurant was a big plus with their incredible seafood menu! From there it all goes downhill with the dingy lighting in the bath room, chipped paint on the walls and baseboard from being hit too many times by hotel staff […] from vacuuming, and dirty windows. There was no way to control the temperature of the room other than opening the windows! The bed was not especially comfortable, and the blanket looked like it had just come from the thrift shop and placed on the bed! Limited TV stations and lots of street noise at 2 am ! I won't be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"2 Days in frisco"
I would highly recommend this hotel. It puts you right in the middle of everything. Staff was great, informative. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. I would go back in a New York min.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Character, comfortable, close to public transit."
We stayed 5 nights and was most enjoyable. 1/2 block from Union Square and close to all public transportation. Very reasonable rates for where you are in San Francisco and the convenience of shopping, dining and transportation. Lots of people in the area, even late, and always felt safe. Staff was always very helpful for directions using the transit […] system to all tourist locations and dining recommendations. Check in/out was very efficiently handled with no surprises. Older building with lots of character. Bathroom was a little small, but comes with older building, though could use a little updating but otherwise very comfortable. Ceiling fan and open window made for a very comfortable room climate in late July with San Francisco weather. Complimentary tea and sherry in the late afternoon was a nice feature. Overall a very enjoyable experience that I will recommend to friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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