"great find in a fab location"
i was very surprised how great this hotel was considering it is in San-francisco with very reasonable rates. great value.. the room was a good size, although the bathroom was tiny but had a great bath, everything was very clean . this is an old hotel but well kept with lots of charm. Staff was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a wonderful time. The hotel is very nice, staff was kind and courteous. A nice change from the big chains.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel to stay in SF without the high cost"
The staff was incredibly friendly. Hotel has an antique allure about it but very clean. Rooms are very well kept with modern furniture. Free Wi-Fi. Centrally located to Union Square. Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel at great price"
This is an older hotel that is kept in great shape. The room was nice, located 1/2 block from union square.With free internet, it was just perfect for my needs. My only complaint was that my room on the 7th floor looked across a short gap to the side of another building. 8th floor and up would have had much better view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First, the staff was great. Everyone was knowledgeable about where to go and what to do in the area. They were courteous and friendly. The room was a bit small, but comfortable. We were on the 11th floor, so we didn't hear a lot of street noises with the window closed. We could hear some noises with the window open, but not much. At night, we could […] hear a saxophonist playing in the distance - very romantic! Easy walking distance to Union Square, streetcars, lots of restaurants. Would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Hotel near Union Square and Cable Cars"
The Kensington Park Hotel is a beautiful hotel connected to the San Francisco playhouse and is modeled after it. The rooms are a good size and are quite charming. From the hotel, you're right next to Union Square and a cable car stop that can take you straight to Fisherman's Wharf. It's also a very inexpensive Uber ride to almost anywhere in the city. […] It's also only a few blocks from the Union Square BART stop, so you can save some money on travel to and from the airport. It's in the perfect location to go to brunch and explore in the morning and afternoon, come back to nap, and go out for the evening. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient to shopping, food, and attractions"
The hotel was comfortable and conveniently located to everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location to union square"
My experience is based on one night. The room was clean and the beds very confortable. It was a little roomier than I expected since it is San Francisco and rooms are usually very small. The decor was very nice eclectic. It is connected to a theater so there will be theater goers in the lobby or the elevators. A great perk was the free wifi. Another […] issues parking it was one time $40 valet parking for 24 hrs. One complaint is that one of the receptionist was kind of hard to understand because of her Asian decent accent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Kensington Park Hotel"
We spent 3 nights at the Kensington Park Hotel and we would definitely stay again. The staff was incredibly attentive and very helpful. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. I loved the location; BART was just down the street. At nights, we would take a trolley car home from Ghirardelli Square and it would drop us off at the corner of […] the street out hotel was on. We would stay here again next time we come to San Francisco. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great staff!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location downtown and clean room. Outdated and in need of lobby and bathroom remodel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, Great Location, Small Queen Beds"
Great, English-style hotel. Location is excellent in the heart of downtown San Fran. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only drawback is their queen bed size, it's smaller than queen beds of other hotels. Two people cannot sleep comfortably on it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"No Air Conditioning"
The only thing that they don't tell you, or at least I didn't see in their description, was the lack of air conditioning. It wasn't an issue for me as I didn't visit during a hot spell. But, if it does get very warm, I think that hotel guests should know that there is only a fan above the bed.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location of this hotel is great - less than a block off Union Square. Our room was decent size, with a king bed that was very comfortable. Considering that we were so close to the square, it was pretty quiet. And the bathroom was huge. The only lack was a fridge in the room. One elevator wasn't working when we arrived but by the next morning that […] was in order. Staff was helpful, both with the valet parking and getting us restaurant reservations. There's tea and sherry in the afternoons, which is really nice after a long day of sightseeing. There isn't a place to have breakfast in the hotel, but there are many decent cafes, diners and restaurants within a block or 2, so it's not a big lack. I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Romantic, friendly, and a great location"
We are in our late 40's as this was our honeymoon. Obviously we have traveled quite a bit at his point in our lives. We originally booked through a package deal and found the pricing to be very affordable. We did upgrade our room one week prior to going and the staff was more than helpful. When we arrived at the hotel we were met by the smiles and helpfulness […] of the entire staff. When we got to our room we found a printed card with our names engraved wishing us congratulations on our marriage. We also were given a complimentary bottle of wine. WOW !! The bed was nice and the noise level not bad at all. We were on the 12th floor so that might have helped. We overlooked Union Square and it was spectacular. We truly enjoyed the soft trumpet at night coming from the corner of the square as it serenaded us to sleep each night. Truly a romantic setting. The two concierge we dealt with were polite and very helpful. They were always available and led us to some truly fantastic places to eat. Their suggestions were spot on !! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The décor was beautiful! Staff was friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were very pleased. The only challenge was the size of the bathroom. Counter space was minimal, but that would not stop me from booking this hotel in the future. The concierge was not only excellent in his job performance, his personality was reminiscent of "Bob Newhart". We were very satisfied.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great 5 day experience!"
I had never been to San Francisco before and was taking my friend for this trip as a gift for all her assistance at my workplace. We had a great time and saw almost everything I think you can enjoy there. The staff was so helpful everytime we called on them, both for the best directions to places, opening our stuck winebottle, to printing out our flight […] tickets home. We do so appreciate the time and trouble to give us a geat room, which was cleaned while we were gone daily, but also at the end of the hotel which was quiet for sleeping. The fact that when I booked the room I was told that only a king sized bed was available for the entire week, but when we checked in, they gave us 2 double beds or 2 queens( not really sure which) for the entire stay. The location was also to our liking. We were close to almost everything by walking or public transportation, and Bob gave us ideas how to get there the fastest. All in all it was one of the best run trips, weather included, I have ever taken. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel - Great Location"
Friendly, helpful staff. Room cleaned well every day. Comfortable bed. Great location just 1/2 block from Union Square. Would recommend it to anyoneGenuine Expedia guest review
This was our fourth stay at the Kensington. We have enjoyed each stay, from the ideal location to the sherry at 4pm each night plus the fresh coffee each morning.There is no air conditioning but rooms have ceiling fans and the windows in the rooms open. Staff is great! Will definitely be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife wanted to spend the night in the city and do some shopping. It was perfect for her.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location! Great service!"
We had a comfortable 8-night stay at KP recently. The location was simply awesome, right at Union Square. Hotel staff were friendly, courteous and efficient. They upgraded us to a King size when we checked-in, and the room was quiet and away from the noisy side i.e., Post St.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The location was great unusual set up"
It was ok but I would not really return because the heat was high, no gym and the price was too high compared to what other colleagues got at nearby hotel with better facilities., amenities like gym, options for breakfast or snack, business center.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location prefect for shopping,entertainment etc."
It was a very short visit, wished I could have stayed longer. I was so impressed with the wonderful warm welcome and the continous courtsey of all the staff. I just loved the atmosphere and how I felt at easy immedately upon entering into lobby...The rooms could be a touch cooler but then this is a hard one as different people have different temperature […] levels. Over all it was a short but wonderful stay..Thank you Rubein,Josha,Gloria and all the other great people at Kensington Park Hotel.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming hotel in great location"
This is a well-maintained hotel in a great neighborhood. It has one of the best restaurants in town attached to it, and a theater production on-site. Close to shopping and transportation lines.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a very nice boutique hotel. The bed was very comfortable with the pillows being one soft and one firmer so you can choose which works best for you. There was a ceiling fan in the bedroom which is nice if the room gets too warm. There was water in the lobby all the time. It was nice because they put fruit in the water and it tasted really good. […] They have coffee in the lobby and a one cup coffee maker in the room but also have coffee and orange juice on a few floors (they had it on the 9th floor). We were on the 9th floor so we didn't really hear any noise at night, to speak of. The location is great (half block from Union Square). The staff was great. I would stay here again. The bathroom fixtures are old, but didn't bother us. Right across the street (side of the building for the Westin Hotel) so it is in a nice part of the Square. We have no complaints! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel, close to the theater"
I now have a new favorite hotel in the city. I will definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, Staff and Amenities"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place with very friendly staff. Sometimes it is nice to stay in a smaller hotel and not the large 4-5 star. Love the history of the hotel, also could not ask for a better location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very conveniently located"
The first impressions are not great - the carpets in the elevator look dirty and worn. However the beds are extremely comfortable, and while old fashioned, the rooms are clean and reasonably well appointed. All in all, the hotel was perfectly located, value for money and we had a great time here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, friendly staff."
Great location. Great, friendly staff. The concierge was very helpful. Sherry and music in the afternoon was nice. It is noisy at night, I think because of 24 hour subway construction nearby. It didn't bother me-I expect noise when staying in a city. Farallon next door is a great place for seafood-wonderful bartenders.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent for pets."
It's a very cool old hotel. It has lot's of polished brass and charm. The carpets are a bit worn but clean. They had a water bowl and dog treats in the lobby. 1/2 block walk to grass. A very friendly environment.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Polite and helpful"
Excellent customer service, cute quaint decor. I thought the plush quilts and modern accents coupled well with antique details. The showers were a touch old fashioned but were clean and functional.Genuine Expedia guest review
Kensington in a great location within one block from Union Square. Room (king bed) was very comfortable and clean. Was a good value and would recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was very well maintained and had tons of character!Genuine Expedia guest review
"vacation hotel for adults"
Great location... Nice staff parking experience a little harder than other ST hotel experiences...pGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent but needs improvements"
I like the character of the hotel and location. The staff was extrodinary- very polite and helpful. The room location was not the best since I was at the corner by the stairs and close to the elevator. You can hear a lot of noise from outside the hotel and the noise from the hallway and guests. The sink was unusually lower than normal so it was uncomfortable […] to wash my hands and brush my teeth. I like the location of the hotel in general, it was close to where I needed to be for my meetings. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location in SF"
This is an older hotel right off Union Square in SF. A great hotel. Just do not try to fit four adults into on room - it is a little tight.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing staff, great hotel"
I can't speak highly enough about the staff. They made the hotel. The rooms were plenty roomy enough and very clean. Staff made up the room nicely daily. Their business center is awesome, so be sure to visit it. Location was perfect for a lot of walk to locations and public transportation near by. Uber was easy to get a car quickly as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, nice place"
Nice place, good location downtown. We liked the extras, like coffee and juice service on our floor each morning, as well as the sherry in the evening.Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean rooms and very comfortable queen size bed. Rooms are small in dimensions. Good location but extremely old building.Thin single pane windows that lets in lots of street noise, specially being busiest area of the city.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Union Square hotel for everyone."
The location of this hotel is very convenient to Union Square & Market St. Chinatown is within walking distance. The entire staff at the hotel are very friendly and made our stay like being with good friends. We arrived at the hotel at 10AM and the concierge checked our bags for us since it was too early for check in and were not available yet. Then […] he suggested a walking tour that we could take of Chinatown and North Beach which was an easy walk and was way better than waiting for check in time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was very impressed with the service and the front desk staff was remarkable. They were always ready to assist me with directions and suggestions and the glass of sherry at the end of a long day at the conference center was a real treat. I also loved the brewed tea very morning and afternoon. Loved the theatre on the third floor of the hotel. Everything […] was very enjoyable and centrally located to the trolley, bart and the conference center. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old school charm"
What the hotel lacked in luxury it made up for in charm and convenienceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Easy access to it all"
We have stayed here before a few years back and it hasn't changed. The staff are nice and helpful. Easy access from the Bart. Just a couple blocks from the Powell stop. Our daughter works in the Castro and lives in the mission, so a short walk to trolley to get everywhere and the wharf. Just a really good location. They serve coffee, tea and juice in […] the am and later in the day they have tea, water and sherry in the lobby for guests. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great location and a comfortable stay"
I have stayed at this hotel before and it is always a treat. A perfect location and a taste of early 20th century style for those tired of typical hotel chains. Many excellent dining locations nearby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The people checking us in we're really friendly and offered us a lot of Help, room was clean and tidy, only thing that sucked for us was our rooms view since there was a building right in front blocking the view. The restaurant next door Farallon was amazing ! Highly recommend going there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Service, location, comfort, and cleanliness - that's what you need and thats what they provide, I enjoyed it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed for a night in February 2013 - lovely little hotel, conveniently located with friendly and helpful staff. Room was quiet, clean, and aesthetically pleasing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location & Lovely hotel"
Enjoyed the high quality service and close proximity to Union Square. Safe neighborhood, nice rooms - although they could use a little dusting and changeout on the bathroom floor tile. Otherwise, clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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