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
"We loved the old feel!!"
We loved the old hotel with the updated rooms. The beds were so comfortable and being able to have fresh air through the windows was great!! The connsieurrs(spelled wrong)...Rueben and Bob were so much help!! We will definitely want to stay here next time. I loved how close it was to Union square, the cable cars, the bus!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quirky hotel, great location"
This hotel is located right near Union Square and is convenient to shopping, restaurants, and transportation to tourist sites. The lobby is rather small and dated and there's an Elks Club and theater in the building, so you see people coming and going in the evening, but the rooms have been renovated and are very comfortable. The staff were very friendly […] and helpful during our stay. Sherry in the afternoon was a nice touch, but the morning coffee was undrinkable! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
While hot as sleek as some its more modern neighbors, the KP is still a very nice hotel in the heart of SF. The staff is extremely attentive, and from top to bottom pay attention to even the smallest details. Comp coffee and juice each morning and free wi-fi make the Kensington Park a very good bargain. Convenient to everything, this is a very good […] stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"All around positive experience"
No complaints. Nothing was sub-par. Excellence was key with service and atmosphere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central union square location"
I loved this hotel. The historical building, fixtures, our room with a comfy king size bed and staff was so friendly and helpful. Would come back anytime.Genuine Expedia guest review
"corner room with beautiful views"
Staff called all 4 of us by name every time we passed them.Genuine Expedia guest review
The rooms were very small and some supposed miss communications with the front desk that took away a lot of time from my sight seeing days. We spoke to the manager, who was gonna get back to us the next day, she saw us but did not bring the matter up and left for the day. I was really disappointed. :(. I really will not stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome location and very nice hotel with great customer service but parking is definitely a problem and expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful hotel close to Union Square."
Loved the "old world" charm of the hotel. Sherry and music in the evenings. Great staff!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Vacation in San Francisco"
The hotel is located in the heart of the city with a system of public transportation that is excellent and allow you to see all the beautiful attractions in the cityGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
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