"Good choice in city center. Not a luxury hotel."
I love this place. Very comfortable, lots of character and convenient. I would definitely stay here again. This is an old-style urban hotel. You will have a small, safe, comfortable room right in the city center. You will use shared bathrooms, which are clean and in perfectly good condition. It's a 3 story walkup. The person at the front desk was perfectly […] friendly and helpful. If you like hotels at airports with large parking lots, or you require a breakfast bar or elevator, this isn't your place. There's no concierge. However, If you want to be right in the middle of the city when you walk out the door, then this is a great choice. Just be aware that the front door is locked when the office closes. I think it would be a problem if you show up late at night to check in, as you'll be locked out. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pleasant, affordable stay in SF"
The entire staff was awesome. They were friendly, welcoming, and Excell at customer service. They are on the mild non-pushing style; however, they all seem to take pride in their job. Very much enjoyed my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I really enjoyed my stay. The receptionists gave excellent directions which made it was to get around. The bus were very handy. Thanks for everythingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good price for Location"
Good location walkable to Union Sq. in 15-20 min. and 1.5 blks from Van Ness. Lots of restaurants and services on Polk St. w/i 1/2 blk and good/safe parking garage on corner. Good price but definitely not the ritz. Band practice space in basement adds to the vibe but also noise until about 11 PM. Had a shared bath and was clean and mostly available […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"This place smells"
Steep narrow stair case no bathrooms in rooms and a musty, moldy smell that lingered through the property needs to be renovated. Only perk was the location really close to Polk streetGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Think of another place..."
IF not in the worst, this hotel is in one of the worst neighborhoods. Totally ruined my imagination of SF. Pictures look not too bad, but the hotel smells bad and is pretty old. My bed was the worst bed I've had in any hotel... I stayed there for four nights and didn't have any good sleep. Wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for price"
Separate bathrooms, no elevator. You get what you pay forGenuine Expedia guest review
"great value no complaints"
enjoyed the room and comfort close to places i always visitGenuine Expedia guest review
Neat place. Would be great for people really in to music. Bands would love this placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was good."
Overall my stay was good. I was expecting the worst and it was better than expected. It was a good experience with the shared bathrooms but I prefer not to share. I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just a Party"
Perfect location to party down on Polk Street.....easy cab ride to anywhere else you wanna go. Never had to wait for a bathroom to open up and everything was clean and tidy. Got a little warm at night and had to sleep with the window open but no big deal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rock music hotel"
First above, you can enjoy rock music until 11:30 PM! Personally, my company and I were not much fond of music so it was VERY uncomfortable and interruptive. Second, there seemed to be construction going on near or at the hotel that started around 6 AM, which limits your morning sleep to a great extent. Third, the number of replaced towels significantly […] decreased over time. Other than these about the average. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap stay in San Francisco"
I needed to attend a conference in San Francisco on a very tight budget. Found this hotel online. For a cheap stay in San Francisco, this is a good enough place. I used the shared bathroom option. Although I was fortunate that this weekend the shower in my floor was functioning (the first floor shower was not), overall, just for sleeping, this is a […] good hotel for the price (no elevator, though). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for"
This hotel was functional. Went for Outside Lands and stayed here because it was one of the most reasonably prices hotel. Even though the bathroom and shower were shared, there was never a crazy wait for either. Our room qs cleaned everyday and staff was friendly. There was a well price parking garage one block over on Sutter. I wouldn't recommend parking […] on the street seeing how a truck was broken into on our second night right outside the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Low, low budget digs"
I just needed an affordable place to stay and that's what I got. Very basic, but no elevator made for a tough hike up narrow, steep stairs and a so-so mattress. Three plusses: the cost was a bargain for peak tourist season in SF; the towels were surprisingly generous and absorbent; and my room was very quiet. No street noise and no boisterous tenants. […] On the edges of the Tenderloin, not the classiest neighborhood in town. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's at a good spot to go anywhere in San francisc"
We stayt in sort of an appartment with privat bathroom. The hotel and room has a lot off curiosa, that's fun. The bed was good. The shower was for little people and didn't work that well. We experienced some issues with the housekeeping but after connecting with the reception they made up for that.the people at the reception are nice and helpfull.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I had a great stay - common bathrooms were clean and I never had to wait. Noise on the 2nd floor was not a problem, from the band practice space on the ground floor. I would stay here again. Good restaurants within walking distance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I booked this hotel for its location. The room was much smaller than I anticipated, and it was a little difficult with the shared bathroom and shower situation, but we made it work. Sometimes there was no one waiting and other times there was a line! Overall the stay wasn't to bad and the staff were all very pleasant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is not, by any means, a nice hotel. My room was clean, which is all I asked for, but it was absurdly cheap. If you're looking for all the amenities, look elsewhere, if you're looking for a clean bed to crash in every night, nothing more, it's perfect. My bed was clean, towels were provided, bathroom was clean, but shared. Location was in a 'safe' […] but lower scale neighborhood. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, very decent place for the money"
The location is very good, the staff is supportive and hospitable. The rooms are quite nice for the money paid, don't expect a lot of luxury, but only a decent place to stay. Shared bathrooms was the only cons. But available and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel has no ammenities, no elevator, shared bathroom, but you get what you pay forGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Terrific location and cool ambiance (music)"
This is my favorite place to stay in San Francisco. I come often and try to stay here every time. Nothing fancy, but definitely the best value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Moderate accommodations but good value"
If you just need a clean, conveniently-located room for a few nights and don't expect elaborate accommodations, then this place should work fine for you. The hotel is a good value for the price. It is in a safe neighborhood with street and public parking available. Rooms were respectable with a tv, small frig, sink, towels, toiletries. You need to share […] a bathroom/shower (which are kept clean) with several other rooms on your floor which could make for a short wait during peak times. Alternatively, you use a bathroom on another floor or down the hall if you are in a hurry. The room could get warm during summer nights because there are no fans or AC, but usually the open window breeze is enough. They have storage available for luggage and wifi computer access. The front desk is only open 9am-11pm so if you need assistance in the early morning hours, you will have to wait a while. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value; questionable cleanliness"
We found a dead bedbug on the mattress when we checked into our first room. The staff were very apologetic and switched us to a new room that they sprayed & steamed for us, but it was disturbing nonetheless. We could also hear loud music through the walls until about 11pm each night. The location was good, however (very central though on the edge of […] the iffy Tenderloin district) and it was cheap. OK place to stay if you're on a budget and don't mind sharing a bathroom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great for the price"
I was upgraded from a private room/private bath to a room with 2 beds and a kitchen which was nice since I was staying for 4 days. Lots of restaurants near by. Parking was tricky, but not unavailable in the surrounding area. My room was near the back of the hotel and the window faced the back alley. I could hear the music/people from downstairs when […] the back door was open. The music does go pretty late of Friday and Saturday nights (1-2 am). I suggest earplugs, they worked for me. Otherwise, it is an awesome place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
You get what you can expect. Location is good! Only minus point is the parking. It's really expensive and it's closed on sunday.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great stay and location"
I read a lot of reviews and decided to stay anyway. No regrets! I had a private room. Shared CLEAN bathrooms. A friendly staff who helped me gets cabs, suggest places to eat, cleaned my room and provided fresh towels. Yes, there is a band studio downstairs but its only a problem if you stay there during the daytime; which why would you? This is San […] Fran! Go explore. There are a few homeless people around but they were non-aggressive and at no point did I feel unsafe. I will be staying here next time I visit. Thanks! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I TERRIBLE SORRY, FOR NOT SAYING A LOT STUFF,BUT I RECOMMEND IT ONLY PARA STUDENTS WHOM MUST HAVE VERY GOOD HEALTH, MAIN POINT THERE IS NOT ELEVATOR.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for Price"
I found that the hotel was good for price. I saw a few people wrote the concern about the location, but it was no problem. Just one needs to avoid going down to South. It was fine for me because I used Bush street and Powell St to go to Union Square or Powell Station.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I Didnt Know"
This is a band hotel and some rooms do not have bathrooms.There are rehearsal rooms down stars and you will hear music most of the day and nights if your on the 1st or second floor. If I would have known what I was getting I would have prepared myself but it came with quite a shock knowing that some rooms have to share bathrooms. I was probably a little […] harder then I should have been with the kids running the place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was clean and spacious. Would stay here again. Only downfall... as with any place in the city... Parking can be a pain. Busy area. But felt safe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better than I thought"
I am really impress with Encore Express at several front. For one, the price. Two, location. Three, safe neighborhood. Four, my nephew loved it. The only problem was parking. Yes, there is parking next to the hotel but you must added to the hotel cost. How about $20 for a day. I stayed for three nights which means $20 per day. Parking is a hassle in […] SF. You can only pay for two hours at parking meter for $4. Even if you want to stay longer you can't. Private garage will gauge you for $15 for 4 hours to 6. Enjoy your stay at Encore Express. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good If You Are Young"
I would not recommend this place for a family to stay, or even someone who cannot stand a little dirt. However, I enjoyed it. I was mostly out and about SF all day, so it really was just a place to come back and sleep at. The shared shower situation was kind of a pain because I had to wait in line a couple of times, but for the price I cannot compl […] ain. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
As the title says... just okay. I really didn't have any complaints. I was just happy to be in San Francisco with a friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
As the title says... just okay. I really didn't have any complaints. I was just happy to be in San Francisco with a friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"More than I expected"
My friend and I were looking for a cheap hotel to stay and this one was a good choice. The building itself required the room card to enter so it was safe to stay overnight. Although there were many stairs, the building was really nice and cozy. Shower was okay. The staffs were very kind too.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was nice for the price - clean, comfortable size. There is a music rehearsal studio downstairs so you can hear amplified noise until about 11:30pm. Toilets and showers were scattered around which meant that sometimes you had to wander all over the place before you found a free and working one. But there seemed to be enough of them - I never actually […] failed to find a free one. They were mostly clean apart from the one time I found a poo in a toilet; the next day it was marked as out of service. Showers were not amazing. Location is good - right on Van Ness / Cal Ave, so you can get most places by bus / cable car. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This "hotel" is actually a hostel situated in a rough area of San Francisco. There is a band rehearsal room in the basement which is very noisy. The description says it has recently been refurbished but it has not! The decor is old and and the place smells awful. I checked out within the hour of checking in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Close to Golden Gate but thts about it. You cannot walk to the downtown tour area or a shopping centre. A bus is always required. A nice quiet and good-service hotel. I prefer to stay near downtown since you can walk most of places, but it is near enough to get to downtown (about 30 min bus). The building was old as I expected, but good enough to stay […] for a while. Good internet connection in the room + computer,printer in the common room. A bit pricy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A couple of the with washrooms were broken during our stay and it made taking a shower bit of a hassle. Overall OK place if you are on a budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean hotel but no lift and location inconvenient"
Room is comfy and shared bathrooms are clean too. But having to pull my luggage up and down the stairs was a real challenge since there is no lift in the building. Also, it is actually located far from the Bart or Muni stations. Price was reasonable and the reception guys were helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hostel / Hotel"
We thought the location of the hotel was excellent. It was easy to walk to every tourist hot spot. The staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel was more of a hostel however. There were shared bathrooms - no private - and the water in the shower was just luke warm. The rooms didn't seem very clean and there was a subtle smell of mold in the rooms and […] throughout the hotel. Despite all this I would highly recommend staying here if you are a young backpacker - however we were a little past this stage....so this accommodation wasn't ideal for us. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Band practice downstairs"
When we first arrived at the hotel we weren't sure if we were in the right place because after a random guy smoking outside the hotel had given us a combination to get in, we asked another man where the hotel was and he didn't know what we were talking about. Turns out the downstairs is a band practice area or something and the upstairs is the hotel. […] You can hear the bands practicing until at least 10 or 11pm. Reception wasn't open when I tried to check-out at 10am. It was very cheap and I hadn't expected much. Shared bathrooms were small but clean enough. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Character hotel in central San Francisco"
staff very friendly and helpful. Interesting character hotel in central San Francisco - enjoyed itGenuine Expedia guest review
The Encore Express did the trick while in San Francisco. It was very well priced compared to any other hotel around, but it certainly wasn't ideal. Pros: kept clean, both the rooms and the shared bathrooms were always kept in pretty good shape. Location was fairly convenient with just a couple blocks walk to a bus or cable car that could connect you […] with most sightseeing areas. Cons: no hotel staff available from 11pm to 9am. No emergency contact number. I had problems with my keycard not working for the first few days, not allowing me into either the building or my room or the bathroom. One night I was locked out after hours with no one to call. Luckily someone from another room let me out there window and into mine so I had a place to sleep that night. This was after a couple hours of sitting in the hall before that happened. Could have been a very long and uncomfortable night. But overall, good for the price, not great ... would look for something else next time I'm in town. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, good wi-fi and decent, but..."
Private bathrooms share thin walls with non-private bathrooms --- disgusting sounds aplenty.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bon séjour économique !"
Pas mal, pas sale. Pour être plus tranquils avant 23h30, vaut mieux demander le 2ème étage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's good place with reasonable price."
1. You can reach to the market street by bus, #27. 2. Little bit noisy because of the BAND practice in the basement until 11 pm but OK. 3. Some groceries around the hostel. 4. Room is clean and comfortable. 5. Hot water in the bathroom. 6. Street is OK (close to the elementary school), but little bit scared in the night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Johnny på Encore"
Hyfsat centralt läge, luktar lite gammalt, vilket det är. Sängen i vårat rum för 2 pers var väl egentligen ett rum ned en enkel kingsize- säng. Madrassen var helt kass så vi rullade in mot mitten båda två och sov dåligt. Vi klagade på detta och fick bytt rum sista natten. Bättre dör. Sen är det musiker som spelar rätt högt i källaren på huset vilket […] kan vara störande på kvällen. Annars rebt och bra, toa och dusch finns inte i rummet, men vatten och handfat och kylskåp, TV. P- garage finns bredvid för 25 dollar/natt. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very noisy !!! Only one shower for all the floor!!"
Very noisy!! Until the late evening loud music and in the early morning the noise of the corridor. No possibility to take a shower in the morning, because there is only one shower for all the floor!! At least toilette and shower were clean. It looks more like a youthhostel than an hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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