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COVA Hotel, San Francisco

3-star3 stars
655 Ellis StreetSan FranciscoCA94109United States of America

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Value for money
Best value for money
Great room
Tasty breakfast
Location is ok
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From 1,319 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

COVA Hotel, San Francisco

from $128
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room (Room Selected at Check-In)
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Queen Room

What’s around COVA Hotel, San Francisco


  • In Downtown San Francisco
  • Lombard Street - 32 min walk
  • University of San Francisco - 44 min walk
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - 7 min walk
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 11 min walk
  • Louise Davies Symphony Hall - 13 min walk
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 19 min walk
  • TransAmerica Pyramid - 27 min walk

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 31 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 31 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 35 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 39 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 43 min drive
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 14 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 14 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 9 min walk
  • Powell St. Station - 12 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 18 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle

About COVA Hotel, San Francisco

Location. Located in downtown San Francisco, COVA Hotel is within 7 blocks of City Hall, Union Square, and the cable car turnaround. The Chinatown entrance is 10 blocks away.

Hotel features. COVA Hotel features a rooftop terrace and complimentary shuttle service to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and Moscone Center. A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning and a complimentary unlimited wine reception from Monday to Sunday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (In-House Guests Only) is available at the Roof Deck at Epic (8/F). The business center and fitness center are both open around the clock, and the hotel offers 24-hour room service. Other complimentary amenities include wireless Internet access. Staff can assist with tour arrangements, limo or town car service, and an ATM is on site. Covered valet parking is available for a surcharge. An airport shuttle can be booked.

Guestrooms. The 95 guestrooms in the 8-story hotel feature balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. The modern rooms also include flat-panel televisions with premium satellite channels including HBO and ESPN, iPod® docking stations, safes, and desks with ergonomic chairs. Wireless Internet access, local calls, and daily newspapers are complimentary. Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee. Adjoining rooms can be requested. Cribs/infant beds are complimentary. All guestrooms are non-smoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 95 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. This property does not provide air conditioning. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • 1 per room (up to 20 lb)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Valet parking *


  • Free area shuttle

  • Free shopping center shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Khmer
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Soul Groove - This restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

COVA Hotel, San Francisco’s small print

Also known as

  • COVA Hotel
  • COVA Hotel San Francisco
  • COVA San Francisco
  • Hotel COVA


This property will place an authorization for $50 on credit cards for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 45 per night with in/out privileges

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet (may vary based on length of stay)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 17 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 682 reviews

COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Terrible location
The good: staff throughout the hotel were friendly and courteous. When we arrived we were allowed to check in early, which we were very grateful for. Rooms were clean and modern. Mattresses and pillows were comfortable. Free breakfast a definite plus, though they ran out of milk every single morning out of the 5 we were there. The bad: the location is terrible. There are homeless people, drug addicts and people with mental illnesses on all the streets surrounding the hotel. Lots of reviewers have said to use Uber/Lyft to avoid this but I have a 3 and 4 year old so am unable to use these services. The shuttle bus is a good way to try and counter this problem, but not a reliable one. I rang one afternoon to book onto an evening shuttle to be told there were no more shuttles for the rest of the day. That evening I had to walk my 3 and 4 year old back to the hotel past somebody injecting drugs on the sidewalk. Not a great experience, though thankfully my kids are young enough to be oblivious to what was happening. Other than that, the rooms could do with air conditioning. Our room faced the sun all day and we couldn’t open the curtains at all during daylight hours as it quickly heated up the room to an uncomfortable temperature. The two beds, whilst comfortable, were also very small. All in all, if you are able to use Uber/Lyft, this might be a good option for you. If you can’t, look elsewhere. We went all over the city and this area was the only place we felt unsafe.
Michelle, us5 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Good Hotel in a Bad Area
It's a bad area but we already knew that. We were there for an event at The Great American Music Hall. Our room was like a sauna when we got there and there is no A/C. We had to open the door at night which made it extremely loud and the fan in the room sounded like it was going to break and we couldn't handle the noise. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep. The shower has almost no water pressure so washing my hair took a while. Other than that the room was clean and the staff was friendly. It is the best hotel I found in the area. It is overpriced in my opinion especially for not having an A/C.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Tenderness in the Tenderloin
I wanted to see what was going on in the Tenderloin where the hotel is located. The staff are nice and the rooms are clean. No problems here. I would stay again if the circumstances presented this option again.
Jeffrey, us1 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
There is no air conditioning at this hotel.
Ryan, us2 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
friendly staff and really nice hotel
Randy, us1 night trip

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COVA Hotel, San Francisco

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