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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
Fantastic service
Value for money
Best value for money
Tasty breakfast
Location is ok
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From 1,258 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

COVA Hotel, San Francisco

from $169
  • 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

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


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
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) - 1044
  • Conference space size (meters) - 97
  • 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 - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible

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 $35-$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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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.) - 32 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 35 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 41 min drive
  • Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field) - 43 min drive
  • San Francisco 4th and King Station - 29 min walk
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station - 12 min drive
  • San Francisco Bayshore Station - 15 min drive
  • Civic Center Station - 9 min walk
  • Powell St. Station - 11 min walk
  • Montgomery St. Station - 18 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 630 reviews

COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Great value, if you can handle location.
This is a great value of a hotel! If, you can tolerate the area. The hotel itself is clean, comfortable, and offers amenities (assuming to make up for the location) such as happy hour for guests, shuttle to tourist attractions,and a European style breakfast. I booked a room here as I was in SF for 1 night, and meeting friends. The hotel has secured, covered parking for a reasonable rate (35-40.00/day), and was located to where I needed to be. If you are planning a family vacation and considering this hotel, you do need to asses if you will be comfortable with its location. Will you see homeless people? Yes. Will you see open air drug use? Yes-marijuana use is fairly open in California. You have to keep in mind you are in one of the largest cities in the US with a high homeless population. Did I feel safe in the hotel? Absolutely. In fact, I quite appreciated the heater, and fan in the room. (SF is pretty cool year around temperature wise.) Did I hear noise from the street? (Had a street facing hotel). Yes, but, again, you are in a major city. For the money, and location, and the fact you can get a shuttle across town, I found it more than adequate.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
The hotel itself was nice. It was secure and for the price point, met my expectations. The wifi was spotty and would skip frequently. The area was a little suspect so i would suggest Uber of Lyft a few blocks to avoid.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Great hotel, rough neighborhood
The hotel is great - well updated, very clean, highly secure. The complimentary breakfast and wine receptions on the rooftop terrace are a nice touch and good value. Hotel offers a free shuttle to a few popular sites, which is helpful, and many places are a short walk or Uber away. Also tons of great restaurants in the immediate vicinity. However, the neighborhood is rough. Lots of homeless people, trash, drugs. It is the Tenderloin district, so it comes with the territory, and it's what makes this hotel more affordable than others in the city center. That said, the hotel staff were very helpful in providing guidance on which areas were safer to walk through, and which to avoid. We never felt explicitly unsafe, you just have to be aware of your surroundings. Solo travelers or young families, you're probably fine, but it's something you may want to consider based on your own comfort level.
A Traveler, us3 night trip with friends
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Nightmare and total complete disaster! Thieves.
Saul, us1 night trip
COVA Hotel, San Francisco
Very Good8.0
Great hotel in a bad area
A good hotel, friendly staff, decent rooms, great roof top terrace with a free happy hour but located in a bad neighborhood of Tenderloin. Tourist areas are a 10 minute walk away, but to get there, you see A LOT of homeless people, in the morning 20-30 per block in some cases.
Eva, us2 night trip with friends

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