America Best Value Inn Union Square - San Francisco

505 O Farrell St, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show map
 2 stars
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America Best Value Inn Union Square - San Francisco

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Meeting facilities

Conference room

Breakfast
No pets allowed
Air conditioning

Verified Reviews:

  • All of the attractions in walking distance - Cleaning staff never touched our belongings - Hotel has a great price
  • Only valet parking available - Nice breakfast with coffee, juice and muffins - Rooms are quite small and not the cleanest
  • Free wifi was very handy - Business center is a laptop in the lobby - Staff here were really nice
  • Staff was courteous and nice - Internet connection was very slow - Bathroom was ok
  • There was cable tv - Room was comfortable and clean - Staff was really friendly - No a/c

Overview

America Best Value Inn Union Square is a 2-star property only 1.6 km from Glad Tidings Church, The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi and Little Italy. The hotel opened its doors in 1925 and was remodeled in 2009.

America Best Value Inn Union Square lies in the center of San Francisco. The venue is set within 2 km from San Francisco city center.

Within walking distance of Tenderloin district with bars and restaurants.

Powell St & Bush St cable car station lies nearby. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Oakland International airport by car.

Rooms

Individual rooms at America Best Value Inn Union Square are equipped with TV, a work desk, free wireless internet, a microwave and blackout drapes. Some rooms have the city view. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests will find the café Dottie's True Blue Cafe within a 5-minute walk.

Services

The hotel offers a luggage storage and a lift as well as a business centre, a conference room and computers for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Conference room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel America Best Value Inn Union Square - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

505 O Farrell St, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1700 ft
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
  • Bourbon and Branch
    100 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    4800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

How to reach hotel

hotel America Best Value Inn Union Square - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

505 O Farrell St, San Francisco, United States, 94102

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1700 ft
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
  • Bourbon and Branch
    100 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    4800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    40

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Places of interest

Shopping areas

  • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 1700 ft

Amusement

Museums

  • California Assembly of Local - 1000 ft
  • Luggage Store - 1400 ft
  • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 1400 ft
  • Shaping San Francisco Museum - 1700 ft
  • San Francisco Performances Inc - 1700 ft
  • California Poets in the School - 1700 ft

Halls

  • Post Street Pavilion - 700 ft
  • Renaissance Ballroom - 700 ft
  • Show Folks of America - 1400 ft
  • P S 449 Performance Studios - 1700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Career Resources Development - 400 ft
  • Trinity College - 1400 ft
  • University-California Hastings - 1700 ft
  • Brandon College - 1700 ft
  • Great Western University - 1700 ft
  • Jean Shelton Acting School - 1700 ft
  • San Francisco Barber College - 1700 ft

Theaters

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp - 1700 ft

Underground stations

  • BART - Powell St. Station - 1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Japantown - 5000 ft
    Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
  • Lafayette Park - 5100 ft
    Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
  • Union Street - 1.0 mi
    Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
  • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi - 5100 ft
    610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
  • Little Italy - 1.0 mi
    San Francisco, CA

Near the hotel

  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 500 ft
    330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
  • Grace Cathedral - 2100 ft
    1100 California Street, San Francisco
  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 2600 ft
    51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
  • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 2600 ft
    101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
  • International Art Museum of America - 1700 ft
    1025 Market Street, San Francisco
  • Asian Art Museum - 2300 ft
    200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Public Library - 2600 ft
    100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco

Restaurants nearby

  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe - 200 ft

    Address: 28 6th Street
    Phone: 4158852767

    74% likes this, based on 666 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

  • Pakwan Restaurant - 100 ft

    Address: 501 Ofarrell St
    Phone: 415-776-0160

    84% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Shalimar - 200 ft

    Address: 532 Jones St
    Phone: (415) 928-0333

    65% likes this, based on 86 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

  • Bourbon and Branch - 100 ft

    Address: 501 Jones Street

    78% likes this, based on 163 reviews
    Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

  • Chutney - 100 ft

    Address: 511 Jones St
    Phone: (415) 931-5541

    60% likes this, based on 70 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    40
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America Best Value Inn Union Square Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at America Best Value Inn Union Square

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 160 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
8.0
Value
10.0
Dining
7.0

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    3.2

    Ballet parking

    So much noise and poor cable chanels

  • Family with children
    6.6

    big room clean central

    hall with homeless bad location

  • Single
    5.8

    Close to downtown, making it accessable to everything. Cheap compared to the others. In the first impression you may think you made a wrong choice, but believe me, I visited another hotel and I must say, this is much better...

    In my room the wifi wasnt working (low signal). The room is not that clear, there was hair over the bed and in the towel, I saw some flies, probably because of the downtown area, wich have a lot of beggars walking around. The funny thing that happened is that I received a call from another guest complaining that he saw a mouse on his room (lol), so I said to call front desk and closed the door gap of my room with a towel... There was nothing else I could do anyway...

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    The room was ok but for the price should have been better

    The breakfast was a joke - a very bad joke - basic and nothing like the 'continental breakfast' I paid for. The location was absolutely terrible. There were crowds of vagrants outside the hotel 24 hours a day, screaming, shouting, fighting, urinating and defecating in the street. It was impossible to sleep due to the noise outside and it was unsafe to leave the hotel after dark. I advise people not to stay at this hotel.

  • Single
    5.8

    Price

    The street outside of the hotel had a large populous of homeless people that were more than likely also dependent on some form of substance. They were very polite though and every encounter I had with them was pleasant. One of them was a Vietnam war vet and he walked with me for about 4 blocks and we exchanged stories of our life experiences. I was greeted every day with good morning and when one of them was blocking the trash can, he moved out of the way for me when he saw that I wanted to use it. He said,"excuse me ma'am" as he moved. The point is that I had normal social exchanges with them and they were very polite and (more than likely) harmless. I would recommend not letting your guard down as desperate situations can cause crime of opportunity.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Good location with comfortable place

  • Single
    5.4

    The room was pretty nice until I discovered bed bugs. Yes, I had one crawling on me. I didn't bother to complain to the manager because I had already been in the room for 4 days, so not much could have been done. I had to package up all my clothing and items into plastic bags, now they are in my freezer to kill them. Then I'll have to transfer them to the wash, hopefully kill them.

  • Single
    5.8

    It is close to Union Square (the center) and it has low rates. The room provides all what you need for your staying

    It is located in a bad area (many homeless around the hotel). The breakfest is poor (only muffins to eat). The corridors and the elevetor are dirty. It is not possible to use the phone in the room to make a call outside the hotel.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    The beds were very soft & comfortable. Awesome Vietnamese restaurant 2 doors down if you like Pho!!

    The area was awful. My daughter & I were scared to leave our room due to the crazy crack heads screaming & yelling on the streets outside our window (of which I found a glass crack pipe lodged in our window seal!) Spend the extra fifty bucks to stay a few blocks down in the "real" Union Square!!!

  • Single
    4.4

    Unkind guy at reception. Never found him at his desk, always outside smoking a cigarette, furthermore my mobile had no coverage and I urgently needed to make an international phone call, I asked him to help me, but he didn't give me any kind of assistance. The reception girl of the orange hostel, a few meters down O'farrell st., Was much more helpful with me, in spite she knew I was not a guest of her hostel! About the room: very dirty blanket on the bed, window faulty, no window or aerator in the bathroom, W.C. waiste system not always working properly, dusty floor, room daily cleaning insignificant, no chair in the room (I had to sit on the night table - the blanket on the bed was too dirty to sit on it). This was supposed to be the deluxe room! And when I arrived they even pretended from me to pay a deposit for this!

  • Couple
    5.8

    Helpful and friendly staff. Other young travelers

    Hallways are not that clean. Location is central, but a lot of homeless people are located around the hotel, and in the lobby. I personally have no problems with this, but some people seemed to feel uncomfortable about this.

  • Single
    10.0

    Iloved the location it was in the best spot for me.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Good, comfortable stay. It needs cleaning room floor, washroom, hall way etc.

  • Single
    5.8

    Cheap.

    The guy passed out on the sidewalk and the people screaming at each other outside my window at all hours of the night.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    I liked nothing about this hotel.

    Room and bathroom was very small, foyer was in need of repair and was uninviting, there was a strange (homeless?) lady occupying one corner of the entrance and asked me for change, located in a dubious area with a lot of street noise. I only stayed one night out of three and moved to better accommodation. I was advised to contact Booked.net to advise of the cancellation which I did but was not afforded a refund. While I expected to have to pay for the night of the day that I left I feel that I should be refunded one night's rate as I gave more than 24 hours notice.

How to reach hotel

hotel America Best Value Inn Union Square - San Francisco San Francisco location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

505 O Farrell St, San Francisco, United States, 94102

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1700 ft
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
  • Bourbon and Branch
    100 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    4800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    40