This hotel is a great location close to shopping, cafes, bars, nightlife, theatrical theaters (yet we didn't have tickets to a show so will go next time in town). Union Square and the cable car to the wharf is one block behind the hotel with many bars, cafes and restaurants are nearby, yet if you want the best restaurants to dine, reserve a time in advance as the concierge will assist you. The rooms are a bit snug yet quiet, and worked fine for two, the shower was hot and bed very comfy. We did order room service for breakfast and it comes from the diner next door, breakfast was warm, decent food and worked well to start our day. If anyone has ever stayed in NYC, the King George Hotel has a similar ambience like older hotels but truly neat to experience. The hotel service was friendly and greeted us day and night as my wife and I came and went about our schedule of things to see nearby. The hotel is close to Chinatown, the SFMOMA, and even the visitor?s center at the Powell Bart station a few blocks away, which really helped set up our days to visit the best of things in San Francisco. Wireless internet is free and it worked for what I needed. As a couple the hotel is great for visitors spending up to a weeks stay, the location, staff and hotel services make up for the smaller rooms, yet if I had to deal with a business trip I may want a Westin or Marriott but then that wouldn?t be on my dime. The price is very reasonable versus the other hotels in the same area.
Note: When walking nearby other hotels that were up to $400+ a night I found that these ?Hollywood? hotels are great to visit for a drink or dinner but not worth it if you want to stay at a hotel where they are over-run by visitors to their restaurants and bars, smokers outside and their lobby areas so loud with techno music and hustling, that at the end of our day or night we returned to this quiet retreat, the King George Hotel, just a block away from the city chaos.
Pros: Value (free internet access) & Location, Parking Garage is directly across from the hotel!
Cons: smaller rooms but clean and quiet