After a really bad start at the Layne hotel in Jones Street I found the Twin Peaks. Ok, it's not the Dorchester but it's in a decent area and I found the staff to be really helpfull. I moved in at short notice. I'd stay again.
I'm staying long-term here until I get a job and an apt. I can't afford--nor do I want--anything extravagant.
There's nothing fancy about Twin Peaks, just a room, a bed, a TV, a sink and facilities down the hall. It's old, but clean and very affordable, especially considering the prime location in the Castro near Church and Market.
True, the cable TV is limited and sometimes snowwy, it gets drafty but there is radiator heat. (I bought a space heater for more control over my room's temperature.)
The staff are not what I'd call "warm," but they've helped me when I needed them. The housekeepers clean the (shared) bathrooms every day. They are immaculate. There are no roaches or bed bugs here.
Near the back of the building, where my room is, it's surprisingly quiet. Thin walls mean I can hear neighbors walking in the hall, but there aren't many other guests on my floor and this isn't distracting at all.
I was able to get monthly parking just three doors down.
I'd recommend the Twin Peaks Hotel, but just come with realistic expectations. This is not the Holiday Inn!
the reasons to stay hear are the location (same block as muni station) and price (cheap especialy if you book for a week) I stayed in october the room was small, tv didnt get a clear picture and the bath is across the hal and my room was up 3 flights of stairs with no elevator. The positive lots of restraunts in area, most with wi-fi, could walk all over, the hotel was surprisingly quit and clean, fresh paint on the wall and the price I was there for 6 nights so i booked for the week, it was quite a bit cheaper that way and the day I left I didnt have to worry about check out time! By the way there are slight differences in price by the room my room actually droped 40 bucks for the room at check in--go figure. One more thing yes you can smell curry in the check in and a bit in enterence but not in the rest of the hotel
I needed a place to stay for my one night stay in SF and I chose this place because it was inexpensive. BUT, I will not go back there ever again! The room is small! You have to walk down a hallway to be able to use a bathroom and/or shower. I was really grossed out with waking up in the morning to find cockroaches roaming around in my bed.
Made reservation 3 weeks in advance, during that time they raised the price of my room TWICE. I canceled reservation and am filing a complaint with Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Wish I had read these reviews before I made reservation!
I just moved to San Francisco and my roommate and I are staying here until we can find a place. The hotel smells awful, like Indian Curry. We had to light a candle. There were two people staying the room, yet we still had to pay for a second pair or keys. They said 'NO VISITORS ALLOWED!' We haven't had to communicate with the staff too much, but when we did, they were very rude. The shower works really well and is pretty clean, you will have some really hot water to shower in, so that's nice. When asked if we wanted a housekeeping service we asked how much it was and it was $250 a week, that's the exact amount we paid for the room itself. Today I was watching TV and someone banged on my door several times. The one good thing about this hotel is that there is a eye-hole in the door to see on the other side before opening it up. However, I would appreciate another lock on the door and some more towels. Especially, like I said, since there ARE two people in the room.
Very rude staff. After seeing (and smelling) the place I decided not to stay there - I'd had a reservation for about 10 minutes; the time it took to walk there from 18th and Castro. When I politely told the owner/keeper that I wasn't going to stay there, she said she was going to charge me anyways, even though I wasn't going to stay there and the room had been held for, literally, 10-15 minutes. I had to call my credit card company and instruct them to refuse any charges from that hotel. This hotel keeper saw an opportunity to steal from a stranger and tried to pounce on it - very unscrupulous people.
Basically - the place smelled awful - like body odor in a room where the air doesn't move. I'd recommend spending a few extra dollars and staying a reputable place.
Location! Location! Location! On Market Street, a block from Cafe Flore and several blocks from Castro.
The room was cheap, worn, and clean, management seemed to be around a good bit of the time, and the building seemed safe. Shared baths and toilets.
The Castro area firehouse is just behind the hotel, so the rear rooms have little street noise but occasional din from the facility.
I have mentioned it to friends, who stayed there and had my general reaction: they'd go back, too.
I stayed there 3 days and the location is good and the last time I was there was like 7 years ago.
The room was not ready at 1pm which they promise. My room was cleaned around 3pm.. I stayed in the room with the private bathroom which the shower head faces the door so when you turn on the water careful that you dont get wet and wet the floor.
The furnature is outdated and the room needed some paint.
oh, and if you get stuck in the room like I did due to rain.. forget about watching Cable TV.. since there is basic channels from the rabitt antenia.
The cleaning lady was very nice and she did a good job.
I suggest spend a few more dollars and stay somewhere nicer.
Over all just to sleep and run it does the job oh and the heater is great and it works well....
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