Villa Florence Hotel
San Francisco, California, 225 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States of America
Hub of downtown Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less than a block from Union Square; theaters and Market Street are two blocks away. Dinner at Kuleto’s A Giotto-style wishing fountain, Tuscan columns, and a fresco of 16th-century Florence set the tone for Villa Florence. The on-site restaurant, Kuleto’s, is one of San Franciscos top Italian restaurants. Tuscan-inspired rooms High ceilings, louvered shutters, and hand-painted furniture evoke old Tuscany in Villa Florences 182 guestrooms. Wireless Internet access is complimentary and flat-screen TVs come with DVD players.
Property amenities24-hour front deskAir-conditioned public areasNumber of rooms: 182Audio-visual equipmentNumber of floors: 7Bar/loungeBusiness centerCoffee shop or caféComplimentary newspapers in lobbyConcierge servicesConference room(s)Dry cleaning/laundry serviceElevator/liftEvent cateringFitness equipmentInternet access in public areas - complimentaryInternet access in public areas - high speedInternet access - wirelessMeeting rooms (small groups)Parking (secure)Parking (surcharge)Parking garagePorter/bellhopRestaurant(s) in hotelSafe-deposit box - front deskUse of nearby fitness center (discount)Parking (valet)Room service (limited hours)
Room amenitiesInternet access - wirelessCable/satellite TVDVD playerVideo-game consolePay moviesCD playerPremium beddingClimate controlComplimentary newspaper (M-F)Air conditioningMulti-line phoneVoice mailInternet access - complimentaryRefrigeratorMinibarCoffee/tea makerWake-up callsDesigner toiletriesBathrobesHair dryerSlippersShower/tub combinationElectronic/magnetic keysWindow opensIron/ironing boardIn-room safeDeskClock radioCribs (infant beds) availableHousekeepingTelevision - Cable service
Location highlightsIn city centerConvention center nearbyFull-service health spa nearby
Clean, great location, recommend.Clean, helpful staff, great location at Union Square along cable car route, definitely recommend.Rating:5
Very small but great place to stayThis hotel is in a great location. Right in the heart of Union Square. Staff are great and rooms though small were very clean and tighty.Rating:5
Great Hotel and BarIf you see it when you walk down the street, stop in and you will find a gem of a hotel with great service and an excellant bar with great street side seating.Rating:5
greatI;m thinking this was the best deal in town. Great location as well. 2 blocks away from the BART and 1 block away from the hop on hop off buses.
Travelers tip on local attractions2 blocks away from the BART and 1 block away from the hop on hop off buses. Go to the Trolley museum.Rating:4
GreatClean and large room,Rating:5
SF treasureVery nice,clean, close to Union Square, Moscone, very well priced, great location!!Rating:4
Charming boutique hotelI had a wonderful 5-night stay at this hotel. The hotel staff were very courteous and especially helpful in speedily sending me back my passport which somehow found its way underneath the bed without my being aware. I will definitely be back!!
Travelers tip on shoppingGreat location for shopping, getting some excellent cheesecake, dining, catching one of the monumental cable cars...definitely worth it!!Rating:5
A gem!What a wonderful place to stay! Staff were very courteous and professional. Room was very nice. On the streetside which was noisy as others have stated but its part of the downtown atmosphere so it was fine. Will definitely return!Rating:5
pleasantly surprisedits a small place, but the location is amazing. the staff really went out of thier way for us. and the room was really clean and comfortableRating:5
best place to stay in San FranciscoWonderful experience The service was better than any 5 star hotel. Even at 3 am when I asked for tissues/toothpaste, they were delivered with a courteous smile. Concierge and front desk were extremely helpful. the restaurant was excellent and so was the little bar/cafe. I loved this hotel. Will always stay here when I come back to San Francisco. This was my 6th trip and the best hotel experience by far. the employees are all helpful and smiling. The service is just fabulous. And a free business center with computers!
Travelers tip on nightlifeGet tickets and go to see Beach Blanket Babylon. It is a brilliant side-splitting evening. If you like to laugh, dont miss it!Rating:5
Felt like being in Europe...I selected this hotel for an overnight stay after shopping all day with my granddaughter. We toured Italy this past summer and this was the reason I selected the Villa Florence... a reunion of sorts. It very much reminded us of a hotel we stayed at in Florence.Rating:5
Great findTerrific hotel. The price on Expedia was the reason I chose it otherwise Im not so sure I would have booked it given the pre-new economy prices they were charging. The party is over and hotels really need to get a reality check regarding prices if they want to fill up their rooms. I did follow the advice of past guests who posted a review advising to get a room in the back to get away from the street noise. It was the best advice. Since it is right on Powell and the activity is endless - the back room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. There are two restaurants - kuletos & Bar Norcini. Both were perfect and the food quite good. Kuletos was pricey but thats not surprising in SF. Very good location as it is central to everything. The queen sized room is compact and the bath very small but all new fixtures which is nice. It photographs well if you get my meaning - but the bed/linens and TV were fine. If you have larger expectations go to a higher end hotel. Id go back for sure - but price is the main consideration.
Travelers tipGet a room in the back away from the endless street noise from Powell Ave.Rating:2
Noisy, Noisy, NoisyThe hotel has plenty of character(old, renovated) but the after installed window heating/air units contain no insulation to limit the outside noise. From a street side room you can hear conversations of passerbys, cars, cable cars etc. We were kept awake until 5am by the noise, it was garbage pickup night and the garbage trucks started at 3am until 5am.This problem ruined our stay. Ask for inside or higher floor rooms.
Travelers tip on saving a few bucksSave some money and park at the garage at corner of Sutter and Stockton Sts. It is half the cost of hotel valet parking.Rating:4
Not badMy family of 4 stayed in a double double room. Good rate for Union Square I thought, but room was tight and looked onto and heard ventilation machinery. Pretty lobby, fairly helpful staff, great location. Id probably try something else next time but am not really dissatisfied.Rating:4
Great service, small roomI love the location of this hotel. It is half a block from Union Square. The hotel and room were very clean. The service was great, not one complaint about it. All the hotel workers were very nice and helpful. The only negative thing I could say about the room is that it was a bit small. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stayGreat rates...central location...Great shopping and restaurants nearby...Loved it.Rating:5
FantasticExcellent hotel in central location, fantastic!! Would recommend to anyone.
Travelers tip on local attractionsOn cable car line, must ride cable car!!Rating:4
Impatient Maids Nice RestaurantThe clerk was very slow checking us in - changing a double into a single bed proved too much and he had to seek help so we just took the double. Otherwise, service downstairs very good. Restaurant was very good and we recommend. I was ticked off, however, when my partner - who had not slept well the night before - was harassed by the maids who came very half hour starting at 8:30 (I had gone to a hearing) until she gave up at 9:30 and got up.
Travelers tip on local attractionsIf you take one of the tours to Yosemite, beware the driver who asks for the 15% tip when the trip is already $150 per head. The Segway tour was lots of fun so try that.Rating:5
loved itWe stayed for a night and loved the place. Friendly staff, clean and cozy room, good location. A very positive impression and nothing to complain about.Rating:5
Fantastic Find!Absolutely fantastic location, beautiful room and excellent staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful to us. Even after check out they were kind enough to keep our bags for us while we shopped in Union Square which was less than a block away. They recommended a fantastic place to go for lunch that was within our budget and had great food. The room itself was beautiful and my mom said she never slept so good as there. Definitely planning on making a return visit next time I go up to the city.
Travelers tip on diningMaxs was right around the corner and had a wonderful atmosphere, a great selection, excellent food and for a reasonable price.Rating:3
Convenient, but noisy location.Situated just off Union Square this location is extremely convenient for shopping, sightseeing and generally getting around. It is a small hotel, fairly recently refurbished, however, bearing in mind the general noise of the city and also from the cable cars passing by, it is hard to understand why double glazing has not been fitted. We were routinely kept awake by the violin of the beggar on the corner as well as passing drunks shouting. The basic rooms are very small and tend to be on lower floors, so it is worth paying for an up-grade. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful.
Travelers tip on local attractionsHop On - Hop Off buses leaving from Union Square are a great way of getting around and seeing most of the local attractions - but be careful to check out all of the lines - both for price and places they stop - and negotiate a better price for more than 2 people or 2 days. If you dont ask, you wont get!Rating:5
A beautiful and cozy hotelEven though the rooms were small, they were very cozy and made you feel more at home. The hotels decor was old meets modern and we just loved it. The hotel also has a fantastic Italian restaurant downstairs that I still crave their capellini and tiramisu. Overall we had a wonderful experience at this hotel and wish we could have stayed longer.Rating:4
Great locationSmall, nice hotel. Located half a block from Union Square allows you to walk to several great restaurants, the best shopping stores of SF and Chinatown.
Travelers tip on nightlifeGreat bar with live music a few doors from hotel.Rating:2
Just okay.This hotel was just okat. I wasnt impressed with anything about Villa Florence. Upon arrival we were given a room that someone was still in. We were given another room that was ready. Our room was setup in such a way that made relaxing and watching tv impossible. The location is good if you like to be close to the shopping and the homeless. We were asked 6 times in 20 minutes for money while sitting outside for breakfast. The staff is very helpful. The free wi-fi was horrible if you even managed to get connected the connection was so slow.It is easy to access public transportation.Rating:5
Cant wait to go backWonderful, affordable, just great!Rating:4
Nice HotelVery good location, very nice hotel but valet parking cost 45 dollars per night. Avoid rental car and get a 3 day for electric cars. Unlimited ride and covers pretty much every everywhere.
Travelers tip on shoppingMacys, Nordstrom,Westfield Mall just around the corner.
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