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Memphis
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This hotel is very old, but very nice. Staff very helpful, location excellent, no street noise in room at night. Abundance of shopping and great restaurants close by. The bathroom plumbing is not twentieth century, but worked OK, with plenty of hot water. They had orange juice and coffee in the foyer right outside our room.

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marvin S, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to know that you found our hotel and staff helpful and the location convenient. Thank you again for staying with us, and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon. Best regards, Lilia Calvario

Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 30 November 2012

I booked my stay the app Hotel Tonight. The room was very clean and spacious, with a comfortable bed, very adequate bathroom, great location and friendly staff. There were nice amenities in e bathroom like makeup remover. I was able to check in early and take a nap before walking to BART to go to the opera. It was great...

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The facility is very old, smell humidity in the lobby and the halls,clean rooms and baths, spacious but no A/C in the rooms and noticeable bad plumbing and electric connections, great location, close to Chinatown, Union Square, Embarcadero, Financial District, and bars and restaurants. $39 valet parking service available (20-30 mins waiting time). Great customer service and very important the...

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 20 November 2012

We had a wonderful time at The Kensington Park Hotel. I would suggest taking advantage of the Parking Special. I did not see any parking around the hotel, most of the hotels did not have parking. The hotel is right around the corner from a trolley stop, which is a must see. The shopping in Union Square is exceptional, so...

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Chico, California
Reviewed 18 November 2012

I booked this hotel through Hotels.com. You will not be offered the same rate as an Elk member if you do this. I suggest calling the hotel direct because it will save you $50 to $70 if you do. If you drive, we highley recommend using their valet. It will take you approx 15 to 25 minutes to get your...

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I have now stayed here twice while working in SF and really enjoy this hotel. It has a nice old feel but is clean and modern. The staff is always very helpful and super nice. I found my room to be spacious and the bed to be VERY comfortable, something that often disappoints me when traveling. The bathrooms are relatively...

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lcalvario, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear eclarky, Thank you for the kind words about your experience at our hotel. We appreciate whenever guests share their stories. As you have discovered our best asset is our hotel, staff and the service they deliver ever day. Many of us agree with you about Room Service-it is such a convenient way to enjoy restaurant quality meal in the...

Reviewed 10 November 2012

Well located, few minutes away from union square and market street, hotel itself is too pretentious, while the content fall short of chic and poshness intended. Rooms are claimed to be non-smoking, though they reek of cigar smell, ingrained in the furnishing. Noise level from the streets is high, Especially when you open the window, which you have to do...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We stayed at the Kensington Park Hotel on Post Street near Union Square in San Francisco Nov. 2-4, 2012. The room was small and it was either very warm or very chilly. The beds were not comfortable, I felt as if I was sleeping on the thinest mattress they could find. It was so noisy, we didn't sleep very well....

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Livermore, California
Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

I feel like I looked at EVERY hotel around Union Square before we finally booked. I wanted a good location, a nice room that had some character but was really nice & clean, and thankfully I picked the perfect spot! Honestly the room (royal king room, 12th floor) was exactly what the website showed & really nice. It was located...

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Dear EmilyHill, Thank you for taking the time to post your experience at our hotel. We appreciate you choose us to celebrate your special occasion. Our staff was thrilled to host you and your husband. We appreciate that you were succinct with the positive and constructive. This will certainly help members have a clear picture of your experience. Please also...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 October 2012

What a terrific location...right on Union Square and the cable car line on Powell. The beds are comfy and the city view from our 11th floor room was impressive. We had asked for a corner room so that we could have a view from two different perspectives. The reception staff was very helpful with a wonderful place for breakfast, maps...

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Kensington Park Hotel

Address: 450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: €179 - €342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Park Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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#59 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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