I was in town during a major conference and all the typical business hotels were either full or exorbitantly priced. SOMA Park Inn was an excellent alternative. The style is what used to be called a motor hotel, which is a multi-story version of the classic park-at-your-door motels that used to be ubiquitous. The room was very nice: comfortable bed, good linens, plenty of hot water, and clean. It had in addition to the usual coffee maker a small fridge and microwave. The WiFi worked fine. The location is reasonably convenient: right on the Mission MUNI bus route and a quick walk to the Civic Center station on Market. There’s a nice coffee shop across the street and a good Ethiopian cafe a couple doors down the street. As others have noted, the area is a little sketchy. But I never felt unsafe or concerned about security. If you want a full service hotel with a bar, restaurant, business center, room service, pool, and fancy lobby, this is not your place. If you need a comfortable room not far from the business district on a budget, this is a good choice.…
it's located not too terribly far from public transportation. however, you have to walk through tons of homeless to get there. I checked in. TV is a satellite dish and has zero channels. they put earplugs on the nightstand.....there is a reason why. no amenities but expensive for what you get and out of the way. carpet pretty cheap and the doors are open to the outside (old fashioned motor inn) bathroom small and the toilet seat in my room was broken. nothing really around here, except homeless people. the other problem with SF is it smells like pee and poo. really gross. hotel can't control that.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the rooms, especially given the neighborhood—spotlessly clean, comfortable, recently painted, well-maintained, well-stocked with coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, TV and Wi-Fi. The staff are courteous and helpful. The location is just a short walk from the BART Civic Center station, so this is a very convenient location if you have business in downtown SF.
It seems most places in this town are tiny and old styled so other than it was clean and tidy there was nothing much to write home about the room. However, the staff were super helpful. I had a lot of baggage and they really went out of their way to help
The inn is like someone dropped one of those three floor motels you saw in the southwest in the ‘50’s in the middle of a very urban (rundown, but improving) area of San Francisco. If it’s to get a feel for the extent of the homeless issue in SF, then this is your spot! Some may even try to join you as you go through the stairway door (which only opens by room key) as you ascend to your clean, but very dated and small room. Bedding is old, carpet could have been changed years ago, but the plumbing works fine and the room had a nice new flat screen tv. Would not be my first choice.