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  • Deco Lounge170 m
  • Great American Music Hall210 m
  • Ha-ra220 m
  • Gangway220 m
  • Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater230 m
  • Bambuddha Lounge250 m
  • Edinburgh Castle290 m
  • AMC Van Ness 14380 m
  • Koko Cocktails390 m
  • Lush Lounge390 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Cova Hotel

    655 Ellis St., San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109 - See map
    "Hotel provides a shuttle to take you to fisherman's wharf, union Square and other places (very convenient)."
    eunice - July 18, 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    • 560 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Bar

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    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Service score
    8.2/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.2/10
    Value for money score
    7.5/10
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    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center0.9 MIles
    Location rating5.9
    Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    Distance to airport18.8 km

    Rooms available at Cova Hotel

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Suite
    Suite
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 double beds
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior King Bed
    Superior King Bed
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Bed
    Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Bed
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 queen beds
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    Superior Two Double Room
    Superior Two Double Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Executive King Suite with City View
    Executive King Suite with City View
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
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    Superior Two Queen Room
    Superior Two Queen Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Deluxe Queen Room
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    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior Room
    Superior Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    What people love about Cova Hotel

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Clean Hotel , good staff, free scheduled shuttle."

      Viena M.

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      October 8, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Very convenient location with competitive price."

      Lok M.

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      June 26, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff was very friendly."

      eunice

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      July 18, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Very accessible place for public transport."

    Chin

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    October 21, 2018

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    What they offer

    4.7
    Review score

    "We walk into our room after a day of touring around SF and w..."

    Steven

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    January 16, 2016

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    What to eat nearby

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    Mr.Crave bistro + cafe
    30 m American
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    150 m American
    Brenda's French Soul Food
    240 m American, Cajun Creole
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    The Chairman Truck
    70 m Asian
    Turtle Tower Restaurant
    70 m Asian, Vietnamese
    Bodega Bistro - Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine
    90 m Asian, Vietnamese
    Cafe
    Cafe
    Aroma Cafe
    160 m Cafe
    Hoang Dat Coffee Shop
    260 m Cafe
    Angel Cafe
    310 m Cafe, Mediterranean

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    7.4
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    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities7.3
    Location5.9
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.1
    Value for money7.5
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    9+ Exceptional (17)
    8-9 Excellent (35)
    7-8 Very Good (48)
    6-7 Good (21)
    <6 Below Expectation (39)
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    Mar - May (45)
    Jun - Aug (35)
    Sep - Nov (32)
    Dec - Feb (48)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Michele from United States
    Family with young children
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Nice place, fantastic staff”

    We had a great stay at Cova Hotel. The price was really reasonable for San Francisco. The rooms were clean. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. They provided us with great tips and some discount coupons. The room was simple and the beds were a little small to share with our kids (2 doubles), but they were very comfortable. The room was also very quiet. Some of the reviews mentioned concerns with homeless outside, but we did not experience this at all. The continental breakfast was simple but organized and fresh.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Clarence from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Room Selected at Check-In
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Good hotel in a rough neighbourhood”

    The hotel has a really good potential. I'd say the facilities are good, the interior is ok as well especially in the lobby. The breakfast (located outside the hotel) had limited selection but that wasn't much of a problem. There was free wine from 5pm -8pm, and it tasted surprisingly good. Don't think people availed of the free wine too much tho. There was also a free shuttle service that takes you to main tourist areas, but didn't avail of it. There seems to be no public transportation nearby so your best bet is to talk a cab or call an uber everytime you need to travel far (or even go home late). I booked a room with just one bed since I am a solo traveller but instead got two beds. The room was very spacious. It had a closet, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, safety deposit box but no refridgerator. Wifi was fast, which I very much appreciated. The bathroom was equally spacious and there was a bath tub which I liķed. Note that there are no controls of the room's lighting by the bedside. I arrived at the hotel around 8am, and just chilled at the lobby at first since I couldn't check in until 3. I was informed that no rooms were available (even though I already saw a couple of people checking out). The two guys in the front desks were helpful anyway. They told me to stroll around first and go back around 2pm and reassured me that there may be a room during that time. I decided to go out and walked around despite knowing that the neighbourhood was pretty rough. Indeed, I saw a lot of homeless people on the street and it went on for all the blocks I passed by until I reached Powell Street. By the time I came back at 2pm there was a room ready. The overall impression I got was that it had a nice ambiance and that it was clean. However, the couch had some crumbles (of heaven knows what) on it, and the toilet seat still had an unwiped stain. I didnt bother calling the reception as I wanted to rest so I cleaned it myself. The rest of my stay however, the room was cle

    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    6.0
    Corinne from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Bed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Modern Hotel w/ Spacious Rooms”

    The hotel itself is good, the rooms are very spacious, bathrooms are big and modern, room has sliding doors that open up to a very slim balcony. The room does not have AC but with the tower fan plus leaving the doors open made the room extremely cold and airy! The bed is really comfortable, I had such a good sleep! The location isn’t the best so it’s best to travel with friends/ take the free shuttle to union square, fisherman’s wharf, etc. free shuttle leaves every half hour or so.

    Reviewed April 15, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chin from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Convenient location”

    very accessible place for public transport. but be cautious when walking back late night.

    Reviewed October 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    eunice from United States
    Couple
    Room Selected at Check-In
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Great hotel for a great price! ”

    Hotel was very clean. Staff was very friendly. They provided a printer so we could print out our alcatraz tickets, which I thought was nice. Free Wi-Fi! Hotel provides a shuttle to take you to fisherman's wharf, union Square and other places (very convenient). Room was clean and very nice. What I didn't like was the very expensive parking fee, but that's san francisco for you. Also, the room didn't have an air conditioner, so we had to open the window (which I didn't mind) however, our room was facing the street and it was way too noisy at night to have it open. Overall, I would totally recommend this hotel. Really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed July 18, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Patrick from Australia
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Good hotel in a not so good street”

    A good value hotel, in a dodgy part of town. Having said that, we felt safe and used the excellent hotel shuttle to get to areas we wanted to visit. Staff very friendly, unfortunately there wasn't a fridge in our room, but overall a very good hotel. Try the rooftop bar for a great view and drinks in the evening.

    Reviewed September 28, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Noella from Australia
    Couple
    Superior King Bed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Little spot out of Fishermans Wharf”

    Friendly and helpful staff They have a free shuttle at various time throughout the day to good tourist hot spots Rooms are great Breakfast bar is like a cafeteria and limited breakfast selection Overall great hotel, great staff and you can always get brekky at the many food spots in San Fran

    Reviewed August 02, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Aoife from Ireland
    Couple
    Superior King Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

    Good hotel, better than we expected”

    The hotel itself is nice, rooms were spotless. The shuttle service they provide is great but make sure to give them 30 mins notice if you want to get on one. The neighbourhood is lined with homeless people but you can avoid this if you use the shuttle. We usually walked to union square it was less than 10 mins, super handy!! The hotel gave free wine between 5-8 each day which was also amazing. Breakfast doesn't have much options so I don't wouldn't go for it again as there are plenty of breakfast diners in union square.

    Reviewed July 12, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lok from Hong Kong
    Group
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Good location ”

    Very convenient location with competitive price. With own parking lot which really makes a big difference because the other public parking nearby are of two times more parking fee Only drawback is uncontrollable air conditioning system and the central air conditioning is not strong enough

    Reviewed June 26, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Devon from United States
    Group
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Good price, great location, get what you pay for”

    Recently stayed at the Cova Hotel in the Union Square area of SF, paid $130 for a one night stay in a double room. We felt we got what we paid for, good centralized location, clean room and easy to get in and out of. The main con to the experience was there was no way to control how thermostat in the room, even though the heat was on it did get a little stuffy with 4 guests. Otherwise was a decent stay with no major complaints.

    Reviewed January 22, 2017

    Thank you for your most recent review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and found our hotel to be of Comfort and Value. Cova stands for Comfort and Value and to know that you experienced both is fantastic. We appreciate you staying with us and we do hope to see you in the very near future.

    Responded April 06, 2017
    Cova Hotel
    5.2
    Long from Cambodia
    Family with teens
    Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Great Stay, Great Hotel, Service is Bad”

    The rooms are fine, we enjoyed it, but apparently the guy at the front desk ruined our whole experience at the hotel. It was on the Christmas night that we finally got to the hotel at around 1. The old guy at the front desk were so slow to check us in, so unfriendly and he looks like he doesn't even enjoy his job. The valet didn't even carry our bags and luggages. We have to carry all of it to our rooms. Overall, nice hotel, problem is with the night staff.

    Reviewed January 02, 2017

    Thank you for your most recent review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and found our hotel to be of Comfort and Value. Cova stands for Comfort and Value and to know that you experienced both is fantastic. We appreciate you staying with us and we do hope to see you in the very near future.

    Responded April 06, 2017
    Cova Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    FABRICE from France
    Group
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    Amazing girls (Tara & Latoya) at the front desk”

    The hotel is really good and the price quite competitive for San Francisco but the 2 girls Tara and Latoya at the reception were just outstanding! We were really impressed, they were devoted to clients in a such incredible mindset (professionalism, sense of humor, smart attitude....). Congratulation and thank you for everything. Vanessa, Mireille, Germain & Fabrice

    Reviewed August 11, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Edgar from United States
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Trip to SF”

    Although extremely happy with the hotel itself. I find myself not content about my arrival. I know the hotel had absolutely nothing to do with Pride Weekend, but it would have helped to know about it. I flew in from Asia, truly not knowing what events are taking place in the city. I decided to budget my travel into the city bu availing myself of the BART system. It took me an additional hour to walk all e way around the events area to reach the hotel. Not a very pleasant experience in this area of town to begin with and on Pride Weekend after a 12 hour flight with luggage. It would have been very informative to know current events to plan accordingly it to have the hotel offer airport shuttle service since they had a super city shuttle service. But we did enjoy above all. Thank you.

    Reviewed July 02, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Chomchuen from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

    Great hotel but in bad location”

    Friendly staffs, clean room and a lot of extra services.

    The hotel is great. The room is big and clean. The staffs are very kind. However, there are many homeless around this area. We felt weird to walk around the hotel to find something to eat in the evening. When we get in the hotel, we felt safe and fine. So, those who have a car there is no problem, but we have to use public transport and have to walk in most of the time on the street in the night.

    Reviewed August 20, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Will from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Superior King Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

    Nice hotel Poor Neighbourhood”

    Standard, Value for money and very Friendly staff

    Proximity to Union Square was great, but was surprised that the walk there meant passing so many homeless people with all their unpleasantness. The hotel and room was great and provided good value for my money.

    Reviewed October 14, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Peter from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

    Excellent hotel which exceeded our expectations”

    Cleanliness, good breakfast (despite booking response saying no breakfast included in package) plenty of good value restaurants nearby.

    Having stayed at a number of hotels and motels during our months stay in USA, this ranked among the best. The location was somewhat downmarket however, with many homeless people congregating in the adjacent streets but we did not find this a problem. Perhaps, after dark some might feel a little intimidated. We would willingly make a return visit.

    Reviewed August 25, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Julie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

    City break”

    Very good value for money. Staff were excellent. Great free shuttle service.

    Excellent. We enjoyed our trip to San Francisco. The staff were extremely helpful and informative. The restaurant next door served good food and the complimentary drinks were very welcome. The hotel location is not ideal. It is next to a poor neighbourhood. However the free shuttle service meant we didn't have to walk to or from the hotel.

    Reviewed August 06, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    Kal from Thailand
    Business traveler
    Superior Double Room with Two Double Beds
    Stayed 8 nights in June 2013

    reasonable price and warm welcome”

    clean room, good bed, great staff

    we stayed at this hotel for 8 nights and we are enjoy staying here!! thumbs up for daily bread, always good breakfast and great staffs. warm service! not nice location but they have a complimentary shuttle bus to 3 landmark in SF - Union Square, Moscone Center and Fishermen's Wharf. we will stay here next time we are in SF!!

    Reviewed June 14, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Mindy from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior King Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    Very nice hotel and staff”

    clean, price, staff

    Very nice stay, only a few blocks from cable car and bart transportation, shopping, and dining. Only drawback was the few blocks weren't the nicest of blocks. Personally didn't bother me, but some people might not enjoy the walk. Overall had a great experience and would stay at the Cova again.

    Reviewed May 21, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Kana from Japan
    Group
    Superior King Bed
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

    Modern and clean hotel with convenient location ”

    Clean, modern, comfortable rooms, convenient location

    Regarding the price we have paid, this hotel was "awesome"! If you walk around the hotel, you might notice is that the location is not in a nice neighborhood, meaning you will see strange people and homeless on the streets around. Those people do not seem to be harmful (FYI: we are coming from NY), but definitely it was not something you would want to expect around the hotel. So, we decided to take a cab when coming back to the hotel in the evening. Other than this, the hotel was great. It is modern, new, and clean. Hotel by itself offers high-quality service and facility. The location of the hotel is convenient to many tourists places such as Union sq, Fisherman's, Japan Town, Market St etc... We often took cabs from and to the hotel and it usually costs less than $10. Thus, despite the fact about the unsafe neighborhood, we felt the location was pretty ok. Staffs were helpful and prompt. We did not expect extra services from them like you would expect from 5-star hotels. They did what you asked them with a fine attitude.

    Reviewed March 05, 2013
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