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7.9

Very good
/10
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Housekeeping8
Shops2
Check in/Check Out1
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Interior of Uni Qlo

30 m

Sam's Cable Car Lounge

60 m

Shop and the City Tour

100 m

DSW

110 m

H&M

120 m

Popular landmarks
Chinatown

940 m

Ferry Building Marketplace

1.7 km

Oracle Park

1.8 km

Lombard Street

2.0 km

Pier 39

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
Handlery Parking

70 m

Ellis O'Farrell Garage

100 m

US Post Office

150 m

Birkenstock

170 m

Disney Store

170 m

The Herbert Hotel

"Bed is big and comfy."

Rogelio - October 2, 2021
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The Herbert Hotel

161 Powell Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94102 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in San Francisco Downtown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Alcatraz Island. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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  • 210 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.6
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport18.5 km

Rooms available at The Herbert Hotel

Shared Bathroom Queen
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Bed with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Economy Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
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Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Two Queen Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Herbert Hotel have a hot tub?

The Herbert Hotel does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Herbert Hotel?

Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Herbert Hotel?

The Herbert Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 55 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Herbert Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Herbert Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Herbert Hotel?

The Herbert Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Herbert Hotel?

Powell Street Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 200 m away from The Herbert Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Herbert Hotel?

Restaurants including Cako Cupcakes, Cako Bakery and Cafe Mio are popular in The Herbert Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as San Francisco Downtown.

What popular shopping places are close to The Herbert Hotel?

Located in the San Francisco Downtown area, The Herbert Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Union Square, Interior of Uni Qlo and Sam's Cable Car Lounge.

What are popular attractions near The Herbert Hotel?

Guests at The Herbert Hotel can easily visit Lombard Street, Chinatown and Cable Car Museum located in the San Francisco Downtown area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Herbert Hotel?

The Herbert Hotel is located in the San Francisco Downtown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Scenic 49 Mile Drive, Gold Country and Russian Hill.

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What people love about The Herbert Hotel

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Bed is big and comfy."

    Rogelio

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    October 2, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Would come back here again."

    Rogelio

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    October 2, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "You get coffee set or complimentary coffee in the room which is really good."

    Rogelio

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    October 2, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 358 San Francisco (CA) properties
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Location score
9.4/10
Value for money score
7.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
Service score
8/10
Better than
97
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Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
210 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
6.7
Location
9.4
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More about The Herbert Hotel

More about The Herbert Hotel

The Herbert Hotel

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at The Herbert Hotel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in San Francisco (CA).
The Herbert Hotel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of San Francisco (CA) can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at The Herbert Hotel.
In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.


Around the property

While in San Francisco (CA), take some time to venture outside of The Herbert Hotel. You're sure to want to visit Pier 39 located 2.4 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting San Francisco (CA).


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 92% of other accommodations in the city.
Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 84% of other options in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 96% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

6 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Check in/Check Out

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Face coverings on staff
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Location
161 Powell Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94102
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    18.5 km
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.9 km

Public transportation

  • Powell Street Subway Station
    210 m
  • Historic Streetcars
    680 m

Hospital or clinic

  • My Doctor Medical Group
    370 m

Shopping

  • Ghirardelli Square
    2.5 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    330 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    30 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chinatown
    940 m
  • Ferry Building Marketplace
    1.7 km
  • Oracle Park
    1.8 km
  • Lombard Street
    2.0 km
  • Pier 39
    2.5 km
  • Fisherman's Wharf
    2.6 km
  • Alcatraz Island
    4.7 km
  • Twin Peaks
    4.9 km
  • Golden Gate Park
    5.1 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    7.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Interior of Uni Qlo
    30 m
  • Sam's Cable Car Lounge
    60 m
  • Handlery Parking
    70 m
  • Ellis O'Farrell Garage
    100 m
  • Shop and the City Tour
    100 m
  • DSW
    110 m
  • H&M
    120 m
  • Theater District San Francisco
    150 m
  • Market Street
    150 m
  • US Post Office
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from11:00
  • Check-out from11:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee55 USD

The property

  • Number of rooms 99

Reviews of The Herbert Hotel from real guests

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7.9
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10
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities6.7
Location9.4
Service8.0
Value for money7.6
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9+ Exceptional (27)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (14)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (20)
Time of the year
Mar - May (21)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (21)
Dec - Feb (22)
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9.2
Exceptional
Karen from Australia
Solo traveler
Shared Bathroom Queen
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Great Location”

For San Francisco on a budget this was a great, convenient hotel to stay at - just down the road from Union Square & very handy to the cable cars (one of the stops is straight across the road). I do recommend to book in advance so that you get a cheaper deal & make sure you book a room with an ensuite. I had a Queen shared bathroom & while the amenities were clean, there were no mirrors in the room or in the bathroom (which was only a shower with a towel rack & wooden bathmat). In saying that the Staff were very friendly & helpful & I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to San Fran.

Reviewed March 29, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Worrawut from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Great place to stay!!”

The hotel is located in the very great location! It's near to every thing you need: it's just a few steps away to public transportation points like bus, Union Square and tourist-favourite tram; convenience shop and stores like Wallgreens, H&M, Uniqlo and many brand-named shops. The staff are very helpful from guest desk and maid. Only a few things I don't like is that the heater works only in specific hours (like 8am-11pm) and the bathroom has a connecting door to another room -- we can hear them talking if we keep one door open. Breakfast is not included but they offer guests to have a 9$ breakfast at their sister hotel, Barlett - not far from Herbert hotel. Anyway, this is the recommended hotel to stay, it's clean, standard, new and convenient.

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
alicia from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Perfect area ”

Great location. Easy to get to everything San Francisco has to offer! Stayed on the 7th floor and loved it! Our stay was perfect

Reviewed November 19, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Poh from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great location”

Great location within downtown, able to see the San Francisco cable car thru the window. Love the room size. Will be much better if there is room slipper provided as the vinyl floor is pretty cold at this time of the year.

Reviewed December 17, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Ji from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Satisfying stay in San Francisco!”

Stayed at this hotel for two nights. I stayed at 2-queen beds with a private bathroom. And it was actually two separate rooms connected with a bathroom which is cool. The rooms and the bathroom were tidy and clean. The staffs were nice and helpful. Location was really nice with trams and subway nearbyand you can find probably all the shops you need near the hotel. Satisfying cozy hotel and I want to visit again.

Reviewed October 13, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Renoldius from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

1 Block Away to Union Square”

The check-in process was fast and great, the location is perfect. However, please note that you cannot ask to leave your luggage at the hotel if you are coming early or would like to leave early, the will tell you to go to other hotel to do the baggage drop and it costs you $2 per bag. Although I was checked-out and come back to check-in the day after tomorrow (as I spent 1 night in Yosemite), the hotel did not allow you to leave to baggage with them.

Reviewed December 25, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Boris from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Excellent”

Excellent Value for the money -- I took the room with the bathroom in the room -- a deluxe -- this is important. It is spartan, as many others describe -- there is a funny smell in the hallway -- but inside the room is fine. Bathroom was older, but ok. If you want a great location for almost under 100, you can't beat this.

Reviewed February 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
C from Singapore
Group
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Best location!”

Located near Union Square, in Powell Street, just across H&M. Very good location and worth it for the price. Walkable to the recommended Blue Bottle Coffeehouse as well.

Reviewed January 21, 2018

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7.2
Very good
merav from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Lifeless staff at reception”

The hotel is ok, modest but in good location. The problem was the staff that was lifeless and not well trained. They barely say hello (not all of them but 2/3). The other problem, not ability to store your luggage, so if you come early, no place for your bags, you have to drag yourself to the sister hotel across the street. And no, they won't let you know when your room is ready and no, they don't use WhatsApp, only email (is this 1998?). Bad customer service. Nice room, large and comfortable.

Reviewed March 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Claire from Macau SAR, China
Solo traveler
Twin Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Good hotel on Powell and 3 mins from Bart Station”

I booked a room with public bath but felt surprised and happy to be upgraded to a private bath room. The room was good! With a view of the street Powell with cable car, but no worries, the room equipped with double windows so that the room was quiet, at least, the noise was not from outside, but it was an old, traditional SF building so I knew what to expect... overall I loved my stay there.

Reviewed December 27, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Desmond from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

Boutique Hotel in the heart of the city”

Will highly recommend this hotel for the location and cleanliness. We enjoyed our stay here and the staffs were very friendly too.

Reviewed January 03, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Nicole from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Excellent”

Great location. Very central and easy to get to all parts of the city. Is loud, due to being downtown by trams so bring ear plugs.

Reviewed December 04, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Didn't know it was shared bathroom until we arrived”

Fantastic location for the centre of SFO, however, did not like the shared bathroom aspect... There was no way of locking the bathroom door at night time, so somebody from the other room could have walked in at any time from the other side (which actually happened one morning....)! Very clean and staff were very good, rooms basic but have all basic amenities.

Reviewed March 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yen from Singapore
Solo traveler
Twin Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Excellent location, helpful and friendly staff”

the only downside is the room does not have air conditioner, might be a bit warm during summer. The room does come with a ceiling fan, but it's a very tiny one, hardly any wind come out of it.

Reviewed October 16, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Toni from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Convenient location, clean”

The location is great, the building is historical but nicely maintain. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were spacious.

Reviewed January 11, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Tracy from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

Great location.”

The location was great! Walking distance to MoMA, Chinatown, shopping, restaurants, and the BART station. Staff was helpful and stored our luggage after our early morning arrival. The room and bathroom were clean. Cons: There was no furniture for unpacking clothes for a 4 night stay. The bed had serious "hole" in it - I slept OK but anyone with back issues might not be so lucky. The bathroom needs hooks for wet towels. All told I would stay there again.

Reviewed August 07, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Daniel from Switzerland
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

Great location, descent hotel but a bit minimalist”

We had a delux room with 2 queen beds and private bathroom. Despite the spacious room, when we arrived there was not a single piece of furniture to store or hang clothing. After complaining they brought a very small chest of drawers and a portable hanger rack. And despite the big bathroom, there was not a single towel rack.

Reviewed August 03, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Rafael from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Perfect hotel”

Amazing hotel, everything was perfect, location, cleanliness, style

Reviewed January 21, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Jeffrey from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Very adequate, great location”

10 minutes from BART /Muni subways, cable car and F line trolley. 5 minutes Burger King. $7 breakfast in associated cafe/bar, Bartlett Hall, 3 mins walk. Price for locality very good. Has an elevator which other similar properties do not. Good security.

Reviewed June 03, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Tuaiva from French Polynesia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Rapport qualité/prix imbattable avec la promo agoda.”

Good location, good room even if it's small there is all you need . I will definitely come back there.

Reviewed January 07, 2019

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