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6.3

Good
/10
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Housekeeping3
Breakfast1
Shops1
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6.4

Good

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
AMC Van Ness 14

110 m

Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater

120 m

Great American Music Hall

120 m

Edinburgh Castle

130 m

Gangway

170 m

Popular landmarks
Chinatown

1.6 km

Lombard Street

1.9 km

Fisherman's Wharf

2.5 km

Ferry Building Marketplace

2.6 km

Oracle Park

2.7 km

Closest landmarks
Koko Cocktails

50 m

Lush Lounge

130 m

Hemlock Tavern

200 m

Sutter Place Garage

290 m

Venus Superstar

290 m

The Monarch Hotel

"Staff are friendly Accessible to resto and shopping Accessible to tourist spots Spacious room Will go back again"

kathleen - February 20, 2020
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The Monarch Hotel

1015 Geary Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109 - 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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  • 860 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money6.4
Location rating6.4
Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to airport18.6 km

Rooms available at The Monarch Hotel

Two Double Bed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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King Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Shower
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Room Selected at Check-In
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
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Room Selected at Check-In
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Double Bed
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Queen Room
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, 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 Monarch Hotel?

The Monarch 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 17 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 Monarch 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 Monarch Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at The Monarch Hotel?

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

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

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Civic Center Subway Station, 860 m away from The Monarch Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Monarch Hotel?

The Monarch Hotel is located in San Francisco Downtown, famous for good restaurants such as De Afghanan Kabob House, San Francisco's Best Burritos and Jebena Coffee and Tea Co..

What popular shopping places are close to The Monarch Hotel?

Shopping options in The Monarch Hotel’s San Francisco Downtown neighborhood include Union Square, Obiko and Napa Valley Winery Exchange.

What are popular attractions near The Monarch Hotel?

The Monarch Hotel is located in San Francisco Downtown area, which is famous for attractions such as Lombard Street, Chinatown and Cable Car Museum.

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

The Monarch Hotel is located within San Francisco Downtown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Scenic 49 Mile Drive, Russian Hill and Gold Country.

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What people love about The Monarch Hotel

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff are friendly Accessible to resto and shopping Accessible to tourist spots Spacious room Will go back again"

    kathleen

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    February 20, 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Maria at the front desk is the most welcoming and professional service provider."

    Joanne

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    July 31, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "The rooms are clean and the staff are thorough in their tidying."

    Joanne

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    July 31, 2019

Overall rating:

6.3

Good
114 reviews
Cleanliness
6.2
Facilities
5.5
Location
6.4
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More about The Monarch Hotel

More about The Monarch Hotel

The Monarch Hotel

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at The Monarch Hotel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in San Francisco (CA).
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by The Monarch Hotel. 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. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. 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 dry cleaning service offered at The Monarch Hotel.
The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Rooms at The Monarch Hotel are designed with the guest in mind. 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 a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.


Around the property

Venture outside the hotel and explore San Francisco (CA). You're sure to want to visit Pier 39 located 2.7 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.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 85% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 82% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

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

Available in all rooms

  • Blackout curtains
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
1015 Geary Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109
Good
Location

6.4

Airports

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    18.6 km
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    19.9 km

Public transportation

  • Civic Center Subway Station
    870 m
  • Powell Street Subway Station
    1.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Van Ness Family Dentist
    320 m

Shopping

  • Ghirardelli Square
    2.3 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    1.0 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    10 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chinatown
    1.6 km
  • Lombard Street
    1.9 km
  • Fisherman's Wharf
    2.5 km
  • Ferry Building Marketplace
    2.6 km
  • Oracle Park
    2.7 km
  • Pier 39
    2.7 km
  • Golden Gate Park
    4.1 km
  • Twin Peaks
    4.2 km
  • Alcatraz Island
    4.6 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    6.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Koko Cocktails
    50 m
  • AMC Van Ness 14
    110 m
  • Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater
    120 m
  • Great American Music Hall
    120 m
  • Lush Lounge
    130 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    130 m
  • Gangway
    170 m
  • Hemlock Tavern
    200 m
  • Super One Market
    230 m
  • Ha-ra
    240 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 3-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 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 from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee17 USD

The property

  • Number of floors6
  • Number of rooms 101

Reviews of The Monarch Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.2
Facilities5.5
Location6.4
Room comfort and quality5.3
Service7.1
Value for money6.4
High score for San Francisco (CA)
Rating
9+ Exceptional (6)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (19)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (29)
Time of the year
Mar - May (12)
Jun - Aug (29)
Sep - Nov (15)
Dec - Feb (12)
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7.2
Very good
Jacob from United States
Family with teens
Two Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

It’s definitely got a rep...”

Reading the reviews for this place was some of the most fun I’ve had on Agoda in years. No joke... check them out! It’s all polarized! This said, I didn’t find the place that bad. It’s classic downtown San Fran architecture, which means a bit old. The WiFi is weak in the rooms. And the elevator that scares the bejeezus outta everyone is great—it’s an old school one that jolts after the wooden door slides shut. We loved it! Staff was also cool, helpful and friendly. The homeless thing isn’t only an issue here. There are lots of homeless people in San Fran, but they aren’t dangerous. I even stopped and chatted some of these guys up, listened to some wacky life stories. Not recommending it... just saying, I only felt unsafe immediately after having arrived. It’s not super, but it’s also not that bad. Just a tad overpriced, but then it is San Francisco...

Reviewed August 29, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Kathleen from United States
Solo traveler
Two Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

I give it 3 stars due to location. ”

I used to live in SF for over 17 years but moved away to the midwest 4 years ago. The Monarch Hotel did not disappoint. The hotel was clean. The beds were made and changed with fresh sheets everyday. It was super affordable. You can't find anything cheaper and we did not want to stay at a hostel. There were tons of good restaurants, bars and night life on Polk Street. Yes, the neighborhood borders the Tenderloin but all of SF is filled with the homeless. You can't get around that. I liked the fact that I could walk 15 mins and I would be at Civic Center Bart or I could be at Union Square. Although, this is more of a 3 star hotel, I give it 4 stars for staff, cleanliness and central location.

Reviewed September 11, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Nicolas
Family with young children
Two Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

The good, the bad, the ugly. ”

The good: close walk (~1.5 miles) to either Fisherman's Warf or to Union Square which means easy access to entertainment such as Pier 39, Big Bus tours, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, and the old time Trolley rides. Great food options in the area, especially along Polk Street, which the hotel is on the south end of. The room was unexpectedly VERY quiet despite the hustle of downtown traffic and activity. The bad: hotel's bed was cheap and squeaky, and the shower head produced a small, slow stream of water. So one less star rating on the facility. The ugly: not the hotel's issue, but it's in an area of town where there are lots of homeless and trash on the streets. With that said, the homeless folk never once bothered us or panhandled etc. And if you don't intend to walk 4-5 miles each day to visit the tourist sites, including hills, then you may want to stay closer to the pier.

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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7.7
Very good
Alejandra from Mexico
Group
Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Good hotel for price range”

easy going staff, clean, affordable

i've stayed at this hotel before. i had a good experience last time and i had a good experience this time as well. hotel is located close to everything in sf, so it's very convinient to stay at monarch hotel.

Reviewed August 01, 2012

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7.2
Very good
David from United States
Business traveler
King Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Okay but you can find better”

Pros: One of the more affordable hotels in the city Helpful staff Sunny, large lobby with free coffee 24hrs Good selection of restaurants nearby Good access to downtown by bus 38 Cons: Homeless camped in tents below my window who argued every night til 11pm (but hotels twice the price have this problem too) Daily visits by firetrucks to bldg across the street Can hear conversations in adjoining rooms

Reviewed August 30, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Julie from United States
Family with teens
Two Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Will be back”

The hotel is owned by a Singapore company, not an American company. Nice inside, room was fashionable. Great value. Tommy's Place (bar/casual restaurant) and breakfast place a block away. Bus route close by - use 'moovit app'. Homeless are around but seem harmless.

Reviewed July 07, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Joel from United States
Group
Two Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Decent hotel”

The hotel needed some work are room was a little old school and it didn’t come with a microwave, Mini fridge and the hotel doesn’t come with parking had to pay $80 at a parking garage for 2 days so keep that in mind when you book a room here but besides that the location is great if your going to any event at the bill graham or anything around that area.

Reviewed January 23, 2019

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6.8
Good
Jose from United States
Family with young children
Two Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good”

Old room not recommend at all in rhe internet page they offer parking, refrigerator,hair dryer but at the end nothing we had to pay $32 for parking in a near parking garage the room was in a very bad shape they didn't even had doors for the closet. The bathroom shower was dripping water everywhere honestly I don't recommend this hotel at all and also our view was the buildings next door haha they had a party all night and we could sleep at all because it was really noisy.. We call to complain about everything that was wrong and the person in charge was supposed to come to us and gave us another room but never showed up so we had to stay there because we had kids and couldn't be moving to another hotel because they were sleeping and also a lot of homeless people around the streets smell horrible

Reviewed July 22, 2019

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7.6
Very good
ELIZABETH from Philippines
Family with teens
Two Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Satisfied”

Friendly staff, very fast regard to check out, the room was good and we're comfortable. We are scared the homeless people outside the hotel, that why we stayed our room after 8 in the evening. I5 minutes to Union Square. We're satisfied in staying this hotel. (From the Philippines)

Reviewed September 11, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Rafael from United States
Family with teens
Two Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very clean, Friendly staff, No Parking, We found Parking a block away ”

We stayed one night with our four kids.. It was Clean the staff was very Friendly and helpful,The only bad was that they don't have parking, We had to look for a parking lot Thankfully we found a parking lot one block away. We would recomend this hotel to anyone its clean and very comfortable and would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed March 26, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Joanne from Canada
Business traveler
Two Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Great staff!”

Maria at the front desk is the most welcoming and professional service provider. She welcomes you and makes you feel right at home. The rooms are clean and the staff are thorough in their tidying.

Reviewed July 31, 2019

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3.0
joan from Spain
Business traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

You don't get what you pay for”

Internet didn't work on any of my 3 devices. The only answer from the staff was that I was working for him, I'm sorry. The hotel looks really old and completely outdated with very used carpets and very poor equipment in the rooms. When you pay for a hotel you expect a lot more,.. even in San Francisco. This is probably one of the worse hotels in town for the price they ask and I've been in a lot of hotels of the same price-range...

Reviewed July 18, 2015

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8.4
Excellent
Annabella from Philippines
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Excellent”

Very convenient ... downtown center

Reviewed December 14, 2019

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4.4
Leiliani from El Salvador
Family with young children
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Hotel is old, dirty carpet, elevator super old ”

I booked through Agoda and requested a room for 4 people 2 adults and 2 kids, between the options they gave me they had one labeled Queen room so I thought was a room with queen beds, it saids you could fit 2 adults and 2 kids, when I arrived there was a room with just ONE queen bed for 4 of us, so either the description was wrong which Agoda told me it was correct or they fooled me because it was non reimbursable. So I ended paying for an upgrade for a double bed room which costed in total the same as on really ggod hotes.They said they hace parking thats another lie ther is parking on the street, you will end up paying $20 for 12 hours which is a cost you should add into the advertised cheap hotel price. Regretful of choosing that hotel totally. Go with Aibnb not Agoda.

Reviewed July 23, 2019

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6.4
Good
Andrew from United States
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

It was unclear to us how parking would work”

The staff was very nice and let us know the AMC parking garage around the corner was about ten dollars cheaper than their over night parking which was very nice after having to rebook that hotel when another one didn't work out.

Reviewed September 09, 2016

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6.4
Good
Gabriela from Australia
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Good”

Hotel is in central location, room is ok but nothing outstanding. Lots of homeless people in area so it was not inviting to walk around.

Reviewed September 25, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Darla from United States
Family with teens
Two Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Hotel for Medical appointment”

Bathroom was a problem with sink loose faucets. Should be repaired.

Reviewed May 07, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Alexis from United States
Solo traveler
King Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Excellent”

Great location, Great staff, Room could be a bit cleaner ....

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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5.6
Sureyya from United States
Family with teens
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Smelled bleach as soon as I entered”

This hotel is old and needs some repairs/updates. It smells bleach mixed with other things as soon as one enters the lobby. Location is the biggest plus in addition to the very friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed August 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
keion from United States
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Great value place to stay!!”

Con : no fridge, but ice is available if you have a cooler

Reviewed May 07, 2019

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