The Monarch Hotel

The Monarch Hotel

1015 Geary Street, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States, 94109
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    6.3
    Good
    /10
    (65 reviews)See what guests said
    7.2
    Very good

    "Location is good, good staff"

    Setiawan

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    January 20, 2017

    Property highlights

    • 870 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of San Francisco (CA)

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    6.5
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  • Great American Music Hall120 m
  • First Unitarian Church240 m
  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church270 m
  • Craft Gym360 m
  • St. Mary's Cathedral440 m
  • Exodus Trust460 m
  • Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption480 m
  • Silver Lion Service - Private Tours490 m
  • San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour590 m
  • Scenic 49 Mile Drive610 m
  • Value for money6.3
    Location rating6.5
    Nearest airportSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    Distance to airport18.9 km
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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    • 2 double beds
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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    What to eat nearby

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    GreenLid
    80 m American, Cafe, Vegan
    Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness
    110 m American, Diner
    Tommy's Joynt
    130 m American, Delicatessen
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    House of Thai
    180 m Asian, Thai
    Kyoto Sushi
    200 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
    Zen Yai Thai
    210 m Asian, Thai
    Cafe
    Cafe
    Hoang Dat Coffee Shop
    150 m Cafe
    Quetzal Internet Cafe
    310 m Cafe
    Pita's Cafe
    320 m Cafe, Greek

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    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (65)Booking.com Reviews (703)
    6.3
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    10
    Cleanliness6.3
    Facilities5.4
    Location6.5
    Room comfort and quality5.3
    Service7.0
    Value for money6.3
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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
    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
    6.0
    Thippakorn from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
    Cheap ”
    Value for money but lot homeless around Buying can find good restaurants around too
    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    3.6
    Carlos from United States
    Solo traveler
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Wouldn't recommend it ”
    I booked the hotel for 5 nights and had to leave next day of arrival. Couldn't sleep at all. People walking at the room upstairs like elephants, someone had a cat next to my room and it was making noises all night. Plus nothing like the pictures. Bad shape. Looked old outside and inside. Terrible experience ever.
    Reviewed August 19, 2017
    4.0
    Rita from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
    hotel facilities are kinda old and location has no parking provided. place unsafe from car thiefs”
    but the staff was gracious to teach us that the parking after 6 pm is free alongside streets
    Reviewed July 10, 2017
    4.8
    Mr from Thailand
    Couple
    Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
    so so location , old and dirty but good price ”
    I was check in on April 10, 2017.around 07.00pm. There was someone else forgot the water bottle on the lobbies sofa. the reception think that I left, I am very sorry, I have a lot of discipline never did it.
    Reviewed May 14, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Setiawan from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
    Nice hotel”
    Location is good, good staff
    Reviewed January 20, 2017
    4.8
    Zhao from China
    Group
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
    The worst hotel which we stayed in America this trip.”
    The Hotel was not worth the money which charged me.
    Reviewed October 25, 2016
    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
    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
    4.4
    Shannon from United States
    Couple
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
    Almost a Hostile ”
    Little dissapoited with the parking facilities. They only offer valet for $41/day. The cheaper option is a $32/day garage about two blocks away. The hotel is filled with foreign guest who are VERY loud and operate on their own hours. Not thrilled. Was an okay place to lay your head but not much more than that
    Reviewed September 06, 2016
    7.2
    Very good
    Aisa from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2016
    10,000”
    .
    Reviewed August 31, 2016
    2.0
    Maggie from United States
    Group
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
    Not helpful ”
    The monarch staff was not friendly. They watched as I struggled to get my bags on the cart, watched as I struggled to get it into the elevator, I had to ask about the valet policies and how that whole thing worked, they did not tell me the front of the building was a towe away zone twice a day and my car was almost towed while waiting for the valet, they were rude when I asked for my car to be called up, their valet was at least a half hour away and they charged a ridiculous amount for crappy service and they damaged my car. The rooms were not very clean nor laid out well (there was a walk in closet that made it impossible to walk around the bed. We had to walk over the bed in order to get in our room). The hotel was not in a good section of town, homeless were all over, and he community center was across the street. Overall, we had a less than poor experience here.
    Reviewed July 08, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Mark from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Two Double Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
    You get what you pay for”
    You get what you pay for
    Reviewed May 19, 2016
    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
    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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