Americas Best Value Inn Union Square - San Francisco  2 stars

505 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • All of the attractions in walking distance - Cleaning staff never touched our belongings - Hotel has a great price
  • Only valet parking available - Nice breakfast with coffee, juice and muffins - Rooms are quite small and not the cleanest
  • Free wifi was very handy - Business center is a laptop in the lobby - Staff here were really nice
  • Staff was courteous and nice - Internet connection was very slow - Bathroom was ok
  • There was cable tv - Room was comfortable and clean - Staff was really friendly - No a/c


Americas Best Value Inn Extended Stay Union Square is ideally placed in the very heart of San Francisco and a stone’s throw away from the world-known shopping, dining and entertainment options.

This two-star affordable property offers desirable amenities like free wireless high speed internet access and meeting space.

Recently remodeled, all 80 non-smoking guest rooms are appointed with hardwood floors and satellite television.

Although, the hotel does not have its own restaurant, it is situated in close proximity to numerous food outlets serving a diversity of food from all over the world.

Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station is approximately 1.8km from the hotel.

F Market Street Car is within 1.9km.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   14.

City Center San Francisco - 4600 ft
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.4 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.6 mi
Train Stations Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.2 mi, F Market Street Car - 1.2 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 1700 ft, BART - Civic Center Station - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café) - 200 ft, Bourbon and Branch - 100 ft
Beaches North Beach - 4800 ft


All rooms feature hardwood floors, direct dial telephones with voicemail, satellite TV with HBO, iron and ironing board. Marble bathrooms come complete with shower/tub combination and hair dryer. Each room is equipped with free wireless high speed internet access. Select rooms are fitted with mini-fridges. Rooms offer spectacular city views.

Dining options

Complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning from 7am to 10am in the breakfast room.


Fax and photocopying services are available at the front desk.

Free wireless high speed internet access is provided in all rooms.

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  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms feature hardwood floors, direct dial telephones with voicemail, satellite TV with HBO, iron and ironing board. Marble bathrooms come complete with shower/tub combination and hair dryer. Each room is equipped with free wireless high speed internet access. Select rooms are fitted with mini-fridges. Rooms offer spectacular city views.

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    Americas Best Value Inn Union Square LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    City center is about 1.3km from the hotel.

    Marrakech Magic Theater is 100m away.
    Glide Memorial United Methodist Church is 200m from the hotel.
    Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is 300m from the hotel.
    American Conservatory Theater is within 300m.
    Alcove Theater is within 400m.
    Golden Gate Theatre is 400m from the hotel.
    Marines Memorial Theater is about 400m away.
    Warfield Theater is within 500m away.
    International Art Museum of America is 5000m from the hotel.
    San Francisco Visitor's Center is within 500m.
    Westfield San Francisco Center Shopping Mall is about 500m away.
    Un-Scripted Theater Company is within 500m.
    SF Playhouse is approximately 500m from the hotel.
    San Francisco Magic Parlor is about 500m away.
    Flood Building is within 600m.

    Popular areas
    • Nob Hill
      1700 ft
    Sport related
    • Golden Gate Theater
      1400 ft
    Shopping areas
    • Westfield San Francisco Centre
      1700 ft
    • Union square
      1700 ft
    • California Assembly of Local
      1000 ft
    • Luggage Store
      1400 ft
    • 1400 ft
    • California Poets in the School
      1700 ft
    • Shaping San Francisco Museum
      1700 ft
    • San Francisco Performances Inc
      1700 ft
    • Post Street Pavilion
      700 ft
    • Renaissance Ballroom
      700 ft
    • Show Folks of America
      1400 ft
    • P S 449 Performance Studios
      1700 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Career Resources Development
      400 ft
    • Trinity College
      1400 ft
    • Brandon College
      1700 ft
    • University-California Hastings
      1700 ft
    • Accent Study Abroad
      1700 ft
    • Great Western University
      1700 ft
    • Jean Shelton Acting School
      1700 ft
    • Fashion Institute of Design
      2000 ft
    Medical care and Hospitals
    • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp
      1700 ft
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      1400 ft

    Local Attractions

    • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
      5100 ft
      610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
    • Little Italy
      1.0 mi
      San Francisco, CA
    • Union Street
      1.0 mi
      Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
    • Washington Square
      1.1 mi
      Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
    • SS. Peter and Paul Church
      1.1 mi
      666 Filbert Street, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
      600 ft
      330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    • International Art Museum of America
      1700 ft
      1025 Market Street, San Francisco
    • Grace Cathedral
      2100 ft
      1100 California Street, San Francisco
    • Asian Art Museum
      2200 ft
      200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
    • San Francisco Public Library
      2600 ft
      100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
      2600 ft
      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
      2700 ft
      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Dottie's True Blue Cafe

      74% likes this, based on 666 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Café
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

      200 ft
      28 6th Street

      Phone: 4158852767

    • Bourbon and Branch

      78% likes this, based on 163 reviews
      Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

      100 ft
      501 Jones Street
    • Pakwan Restaurant

      84% likes this, based on 45 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian

      100 ft
      501 Ofarrell St

      Phone: 415-776-0160

    • Chutney

      60% likes this, based on 70 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
      Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

      200 ft
      511 Jones St

      Phone: (415) 931-5541

    • Millennium

      75% likes this, based on 336 reviews
      Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
      Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

      400 ft
      580 Geary St

      Phone: (415) 345-3900

    Getting there.

    Marin County Airport is within 13.6km.

    Oakland International Airport is approximately 18.3km from the hotel.

    Getting around.

    Subway access: BART - Powell St. Station is about 400m away, BART - Civic Center Station is within 600m from the hotel.

    Bus stop is about 100m from the hotel.

    Secured valet parking is available off-site (charges are applicable).

    Americas Best Value Inn Union Square Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn Union Square

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Good enough
    Based on 160 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Family with children

      Ballet parking

      So much noise and poor cable chanels

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      big room clean central

      hall with homeless bad location

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Close to downtown, making it accessable to everything. Cheap compared to the others. In the first impression you may think you made a wrong choice, but believe me, I visited another hotel and I must say, this is much better...

      In my room the wifi wasnt working (low signal). The room is not that clear, there was hair over the bed and in the towel, I saw some flies, probably because of the downtown area, wich have a lot of beggars walking around. The funny thing that happened is that I received a call from another guest complaining that he saw a mouse on his room (lol), so I said to call front desk and closed the door gap of my room with a towel... There was nothing else I could do anyway...

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The room was ok but for the price should have been better

      The breakfast was a joke - a very bad joke - basic and nothing like the 'continental breakfast' I paid for. The location was absolutely terrible. There were crowds of vagrants outside the hotel 24 hours a day, screaming, shouting, fighting, urinating and defecating in the street. It was impossible to sleep due to the noise outside and it was unsafe to leave the hotel after dark. I advise people not to stay at this hotel.

      • Average rating
    • Single


      The street outside of the hotel had a large populous of homeless people that were more than likely also dependent on some form of substance. They were very polite though and every encounter I had with them was pleasant. One of them was a Vietnam war vet and he walked with me for about 4 blocks and we exchanged stories of our life experiences. I was greeted every day with good morning and when one of them was blocking the trash can, he moved out of the way for me when he saw that I wanted to use it. He said,"excuse me ma'am" as he moved. The point is that I had normal social exchanges with them and they were very polite and (more than likely) harmless. I would recommend not letting your guard down as desperate situations can cause crime of opportunity.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Good location with comfortable place

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The room was pretty nice until I discovered bed bugs. Yes, I had one crawling on me. I didn't bother to complain to the manager because I had already been in the room for 4 days, so not much could have been done. I had to package up all my clothing and items into plastic bags, now they are in my freezer to kill them. Then I'll have to transfer them to the wash, hopefully kill them.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      It is close to Union Square (the center) and it has low rates. The room provides all what you need for your staying

      It is located in a bad area (many homeless around the hotel). The breakfest is poor (only muffins to eat). The corridors and the elevetor are dirty. It is not possible to use the phone in the room to make a call outside the hotel.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      The beds were very soft & comfortable. Awesome Vietnamese restaurant 2 doors down if you like Pho!!

      The area was awful. My daughter & I were scared to leave our room due to the crazy crack heads screaming & yelling on the streets outside our window (of which I found a glass crack pipe lodged in our window seal!) Spend the extra fifty bucks to stay a few blocks down in the "real" Union Square!!!

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Unkind guy at reception. Never found him at his desk, always outside smoking a cigarette, furthermore my mobile had no coverage and I urgently needed to make an international phone call, I asked him to help me, but he didn't give me any kind of assistance. The reception girl of the orange hostel, a few meters down O'farrell st., Was much more helpful with me, in spite she knew I was not a guest of her hostel! About the room: very dirty blanket on the bed, window faulty, no window or aerator in the bathroom, W.C. waiste system not always working properly, dusty floor, room daily cleaning insignificant, no chair in the room (I had to sit on the night table - the blanket on the bed was too dirty to sit on it). This was supposed to be the deluxe room! And when I arrived they even pretended from me to pay a deposit for this!

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Helpful and friendly staff. Other young travelers

      Hallways are not that clean. Location is central, but a lot of homeless people are located around the hotel, and in the lobby. I personally have no problems with this, but some people seemed to feel uncomfortable about this.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Iloved the location it was in the best spot for me.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Good, comfortable stay. It needs cleaning room floor, washroom, hall way etc.

      • Average rating
    • Single


      The guy passed out on the sidewalk and the people screaming at each other outside my window at all hours of the night.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      I liked nothing about this hotel.

      Room and bathroom was very small, foyer was in need of repair and was uninviting, there was a strange (homeless?) lady occupying one corner of the entrance and asked me for change, located in a dubious area with a lot of street noise. I only stayed one night out of three and moved to better accommodation. I was advised to contact to advise of the cancellation which I did but was not afforded a refund. While I expected to have to pay for the night of the day that I left I feel that I should be refunded one night's rate as I gave more than 24 hours notice.

      • Average rating
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