Cova Hotel  3 stars

655, Ellis Str, San Francisco, United States, 94109  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • No ac - Rooftop terrace - Great big tv
  • Service is amazing - Room is clean - I recommend it
  • Nice rooms - Breathtaking views of the city - Totally recommend this place
  • $25 valet parking fee - Hotel is modern - Large bathroom
  • Staff are friendly - Beds were uncomfortable - Free shuttle bus


The three-star Cova Hotel, located in the heart of San Francisco, provides a good base for every type of traveler, offering business and leisure services and being close to famous sites and public transport stops.

The hotel is designed according to modern trends and feature the-state-of-the-art fitness center and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Spacious and tastefully decorated rooms of different types come with high-definition plasma TVs and private French balconies.

Enjoy a nutritious breakfast served daily at an elegant dining room for free.

Civic Center BART Station is located within a few minutes by foot from the Hotel Cova.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   95.

City Center San Francisco - 3700 ft
Airports San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.6 mi, Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.6 mi
Train Stations Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.3 mi, F Market Street Car - 1.5 mi
Underground stations BART - Civic Center Station - 2000 ft, BART - Powell St. Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Pagolac (cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian) - 300 ft, Turtle Tower Restaurant (cuisine: Vietnamese) - 300 ft
Beaches North Beach - 1.1 mi


Comfortable and functional rooms come with spacious bathrooms with hair dryers, bathrobes and complimentary accessories. Each room has a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a tea/coffee maker and ironing facilities for the greater comfort of guests.

Dining options

Free continental breakfast, including pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal and hot waffles, is served daily.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of USD 5 per person per night. 


A rooftop meeting space is offered to hold business meetings and social events.

A 24-hour business center with all needed services will come in handy to solve working matters away from home.

Free Wi-Fi access is available in the hotel and in the hotel's rooms.


The fitness center with cardio equipment is open daily for 24 hours.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sun terrace
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Ice machine
  • Cable TV
  • Local calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Comfortable and functional rooms come with spacious bathrooms with hair dryers, bathrobes and complimentary accessories. Each room has a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a tea/coffee maker and ironing facilities for the greater comfort of guests.

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Cova Hotel Superior Room
Bed type: Double Beds or Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed
Size: 250 sq. feet

Cozy bright room includes a work desk, a snug arm-chair and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Deluxe Room
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    Cova Hotel Deluxe Room
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    Cova Hotel Deluxe Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or 3 King size Beds
    Size: 445 sq. feet

    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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      Cova Hotel Suite
      Cova Hotel Suite
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      Cova Hotel Suite
      Size: 595 sq. feet

      Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a convenient bathroom.

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        Cova Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Hotels nearby
        • Airports
        • Underground stations
        • Train stations
        • Parks
        • Tourist attractions
        • Museums
        • Convention centers
        • Stadiums
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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Cultural District, with lots of theaters, cinemas, galleries and museums to choose from, is located 250m away.

        Asian Art Museum, displaying Asian history and culture, is situated nearly 500m from the hotel.

        Chinatown, where you feel like you are in a traditional Chinese district, is 1km away.

        Fisherman's Wharf, a working fishing pier with plenty of activities to do, is situated 3.5km from the hotel's doorstep.

        War Memorial Opera House, Yuerba Buena Gardens and Union Square are all located in close proximity to the hotel.

        • Fascination
          2000 ft
        • 1000 ft
        • Asian Art Museum
          1400 ft
        • Shaping San Francisco Museum
          1700 ft
        • Euro Pacific Art Inc
          1700 ft
        • Luggage Store
          2000 ft
        • California Assembly of Local
          2000 ft
        • Show Folks of America
          1400 ft
        • Post Street Pavilion
          1400 ft
        • Regency Building
          1700 ft
        • Renaissance Ballroom
          1700 ft
        • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall
          2000 ft
        • Odd Fellows Building
          2000 ft
        • 2000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • California Culinary Academy
          700 ft
        • Alemany College
          1000 ft
        • Career Resources Development
          1000 ft
        • University-California Hastings
          1400 ft
        • San Francisco School of Psych
          2000 ft
        • Korean Center Inc
          2000 ft
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • US Veterans Ctr
          1000 ft
        • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp
          1700 ft
        Underground stations

        Local Attractions

        • Alamo Square
          5200 ft
          Fulton St. at Steiner St., San Francisco
        • Wells Fargo History Museum
          1.0 mi
          420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
        • Pacific Heights
          1.0 mi
          2356 Pine Street (at Fillmore), San Francisco
        • Union Street
          1.0 mi
          Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
        • North Beach
          1.1 mi
          Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

        Near the hotel

        • Asian Art Museum
          1500 ft
          200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
        • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
          1600 ft
          330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Public Library
          1900 ft
          100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
        • International Art Museum of America
          2000 ft
          1025 Market Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco City Hall
          2200 ft
          1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco
        • War Memorial Opera House
          2300 ft
          301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Ballet
          2300 ft
          401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Pagolac

          73% likes this, based on 44 reviews
          Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian
          Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

          300 ft
          655 Larkin St

          Phone: 415-776-3234

        • Turtle Tower Restaurant

          63% likes this, based on 31 reviews
          Cuisine: Vietnamese
          Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

          300 ft
          645 Larkin St

          Phone: 415-409-3333

        • Sao Bien

          54% likes this, based on 27 reviews

          300 ft
          701 Larkin St

          Phone: 4158851274

        • Dottie's True Blue Cafe

          77% likes this, based on 681 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Café
          Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

          1400 ft
          28 6th Street

          Phone: 4158852767

        • Hai KY Mi Gia

          96% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian

          400 ft
          707 Ellis St

          Phone: 415-771-2577

        Getting there.

        San Francisco International Airport is located nearly 19km from the hotel.

        Take US 101 North for about 19km. Take the Mission Street Exit. Make a slight left onto Van Ness Avenue. Take a right onto O'Farrell. Take another right on Hyde St. Take one more right on Ellis St. The hotel is on the left at 655 Ellis. It will nearly take you 25 minutes away.

        Getting around.

        Civic Center BART Station is situated nearly 500m from the hotel.

        Powell St. Bart Station is 700m from the hotel.

        The bust stops are located within steps away.

        Valet parking provided at the hotel at USD25 per day.

        Cova Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Cova Hotel

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 385 reviews

        Rating by category:


        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          Classy, very clean and comfortable, with diverse patrons.

          Housekeeping does not understand English very well.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The room was fairly clean.

          The was no pool and the location was a block away from the homeless shelter so lots of beggers. No vending machines!

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Good staff, breakfast included, regular shuttle bus service

          Location is in the area with rather a high density of homeless people, but not agressive. And shuttle bus service minimizes this shortcoming

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The security

          I was kept up most of the night by my seemed like there were at least a half a dozen guys in there and felt like they were in the room with me. It was very loud.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          big bed, clean room, staff friendly

          a bit noisy in room 201 (above the check -in desk). No wifi in room.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The room was very comfortable, very new, bathroom modern.

          Did not have airconditioning, not a major requirement for SF in the winter but in the summer could be a problem

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Location, cleanliness, courteous staff, complimentary shuttle service

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Design and ambient inside the hotel.

          The rooms didn't have space to put the clothes, check that you will need to be a luggage master to be more than a few days.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The breakfast is awfull. The place where breakfast is served is too small for the amounth of people staying in this hotel. Also the bathroom is not clean at all. I was there for my honeymoon and I was counting days to leave this hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Clean Hotel and great view for breakfast!!!!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          This was a very nice and friendly hotel. The staff was outstandind! Our room was roomy, very clean and the bed was wonderful. We enjoyed the breakfast every morning and all the food and service was outstanding, The staff was very attentive and did everything possible to make our stay with them a time to remember.I Would not hesitate to stay there again.

          I cannot think of anything that we were unhappy with,

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Great hotel. clean, staff are very nice. location is ok, hotel has a shuttle service to main locations.

          breakfast is very simple, you need to pay for eggs etc.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          I liked the cleanliness of the room and the modern style of the hotel. It was very quiet The bathroom was very exquisite and easy to use. The hotel is not situated in the downtown area but is within very short walking distance, which makes it a good place to stay.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The room was really nice and clean. Great value for money.

          Location is terrible: Tenderloin is a very dangerous neighborhood. Homeless people everywhere. I heard gunshots from my room, and was harassed by some black drug addicts by the entrance of the hotel (they wanted me to give them my phone!)

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Helpful staff Free wi-fi Breakfast included

          Location can be a bit scary but staff explain what part of the surrounding area to avoid if you go walking around on your own. There is a free shuttle service to places of interest but we did not make use of it.

          • Average rating
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