Villa Florence - San Francisco  3 stars

225 Powell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Front desk staff was very helpful - Had l'occitane products in the bathroom - Rooms need updating
  • Lobby had nice seating areas - Parking is expensive - Wi-fi was free in the room
  • Only 5min away from the bart - Nicely stocked mini bar - Hotel staff are very accomodating
  • Staff was very nice - Large flat-screen tv - Breakfast is excellent - Hotel is nearby union square
  • Rooms were nice and clean - Free coffee and newspapers everyday - Free wifi


Boasting central location within moments to Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens, Villa Florence is the three-star hotel, which will suit for holiday makers not to mention business guests, offering something for everyone.

The moment you step the hotel, you will be immersed into genuine Italian atmosphere, where apart from warm and elegant design you will find a modern fitness center with sauna and multiple meeting space to come in handy to settle business needs.

The hotel counts 182 guest rooms and suites, appointed with premium bath amenities, free wireless connection and flat-screen LCD TVs with DVD players.

Kuleto’s Restaurant is a pure Italian dining experience in the center of San Francisco, while Bar Norchini will spoil you with traditional Italian wines as well as Mediterranean meals, including pasta, pizza and cheese.

F Market Street Car Station is situated just 1.5km from Villa Florence.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   182.

City Center San Francisco - 1.1 mi
Airports Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 11.2 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 11.6 mi
Train Stations F Market Street Car - 1.0 mi, Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station - 1.0 mi
Underground stations BART - Powell St. Station - 1400 ft, BART - Montgomery St. Station - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants The Cheesecake Factory (cuisine: Dessert, International, Eclectic) - 300 ft, Kuleto's (cuisine: Italian, Californian) - 100 ft
Parks Yerba Buena Gardens - 2100 ft
Beaches North Beach - 4100 ft


The guest rooms are tastefully decorated in Italian style and feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, plasma TVs with DVD, iPod docking stations, air conditioners and Boston Acoustics radio.

Private bathrooms are filled with L’Occitane body products, robes, slippers, a pack of towels and hair dryers.

Additional amenities include cordless phones, tea/coffee makers, ironing facilities and large work desks, available in each room.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served at Mangaria & Salute lobby bar and at Kuleto's Italian restaurant.

Mangia & Salute is an on site lobby bar, serving breakfast, lunch and evening menus together with refined drinks and wines.

Kuleto’s is designed as classic Italian restaurant, where guests will be treated to fresh traditional Italian cuisine, organic cocktails and spirits. The restaurant welcomes guests to breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


All of four meeting rooms are aimed at ensuring an efficient working process and can accommodate up to 120 participants.

Business facilities include audio/visual equipment and modern furniture.

The Machiavelli Room with capacity to 80 people is decorated in old San Francisco style.

Caruso Room is a smaller area and can host 30-40 guests.

Executive Boardroom is the smallest meeting room for 12 people only.

Free Wi-Fi internet is provided throughout the property.


The modern fitness center is open on site.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk

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

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 58 per day.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 am


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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The guest rooms are tastefully decorated in Italian style and feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, plasma TVs with DVD, iPod docking stations, air conditioners and Boston Acoustics radio.

Private bathrooms are filled with L’Occitane body products, robes, slippers, a pack of towels and hair dryers.

Additional amenities include cordless phones, tea/coffee makers, ironing facilities and large work desks, available in each room.

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Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds or Queen Size bed

Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
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    Villa Florence Junior Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 400 sq. feet

    Spacious light room includes a comfy work desk area, a separate sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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      Villa Florence LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      Union Square with its shops and numerous attractions, is located 150m from the hotel Villa Florence.

      Theater District is a home to numerous theaters and museums, located 270m from the venue.

      Market Street with various shopping outlets can be reached 300m from the hotel's doorstep.

      Lotta's Fountain is a monument, devoted to Lotta Crabtree, situated 450m from Villa Florence.

      San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a famous museum, disposing contemporary artworks of 20th century, is 700m from the hotel.

      Shopping areas
      • Union square
        400 ft
      • 700 ft
      • Westfield San Francisco Centre
        1000 ft
      • Metreon
        1400 ft
      • 400 ft
      • Metreon A Sony Entertainment
        1400 ft
      • Folk Art Intl Foundation
        700 ft
      • Non Profit Finance Fund
        700 ft
      • San Francisco Performances Inc
        700 ft
      • Jewish Museum San Francisco
        700 ft
      • Silent Film Festival
        700 ft
      • California Poets in the School
        700 ft
      • California Assembly of Local
        1000 ft
      • Contemporary Jewish Museum
        1400 ft
      • P S 449 Performance Studios
        700 ft
      • Renaissance Ballroom
        1000 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Fashion Institute of Design
        400 ft
      • Accent Study Abroad
        700 ft
      • Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
        700 ft
      • Jean Shelton Acting School
        700 ft
      • Great Western University
        700 ft
      • Cal Dream Svc
        700 ft
      • Brandon College
        700 ft
      • Trinity College
        1000 ft
      • Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
        1400 ft
      • University of Judaism
        1400 ft
      • 400 ft
      • Curran Theatre
        700 ft
      • American Conservatory Theater
        700 ft
      Underground stations
      • BART - Powell St. Station
        1000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Nob Hill
        5100 ft
        San Francisco, CA 94109
      • Washington Square
        5200 ft
        Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
      • SS. Peter and Paul Church
        1.0 mi
        666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
      • Haas - Lilienthal House
        1.0 mi
        2007 Franklin Street at Washington Street, San Francisco
      • Civic Center
        1.1 mi
        Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco

      Near the hotel

      • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
        1300 ft
        330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
      • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
        1300 ft
        51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
      • Contemporary Jewish Museum
        1500 ft
        736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
      • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center
        1500 ft
        101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
      • California Historical Society
        1600 ft
        678 Mission Street, San Francisco
      • Museum of the African Diaspora
        2000 ft
        685 Mission Street, San Francisco
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
        2100 ft
        151 Third Street, San Francisco

      Restaurants Nearby

      • The Cheesecake Factory

        76% likes this, based on 920 reviews
        Cuisine: Dessert, International, Eclectic
        Price Range: USD 21 - USD 30

        300 ft
        251 Geary St, Macy's 8th Fl

        Phone: (415) 391-4444

      • Kuleto's

        62% likes this, based on 407 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Californian
        Price Range: USD 31 - USD 61

        100 ft
        221 Powell St

        Phone: (415) 397-7720

      • Cafe Bellini

        62% likes this, based on 145 reviews
        Cuisine: Café

        100 ft
        234 Powell St

        Phone: (415) 956-5101

      • Bar Norcini

        73% likes this, based on 53 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

        100 ft
        225 Powell Street

        Phone: 415 397 7700

      • Lefty O'Doul's

        65% likes this, based on 435 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Bar, Pub, Irish

        300 ft
        333 Geary St

        Phone: 415-982-8900

      Getting there.

      Oakland International Airport is located nearly 20km from the property.

      San Francisco International Airport is 20km away as well.

      From both airports, guests can reach the hotel using BART trains or take a taxi , which stand near the airport entrance.

      Getting around.

      F Market Street Car is situated 1.5km from the hotel.

      Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station is located 1.5km from the venue.

      BART Powell St. Station is 200m from the hotel.

      BART Montgomery St. Station is 500m from the venue.

      Private parking is provided at the hotel at USD40 per day.

      Villa Florence Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Villa Florence

      Average guest rating

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      Based on 593 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Single

        The bar is fabulous and the bar attendants exceptional. The food too was way above expectations...

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      • Single

        The location was great, in the middle of the city, close to all the shops. The room was comfortable and elegant. I would definitely stay here again.

        No complaints at all.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        We loved the location and staff were really friendly and helpful particularly when we had to extend the stay suddenly.

        The standard of cleaning was sometimes poor, e.g. unwashed cups

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Hotel staffs are friendly and helpful. The location is very strategic, just steps aways from union square. Love it !

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        I would highly recommend this hotel, it is centrally located - only a block from union square which had great shopping and the cable car at the end of the steeet. I also liked the fact that it had a restaurant and cafe within the hotel, but if that didn't appeal you have an italian cafe next door which provides a large breakfast menu catering for all needs at great prices. The hotel was value for money. Staff very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

        Being right on Powell Street, with the cable car travelling up and down the street, made it quite noisy at times, even though we were on the 7th floor, but then this just made the experience more appealable and gave us the true San Francisso feel.

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      • Single

        Very friednly and the rooms were clean and nicely appointed.

        There was nothing I did not like. All around a great expereince!

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Good location but too noise in the street ... homeless around uncomfortable area

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers


        When we arrved after being on a plane trip all day the attendant at your front desk in which there were two there neither came to our assistance right away. Had difficulty understanding the attendant as well. We booked well in advance for our room and all we had for choices was a window with tons of noise and by the elevator.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The servvice was great and the location perfect for getting around the city.

        Room was very small and the bathroom was difficutl to manouver as it was tiny.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Excellent location, handy coffee bar in lobby and comfortable rooms.

        Some of the rooms were very small and dark. I stayed in two different rooms, first with a group so we were able to compare rooms, and mine was small and dark with a tiny shower recess that took minutes for the hot water to run, then the second time my room was much larger and brighter and very comfortable. I had requested a different room for my second stay and the hotel staff were extremely helpful in accommodating my request

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      • Older travelers

        Location was fantastic - close to amenities and the heart of the San Francisco action at Union Square.

        Front desk staff were inefficient and every question seemed a challenge for them to answer. They could not find 1 of my bookings (I booked 2 rooms) and subsequently I was charged 1 night's stay for not canceling the other booking when the front desk staff could not find it. I now have to try to get the 1 night's stay refunded.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        From the moment we arrived we were treated as if we were the only guests there. All of our special requests were met immediately (roll away and extra towels) and the concierge provided us with a detailed list of the best restaurants and ways to navigate the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

        It was very noisy at night and hard to sleep. We had just spent 4 days in Sonoma so the city was a big change. But we cranked up the fan in the room and it helped to drowned out the sirens/trolley's/etc.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Great location, enjoyed Kuletto's restaurant downstairs, very convenient and the staff were amazing.

        Room a bit small

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      • Group of friends

        Awesome staff - very helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Not a family oriented hotel Was given a room by the dumpster. Elevator so so small stroller barely fit in, Hallway smelled bad. Room with no blankets.

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