The Baldwin Hotel is a newly-renovated, charming European style hotel located beside one of San Francisco's landmarks, the Chinatown Dragon Gate. Situated in vibrant Union Square, we are an arm's length from fabulous shopping, exciting theater shows, and the world-famous cable cars.
Union Square, China Town,
Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf,
Moscone Centre, Coit Tower, Lombard,
Alcatraz Island, AT&T Park,
Westfield Shopping Center,
Golden Gate Park, SF Museum of Modern Art, Castro District, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco Zoo, Twin Peak, SFSU, UCSF.
May 15, 2013
borisbe, Utah | Trip type: Solo travel
There was a slight problem with my room rate per night. I made the reservation over a year ago but I had to modify my dates when it got closer...
There was a slight problem with my room rate per night. I made the reservation over a year ago but I had to modify my dates when it got closer to the trip. The internet special rate was lower when I made my initial reservation and their website gave me the same rate when I modified the dates online but the confirmation email with the modified dates had a higher rate. Luckily, I had printed out the web page that had the lower rate when I modified the dates. I really appreciated Viet and how promptly she called me back after I emailed her a copy of my printout and that they honored the lower rate. This just shows they believe in customer service. There is no a/c unit but there is a ceiling fan and the windows open up. Everyone at the hotel was very nice. I love hotels like this one that are now trying to conserve water by letting the guest decide if they need new towels or not. I also really like that there were electrical outlets right next to the bed on the desk so I could plug in my smartphone, etc. and have it on the desk because I have stayed at hotels where the outlets were close to the floor and the adapter cord was too short to reach a desk, etc. so I had to put my smartphone on the floor. I only gave it 4 stars 1) I didn't really like the coffee in the lobby. Luckily, there is a Starbucks really close. 2) Since I had to have the windows open because I tend to run hot, I woke up every night because of loud sounds (sounded like garbage trucks). I still would stay here again because how close it is to Chinatown, Union Square, etc. It was a nice and clean room (loved the special touch of the terry cloth snail on the bed) and especially because of their customer service. « less
“Great location, reasonably priced.”
May 11, 2013
GreenerHaze, Leeds, United Kingdom | Trip type: Couples
Great location being situated off the main shopping area and next to China Town. Great location for public transport as it was in walking distance of Powell St and Montgomery...
Great location being situated off the main shopping area and next to China Town. Great location for public transport as it was in walking distance of Powell St and Montgomery St stations. I felt safe walking around the main road areas around the hotel.
The room was good size and had a ceiling fan to keep the air moving. As the room was facing the main street it was too noisy to leave open at night.
Safe in room.
Free coffee and hot chocolate 24/7 in the downstairs reception are was a great touch. The towel animals on the bed were amusing and gave it a personal touch. « less
There are a lot of good things about the Baldwin Hotel, but nothing supersedes the excitement of returning to the room to find a terry cloth mollusk waiting (with special...
There are a lot of good things about the Baldwin Hotel, but nothing supersedes the excitement of returning to the room to find a terry cloth mollusk waiting (with special pipe cleaners for antennae). This was a special touch necessary to highlight, as it made our experience memorable. It was more than a room cleaning. It was art.
To get down to logistics, here they are: 1) Excellent location 2) Extremely friendly staff 3) Very clean 4) Generous restocking of bath soaps 5) Very quiet! New windows keep out the outside noise! 6) Very dark! The curtains actually keep out the light. 7) Very effective ceiling fan.
All in all, we love it here. There is free coffee in the lobby, and it is much cheaper than many other options in the area. It is a super winner of a hotel, and we are so glad to recommend it. « less
“Excellent, great room, great staff.”
Apr 28, 2013
frunzaverde, Uppsala, Sweden | Trip type: Couples
The staff was simply above and beyond, deserving all the praise in the world. After all, where else do you get animals made out of towels on your bed every...
The staff was simply above and beyond, deserving all the praise in the world. After all, where else do you get animals made out of towels on your bed every evening (we got a snail and two kissing swans)? Further, came early to the hotel (took four more days vacation after the conference I had attended in SF was over, and chose to move from the Grand Hyatt to something a little cheaper and more personal), and got a room immediately (even though it was 11 AM). Thank you!
The hotel is greatly located (right next to the main convention hotels, one block away from the Grand Hyatt, Marriott etc.) and rooms have great prices (especially given this is San Francisco). The room was really nice, especially the amazingly stylish bathroom. Room was surprisingly large, and nicely decorated, with what felt like a contemporary take on early 20th century furniture.
No A/C (there was a huge fan in the ceiling), but this is San Francisco - I don't think you ever need A/C. « less
“Comfortable, reasonably-priced, great location”
Apr 12, 2013
Judy_Marche, Greendale | Trip type: Family
Perfect location for walking to sights, shopping, convention center, financial district and to public transit. Staff is friendly & accommodating. Room and bathroom were & clean, beds comfortable. Our room...
Perfect location for walking to sights, shopping, convention center, financial district and to public transit. Staff is friendly & accommodating. Room and bathroom were & clean, beds comfortable. Our room was decently-sized, with a large closet. « less
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Year of Last Renovation:
All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:
Windows Do Open
Dist. to Nearest Gym:
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation: One month prior to arrival day
Total Misc Fees:
$0.00 USD (mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Room Types - Baldwin Hotel
Standard Two Doubles
Two double beds. City view. Private bathroom. May have claw-foot tub. Desk. Wireless Internet access (surcharge). Dial-up Internet access (surcharge). Cable/satellite TV. Premium channels. Direct-dial phone. Voice mail. Ceiling fan. Nonsmoking.
One double bed. City view. Private bathroom. May have claw-foot tub. Desk. Wireless Internet access (surcharge). Dial-up Internet access (surcharge). Cable/satellite TV. Premium channels. Direct-dial phone. Voice mail. Ceiling fan. Nonsmoking.
One queen bed. City view. Floors 2-10. 165 square feet. Desk. Wireless Internet access (surcharge). Dial-up Internet access. Cable/satellite TV. Premium channels. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. Private bathroom. Hair dryer. May have claw-foot tub. Iron/ironing board. Ceiling fan. Nonsmoking.
Amenities - Baldwin Hotel
Baggage storage facilities
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Credit card accepted: JCB
Free local calls
Internet - wireless
24 hours opened
Private bathroom in room
Radio in room
Safe in rooms
Telephone in all rooms
Telephone - Free local calls
TV - Free Cable
Travellers cheques accepted
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - Baldwin Hotel
From San Francisco Airport and South Bay
* Take the US-101 North
* Follow signs to get onto I-80 East
* Take the FOUR ST exit and turn Left onto BRYANT ST.
* Turn Left onto 3RD ST.
* Cross MARKET ST. onto KEARNY ST.
* Go 3 blocks on KEARNEY ST.and turn Left onto SUTTER ST.
* Turn right on GRANT AVE.
* We are half a block down on the right-hand side.
From Oakland Airport
* Take the CYRESS FREEWAY I-880 North TO Bay Bridge/San Francisco
* Cross Bay Bridge ($4.00 toll )
* Take the FREMONT ST. exit (1st exit after crossing the bay)
* Go 3 blocks cross MARKET ST. onto FRONT ST.
* Go 1 block on FRONT ST. and turn Left onto PINE ST.
* Go uphill on PINE ST. cross GRANT AVE. and turn Left next block onto STOCKTON ST.
* Turn Left onto BUSH ST.
* Turn Right onto GRANT AVE.
* We are half a block down on the right-hand side.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
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