Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Hotel Bijou Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
"Clean, very affordable hotel with a cute theme"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
Hotel Bijou is an excellent option for travelers on a budget. The rooms are small and basic, but are clean and have a distinct charm to them. The hotel is 'film' themed, and a small movie theater off of the main lobby plays nightly movies for up to 20 or so guests. The staff is very kind, and continental breakfast is provided in the breakfast room for a small fee. I was unable to get onto the internet while there, which other reviews have suggested is a regular issue. One other issue with this hotel is that it is in a very edgy neighborhood - while not unsafe or dangerous, precaution should still be taken by guests coming in and out at night. Guests might also consider cabbing to their desired destinations rather than walking, which is not a big deal since most major tourists attractions (such as Union Square
) are quite close.
22-Nov-2013 Verified Review
Customer Reviews of Hotel Bijou
The Hotel Bijou has 65 spacious guest rooms each named for a motion picture shot in San Francisco centrally located to for shopping, business, and pleasure.
What you need to know
Hotel Features – A Hollywood-inspired San Francisco hotel, Hotel Bijou features a classic movie palace design and Hollywood portraits to give it a truly unique feel. To add to its charm, a mini theater in the lobby shows a nightly double feature of local movies. Additionally, each of the 65 guest rooms is named after a motion picture that was shot in San Francisco.
Guest Rooms – All guest rooms at Hotel Bijou are decorated in jewel tones for a hip, sophisticated feel. All standard rooms feature cable television, high-speed wireless Internet access, a two-line phone with voice mail, writing desk, and an iron with ironing board. All rooms are nonsmoking so you can enjoy a pleasant environment.
Nearby Attractions – Hotel Bijou is an affordable hotel option just four blocks from Union Square, which is filled with restaurants, popular retail spots, and several entertainment venues. During your stay, you’ll also be within walking distance of the Westfield Mall and the Moscone Center and a short drive from the Financial District, Yerba Buena Gardens, North Beach, and the well-known Pier 39.
Amenities – This unique hotel offers plenty of amenities so you’ll be entertained during your entire stay. Take advantage of the nightly double feature, high-speed wireless Internet access, complete concierge service, and same-day laundry service. Valet parking is also available for $32 per day. Hotel Bijou staff is available to assist with event and dining recommendations so you can enjoy the city stress free.
Expert Tip – Hotel Bijou puts you minutes from the Powell Street Cable Car Line, which is a great way to explore the city. The trolley will take you through the city to places like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Park while you take in the beautiful surroundings.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:||2017|
|Corridors:||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||65|
|Rooms with 1 Bed:||42|
|Rooms with 2 Beds:||20|
|Room Windows:||Windows Do Open|
|Meeting Rooms:||1 |
|Banquet Space:||Holds 0 people|
|Dist. to Food/Bars:|| 0.3 Mi |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:|| 0.3 Mi |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:|| 0.3 Mi |
|Lounge/Bar Hours:||5:30pm -10pm| Policies / Expenses
24 hours prior to arrival
|Typical Group Deposit:||50%|
|Total Misc Fees:||$0.00 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|Additional Person Fee:||10.00 Per Person|
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$25.00 pet cleaning fee. Non Refundable
Airport & Shuttle Information
San Francisco International airport is approximatly 20 minutes driving distance from us. Oakland airport is 30 minutes driving distance Airport Shuttles are available at $16.00 per person. Taxi average out to $55.00
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Valet Parking $45.00 per night plus tax
Internet / WiFI