US$192 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 21 Aug 2015 Check-out 23 Aug 2015

BaldwIn Hotel

2 stars
View map of 321 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
13 reviews
Couple of tourist

Hotel is located close to everything - Bart train system, Trams and bus stop are all within 5 mins... See full review

  • never too old for disneyl
  • 9 Apr 2015
Fantastic location

Arrived very early in the morning, way before normal check in time. Much to our surprise, and huge... See full review

  • Hammy traveller
  • 15 Sep 2014
Assuring comfortable accommodation with quality service, the Baldwin Hotel San Francisco offers an inviting atmosphere and the most gracious hospitality to its guests.
General

This welcoming as well as discreet hotel also offers a reception area where the courteous and efficient staff will be readily available to answer any queries that you may have about the hotel.
Location

Located beside one of San Francisco's landmarks, the Chinatown Dragon Gate, Baldwin Hotel San Francisco is in the vibrant Union Square and is close to fabulous shopping, exciting theatre shows and the world-famous cable cars.
Dining

Start your day with a stimulating cup of coffee or tea that is served at the pleasant ambience of the hotel's lounge area. This property does not have a formal restaurant.
Rooms

All the guestrooms at the hotel are well decorated and equipped with modern facilities that one needs for a pleasant and comfortable stay.

BaldwIn Hotel Rooms

Standard 1 Queen Bed
Newly Renovated Room 1x Queen Size Bed. Private bathroom, work area, TV with movie channels, direct dial phone with modem jack, free WiFi, and in room safe for your note book and valuable belongings.
Standard 2 Double Beds
Newly Renovated room with two full size beds, private bathroom, work area, TV with movie channels, direct dial phone with modem jack, free WiFi, and in room safe for your note book and valuable belongings.
Standard 1 Double Bed
Newly Renovated room with one full size bed. Private bathroom, work area, Flat screen TV with movie channels, direct dial phone with modem jack, free WiFi, and in room safe for your note book and valuable belongings.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

37.79 -122.4057
Area served
San Francisco
Nearby airports
San Francisco Intl Airport, (SFO), 15.00, MI, S; Oakland Intl Airport, (OAK), 23.00, MI, E; San Jose Intl Airport, (SJC), 47.00, MI, S;
Area description
Only a short walk away from the finest shopping and dining experiences that San Francisco has to offer, two blocks away from the Cable Cars, and less than a block away from our world famous Chinatown, Baldwin Hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Nearby points of interest

  • Union Square: 0.3 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.8 km
  • Chinatown: 0.8 km
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 km
  • Ferry Building: 1.2 km
  • Union Square: 0.3 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.7 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.8 km
  • Chinatown: 0.8 km
  • Moscone Center: 0.8 km
  • Ferry Building: 1.2 km
  • Octagon House: 1.3 km
  • Coit Tower: 1.4 km
  • SoMa: 1.5 km
  • Civic Centre: 1.5 km
  • ATT Park: 1.6 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.7 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.7 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.8 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.9 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.9 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.9 km
  • Underwater World: 2 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 2 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 2.1 km
  • Pier 39: 2.1 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.1 km
  • Japantown: 2.1 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.2 km
  • Lombard Street: 2.2 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.2 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 2.2 km
  • Japan Center: 2.2 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2.2 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.4 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2.4 km
  • Lands End: 2.9 km
  • Alcatraz Island: 3.3 km
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 3.4 km
  • Mission Delores: 3.4 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
16:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for BaldwIn Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
never too old for disneyl
Business
Moonee Ponds
9 Apr 2015

Couple of tourist

Hotel is located close to everything - Bart train system, Trams and bus stop are all within 5 mins walk. Shopping at SOMA is 10 mins walk away. Plenty of restaurants around with Chinatown just nearby. Staff look at people coming in and out which is assuring. Couple of drawbacks - No aircond but has fan, Might be hot in summer. When windows are open, the street noise gets in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MattyH
Business
Brisbane
27 Sep 2014

Basic Hotel, Great Location

We opted for this hotel based on a budget & positive reviews from the web. If you are after luxury this is not the place for you but if you are after a basic room to use as a base for seeing San Fran than it may be what you are after - the location is great with Union Square a 5 minute walk away and the entrance to China Town literally across the road & we even walked down to Fisherman's Wharf seeing the real China Town and Little Italy along the way. The only real problem we encountered was the noise - we were up on the 10th floor (top floor) and our window looked out onto the roof of the next building which had air conditioning units humming all night long. On top of that, every night we had the pleasure of being woken up by garbage trucks removing rubbish from the alley below. Not ideal but you do get what you pay for and overall certainly not the worst hotel you'll come across.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

We walked everywhere from here and enabled us to see some neighbourhoods we may have missed if using the buses etc. good exercise too with all the hills!

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hammy traveller
Business
Hamilton, New Zealand
15 Sep 2014

Fantastic location

Arrived very early in the morning, way before normal check in time. Much to our surprise, and huge relief! We were offered check in straight away! All dealings with staff were great, VERY helpful! It's an older and small hotel so the Room was small, just big enough for two people traveling, it was clean. Comfortable beds, no air conditioning but a large fan on the ceiling which worked well! Shower over the bath, which wasn't a problem, but if you lack mobility it would be. Fantastic location, just a few metres from the gates to china town, and also close to the BIG BUS hop on-off stop. Very close to all the upmarket shops! I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Valerie Dot7
Business
Perth Western Australia
23 Jun 2014

Top location, and basic amenities

This is a basic hotel, and it's main feature is the great location right next to the ChinaTown Gate. There is no airconditioning, no fridge and the view from the window in our room was to a service area and looking at a brick wall from an adjoining property; however it was quiet and clean. Only 1 double bed and no benchspace in the bathroom; however we thought it good value for money considering there's so much to do in San Francisco that we weren't in the room much during our two week stay. There's a room fan and tea/coffee making facilities in the foyer but not in the room. If you want luxury this isn't the place. It is a place to sleep and put your gear, but not much other than that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

China Town is so close, and there are many eating options surrounding the hotel. Transport is also very convenient, especially the buses .

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JustAddFish
Business
Australia
12 Nov 2013

Great location, nice old hotel.

Very close to Union square and easy access to numerous other San Francisco attractions, this hotel is far from fancy, but it is very clean and well maintained, and has all the basics. TV reception and wifi speed aren't great, but they're functional. The hotel is very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Naomi J
Business
New Zealand
9 Nov 2013

Perfect choice

I stayed at the Baldwin Hotel a total of 5 nights spread over two visits in a short space of time. The location is just perfect, 5 mins walk from Union Square, close to trams, buses. While fairly basic it had almost everything I needed. Not all the staff are conversant with the best public transport routes. I walked miles to catch a bus and later discovered it started from quite near the hotel! The hotel front desk person was clearly unaware of this. I love the towel arrangements that are left on the bed each day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

There are free tea/coffee making facilities at the rear of the ground floor where the computer is. Not needing to use the hotel computer I did not find these tea making facilities till the day i left after my second stay there. The front desk staff do not tell you on arrival.

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SFOnewbie
Business
UK
10 Sep 2013

Exceeded expectations

Stayed 4 nights during a very busy and expensive August in San Francisco so went for a lower budget hotel than normal. Pleasantly surprised - large, clean room with a good shower (looking at the fire escape plans ours did look to be the largest room on the floor though), friendly and efficient staff, great location to walk around central SF and easy access to cable cars and other transport to get further afield. Complimentary hot drinks in the seating area on the ground floor. Good wifi in our room. No other amenities in the hotel but that's reflected in the price. Only downside was the noise during the night from what was probably garbage trucks (windows were old single glazing) which might upset light sleepers. Also had to open the window to cool the room down which was noisy but OK if you just leave it open when you're out. Would recommend if you are just looking for a base to sleep whilst out and about in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Hops and Hominy restaurant about 2 mins walk away.

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kittykatch
Business
Canberra, Australia
7 Jul 2013

Great location and very comfortable

I really enjoyed my stay at the Baldwin. The location is great as it is just a short walk to many different travel options, restaurants and shops. It is also right at the gates into Chinatown. The room was very comfortable, clean and well serviced. No fridge or coffee making in the room though coffee is available in the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The restaurant across the road served me a most delicious meal with a lovely wine.

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anshen
Business
Beijing
28 Jul 2012

value for money

The hotel has a very good location with walking distance to China Town, Union square, restaurants, cable car, BART(Montgomery Station). Staff are friendly and helpful. There is a little bit difficult to open the door with room key, and the key is very expensive if you lost it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BaldwIn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adam41
Business
Melbourne VIC, Australia
6 Apr 2012

Good hotel good spot for tourists

Everything was good about this hotel except the heater was so noisy and its auto so u cant turn it off, apart from that it was great good spot comfy bed and staff were fine,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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