US$182 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 21 Aug 2015 Check-out 24 Aug 2015

Cova Hotel

3 stars
View map of 655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
11 reviews
Great Base for first few days in San Fran

Cova was exactly what I would expect for the price. It is located at the toppish end of the... See full review

  • Ex Canberra Resident
  • 18 Jan 2015
I liked Cova Hotel San Francisco.

I liked Cova Hotel San Francisco. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The room was pleasant,... See full review

  • Hilma
  • 12 Jul 2010
Cova Hotel San Francisco is a modern boutique hotel offering quality appointments and excellent value. This friendly hotel boasts first-class amenities, outstanding service and contemporary design. Business and leisure travellers enjoy close proximity to cable car lines, which travel through Nob Hill, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf.
General

Cova Hotel welcomes guests with conveniences such as a business centre, fitness centre, on-site parking and a multi-lingual staff. Rooftop event space, wireless Internet and a car rental desk are also available.
Location

Located in the Little Saigon area of downtown, near the Theatre District and Civic Centre, Cova Hotel is only blocks away from the Asian Art Museum, Japantown and SoMa.

  • NOTICE:The hotel will undergo renovation starting 20 December 2013 and scheduled to last for 16 weeks. All rooms in the proximity of the affected site will be closed off to guests. The hotel apologises for any inconvenience.
  • 25 min drive to the International Airport (San Francisco)
  • 35 min drive to the International Airport (Oakland)
Dining

A continental breakfast is served daily at Cova Hotel. Fill up on fresh juice, pastries and coffee before heading out for a day of sightseeing. Local eateries serving an exciting array of International cuisine are steps away from the hotel.
Rooms

Guestrooms at Cova Hotel offer spacious baths and comfortable, contemporary furnishings. Floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies grace the deluxe rooms and suites.

Cova Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Room
Our Deluxe Rooms feature modern furniture with a contemporary aesthetic. These deluxe guest rooms are available in King-size and two Queen-size bed configurations. Our room size is approximately 475 square feet and accomodates up to two adults with two children on existing beds. These rooms are available from our 3rd to 7th floors.
Executive Suite
Our one bedroom Suites share modern contemporary furniture and a modern designed spacious bathroom as the rest of our guest rooms. Our distinct one room suites feature a King-size bed in the bedroom and a kitchen that opens to the living room with sofa. Both the living room and bedroom also come with a 32" High Definition Flat Screen TV. Our room size is approximately 655 square feet and accommodates up to two adults with two children on the existing bed. These rooms are available from our 5th to 7th floors.
Superior Room
Our Superior Rooms feature modern contemporary furniture and a spacious bathroom. We feature an Otto-man Chair with foot rest for the single King bedroom and a large writing desk in all rooms. These guest rooms are available in single King-size, two Queens-size, and two Full-size bed configurations. Our room size is approximately 326 square feet and accommodates up to two adults with two children on existing beds. The rooms are available from our 2nd to 7th floors.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.784 -122.4169
Area served
San Francisco
Nearby airports
San Francisco, (SFO), 15.00, MI, S; Metropolitan, (OAK), 25.00, MI, SE; San Jose, (SJC), 45.00, MI, S;

Nearby points of interest

  • Civic Centre: 0.3 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.9 km
  • Union Square: 0.9 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.9 km
  • SoMa: 1 km
  • Japantown: 1.1 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.2 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.2 km
  • Japan Center: 1.2 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 km
  • Civic Centre: 0.3 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.9 km
  • Union Square: 0.9 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.9 km
  • SoMa: 1 km
  • Japantown: 1.1 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 1.2 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 1.2 km
  • Japan Center: 1.2 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.2 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.3 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 1.3 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 1.4 km
  • Moscone Center: 1.4 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1.4 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 1.4 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 1.5 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1.6 km
  • Octagon House: 1.6 km
  • Chinatown: 1.7 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 1.8 km
  • Lombard Street: 2.1 km
  • Coit Tower: 2.3 km
  • Mission Dolores: 2.3 km
  • ATT Park: 2.4 km
  • Ferry Building: 2.4 km
  • Mission Delores: 2.4 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2.5 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2.7 km
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2.7 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.7 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.7 km
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2.7 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 2.7 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.8 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.8 km
  • Underwater World: 2.8 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.8 km
  • Pier 39: 2.8 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 2.9 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
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 Cova Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
2.5
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ex Canberra Resident
Business
Ashfield
18 Jan 2015

Great Base for first few days in San Fran

Cova was exactly what I would expect for the price. It is located at the toppish end of the tenderloin which means its only a few blocks from Union Square, whilst also not too far from Japantown. The front staff help show you on the map the best way to get to places and which streets to avoid. Something that was appreciated after driving in at night through some fairly rough looking areas. The front desk helped us upgrade to bigger beds when we arrived as we are all quite tall and the beds were comfortable. As we weren't spending much time in our rooms this was all we needed (a fridge would've also bee handy). The bathrooms were clean and shower was good. We had the breakfast included, which was cereal, melon, potatoes, scrambled eggs, cheeses and hams and often freezing cold toast, good enough as it was free but would give it a miss if it was extra. It never cost too much to get back to from North Beach, the wharf etc. so was really a great base for exploring the city at a reasonable price. There was also a rooftop courtyard available for use, but looks like it is just being finished. The wifi worked fine. If your in San Fran to see San Fran it's a great way to be central for a good price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit up State Bird Provisions at Japantown 6 or so blocks away. You'll have to get there early and line up or book 3-4 months ahead, but it's worth it.

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Horton family
Business
London England
26 Jul 2014

An experience!!

We stayed at the Cova Hotel in San Francisco for 3 nights, the hotel is good value for money and you can't fault it the staff are very helpful and friendly. The location is close to Union Square however the area around the hotel is not very pleasant to walk through to get to the shops and tram, take the shuttle or a cab. There are homeless people everywhere you walk, and we experienced seeing an act at the side of the road, which wasn't very pleasant when you are walking with children!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Westfield mall Coriander Thai we shared a meal between 2 rice & 2 dishes $10 fab and tasty

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kangacolin
Business
Singapore
23 Jul 2013

Grad trip with 3 friends

Most of the hotels around san Francisco downtown are rather expensive, so we opted for Cova which is relatively near to the downtown area, they provide shuttle service to downtown and fisherman wharf area which is good, but need to book in advance and follow their timing. There were 4 of us staying in 1 room with double bed so it was a bit small but the toilet was quite big and spacious.. the location at ellis street can be quite dodgy at night so be sure not to walk alone from evening onwards

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

around market street and grant ave

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PamandGray
Business
New Zealand
30 Jun 2013

Handy San Francisco

A very good hotel . Good comfortable rooms with plenty of space. Front desk people very helpful Great breakfast facilities on 8th floor. It was very handy to main shopping in Union Square and to most transport around town. Recommend the Hop on Hop off Bus. It was just a shame that the hotels location could be somewhere else as there is alot of homeless people in that area, and we did not feel comfortable walking around at night in that area.

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

Business

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MCTK
Business
Australia
12 Jun 2013

GHETTO

The hotel was ordinary and the best thing was the Shuttle service & the Staff... There was no mention that the hotel was it the GHETTO even though it was a short walk from all the Downtown action ! It was a scary walk to and from the hotel, even my 6.3 husband didn't feel safe !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

all major stores are in one location... great for travellers

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
norman0325
Business
sydney
26 Feb 2013

good hotel bad location !

we stay there for 5 night hotel location is close to downtown but on the bad streets there are a lot of homeless people!! you can use the hotel shuttle to downtown and they do pick up at night as well overall it still was the best hotel we stay in US

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

Business

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tel Aviv beach
Business
Israel
9 Sep 2012

Good hotel not so good location

We enjoined very much the stay at the hotel, however the abundance of homeless in the street, makes the walking to be very unpleasant.

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

Business

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A.R.W.
Business
Christchurch, New Zealand
4 Aug 2012

Cova Hotel, not bad,threatening location.

Even though booking was prebooked, two rooms, three nights. Because I do not use credit cards whilst on holiday, staff would not let me take occupation of rooms until $1000.00 U.S. cash was paid. Then complained when I was checking out that they had to pay me in cash. Also the hotel power went off at 7am, no provision for backup system. All rooms/corridors were unlit.Breakfast room was locked, only cold food was available when it eventually opened. Not what I would expect from a four star rated hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to union sq. buy a 48 hr pass for hopon-hop off bus that covers four routes, sit back and enjoy the scenery of San Francisco. Visit Fishermans wharf, and pier 39 for great resteurants, also cross the Golden Gate bridge on the bus, which is included in the price. Museums at "Frying Pan Park" are also good value .

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cctt
Business
PA USA
23 Mar 2012

Good stay in San Francisco

Good service, helpful and patient front desk. wonderful and free breakfast. conventient shutter service to convention center and fishman walfer. Good site to stay

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

Business

Review of Cova Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tzji
Business
melbourne
9 Nov 2011

good hotel for low budget

great access to city shops, chinatown & transport. Internet is free.

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

Business

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