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Baldwin Hotel - San Francisco

2 star Hotel San Francisco

321 Grant Ave - San Francisco

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from $ 178 .98
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The Baldwin Hotel offers renovated accommodation conveniently located beside one of San Francisco's landmarks, the Chinatown Dragon Gate. Situated only two blocks from vibrant Union Square, the structure is just steps from fabulous shopping, exciting theater shows, and the world-famous cable cars.

Given its proximity to public transportation - with the BART station only two blocks away - the property is an ideal base from which to explore all of San Francisco's amazing sightseeing attractions, such as Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, the Moscone Center, the Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Gardens.

A popular destination for families and leisure travelers, as well as business people looking for affordable accommodations near the Financial District, the Baldwin Hotel offers a warm atmosphere that can suit everyone. Free wireless Internet access is also available.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 40 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Excellent situated Hotel,VERY Close to Chinatown,an excellent SUSHI Restaurant nex...

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Facilities at Baldwin Hotel

  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 4 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Baldwin Hotel is also known as

Baldwin Hotel San Francisco
Baldwin Hotel
Baldwin San Francisco

8.3

Clean

8.8

Location

6.8

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

7.9

Service

Baldwin Hotel reviews

7.4 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

very nice conveniently located hotel. nice staff...great restaurant next door, staff nice and super reasonable.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We would stay there another time. Great service,great location, we had a pleasent stay.

2.5
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I stayed at Baldwin hotel for a week. Although the location of the hotel is very good, with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby, I would not recommend the Baldwin hotel. I stayed the week before in another nearby (cheaper) hotel and found it much better. The Baldwin hotel is extremely noisy, even on the 10th floor at the back.

4.9 Ordinary
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Not bad but too expansive!

7.0 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

The hotel was of the older style and reasonably small. It was well located just near China Town and a short walk from Montgomery Metro station which is also convenient to catching a train to the airport. (Are those BART trains noisey or what?) The room was of a good size but lacked a fridge but despite the size, the bed was placed almost against a wall. The major downside of this place is that the street is noisey at unexpected times - trucks collecting garbage from nearby restaurants with bottle clanking and reverse warning buzzers sounding! Also passing weirdos expounding their world views at 3.30am.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Sri Lanka

For a low cost option its an excellent choice. Hotel is clean, modern and rooms are fine and fairly spacious. Staff are very helpful, kind and welcoming. Best of all - great location right in the heart of downtown so you can walk to so many places or easily get a cable car or bus, the best area of SF for tourists. Lots of food options nearby and shopping and Starbucks next door! Its true, its only 2 blocks from the BART line for airport transfer or market street and others for cable car or bus - so a max 10 minute walk.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Colombia

EXCELENTE ATENCION Y MUY BUENA LOCALIZACION

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

It was a really good experience in San Francisco, the hotel is in a very good location,near everything you can do.it was our first time in Baldwin.We recomend Baldwin for rates, location and staff.

6.6 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The room on the Grant street was very noisy. Otherwise, the room was very clean.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

At first glance, the room seems old fashioned but it is in fact comfortable, klean and quiet. The hotel situation in downtown is remarquable, just beside Chinatown main entrance. As it was our first visit to the States, we had to get used with the fact there is no breakfast available but there are plenty of places for it nearby and it is a good way to immerge into the citie's life. Nice place for individual tourists. I would come back there with pleasure.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Stayed twice in this hotel, in room on 2nd and 4th floors. It's not exceptionally noisy there but I would recommend requesting a higher floor where possible as it reduces noise from the street.

6.0 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Convenient area and well-priced for that area, clean and functional, but nothing special. Rooms were small, noisy street, tiny bathroom, etc.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Good location. They give us the smallest room but for two days it worked just fine.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Good choice, good location: close to cable car, chinatown, union square, shops, and a very decent, safe, clean place.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

In March-April 2008 we stayed i Baldvin for two periods. Good, kind service from staff. Very clean and neat all over the hotel. Good location. No nonsens. Very good value and excellent location. Ellen Starklint and Krebs Ovesen

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Baldwin is a great value. The location is pretty much unbeatable for the price. I got it for $89/night in mid-February. It's right next to the Chinatown gate, Union Square, and 15 min. walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. There is some street noise, and some noise from the halls, but nothing unusual. The girl at the desk was knowledgeable about the city and friendly. We saw a variety of people at the hotel, looked like international tourists. It's a Euro-style hotel, so if you've stayed in typical European hotels it will be familiar. Parking is $22/day, pretty reasonable, but garage is about 2 blocks away. You can come and go with your car as you please though. There are a couple of nice wine bars across the street. Overall, for the money I don't think you could do much better.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I really enjoyed my stay here. It is a small, old-style hotel with friendly staff. It is very well located for shopping and transport. It was incredibly clean. I loved my room and the claw-foot bath in the bathroom.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We stayed for 3 nights at the Baldwin. It is located centrally, right at the gate of China Town. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely come back to it when visiting San Francisco again.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Unless we are staying at a destination resort, my wife and I look for clean, comfortable, well-maintained properties in a good location with helpful staff. The Baldwin fit our requirements to a "T". As advertised, it was only steps away from the Grant Street entry to Chinatown with North Beach a short walk and Fisherman's Wharf a much longer but pleasant hike. It was only a couple of short blocks from Market Street and mss transportation via Bart, bus and trolley. We have generally stayed at small boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts when in San Francisco, but this was a last minute whim-trip and our usual haunts were taken. Next time the Baldwin will be our first choice.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

What an excellent bargain!! I doubt you will find a better value anywhere in the city. Rooms were clean and quiet, location was excellent, staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Philippines

it's a nice boutique hotel, great location and decor, very quaint, clean average size room, newly renovated bathrooms are white and very clean and comfortably-sized. the only downside is there's no bellman to help with the luggages. carry your own. knowledgable staff on tourist information. Sear's fine food at powell street is a great place to eat. they have diner food but a notch better than normal diners. it's been around sice 1939. be there before 9am for breakfast, the line to get a table builds up after 9am! another good diner is pinecrest along Mason street. it's open 24 hours.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I loved this hotel! We got a room with the clawed foot bathtub. Our view wasn't great (alleyway) but the rest of our room was fantastic. I have worked at 5 different hotels, in different states and this was one of the best hotels I have seen in a long time especially for its price. And the people at the front desk were immensely helpful, which was important because I had to make it to a Visa apt. by 10:00am and we were running late but they checked us into our room early and gave us excellent directions to the French Embassy! In the end, if you don't mind a bad view from the room everything else is just great and it is the hotel that I would recommend to any of my friends visiting San Fran.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Very good location at reasonable price for San Francisco.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

5.8 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

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7.8 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

1.2
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

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Room Details

Baldwin Hotel offers 60 guest rooms with free local calls. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 32-inch LCD televisions with premium cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and phones during their Union Square visit. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Baldwin Hotel

By airplane
From San Francisco International Airport:
Approximate driving time is 25 minutes and distance is 13 miles/20.8 km. Travel northbound on Hwy 101 and then take I-280 towards downtown San Francisco. Take the 3rd Street/Downtown exit and turn left at 3rd Street. Go approximately 8 blocks and cross Market Street. 3rd Street turns into Kearny Street. Stay in left lane and go about 3 blocks to Sutter Street. Turn left on Sutter Street. Go 1 block and then turn right on Grant Avenue where you will find the Baldwin Hotel.
Alternatively, the hotel can be reached by taxi, shuttle or the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The BART service runs directly to the Montgomery or Powell Street stations, two blocks from the hotel.

From Oakland International Airport:
Approximate driving time is 30 minutes and distance is 20 miles/32 km. After crossing the Bay Bridge, take the Fremont Street exit (first exit on the right side). Go 2 blocks and cross Market Street. Fremont Street becomes Front Street. Go a half block and turn left onto Pine Street. Go approximately 3 blocks on Pine Street. Turn left onto Montgomery Street. Go 2 blocks and turn right on Sutter Street. Go 2 blocks and turn right on Grant Avenue.
You can also reach the hotel by taxi, shuttle or the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). AIRBART buses leave approximately every 15 minutes from each airport terminal to the Coliseum BART station. From the Coliseum Station, take the BART to the Montgomery or Powell Street stations.

Distances from Baldwin Hotel

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Lotta's Fountain - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Union Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Francisco Magic Parlor - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
SF Playhouse - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Un-Scripted Theater Company - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Wells Fargo History Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Tin How Temple - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Kong Chow Temple - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Marines Memorial Theater - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Baldwin Hotel are:
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 19 km / 11.8 mi
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.4 km / 12.1 mi

The preferred airport for Baldwin Hotel is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Baldwin Hotel

  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking