"Excellent location, Room nice and confortable. The only negative furnishings very dusty and dirty. " More

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Hotel Description

This boutique hotel offers a fitness center, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. 2000 square feet (186 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and TransAmerica Pyramid.

All 189 rooms feature WiFi, satellite TV, and coffee/tea makers. Premium bedding and designer toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, refrigerators, minibars, and free local calls are available.

A romantic stay in the heart of San Francisco awaits you at Villa Florence. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include in-room LED TVs.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$126 per night

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count ???room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular??? Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Villa Florence ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Excellent location, Room nice and confortable. The only negative furnishings very dusty and dirty.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great place near everything in Union Square.

Pros: The staff
Cons: Bring back Kuleto's restaurant
Location: close to everything and the value was excellent
The staff made this place special beside its location. Kuleto's restaurant is gone but Café Bellini's is next door. The food is great there also.

Posted by , from Palm Desert Sun City on Feb 28, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 27, 2017 by SeanC

Thank you for the great review! I will be sure to share this with all our staff who love to hear we got another 5 star review. We work hard to serve all our guests.

2 out of 5
The room smelled like fried duck and grease fro the hotel restaurant one story below. When we asked to change rooms we were dried.

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016

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4 out of 5

Good Downtown Location

Hotel very nice once you get there. Parking is a challenge. Construction in the area makes it difficult but when I called they met me on the street and parked my car for me. Their valet parking is expensive and takes time to retrieve the car. We learned to park one block away for half the price and it wasn't difficult. The staff were very helpful especially a man named Limo at the front desk.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX on Jul 2, 2016

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3 out of 5

Was disappointed at all the fees

Thought we were getting a $65 discount and it said there were to be no additional travelocity fees. Then there were $62 in additional fees

Posted by , from CA on Jan 19, 2016

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3 out of 5

Great location, room sizes vary, parking $$$

Pros: Location, character. They were a accommodating with a roll out bed at no extra charge for my son.
Cons: Bathroom cleanliness. Bad odor in hallways & elevator. Parking cost is too high $58/nite. Small touches; cookies at check-in, AM coffee, more towels
Location: A great location at Union Square with nearby (shopping, restaurants, bars, cable car, public transit) walking to China Town. Great onsite restaurant.
Great location, half a block from Union Square with walking distance to so much. If you're coming in on public transportation this is not a bad option. With the construction on the nearby subway (ongoing) navigating in this area is now a nightmare. Access to Powell Street in front on the hotel is very, very difficult (and I am native to SF) making loading/unloading next to impossible. Parking is $58 a night at the hotel and about $31-36 in nearby lots per night. Union Sq lot is only a block away. Front desk staff was awesome. On-site restaurant, Kuletto's is awesome. Room sizes can really vary. This stay I stayed in a regular queen room and the first one was claustrophobic. They moved us to a slightly better room that was somewhat standard size with tiny bathroom. Still a bit tight for 2 adults. I highly recommend asking about the room size when checking in. I've stayed in the suite rooms before and they are generous and well worth the upgrade if you can afford it. This hotel definitely has "character", is a bit old and creaky but has been upgraded well. Could use a bit more sprucing up (cleaner in the bathroom) and have better amenities (more towels, cookies at check-in, free coffee downstairs in the AM). The small touches would make a difference. Bathroom could definitely be cleaner, bad smell in the hallways and elevator would improve satisfaction too!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: location. Short 10 min walk to Golden Gate Theater
Cons: they were clearly understaffed...but it was the Sat before Christmas and everything was crazy in the city.
Location very good - easy walk to shopping, plays, restaurants etc. Inside restaurant Kuleto's is very tasty. Couple of things to be aware of. 1) Hotel guests receive 20% discount at Kuleto's & the little bar in the lobby. However they make you ask specifically for the 20% discount (applicable as long as you charge to your room). Why not make it easy and just automatically give 20% discount when the guest is charging to their room? No, you must say it out loud that you want the 20% discount. 2) Hopefully this is not a common occurrence but our lunch waitress completely bungled our bill. We had a party of 6 so an automatic 18% gratuity was added, but then she also had an extra $40 tip...and some other charges. We were not able to resolved this until later that evening when the bill was corrected and reduced $80. 3) The hotel parking is convenient but at $58 per car plus tax/fees it is quite a bit more expensive than the city parking garage which is right around the corner. (I think we paid 2x as much.) 4. Not sure how often they close/block off Powell in front of the hotel but if you are there the week of Christmas beware that you need to let the guards at the corner know you are a hotel guest & they will allow you to drive through the blocked wall. this is the only way to get your car to the vallet parking. 5. Expect a very small room - probably common at most SF hotels, but the bathroom was large enough for only one person at a time.

Posted by , from Clovis CA on Dec 21, 2015

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1 out of 5

location is good

charged$25 for wifi , using coffeepot that i could not find out it per day

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

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1 out of 5

Tip housekeeping well, or else….

This is going to sound like a paranoid cliché, but I had a passive-aggressive housekeeping situation on the second day of my stay at Villa Florence while I was traveling by myself for business. When I left for the day, I left a $2 tip on the desk, along with my cell phone charger. I left some of my toiletries on the counter of the bathroom, and my unworn pants were hanging by hanger clips by the ankle portion of the pant legs in the bathroom as well (a tactic to help steam out the wrinkles). When I returned, the first thing that I noticed was my charger was missing (the $2 was still on the desk). I found the charging brick portion in my toiletries bag (along with everything else I had left out on the counter….almost). I finally found detachable cord to the charger under a book on the nightstand. Then I noticed that the bar of soap that I had barely used had been removed and not replaced. Must be an oversight, I thought. Things became stranger when I noticed that my pants had been rehung and that the buttons on one of the pairs was hanging by a thread. Perhaps they were in this condition when I packed them, although I don’t recall that. I officially realized that I was being messed with when my contact lens case was missing. I knew I had it because I had used it the night before and had left it on the counter in the morning. Nothing beats having to trek out late at night on a sketchy street to buy a new one (along with a sewing kit).

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great stay at a centrally located hotel

Pros: Location, comfortable bed, helpful staff, beautiful look and feel - high quality
Cons: Sofa bed was typical - not perfectly comfortable, but adequate
Location: Union Square - 5 minutes; Chinatown - 15 minutes, Public Transportation - right out the front door to get anywhere you want to be
Villa Florence is a beautiful hotel just off of Union Square. The room was comfortable and spacious with a high quality mattress and linens. The location couldn't be more perfect to access all forms of public transportation (cable cars, BART, trams, buses). You're right in the middle of the action, yet away from the craziness of Fisherman's Wharf. Great place to stay !!

Posted by , from Denver, CO on Aug 19, 2015

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 2000 square feet (186 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Villa Florence. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star San Francisco hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 189 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 2000 sq ft of conference space
  • 186 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1908
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge
  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22.5 km / 14 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Powell St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Villa Florence offers 189 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 55.00-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Francisco hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2015.

  • Minibar
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Tourism fee: USD 5.70 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 33.06 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 33.06 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 33.06 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 33.06 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 67.26 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

Hotel Names

  • Florence Villa
  • Villa Florence
  • Villa Florence Hotel
  • Villa Florence Hotel San Francisco
  • Villa Florence San Francisco
  • Hotel Florence Larkspur Collection
  • Larkspur Collection San Francisco

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.