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The Maxwell Hotel

386 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Maxwell Hotel, San Francisco, California
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The Maxwell Hotel - Hotel Reviews from across the web

No title - expert review
Why choose 'Galet rent-a-room' Its the ideal situation for those seeking tranquility. Situated in the pedestrian island of Pieve di Ledros historical centre in the completely renovated Santini-Foletto house.It is small, warm and inviting.As soon as you enter the door you can percept the feeling of b...
bootsnall.com

No title - expert review
This handsome, stylish hotel immediately impresses with its dramatic, curtained-off lobby and boldly patterned, richly textured furniture. Rooms have a clubby, retro look, with deep jewel tones, classic Edward Hopper prints on the walls, and drawings by bellman Jack Keating. Windows open fully, clos...
fodors.com

No title - expert review
Its location, 1 block from Union Square, and chic-boutique surroundings make this 13-story 1908 hotel a favorite with business travelers, families, die-hard shoppers, and even Eminem (who stayed here in 2003). Rooms show their age, but rather than wrinkles, you're more likely to look at the imperfec...
frommers.com

No title - expert review
Formerly known as The Raphael, this smart little property sits in the heart of the Theater District. It was taken over by the Joie de Vivre group in late 1996. It is ideal for visitors who want see the downtown sights and take in a play or two. The smallish rooms are outfitted in a sort of Art Deco ...
gayot.com

No title - expert review
Located in the heart of Union Square, footsteps from world class shopping, theatres and restaurants. The newly redesigned lobby and handsome guestrooms reflect the d cor that is a nostalgic, yet timeless blend of theatrical and Art Deco influences. Unique services and amenities have been designed wi...
travel.away.com

No title - expert review
BUILT IN 1908 THE MAXWELL HOTEL IS A RECENTLYREFURBISHED BOUTIQUE CHARMER WITH AN APPEALINGART DECO FLAIR. A PERFECT LOCATION LESS THAN ABLOCK FROM FAMED UNION SQUARE WITH HANDSOMEGUESTROOMS REFLECTING THE DRAMA OF THE HOTELSTHEATER DISTRICT LOCALE. UNIQUE SERVICES ANDAMENITIES HAVE BEEN DESIGNED WI...
Go-California.com

No title - expert review
3 Star: First Class. Well appointed style and decor with higher standards of services and amenities. Facilities often include restaurant or lounge, swimming poo...
gotrump.com

No title - expert review
Built in 1908, the Maxwell hotel is a boutique charmer with an appealing art deco flair. A perfect location less than a block from famed Union Square with handsome guestrooms reflecting the drama of the hotels theater district locale. Unique services and amenities have been designed with the city ce...
shdweb.com

No title - expert review
Built in 1908, the Maxwell Hotel is a recently refurbished boutique charmer with an appealing Art Deco flair. A perfect location less than a block from famed Union Square with handsome guestrooms reflecting the drama of the hotel's Theater District locale. Unique services and amenities have been des...
shdweb.com

No title - expert review
Location. With an art deco style, the Maxwell Hotel Joie de Vivre in San Francisco, (Calif.) is a restored masterpiece in the center of Union Square. This boutique hotels location provides easy access to the citys lively theater and high end shopping districts. Guests can walk to Saks Fifth Avenue, ...
sidestep.com

In the middle of it all - user review
I stayed at the Maxwell basically to save money. I was attending a medical meeting at the Fairmont five blocks away, and my per diem would not allow the $289.00 per night convention rate at the latter property. The Maxwell has one of the best locations in a big city that I've ever seen. It sits next...
epinions.com

maxwell hotel - user review
It was some time ago I stayed here but, I found the rooms to be SMALL but nice for an artist type crowd (3star). The bathrooms also small but had alot of nice amenities . The room I stayed in was extremely clean. You can't ask for a better location, you can walk to just about anything from here. And...
epinions.com

great disappointment - user review
My husband and I had high expectations for a wonderful stay at what appeared to be a lovely deco hotel. We were greatly disappointed. Although the room had been booked months in advance, we were given a room at the end of a d...
epinions.com

Magical - user review
This is a magical hotel, I'd return to any day without second thoughts. It's one of those hotels that don't have all that a bland modern corporate hotel has to offer, but this hotel is still unique enough to offer a very uniqu...
epinions.com

Bang Bang Maxwell San Francisco... - user review
When I grow up and become a famous and respected author, I am going to reserve a room at the Maxwell Hotel in San Francisco, so that I may work upon my next novel in peace and relative luxury. Also so I have legitimate reasons ...
epinions.com

Extremely accommodating - user review
Although this was not the fanciest hotel I have ever stayed at, the location was great and the service was even better. Traveler's tip on local attraction...
expedia.com

boutique hotel in the center of Union Square - user review
charming, personal, small. Wallking distance to everything, including a nice walk to the Ferry Building. Nice staff to greet you and occasionally offers a lovely long stem rose to their gueests. I am up in the city almost every month. It is the only hotel I stay in now! Traveler's tip on dining.Fara...
expedia.com

Good price, but barely nice - user review
Good price at a good location. However, there are a few undesirable things. Old furnishings, which are attempted to be passed off as rustic . Carpeting needs to be changed. Considering the priciness of the city and the terrible furnishing of some other hotels, this is by far one of the best options ...
expedia.com

Great location - user review
I visited SF for the first time and was a bit nervous on the location of this hotel. I have read reviews on other locations and was worried about some sketchy streets. Luckily, the Maxwell was located in a safe area and was close to shopping areas, food and the cable cars. Everything was easily acce...
expedia.com

hotel room description - user review
it is an older hotel but kept up fairly well rooms are various sizes for same price so ask about that junior suite is not a suite but a slightly larger room; pull out is a love seat...
expedia.com

Great Location Would Stay There Again - user review
Location, Location, Location. One block from Union Square & cable cars. Hotel is old but has lots of charactor. My room was clean but always dark (faced a wall) and a little on the small side, but comfortable. Elevators on small side. Small complains: No refridgerator in room, and room safe was brok...
expedia.com

Impressed with size of room for the price - user review
My wife and I looked for a hotel near Union Square. The Maxwell was priced well for its star rating. We loved the room for its large size and amenities such as a wet bar. Parking (valet or self park) was across the stree...
expedia.com

Great stay - user review
Nice, no frills hotel. clean rooms on the small side. Wonderful location for Union Square. Will go back again. Staff ...
expedia.com

Icky! - user review
Paper thin sheets, springs in the back, bugs crawling in the sink, stail cigaret smoke smell. This is not what I expected when I book this hotel...scratch that...motel. However, the location is excellent and service was good. Now you know. Traveler's tip on shopping.Centrally located to all the majo...
expedia.com

Quite reasonable. - user review
Perfect consistency at affordable prices. 4 stars. Traveler's tip on dining.Thai Noodle shop on OFarrell just one block fr...
expedia.com

Good value, great location - user review
The hotel has a certain charm with the older style and furnishings. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. There were no amenities in the room (no coffee pot, refrigerator, etc) but room service is available and there is coffee in the lobby in the mornings. The maid and bell hop( ) w...
expedia.com

Great location, nice hotel excellent! - user review
The hotel is just down the block from Union Square, so perfect location close to everything including public transpo. They have valet parking AND a parking garage just around the corner ($24 a day for the garage)if you need it, as well as a diner downstairs. It feels like an upscale hotel, but I did...
expedia.com

Great place to stay - user review
The Maxwell hotel has a great location, right next to Union Square, close to the cable cars, and within walking distance of the conference center. Staff at the front desk were extremely helpful and gave me great directions for getting around town. Free wireless internet in every room was a major plu...
expedia.com

Comfortable, charming and close to shopping. - user review
The Maxwell Hotel is an old hotel that has been nicely refurbished yet has managed to maintain the 1890's aura. It is one block from Union Square with all the high end department stores and is walking distance to Chinatown. It is one block from the trolly stop on Powell that will take you to Fisherm...
expedia.com

Nice Accomodations - user review
The Maxwell Hotel is not the flashiest of hotels, but it's more than nice and is fairly affordable especially for San Francisco. I recommend this hotel if the traveler does not plan on spending...
expedia.com

Affordable Boutique Hotel Right in Union Square - user review
The Maxwell Hotel is right in the heart of Union Square and very affordable. The standard room is kind of small but totally worth what you are paying. Its walking distance to movie theaters, shopping and fine dinning...plus the Bart and Cable Car...
expedia.com

might go back - user review
the room was noisy from street noise.the reception from front desk was not good.did not make us feel welcome. the housekeeping staff was very good!!!the location for the hotel was very good! price was good,we wou...
expedia.com

Great 3 Star Hotel - user review
The room was very comfortable. Not much noise. The staff was unfriendly, and could not wait to get you out of their sight. When we asked about the restaurant Benihana's, they told us the closest one was in Oakland, yet there was one located in Japantown just 15 blocks away. Traveler's tip.We had nev...
expedia.com

A feel good ,away from home, cozy, boutique like qualiity about it. Small, yet personal. - user review
This small boutique like hotel is always my home away from home when I travel to San Francisco. Centered in the heart of Union Square, I can walk anywhere I need to be within minutes. While the hotel is old, the rooms are clean. The staff is extremely personal.If you want home cooked food, Max's dow...
expedia.com

Can’t wait to go back - user review
This was our first trip to SF so trying to find the right hotel was hard. We picked this one since it was close to Union Square. We have 2 teenagers and wanted to be close to all the activity. We loved the hotel. It was older but you couldnt tell. It was clean, the staff was friendly and very helpfu...
expedia.com

good location! - user review
very close to union square. great location. if you stay here, get a...
expedia.com

You get what you pay for. - user review
Very convenient, relatively clean place to s...
expedia.com

Not bad - user review
We got room beside the elevator shaft and were concerned we would hear it all night, but turned out not to be very noticable at all. Staff could not accomodate a move for the first night, but offered to move us 2nd night. We decided to stay put since it wasn't near as bad as we anticipated. Location...
expedia.com

Great location with charm of the 40’s! - user review
We stayed here during the time Union Square was lit up. It was wonderful, but get there early. The hotel is of an age gone by but this just adds to the charm. People at the hotel were friendly and helpful. We had a junior suite and we had plenty of room. We did have problems reaching room service th...
expedia.com

Excellent Value - user review
When many hotels were sold out I was able to get a reasonable rate for San Francisco standards. The location was convenient with many restaurants to walk to. The room was fairly large and was very clean. Best of all, I was in a city and did not have much noise to contend with. Overall it was a pleas...
expedia.com

Maxwell Hotel--Run Down, Filthy - user review
I stayed 1 night (booked 4 originally, but left after 1 night, as soon as I could find another room) at the Maxwell Hotel in San Francisco in September, 2004. Here's a summary of what I experienced: The carpet was old, filthy, with numerous stains. The paint was literally pealing off the wall in lar...
fodors.com

Max´s felt a little bit like Rome! - user review
We stayed at this hotel on the last night of our trip to San Francisco. The room was small, as was the bathroom, but quiet and the a/c hum kept the street noise at bay. The hotel staff were very nice as we had to get up and out very early for our flight. This hotlel reminded us (Karen, Megan and Mys...
fodors.com

No title - user review
All, I can say I was glad to leave this hotel and come home. For over 34 years and during that time I stayed in many hotels. Other than the location, and the restaurant, I would not r...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Awesome hotel great location nice peo...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Buses park in front of the hotel. The is no bell man to keep this space open to drop off bags and valet car. When I called hotel to report this problem I was directed to park my car two blocks away in a public parking garage. This...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Decent room and good location but not much e...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Good location. Adequate accommodations. But next time, I would choose the P...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Good value for the mone...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Great location for shoppers, tourists and business alike the restaurant is fantastic but the rooms are a li...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Great location, staff were efficient but cold. The Hotel is in immediate need of a major reservation. The carpets were worn out the room smelt disgusting, the bathroom door would not close without lifting the toilet seat. The most striking thing about this hotel is how little it looked like the pict...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Great place to stay if you are going to the the...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Have used this hotel many times when in SF overnight for the symphony or opera. Very satisfactory especially when they are running a special on t...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
I strongly disliked this hotel. The staff was rude and did not have the rooms available that I requested. I also asked for late check out but was told no one in the hotel could have a late check out because of an event. I later found out that they allowed some guests to have late check out, but we w...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
I think it's a great alternative in order to visit the city as a tourist. It's location is excellent. The room I stayed in was nice and spacious and al...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
I would have preferred a cleaner bathroom and better room accommodations, but the location was convenient and the restaurant downstairs allowed reservations for hotel guests. I am overall pleased wi...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
If the property was brought up to date, and cleaned, it would be an excellent place to stay in Union Square. It's to bad I can't give an O.K. review. I'm not that hard to please. Location was go...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
If you are looking for a hotel in San Francisco with absolutely the best location, price, and ambience, go no further. I will always try to stay here when I am in San Francisco whether it is for biz or pleasure. Simpl...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
It definitely was not a 3 star hotel, maybe a...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Old patched together hotel, with 30 year old carpet and furnishings in the rooms, with a great...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Overall, it was okay. It wasn't very impressive but it served its purpose. I wouldn't have a problem staying there again but I will if it is at ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Perfect location, wonderful sta...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
So friendly, welcoming, and convenience for shopping around union ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The doorways, hallways, lobby, elevators, and rooms are very small. If you have even one baggage larger than a carry on, plan on jumping over it and the furniture to move about in a guestroom, smaller items can be tucked under furniture. The hotel air is very stuffy and damp with an undertone of smo...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The entire staff that I dealt with was very helpful and friendly. The room was a little bit smaller than I thought based off the picture, but who cares really. We didn't go on vacation to be in the hotel room, it was just a place to bath and sleep. The front desk staff gave excellent directions and ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The hotel is very nice, very unique and clean, Max's restaurant is very nice, I like the old style feel of the hotel, with all of the upgraded features. I'm not sure what the hotel is like during the week or what the noise level is like for rooms that do not face the street or are on higher floor, b...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The hotel location was wonderful, a 1/2 block from union square. The rooms were mostly clean, however much older than I had imagined. The major draw back of this hotel is the parking, a block away ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The hotel should consider update the entire facility. I felt it was very outdated compared to the competition ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Hotel was in walking distance of everything we wanted to do. The Restaurant in the Hotel was excellent in two days we ate ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The hotel's restaurant charged us extra for two items (one coffee at $2.75, that was supposed to be included with their breakfast special and they charged us for $6 to add meat instead of $3.) Made us think later that this wa...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The location was great and the room was very appea...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The location was great. The hotel was Old San Francisco which means it had charm, and the rooms were small, euro type. Overall, I enjoyed my stay. I would not bring my family here becau...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell Hotel is located within a block of Union Square and was very affordable (Paid $111 for one weekday night). The rooms are small but well maintained. The Maxwell does not have its own parking garage but there is one within a block. Do not pay for your parking through the hotel because they...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell is a nice, quiet hotel for couples and single business travelers. The union square location is ideal. Charming, E...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell is an old style building but seems to be well kept. I remember reading it was ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell is an older hotel located a block from union square. It has a very popular medium priced restaurant with a 60'...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell is not a perfect hotel, but my husband said what he liked so much about it was that it was imperfect. It is old and the rooms are small. The paint is chipping and the floors creak. But the decor is charming and comfortable, the staff is friendly, and it is a unique place to stay. The loc...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell is very conveniently located for shopping, restaurants, and theater. The bellman that meets you on the street, takes the bags to your room. Rooms are adequate with dated bathroom, but high speed internet access if free. Room w...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The Maxwell would be a good choice for someone (like me) who really doesn't spend much time in the hotel room. Rooms are clean but dated. Union square location makes in handy for walking and catching public transportatio...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
The room was awful, there was no exercise room, the staff was unprofessional and they were unwilling to move me out a room that was unapp...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Then we got a parking ticket in front of the hotel, right where the sign says Maxwell hotel loading and unloadiong only & valet parking only. Which is what we were doing. We talked to the management, not the front desk goofball and he said...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
There definitely left a few things to be desired at this hotel. Although, it was moderately clean it was just old and needs a few updates. Much of the interior in the rooms were worn and smelt smoky even if it was a non smoking room. The amenities were decent and all we needed for a two night stay. ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
This hotel greatly exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and the location was excellent. I'd definitely sta...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
This hotel is in need of a remodel. The rooms are outdated. The beds are uncomfortable. The windows are old and need to be replaced the rooms are noisy. At night the rooms are too bright and have no curtains to shut out noise and lights. The decor needs upda...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
This hotel needs to be updated. Our room was freezing cold because it had old windows. There was no view and parking cost too much money. The best thing about the hotel...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
This is a great hotel for the traveler on a tight budget. The location i...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
This was my husband and my first experience. We were pleasantly surprised by the Maxwell. It's an old building, so the rooms and bathrooms are small, but they've managed to fit in all the expected amenities. Carpet was new, everything recently painted. Things are just tighter all over in an old buil...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Very interesting 20's decor, clean and comfortable. Parking is $29 a day, a block away. That is the only reason I would consider staying in a different area. Otherwise a very nice and different experience from t...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
Very warm, cozy atmosphere. Rooms are clean, and spacious. Hotel is in an excellent location in the heart of Union Square. With in easy walking distance of everything. Streets outside the hotel are safe though if you go about 4 5 blocks south, by the Warfield Theater, the area becomes much dirtier: ...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
We drove around for an hour looking for the hotel because the staff could not give us proper directions: it is difficult to get to by car because Geary is a one way street. There is no parking at the hotel, and although they called a valet to park the car somewhere, they did not inform me that there...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
We enjoyed being in the city center with easy access to museums, shops and transportation. The room was decorated in inviting warm colors with comfortable beds. A nice touch on arrival was a gift of a red rose. We had just completed a round the world trip where we had experienced friendly, helpful a...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
We had a pleasant stay. It is less than a block from Union Square and very convenient and close to transportation. Our room was clean, but next to the elevator, we never heard it. The bathroom was small, you could not open or close the door without having the toilet seat up, it was that close. The s...
mytravelguide.com

No title - user review
While conveniently located, the front desk person that checked us in was rude & unfriendly. The room came with a full, walk in closet that was unnecessary while the bathroom was tiny and basically nasty. I would no...
mytravelguide.com

The Maxwell Hotel: Small Union Square Hotel - user review
Situated in the heart of San Francisco's vibrant Union Square neighborhood, the Maxwell Hotel San Francisco is a striking art deco structure with a theatrical flair. I stayed here for business when it was the raphael. Looks like it has definately upgraded its decor. Built in 1908, and recently resto...
virtualtourist.com

Good Hotel - user review
We had a good time here. The staff was very friendly and he...
travel.yahoo.com

My review of The Maxwell Hotel - user review
The hotel staff was quite friendly and helpful. The room was clean and nicely decorated. The location was good--close to lots of shops, restaurants, an...
travel.yahoo.com

Art Deco - user review
The Maxwell Hotel is a small Art Deco style hotel in the heart of Union Square surrounded by some great art galleries and shops. The lobby is small, but cozy; the single roo...
travel.yahoo.com

All around good place to stay! - user review
This was our first trip to the Bay Area and we didn't want the nuisance of renting/driving and parking a car. The Maxwell was a block from Union Square in the middle of everyth...
travel.yahoo.com

Location, Location, Location! - user review
Right in the heart of Union Square. 4 Blocks from Chinatown. Within a stone's throw of excellent dining options. Staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable re: area. BART an...
travel.yahoo.com

In love with the Hotel Maxwell! - user review
We stayed in the Grand Terrace Penthouse Suite at the Hotel Maxwell for one night, and I can say with confidence that it was the most beautiful room I have ever stayed in! Plea...
travel.yahoo.com

cool old hotel - user review
Great location to shopping, trolley, very affordable diners, particularly one called Athens Diner (I think) a block or two down Geary St. Great, inexpensive omlettes - very affor...
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Execellent for cost conscious traveler - user review
The Maxwell is very conveniently located for both business and turist destinations. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the decor reletively new. Excellen...
travel.yahoo.com

Great place to stay with a central loaction - user review
Lsst week I spent 5 days in San Francisco at the Maxwell. I was in town for a conference. The Maxwell Hotel has a great location--within walking distance of almost everything, in...
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buyer beware - user review
the location was great and the value was good because it was one of the most affordable hotels i came accross in s.f. however, the carpet through (in room especially) needs a good...
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