What We Love
- Furnishings are constructed almost exclusively from reclaimed and recycled materials
- Complimentary bikes for guest use
- Pet-friendly rooms are available
- The free parking for hybrid cars
What To Know
- Rooms are small and, if you’re not facing the courtyard, can be noisy
- The area is traffic-heavy
- The hotel itself doesn’t have a fitness area or a pool, but offers access to the pool and fitness center at the Good Hotel’s sister hotel across the street
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This do-gooder hotel is primed for budget- and eco-conscious travelers, and at one of the best price points in all of San Francisco. The five-story turn-of-the-century building has historic charm throughout its 117 eco-chic guest rooms and suites, which more closely resemble small city studios with their compact desks, iPod docks, flatscreen TVs, colorful lamps and pillows, and warm wood accents. Fitting the hotel’s green ethos, the beds are made from reclaimed wood and recycled soda bottles, and each room has energy and water-conserving toilets, while the in-room “take a book, leave a book” program highlights the communal and sharing feel of the hotel. Prius drivers will be happy to know they offer complimentary parking for hybrid cars (a big money-saver in downtown San Francisco, where overnight parking can run a bill nearly into the triple digits).
In the Area
Located in the heart of SoMa, the neighborhood around Good is bustling. A few blocks’ walk will take you to The Warfield, a 2,300-seat music venue that hosts major rock music acts. Just a little farther is Piano Fight, a small, hip venue serving craft beer, sketch comedy, and other live entertainment. For breakfast, Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is a local staple, offering hearty homespun pancakes and waffles in a kitschy setting (go early, as a line forms fast here). Sightglass Coffee is just around the corner, pouring frothy cappuccinos in a hipster environment. Should you decide to venture further afield, the city’s BART subway system is just a block from the hotel.
How to Get There
We stayed there for our honeymoon. They gave us separate beds!!!!!!!And in was written in the reservation!!!!!Not happy to change us.
The ubication is good but there are more hotels near to the city centre.
The area is the wordt area ever, full of homeless, drunk people and people with mental issues. Not advisable at all.
Even though we booked 7 months in advance, when we arrived the main building was full, so they put us in a dated, shanty motel section outside. The room was dissapointing - uncomfortable bed, scratchy sheets, not enough pillows, no complimentary water, broken air conditioning, peeling wallpaper. There was an unusually high holding deposit of $150 considering how basic the room was. At £100 a night, I was expecting better. We've just stayed at hotels in NY and DC which cost less and were far better equipped!
The room was clean and comfortable. It is close to transport links to get you around San Francisco and although there is no breakfast, you can grab a coffee from reception before you head out. There are a lot of homeless people around this neighbourhood and I was nervous at first after reading previous reviews but they don't bother you and keep themselves to themselves. The doors of the hotel are locked after 11pm and I never felt unsafe. It is a good base for a reasonable price with good transport links.
In the Good Hotel it feels like homecoming. It’s my second stay here and the staff is super friendly. Ashley helped me out real good, she even got me shopping tips hollah! Best there is to stay, the rooms are neat and the parking is safe. All you need to make your stay in San Francisco amazing!
We stayed at the Good Hotel recently and on the whole had a good experience. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff pleasant and very helpful. There was a strange smell, but noticed the same smell in other buildings so came to the conclusion that this was the smell of San Francisco. The area was not as bad as some of the reviews suggest, there are worse places in Manchester! We saw homeless people but they did not bother us and we weren't afraid to go out after dark. We had a couple of problems - no ac so the rooms were very warm and the fans only worked with the lights. We had to open the windows and this let the noise from the streets in. I use ear plugs so was not disturbed, but my husband was. There is a little hand wash over the loo, which did not shut off and flooded the bathroom on our last night. I used the towels to mop it up and told the staff. Sorry - we forgot to hand our room key in when we left - do you want us to post them to you? The shower gel etc were a great touch and replenished daily. Not usual in a smaller hotel. Thanks for a great stay.