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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 felt the hotel was fine, but very average. Staff was friendly. TV/cable didn't work, and the area felt very unsafe and sketchy (which didn't come across in other reviews I read). This felt like essentially an expensive motel 6, but maybe that's what you get in San Francisco. Again, hotel was fine, but I'd spend a bit more to feel safe leaving and arriving at the hotel.
Staff were friendly, room was not ready when we walked into the room it smelled like someone just did some yeah you know and left, the bed was terrible , no bar/restaurant advertised as marketed on site
The hotel is located just off Market Street and a few minutes walk to the Civic Center BART and Muni station. The room was comfortable and clean, and the price was reasonable. There were a lot of "street people" on Seventh Street and on Market, but we experienced no problems with them.