Ansonia Abby Hotel

San Francisco Review

$56-$79/night (shared and private baths)

The Ansonia's 125 rooms cater primarily to non-U.S. visitors looking for no-frills accomodations with meals included. Andy's rating (assuming you seek hostel-type accomodations) is B-.

David from Montana writes, "My girlfriend and I stayed at the Ansonia for 3 nights and 4 days in early November of 2000. Originally I was a little hesitant, considering the average cost of hotels in the downtown San Francisco area easily run $120+/night, whereas the Ansonia was offering rooms in the $46 -> $79/night price range ("You get what you pay for"). After checking in, I was pleasantly surprised. The lobby is nicely appointed and the staff were very congenial. Our room, while definitely not fancy, was more than suitable to our needs. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. The location appeared to be quite safe (even late at night), nor did I ever worry about leaving my belongings in my room. The majority of the clientel appeared to be foreign students and families -- a great place to meet interesting people. A "free" dinner and breakfast are included with the cost of your room. While the Ansonia is technically a hostel, it's quite easy to reserve a private room/bath (though you'll pay more). The only black-mark against the Ansonia was the amount of clamour created by the neighboring pigeons in the middle of the night. Annoying, but nothing to get too worried about (unless you're a real light sleeper). In the end, I would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone travelling on a budget. If I ever get to San Francisco again, the Ansonia will be my first stop."

Wayne spent forty days at the Ansonia and writes, "The Ansonia Inn gives you the flavor of the real San Francisco. The lobby and decor are reminicent of the Victorian period & early 1900's. The well preserved building is managed properly, has daily maid service to tidy up the rooms, and is affordable and extremely interesting. Students and families all around the world have found this place to be their osais. For approx $46.00 dollars a night, you can enjoy a complementary breakfast and dinner. Several types of arrangements are available; single rooms with a bathroom, single rooms with a hallway bathroom and of course- you have opportunity to share a room if your with friends too! Prices vary according to your needs. Bottom line- if you want to stay somewhere that offers atmosphere, convience, meals and security - then the Ansonia is where to stay."

711 Post Street @ Geary