Sweden House Hotel - San Francisco

570 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show map
 2 stars
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Sweden House Hotel - San Francisco

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The central Sweden House Hotel offers non-smoking guest rooms close to Lombard Street, Transamerica Pyramid and Union Street.

The property is about 10 minutes' walk of Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Chinatown. The venue is 2 km away from the city center.

The hotel is situated near museums and churches.

A 15-minute stroll will take you to BART - Civic Center subway station. Oakland International airport can be reached within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Sweden House Hotel offers 40 rooms fitted with a work desk, cable TV, wireless internet, a microwave and a mirror for a comfortable stay in San Francisco. They feature private bathrooms with a make-up mirror, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy dishes of american and indian cuisine served in Dottie's True Blue Cafe, which is about 150 meters away.

Services

There are such business facilities as a translation service and secretarial services on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Elevator

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

570 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.3 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.0 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    600 m
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
    120 m
  • Golden Era (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian)
    10 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

Large Shared Bathroom Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
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Shared Facility|2 Bunk Beds, Shared Bath - Upgraded Large

Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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  • Private bathroom
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Shared Facility|Single Bed with Shared Bathroom

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    Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Beds in shared room
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    • Private bathroom
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    Shared Facility|Standard Double w/ Shared Bath

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      Petite Shared Bathroom Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Sweden House Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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        Hotel Address:

        570 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Francisco
          1.3 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
          2.0 km
        Underground stations
        • BART - Powell St. Station
          600 m
        • BART - Civic Center Station
          700 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
          120 m
        • Golden Era (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian)
          10 m
        Beaches
        • North Beach
          1.5 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          40

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Popular areas

        • Nob Hill - 500 m

        Places of interest

        Amusement

        • Ruby Skye - 400 m
        • Fascination - 500 m

        Museums

        • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 400 m
        • California Assembly of Local - 400 m
        • Shaping San Francisco Museum - 500 m
        • Luggage Store - 500 m
        • Silent Film Festival - 600 m

        Halls

        • Post Street Pavilion - 200 m
        • Show Folks of America - 300 m
        • Renaissance Ballroom - 300 m
        • P S 449 Performance Studios - 500 m

        Universities, Institutes

        • Career Resources Development - 100 m
        • Trinity College - 500 m
        • University-California Hastings - 500 m
        • Alemany College - 500 m
        • Great Western University - 500 m
        • Jean Shelton Acting School - 500 m
        • California Culinary Academy - 500 m
        • Fashion Institute of Design - 600 m

        Theaters

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp - 400 m

        Underground stations

        • BART - Powell St. Station - 500 m

        Local attractions

        • The Beat Museum - 1.5 km
          540 Broadway (at Columbus), San Francisco
        • Union Street - 1.6 km
          Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
        • San Francisco Zen Center - 1.7 km
          San Francisco, CA
        • The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi - 1.6 km
          610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco
        • Little Italy - 1.6 km
          San Francisco, CA

        Near the hotel

        • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 230 m
          330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
        • Asian Art Museum - 640 m
          200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
        • San Francisco Public Library - 750 m
          100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
        • San Francisco City Hall - 890 m
          1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco
        • International Art Museum of America - 530 m
          1025 Market Street, San Francisco
        • Grace Cathedral - 650 m
          1100 California Street, San Francisco
        • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 870 m
          51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco

        Restaurants nearby

        • Dottie's True Blue Cafe - 120 m

          Address: 28 6th Street
          Phone: 4158852767

          72% likes this, based on 669 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: CAD 4 - CAD 30

        • Lahore Karahi - 70 m

          Address: 612 Ofarrell St
          Phone: 415-567-8603

          81% likes this, based on 49 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
          Price Range: CAD 9 - CAD 42

        • Millennium - 150 m

          Address: 580 Geary St
          Phone: (415) 345-3900

          70% likes this, based on 320 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegetarian
          Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 54

        • Golden Era - 10 m

          Address: 572 O'Farrell St
          Phone: (415) 673-3136

          80% likes this, based on 93 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian
          Price Range: CAD 20 - CAD 20

        • Bourbon and Branch - 100 m

          Address: 501 Jones Street

          70% likes this, based on 141 reviews
          Price Range: CAD 35 - CAD 137

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          40
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        Sweden House Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sweden House Hotel

        Average guest rating

        4.2out of 10
        Guest rating
        Based on 38 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          3.2

          This is the worsest hotel I ever saw.....the room was not really clean when we arrive, the bathrooms were discusting. There was one shower upstairs which just had mega cold water und downstairs were 2seperate showers which u couldnt clock...also the stuff was teribale ....one guy was screaming on me becouse I sit on the stairs the same guy smoke weed all the long....the manager lives in the same building and he isnt care of anything... Even his offices is dirty ... all in one this isnt a hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But the worset thing is we paid to much actually a week is there 216 plus tax... We paid 406 plus tax we are very disappoinded

        • Older travelers
          3.8

          It's location, right in the middle of sf.

          The absolute lack of common facilities as bathrooms or showers (three showers for all the rooms). The towels weren't even clean (once they gave them to us: it took them 3 days!). We don't know about the carpet (we rather not look at it very much), but the window and its sill were among the dirtiest things we've ever seen.

        • Single
          2.4

          Nothing to like. It is filthy,no staff available,carpet and walls filthy,bad neighborhood.

        • Single
          5.8

          Location location location for a budget hotel it is ok

        • Single
          3.2

          No curtains at the window and the room looked out onto a brick wall. The whole hotel didn't smell clean. ie, the bedding and room smelt I dont feel it was washed, the pillow was flat and lumpy.

        • Single
          3.2

          It was close to Union Square, but the area is disgusting.

          The facilities were unclean, unsanitary, and unsafe. It's incredibly irresponsible of Booked.net to list this as a hotel. It's not a hotel. Many transient people live here. It's a functioning crack house. It wreaks of drugs, sweat, and sewage.

        • Single
          2.8

          Better than sleeping on the street

          I seen the hotel owner/employee? Once when I checked in. There is no front desk. No private showers or bathrooms, filthy showers (never seen any kind of cleaning person). The bed wasnt more than a cot,room smelled. I had to park 3 blocks away and walk through a gauntlet of homeless people going to and from the garage at all hours of the day and night.

        • Single
          5.4

          The price ... and the location ...

          matress were very bad ... bad smell all over the place ...

        • Couple
          3.8

          The bathrooms were clean (most of the time).

          The location is very dangerous (full of homeless people and prostitutes), the sheets walls and towels were stained, the entire building smelled of cigarette and marijuana smoke, the sink in our room was hanging by a thin layer of glue on the wall, the bathrooms are shared, the "curtains" to keep people from peeking in were trash bags cut in haf and taped to the window sill.

        • Group of friends
          4.2

          This "hotel" had a fair price. And we didn't see any bed bugs as some other reviewers said.

          This hotel is stinky, the staff is never there, no information was given about the TV or wi-fi - we had to ask random guests at the hotel. The TV was missing the remote and the wi-fi was very slow (when it worked). There was only one filthy, stinky bathroom working on the whole 1st floor - without soap or paper. The walls were so thin that you could hear EVERYTHING going on. The location is pretty close to Union Square, but this part of the O'Farrell street is one of the worst parts in San Francisco: it's the meeting spot for lots of homeless people and we didn't feel safe.

        • Single
          7.4

          I was a backpacker so it meets my expectation. I don't have any problem. Located in a strategic downtown SF. Shared bathroom? - no queue, no rush and its clean. Good for backpackers. If you want a presidential suit, then prepare more money.

          'welcoming' dog perhaps and the management can do something about the smell in the aisle/corridor

        • Single
          4.2

          Cost. It is low priced and close to Union Square.

          Location - you have to go through a phalanx of street people congregating around the nearby missions and senior center and corner store as you near the hotel from Union Square along O'Farrell Street. Despite claims to the contrary, don't expect your money back should you wish or need to cut your planned stay short - they keep it all regardless of services rendered or not rendered. This should not be for customers who have already paid their entire bill up front in advance - if they leave a day or two early their money should be refunded. The Main Office needs to be manned earlier than 9 am for those checking out and the haphazard way of trying to contact the office upon first entering the hotel to register is scary as you are standing outside among homeless people nearby wondering if the locked gate is there to secure the hotel for customer safety, or was put there by the Housing Commission because they closed the place. Obviously one must lower expectations when accepting a place of such low price - however, room cleanliness standards, especially the sheets and pillow cases, and the one towel you get regardless of how long you are there and the one tiny sop bar dispensed is unacceptable. Considering the Sweden House is not the only hotel in the immediate area you would think City authorities would do something about the security of the streets a mere six blocks away from one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.

        • Couple
          4.6

          It was cheap and close to Downtown.

          This hostel is located in a very poor area of San Francisco. There is a lot of homeless people and people who are generally in a very bad state. It does not feel comfortable walking to the hostel after it gets dark.

        • Couple
          2.4

          Absolutely nothing apart from leaving the place!

          In one of the roughest unsafe neighbourhoods of San Fran with homeless people injecting themselves right next to the entrance and street corners. Hotel, which I don't understand how it could be called that, stinks of weed and smoke although there are signs saying no smoking everywhere. The hotel has more full time residents than guests and resembles a crack or dos house more than a hotel. The rooms are dirty with broken windows and blinds and we didn't even venture to the shower room. We arrived at 11.30 pm, left at 9am. Supposed to stay 4 nights but only managed one. My girlfriend had a lovely souvenir from the place though 5 bed bug bites! Worst accommodation experience of both our lives. Do not stay !

        • Single
          5.0

          Staff was very friendly and helpfull

          Even though it's near Union Square, the street where it's located isn't good or nice to walk by... Lots of homeless people around, day and night.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Sweden House Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        570 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Francisco
          1.3 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
          2.0 km
        Underground stations
        • BART - Powell St. Station
          600 m
        • BART - Civic Center Station
          700 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
          120 m
        • Golden Era (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian)
          10 m
        Beaches
        • North Beach
          1.5 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          40