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SW Hotel

At a Glance


  • top-floor views of Coit Tower
  • multilingual staff
  • self-serve parking under building


  • cramped closets and bathrooms
  • some guests complain breakfast is disappointing

SW Hotel Review

Opened in 1913 as the Columbo Hotel, this lodging on the bustling border between Chinatown and North Beach has rooms and suites decorated in a blend of Italian and Chinese styles, with Florentine wall coverings and Ming-style furniture. Old-fashioned wooden venetian blinds cover the windows, and baths have polished granite countertops. Top-floor rooms have nice views of Coit Tower and North Beach. Be warned: The smallest rooms have teensy closets and bathrooms, so ask for the most spacious accommodations available. A multilingual staff serves morning pastries and beverages in the renovated mezzanine area.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 615 Broadway, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA, 94133 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/362–2999; 888/595–9188
  • Website:
  • Location: Chinatown

    Hotel Details

  • 81 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 03-15-2013

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