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SW Hotel

615 Broadway, San Francisco, California 94133, USA

Opened in 1913 as the Columbo Hotel, this lodging on the bustling border between Chinatown and North Beach. Tight quarters are made more tolerable with the affordable rates and friendly staff.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Wi-Fi is available for a fee.

room

Rooms are decorated in a blend of Italian and Chinese styles, with Florentine wall coverings and Ming-style furniture. Old-fashioned Venetian blinds cover the windows. 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.

bathroom

Tight bathrooms feature polished granite countertops.

lobby

The simple lobby area houses a multilingual staff and a mezzanine area.

dining

Expect complimentary morning pastries, coffee, and tea in the mezzanine area.

drinking

There's no bar on site, but just up the street you'll find cocktails at Sip Bar and Lounge (4-minute walk).

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel offers limited parking spots in a garage for $35 a night. Muni buses pass just outside the hotel, connecting travelers to downtown, the Marina District and beyond. Walkers will appreciate the location at the crossroads of Chinatown and North Beach.

Restaurants

At Mister Jiu's (4-minute walk) chef Brandon Jew showcases elevated Chinese fare like a salt crusted seafood, or an outstanding mushroom bao. In North Beach, sample your favorite style of pie at the award-winning Tony's Pizzeria Napoletana (5-minute walk).

Bars

Hit up the bar for an IPA and some blues at The Saloon (2-minute walk). Travel to the past at Vesuvio Bar (3-minute walk) where you can guzzle scotch and hears stories of the North Beach Beat era.

WHY WE LIKE IT

People in town for North Beach nightlife or Chinatown shopping will appreciate the lively address of these reasonably-priced rooms.

QUICK FACTS

Historical, Views
81 rooms
Breakfast Continental Breakfast
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar No
Cafe No
Room Service No
Yes, for a fee
Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-362–2999; 888-595–9188

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