Editors' Note: This property was formerly the Holiday Inn Select Downtown and Spa.
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San Diego, California
May 26, 2006
From journal If you're going to San Francisco...
January 26, 2005
The location is good for a late-night meal and is just minutes away on foot, right in Chinatown. There's also North Beach for the Italian district, with the cuisine and cafés, and the financial district is walkable. Fisherman's Wharf is a Muni bus ride away or under an hour on foot.
The beds are disappointingly soft. One of the two beds was so soft, I was getting backaches and had trouble falling asleep the first night. There's a very small desk space in the room with a desk chair on wheels, but they crammed it into a corner of the room, and it wasn't really easy to make use of it.
The fitness facility is on the fourth floor, not advertised so we didn't know about it till we checked out and does have a treadmill.
The rooftop outdoor heated swimming pool was available for use against the backdrop of the city. Access to the elevators and the swimming pool by the swipe card. A dollar charge for each local call.
Chinese Cultural Center is on the third floor and was closed that day when we tried to visit.
A pedestrian bridge walkway links the hotel with Portsmouth Square Plaza without having to go crossing through the street traffic.
Booking on their Holiday Inn website (now a Hilton) allowed us to book their room for $88/night, else it would be more. Booking as a Hilton now is at least $169/night with a slight discount for AAA, AARP, government/military making this place less of a value from when it was a Holiday Inn.
From journal SFO
April 5, 2009
October 11, 2007