Pontiac Hotel - San Francisco

509 Minna Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103  show map
 2 stars
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Pontiac Hotel - San Francisco

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee shop

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator
Adults only

Gay friendly

Overview

The classic Pontiac Hotel is a 2-star property placed 2.4 km from Union Street.

Pontiac Hotel is also placed within a 30-minute walk of Lombard Street. Nestled in the theater district and 2 km from the city center.

There are shopping options, such as a shopping mall and a market within easy reach of the property.

This hotel is 350 meters from BART - Civic Center underground station. Pontiac Hotel is easily accessible from Oakland International airport lying within 25 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Pontiac Hotel is a property in San Francisco that comes with 72 rooms and provides complimentary Wi-Fi, television with satellite channels, a fridge, ironing facilities and hi-fi. The rooms offer Victorian decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy dishes of Vietnamese and American cuisine served at Miss Saigon, which is about 100 meters away.

Services

Such facilities as a storage room, an elevator and a vending machine are available on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   72.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Gay friendly
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Living room
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 13 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Pontiac Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

509 Minna Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    4300 ft
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1700 ft
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Miss Saigon (cuisine: Vietnamese)
    300 ft
  • Roxanne Cafe (cuisine: American)
    800 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    72

Rooms and availability

Pontiac Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Room size:

    140 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Places of interest

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Fascination700 ft
  • Metreon A Sony Entertainment1700 ft

Museums

  • California Music Ctr400 ft
  • Luggage Store700 ft
  • Shaping San Francisco Museum1000 ft
  • California Academy of Sciences1000 ft
  • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr1700 ft
  • California Poets in the School1700 ft
  • Silent Film Festival2000 ft

Halls

  • Odd Fellows Building1000 ft
  • Renaissance Ballroom1700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • San Francisco Barber College400 ft
  • Trinity College1000 ft
  • San Francisco Renaissance1400 ft
  • Accent Study Abroad1700 ft
  • Brandon College1700 ft
  • University-California Hastings2000 ft
  • Cal Dream Svc2000 ft

Theaters

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • Wells Fargo History Museum5100 ft
    420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
  • Chinatown1.0 mi
    Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • Tin How Temple5300 ft
    125 Waverly Place, San Francisco
  • St. Mary's Cathedral5200 ft
    1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
  • Cable Car Museum1.0 mi
    1201 Mason Street, San Francisco

Near the hotel

  • International Art Museum of America900 ft
    1025 Market Street, San Francisco
  • Children's Creativity Museum2100 ft
    221 Fourth St, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Public Library2200 ft
    100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco
  • Yerba Buena Gardens2300 ft
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church2000 ft
    330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
  • SoMa 2200 ft
    Bounded by Market, First and Townsend Sts., San Francisco
  • Asian Art Museum2300 ft
    200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Restaurants nearby

  • Miss Saigon300 ft

    Address: 100 6th Street
    Phone: 415.522.0332

    72% likes this, based on 13 reviews
    Cuisine: Vietnamese
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 11

  • AQ700 ft

    Address: 1085 Mission Street
    Phone: 415-341-9000

    71% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Tu Lan800 ft

    Address: 8 Sixth St
    Phone: (415) 626-0927

    68% likes this, based on 63 reviews
    Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

  • Roxanne Cafe800 ft

    Address: 570 Powell Street
    Phone: (415) 989-5555

    63% likes this, based on 171 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 15

  • Deli Board800 ft

    Address: 1080 Howard Street

    81% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    72

Pontiac Hotel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

6.0out of 10
Good
Based on 316 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    2.4

    I did not like anything about my stay in this hotel, it was awful! I was disappointed because it was not safe, it was loud and stuffy.

    It was in an extremely unsafe area, not very clean, and stuffy.

  • Single
    5.4

    Rate per night of $20/night. Right value for a bed/night in a 2-bed shared room.

    Pretty bad on cleaniness, safety and ambiance.

  • Single
    5.0

    If you wanna know why I finaly enjoyed this place, read what I did not like but at the beguining of my time in San Fran. I met so many people here, great experience for who wants to live that way, maybe backpaper.

    Here is the real world of San Francisco, this is confusing when you arrive in the sixth street with all the homless. Just don't show your money,try the busy walk, and stay cool. I never had a problem in this area and even by night, which seems as friends of San Fran told me (who I met in a great pub up this street on left), the worse area of San Fran. Just one morning, "What the fuck are you looking at me like that !!" I just answered in my way, I never seen him again. So to resume, yes the area is confusing but not as dangerous, in my opinion and if you respect the rules it should be fine. The hotel is not so clean, but staff is really nice, internet is free, breakfast included, a grocery just at the corner of the mina street. It is closed from Powel Street, the San Francisco museum of modern art, and certainly other things, I was not interested in market street. Enjoy using public transport, get a city pass which can be expensive but then all muni's transports are free. By night, I went at the pub just at the corner on Mina and sixth street listening poems slam, then the pub Anu if I remind well (there is a sign with an arrow), a bit farest but esay walking, the supperclub.

  • Couple
    4.6

    The bedding seemed clean.

    The staff, with one exception, was unfriendly and seemed to be put out by my calling to add another night to our reservation, checking in, checking out or asking any questions. The bathroom facilities were dingy, unkempt and needed updating to have any sort of comfort. The neighborhood itself was frightening - a police officer told us that the surrounding area was full of drug addicts and that some of them lived in this hotel/hostel. Whether or not that was true, it certainly scared us a bit, and we decided to cancel our second night reservation after an unsettling night of police sirens and loud fighting within the hotel. Perhaps the hotel should have a better relationship with the area, especially law enforcement, so the police don't continue to frighten their guests. I would not stay here again.

  • Single
    4.2

    there was a gunshot at the evening........

  • Group of friends
    2.8

    We just liked the Wi-Fi, so we could book another place to stay.

    Didn't like the shared bathroom. The room smelled cigarettes smoke and weed. It was a really bad neighborhood with gunfire and so on.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    If you are vegan or dairy intolerant, there isn't much to eat at breakfast.

  • Couple
    3.8

    The low point in our Summer trip in the US and Canada was staying at this hotel. Welcomed at the door by a steel jail gate and a miserable young female receptionist who never smiled once in the 4 days we stayed in San Francisco, things did not get much better with the dodgy surrounding area outside. I have stayed in some budget hostels, hotels and camping sites before but they have mostly made that little effort in friendliness to make up for the lack of facilities - this was most certainly not the case here. The showers and toilets even when cleaned seemed dirty and unhygienic, there was no soap dispenser in either also. Do yourself a favor and book into a hostel if you want to save some cash, avoid this place.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    The only thing I did like about The Pontiac Hotel was it was close to place I needed to go.

    Rooms are dirty, bedclothes is old and not clean. There are no bathrooms in the rooms! Shared bathroom was dirty too, and there were no soap in it. And for this scanty service I paid about $80. I will never stay in this hotel again.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Very central location and a good breakfast.

    The hotel is very central, but in order to get there you have to walk through the worst and most dangerous section of San Francisco.

  • Single
    2.8

    no bathrooms! Was not a double room. Misled, left right away, but still had to pay

  • Single
    6.2

    The hotel was well located just a 5 min walking distance from un Bart Station. The room was quite confortable with big and confortable bed. The room is also away from noise which is good in the city center. However there were some pitfalls with my stay there: (1) the neighborhood was quite scary, with some guys smoking hash in the streets nearby (2) The wireless strenght did not reach all rooms, the hotel ad says it has wifi but doesn't specify that it doesn't cover all rooms. Besides, my computer was unable to log in the wireless, I requested to reset the router/ find a solution but the stafff could not help.

    The shower in the third floor was everything except clean (too many rooms use the same shower). The furniture and ceiling lamps in the bathrooms seem very old. The price paid by the room is fair given the location of the hotel, but the confort is not adequate. An improvement could be made by improving bathrooms (I.E. with ceramic tiles for the floor/ adding extra-showers).

  • Single
    5.0

    It's cheap, and also close to sf downtown

    It's not very comfortable and clean, escpecially the bed

  • Single
    7.0

    downtown, free wifi room downstairs was cool

    not so safe neighborhood, shared shower wasnt pleasant

  • Single
    9.6

    Staff was very polite, rooms, restrooms and corridors are cleaned, breakfast was very delicious and was given on time. Location is comfortable. Very good hospitality and modest environment of hotel allow coming back to this place during the visit of San-Francisco!

    Restroom and the bathroom were one for a corridor (or floor), not private

How to reach hotel

hotel Pontiac Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

509 Minna Street, San Francisco, United States, 94103

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    4300 ft
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1700 ft
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Miss Saigon (cuisine: Vietnamese)
    300 ft
  • Roxanne Cafe (cuisine: American)
    800 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    72