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Hotel Bijou

2 stars
111 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
59 reviews
Great place in a central location

You don't get much more central than this! You're right next to Union Square and a BART station and... See full review

  • jonflaat
  • Jun 3, 2014
Diamond in the rough area

Hotel Bijou is a boutique type hotel which is in a borderline area with many homeless people and a... See full review

  • Dutchtreat
  • Oct 26, 2014
Hotel Bijou is the most unique of all the Bay Area boutique hotels. Inspired by San Francisco's rich cinematic history, the hotel is adorned with classic movie palace designs and dramatic Hollywood portraits. The hotel even has a mini movie theater in the lobby showing a nightly double feature of San Francisco-based movies. Each of the 65 comfortable guest rooms is named after a motion picture shot here in the city. Using the original movie stills as decorative accents, Hotel Bijou provides the guests with the most interesting San Francisco hotel rooms while simultaneously keeping you centrally located to everything this exciting city has to offer. Mornings at Hotel Bijou on waking up to coffee, tea and pastries(surcharge). Then step out the door and head 4 blocks north to the famed Union Square, which is San Francisco's central shopping, theatre and hotel district. Hotel Bijou is the most desirably stylish of all the boutique and small hotels in San Francisco. Adorned with fashionable touches of refined Hollywood glamour, the hotel is the perfect place to stay for those enamored with the power and prestige of the film industry. Petit Theater is the mini movie theater and is free for guests. Showing nightly double features of San Francisco-based movies, the hotel provides an entertaining environment for guests to enjoy. The hotel also offers, high speed Internet access - complimentary, handicap rooms, wireless Internet, smoke free property, free nightly double feature, complete concierge service,wine reception at check in time,same day laundry service and valet parking - $32 per day plus city tax, extra tax applies for oversized vehicles. Pet Policy: $25 pet cleaning fee per stay

Hotel Bijou Rooms

2 Twins
This jewel toned guestroom with two twin beds, a two-line phone with voicemail and data port, cable TV, full tub and shower, iron and board, writing desk, electronic lock, free double feature nightly in the Petit Theatre Bijou, featuring movies filmed in San Francisco. All rooms are non-smoking.
2 Doubles
This jewel toned guestroom with two double beds, a two-line phone with voicemail and data port, cable TV, full tub and shower, iron and board, writing desk, electronic lock, free double feature nightly in the Petit Theatre Bijou, featuring movies filmed in San Francisco. All rooms are non-smoking.
1 Queen
This jewel toned guestroom with one-queen bed, a two-line phone with voicemail and data port, cable TV, full tub and shower, iron and board, writing desk, electronic lock, free double feature nightly in the Petit Theatre Bijou, featuring movies filmed in San Francisco. All rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.7845 -122.4096
Area served
San Francisco.
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Area description
Barely a 15 minute drive from San Francisco International Airport and 4 blocks south of Union Square, Hotel Bijou is the most affordable and centrally located of all the hotels close to Market Street. Within walking distance of the hotel you'll find over 100 restaurants, coffeehouses and nightclubs, and more than 100 unique shops and galleries. The Westfield Mall is only 2 short blocks west, Moscone Center is 5 blocks west, and a quick drive can take you to either the Financial District, Yerba Buena Gardens, North Beach, Chinatown or the famous Pier 39.

Nearby points of interest

  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • SoMa: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.5 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.5 mi
  • SoMa: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.8 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 1 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.2 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.6 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.6 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.6 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.6 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.7 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.7 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.7 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.7 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.7 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.7 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 2.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (59)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Bijou

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
icey502
Business
Chandler, AZ
Jan 18, 2012

Good location

Service was decent and the room was nice. Alas, there is a large amount of street noise at this location, so it was very difficult to get a decent night of sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dutchtreat
Business
New York, NY, USA
Oct 26, 2014

Diamond in the rough area

Hotel Bijou is a boutique type hotel which is in a borderline area with many homeless people and a large amount of traffic noise. Reception staff is casual and very friendly. Rooms are spotless and economically but nicely decorated and super clean. Inside rooms will be quieter but will have no view. Hotel has a movie theatre which show 2 movies each day. Elevator works slowly and makes occasional odd noises. This hotel is perfect for the adventurous traveller that wants to stay near Union Sq at a reasonable rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Billy Bob9999
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 1, 2014

Affordable Hotel with Good Location

Had a good experience with the hotel. It's an older hotel, but it works just fine. Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jonflaat
Business
Davis, CA
Jun 3, 2014

Great place in a central location

You don't get much more central than this! You're right next to Union Square and a BART station and you're within walking distance of everything else. The room was clean and comfortable and exceeded my expectations. The lady at the front desk was very helpful and accommodating and overall, this was a very good hotel experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant in Chinatown has amazing food at an affordable price!

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Irush
Business
Ottawa, Canada
Sep 17, 2013

Not clean!

We reserve this hotel using discount code. It is expensive for what you get from it! Everything is very dated and almost falling apart. The room that we received was not clean and we asked to change it. It was very noisy too. They let us change the room, but second room was not much better than the first one. We stayed just because we didn't want to spend time on fighting with the staff to get our money back and looking for another place, because we only had few days to see the city. The area is full of homeless people. Not very pleasant as well. I wouldn't stay in this place again and wouldn't recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling Dutch Family
Business
Dover , UK
Jun 2, 2013

Not what we expected

Check in was humorous, the staff provided us with all we needed to know for helping us get about the next day. The d├ęcor looks a little drab and it is in need of refurbishment throughout. The room was smaller than anticipated and facilities limited, we must have read the wrong review page previously... A big plus it close to transport and shops which made up for the annoying other things. So getting to the cable car was easy (5 minutes) . Would I stay again? the answer is no, this is not a criticism of the hotel I wouldn't choose a 2* hotel as normal practice. If your travelling on a budget and there was only 2 of you this would most probably suit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you are there for a day or more get yourself a MUNI VISITOR PASS covers, tram bus and bart and good value.

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Krystal W
Business
Los Angeles,Ca
May 28, 2013

Great location

Great location in terms of being close to everything. Kind of in the ghetto, but as long as you're careful you should be fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're going to visit Chinatown and fishermans wharf a lot. Take the cable cars! & get the muni bus pass. Will save you money since its 6.00 a ride one way!!

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Richr7
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Jan 21, 2013

Business Trip Jan 17-20, 2013

I had a business trip to San Francisco where I had to be at a seminar at the Marriott Marquis downtown. As opposed to staying at the conference hotel for close to $300 per night, I chose to stay here an approximate 5 min walk away for about 1/3 of the price. While the room was small, it was clean and had everything I needed. The front desk people were very attentive always making sure to greet me and smiling. For the price and convenience it was a great choice and i would certainly return again if I needed to be in Downtown San Francisco.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ashi
Business
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Jan 15, 2013

Not worth the money! Awful location!

This is one of the old hotels near SF downtown but maybe one of the worst to stay. The location is dreadful: several poor people live around the hotel and the area doesn't seem to be safe at all. The hotel is too old: you probably cannot sleep without earplugs since the hotel is faced to two busy streets and the windows are awful. I can't say much about the amenities. I've never been in a hotel without coffeemaker (except in Vegas) and have never seen a maid leaving a room without putting new soaps and shampoo while all are used. The room was relatively clean. The staff are not professional and do not do their best to make the hotel a comfortable place for you. I feel I totally wasted that hundred bucks per night in this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Several bus stops. One of them is even in a route to the airport (samtrans 292), which takes about 40 mins.

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vanwolverine
Business
Vancouver
Dec 17, 2012

Comfortable and Easy

A great value hotel right near everything in downtown San Francisco. True, there is noise outside at night, but that's perfectly normal in an American city. Friendly and helpful staff with spacious rooms that are surprisingly comfortable. This is an amazing value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Bijou

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Young.lady
Business
Illinoise
Nov 12, 2012

small old hotel

It was very noisy at night. The room is small . TV is 21" tube . The image is not clear. The internet is really hard to get. Not worth that much money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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