This city hotel was built in 1908 and was formerly known as Hotel Turpin. It used to have a total of 200 guest rooms and opened in 1983 as the Powell Hotel and over the years, the rooms were renovated to the current 138 guest rooms, including 78 singles, 2 suites and 8 junior suites. The establishment is an older hotel with many of the original elements still preserved, such as wrought iron railings in the stairwells of the 6-storey building. Facilities on offer to guests include a lobby area with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, lift access and a newspaper stand. There is a café and guests will appreciate the conference facilities and Internet access. There is covered garage parking available for those arriving by car.This hotel offers complimentary wine receptions Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 6.30 pm on the mezzanine level. Valet parking is available for an additional fee per night.The rooms are small but have 10 m ceilings. The cosy rooms are decorated in a soothing olive, taupe and tan colour scheme and photos of vintage San Francisco are hung on the walls. The beds have plush pillow-top mattresses with exclusive linens and all rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer. They are equipped with a direct dial telephone, a flat-panel TV, a radio, a coffee machine and complimentary wireless Internet access. The rooms facing Powell and Cyril Magnin streets offer the sights and sounds of the city, whereas the interior guest rooms face light wells that create a quieter atmosphere. Furthermore, a safe and an ironing set are provided in all accommodation units as standard.
This hotel is centrally located in Downtown San Francisco, where all means of public transportation are available.