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Cova Hotel, 655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA | Area: Union Square West
3.7 out of 5 (206 Ratings)
0.7 miles from San Francisco centre
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Hotel Description
Our guests enjoy freebies like Wi-Fi continental breakfast and shuttle service to key attractions when they stay at the Cova Hotel. The eight-story Cova has 96 accommodations with floor-to-ceiling windows French balconies and spacious bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms while downstairs you'll find a complimentary continental breakfast of muffins bagels toast coffee and more. Guests work and workout around the clock in the 24-hour business center and 24-hour fitness center respectively. Parking is available as is baggage-hold service. Located on Ellis Street a half-mile north of the San Francisco Civic Center the Cova is 14 miles north of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 20 miles northwest of Oakland International Airport (OAK). The BART transit system deposits guests from SFO to the Civic Center Station a three-minute walk from the hotel. Cova Hotel offers free shuttle service to top attractions like Union Square Fisherman's Wharf and the Moscone Convention Center. The nearby Civic Center is comprised of City Hall the Supreme Court of California the War Memorial Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall while the Asian Art Museum home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 12:00
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1 room
2 guests
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Free Internet
Fitness Center
Airport Shuttle
Non Smoking
Pets Allowed
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Swimming Pool
Business Center
Other Amenities
` Airport Shuttle
` Free Internet Available
` Free Internet Access
` Free Internet In Public Areas
` Fitness Center or Spa
` Accessible
` No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
` Pets Allowed
` Laundry
` Meeting/Banquet Facilities
` Newspapers
` Parking
` Valet Parking
` Room Service
` Safety Deposit Box
` Terrace
` Tour Desk
` Vending Machines
` Bar
` Car Rental Desk
` Concierge Service
` 24-Hour Front Desk
` Elevator
` Family room
` Smoking area
` Dry cleaning
` Internet services
` Non-smoking throughout
` ATM/cash machine on site
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` Ticket service
` Luggage storage
` WiFi
` Allergy-free room
` Snack bar
` Sun terrace
` Shuttle service (free)
` Special diet menus (on request)
` Airport shuttle (surcharge)
` Shared lounge/TV area
` On-site parking
` Private parking
` Airport shuttle (additional charge)

Cova Hotel Guest Reviews

GOOD (3.7 out of 5)

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Poor - 1 out of 5

Dana, San Jose Sun, 5 October 2014

How can a hotel that I spent $240 a night for not have A/C? We couldn't even get ready for the show at the Regency because it was a sauna in our room. The audacity to throw a few pieces of Ikea furniture and fixtures and call it a boutique hotel! The check-in clerks were rude but the gentlemen at the desk upon check out were 100 times nicer. We usually stay at the Prescott when Hank III comes to SF but they had no vacancies. Guess I'll make reservations with them way in advance and stick to what I know as a reliably nice hotel. Cova Hotel plain and simply sucks!

Liked: Free breakfast.
Disliked: Awful hotel.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

George Mon, 10 February 2020

Dimond in the Tenderloin

Liked: Most Hotels we have stayed in San Francisco have very small rooms. At the Cova Hotel, the rooms AND the bathroom is huge. In the last place we stayed, if you dropped the soap in the shower, you could not bend over to pick it up. The shower was that small! The shower at the Cova has a full size bathtub which makes for having plenty of room. I also liked the roof top lounge area and the 5pm to 7pm complimentary wine.
Disliked: I was expecting scrambled eggs not hard boiled eggs for breakfast. Where's the bacon or sausage? It was enough because they kindly heated up my take home food from the dinner the night before.


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Anh Mon, 3 February 2020

Very good


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Kimberly Sun, 26 January 2020

Very good

Liked: Friendly staff very nice
Disliked: Alot of homeless next to hotel


Poor - 1.6 out of 5

Kathy Sun, 29 December 2019

Beware of Michael B

Liked: I did not like the property nothing but homeless and vagabonds all over the outside of the property was very scared especially at night. Sketchy area times 100 I checked in late due to highway issues and immediately the front desk Michael B who is very creepy by the way was in a bad mood said computer was down which happens every night and he?s sick of it. Requested a play pen or crib and he refused and even lied and said they don?t offer which the next day Oris who was kind by the way said of course it?s in your notes we have them available. Sad my infant or I didn?t sleep all night. Breakfast was Parisian style if you like that your golden if not yikes Upon check out I requested to speak to management and he stated busy bit right now I was floored
Disliked: Front desk Michael and management Dennis declined coming out to discuss my check I?m totally unprofessional


Fair - 2.5 out of 5

Anonymous Wed, 18 December 2019


Liked: The stuff is quite friendly
Disliked: As everyone indicated, location sucks! It's great that they have a free shuttle but it runs only specific times so next time I would invest the uber money in a better place! Also there is no balcony...just a 10cm space and you don't really fit in there!


Good - 3.5 out of 5

Anonymous Mon, 9 December 2019

It was great, but wished...

Liked: I liked the shower setup. Also, the sofa was very comfortable and the bad had a good amount of pillows to be comfy with. The keuri and TV was nice to have too. I liked the fact that we had a breakfast included.
Disliked: I did not like the fact that they did not have a fridge or a microwave. I was expecting to have a fridge because I had some water that I wanted to let cool but did not maage to do so. I would also appreciate if there was a drawer in the room.


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Yam Wed, 4 December 2019

Clean Hotel, Friendly Staffs? but...

Liked: The staffs are very friendly, they greeted and helped us every time since we have young kids. The hotel's cafe offers continental breakfast every morning 6:30~10am and the staffs are very friendly and patient with my family. Although the hotel located in the Tenderloin District, we felt pretty safe even a night walk to the corner convenience store.
Disliked: I find the parking cost a lot, it's average of $30 per day at the hotel. Since the parking lot is not part of the hotel, it does not give any discount for hotel guests. When you take your vehicle anywhere around the city's tourist attractions, it cost another $20~$30 in parking garage unless you find limited street parking. We're traveling with young kids, so public transportation is not an option for us.


Pleasant - 3.1 out of 5

Ann Sat, 9 November 2019

The Cova rooms were very...

Liked: - rooms - breakfast -balcony - staff friendly - very close to union square
Disliked: Area Did not pick up phone Manager not available Vending machine not full No food (vending) available


Pleasant - 3.1 out of 5

Joe Wed, 6 November 2019


Liked: Location
Disliked: Room was hot, no air conditioning. I was told to just open window.


Excellent - 4.4 out of 5

Thomas Mon, 21 October 2019


Liked: The location was misleading from the website
Disliked: The location and area was not as projected

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Cova Hotel 655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA