Cova Hotel

Cova Hotel

655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
+1 415 771 3000

rate per night


based on 60 reviews

Cova Hotel
Sat 28/5
Sun 29/5
ProviderNightly total
Best Western£104

About Cova Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Located within walking distance of Powell Street Station, Cova Hotel provides guests with an ideal base while in San Francisco. Some of the popular features provided at this charming 3-star hotel are a free shuttle service, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

There are 95 rooms at Cova Hotel, each offering all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. Each provides a range of entertainment amenities, such as a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. A private balcony, an alarm clock and tea and coffee making facilities are also provided.

Guests of Cova Hotel San Francisco can unwind at the on-site bar, conveniently based for a drink. Guests can also try one of the various bars and restaurants in the local area.

Cova San Francisco is within walking distance of Union Square Plaza, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony. It is also not far from Civic Center Plaza and San Francisco City Hall.

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Rooms available at Cova Hotel

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Amenities at Cova Hotel

  • Fitness centre
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business centre
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Laundry service

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Hairdryer


  • Computer use available


  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Fitness centre


  • Free Wi-Fi

Reviews of Cova Hotel

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4.5 Mediocre
Pros:Walking distnce to Union Square and shopping. Wine reception from 5-7 pm but we didn’t have time to take advantage. When I called to confirm our reservation and check out at 4:30 am the next morning to catch our flight Dec 18, the gentleman at the front desk was very friendly and accomodating. I asked him what time breakfast starts and he said not until 6:30 am but if let the front desk know when we arrive, they could probably make a small “to go” bag for us. I said that was great because we probably don’t need much just a small muffin would be good.
Cons:Work on customer service !!!! When we arrived at check in on Dec17, there were 2 ladies and a gentlemen. I asked them about the breakfast and they were more concerned about who I talked to, what date and time I talked to the gentlemen who offered the breakfast box. They said that he shouldn’t be making promises that he can’t keep. I felt my time was wasted and they said “we’ll see what we can do”. There was no follow up. The next morning when we checked out at 4:30am, when I asked the lady at the desk if by chance a breakfast box was left for us...she said that there was no note left for her.
10.0 Excellent
Cons:No Air Condiioning
5.1 Passable
Pros:The desk and restaurant staff were very friendly.
Cons:I did not like finding out parking was extra, way extra. I paid almost 100 dollars to park Friday around noon until Sunday around 10am. With one out and return on Saturday afternoon. Seeing other hotels in the area with signs saying Free parking for guest and fee parking for public. Made me wish I'd stayed at one of them instead. Location is bad with crack and marriuana being smoked out in the open on the street surrounding.
8.5 Great
Pros:Nice roof top lounge, rooms are nice always clean friendly staff
Cons:Ellis street has lots of people on sidewalks doing drug deals sleeping in streets and using drugs but it's a reality check and you need to be aware.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The hotel was very clean, room and bathroom are large, bed comfortable, and the staff was very helpful. The top 8th floor lounge was nice and relaxing. Overall for the area this was the best hotel. Shuttle service to local visitors sites as well.
7.1 Good
Pros:Clean room, good staff, wifi
Cons:Bad area of town, had an issue with water pressure in our room, breakfast is strange and not good
5.1 Passable
Cons:They charged me $300 on a bogus charge saying we had extra people I our room. When I called and asked them about it, they refused to look into it and made me go through my credit card company instead. They didn't even notify me of the charges.I saw them on my credit card statement the following month. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!
7.7 Good
Pros:We booked this hotel for the Haloween weekend. Despite being in the Tenderloin this was a really great hotel and we had a great stay. We didn't have any problems with the homeless people we had read about in previous reviews. It looked like there was a security guard in front of the hotel maybe making sure people weren't loitering. It was really easy getting an uber to get to where we were going.
Cons:It was hot. Like really hot in the room. I know that air conditioners are not very common in san francisco but... maybe they could have left the balcony door open or something. It made getting our haloween costumes on kind of miserable. There were a couple fans to use but they didnt really help that much. Also, our toilet didn't really seem to work correctly.
9.1 Excellent
Pros:The Staff was so kind, patient and helpful. They are what made my stay special. They are familiar with the area and local activities. We arrived super early and the staff held our bags, until we were able to check in, so we could start our sightseeing. The hotel was clean and we'll maintained. Great security and always felt safe (traveling as a mother and two teenage girls). Loved the shuttle service which was easily scheduled and on time. Room was comfortable and upgraded, which is hard to find in San Fran. WiFi was fast and no loss of connection. Highly rated and approved by teenagers. Housekeeping was great, efficient and cleaned room daily. Bottomline, I will stay again when I head back in September with my husband.
Cons:I'll say location as a con because it is the "elephant in the room" on reviews. You can't change location so there's only so much to say. The Thing is, it's not that bad. My daughters and I walked to public trans during the day and used hotel shuttle when we returned at night. No problems at all throughout stay. Area is what you expect from any major downtown area. There were homeless in front of the $400 per night hotels too so why pay more. Only "issue" I had was at the restaurant where you have your continental breakfast. They changed the breakfast options in January, which aren't reflected on the menu. No eggs, no potatoes and replacement of items are scarce. You can turn in breakfast voucher (reportedly worth $18.75) plus pay $8.75 and get the breakfast you were promised. That's seems like the voucher isn't worth anything because the breakfast is only worth $8.75. Eitherway, the oatmeal got me going in the morning.
7.7 Good
Pros:given the rate, good and comfortable amenitiea
Cons:scary to walk around at night


655 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

What's nearby

  • Asian Art Museum0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.8 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art0.9 mi
  • Lombard Street1.2 mi
  • Exploratorium1.5 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.6 mi
  • Musée Mécanique1.7 mi
  • Pier 391.8 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts2.1 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum2.6 mi
  • California Academy of Sciences2.9 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Cova Hotel

  • Cova Hotel is located at 655 Ellis Street in Tenderloin, 0.5 miles from the centre of San Francisco. Asian Art Museum is the closest landmark to Cova Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Cova Hotel.

  • Yes, Cova Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Cova Hotel is 11.4 miles from San Francisco. Cova Hotel is 11.9 miles from Oakland.

  • Yes, Cova Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Distance to city centre

0.5 mi

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Nearest airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

11.4 mi