|The Red Coach, via Street View (I mean, obviously, there isn't "San Fra" painted down the middle of Polk Street)|
But that got me wondering. What really is the Worst Hotel in San Francisco?
The Travelodge on Market - you know, behind the Flax Art Supply, across Valencia from Martuni's? - isn't going to win any Hotel of the Year Awards. TripAdvisor review headlines include "Don't dismiss the bad reviews this place is an abomination," "Stay here at your own peril," and "DO NOT STAY HERE. EVER." Hmmmm, maybe the "Traveler photos" will help?
OH JESUS FUCKING CHRIST MY EYES. Something about "bed bugs." Oh fuck now I'm worried because I walked within 100 yards of this place before. Anyway, don't stay there.
But amazing as this may seem, the Travelodge on Market is NOT the lowest rated San Francisco hotel on TripAdvisor. It's not even the Sonoma Inn on Bush & Van Ness, which appears to have been burnt out and is boarded up and has a mysterious drainage pipe emerging from the front (Traveler Tip - Room 231 has a water slide/emergency exit!).
|The Sonoma Inn. Please enjoy our complimentary|
On the bright side, it is next to the Cool Super Discount Market.
On the downside, "TERRIBLE PLACE with mean homeless people doing drugs on doorstep that screamed at us to get lost.... Had to literally push door open past them to get in." Although, tbh, "Candy L." from Akron, Ohio, you also said you were paying $40 a night and I'm not sure you could even get a room in Akron Ohio for $40 a night. But then apparently the front desk people are "impolite unfriendly and not very motivated!" so they're not helping much either.
So there you have it. The Best Hotel. Quite possibly the Worst Hotel in San Francisco.