"We had a great time in San Francisco. The cova was great but the location wasn't. There was a group of us and we were fine. I would stay there again. ... " More

By Disney nan on Wed 06 Jan 2016

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Hotel Description

COVA Hotel places you in the center of San Francisco, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Westfield San Francisco Centre. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, a restaurant, and a free area shuttle.

All 95 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and balconies. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Additionally, iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and free newspapers are available.

The restaurant, Soul Groove, serves Californian cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. 1044 square feet (97 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness centre, and a free manager's reception. Free breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free shopping centre shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Downtown San Francisco hotel include Louise Davies Symphony Hall and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Standard Room (Room Selected at Check-In)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£94 per night

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

COVA Hotel ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Friends anniversary

We had a great time in San Francisco. The cova was great but the location wasn't. There was a group of us and we were fine. I would stay there again. There's homeless people everywhere in San Francisco downtown and fishermans wharf so it doesn't matter where you stay so when you get a great hotel at a great price take it. The cova was fabulous

Posted by on 6 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

Short San Fran stay

Loved this hotel. Staff very helpfull and friendly. Beds very comfortably and very nice contintental breakfast. Excellent shuttle service to/from Fishermans wharf etc. always on time..thanks Glen. Area of Ellis st has lots of social issues..which in general can be avoided but we encountered no problems.

Posted by on 23 Apr 2014

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3 out of 5

Staying 3 nights at Cova's

Shower not emptying, ventilation in the bathroom not working properly (I had to open the frame with a pair of scissors remove it an clean it under the water: full of dust, ducts blocked). Staff is ok, but do not take the shuttle they propose to go to the airport. We were told that it would take 30 mn, in the morning at 7' to reach the airport. In fact, it collected 2 people en route and we reached at 8.15 and therefore been waitlisted by American.. A taxi for four people (our case) would have been better. Information from the staff is at best erratic. For 2 days we did know if we would be able to have packed breakfast the day of our departure... Mattresses are a bit too soft for good sleeping. Tenderloin is not so rough if you do not interact with the junkies and al. I know it was hig season but 220 Euros per night for one bedroom with 2 queens bed seems a bit too much (with 4 breakfasts).

Posted by on 13 Aug 2013

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5 out of 5

cova hotel

Pros: location
Cons: Bettewr AC units
Location: great restaurants
i really enjoyed my stay at the COVA Hotel. The room was clean and comfy ands the restroom was big and clean. The only thing i didn't really like was that the AC provided was those small AC units inside the room. Luckily for me, the room had a huge window which allowed more than enough air to come in.

Posted by on 3 Jul 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jul 2017 by Matt

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so sorry that we do not have AC in the hotel. We do thank you for your comments and the great rating. take care and hope to see you in the near future.

1 out of 5

Quartier à déconseiller !

Hôtel correcte près du centre, par contre un quartier à déconseiller, beaucoup des SDF dans les alentours Personnel agréable

Posted by on 24 Jul 2016

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4 out of 5

Toffe stad om te bezoeken

Het was een leuke ervaring . Met de fiets over de goldengate bridge is een aanrader en een bezoekje aan Alcatraz is een must. De ligging van het hotel was wel niet ideaal maar het ontbijt was een van de beste die we in Amerika voorgeschoteld kregen

Posted by on 26 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Hyvä perushotelli

Hotelli oli siisti, kävelymatkan päässä keskustasta. Ainoa miinus oli niukka aamupala... Voi suositella miinus aamupala..

Posted by on 22 Jan 2015

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4 out of 5

gut, aber...

Ein gutes Hotel mit guter Ausstattung, komfortablen Betten, grosszügigen Räumen und nettem Personal. Leider gibts ein paar aber. Das Hotel liegt in mitten des homeless und drogen viertel. Die homeless tun einem nichts, trotzdem wer sich vor solchen Sachen fürchtet, sollte das Hotel nicht buchen. Leider hat das Hotel keine Klimaanlage, was wenn man das Zimmer Richtung Sonne hat und es per Zufall gerade ein "Indian Sommer" ist, ziemlich ärgerlich ist. Das Frühstück ist im Preis inbegriffen, kann man sich aber getrost schenken. Eier, Bratkartoffeln sind meistens kalt und der bereits getoastete Toast bickel hart. Falls man mir dem Auto anreist, ist das Hotel ideal, da es ein eigenes parking hat.

Posted by on 8 Oct 2014

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4 out of 5

Gutes Hotel Schlechte Lage

Hotel und Personal sehr Gut. Kostenloses Shuttel welches man unbedingt nutzen sollte da das Hotel direkt an einer NoGo Area liegt. Personal Super und verschiedene Ideen wie jeden Donnerstag Filmabend mit San Francisco Filmen.

Posted by on 12 Nov 2013

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3 out of 5

solides Hotel

Die Lage ist okay, jedoch ist schon in dem Straßenzug ein paar Häuser weiter Vorsicht geboten. Als Frau würde ich ein Spaziergang alleine nicht empfehlen. Das Frühstück erinnert an eine kleine Mensaversorgung. Sollte man mehrere Tage am Stück dort einbuchen, ist nicht viel Abwechslung geboten. Grüne Salatblätter, ein paar Tomatenscheiben, Toastkäse, Formschinken, Waffeleisen, Kaffee. Ausreichend aber nicht umwerfend. Das Zimmer war gut. Sollte es draußen kälter sein kann man die Klimaanlage als Heizung umstellen. Die Dusche war nicht sehr komfortabel. Zu wenig Wasser, was das Duschen schwierig gestaltete. Parken muss extra gezahlt werden. Für SF aber alles in allem wohl noch ein faires Preis/Leistungsverhältnis.

Posted by on 25 Oct 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hr business centre, a limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1044 square feet (97 square metres) and includes conference centres. A 24-hour fitness centre, a rooftop terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly COVA Hotel. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star San Francisco hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 95 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 1044 sq ft of conference space
  • 97 sq. m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22.1 km / 13.7 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (3.6 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Civic Center Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and shopping centre shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

COVA Hotel offers 95 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. San Francisco's hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Soul Groove – This restaurant specialises in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets: USD 75.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 20 lb)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property will place an authorization for $50 on credit cards for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD17 per person (one-way)
  • Valet parking fee: USD$35-$45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD75.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • COVA Hotel San Francisco
  • COVA Hotel
  • COVA San Francisco

You should know

  • COVA Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.