Cova Hotel in San Francisco, CA

655 Ellis StreetSan Francisco, CA 94109
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Immerse yourself in San Francisco’s iconic Union Square with Cova Hotel’s prime location, convenient amenities, and cozy accommodations. The pet-friendly guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, plush bedding, and French balconies with views of the city. While at the hotel, take advantage of the free WiFi, complimentary shuttle service, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Check out the upper deck lounge, Epic, for complimentary wine receptions and nightly full bar service.
  • Pet-friendly accommodations available for an additional fee.
  • Stay connected with complimentary WiFi access.
  • On-site valet parking is available for an additional fee.
  • The free hotel shuttle brings guests to popular destinations such as Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Japantown.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Inside Corridors
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Ice Machines
  • Airport Transportation (surcharge)
  • Valet Parking
  • ATM/Banking
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
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from Cova Hotel
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm
All of our 96 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms feature a modern and contemporary design ambiance.

Our hotel features 88 superior rooms, 5 deluxe rooms, and 3 one-bedroom suites. All rooms feature modern contemporary design furniture in soft sand tones with ceiling to floor windows, large bathroom, and a French balcony. COVA's signature bedding are available to all room categories. Each room comes with a High Definition Flat Screen TV, I-Home stereo clock, Electronic Safe, iron with ironing board, coffee maker, and hair dryer. Whether you are here for work or play, our rooms are the perfect place to relax and rest.

All our rooms are non-smoking.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
"Cova hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2019 NEW
The hotel is great. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast is excellent a great way to start the day. As people say, there is a lot of homeless around the hotel, which is a bit off putting. During the day we didn’t worry about it, even though nobody bothered us, but in the evening we just got the Uber. San Francisco is a very friendly city and people love to help and explain where to go to get the best out of your trip. Alcatraz well worth going to. Booked direct on Alcatraz web site. We also did a walking trip, which you pick up on union square, was also very good, you got to learn and see a lot of San Francisco, and it was free bar your tip to the guide.
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West Malling, United Kingdom
"Great hotel! underrated"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2019 NEW
Me and a friend stayed here in February and for a week. Great friendly staff who non stopped helped us with are large amount of questions. Clean rooms but the overall basis of the hotel could do with a refurb. food very very basic although we didn't stay for breakfast very often. unfortunately the location lets the hotel down with all the homeless. But the hotel do a fab job with offering a shuttle bus to all the tourist locations around San Fran. Would defo recommend staying at this hotel!!!
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London, United Kingdom
"Spacious Rooms & Comfy Beds"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 12, 2019 NEW
Unbiased review: •Hotel: Modern boutique style hotel with a simple , small reception area •Rooms: Very spacious with 2 big, very comfortable beds. We slept really well when we stayed here! The room had no AIRCON , only a tower fan but has sliding doors which opens out to a “balcony” , it was extremely windy in April and that kept the room really cold - no need for AC Bathroom was very spacious as well and had nice wooden flooring & modern fixtures •Amenities : refrigerator , free coffee, tea , body wash, dryer, shampoo & conditioner. No free water, no slippers or robes though •Gym: was small but equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines and weights •Location: about a 10min walk to Union Square, this is in downtown SF so expect to see some beggars, homeless people and a lot of weed around. Even saw a lady who didn’t have her pants/underwear on taking a crap on the sidewalk. The homeless situation is Definitely a Major issue SF has to fix!! But as most of the others said, just keep walking straight and do not make eye contact or talk to them. All in all, we rly enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t mind staying here again!
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Birmingham UK
"Great stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 06, 2019 NEW
I will be as honest as I can re the hotel and try to not review San Francisco as it is about the hotel. Staff were brilliant friendly and helpful can’t fault them at all Buffet breakfast - added bonus forgot we got breakfast continental but set you up for the day so no complaints. Rooms - great clean - stayed in 602 ok view can’t moan . Railings are unsafe for sure . Had a great coffee machine . Didn’t realise we had to pay for the water each day in the bottle . Rooftop - fabulous little treat looks lovely at night and it’s normally quiet . Great little place to smoke and you can get free wine between 5-7 Location Ok let’s be honest in one way it’s not in a bad location relatively close to union square . However yes the homeless issue is massive I have truly never seen so many people homeless . We did see people taking drugs and occasionally the smell was a bit rough . But I have to say this NOT ONCE. Did anyone of them ever bother me and my friend and we walked past at all hours of the day we got more bothered by men in suits asking to bum a fag . If anything they were pleasant and wished us a good day . It was heartbreaking I can’t say it wasn’t . It’s like a community on the streets . I did see street vans with showers and toilets. On the last day we went round the corner and gave 2 bags away of toiletries and clothes to around some of the ladies on the streets . They were so grateful. The hotel all in all was great but if I was to go back then I wouldn’t stay here as I already have and wouldn’t want to stay in that location again . Buses Do not get the hop on buses 2 mins walk to van ness get the 47 to pier 39. 5 mins walk to mcallister get on the number 5 to golden gate park & ocean beach .
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Ian S
Camden, Australia
"Location, location, location!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
Great hotel within walking distance to Union Square and many restaurants and bars. Within block or two you can choose from cheap and cheerful Vietnamese, Modern cuisine with an extensive wine list or fine dining (linen tablecloth etc) French just to name a few. Please, do not be put off by other reviews regarding the homeless. I walked the surrounding streets at all times, sometimes on my own at night and I had no hassles whatsoever, no one asked for money or even spoke to me. Whilst it is obviously a sad plight, they are less interested in you than you are in them. They ignore you, so don't stare at them, keep on walking. I was however hassled by beggars many times near the Boutique shops downtown in Market St. Tip: if you walk a block or two north of Ellis to O'Farell Geary and Post, there aren't any homeless on the street. There is beautiful old apartment buildings with bay windows and iron fire escapes on tree lined streets to admire and photograph. Sunrise or sunset would be good as they run East/West. In the morning at the city end of Post, watch the locals commute, downhill into the city on their scooters and bicycles in their suits, tie aflutter! Free wine for happy hour at the rooftop bar was good. Reception guys and gal were great. Nothing a problem, great advice on restaurants and bars, helped me with a lost phone. Breakfast is basic, but heaps of options within walking distance if you want a big cooked meal.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cova Hotel

Can I reserve a pet-friendly room?
Yes. Pets are allowed for a $75 per stay fee. Pet fees may vary depending on the length of your stay. Pets cannot exceed 20 pounds.

Are smoking rooms offered?
No. This hotel is 100% smoke-free. Guests caught violating this policy are subject to a fee.

How many rooms are at the hotel?
The hotel has 96 non-smoking guest rooms.

Will my room include a microwave and/or mini-fridge?
No. However, a soda/ice machine and microwave are located on 7th floor.

Are safes included in the rooms?

Is WiFi access available?
Yes. Guests may access the WiFi free of charge.

Does the hotel have a pool?

Is a complimentary breakfast available?
Yes. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast of delicious pastries, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, cereal, and oatmeal between 6:30 am and 10:00 am.

What is the minimum age to check-in?
Guests must be 21 to reserve a room and check-in. Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in.

Is housekeeping provided?

Does the hotel offer an area shuttle?
Yes. The complimentary area shuttle brings hotel guests to Union Square, Moscone Center, Japantown, Civic Center Bart, and Fisherman's Wharf. Pickup and drop-off requests must be reserved in advance. Please see the hotel shuttle scheduled upon arrival.

Is parking available on-site?
Valet parking is available for 24 hours unlimited in and out service for the following fees:

  • Small to Mid-Size Vehicles: $35.00
  • Large Vehicles or SUV: $45.00