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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"two go to san fran"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2019 NEW
FABULOUS!No complaints room good nothing too much trouble!!!Homeless outside but they never bothered us!Easy location and quiet and so helpful.Love Le Toyah at reception and Bryan and a special thank you to Pamela in the restaurant(what a woman)-we loved them all and they did everything to make us happy for seven days.We will be back!!!-
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
"Good stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2019 NEW
We arrived into SFO via the BART train system. We walked 8mins to get to the hotel. It was not a pleasant walk as the hotel is situated in the middle of the Tenderloin. For those who don't know, it is the poorest part of SFO and there are a lot of homeless people on the streets. In the hotel, check in was quick and VERY friendly. The rooms are big, modern and well equipt. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle service to union square and other locations,which means you don't have to walk through the tenderloin. It's a very good hotel, and I would definitely recommend.
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Queensland, Australia
"Surprise Gem"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2019 NEW
I did some research on this hotel after I had already booked a non-refundable room, and was somewhat perturbed by the reports about the location. And yes, during the Uber drive from the airport we noticed a large amount of homeless and substance affected people in the area, some very close to the entrance to the hotel. However, the hotel staff were lovely. The room was functional, clean and quiet. No view, but we weren't visiting SF for a hotel room view. Some reviews I had read mentioned problems with heating/cooling and water pressure - we experienced none of that. The coffee machine was a nice touch and there was a modern TV with plenty of channels. The location (apart from the confronting sight of drug and alcohol affected people) was great - walking distance to Union Square and there were plenty of cafes and restaurants within a block or two offering some great fare. The included breakfast was simple, but plenty to go around and the staff could not be more helpful and friendly. The hotel has a great roof bar area which was a great place to chill and if you didn't want to venture out at night. All in all an enjoyable stay. The homeless folk are confronting, but they leave you alone and after a few days we felt pretty safe walking around.
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Jacksonville Beach, United States
"Stay somewhere else and save the headache!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019
Whatever you do don't stay at this dump!! I didn't pay $741 for 3 nights to have a space heater for the source of heat in the room, homeless encamped all around the area and a block wall 10 feet from the room window. The weather was mid-40's at night and mid-50's during the day and rainy so heat was a requirement and a plug-in space heater is NOT and acceptable solution. Checked out immediately after the hotel provided no resolution to the 2 items related to the room and now they are refusing to provide a refund for rooms we did not stay in!! is completely useless as well since they are just throwing their hands up and accepting COVA's decision after failing to get back to me at all even after promising a response in 72 hours.
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Reykjavik, Iceland
"You get what you pay for"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2018
The hotel itself served its purpose, after all its a base to put your head down at the end of the day. I've been to San Francisco multiple times but this is the first time in 15 years. It can be expensive so ultimately you get what you pay for. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and for me the continental breakfast was adequate. The location itself my not be the most exclusive part of town but you're literally talking a couple of blocks on Ellis Street, after that things improve. I did my homework so I knew what I was letting myself in for. San Francisco nowadays seems to have a huge homeless problem and a lot seem to live in this area but they don't bother when you walk past and seem to keep to themselves. The hotel also has a complimentary shuttle that you can use to get to some of the major tourist attractions although I never used it as I like to explore cities on foot. There are also plenty of food/restaurant options in the area, Westfield Shopping Mall is only a few blocks away as is the Cable Car for those that don't fancy a hilly walk across town.
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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