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.
  • 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.
  • Children below 11 years old are free to stay - sharing bed with parents. Additional fees may apply for 12 years old and older.
  • The hotel doesn't provide air-conditioning in all our room types.

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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Telford, United Kingdom
"Pleasantly surprised"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2020
As our taxi drove through area I was thinking to myself what the hell have I booked, why the hell did I chose this area? Was met at reception by 2 very polite gentlemen, who booked us in very quickly and explained to us abit about area, about their free shuttle buses down to main tourist areas and about the airport shuttle we could book (which turned out to be 90% cheaper than taxi I had just paid for). The reception area was lovely and clean. Our room was bigger than expecting, clean and comfortable. Alittle noise from outside through the night but sure you would get that at any hotel in san fran. Bathroom was lovely too. Breakfast was also suprizely good, alot more choice than I was expecting for price we paid,was hot,cold,yoghurt,cereal,pastries,muffins something for everyone. Only issue we had was not very big for amount of guests, the 1st morning was fine but 2nd they struggled to find us a seat and we ended up sitting right by door where people would push past trying to get in and out,maybe a time slot booking system would be ideal for them. But all in all, was lovely hotel. Area abit daunting but my advice would be don't wonder about, make use of the free shuttles to union square.
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Iver, United Kingdom
"Lovely friendly hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
We have just come back from staying here and visiting San Francisco. Hotel is perfect, comfy beds friendly staff and good location. There are LOADS of homeless around in tents,smelling of either wee or weed! They do however leave you alone. Breakfast was good! Unfortunately while I was there I had my mobile phone snatched outside the Uber headquarters while I was taking a photo a young guy on his scooter came up and snatched my phone....I of course reported it to the police and they just said unfortunately it happens in San Francisco and they probably just wanted a quick sale for drugs! When I told the hotel they said if you go to the civic centre it would probably be there,that's where they turn up....I however didn't go there and fortunate that it was just my phone and not bank cards...just gutted I lost photos!!! So be warned and careful. We visited all the major sites and walked everywhere but did get the famous cable cars on the third day, as the hills are really steep! Overall I enjoyed the city,but out of all the states I've visited I prefer New York. I've visited Miami,Los Angeles,Las Vegas and I saw more homeless in San Francisco. The hotel was can't fault the hotel! And free wine and soft drinks between 5-7pm. After 7pm you don't really want to go out....
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"Wonderful staff and facility"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
Take advantage of the wonderful services provided by Cova! The hotel is clean and the staff is wonderful! The neighborhood may be a bit disconcerting, but the transportation provided by the hotel helps guests avoid some of the unsettling sidewalk residents.
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"Cova Hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
Just returned from the Cova Hotel in the tenderloin district of San Francisco, after reading other reviews regarding the number of down and outs living on the streets in the vinicty yes there were down and outs but didn’t worry me at all. I found the hotel to be very clean, excellent reception service from the young lady called Kim. The complimentary breakfast was a bonus, and very adequate for my needs, there was a daily free transfer bus to take you to Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square and collect you please remember to book in advance the transfers with reception. Also you can book an airport transfer from the hotel reception at nearly half the price of a taxi, and very efficient, wouldn’t hesitate to book at this hotel again thank you.
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Raisio, Finland
"Ok hotel in bad neigbourhood"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
The rooms were ok, especially the bed was very ok. Room was very cold and it took couple of days for me to understand to leave the electronic heeter on for the day so that the room was warm in the evening. I couldnt leave the heeter on for the night because it was very nousy ! The other problem for me was that I coudnt buy coffee and the pop-up Bar was open only 3 hours. And every time the glasses run out in the Bar. Torally different issue was that the neigbourhood is the most dangerous in SFO ; streets full of drug addicts and homeless. Fortunately I was a part of big group and had company when I went outside the hotel walking. I absolutely don’t recommend this hotel if one is alone and used to go everywhere by himself.
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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