I’ve traveled to San Francisco many times for work and fun. I was going to be in the city for two weeks and normally wouldn’t take a chance on booking a new hotel for any longer than two days because 1) the photos rarely align with the reality and 2) who wants to be stuck with a terrible room?
That all went out the door with my recent experience with La Manorca hotel. I rolled the dice because the room that was presented to me on AirBnb looked very spacious and that you couldn’t fake it with a fisheye lens. The hotel was also located near Union Square (technically in Tenderloin FYI), and the price was a really great price especially if the pictures were matched the actual space.
La Manorca Hotel Review
First off, let’s set some expectations. This stay isn’t with a typical hotel stay in which you have a key to the front door, check in at the front desk, get your bed made every day with fresh towels folded nicely and ready for you.
That’s because La Manorca is managed by Kasa Living which automates the check in and front desk concerns and removes some of the comforts we assume of every hotel. Knowing that going in wasn’t much of a surprise when I had to punch in a code to get into the hotel (and into my room), no turndown service, or calling the front desk.
Turns out it’s definitely nice to have, but I didn’t really need a turn down service. I made my bed every morning and it wasn’t so bad.
If there were any issues or if I was running out of supplies, I would text Kasa and they responded immediately. When I needed new towels and TP, minutes later I had some at my front door (though it’s worth mentioning that that’s not promised).
The amenities were great. There wasn’t a gym or hot tub in La Manorca, but it was nice to have a relatively-spacious room (by San Francisco standards), FAST and free Wifi, a refrigerator, and microwave. They also had a smart TV (roku-esque). The room decor was minimal and modern and clean. La Manorca also has a large common are on the basement floor with a full kitchen, couches, coffee maker, utensils, tables to work from, and a large screen TV.
At the price I booked the room at (approximately $65 night) for two weeks, the price was right especially considering everything I got for that number.
If I am paying out of pocket again and La Manorca is available, I wouldn’t hesitate to book it again.