REVIEW

Baldwin Hotel

This 60-room hotel has no frills but boasts an ideal location—just half a block from Chinatown's Dragon Gate entrance.

By , Friday, Sep 25, 2009, 2:34 PM

Baldwin Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $69

'Hood Chinatown—the iconic Dragon Gate entrance is half a block north on Grant Street. Union Square is a few minutes away by foot, and Montgomery Street station, with access to public transportation, is a two-block walk.

The Gist This no-frills 60-room hotel bills itself as "European style," which essentially means that the rooms are small. Still, online reviews generally praise the hotel's cleanliness, attentive front-desk staff, and ideal location in the center of the city. The price is reasonable enough for all kinds of travelers, so expect great people-watching—and some noise. If you book over the phone, request a room far from the elevator, which sees a lot of late-night activity.

Free Wi-Fi? No; costs $10 per day.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Mastercard, Visa.

Thanks for Sharing Readers Jane Britt and Maxilee compared the Baldwin Hotel favorably with European counterparts, and loved the central location. Britt summed it up: "Looking for a reasonably priced hotel with a good location, we stayed at the Baldwin Hotel next to the Chinatown gate. It's a European style hotel so the rooms are small, but everything was very clean and the staff was helpful."