The location--a pleasant, 5-minute walk from Union Square--is a block east of Market Street, and the street people and beggars were present but neither threatening nor bothersome. We loved the clean, "classic," design of the rooms, with Empire style decor (mirrors, artwork), cozy beds, and everything very clean. - It was a very nice stay with a ro... what people say » om that had all the amenities one does like while travelling. As well room service as front desk were extremely polite and helpful, the room spotless clean. The "antique" flair is well preserved and we could not find the area dangerous in any way like another comment stated.