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Tiki Central Forums General Tiki Pheonix Hotel in San Francisco - Does it have a Tiki patio?
Pheonix Hotel in San Francisco - Does it have a Tiki patio?
christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2004-03-23 7:15 pm   Permalink

My SF travel guide states that the Pheonix Hotel on Eddy & Market has a tiki pool decor and the rooms are of a "space age bachelorpad" design, although it is a motor lodge.

Does it have a mid-centrury Modern desgin or a botique Travel Lodge?

They also have a nightclub entitled "Backflip" which received rave reviews.

Anyone been (or heard from someone who has)?

Thanks.


 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2004-03-23 7:51 pm   Permalink

I haven't been to the Backflip in a few years but I do remember that it SUCKED.
Granted, it had just opened and was one of the new, hip places to be seen. I just remeber a lot of attitude and crappy music.
The hotel itself was kinda cool but I don't know what it's like now. Rember, it is in one of the less savory parts of The City.
Aloha,


 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-03-24 10:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-03-23 19:15, christiki295 wrote:
Does it have a mid-centrury Modern desgin or a botique Travel Lodge?

They also have a nightclub entitled "Backflip" which received rave reviews.



If I recall, the Phoenix was an old motel destined for the wrecking ball that someone bought and renovated into a boutique hotel (kind of like Caliente Tropics).

Backflip has closed and there's something else there now, but I don't know anything more.


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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-03-24 12:36 pm   Permalink

It is a mid-century motel that has been renovated into a "fun and funky" hotel that caters primarily to young rock stars and their fans. I don't care for the whimsical decoration, and the crowd in the bar can be annoying. It's a real early 20s meat market type bar.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60713-d81209-Reviews-Phoenix_Hotel-San_Francisco_California.html

The neighborhood is "bad", because their are a lot of homeless and SRO hotels, but one advantage is it's proximity to Original Joe's restaurant (a well-preserved 1950s time capsule), the Great American Music Hall ( a beautiful music venue), the O'Farrell Theatre (famous strip club), and it is centrally located.


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martiki
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Posted: 2004-03-24 2:44 pm   Permalink

Backflip was replaced by the Bambuddha lounge- small plate asian tapas, trendy cocktails, and the same hipster attitude. Looks pretty cool inside, but yeah, not a great neighborhood. Although it has been improving. Who knows? It may one day be great.

 
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