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580 Geary Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102 – Show map
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 35 per day.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 46 per day.
24-Hour Front Desk, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator
Filipino, Spanish, English
From 4:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 17 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Based on 204 reviews
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Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, this San Francisco hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Union Square and cable car lines. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and custom amenities.
Score from 318 reviews Very good
Located less than a 2 minute walk from Union Square, this family-owned San Francisco hotel features free Wi-Fi and an on-site local deli. Cable car services are a 6 minute walk away.
Score from 1104 reviews Good
Named on the National Register of Historic Places, this hotel offers Victorian charm combined with modern amenities and is a short walk from area attractions, including cable car lines.
Score from 1665 reviews Good
This eco-friendly restored landmark hotel is in downtown San Francisco, 2 blocks from shopping at Union Square. It features a 24-hour gym, on-site dining and colorful air-conditioned rooms.
Score from 570 reviews Good
Staff & location
Lovely, smaller, personal hotel. We loved SF and enjoyed staying here.
Good location, friendly staff, clean rooms.
Street noise and no AC
This is an old hotel but has character and charm. I stayed twice at the hotel as my husband & I spent one night here and the following week when my daughters arrived, another 3 nights. Our first room was a queen room which was comfortable and clean, and later a Family Suite. The suite was very comfortable and fairly large with the two separate bedrooms, which is good when you need your own space. The staff were very helpful and the location to Union Square is excellent. The hotel is reasonably priced for it location as San Francisco is an expensive city.
Only one little problem the blinds in our queen room were broken.
Massive comfortable bed, quirky decorations, good location.
Noisy pipes! Good otherwise, spoilt by the 6am showerer making the pipes scream.
Friendly staff. Very comfortable bed and bedding. Even though the room faced on to the road it wasn't too noisy. Loved the bath robes and would have liked to buy them and the umbrella. Nice touches.
The room did get quite warm and that is in a cool September.
Location is still quite central, the rooms are small but cleaning is provided every day. The building itself is fairly old with a strange smell inside, but it has a nice atmosphere. If asked, the staff is forthcoming and helpfull. Allover the hotel is fine for a couple of days stay in SF.
The coffe for free is provided at the reception, but very often there was no milk or cream.
Room, comfort, location, cleanliness, pineapple water and good coffee
Elevator was down a few times when we would haul bags and some luggage- the unbelievable noise issues; people screaming, singing, drunk, noisy sex in cars below our window, 1 person so drunk and everyone fighting about whether or not to call 911...no relaxing sleep at night whatsoever.... We won't be back. Too bad- could be a nice hotel to stay at!
Good value for money, location and quality of rooms
Hotel blocked excessive room charge on credit card which took a week to correct and clear.
The value for money... and also it is different in a good way. The location is at the edge of a sketchy area in SF but has close proximity to Union Square and Market Streets. The staff was exceptionally nice. The rooms were very nice, not too big, sort of old-fashioned. The bath and room were quite nice and unique.
Rooms on Geary Street side are very noisey. This did not bother us, and the hotel provides ear plugs, but it might bother some people. We slept just fine. No breakfast is included but there is coffee or tea in the room.
Location town center Very fri!endly staff
Good location, very helpful staff and Fluffy towels
Very beautiful, very confortable, very nice bedroom and bathroom!!
Price, but I think it's the average price in San Francisco. To stay in the city is expensive, not The Hotel California's fault, actually.
Style, architecture, staff, location
Excellent location right by Union Square. Easy access to trams and bus tours. The staff were very helpful and great free wi-fi reception. Clean rooms with regular maid services and a lovely comfortable bed!
Location, equipment, friendly.
The bathroom was clean and the towels were of good quality.
The shutters were broken, the armchair's upholstery was totally ripped up, the bed was creaking, the TV set was mounted parallel to the bed and not facing it. They have a "new" bed making system, with one duvet per person instead of one large duvet for two, which was so uncomfortable we dubbed it "double-trouble". The hotel smelled of sewage. The neighborhood is unsafe and loud and dirty. Overall, it was very expensive and very disappointing.
Very small but clean rooms.
Location is noisy on the weekend (lots of noise from rooftop bar next door). There's no air conditioning so you need to leave the window open to cool the room down.
We loved the atmosphere at the Hotel California. The hotel is over 100 years old, and as are MANY of the buildings in San Fran, so it was great to stay in a hotel where you actually feel like your in San Fran! The rooms are small, yes, but quaint and modernized, we were very impressed! The staff were wonderful and provided complimentary bikes to use for the day which took us all around the city.
I have no complaints
They had the softest towels I have ever seen!
The people the location the weather
Nice room with a homely feeling. Only a few minutes walk to Union Square, cable cars,buses, metro and restaurants
Our room was on the front of the building and there was loud noise from crowds of people each night
The hotel is only 5 mins walk from Union Square and easy to get around. Customer was very good and particularly so from Rebecca at Reception and William, one of the porters, who both were so helpful and friendly. We were allocated quite a small room when we first arrived but the next day we were upgraded to a much larger room at the front in recognition of our Ruby Wedding, which we were celebrating while staying there. Both rooms, however, were comfortable. There is a quirky old-fashioned lift and the hotel has a very popular but fairly expensive vegetarian/vegan restaurant. The hotel offers tea/coffee and cupcakes in reception every afternoon, which is a nice touch.
The room we moved to, though more spacious, was at the front and we found it quite noisy. It is quite an old hotel and therefore the double glazing is a bit ancient.
The rooms were wonderful, clean and comfortable
Street noise was extremely loud
No hot water Shower didn't work Had to move ourselves to another room. Manager was nasty and very rude when we ask for a cut in our rate. Never notified that the hotel had changed ownership
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