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580 Geary Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States of America – Show map
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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.
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 17 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
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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Score from 522 reviews Good
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Score from 3240 reviews Good
This historic San Francisco hotel is along the Powell Street Cable Car line, one block from shopping at Union Square. It features contemporary rooms with free wired internet.
Score from 1323 reviews Good
May 18, 2015
The slow old elevator and the noise factor from the other rooms was a bit of a downer, but you get that.
The fluffy quality towels and yummy toiletries ie lotion, liquid soap were a comforting touch. I loved our room choice, sunny yellow deco and Kenny chesney lyric on the wall, my favourite!
May 7, 2015
Good location and good room for the price
May 3, 2015
Location,staff,cupcakes & coffee
May 3, 2015
The view we didn't have but it was ok because we spent most of our days out.
Let me jump straight to the point - this hotel has amazing beds and sheets! We don't know how but it felt like a nice hug. There was something super comfortable about it. For the rest - the hotel is in a good location in the theatre district and has a bit of a rock'n roll feel to it. The rooms are very comfortable even though they are on the small side. Our window also only faced a brick wall but we didn't mind that so much because we were out all day every day. The bathrooms were nothing fancy but clean which is important. We also had a huge TV and a coffee Mashine in our room which was amazingly handy! Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel.
April 8, 2015
- While the location is good in terms of connections to the public transport and proximity to the Union Square, it is close to quite dodgy areas of Tenderloin with a lot of homeless people of Jones str. and Leavenworth str. - Windows are dirty
- Personnel is good and forthcoming, we had 2 separate bookings in different room types and could stay in the same
April 2, 2015
Shutters didn't work too well. Construction had the workout facility closed.
Quaint, small but comfortable room, friendly helpful staff.
March 24, 2015
No A/C which means you need to leave windows open...lots of street noise, fire trucks go by multiple times at night, loud clubs on both sides of hotel- one lets out drunken crowd at 2am. Spotty internet. Fleabag hotels on same street. Would not recommend during warmer weather. Elevator old and slow.... Musty smell
Cute hotel not too far from Union Square, several good breakfast places close by, felt safe walking to and from square. Coffee and water supplied.
March 23, 2015
Noise due to on-going construction..
March 22, 2015
March 19, 2015
Like all older style city hotels, street noise can be a little loud
This is an old hotel... But its lovely decor has been modernized with everything you need
March 17, 2015
Elevator always occupied with the cleanning staff Wi-fi sometimes didnt work
Cleannes Confortable bed Staff
March 17, 2015
Other than the bed, which was very comfortable, the room was dank, old, smelly, worn and creepy. The tv didn't work, a wake up call was never received and the water was shut off for 3 hours in the morning. Definitely worth a full refund if I were to bother. They even charged us for smoking in the room when we don't smoke, and wouldn't refund the money after repeated attempts to get the refund. Would def not stay here again.
The staff was excellent! Our night concierge was very professional, polite and informative, although the cleaning staff claimed we smoked in the room, which we didn'T.
March 12, 2015
The soiled carpets in the hallways
loved room 205
March 10, 2015
Room was too hot and noisy
March 5, 2015
Fun, very clean and comfortable hotel with a lot of charm. Love the older style buildings and the rooms have been nicely decorated. The staff were super professional and very kind.
February 25, 2015
We enjoyed our stay at the California. Appreciated the great.location which provided easy access to restaurants, public transportation, and stores. Would stay on our next trip to San Francisco.
February 17, 2015
Friendly staff, comfortable bed, and walkable distance. The Hotel California is definitely one of my top choices for visiting San Francisco.
February 17, 2015
We found the homeless people begging on the streets very disturbing.The hotel is a bit old fashioned but I understand it's undergoing a revamp
Location very good the reception staff were very helpful
February 15, 2015
Not clean, room was very small. Staff was not nice.
February 7, 2015
House keeping rushed out of room
Customer service very pleasant
February 3, 2015
The hotel had no business center, no common area for guests, and the neighborhood was not very inviting after dark.
The bed was very comfortable. The price was good for San Francisco.
January 24, 2015
there was a funny smell throughout the hotel lack of chairs in the room no safe street noise
the location the bed the staff the coffee making facilities
January 10, 2015
Price was steep for what you get (fairly basic room) but San Fran is an expensive city
Hotel was in good location - about 5min brisk walk to Union Square. Is on the border of Tenderlion so there were a fair few homeless people around but they were fine (also not the hotel's fault). Staff were very helpful with all our questions and check-in/out was a breeze. Would recommend. Check out the Pizza Shop up the road (Geary St heading away from Union Square) Also the hotel provides free tea, coffee and Pineapple cupcakes every day - nice!
January 7, 2015
Hard to sleep with street noise and rooftop bar next door. Not the hotel's fault at all. The builing is a stunning 'classic' and as such, not as noise proof. Would recommend to others though. We loved it.
Lovely clean room with comfy bed and well appointed bathroom. We had a room at the front of the hotel, so the noise was quite bad, but that is the price you pay for such a beautiful historic building. The staff were wonderful and the free umbrellas were a godsend as it rained heavily for the first part of our stay.
December 16, 2014
Noisy all night,sirens, horns honking outside our room.
location was excellent!
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