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Touchstone Hotel - City Center

480 Geary Street, Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #125 of 234 Hotels in San Francisco
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I arrived at the Touchstone Hotel and was delighted to discover two bottles of warm water waiting for me on the deluxe dresser, ready to be consumed. As if this was not enough to satisfy me already, the management had also taken the liberty to provide an outstanding empty black box on the bedside table. But wait, there's more!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was the second time I visited San francisco. The hotel is very close to union square and there are some great restaurants close by. The adjoining David's bar for breakfast was very good but the rest rooms were absolutely filthy!!! The room seemed, on first inspection, to be clean and the beds were very comfortable. However the sleep... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touchstone is very central to downtown SF. Rooms are basic and there is no AC but they are clean and beds are comfy. Shabbaz at reception did an awesome job in making us welcome and was very helpful with trip advice. Previous reviews commented on the number of homeless people in the area but it is no different from a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Like other reviews, I can say I agree with the dorm-like feel - but putting it another way, it's similar to places I've stayed in London and Amsterdam. Space is well-used, the furniture is simple but attractive, and there isn't any scary landscape art. Check-in took more time than a SupermegaHilton, but a SmH would have cost me three times... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I wish there were an option to rate this hotel "good" rather than very good but it met my needs for a basic hotel in a convenient location. This hotel "lobby" was very small with a tiny sitting area. Ice is only available when adjoining restaurant is open which is annoying. Staff were all friendly and helpful and are available... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

San Francisco is unreasonably expensive. We chose this hotel after a long research and we did not totally satisfied but we had to be content with it...It is very difficult findind a good hotel. They are all very old. Touchstone as well. Take a look at the bathroom or at the walls....Anyway I suggest it if you stay a few... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This hotel is really convenient - 3 minute walk from Union Square. The hotel could do with a bit of modernization (hallways,etc) but the rooms are clean and airy and have everything you could need. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. The lady on the front desk helped to organize a trip to Napa Valley which we thoroughly enjoyed.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a great stay at the Touchstone Hotel. The rooms are on the small side, do get warm and can be noisy at night, but on the plus side, the beds are comfortable, the room was clean and they do give you earplugs if you have trouble with the traffic noise (we never did). Location is pretty good -... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not fancy, but is definitely one of the best for your money. Excellent location near Union square, very friendly stuff, clean room. No Breakfast, but they do give you a 20% discount at the next door nice diner. This is my second time here, and I'm sure I will stay here again next time as well.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very basic room, with the bare minimum amenities. Good price for SF and free Wifi in the room. A voucher for a 20% discount at the café next door was offered (unlimited use) which was a decent breakfast spot. Good location. No ventilation in the room, so might get hot in the summer. Definetly ask for a room facing the... More 

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