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Touchstone Hotel - City Center

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   480 Geary Street, Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one night here. Was in town for one night and chose this hotel, the price is excellent. The room was small but I didnt care about that and it was just me. The shower was nice and clean but the water pressure was low. Prob because we are in a drought and the pressure might be low for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, so this is a "boutique" budget hotel. Looks nice enough on the outside and the tiny lobby (which is kept locked all the time, had to be physically let in by the one staff person working the counter) is OK. So if you want to save money but don't mind a noisy, dirty and smelly room, then this is... More

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Cork
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here mid July for one night. Great central location, near Powell street, friendly woman on reception who recommended a nice Japanese restaurant down the road called Sushi Boat. The room was small but that was expected for the budget. Room was at the back and we had a view on a portaloo! We were given... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touchstone hotel is in a great location for the main attractions in San Francisco. The staff were helpful and informative. Breakfast was not included but there is a diner right next door and plenty of places to eat within walking distance. Rooms are good enough for the price.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I thought this was a great budget hotel. Great location - steps from Union Square (although, regular readers know I don't give many stars for location), lovely people and a decent room for the rate. The rooms have been renovated with modern furniture and flooring. The bathrooms were renovated a while ago, but are still in great condition with new... More

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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a great stay at Touchstone Hotel, Jane on reception was very polite and manged to check us in a few hours early which was great. The room was a decent size and considering the location I thought we had a good deal. The price reflects what you get. Overall I had a good stay and would recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 days. There was a conference during the weekend and yes it was more affordable than the others because the regular 3+ stars were charging 300-600 per night or booked so this was the only option. Reviews said it was cheap, well I ended up paying 190 per night so no was not cheap. The room... More

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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed here for one night in June 2014. I arrived early around 11 am, not expecting to be able to check in. the guy on reception was fab. He got me checked in so I could drop my bag. He organised a city tour for me and my shuttle to the airport the next day. I had asked for... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The location is really very convenient: very close to Union Square, within a short walk from many bus and train lines, near several restaurants, cafes and shops. There are some homeless people in adjacent streets and in Union Square itself but although I have been always by myself I have always felt save. My room was tiny, quite tired and... More

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Terrific position and every member of staff was helpful and friendly. Room was great and absolutely no noise problems. A great place to stay for San Francisco. Union Square, cable car, buses and BART are all close by.

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Address: 480 Geary Street, Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Touchstone Hotel - City Center 2*
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