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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 #131 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is your VERY basic room; bed, bathroom, desk, phone, small t.v. not much else. Room was clean, although seemed very old and dingy. The room itself was clean and tidy and the beds were comfortable and met our needs. Free wifi, friendly staff and excellent location, great price. We weren't there to spend time in our rooms, so it... More 

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Crestline, California
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100 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Not refined or glamorous by any means. Not sickening or foul. But yet not overly-attractive. very surface level with the decorations. The room I had was extreemely small. The building is quiter ancient, and hotel rooms were much more petite, than todays rooms. The bathroom, very small as well. However, that is what I paid for; everything was clean/in good... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Situation : you are situated 2 minutes away from Union Square, the main cable car line or from Market Street, ideal for shopping. It is very easy to get to china town (one bus), to the fisherman wharf (through the cable car) or to the Ferry building (with the street car). Lots of good restaurants around. But, if you have... More 

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Gwangju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hotel staff was very warm and kind. Maybe you will feel like family. Located near the Union Square, very good place to touring of the city, shopping, ridding a cable car, walking around, all kind of restaurants, jazz bar with band, pup for drinking such as beer and cocktails with live singing. Feel the day and nightlife of San Francisco.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This hotel is very well located and the reception staff as well as the manager are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small but comfortable and clean. The price is very good if compared with other hotels in the area. They provide free water bottles, ear plugs which I did not have to use, free wifi and the standard... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Located in the heart of San Fran's best shopping district, the Touchstone Hotel is small but stylish with super friendly reception staff and perfect adjoining rooms for families. David's deli next door is perfect for breakfast and greatcakes and you can pull up out front to load or unload luggage but there's no parking. Not a huge variety of restaurants... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The location of the hotel was good, which made up for a lackluster room. Our room was also facing an alley, and we stayed during one of the trash pickups in the morning which wasn't a great way to wake up. The room was clean and the price was decent for the area.

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