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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My tour took me to 12 States and 15 Cities. I found this hotel to occupy a good location on Geary St., say 5 minutes walk from Union Sq., which to me is the best area to stay in. Very good value and the staff are all excellent. I mention Jane in particular (efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and always smiling) as... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

- Great Location - Good for the price - Great Front Desk Staff (Nice people) - [The street noise was no problem for me] - Close to Union Square (one or two minutes walk) - One of the most comfortable bed and pillows I ever sleep

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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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At the pleasant 2 star Touchstone Hotel-City Center, you will be located in San Francisco's Union Square, surrounded by famous restaurants, luxury hotels, high-end galleries and exciting night life. Nob Hill, North Beach, Chinatown and the Moscone Convention Center are a leisurely stroll from our doors. A short 2 min walk will take you to Union Square, which offers some of the most sophisticated shopping on the West Coast. The famed Cable Cars are close enough for you to hear rumble by. The Touchstone Hotel-City Center offers 44 rooms blending old-world charm, new-world convenience and small-world comfort. Simply but pleasantly decorated and equipped with organic toiletries and complimentary bottled water. All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom. Internet is available throughout the hotel at no charge. There is an original 1950's deli/cafe adjacent to the hotel. Hotel guests receive a 25% discount coupon. The hotel provides a left luggage office and valet parking service at extra cost for 24 hours with unlimited in-and-out privileges. The Touchstone Hotel-City Center is very close to the city's efficient public transportation (25 min train ride from SFO). Great central location for this budget San Francisco hotel! ... more   less 
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