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Touchstone Hotel - City Center

480 Geary Street, Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Other reviews will tell you the same. The location is just awesome. Nicely located in the Union Square area, a small walk from all the reasons to stay in this area, be it the public transport, the cable cars, the restaurants, car rental offices or simply to enjoy the vibe of this city. The rooms are small - we thought... More 

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München, Deutschland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spend 2 nights there. The hotel is located not far away from union square, that's an advantage. From the airport it can be reached by BART, Taxi or shuttle bus. The last is most reasonable option: Lorrie's Shuttle as a safe and reliable company. ride: about 30 min to the hotel price: $17/per person The rooms are quite small,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on our trip to San Francisco. The location was great. The hotel itself is a little tired and the rooms were very basic for the price we paid. The bottled water was a nice touch. The bathroom could do with an upgrade. The staff were friendly and helpful and the add-on breakfast next door... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have found this hotel via Booking. It's located near Union Square, at the heart of San Francisco. The fare was half of any nearby option. I was afraid the experience would be bad but I was wrong. It's clean, safe, comfortable and has a good wifi connection. Everything a business traveler needs.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is located just one block from Union Square and is quite reasonably priced. You also get a 20% off coupon to eat at the restaurant next door. The hotel looks lovely inside and the rooms are clean. You even get free shampoo and shower gel, as well as bottles of water in your room. The people at the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our room was very tiny, but we didn't spend much time in it. The space was very clean...and even when we did notice stains on the pillow cases, the staff immediately sent someone up to change them for us. Street noise is definitely a factor, but what else would you expect when you're downtown? We had to sleep with our... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Easy location to get around San Francisco, it really feels like you are in the heart of the city, just down the road from Union Square and easy to either walk or drive around the city from here. Parking is difficult or expensive so I would ditch the hire car. Rooms are clean and tidy, can be small however price... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Needed a place to stay before volunteering for the Avon39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. This was one of the the best options for the price in the city without sharing a bathroom. I was pleasantly surprised by the new interiors and the cleanliness. Just a block and a half from Union Square and an easy walk from BART coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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