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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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Ranked #127 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the middle of San Francisco. My sister & I had interconnected rooms with two bedrooms and two bathrooms which was great. Beds were comfy. Lift was fast. And once you are out the door you are in the heart of Union Square. Good value for the price and would happily stay at again.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Geary street is a top spot for access to union square and the surrounding shops and restaurants. The hotel has small, dirty rooms and it's very loud so disappointing for the price. The bed cover was pretty filthy and there was dust everywhere which was a little nasty, luckily we didn't spend much time in the room as we were... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Really comfortable and quiet rooms with up-to-date euro style decorating. The bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in while staying away from home. You feel like your staying in a very pricey boutique inn but your paying a very reasonable price. I would stay there again

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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our first and last nights in San Fran. We did a campervan trip to the redwoods in between. The hotel price was very good. Also, the location was great! We booked a few weeks before through booking.com but when we showed up we didn't have a reservation. Something had gone wrong and it... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This hotel is a great choice if you are traveling to San Francisco. The prices are very accessible, i ended up paying about $130 USD a night for a double room with private bathroom, which is a gift considering the location and considering that you are in SF. As I've said, the location is great, no more than a 2... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Right after I booked 4 nights in this hotel, I read some bad reviews and was a little apprehensive. However, the location is unbeatable at the low price I paid, and the hotel was actually absolutely fine. Staff were really helpful and polite; I asked ahead for a quiet room away from the street, and although I have a view... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was a bit concerned before my stay because the price seemed too good to be true. But I was actually quite pleased with my stay. My room was clean and comfortable. There was free wi-fi and water bottles. The location is fantastic and you cannot beat the price. I'd highly recommend this hotel.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The people at Touchstone were extremely nice and helpful. We loved our stay here and would definitely come back again. It's a very close walk to Union Square, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. The rooms were small but homey, they had a very nice feel to them and were exceptionally clean considering the age of the... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

To cut a long story short - due to all sorts of reasons were were unable to stay in our pre-paid hotel room here. (Blame the air company)!!! I contacted the hotel and they without hestitation reimbursed the full hotel fee. One day we will see San Francisco and there wiull not be any other hotel for consideration. With this... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Hotel was a nice place to sleep after a tiring day touring the beautiful city! Hotel is at a GREAT LOCATION, just of the Union Square but slightly dated. Sound proofing was terrible, I could here people in rooms adjacent to my room! Staff were all very helpful, helping me book a shuttle to the airport as well as tourist... More

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Additional Information about Touchstone Hotel - City Center

Also Known As:
Touchstone Hotel - City
Touchstone Hotel - City San Francisco
Address: 480 Geary Street, Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Touchstone Hotel - City Center 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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