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The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

3.0 of 5 580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Best Western)
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Alvin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is very nice considering it is 100+ years old. Our room faced Jones Street which has less traffic than Geary. The location is somewhat central to the touristy things to see while in SF. $10 cab ride to Fisherman's Wharf, $15 to Height/Ashbury, $20 or so to the Golden Gate. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Our... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

I'm a bit of a Led Zeppelin fan myself!....You saying that you'd come again is the best review we can get! Thank you. More 

Rocklin, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here over my Fiancés Birthday this past weekend.This is a real gem of a Hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted by the doorman-William he made us feel very special and welcomed us to the Hotel. The Gentleman at the front desk also was very very friendly and even said Happy Birthday to my fiancé since I had put... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Hotel, I'm not sure what was going on with the bell cart issue but I'll be following up on that today. Our staff really do care and are always going above and beyond. On your next visit, please call me directly, 415 869 4113 and we'll make up for the bellman/cart issue. And yes we... More 

Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very clean and classic boutique hotel. not too many amenities, but free bike rent - first come first served. The room is not very big but in excellent condition, and designed to look happy using light color schema. A lot of useful electric outlets and the the most comfy bed and linen. Coffee machine with courtesy capsules. No air... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear yoshugu, We have to agree with you, our beds are the best, they are all brand new beauty-rest "black label" pillow-tops and the response has been overwhelmingly great!! One of Pineapple's main goals is to make sure the sleeping experience is special, the "naked experience" has also enhanced the sleeping experience. Cheers More 

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked The Hotel California for two nights because I wanted a place where I could easily walk around. The rooms are quite nice, but not massive or anything. Clean, comfortable beds and all the amenities you would expect from a basic room. Elevator is antique and kind of slow, but that's not something that I really care about. Staff... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Poggus, Yes, our location is ideal and our staff are among the best in San Francisco in my opinion, just wait until we have completed the renovation, its really going to be awesome!! Cheers More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel California is one of the more affordable hotels in San Fran when we went. It is located close to the Civic Center BART and on the fringe of the Tenderloin area which has a high population of residents with no fixed address to put it in a PC manner although it was still fairly safe to walk through... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad we could be the ideal base for your San Francisco adventure, our location is the best, within walking distance to all downtown activities, the staff is what sets us apart from the competition....We really do care. Cheers More 

Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely delightful stay here last week. Super friendly staff from the exuberant welcome from William, the bellman, to the reception team - we couldn't have felt more welcome. And thank you so much for the complimentary room upgrade! Nice surprise! The centenarian hotel has been painted & decorated in a cheery, upbeat fashion incorporating old photos of San... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

We love you also!! Thanks for the 5 stars and we've taken note about the outlets and will address during the renovation. Cheers More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We weren't looking for a luxury hotel with ridiculous amenities because we were there to explore the city not the hotel. We were pleased with the condition of the hotel and the staff is amazing and helpful. The rooms are cozy but clean and comfortable. The hotel has a vintage look with a modern touch. We loved our experience for... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Iran-G, Wow! a 5 star review!! We appreciate it and hope you come back and visit once we've completed all of the upgrades that are being done. Cheers More 

Bet Shemesh, Israel
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great hotel with authentic San Francisco style. Nice hotel with basic ammenties, clean room and outstanding service. Bed was very comfortable. Highly recommended for traveling on a budget, without having to suffer a budget hotel.

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Yehuda_Goodman, Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad that you had a great stay! Please come again. Cheers More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A nice neat clean hotel that is reasonably priced. Close to most places (as in walking distance) and on major bus routes as well. Rooms are smallish but comfortable. No breakfast but there are many diners close to the hotel. Can be a bit noisy. The beds are really comfortable.

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeP, Our location can't be beat and we agree with you about the beds, perhaps we should get into the bed business as many guests wish to find out who makes them, in order to purchase one for home. So glad you had a nice stay, please come and visit us again. Cheers More 

Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were a little worried as we approached the Hotel along Geary St. due to the large concentration of Homeless panhandlers, but we're pleasantly surprised once we checked in . The hotel is in an older building but has recently been refurbished by the Pineapple Group. The rooms are small,but the new beds are super comfy and have really soft... More 

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Graham S, General Manager at The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear TravelBobCanada, Its always great to get a good review from a seasoned traveler like yourself, yes.... we agree our beds are the best and our extra large fluffy towels are a big hit also....stay tuned for many more new and exciting upgrades. Cheers More 

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Address: 580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Best Western)
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel California
Hotel California San Francisco
Best Western San Francisco
San Francisco Best Western
Hotel Style:
#65 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#67 Family Hotel in San Francisco

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