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The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Best Western)
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Ranked #69 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great room - 2 bedrooms with second room having single beds was a big plus for our teenage boys. Amazing beds -fab mattresses and fluffiest towels. Friendly staff. Great diner across the road for breakfast - Olympic Diner. We used the free yellow hotel bikes to ride across the Golden Gate Bridge - another highlight

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed a couple nights for our honeymoon. The service was great and the staff is very helpful. The rooms are renovated tastefully but maybe a little small. The bed was fantastic, the TV huge and the wifi very good. The only real complaint is not with the hotel, but the location. There are a lot of shady individuals hanging around... More

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

Thank you for the great comments regarding the Hotel....Please contact me directly when visiting San Francisco again. Thank you More

Bonney Lake, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay in this hotel was just what we expected. Rooms are very small and quaint, but fit my husband and I just fine. Only issue we had was two TWIN comforters on a queen bed. It was awful! Your covers are constantly falling off in the night, waking you up and then you'd have to get up and rearrange... More

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

Dear Andrea B., Thank you for your feedback about your stay. We're sorry that you did not enjoy our bedding. Our hope was to provide comfort for each guest individually by offering two separate duvets. We're puzzled about them falling off. We will look into it further. Thanks again for your comments. We value all viewpoints of our guests, in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built in 1913. Rooms are very small and no air conditioning. Open the broken blinds (in both rooms) and force open window to hear blasting street noise. We we're put in two different rooms. We went from bad to worst. The last room was a view of other hotel rooms. Nothing like watching other hotel guests walking around their rooms... More

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

I'm so sorry that your stay wasn't what you had expected. Our goal is to have every guest leave us with the intention of returning. If you ever decide to give us another try , I will personally see to it that your stay is perfect. Please contact me directly to discuss. Thank you More

New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I feel so guilty writing this "average" review. The staff was incredible - warm attentive. I walked in a was greeted with pineapple infused water and mini-pinealpple cupcakes. It was all so lovely. I booked the hotel on Hotwire and I have not used them in over a decade and won't be using them ever again. They lumped this hotel... More

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

Thank you for the great comments about our wonderful staff. More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here a few times on several Vacations, usually our Road Trip start and finish venue hotel. We have even just called in off chance and got a last minute room, which was excellent, the hotel was pretty full ! The Hotel is very convenient for Union St, Union Square, Geary St, China Town, some great American breakfast... More

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

Always love to get repeat guests, thank you for making us your home away from home!! Also, for the kind words. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, close to everything, reasonably priced. Arrived to find that the 2 bedroom suite we booked was not available but the hotel was more than accommodating, putting us in 2 separate rooms at no additional cost. All staff I encountered was very pleasant, helpful, and welcoming. This is an old building but the rooms are bright and cheery with... More

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

Dear Rodman954, It means a lot to get such a glowing review from a top reviewer, thank you. Yes, the beds are really quite something aren't they, Glad you had a great stay! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in june as a lot of couples we booked in august last year and had been looking forward to our shot of tequila and continential breakfast we had paid for. When we arrived we did not realise how close this was to the tenderloin and there was a fight outside the door with the homeless. We got... More

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

Dear Nunaturlik, Thank you for the kind words , we are very proud of our staff and really appreciate it when others notice their efforts also. Please come and visit us again. Cheers More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is smack in the middle of all the action. No tourist hangout; it is walking distance to a number of cool neighborhoods, including Nob Hill and China Town. Union Square is 4 blocks away, and Embarcadero, Coight Tower, and North Beach also close by. The Hotel itself is perfect; nothing more than it needs to be: We had... More

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

Dear, Nunaturlik, Thank you for the kind words , we are very proud of our staff and really appreciate it when others notice their efforts also. Please come and visit us again. Cheers More

Montreal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel from July 11 to 14, 2014. While it is true that the street can be noisy particularly on week-end, it is no different than many hotels in busy cities and that can be solved by closing the windows. This hotel is extremely well located. Going back to San Francisco I would be staying again in... More

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

As they say, Location, location, location, we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the kind words. 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*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel California
Hotel California San Francisco
Best Western San Francisco
San Francisco Best Western

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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style
#64 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #65 Family Hotel in San Francisco #72 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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Welcome to The Hotel California, a stylish, boutique hotel with a 100-year history and enough personality to fill it. Known for our iconic name and exceptional customer service, The Hotel California puts you at the center of all of San Francisco’s eclectic neighborhoods. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s culinary delights, acclaimed arts, breathtaking sights, renowned culture or all of the above, The Hotel California is your ideal home base. ... more   less 
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