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The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

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580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

Great place to stay. My sister recommended it to us and I've recommended it to friends (who have now stayed there more than once!) Centrally located, great room and we met some great people at the wine and cheese social time in the lobby.

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Sacramento, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2008

No parking, no remote or TV reception, cracks in the bathroom floor, and toilet plumbing issues - yikes! They gave me a $30 discount, but it was not enough. We had 2 different hotel staff people in our bathroom for a half hour in the morning dealing with plumbing issues. I won't stay here again.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2008

Having read other reviews of this hotel, I want to repeat the warnings others have posted. To sumarise our experience: On booking in we were told our pre-booked suite was not ready but booked as requested. A double double on a high floor. Our bags were stored and when we returned later the suite wasn't available anymore. We had to... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

Check in and out went smooth, but that's about all. No water pressure and drains that don't. Wi-fi connection was between 1-3 bars on the 4th floor. Resulted in very poor speeds and one night no connection at all. Reported to front desk and they gave me a 1-800 number to call. Reported a problem with the shower and it... More 

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baltimore, md
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

This hotel was amazing! I had been in San Fran for a conference the previous week and extended my stay for a vacation. For the conference, I stayed at a big name hotel across from the Ferry Building that costs two or three times as much, and was possibly my least favorite hotel experience ever. Walking into the HC was... More 

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Azusa, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

This was the cutest little hotel! The rooms were so nice, decorated perfectly, and were so clean! We were worried about the area a few blocks down, but you can definitely walk to a lot of places from this hotel. The room had a large flat screen, comfy bed, and was just so cozy. My boyfriend and I were very... More 

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Philadelphia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

Another married couple along with my wife and I traveled across the US to visit San Fransisco. Of course flying across the country, we had called 2 days in advance to confirm our reservations at the "Hotel California". After 8 hours of flying and a 20 minute van ride we finally arrived at the hotel to find that they had... More 

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salford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

Althought the hotel room where nice, the noice of fire engines going out all the time throught the night, kept me and fellow friends awake all night, If you want to be able to sleep at night don;t book here. where there 2 nights, slept about 4 hours in total.

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OC, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

This hotel isn't horrible, but it isn't great either. The pictures are a little deceiving. Although they apparently have remodeled recently it seems as though they scrimped on the details. From afar it looks nice, but up close it's pretty shabby. For example, the crown molding isn't repaired just painted over, where tile meets wood flooring it looks like a... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2008

We almost always stay at Best Western and have been pleased. Hotel California exceeded all expectations! We had a lovely time, the location is perfect and, of course, San Francisco is a lively town. Hotel California was within convenient walking distance to everything we wanted to experience and the afternoon complimentary wine, cheese and fruit topped off perfect days!

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