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The Orchard Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Downtown)   |  
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“pretty awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Huge room. Huge bathroom. Awesome staff. Great food. Cool Location. Thanks :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011 via mobile

Definitely highly recommend this hotel.

Great rooms (only complaint is pillows were too soft, but that is a personal preference), fabulous location- walking distance of union square, with cable car stop just outside the hotel (just literally around the corner) and its the cable car line going to fisherman's wharf and Lombard street (uphill) or union square (downhill).

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Close to Chinatown and cable car and walking distance to Bart stations. Rooms are big, clean, and have great baths. The restaurant has limited hours and is "dead" but the place next door is great for breakfast. Not a romantic place, but comfortable and nice.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Very nice boutique hotel in an excellent location . The rooms were clean, good-sized, and well appointed. My husband and I were both surprised at how comfy the beds were! The front desk and concierge staff were very helpful and welcoming. We didn't try the restaurant during our stay b/c San Fran has so many other awesome ones to choose from. The only negative for us was our proximity to the cable car line. The bells were ringing constantly! It might be helpful to take that factor into account when requesting a room.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. The location was great, pretty central to downtown activity and close to transportation options. We had no problems with street noise or room noise.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Orchard for four days on vacation. It's clean, quiet and modern. Our room faced Bush St., which is very busy; however, we were on the top (10th) floor and traffic noise was minimal.

The location can't be beat. It's near Union Square and Chinatown, at the intersection of Bush and Powell Streets. It's six blocks uphill from the Powell St. cable car turnaround and two blocks from the Chinatown Gate on Bush and Grant.

My only negative comments about the hotel are that there was no microwave oven in our room, and that the mini-bar (fridge) was packed with way-overpriced drinks and snacks. There are no guest vending machines in the hotel, but there is a 24-hour Walgreens one block away on Powell and Sutter. Resist the urge to pop open a $2.50 can of Diet Pepsi and walk two minutes to Walgreens where you can buy one for less than a dollar. And it's California, so you can buy beer, wine and hard booze there too if that's your thing.

There is a restaurant in the hotel. It's called the Daffodil, and we ate breakfast there one morning. One word: Overpriced. $34 for mediocre fare that we could have gotten for less than half that price at Denny's, and it would have been far better. I mean, $3 for a (small) cup of tea? Gimme a break.

For dinner, cross the street and go to Uncle Vito's Pizzeria. I'm Italian, so trust me on this - that was some wicked good pizza. We had enough left over for breakfast the next morning and it cost only $25.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing Bush St on the top floor. It's fun to people-watch from a high perch and...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We (my husband and I) just spend last night at The Orchard Hotel and were very pleasantly surprised by how darned nice it was. Normally we stay at the Golden Gate or White Swan, but they were all booked up with the surgeon's convention in town. The folks at the Golden Gate suggested we try The Orchard, and I'm glad they did. We also read the reviews here on T.A. to triangulate. It is more expensive than the others ($279/night), but the rooms are larger and updated with all the amenities you would expect... this was a romantic theater get away, so it was worth the extra bucks.

First, it's very easy to pull up in front of the hotel as they have a loading zone with their valet standing by. Even if you are not using their valet parking, you can stop and unload your car. BTW, there are a couple of parking lots on Bush within close proximity if you don't want to spend $40/24 hours for their valet parking. We did use their parking however, and it was quite convenient. I have to say that Cornell, the valet this morning, already had our car waiting for us before we even called... pretty cool.

We found that everyone who worked for the hotel (the ones we encountered) were all very nice and could not do enough to help. Okay, so you expect employees at a good hotel to show good manners, but there was nothing forced -- Ariel and the rest all seem to like their jobs, their customers and the hotel, and they show it.

As I mentioned, our room was larger than we expected, and well decorated, clean and inviting. The bathroom was also quite large, well lit and fitted up with excellent towels and products. Their robes were a treat and the bed was very comfortable. There was equipment for making coffee and a mini bar (which we did not use, so I cannot comment on the rate.) Based on feedback on T.A., we requested and received, a room on a high floor at the back. The view down was not so great, but across was quite good. No noise problems at all.

As others mention, The Orchard is very well located, within walking distance of most everything you want to do in the City: shopping, dining, theater, people watching... it's even close to the cable cars.

So thank you The Orchard, for making this a wonderful weekend!

Room Tip: Upper floor, away from the street is what we asked for. Front of the hotel might be fine as the hot...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#10 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Orchard Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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