This was our first visit to the Orchard.We've usually stayed at the St Francis for the holidays. Staff were helpful, the room was larger than expected, tastefully decorated with nice amentities, valet parking, and restaurant on premises. It is a short walk to Union Square and along the Powell Street Cable Line (don't worry it is quiet and more residential than commercial).Breakfast was excellent and our waitperson personable and efficient. The hotel is up the hill from Union Square along the way to Nob Hill. You will get your exercise if you walk.