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“Great location, clean and comfortable rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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The Orchard Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Union Square)   |  
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great location, clean and comfortable rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

You can't ask for a better location and we didn't need to use a taxi once. We arrived on the BART and took a short walk up Powell to the hotel, literally took less than 10 mins passing through Union Square etc. You can also grab the cable car literally from the reception door.
The hotel rooms are a good size, clean and with all the amenities you would need. We had a room facing Bush on the 5th floor and didn't have an issue with noise (as with any big city you expect to hear some noise!). The staff are friendly and helpful, they also have an Internet pc with printer in the lobby which we used for tickets etc.
Great base for a short stay in SF!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We were recently in San Francisco for ten or so days and stayed at the Orchard Hotel. The location is great, a short walk to Union Square and the service and the amenities of the hotel were very good. The internet access from the room was good and the front desk staff were most gracious in printing numerous documents sent from our office.
A perfect place to stay if you are in San Francisco for business or for pleasure.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I read the reviews in TripAdvisor before choosing where to stay in San Francisco center and it paid back. The Orchard is really nice with well designed, quiet (better to take one with yard window, as Bush or Powell streets are quite noisy, especially due to trams) rooms and common areas, has all you need for a few days stay. Most important for me (one person on a business trip, but staying over the weekend) was proximity to all places of interest, so I could walk, though the waking was sometimes quite strenuous on hilly SF streets.
Although breakfast were made to order, I did not like this so much, as you have to choose one selection and cannot combine with other items – I prefer buffet in the morning. And they charged 4$ for additional glass of orange juice!

Room Tip: Better choose non-street facing room - cable cars are noisy!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

There is no real lobby. My room and bathroom were large by SF standards. There is AC in the room, though I didn't need it (mid-April). The bed was a little too soft but I slept alright. The room and the bathroom were very clean. There was a nice FM/CD player in the room. There is a minibar which keeps really cold but housekeeping apparently took my own beverages out of it. The desk and table were very comfortable. There is some noise from the street that didn't bother me but my colleague in another room was woken up by the garbage truck. The receptionists were very helpful and polite.
It is not too far from Union square but on a rather steep street.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Subject heading pretty much covers it all. Easily accessible to public transport. The onsite gym is average to say the least but something you can do without when your on holiday. A safe secure hotel in a good location. We didnt try the restaurant so cannot comment.

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Collins C, Front Office Manager at The Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to share your experiences with Orchard Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide our guest, a safe, comfortable and friendly accommodation. We are happy that you have liked the convenient location of our hotel, and found it easy access to most public transportation. On your visit with us, I highly recommend you to try our Daffodil Restaurant for breakfast and Dinner. Once again, thank you for staying with us We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in future.
Collins Chu
Front Office Manager
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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is an outstanding value hotel in SF, walk to everything, friendly staff, impeccable and comfortable rooms. We've stayed here a dozen times and always enjoyed everything, and hotel has always gone out of their way to try to accommodate our special requests. This stay received a small gift package with some cool stuff. A special shout out to excellent front desk staff and doorman Cornell.

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Collins C, Front Office Manager at The Orchard Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your experiences and your kind review with the Orchard Hotel. It is always nice to hear from our loyal guests. I will assure you to share your comment with our Front Desk Team, in particularly Cornell. We are thrilled to be part of your home away from home. We all look forward to seeing you again in the nearest future.
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is my second stay at this hotel, I returned because of the value, the location (the Powell/Bush cable car stop is nearby), and the quality of the facilities.
No breakfast is provided, but there is a restaurant downstairs, plus several good cafes nearby.
Friendly helpful staff, beautifully furnished rooms, a comfortable base in SF.

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Address: 665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#6 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#6 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Orchard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Orchard Hotel, where boutique elegance and eco-awareness coexist beautifully. A green hotel near Union Square in downtown San Francisco, California, our luxury boutique hotel offers outstanding service and an incomparable location. From our lovely entryway to our well-equipped meeting space, The Orchard Hotel captures the essence of style in San Francisco. At The Orchard Hotel, our distinctive boutique delivers a mix of classic charm, outstanding service and contemporary panache for both business and pleasure travelers. We are one of San Francisco's greenest hotels and one of the very first to earn the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED-EB(R) (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Additionally, the hotel is recognized as a certified green business by the San Francisco Department of the Environment and proud sister property of California's first LEED-NC(R) certified property - the Orchard Garden Hotel. At The Orchard Hotel, green is a way of life. ... more   less 
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