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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 #74 of 235 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Repeat Guest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Ths is my second visit to Hotel California and hopefully not my last. I enjoy this property whenever I stay for leisure in the San Francisco Area. Location is excellent and the staff very friendly. The nightly "wine and cheese" reception needs some attention, but can't complain as it is complimentary! The only downfall of this location, and not the fault of the hotel, is the number of homeless people that stop you while entering/exiting the property. Really enjoyed the two bed room suite.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Castaic, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Had a great stay here. Went to SFO for a girls weekend. Hotel was clean beds were comfy, breakfast in morning and wine and cheese at night were nice. Plus Hotel staff was super helpful and friendly. Bart is within walking distance as is Union Square. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This hotel was a find near the Union Square! IT was much more affordable than other hotels around and included free Wi-Fi and breakfast. the room was very clean and the bed excellent. I will definitely go there next time we visit SF

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed at this hotel and its in a great location and good value for money. San francisco can be very expensive to stay, but this hotel was very reasonable and the rooms were extremely clean. Great place to base yourself while exploring San Francisco

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Hotel California for 3 nights. We selected it due to the great reviews on Trip Advisor. It measured up to everything we had read. Upon check-in, my husband enjoyed the free tequila shot. The hotel had a retro decor which adds to its character. The staff was more than helpful and very friendly. We really enjoyed the free wine and cheese hospitality hour which seemed to be the thing to do for guests staying at the hotel. The only thing missing was the pink champagne on ice. The location is awesome. It's close to great dining and shopping. We stayed in an oversized queen room which was more than adequate for our needs. Comments on the street noise are true so we took advantage of the free ear plugs offered at the hotel. My husband had the brilliant idea to leave the bathroom fan on to create white noise. It worked well. The hotel offers free breakfast for guests. We tried it once and it was just okay. It was nothing to write home about. The hotel sells souvenir t-shirts with the name of course, Hotel California. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chino Hills, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The hotel is a historic building dating back to 1913 with modern amenities. The bed is comfortable and the location is central to everything in SF. You will find the Hotel California has a very clean room, comfortable bed, and an amazing staff. Cool and classic Jazz plus 1960s and 1970s Rock plays in the lobby. Pop art, paying homage to movies and classical views, decorate the walls. A free happy hour consists of white and red wine carafes with cheese, in a comfortable setting on the mezzanine. The gym will help you get fit for your many sojourns about town. I decided when we come back; this will be our favorite place to stay and hangout.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I am very satisfied about this hotel.
It is located just a few blocks from the union square, the room is excellent and the front desk has great people (Lydia , Tim, Johnny are very nice and polite).
It also has a very satisfying breakfast.

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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
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:
#67 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#72 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality 3*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel California
Hotel California San Francisco
Best Western San Francisco
San Francisco Best Western

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