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Touchstone Hotel - City Center

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#143 of 239 hotels in San Francisco
At the pleasant 2 star Touchstone Hotel-City Center, you will be located in San Francisco's Union Square, surrounded by famous restaurants, luxury hotels, high-end galleries and exciting night life. Nob Hill, North Beach, Chinatown and the Moscone Convention Center are a leisurely stroll from our doors. A short 2 min walk will take you to Union Square, which offers some of the most sophisticated shopping on the West Coast. The famed Cable Cars are close enough for you to hear rumble by. The Touchstone Hotel-City Center offers 44 rooms blending old-world charm, new-world convenience and small-world comfort. Simply but pleasantly decorated and equipped with organic toiletries and complimentary bottled water. All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom. Internet is available throughout the hotel at no charge. There is an original 1950's deli/cafe adjacent to the hotel. Hotel guests receive a 25% discount coupon. The hotel provides a left luggage office and valet parking service at extra cost for 24 hours with unlimited in-and-out privileges. The Touchstone Hotel-City Center is very close to the city's efficient public transportation (25 min train ride from SFO). Great central location for this budget San Francisco hotel!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
296Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
99Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
480 Geary St Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
Getting there
SFO Intl Airport12 mi
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport11 mi
Powell St5 min
Powell St6 min
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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This is truly an awful hotel, it was worse than staying in a hostel. I have never experienced anything quite so bad especially in America. I have stayed in motels which were positively 5 star in comparison. The dingy entrance is manned by one member of staff and although in
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The one thing the hotel can’t help is its location - a seedy area full of beggars. All the other things, however... - WiFi connection practically inoperable. - Faucet in bath/shower constantly running and couldn’t be shut off. No efforts to fix this. - No cable TV. - No coffee
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Recently visited San Francisco for the first time with family and friends, staying at this hotel. We stayed for a total of 5 nights. We got a train from the airport to the hotel. The train station is about a 10-15 min walk away, that was because we were carrying luggage.
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I had a perfectly ok time at the hotel until the last night when I realised the hotel staff had gone through my bag and stolen an expensive pair of headphones from my bag. The receptionist insisted i look again for the headphones for a third time, then a fouth, then a fifth. She
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Ok, so you picked a hotel that was cheap and cheerful. But I bet you didn’t think you’d be awake all hours of the night. This place is terrible. The walls are stick thin. I could hear an entire conversation with the people to my left and right. Sure the staff are wonderful, but
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$115 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
touchstone hotel - city san francisco
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San FranciscoDowntownTheater DistrictUnion SquareLower Nob Hill
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