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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel through "budget places" and it was relatively cheap compared to the hotel site (read between the lines ;) ). You will feel the hotel is very antique. The elevator takes a lot of time to come and it's 50 years old. The rooms are decent and they have a TV, an ironing board, and a heater.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My overall stay was adequate enough for my purposes. The only complaint I had was that, after booking through their website, I arrived after midnight to discover the credit card I used had not been charged or even pre-authorized. Save yourself the trouble and do it over the phone. Being in the city and next to various other hotels, the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would give this hotel and its staff a one circle review, but I actually never got a chance to experience it. I booked this through a well-known website and could not make the trip due to circumstances beyond my control. This website, Booking.com, indicated that I could get a refund from the hotel, if they would allow it. The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This hotel reminds me of hotels in which I've stayed in Italy. The room is small, no cable TV (only broadcast channels over digital antenna), and no washcloth. The sink was not in the bathroom, and it only had a small shower. So why the four stars? It was inexpensive (relatively speaking) and it was in the heart of downtown.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Conveniently located near Union Square. Pleasant, obliging service. A bit Spartan, but adequate. Very good price. Yes, it can be a bit noisy, but think of it as listening to the pulse of a city! Personally I prefer staying in such older hotels that carry a bit of the architectural flavor of the town or region.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights in June. It's very central just 5 minutes to Union Square and all the shops. Our room was at the back so noise wasn't too much of an issue. I am a light sleeper but remember you are in a big city so it's always a little bit noisy anywhere. Best thing about this hotel... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Slightly noisy outside, but overall an excellent location - very central and close to public transport; rooms are clean and modern and have a lovely feel; management are very helpful and prompt with service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Reception Staff very helpful and friendly especially Ron . Room pokey, outside noise level can be too much( they do however supply ear plugs) basic accommodation for price paid! Bed not overly comfortable but the best asset was it was central to Union Square ,

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Ideal location for shopping, catching open topped bus tours, the trolley and Union Square. Pros Free breakfast at David's next door Friendly staff esp. lady from Romford! Clean plus had complimentary toiletries in bathroom Quaint lift Cons Rooms at front of hotel small and far too noisy (cars, drunks, sirens etc.) ear plugs provided. However spoke to front desk and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My hotel room was cleanish but was in the back of the elevator shaft. The window which was crazy to try and open didn't let in any light so everyday was darkness. No coffee or tea making facilities. 2 bottles of water left in room. Earplugs left in room every night. Good thing as was very noisy every night. Hotel... More 

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Staying in Union Square

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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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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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Touchstone Hotel - City Center

Address: 480 Geary St, Between Mason Street and Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102-1223
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $135 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Touchstone Hotel - City Center 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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