The Touchstone is just that. It is a touchstone for you to leave your bags ...and later go to sleep while in San Francisco. It is not a destination hotel. I booked it here because I spend very little time in a hotel and the price was really excellent for San Fran.
My room was really small. In fact, one of the concerns i had was that it didn't even have a full length mirror. Probably wouldn't fit! It was very clean but definitely could use a coat of paint. Lots of scrapes and marks on the walls. Bathroom was tiny but shower was hot and so no complaints there.
Bed was super comfortable and the first night i slept great. I had read reviews about the noise but quite honestly, noise doesn't usually bother me. The telling factor was the ear plugs provided in the room. The second night there was a "drum concert" on the street with people banging garbage cans. This lasted over two hours. I realize this is not the hotel's fault but it is something to consider if you don't have the luxury of sleeping in and need a full night's sleep.
Free wi-fi is provided in the rooms but was not in service my second day. Diner adjoined to hotel was pretty good and i enjoyed the 25% discount.
My overall opinion of this hotel is it is Average and that's not bad. It's good if you are a tourist and just need a place to shower and sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Touchstone Hotel - City San Francisco