Touchstone is a budget hotel near Union Square, within a short walk from many bus and train lines. This is around what you can get for $100 in this area. My room seemed more like a dorm room, with modest furnishing and amenities, but everything is functional and clean. The highlight of my stay was the friendly and helpful staff.
My biggest complaint is that while traffic noise isn't bad during the day, late at night the vagrants argue, fight, and make trouble so loudly that it can be hard to sleep, even if they are some distance away. Other than this, it's a decent place to lay your head on a budget. You're in San Francisco. You want to be out there, not in your hotel room.
This hotel is probably not suitable for a romantic getaway.
The front entrance of the hotel is locked, because the hotel is on the border of the Tenderloin district, though the immediate area seems safe. Avoid going down Taylor toward Market.
The hotel is located right across from a Walgreens that stays open until midnight. It's on the same block as some restaurants that stay open quite late. The hotel is connected to a diner.
The hotel has free wi-fi. The bathroom has a shower stall, no bath tub.
- 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