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The Orchard Hotel
Ranked #13 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel is very well situated near Union Square and Chinatown, and just a short walk to Moscone or to hop on BART. Parking, like anywhere in downtown SF, is exorbitant, so if you can avoid bringing a car, that would definitely be better. The door staff and valet are helpful, though. The room we had was spacious, with a large bathroom as well. This isn't entirely common in hotels in that area, and I would guess had been achieved by almost entirely gutting the old building and making a new interior layout. This was at the expense of character, which I found the rooms to be lacking. Kind of like you took a Marriott room and set it down in an old building. There are pluses to this approach of course, just depends on what you're looking for. The room was quiet, as dual pane windows isolated us from the noises of the city - which since we were there the night the Giants won the Series, were not insignificant. I have a pathological loathing of windows that cannot open, though, so that was a negative for me. Also in the negative column was that the room was very dark. Cleanliness was excellent.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at The Orchard. What I especially liked about it is that it is practically right on the cable car route and next to a great breakfast/lunch restauirant. It is more of a boutique hotel than a chain "establishment." The personnel are always friendly and helpfulespecially Suna and Cornell. Although the Orchard has good dining facilities we tend to stay away from hotel food and look towartds more variety when we are traveling. It is also only 2-blocks from Chinatown and Union square. We will return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We booked this hotel because we prefer smaller more personal hotels. We were not disappointed. The staff upon arrival were charming and friendly and up-graded us to the top floor which was very much appreciated. The room was not overly big but extremely comfortable and with every amenity one needs. The bathroom was spacious and there were ample towels and toiletries provided. The housekeeping staff were very good, discreet and helpful. We were on a B/B rate, so were limited with our choice at breakfast, however, it was always excellent and the staff accommodating. The situation of the hotel was perfect for us, we could catch the cable car from the corner and the bus stops were just a short walk away. The major areas of San Francisco were all extremely accessible, which suited us. If we ever go back to San Francisco I would not hesitate to re-book at The Orchard. It was my husbands 60th birthday and the hotel gave him a superb box of handmade Belgian chocolates, much appreciated by him, not so good for his waistline!!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to 1008 which was super.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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vdeltoro, Front Office Manager at The Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our location, service and clean rooms! It sounds like the accommodations were ideal for your special occassion. I'm glad your husband enjoyed his giftbox of birthday truffles; I hope he shared them with you! Please know that we are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and when you decide to visit our beautiful city again, we would be absolutely delighted to accommodate you!!!

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had been in SF many times but this was my second stay at the Orchard Hotel. I enjoyed the 7 nights stay last year and it was an easy decision to book here for this year’s trip. And again, I had a great time and was happy with my hotel choice.

The rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is great with easy access to union square and Moscone Center wer held the American Geophysical Conference.

But the Staff for the hotel are AMAZING, FRIENDLY, COMPETEN AND EFFICIENT. They were really outstanding and always very helpful. Special Suna and Cornell always ready for EVERYTHING I needed.

Thank you and my best wishes of a Happy Holidays.
Gisele

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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vdeltoro, Front Office Manager at The Orchard Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

We feel so honored to see we were able to meet your EVERY need during your stay with us! As a guest who's stayed with us previously, it's always good to hear that the service is still impeccable. I've shared your comments with our staff and the two, whom you mentioned, were glowing after and appreciate your acknowledgements. We look forward to your next visit with us; if not sooner, we hope to see you during AGU 2013!

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The staff for the hotel were really outstanding and always very helpful. I was underwhelmed with the service in the restaurant but up front and at the door was great. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is great with easy access to union square the cable cars and lots more

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

This was our second visit to San Francisco and our second stay at the Orchard Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 nights stay last year and it was an easy decision to book here for this year’s trip.
And again, we had a great time and were happy with our hotel choice.

The room, a Deluxe King was spacious (esp by SF standards), the a/c worked well (and was quiet), beds comfy, everything perfectly clean. Staff were also always very friendly. The location is great for exploring this beautiful city. There is a cable car stop just outside the hotel on Powell St and walking down (or up on the way back) to Union Square took us about 5 mins. There is a Walgreens not far down on Powell St as well which is open 24hours.

There is just one tiny thing (which didn’t really bother us): They still have those old CRT analogue TV monitors in the rooms. I understand it is a boutique hotel and maybe they feel a modern flat screen would clash with the décor? The new LCDs generally use less power than the old CRTs so maybe they’ll change it in the near future.

Overall, very happy and glad we stayed at The Orchard again. We will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

The hotel staff was firendly and courteous. The hotel is very close to famous places like Chinatown, Union Square. There are several places to eat and drink around this restaurant.
The only down side is that the building is just 10 floors unlike other taller buildings.
I would stay at the Marriott opposite to this hotel (south) next time.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3510
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range: $226 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Orchard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Orchard Hotel, where boutique elegance and eco-awareness coexist beautifully. A green hotel near Union Square in downtown San Francisco, California, our boutique hotel offers outstanding service and an incomparable location. From our lovely entryway to our well-equipped meeting space, The Orchard Hotel captures the essence of style in San Francisco. At The Orchard Hotel, our distinctive boutique delivers a mix of classic charm, outstanding service and contemporary panache for both business and pleasure travelers. We are one of San Francisco's greenest hotels and one of the very first to earn the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED-EB(R) (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Additionally, the hotel is recognized as a certified green business by the San Francisco Department of the Environment and proud sister property of California's first LEED-NC(R) certified property - the Orchard Garden Hotel. At The Orchard Hotel, green is a way of life. ... more   less 
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