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The Orchard Hotel
Ranked #15 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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San Francisco, California
1 review
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“GREAT HOTEL!!!!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

My friend Julie just stayed at The Orchard Hotel... And to tell you I have lived in San Francisco for twenty plus years and have never known about this hidden gem... As i pulled up the doorman came up to the car and greeted me with style... ( Welcome to The Orchard Hotel ) How may I be of service he said.... David was his name... He invited me into the lobby to wait for my friend and talked to me about the hotel and its history... When we returned we went up to Julie's room and was quite pleased with the layout and size of the room... So spacious... We had a drink at the bar which had a great bartender, didn't catch her name but she had a Russian accent... I would really recommend this hotel to anyone that is traveling through San Francisco...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Lakewood, OH
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

This was our very first trip to San Francisco and the staff at the Orchard made it very easy for us. The hotel is very nice, clean and in a great location. A GREAT room for the money. It was steps to Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach--all great areas to eat and explore. Plus it is right on the cable car line for easy transportation to other sights. The concierge/door man (Cornell) is just wonderful! He knew all the best places to see and the easiest ways to get there. He was extremely helpful. We planned a day trip out to Muir Woods and Sausalito right from the lobby and they arranged everything. The rooms are spacious, nice and clean. We experienced no problems and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: We were on the side of the street facing Bush, which is a busier street. We did have some traffic n...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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La Jolla, California
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Wonderful staff, kudos to Cornell, Suna and David! Hotel was comfortable, quiet and immaculate!
Cable car stop is at the corner, BART short distance and we walked to Chinatown, Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf (last two a 20 min. hike). Bed linens were wonderful and I especially liked the magnifying mirror in the bathroom, could put on makeup without looking like a clown. Plenty of small restaurants in the area, enjoyed Sears and Lori's for breakfast. Will definitely stay here again when visiting SF.

Room Tip: Room was on the top(10th) floor, very quiet!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greenbrae, California
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have recently stayed at the Orchard Hotel three times (since October 2012). A great location (just steps from the Powell Street cable car and two blocks from Union Square), excellent service, free fast wifi, nice spacious rooms with all the amenities one would expect, and a great doorman, David. The front desk personnel are welcoming, efficient, and full of information, if needed. Some rooms have spacious walk-in showers as opposed to tub over bath, so if that is important, be sure to request this. While the hotel can be expensive during conventions or other peak times, they have excellent special offers from time to time, which makes this an exceptional bargain in a city with (many) overpriced hotels, based on our experience. The breakfast, while not inexpensive, if not included in the room, is excellent, as is service in the pleasant restaurant, but Starbucks and other diner-type cafes are nearby. We travel to San Francisco, our former home often, and we will be staying at the Orchard in the future, whenever possible.

Room Tip: While there are no amazing views, corner rooms higher up (tenth floor is the top) are spacious and f...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a cracking location.

The hotel itself has an old style to it (like much of San Fransisco), but it's actually all new and clean and lovely. There's a bit of cable car noise, but it's all part of the San Fransisco atmosphere, and also it's because it's such a central location.

The concierge people were amazing. So genuinely friendly and wanting to help. Really knowledgeable too.

To top it off it's a green hotel. So lots of little things to help save the earth, for instance any reviews left good or bad on trip advisor, they plant a tree. Lucky for them they were so good, so gag pays off!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Euless, Texas
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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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Property: The Orchard Hotel
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
#9 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 luxury 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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