This was our 1st visit to San Francisco & on arrival we loved both this Hotel and its location. Only minutes walk from Union Sq - shops, bars, restaurants etc.. The Hotel itself is really fabulous. We found the staff amazing - friendly, helpful & always a smile/joke. We had breakfast included & tried a variety of dishes which were each as delicious as the next. I loved the wonderful airy & light dining room. Our Suite was incredible, overlooking the street we had a great view of San Fran, the cable car passed just below us & even though noisy during the day it didn't disturb us at night. We slept great! The suite was decorated beautifully, really comfortable with lots of space for everything... inc a Safe. Turn down service is really welcome after a long day sightseeing. Coming back to a warmly lit room with chocolates on the pillow a treat :) we had a separate sitting room & kitchenette area that allowed us to have a night in with amazing Pizza from just across the stress ( def a must if your visiting) we tried out a few restaurants along Belden Alley, just walk down Bush & take a left onto Kearney, Belden Alley is across the street on right.. lots of delicious food with plenty of variety. The Sights - We got a 3 day pass for $22 in Walgreens (on your right going down to Union SQ) that included Bus/Train/Cable cars.. we got to see all the sights using this. We found lots of interesting sights walking the streets ourselves as the city is laid out in grids & very easy to find your way. If you like to get tours just go to the tourist kiosk in Union SQ. The Hotel is uphill from Union SQ but only 1 really steep hill to climb.. BOY were we glad when we got to the Orchard, its another 3 steep hills up to Nob Hill.. When you're out walking most of the day having a hotel only a short climb back after dinner is a winner! Every part of our stay at the Orchard was truly amazing, we would most definitely recommend it & have already to our friends. When we return to SF we will stay here again. All the environmentally friendly products are incredible & everything spotless.. We chose this Hotel partly due to its Environmentally Friendly - Green ethos & our expectations were exceeded. We were amazed at how they had thought of everything from a Green perspective...even the biro's were made of cardboard, wood & only the part holding the nib & the ink was plastic. The water supplied was in plastic made from plant oils & biodegradable. All the toiletries were amazing & event the coffee/Tea was green. This is a real eye opener to every hotel.... IT CAN BE DONE and done amazingly... Well done to the Orchard..This Hotel is really amazing.. Can't fault a thing! Our thanks to all the Staff at the Orchard for making our trip truly amazing :)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Orchard San Francisco
- Orchard Hotel San Francisco