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Orchard Garden Hotel
Ranked #16 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Bang for your Buck!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

The location for this hotel is perfect. This is just blocks away from Union Square. There is a Starbucks on each corner. The bus is just around the corner. It is quiet. The furnishings are newly remodel and superbly CLEAN!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Thank you so much for the superb review. I am extremely pleased to read the property and location is above par. I cannot wait to share your kind words with our housekeeping team. They are some of the hardest workers I have ever encountered. They work thoroughly and diligently to ensure each room is tidy and spotless. All of us here hope to see you again soon.
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Quinn McEntee
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stay here every month for a week for business. I tried a number of different hotels before ending up here, but now I use it every time. For the price and location this hotel cannot be beat. Perfect for access to downtown SF and Bart.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, we truly value your loyalty. I do not like to assume but I am guessing your monthly visit is work related. Hopefully you get squeeze in some fun as well. I am pleased to read the location is to your liking and a convenient distance to downtown. Transportation is equally convenient with BART and so many other bus lines so close. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant and friendly staff - clean room - good breakfast (I didn't eat dinner at the hotel so cannot comment) - convenient location and priced right for my company's travel policy. I had read in previous reviews that the wi-fi was not very good but it worked fine when I stayed. This was my first visit but will not be my last.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Thank you for the very kind review. I am more than happy to hear your stay was a pleasurable one and that the wi-fi met your requirements. We recently made some upgrades to the internet service and it sounds like it is a success.
I am equally pleased to read you enjoyed the breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day. Besides, who does not like starting their day with pan-cakes? Next time you stay with us you should come down for dinner, the Crispy Salmon is delicious.
We look forward to your upcoming visits, hopefully the next trip will be fore leisure.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

It's a good hotel, but there's something generic and frugal about it. True, it's "eco-friendly" but you can't help but feel that it's just a way of making "stingey" sound better (it is, after all, profitable to be eco-friendly). The least they could do is include a nice breakfast in the price. Also, the water pressure is very low (annoying if you like *quick* showers).
I think that if you are looking for something very basic, and can get a room for around $150, this is the hotel I would recommend.
It has a great location, helpful and considerate service, comfortable bed, good-sized rooms and is very clean.
I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, we truly value your feedback. I am delighted to read you had an exceptional visit. Thank you for pointing out the efforts of our Housekeepers. Clean rooms are of the utmost importance to us and I feel our Housekeeping team works thoroughly and diligently to ensure that they are. The beds are extremely comfortable as well and excellent to dive into after a day touring the city.

I apologize you felt the water pressure was inadequate. We use shower heads that emit 2.5 gallons per minute, which is fairly common and part of Green Seal and LEED certification. Plus with the whispers of drought in California this year, conserving water sounds like a good idea to us.

True, an advantage to being a green hotel is that by using renewable resources and alternative methods of energy consumption, the hotel is saving money. With the money saved we purchase carbon offsets to mitigate our own greenhouse gas emissions. Also, our goal is to reduce the amount of waste we put out and provide a cleaner, environmentally friendly, and healthier atmosphere. The reduction of waste eventually leads the hotel to a decrease in toxicity resulting in an increase of sanitation.

We would be delighted if you chose to stay with us again in the near future. Check out our Bed and Breakfast package.

All the best,
Quinn McEntee
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hotel for sight-seeing in SF. It's only 3 blocks from Union Square and the BART, and right next to the Chinatown gate. The Powell-Mason cable car is nearby for a classic trip down to the piers/Fisherman's Wharf/the Embarcadero. If you plan your route, you can avoid some of the worst SF hills in getting to it. We had a very comfortable stay, and found the staff to be helpful and friendly. Well worth considering as a base for an SF City break.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
We are very happy to read that your visit was an enjoyable one. I can honestly say everyone from the front office team is passionate about hospitality. We truly take pleasure in sharing our knowledge of San Francisco and pointing our guests in the right direction. Even though this city is only 7X7 miles there is so much to see and do, it is nice to take advantage of the timeless Cable Cars to get from point ‘A’ to ‘B’. The view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as the street car climbs over Russian Hill never gets old. We hope to see you again the next time you need a base for a San Francisco break.
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Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wonderful staff, amazing views from rooftop garden, especially at night. The restaurant is great, too. We walked all over Chinatown, over to Union Square. The location is perfect for just getting out and seeing the sights. Our room was very comfortable and spotless. Definitely would stay again in this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Thank you for the stellar review and I know it is late but “Gung Hey Fat Choi”. I hope you got to observe the parade. It is always one of my favorite San Francisco Celebrations. My parents would take me as a child, to this day I am still mesmerized by the lion dances.
It appears you took advantage of the central location and covered a lot of ground by foot. I have always felt the best way to explore is by walking. That way you are not rushed from site to site, you can stop and appreciate. After a long day of touring the rooftop terrace is a brilliant place to unwind. It may be a tad chilly up there, but with an extra layer and a bottle from a local winery, it is most pleasant.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Very clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay again. Close to union square for amazing shopping. Close to fisherman's wharf. At the gate to China town. Not a great place to eat but the mission district is a short cab ride and you can find incredible good pretty much anywhere in S.an Francisco

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Quinn M, Front Office Manager at Orchard Garden Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like you had a pretty adventurous time in San Francisco. With more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S., there are many cuisines to choose from. I really enjoy Southern Pacific Brewery in the Mission District, great food and beverages. If you did not get to try it, you have a reason to come visit us again. The Mission District is also very well known for the murals painted through out the neighborhood. Precita Eyes Muralists have done many of the paintings and host a fascinating and educational walking tour.

Best,
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Property: Orchard Garden Hotel
Address: 466 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3731
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Chinatown
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:
#10 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#12 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#21 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#43 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Orchard Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 2006, The Orchard Garden Hotel is one of California's first and foremost eco-friendly hotels. Mixing state-of-the-art amenities with a dedication to protecting the environment, we invite you relax in utmost comfort with us! Built to the national standards of green building developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, The Orchard Garden Hotel is LEED certified, Green Seal Certified, and has earned Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence award and gold level for Green Leaders. In addition striving for a 100% non-smoking environment, the hotel is also California's debut of a guest room key card energy control system, which reduces an overall of 20% energy consumption. The Huang Family is committed to maintaining an environmentally friendly and non-toxic environment, as well as a chic and convenient experience. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, The Orchard Garden Hotel is located near the Financial District, Union Square shops, and many museums and attractions. Whether you are at our Roots restaurant eating locally sourced foods or relaxing on our rooftop garden, you will be at ease with us. We invite you to experience a "Tradition of Excellence" at the Orchard Garden Hotel! ... more   less 
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