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Orchard Garden Hotel
Ranked #26 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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“A little gem”
Reviewed September 1, 2009

This small modern boutique hotel was a joy. Perfectly placed about 20 yards from China Town Gate on Bush Street it is within easy walking distance of Union Square and transport links to the rest of San Francisco. The staff are very efficient and friendly and the public ares of the hotel are clean, bright and very modern. The rooms are extremely comfortable and furnished to a high standard. The beds and linen are among the best I have ever experienced. Highly recommended, and like the lettuce this 'Little gem' is also green, with a commendable environmentally friendly policy.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

Stayed here during summer for 5 nights. Hotel is green which made my mind sleep better. Check in was quick and professional. I asked about tours since my time in SF was limited. The front desk booked 3 for me that moment and didn't ask for a tip. That impressed me so I insisted and it was gratefully accepted.

The rooms are clean. Didn't have a view but didnt matter as I only slept there. Bathroom was decent size and the facilities were in good shape. The room itself was kind of small but didn't bother me as it was a perfect refuge after hours and hours of touring.

The location is just next to the Chinatown gate so was easy to get some cheap meals there and walking distance to Union Square.

Would definately recommend this place and would stay here if I ever venture to SF again.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

Positives:
Location; cleanliness; style (we found everything very tastefully decorated; comfortable beds etc; nice rooftop terrace where you can bring your own drinks and food or bring it from a bar in the lobby with a good selection of specialty mixed drinks.
So-so:
small room; bathroom sliding door that does not latch; very low flow showers.
Negatives:
Impotent climate control system and no windows to open. We got back to the hotel around midnight on a cool breezy evening, albeit after a warm day. Room (#808) was warm and stuffy. Remember, they have the European system of your key needing to be in the slot to power the lights and A/C. We turned everything on. Lowered the set temperature. Some cool air appeared to be coming from the vent, accompanied by considerable fan noise, but clearly not enough to do any good. For the next few hours we laid there sweltering and periodically going over to the window in the vain hope of finding something to open and maybe catch a breath of fresh air. No such luck. Had we been able to open a window, we would've turned the stupid thing off and saved tons of energy; instead it kept going the entire night and only toward the morning had the room become bearable.
It is silly to find yourself sweltering and suffocating in San Francisco !!!! That's why I would not recommend this hotel to a friend.

GREEN has to be people friendly too. If you gonna have an on-demand climate control system, you need to make it powerful enough to quickly bring the room to a comfortable condition and then it can go into an energy saving mode.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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UK
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

In very easy walking distance to Union Square, this is a bit of a hidden gem. It's fairly recently opened and has a bit of a hippy green eco thing going on, but unobtrusively so and there's a nice enough feel to the place. The quality of the food in the restaurant is very good indeed - a must-try, and frankly excellent value. I had a couple of minor niggles which I spoke to the staff about and I must say my niggles were sorted out very quickly and very professionally - if you are unhappy about anything, just say the word and they really will bend over backwards to help resolve them. I can't iterate enough how good they were in this respect. The rooms are fine, clean, spacious. If you are travelling with a baby, make sure you negotiate the cot because it seems on some occasions they may charge a supplement, depending on how you booked.

Summary: Location excellent, Price very good, Restaurant excellent, Staff excellent ... what more can you ask?

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

I stayed for a week with my teenage daughter. The location was convenient for sightseeing and shopping (within walking distance of the PIers and Union Square) .
The orange and lavender- scented shampoo and hair conditioner were great, although on two occasions, the cleaning person left us two bottles of shampoo and no conditioner, or two conditioners with no shampoo.
I would recommend this hotel to a friend, but maybe not so much to big families with young children because it has a quiet ambience to it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2009

On arrival at the Orchard I was impressed by the service we received. Nothing was too much trouble and our bags disappeared as we checked in. They arrived at our room at the same time we did. The hotel is GREEN and whilst this may not be important to some travellers it may appeal to others. The room was immaculate and as my wife is very pernickety about cleanliness I was a little concerned it may not meet her high standards. I need not have worried, the room surpassed her expectations. Turn down service was offered on both nights of our stay.
Would stay again if we visited San Francisco and would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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snyder360
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

great place to stay. nice staff. great location. clean rooms and soft bed. i will be staying there every time i am in SF

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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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
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#17 Luxury 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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