This is the second time to stay at The Orchard and the same great, friendly people still work there! From the minute we got out of the rental car the concierge/doorman greeted us and took our luggage to our room so we could return the rental car on time. We received a phone call when the room was ready. Room was on the 8th floor facing Bush Street, quiet, clean, comfortable bed and plenty of pillows, TV reception was okay, but we did not watch TV and listened to music on the DVD player. A relaxing CD is provided to listen to when falling asleep. Mini bar with coffee maker, except coffee maker is set up for one person with a regular and a decaf coffee packet provided (Starbucks are not hard to find!). Nice large desk for laptop, etc. and 2 comfy chairs. Enjoyed having a large bathroom with fluffy towels, wonderful amenities and bathrobes. You can have your bed covers turned down each night if you wish. Never tried the hotel restaurant so I can't comment, although it never looked busy.
Hotel is at a great location, 6th & Powell and the cable car runs up/down Powell, so hotel is just steps to catch a cable car to Union Station or the opposite direction to Fisherman's Wharf. China town is a short walk. San Francisco is a food lover's paradise! Uncle Vito's Italian Restaurant is across the street and everything is good from the pizza, salad to pasta dishes. Sears Fine Food is 2 blocks down on Powell and don't pass up their famous silver dollar pancakes! Also enjoyed eating at E.O. Trading Co. and The Swell is a small place walking distance from the hotel with succulent dishes. Need I say more about In & Out Hamburgers, which is a must at Fisherman's Wharf! Visit the Ferry Building by the water front and taste and see -- go to the Ferry Plaza Seafood Restaurant and have a cup of clam chowder and try the dungeness crab tower with flavors of grapefruit, avocado and grapefruit vinegrette topped with flaky crab meat - oh yes, it is delicious! We walked to the Ferry Building which is a good hike, but took a cab back to The Orchard at $6.50 for quick transportation. The trip to San Francisco was fabulous, 30 minutes from airport and will stay again on the next trip.
- 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