we had 3 nights at the Orchard Hotel in January 2014. We arrived prior to check in due to a morning flight from Mexico City but were provided a room right away - much appreciated. The decor in the lobby, floors and rooms was older style - which is a good thing - character over some of the soulless glass and concrete modern hotels. Front counter and door staff were very helpful.
Lovely, large, quiet room on the 7th floor with a really comfortable bed. The bathroom was also roomy and the hot water and pressure was fantastic (though this may have been more appreciated following 2 weeks in Cuba).
The hotel is easy walking distance to Union Square (down hill!) and China Town. If you've walked to China Town to shop, you may as well keep heading into Little Italy for lunch/dinner!
One weird thing that we noticed in the hotel restaurant was a plaque on the wall warning that food and beverages served in the hotel may have cancer causing chemicals. Not sure if that is a major issue or more a reflection of the over-litigious nature of the US? We didn't eat there but did have a very nice cocktail and local beer one afternoon.
- 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 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