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The Orchard Hotel
Ranked #11 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Great location great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2009

We have stayed in San Francisco several times over the last few years and the Orchard hotel is probably the one I would choose to return to. The rooms are good, staff helpful and location excellent. All in all very good value for money.

We also ate in a couple of good places which won't break the bank and are within walking distance - Hunan Home (Chinese) on Jackson Street and Fino (an Italian restaurant we located via google and Trip Advisor) situated in the Andrews Hotel a couple of blocks away on Post Street. We turned up there at about 7.30pm and were lucky to get a table - it was a Friday night and the place was buzzing - they were turning people away left, right and centre if they hadn’t booked - luckily we timed it right and got the only free table they had.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2009

We usually stay at the four sesons or the ritz, however this hotel got such great reviews on trip advisor that we decided to try it out. We payed $110/nite + $40 for valet to us that is very inexpensive given the usual rate of $300-500/nite. We would have easily paid that much to stay here.

The location is perfect so easy to get to Fisherman's warf(the personal car for the hotel dropped us for $15), China town and Union Square are a short walk. We felt the uphill walks were good for all the yummy foor we ate.(Michel Mina's restaurant/ Roxannes for breakfast). We also found the stairs on Stockton to bypass some of the hills.

The service was great, we got in late and wanted take out. The concierge had menu's in our room minutes after arrival. The bathrooms are terrific and the robes so comfy. We really used the free internet and dvd player. They have a large selection of movies to borrow. This was helpful since we were dealing with EST.
Also once we booked I got an email asking if I had any questions. I asked about places to eat and the conceirge emailed me back with 3 recs and web links.

We will definitely be back here. They also give a discount to return customers.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2009

My husband and I value a clean and comfortable bed. The bedding is so comfortable, the room so clean and quiet. The bathroom is roomy. The tub is too shallow to enjoy a soak, but the water pressure is great for shower and includes a massage setting for aching legs.The Orchard is very conveniently located near great shopping, Saks, Nieman Marcus, and China Town.The trolley is just steps away. Great Italian food near by that serves till 12. {Ask front desk} And Mel's Drive in Diner for killer french toast,with service till 1am. You will pay a high price for valet parking, but what the heck, your on vacation!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2009

Stayed for 2 nights at the end of March. Room was spacious with free (and easy to use) wifi. Easy walk to Union Square, China Town, transport links, cable car, restaurants etc., and although on the main road there were no problems with noise. Would stay again and it is much better value than the mainstream hotels on Union Square or at Fishermans Wharf.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2009

The Orchard is a very, unassuming hotel that is first class in my opinion. The room was spacious, and having asked for a quiet room, it clearly was that. Only the trash pick-up in the alley was somewhat annoying. The staff was very friendly and the bellman gave accurate information about the city and services. Location was perfect for our plans--we were able to walk just about everywhere we wanted to go or take the cable car, which was just on the corner from the hotel. Didn't really try the resaurant in the hotel, although the menu looked great. We opted to walk to several close resaurants for breakfast--recommend Lori's Diner, just down the block on Powell--great 50's type place with good and reasonably priced food. The Cable Car Cafe, just next door to Lori's also has good breakfast food, although it is more modest, but it is a quick one if you are in a hurry. If you make it to the Ferry building, see if you can get reservations at the Slanted Door. Very good upscale Asian food at reasonable prices (dinner for two was under $60). Finally, about 2 blocks away is the gateway to Chinatown (Grant St and Bush). Dick Lee's on Jackson Street (just off Grant) is a no frills Dim Sum for lunch for $5.99 and the buffet is well stocked and tasty.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank alkchemer
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Sydney, Aus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2009

I was very impressed with this hotel. Good rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Great location with easy access to transport and many San Francisco sights.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2009

After reading a positive reviews of this hotel on Trip Advisor I decided to give it a go. However, we found the establishment far more "ordinary" than we expected, and our sleep was not very restful due to external noises (delivery trucks, traffic, etc) at all hours of the night.

The location was convenient. A short walk up Powell St from the Powell St BART station (note: if arriving by train you may wish to grab a taxi, unless you're prepared to drag your baggage up some steep sidewalks). The cable car stopped a few meters from the front entrance of the hotel, great for getting over the hill to Fisherman's Wharf.

Free WiFi was a lovely bonus.

All-in-all, the place is okay. But next time we will pay a bit extra for a more comfortable (ie quiet) establishment.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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Property: The Orchard Hotel
Address: 665 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3510
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#11 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Orchard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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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