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“Great location and good value”
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The Orchard Hotel
Ranked #11 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Great location and good value”
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Like the sister hotel, Orchard Garden, this hotel is in a convenient location not far from Union Square. The rooms are attractive and reasonably sized. They were quiet, too. The service was excellent. Valet parking is available. This is expensive, but well worth it in a congested city like San Francisco. The room price was reasonable for a major city.

The food in the hotel restaurant was poor in quality and expensive. True at both hotels.

One other minor complaint--the ironing board had a wrinkled cover, and it was hard to iron out wrinkles in our garments for the wedding we were attending.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Fairfax, VA
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

My husband & I spent 3 nights here and LOVED it! The location is perfect: a cable car stop steps away on the corner, walk down the hill two blocks to Chinatown, an awesome, small, local italian joint (Uncle Vito's) on the next block. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the front desk & housekeeping staff very welcoming. The breakfast buffet had nice homemade scones & muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, breads etc. Waitstaff was hit or miss for helpfulness. Overall we loved this hotel and are so very glad that we found it!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

We stayed at The Orchard for 5 nights on a recent road trip to California. The best two things about this hotel are it's location, and the value for money.

Rooms were large, and clean. Reasonably basic, but we weren't expecting anything other than that.

If you're looking for a hotel near Union Square, this is ideal.

It's on the tram line too, which will save you an hour wait in the queues at the bottom of the hill.

The only reason this isn't 5 stars is the $40 valet parking fee, but there's plenty of other car parks nearby you could use which are around $25 for 24hours. We also found the shower a little too cold in peak times.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga, ON
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

The one bedroom suite was perfect for our family with 2 teens. The bathroom was huge, the decor made the place feel like we were staying in someones guest room in a home, which was a good thing. The bed was very comfortable. It was a short walk downhill to get to Union Square and the hotel is located on a somewhat more residental street although still just around the corner from shopping, Chinatown and many choices of restaurants nearby.
The lobby is small, breakfast in the restaurant was good, all in all a good experience.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

Wonderful hotel in central part of the city. We were able to walk to many interesting sites.
Friendly service, clean comfortable room...would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

My Husband and I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in September. I am giving the hotel 5 stars because it hit the mark on all levels in my book.
PROS
1. Price – paid $155.00 night which for the days I was staying most hotels wanted over $200.00 a night. I booked directly with the hotel.
2. The Room – large room and bathroom, comfy bed with very nice, clean and crisp bedding. There was a little wear in the furniture but I would not judge a hotel based on that. A big plus was that it had air conditioning which I understand some hotels do not and it was warm the week we stayed in San Francisco.
3. Staff – Very friendly always had a smile and hello as you entered or exited. When I asked for information they were helpful and knowledgeable.
4. Location – Perfect! Very close to the main area of Union Square, Steps away from the Cable Car, and in a quiet area. Always felt safe at any time.

CON - My Only Con would be there is no view of the city which was I knew going in but went to Top of the Mark in walking distance to take in the views form there which were outstanding.

Can not comment on their restaurant since we did not dine there but it always looked empty.

This was our first time in San Francisco and it meet our needs perfectly.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2010

Stayed in this hotel for four nights over the Labor day weekend.
Staff were very friendly and we were always greeted as we departed or arrived.
As other people have said, this hotel is in a very good location, Chinatown is down the road, Union Square is down the hill and a cable car stop on the corner.
Room was spacious and clean, with one of the comfiest beds we've ever slept in.
Cannot comment on the restaurant as we did not eat there - there are plenty of eating establishments within walking distance.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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