If you are a tourist, this is the location you are looking for. Either everything is walking distance or you have good access to SFO's excellent public transportation. Beds and linens are super nice, rooms are good sized, clean and quiet (in a busy area, so keep this in mind) and bathrooms are in pretty good shape. Towels need upgrading, though.
We liked it here, but there are a couple of things that bothered us, and we stayed for 5 nights. The night shift staff, always the same guy, is one of the most unpleasant desk persons I've ever met. He didn't even try to answer a "good evening", and this ain't a cheap motel. Every time we approached him with a request, three times in 5 nights, for directions and such, he made us feel we were the most annoying guests ever. And we're not at all like that. You cannot have bad mannered staff if you charge up to $400 a night!! The day staff, which varied, were ok. The doorman was super nice.
The other weird thing is the hotel makes a point of advertising how super eco and green they are, and to some avail they try, but there is this HUGE ivory elephant tusk showcased in the main hallway towards the elevators. That, Orchard Garden Hotel owner/manager, is far from green, regardless of cultural background.
All in all, a good experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Orchard Garden San Francisco
- Hotel Orchard Garden