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The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

3 stars
View map of 580 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
90 reviews
Very comfortable room, great staff.

The hotel is centrally located, near the financial district, union square, great restaurants, and... See full review

  • Weekenders
  • Apr 14, 2015
Things just seemed to work out for us...

The best service we could have dreamed of. We came in early and were going to drop our bags before... See full review

  • Natasha L.
  • Apr 6, 2015
Named in 2006 "one of the best affordable hotels in San Francisco" by the New York Times, The Hotel California is in the center of the theater and shopping districts. * Two blocks off Union Square * Classic 1913 architecture * New Beautyrest mattresses * 300 thread count cotton linens * Free lobby internet terminals * Valet parking available starting at $35 per night.

The Hotel California is currently undergoing a remodel to bring guests an updated and more luxurious experience. Please visit the hotel website for more information.

The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality Rooms

Standard Queen
Don't let the name deceive you -- our Standard Queen rooms feature one-of-a-kind decor with vintage inspiration, free WiFi and a queen-size bed that will give you an extraordinary nights sleep.
Deluxe Queen
Why be standard when you can be deluxe? In this room you can relive your daily adventures by enjoying a city view through the tall, bay windows then enjoy the luxurious, queen-size mattress.
Deluxe King
You may feel the need to wear a cape and crown while staying in the Deluxe King room. View your kingdom through tall, bay windows then lay claim to a luxurious, king-size mattress.
Sun Room
Theres no wrong side of the bed when you wake up in the bright and airy Sun Room. With beautiful bay windows shining light across the queen bed, we won't blame you if your trip turns into a series of afternoon naps.

Amenities

  • Free internet
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed

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Hotel Map

37.7868 -122.4129
Area served
San Francisco
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport
Area description
The Hotel California is located in the heart of the theater and shopping districts. Two blocks off historic Union Square, the Cable Car line, and the city's largest live theaters. Walking distance to the Moscone Convention Center.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.7 mi
  • SoMa: 0.7 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Union Square: 0.3 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.7 mi
  • SoMa: 0.7 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 0.7 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.8 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.8 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 0.8 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 0.9 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
  • Japantown: 0.9 mi
  • Japan Center: 1 mi
  • Coit Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1.2 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.2 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.5 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.5 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.6 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Delores: 1.7 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.8 mi
  • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
90 out of 90
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maurice S.
Business
Sherman Oaks
May 23, 2015

Business Trip

It was a solid stay. Disappointed with the valet service timing. Nonetheless, good stay. Maurice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Brian S.
Business
La Vergne
May 19, 2015

Okay Trip

When I arrived to the hotel they're stated that they didn't have my room ready until 4 o clock, then once I got into the room. It was extremely smaller then the picture advertised. My sheets were dirty and I didnt have any outlets to plug my electronics in. They show on the picture a standard queen being a actually queen size bad, but its really a full size bad. I had to go downtown stairs to let them know that my room is not what I paid for. They finally ended up moving me to another room and the elevator were broke. This hotel will probably be in better shape once they completely remodel in come next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
king monkey
Business
Los Angeles
May 13, 2015

good stay in the city

it's not far from the downtown, and lots of good restaurants nearby. great place if you like night life!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Briana C.
Business
Orlando
Apr 15, 2015

Business

Picked this hotel due to proximity of my job. The bed was AMAZING. So comfortable. The staff was horrible. I sat out front waiting for valet for 15 minutes while being harassed by multiple homeless people. Finally I went inside to ask about Valet, and the woman behind the desk said she didn't know anything. So I came back outside stood around a little longer, then saw another employee enter the building.. So I asked him about Valet and he said he could handle it. Got to my room everything was great after that. When I left the next morning I called 20 minutes before I came down and asked for my car to be ready in 15 minutes. When I got down the guy at the desk said he called, but my car wasn't ready. I had to wait another 20 minutes for my car, which also made me late to work. So frustrating. When I asked about staying a second night he gave me a good price, when i called later in the day to book it, they gave me a bad price so I went with another hotel. Basically if you need valet, prepare for a lot of waiting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weekenders
Business
Olympia
Apr 14, 2015

Very comfortable room, great staff.

The hotel is centrally located, near the financial district, union square, great restaurants, and the cable car line! The loaner beach bicycles are fun to take out for the day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Natasha L.
Business
San Diego
Apr 6, 2015

Things just seemed to work out for us...

The best service we could have dreamed of. We came in early and were going to drop our bags before exploring the city on our first day, but the front desk allowed early check-in, which blew our minds! We were able to gather ourselves and rest a bit before hitting the sidewalks. The best thing besides service about this hotel is the complimentary bikes! We used these all day, daily, and got a great glimpse of the city without stuffing ourselves into over-crowded MUNI buses. The room was small and comfortable. Honestly, we felt like we were staying in someone's guest room in their home it was that cozy and inviting. The energy there was great, no creepy atmosphere (the hotel is over 100 years old). The bedding was amazing and the beds out of this world. We slept like babies. It is 3 blocks from Union Square, so great location with bars and restaurants all around. Will stay there again! They are renovating but it really didn't affect us at all...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr Hanee
Business
N/A
Mar 21, 2015

great old hotel in central location

We had a wonderful time at this hotel. We did have an issue with the tv, which we had to change rooms. The staff was awesome and the rooms were super clean and fresh

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul R.
Business
Boston
Mar 20, 2015

a short stop

hotel was great and the price wasn't so bad. Parking was super expensive. I would recommend you finding a cheaper garage though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twins in for twins fest
Business
Escondido
Mar 20, 2015

Get away

Great hotel for the price. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kiran M.
Business
Brooklyn
Mar 16, 2015

Quirky Hotel

I enjoyed my stay at this 'quirky' hotel. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately the hotel was being renovated so there was a lot of noise and building materials in hallways and the elevator had a hard time coping with the number of guests. In spite of this inconvenience, I'd stay here again. Great location - easy walk to CBD.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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