Rate based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

3 stars
580 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
55 reviews
Location

Cannot find better location than this hotel.The front desk agents Kyle&Tim made us stay perfect... See full review

  • guide13
  • Feb 1, 2013
Hotel California

Great value on a wonderful hotel. The rooms are small but comfortable. We had a two room suite... See full review

  • YoGooms
  • Mar 15, 2014
Discover this full-service San Francisco, California hotel ideally located within walking distance of several key area attractions, including Chinatown, Union Square and the Theatre District. Welcome to the original Best Western "The Hotel California", named by the New York Times as one of the 13 best affordable hotels. Guests at this historic northern California hotel will enjoy friendly customer service and convenient access to many key area attractions. Each well-appointed guest room and suite at this San Francisco hotel boasts Beauty Rest mattresses, cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Take advantage of a variety of hotel amenities including a complimentary tequila shot upon check-in, an exercise facility, a full-service business center, a complimentary evening reception and meeting facilities accommodating up to 30 guests. Centrally located in downtown San Francisco, the Best Western The Hotel California is conveniently located within walking distance of the San Francisco Centre, Union Square, the Museum of Modern Art and Chinatown. The Theatre District, only 0.1 miles from the hotel, is the best place to choose from a variety of performances every night of the week. Wanting to shop? The hotel is situated less than one mile from Macy's, Sak's 5th Avenue, H&M, Bloomingdales and more. The Best Western The Hotel California is also close to the famous Fisherman's Wharf, the Embarcadero Centre, Haight Street, San Francisco State University and University of California Hastings. Hotel guests will also enjoy the array of activities scheduled throughout the year including Fleet Week, LGBT Pride and the Bay to Breakers Festival. The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western The Hotel California is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in San Francisco, California. Make a reservation today and save!

The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality Rooms

Guestrooms
In addition to the normal hotel amenities, our newly-renovated rooms feature: *Beautyrest mattresses *300 thread count linens *Hardwood floors *Free in-rooom safes *Free Wi Fi Standard rooms feature all the above amenities. Deluxe rooms are somewhat larger, and have bay windows.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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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
  • Nob Hill: 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
  • 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
  • Nob Hill: 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

Dining

Millennium Restaurant
Millennium Restaurant is dedicated to supporting the essential earthly concepts of organic food production, small farms, and sustainable agriculture. We cook with fresh produce delivered every day, and choose organic whenever possible. *Best vegan restaurant in North America: 2004 *Friendly wine bar *Original 1913 architecture

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (55)

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

Overall score

3.4 / 5
55 out of 55
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
YoGooms
Philadelphia
Mar 15, 2014

Hotel California

Great value on a wonderful hotel. The rooms are small but comfortable. We had a two room suite which was comfortable for our family of four. The staff was courteous and helpful. Nice breakfast and delightful wine and cheese reception each afternoon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get the CityPass for transportation passes and admission to aquarium and museums.

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
Rageman
Business
New York, ny
Nov 24, 2013

Nothing special

Nothing special, good location, good value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
Ricky DC
Houston, Texas
Oct 9, 2013

great location

The location was perfect for our weekend getaway. Trolley was within a few blocks. Only complains that I have were the noise and no AC, but it was not that bad. It was pretty cool in the evening so AC was not a big deal

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
ShonnaT
Titusville, Fl
Jul 31, 2013

Felt like I was bak in Italy

The hotel was quaint, reminded me of a hotel I stayed in Italy. The room was "bedroom" size smaller bathrooms... The hallways smelled of ethnic cooking? Which was interesting. Would stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Out the hotel left one block and right one block Is Jasper's excellent place artesian made food! Also, Grand Cafe right across the street! Yummy French onion soup!

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
Giants fan nor cal
nor cal
Jul 21, 2013

Good, except for.

They left our new car parked on a very busy street for over an hour waiting for valet parking to move it. Nothing was done until it was brought to their attention.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
zuki
Business
New York
Apr 18, 2013

Very Practical

They did offer me tequila tasting and they do whine and cheese on the mezzanine during happy hour.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
Ressar
Denver, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013

Good Location, Good Place to stay, but Noisy

Hotel was in a good location, easy to walk places and get around. Staff was very helpful, breakfast was very basic, but good enough to get you started. Small rooms, but don't think there are large rooms for 2 anywhere around there. Housekeeping was great - our room was very clean. Only complaint is the noise. We were 4th floor street side. I felt like I was trying to sleep with the windows open. Earplugs should have been packed. Lots of street noise, you know when the bars let out and I am guessing there was a fire station not too far away. I would stay here again, but I would definately bring my earplugs. Good value too - much cheaper than other hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

5
guide13
Istanbul
Feb 1, 2013

Location

Cannot find better location than this hotel.The front desk agents Kyle&Tim made us stay perfect .thanks both.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
D5 and M6
Madera, CA
Nov 8, 2012

Great location and staff

The Hotel California is located near all the things we like to do: Shopping, cable cars, wharf, night clubs, restaurants and more. The room was cozy and clean. The staff was excellent and accomodating. Yes, it's small and a little noisy, but welcome to the big city : ) Overall, really good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

1
la doc 10
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 27, 2012

Skip This!

Very disappointed in my recent stay while in town for a nearby conference. The staff at this hotel is thoroughly unprofessional. The gentleman at the desk with dark hair was consistently rude and refused to provide a receipt for my stay at check out, claiming that he did not do that for "___ (online site) customers." He also would not provide proof of my deposit/refund of the $50 required at check-in. My room on the 7th floor was incredibly loud. There is an outdoor restaurant/bar below the hotel that was very noisy until 2am everyday. There was also a lot of street noise (sirens, cars, etc) coming in all night. I could also hear my neighbors' conversations. This is not a place to get any rest, apparently - the walls and windows are paper thin. Will not be returning to this hotel ever. That being said, the restaurant inside the hotel, Millennium, is quite good. So dine but don't stay here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great shopping on Grant St

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