The Hotel California - San Francisco

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580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650  show map
 3 stars
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The Hotel California - San Francisco

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 58 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 3-star The Hotel California lies within 1.6 km from Lombard Street, Washington Square and Union Street. Built in 1913, the charming hotel was renovated in 2006.

The hotel is right in the center of San Francisco. The property lies within 2 km from the city center.

Guests can visit a cathedral, a theater and a church as well as restaurants and bars close by.

Set within a 15-minute walk from BART - Civic Center underground station. 20 km to Oakland International airport.

Rooms

Contemporary guestrooms are outfitted in European décor. Room facilities include en suite bathrooms with a shower, towels and complimentary toiletries as well as cozy hardwood furniture.

Eat & Drink

The onsite trendy restaurant specializes in vegetarian cuisine. Guests can unwind in the Bistro And bar with a favourite drink. The café Dottie's True Blue Cafe lies in a downtown area, within 5-minute walk of The Hotel California.

Services

The Hotel California offers an elevator, a luggage storage and a safety deposit box as well as a meeting room and a business centre for business guests.

Relax

A gym and a fitness centre are provided on-site.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 58 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   93.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Hotel California - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.2 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    2000 ft
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Millennium (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    100 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    4400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    93

Rooms and availability

The Hotel California photos Room Standard Room
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Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 175 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
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    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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    Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Hotel California - San Francisco San Francisco location
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    Hotel Address:

    580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      5000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.2 mi
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.2 mi
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      2000 ft
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      2700 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
      300 ft
    • Millennium (cuisine: Vegetarian)
      100 ft
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      4400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      93

    The Hotel California Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Popular areas

    • Nob Hill - 1400 ft

    Places of interest

    • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco - 1700 ft
    • Grace Cathedral - 1700 ft

    Amusement

    Museums

    • California Assembly of Local - 700 ft
    • San Francisco Performances Inc - 1400 ft
    • Luggage Store - 1700 ft
    • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 1700 ft
    • California Poets in the School - 1700 ft

    Halls

    • Post Street Pavilion - 400 ft
    • Renaissance Ballroom - 700 ft
    • Show Folks of America - 1000 ft
    • P S 449 Performance Studios - 1400 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • Career Resources Development - 400 ft
    • Jean Shelton Acting School - 1400 ft
    • Great Western University - 1400 ft
    • Brandon College - 1700 ft
    • Fashion Institute of Design - 1700 ft
    • Trinity College - 1700 ft

    Theaters

    Business areas

    • Union square - 1700 ft

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp - 1400 ft

    Local attractions

    • Lafayette Park - 5000 ft
      Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
    • Washington Square - 5200 ft
      Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
    • SS. Peter and Paul Church - 1.0 mi
      666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
    • Japantown - 5000 ft
      Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
    • Union Street - 5200 ft
      Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 800 ft
      330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    • International Art Museum of America - 2100 ft
      1025 Market Street, San Francisco
    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 2600 ft
      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • Cable Car Museum - 3000 ft
      1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
    • Grace Cathedral - 1700 ft
      1100 California Street, San Francisco
    • Asian Art Museum - 2700 ft
      200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 2700 ft
      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Dottie's True Blue Cafe - 300 ft

      Address: 28 6th Street
      Phone: 4158852767

      85% likes this, based on 656 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    • Taqueria El Sol - 100 ft

      Address: 595 Geary St
      Phone: 415-441-0405

      85% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

    • mangos cafe - 100 ft

      Address: 577 Geary St
      Phone: 415-440-2097

      76% likes this, based on 26 reviews

    • Millennium - 100 ft

      Address: 580 Geary St
      Phone: (415) 345-3900

      78% likes this, based on 307 reviews
      Cuisine: Vegetarian
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

    • Fino Bar & Ristorante - 400 ft

      Address: 624 Post Street
      Phone: (415) 928-2080

      79% likes this, based on 490 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 25 - USD 100

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      93
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    The Hotel California Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Hotel California

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 190 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      7.0

      the employees and the service is excellent

      Yes, all the noise from the next room and from upstairs. Every movement is heard. Also no heater and not everyone is used to the cold weather

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      We spent most of our time sight seeing. We relaxed in our room, and had dinner in the restaurant, which was excellant, but a bit expensive.

    • Single
      7.8

      The desk staff was helpful re "how do I find....", warmly going far past just a quick answer. Cleaning staff was friendly, efficient and left the room clean and welcoming=-clean bathrooms matter a great deal to me, and it was very clean. Bed comfortable. Colors cheerful.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The hotel was well situated for the shopping and business centres and was close to theatres and restaurants as well as being near to cable car and other muni transport systems. Hotel was noisy and the elevator antiquated and inadequate but the room was atmospehric,cheery and comfortable and value for money.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Excellent. So much better than a modern skyscraper. Reception and portering staff really helpful.

      The breakfast service. Tables weren't cleared and juice/coffee not replenished in good time.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Accommodations were comfortable,clean . It is right in the middle of the city with easy transportation nearby. Staff were helpful and friendly. Old restored Hotel with charm.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      The staff were very hospitable, the location was close to all the action in Union Square, but just far enough away that it wasn't too loud. The rooms were really cute (small, but cute) and the hotel was very generous with their awesome continental breakfast and complimentary wine and cheese every night.

      Bathrooms were a little outdated, but went with the atmosphere.

    • Single
      5.4

      In a very general way, it was ok

      Internet access doesn´t work, staff is not really helpful and neighborhood is sometimes scary!

    • Family with children
      7.8

      There was a problem with the price of the last 3 days. This was higher than the one that showed up in your e-mail. After a prolon conversation the price was respected.

    • Single
      10.0

      The location was excellent. The hotel is a quaint, early 20th century style. The room was small and cozy, and may be difficult for families. I was there alone, and I found it very comfortable. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was very clean. It was very quiet, especially considering it is in the middle of a busy part of San Francisco. It was somewhat loud when other guests would walk down the hallway, but this was an infrequent disruption. There is a very nice vegan restaurant attached to the lobby. They offer a nice breakfast for guests each day. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and gave me a map of the city and recommendations for places to visit and local restaurants. The hotel is a 5 min. walk from public trans.

      My reservation, which I booked through Booked.net, was made for the wrong date. I booked for Feb. 21, and later discovered that the reservation had been made for Jan. 21. I do not know if this is the fault of the hotel or of Booked.net. As a result, I was charged for a no-show on January 21st. I would not have known about this mistake had I not called to confirm my reservation a few days before the trip. If I had not called, I would not have had a reservation upon arrival, and the hotel would have likely been full. The hotel staff were very understanding and accommodating, and helped me correct the problem. It could have turned out much worse, and I could have been left stranded in a strange city, paying $200+ a night for a hotel stay.

    • Single
      7.0

      clean rooms, good location, nice staff, safe area, room without carpets on the floor.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Good location, 5 min walk to Union Square. Room had a lovely ambience and staff were very friendly. Complimentary Wine and cheese in the evening was a nice touch. Breakfast included and was more than satisfactory, although not a large selection. Wifi included although a little weak in the room. Full strength in the lobby and mezzane level.

      A little noisy as right in the city in the room over Geary street. Most siren noise which can't be avoided. Other rooms at the back of the hotel may be better

    • Single
      8.8

      the location is very central, the room was well cleaned and the staff were friendly and helpful.

    • Single
      7.4

      very comfortable bed, good breakfast, location close to many restaurants and stores,free access to printer, solid wifi in the restaurant.

      in room wifi was not robust: more than once I was refused access because of "too many users", weak signal. Also electrical outlets were neither sufficient in number nor conveniently located in the room.

    • Single
      7.4

      Fairly big room for the price in San Francisco, free internet, free continental breakfast. Big bath tab with good running of hot water. I don't expect much just for sleep and taking bath.

      Very noisy at night, so you definitely need ear plague to sleep well. Elevator was old and slow, but I didn't feel so inconvenient.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Hotel California - San Francisco San Francisco location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      5000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.2 mi
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.2 mi
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      2000 ft
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      2700 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American)
      300 ft
    • Millennium (cuisine: Vegetarian)
      100 ft
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      4400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      93