I am a frequent traveler (for pleasure) to San Francisco, and have stayed in many hotels there. This was one of the quietest rooms I've ever stayed in. It's hard to believe the hustle and bustle of a big city is right outside your room. The hotel is also small, so there was never a long wait for front desk service, or for elevators. It was a very short walk, with no hills, from the BART station, and close to almost everything we wanted to see and do. Don't bother with a car in San Francisco!! It is a terrific city for walking, and take busses, Muni, and cabs when you need to. We love Cafe de la Presse, across the street, for a very "Parisian" feeling breakfast, and Starbucks is right there too. Chinatown starts next door, and Union Square is a five minute walk away. Of course, we liked the "Green" aspect of the hotel too. Since I was traveling alone with my teenage son, it was quite a bonus to be able to go downstairs for a glass of Napa's finest, for a little adult break, while still in the same hotel. This would probably not be available in other hotels of this size. We did encounter a few problems with viewing pay per view movies and playing the free DVDs available, but my son was won over by the free treat that came along with the service, and they did try to remedy the problem. Also note that many hotels in this area (of the same star rating) are slightly cheaper, but are typically older, with thinner walls and no central air, so you have to open up a window to the noise of the city. Some of them are on very busy, congested streets, or have difficulty keeping the less charming aspects of the city (homeless, beggars) away from their front doors. We were able to walk in the area well past dark and feel very secure. So, for these reasons, I would say this was almost a four-star experience.
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- The Orchard Garden Hotel is one of California's first and foremost eco-friendly hotels. Mixing amenities with a dedication to protecting the environment, we invite you relax in utmost comfort with us! 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 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. 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