$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 4, 2015 Check-out: Apr 5, 2015

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
79 reviews
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... See full review

  • Mr Hanee
  • Mar 21, 2015
Beautiful little San Fran gem

I absolutely loved my stay. My only issues were that the wi-fi was pretty bad. It wasn't a very... See full review

  • Jellos
  • Mar 10, 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.

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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

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 Orbitz

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

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jellos
Business
Astoria
Mar 10, 2015

Beautiful little San Fran gem

I absolutely loved my stay. My only issues were that the wi-fi was pretty bad. It wasn't a very strong connection. Also the elevator is very slow to get to the lobby. But other than that, the staff was amazing, my bathroom was spotless, the cupcakes were tasty, my robe and slippers were comfortable and my view was lovely. I'll definitely be back!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jiayun Z.
Business
Thousand Oaks
Mar 10, 2015

Hotel California

It's not a very standard hotel. Room is very small. Only for a queen size bed. Elevators are very old style. But the location is great and the staff are friendly.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jonathan
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Very fine business trip

Hotel was very conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, close to Kinkos! and close to meeting location. Clean, fresh, good service, and great price.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Kinko's business center for unexpected duplication of business materials!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lisa L.
Business
Elkhorn
Jan 27, 2015

Great girls trip to San Fran!

Hotel was great, location was perfect. Only complaint was there was no hot water when I went to take a shower.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David T.
Business
N/A
Jan 24, 2015

Great stay for my business trip to SF

I was here for most of the week on business and found this hotel to be a good experience and value. The staff were friendly and courteous, and the room was always spotless. The complimentary internet was fast and easy to use with good coverage. The location is ok, but it can get a bit noisy due to the neighborhood.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several nice bars and restaurants on the same block.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travelbob
Business
Palm Bay
Jan 22, 2015

Nice Older Hotel Recently Refurbished

A nice historical hotel which has been refurbished. Like all older buildings it has its quirks but the price is right and the Pineapple Group which recently acquired it is doing it's best to upgrade the facility.. pros: comfortable beds with luxurious duvets . Full bathtub. Good location for downtown. Pleasant ready to serve staff. Clean . Free coffee. Cons: Small rooms. Low water pressure. Lots of panhandlers (Not really the hotel's fault).

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

Business

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