$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 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
3.5
out of 5
81 reviews
Fantastic Hotel for First Timers in San Fran

This was a great hotel for a first time trip to San Francisco. It is undergoing significant... See full review

  • Edward S.
  • Aug 4, 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... See full review

  • Mr Hanee
  • Mar 21, 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

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
81 out of 81
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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Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Edward S.
Family
Jamestown
Aug 4, 2015

Fantastic Hotel for First Timers in San Fran

This was a great hotel for a first time trip to San Francisco. It is undergoing significant renovations and what has been completed was great. All of the staff was incredibly friendly and willing to help. The free bike rental made the trip! Walking distance to all major points in San Francisco.

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

Family

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Geoff
Business
Raleigh
Jul 7, 2015

Good value for that location, but pay for what you get

Modest, but fine, room size. Limited amenities. TV did not work throughout hotel when I was there. Not sure I'd stay again without 40+ discount to higher service hotels closer to financial district.

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

Business

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elizabeth B.
Business
Arlington
Jul 1, 2015

Conference in SF on the cheap

Needed a hotel reservation for a conference in San Francisco and was looking for an option with amenities but that would cost less than most of the big chains. The hotel was charming and had all of the necessities, although the workout facility was under renovation, which sort of defeated the purpose of finding a hotel with amenities... Nevertheless, as others have pointed out, the pineapple theme is charming, the location is solid, the pineapple-flavored treats and water are scrumptious, and the linens are comfy. Be prepared for the water pressure you might expect from an old building - but don't worry, it'll come back if you lose it for a minute!

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

Business

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.
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
king monkey
Family
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:

Family

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
Mr Hanee
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul R.
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twins in for twins fest
Couples
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:

Couples

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