Touchstone Hotel - San Francisco

480 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show map
 3 stars
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Touchstone Hotel - San Francisco

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Wheelchair access
 Shuttle

Shuttle service

Verified Reviews:

  • 2 free bottles of water per day and 25% discount in the adjacent diner - Two computers available (but no printer)
  • Complementary toiletries - There was also free (if flaky) wifi - Room was very small and not very nice
  • There were no bed bugs - Location and the room was a good value - Staff are very nice and helpful
  • Rooms are perfect size - Beds are comfortable - Attentive smiling staff - Check in was smooth
  • Room is clean - Free use of the internet at the computer - Located in the middle of the downtown, right next to union square

Overview

The hotel lies in the heart of a financial area, in the vicinity of The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, The Mission and Chinatown. The building was renovated in 2002.

Touchstone Hotel is also located near Grace Cathedral, Union square and Nob Hill. Guests will find San Francisco city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

A museum and a theater are set within walking distance.

The hotel stands within a 15-minute stroll of BART - Civic Center subway station and within a 20-minute walking distance of Cal4th & King Street train station. The property is set 20 km from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 42 cozy rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, climate control, central heating, a private toilet and an iron with ironing board. Some rooms come with a view of Nob Hill. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The restaurant serves authentic dishes. The diner Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel is within easy reach of the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Touchstone Hotel provides a business center and a copier along with 24-hour reception, concierge service and ironing service.

Relax

On-site sport activities include sailing and hiking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Bottled water
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 16:00-23:00 

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Touchstone Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

480 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.8 km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.9 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    500 m
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    900 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican)
    50 m
  • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant
    10 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 16:00-23:00 
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    42

Rooms and availability

Touchstone Hotel photos Room S
Standard Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double beds or Twin beds
Size: 19 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Touchstone Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
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    Hotel Address:

    480 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.6 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.8 km
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.9 km
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      500 m
    • BART - Montgomery St. Station
      900 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican)
      50 m
    • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant
      10 m
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.3 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from 16:00-23:00 
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      42

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Curran Theatre - 100 m
    • Geary Theater - 100 m

    Popular areas

    • Nob Hill - 400 m

    Places of interest

    • Xanadu Gallery - 400 m

    Shopping areas

    • Stockton Street - 400 m
    • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 400 m

    Amusement

    • Ruby Skye - 100 m

    Museums

    • California Assembly of Local - 200 m
    • San Francisco Performances Inc - 300 m
    • Jewish Museum San Francisco - 400 m
    • Folk Art Intl Foundation - 400 m
    • California Poets in the School - 400 m
    • Silent Film Festival - 400 m

    Halls

    • P S 449 Performance Studios - 200 m
    • Post Street Pavilion - 200 m
    • Renaissance Ballroom - 200 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • Great Western University - 200 m
    • Jean Shelton Acting School - 200 m
    • Career Resources Development - 200 m
    • Accent Study Abroad - 400 m
    • Trinity College - 400 m
    • Brandon College - 400 m
    • Fashion Institute of Design - 400 m
    • Cal Dream Svc - 400 m

    Theaters

    • Curran Theatre - 100 m
    • Geary Theatre - 100 m

    Business areas

    • Union square - 300 m
    • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 400 m

    Underground stations

    • BART - Powell St. Station - 400 m

    Local attractions

    • Washington Square - 1.5 km
      Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
    • Japan Center - 1.6 km
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
    • Union Street - 1.7 km
      Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
    • SS. Peter and Paul Church - 1.6 km
      666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
    • Lafayette Park - 1.7 km
      Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 230 m
      330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    • International Art Museum of America - 600 m
      1025 Market Street, San Francisco
    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 670 m
      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
    • California Historical Society - 730 m
      678 Mission Street, San Francisco
    • Grace Cathedral - 530 m
      1100 California Street, San Francisco
    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 620 m
      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 690 m
      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Colibri Mexican Bistro - 50 m

      Address: 438 Geary St
      Phone: 415-440-2737

      64% likes this, based on 388 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 24

    • La Scene Cafe and Bar - 20 m

      Address: 490 Geary St
      Phone: 415-292-6430

      56% likes this, based on 50 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
      Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 29

    • Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel - 30 m

      Address: 495 Grary Street

      69% likes this, based on 37 reviews
      Cuisine: Californian

    • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant - 10 m

      Address: 474 Geary Street
      Phone: 415-276-5950

      Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 12

    • Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery - 90 m

      Address: 597 Post St
      Phone: 415-351-2423

      82% likes this, based on 411 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from 16:00-23:00 
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      42
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    Touchstone Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 620 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    7.5
    Value
    8.0

    Guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      Perfect location for downtown SF...2blks from Union Square

      More of a motel feel then a hotel feel

    • Couple
      6.6

      Take the Breakfast! Central location, very close ro Car Rental Central

      Room to street are very loud (but that was to be expected...)

    • Single
      9.6

      Staff okay, very helpful. Location is great! Near in Shopping venue and full of gallery around. Eating or shopping is not a problem. Super convenient transportation, and very near union square. Very lovely place to stay with reasonable price, cannot find any hotel better with the amount you paid. Never stay the hotel nearby as Touchstone is already the safest and cheapest hotel around. Never go one block further as many many junkies around!!!! Overall, Touchstone Hotel is great!

    • Single
      9.4

      Easy to find, good location, parking was close and breakfast was good and price was reasonable

    • Couple
      7.4

      The rooms are Very small, no fans in the room we were in, and it didn't feel clean. Not what we're used to at all.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      Free wifi, helpful staff, breakfast price reduction in the builtin buffet, clean bathroom.

      It was somewhat noisy on the street side, had to close the windows to be able to sleep, but that was all.

    • Single
      8.8

      Room was cute and clean, nice touches!

      Corridors need updating.

    • Single
      10.0

      Jane, the manager, was fantastic! We got on really well and she was really helpful while I was at Touchstone, even letting me store my luggage for a whole day. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and you can access the bart, Powell/Hyde cable car, and multiple muni lines from the location. I love the Touchstone!

    • Family with children
      7.0

      location staff help

      Noise level during the night in the rooms facing the street

    • Family with children
      10.0

      The service - gracious, accomodating and went above and beyond

    • Couple
      5.8

      It was very close to Union Square, the location was perfect. The staff was very helpful & even booked us tickets to Alcatraz as they were checking us in

      I'm not sure I would want to stay there in the summer as the room did not have any kind of air flow or temp gauge. Even with it being only 53 degrees outside we had to sleep with the windows open because our room was so stuffy & hot. This didn't help with the road noise. After staying at the Touchstone Hotel, it's apparent that I would rather stay somewhere that had a hotel bar & or hot tub/pool area to relax at. This is meerly a hotel that you want to go to just for sleep, as that was the only time we would want to be on our room. So if that's what you're after then it's great for the price!

    • Single
      8.8

      Excellent value given location and quality of accommodations. The included breakfast (in the adjoining deli) was excellent.

      I wouldn't pick this hotel if I planned on spending much time in my room — the room is small, there's no desk, the tv is tiny, and so on.

    • Single
      5.0

      Close to Union Square

      Seedy area, ridiculously small lobby and elevator.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      Loved the front desk clerk. Super friendly and helpful!

      Ran out of hot water on our last morning. Wasn't turned back on till it was time for us to leave, so we couldn't shower before heading back to the airport for our flight home. Total drag! Nothing offered in exchange! Should've at least offered half off our nights stay or something. This would've never happened at a higher end chain hotel.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Great location, great people. Very central - Union Square shopping, walk to Chinatown and Little Italy.

      Ask to not be facing the main street if you are a light sleeper. Lots of traffic, partyers at nighclub accross the street and sirens...I am not used to that and I would have asked to move if I was staying for than 1 night. Use valet to park car - cheaper than doing it yourself.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Touchstone Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    480 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.6 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.8 km
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.9 km
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      500 m
    • BART - Montgomery St. Station
      900 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican)
      50 m
    • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant
      10 m
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.3 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from 16:00-23:00 
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      42