The Hotel California - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality

880 reviews
580 Geary St San Francisco, CA 94102, +1 415-441-2700
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Live It up at the The Hotel California in San Francisco

What a California Room Include?

The hotel takes a good night's rest very seriously, and so, it offers only the best bedding and mattresses, as well as fluffy robes and slippers.

What Amenities Are Available?

Currently undergoing a massive renovation, the Hotel California is a 100-room boutique hotel with a lot of character. The pet-friendly hotel is designed in a vintage style, with worn leather furniture and tones of yellow throughout. Complimentary bicycles make your visit that much more pleasant, while the pineapple cupcakes and coffee available in the lobby provide a welcome mid-afternoon treat.

Situated in the heart of San Francisco's theater district, and only three blocks away from Union Square, the Hotel California's location is perfect for those who want to explore the city. There are many dining options within walking distance of the hotel, and it is a short distance away from Fisherman's Wharf.

What Are the Rates Like?

Valet parking is $35 a night, but with San Francisco's expansive cable car network and the hotel's prime location, you won't need a car. Rooms start at $175 per night for a standard queen, an absolute steal for a hotel in the city center, with quality amenities, and a personal touch. This hotel is far more affordable than comparable properties in the area.

What's the Bottom line?

While it's not the most glamorous hotel in the Bay, if you're after something comfortable and quirky with a concierge who will happily answer any question you might have, the Hotel California is excellent value for the money and a great hotel choice. 


Overall Guest Score
"Location is great." "Great location"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
93% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"Great service." "Friendly staff" "Small staff was wonderful"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
80% said the reception staff was great.
"Tasty food." "Breakfast included" "Free tequila shots"
94% were happy with the price.
89% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Internet works." "Free wifi"
100% thought it was a great value.
"Nice ambiance." "Nice atmosphere"
91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Rooms are ok." "AC was not a big deal"
65% said rooms were small.
For only 61%, the bathroom was ok.
Hotel Building
"Building is not very nice." "Elevator was broken"
83% thought the facilities needed updating.
For 82%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
Good to know...
Wonderful sightseeing
Old facilities
Affordable restaurant
Good restaurants & bars in the area

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