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
Parking

Indoor parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Cafe

Dining room

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

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 3-star Touchstone Hotel offers fine accommodation in San Francisco. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2002.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. A museum and a theater lie a short distance away.

AT&T Park is 2.2 km from the hotel and Pioneer's Monument is about 1.6 km away.

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. Touchstone Hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive towards Oakland International airport.

Rooms

This comfortable hotel provides cozy rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, climate control, central heating, a private toilet and an iron with ironing board. The rooms feature a modern interior.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. There is a restaurant serving authentic dishes on site. The diner Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel is within easy reach of the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The on-site comforts include a baggage storage, a safety deposit box and a bakery.

Relax

Sailing and hiking are provided on site.

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

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Bottled water
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

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  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

480 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.1 mi
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1700 ft
  • BART - Montgomery St. Station
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 ft
  • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant
    100 ft
Beaches
  • North Beach
    4200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • 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 Twin beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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    How to reach hotel

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    Hotel Address:

    480 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.0 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.1 mi
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.2 mi
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      1700 ft
    • BART - Montgomery St. Station
      3000 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican)
      200 ft
    • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant
      100 ft
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      4200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      42

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Popular areas

    • Nob Hill - 1400 ft

    Places of interest

    Shopping areas

    • Stockton Street - 1400 ft
    • Westfield San Francisco Centre - 1400 ft

    Amusement

    Museums

    • California Assembly of Local - 700 ft
    • San Francisco Performances Inc - 1000 ft
    • Jewish Museum San Francisco - 1400 ft
    • Folk Art Intl Foundation - 1400 ft
    • California Poets in the School - 1400 ft
    • Silent Film Festival - 1400 ft

    Halls

    • P S 449 Performance Studios - 700 ft
    • Post Street Pavilion - 700 ft
    • Renaissance Ballroom - 700 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • Great Western University - 700 ft
    • Jean Shelton Acting School - 700 ft
    • Career Resources Development - 700 ft
    • Accent Study Abroad - 1400 ft
    • Trinity College - 1400 ft
    • Brandon College - 1400 ft
    • Fashion Institute of Design - 1400 ft
    • Cal Dream Svc - 1400 ft

    Theaters

    Business areas

    Underground stations

    • BART - Powell St. Station - 1400 ft

    Local attractions

    • Washington Square - 5100 ft
      Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
    • Japan Center - 1.0 mi
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
    • Union Street - 1.0 mi
      Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco
    • SS. Peter and Paul Church - 5200 ft
      666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
    • Lafayette Park - 1.0 mi
      Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 800 ft
      330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
    • International Art Museum of America - 2000 ft
      1025 Market Street, San Francisco
    • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 2200 ft
      101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
    • California Historical Society - 2400 ft
      678 Mission Street, San Francisco
    • Grace Cathedral - 1800 ft
      1100 California Street, San Francisco
    • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 2100 ft
      51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 2300 ft
      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Colibri Mexican Bistro - 200 ft

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

      64% likes this, based on 388 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

    • La Scene Cafe and Bar - 100 ft

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

      56% likes this, based on 50 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
      Price Range: USD 4 - USD 37

    • Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel - 100 ft

      Address: 495 Grary Street

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

    • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant - 100 ft

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

      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

    • Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery - 300 ft

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

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

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • 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
      1.0 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • F Market Street Car
      1.1 mi
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      1.2 mi
    Underground stations
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      1700 ft
    • BART - Montgomery St. Station
      3000 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Colibri Mexican Bistro (cuisine: Mexican)
      200 ft
    • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant
      100 ft
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      4200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      42