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
24-hour

24-hour reception

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 intimate Touchstone Hotel lies in a financial area of San Francisco. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2002.

A short walk will take you to AT&T Park, Pioneer's Monument and Lombard Street in 20 minutes. Guests can get to San Francisco city center, which is 2 km away.

A museum and a theater are set within walking distance.

BART - Civic Center metro station is quickly reachable. The hotel is within 20 minutes' drive from Oakland International airport.

Rooms

The property offers 42 guestrooms appointed with free wireless internet, TV, IDD telephone, coffee/tea makers and a closet. The bright rooms feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and towels.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel and Lori's Diner serve a selection of meals within 50 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can make use of bicycle rentals available 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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Indoor parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

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
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    1.0 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

Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Twin beds or Double beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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Queen Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 175 sq. feet
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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
    1.0 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

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

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