Orchard Hotel

, San Francisco, United States
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Orchard Hotel

, San Francisco
3 star

Rooms: 106

665 Bush Street - San Francisco - California - 94108 - United States Hotel Website | | 415 362 8878
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4/10
great servisc
Submitted by: kavitha in 27/08/10
  • Age Group: 1825
  • From: India
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
hi
this is good service and accomatations

i am very like it.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Orchard Hotel

Excellent Service and Value!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Spent 3 days & 2 nights at the Orchard and I wish I could have stayed longer. The service was great, especially James, the Do-Everything man - one of the friendliest guys you'll ever meet in SF. The entire staff was very pleasant (with the exception of one gal at the front desk who seemed to be having a bad day).

The rooms were very well-appointed, modern, and tastefully decorated, although not as chic or hip as the W (still my favorite hotel in SF).
You also get a HUGE bathroom. However, be careful using the sink - if you turn the knob too fast you'll get a face full of water.

We got free high-speed internet connection, although it seemed spotty at times. The rooms also have a DVD with *FREE* DVD rentals. Nothing like winding down with a couple of DVDs after a busy day in SF.

Never bothered eating at Solea or trying the free contintental breakfast. With so many great places to eat in SF, we just couldnt spare to time to try the hotel dining. Chinatown just a couple blocks down the street and there is a great little cafe next to the hotel if you want brunch (Roxanne's I believe).

A cable car stop sits right outside the hotel. However, don't bother waiting for one. The cars are so packed with tourists that you'll never catch a ride. Cable cars are overrated anyways. Don't bother paying $3 to be packed in like sardines with some overweight man's rear practically planted into your lap.

The Orchard doesnt boast the same flare as some of the larger chain hotels in the city, but that is part of its charm. It is so low-key, its almost like a hidden jewel. If you go boutique, I definitely recommend the Orchard.

Go and stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
Spent 2 night at the Orchard at the end of September.

Highly recommended. Freee DVD movies and High Speed internet

Staff particularily helpfull

Modern, clean and excellent value

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I spent three nights at The Orchard in July 2003. The minimum we expect from any hotel is to get what we've paid for. The Orchard was clean, modern and excellent value - we got a summer promotional rate. The breakfast was absolutely fine - some people seem to have been disappointed with it, but we found it to be perfectly adequate.

A Great Hotel at a Great Price

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I took the train to San Francisco from Santa Barbara and stayed at the Orchard for a week on our honeymoon.

It is two blocks off of Union Square and central to everything. Any transportation is nearby and most places are walkable.

The staff is exceptionally courteous and were delightful for the duration of the stay.

The rooms are exceptionally clean and well appointed with down comforters and pillows on the bed, Aveda products in the bathroom and ample space to move around in all areas.

Each room also has a 27" Sony TV and a Sony Dream System DVD player with 5.1 surround sound. Great for those nights when your too tired to go out and want to get pizza and movie for the room which is particularly easy because there is a great pizza place on the corner and the hotel has a substantial DVD library which is full of all types of films new and old available free to guests. How many places can you find that?

Not to mention the all important free continental breakfast. A great spread of fruit, bagels, muffins, cold cuts and much more. A great way to start your day.

We will definitely return to the Orchard for our future visits to San Fran (and that is quite a few).

Awesome hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had really good experience in Orchard Hotel with my wife. We spent six nights(8/23/03-8/29/03) with special summer rate($129 per night).
The front dest staff was friendly, and the door man was very helpful.
We enjoyed up-to-date DVD every night. The free continental breakfast was nice. The location was perfect to enjoy San Francisco. The only thing that you need to remember is that the space in front of the front desk is not very spacious. Other than this we had fabulous experience in Orchard Hotel.

Would Do it Again

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was our first visit to San Francisco. The Orchard Hotel is right in the middle of virtually anything you could want to do. The staff was great always. I do not believe I have seen a more helpful bell staff at any other hotel we have stayed in anywhere. They knew where to eat, how to get around and what to see. Surpassed our expectations by a long shot!

A Jewel in Fog City

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am a frequent business traveler, but in this case my wife and son were going to join me for a few days so we could be strictly tourists in San Francisco. Since I was not on an expense account, we wanted very good value in a modern, clean, well-run facility in the Union Square area. Friends who were meeting us had already booked into another area hotel. Luckily I found Trip Advisor.com and from there discovered the Orchard Hotel. We all booked in. What a find! This has to be one of the best values in San Francisco for a small independent luxury class hotel. We stayed in one of the suites, our friends were in single rooms. Beautifully appointed rooms, delicious beds, enormous (really) bathroom, whisper-quiet sound-proofed windows. Very fresh and tasty complimentary breakfast buffet includes meats, cheeses and hard boiled eggs in addition to pastries, bagels and toast. The help was friendly, courteous and efficient. Free DVD rentals and DVD players with surround sound and free high speed internet access complete the package. I doubt that any hotel in San Francisco can match the Orchard on location, amenities and value. Highly recommended.

Great way to end a vacation

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our stay at the Orchard Hotel came at the end of a California vacation.
We took the BART from the airport to the hotel (after dropping off the rent-a-car to avoid paying for three more nights) and it was a short ride. $4.70/per person and it gets off very close to the hotel. Every review so far has accurately pointed out that you don't need a car if you stay at the Orchard. Our room was amazing, especially after staying in a not at all great hotel in Monterey. It is actually one of their sister hotels and the Victorian Inn in Monterey is advertised in a book in the Orchard's lobby. However, they are worlds apart in quality. Our bathroom was spotless and always filled with fresh bottles of shampoo and conditioner; we rented 5 DVDs in total-- several of which were brand new. The beds were amazing and we were on the alley. The noise was almost nothing. The only thing I really wanted to add was that there is a 50's style diner down Powell street towards Union Square called Lori's. They have amazing milk shakes and it is a great place to take kids if you have them. Also, eat at the Cheese Cake Factory-- it is on top of Macy's in Union Square which is a five minute walk from this wonderful hotel. In total, we stayed at 3 hotels in San Fran. The Orchard rivaled the Parke Hyatt, so I confident in saying you will love this hotel.

Orchard is Top Notch

from eschwartz
We did much research before choosing our San Francisco hotel - and we were not disappointed one bit! The rooms are very spacious, elegant, and with great Aveda products. The staff was very helpful with directions, suggestions, and anything else we needed. It was also very quiet and you are right in the middle of the city, a coupld of blocks from the Chinatown entrance and a step from the cable car. I would recommend this to anyone going to San Francisco and we'll stay there the next time we're in town.

Loved the Orchard!

from fundatty
uJust returned from 5 nights at The Orchard. The reviews of this hotel are very accurate. The bellmen are among the best I have ever encountered at any hotel. The front desk staff is also friendly and helpful. Our first 2 nights we stayed in 410 as I had requested a quiet room. The room was very quiet as it faced the alley, however the garbage men collect the trash prior to 5 a.m. which was a little noisy. On the third night we moved to 901 which is a king suite on the ninth floor. Beautiful spacious room with nice view of Nob Hill but more noisy especially the cable car screeching up the hill. So it is a trade off, but like any big city hotel there will be some noise.The continental breakfast was convenient, but we went down the block to Sear's one morning for great pancakes and waffles to break the routine.The location was terrific. We walked to dinner most nights in Chinatown or North Beach. If you have children, the Zeum children's museum at Yerba Buena Gerdens is a must.Finally, I took BART from the Powell station just down hill to SFO. $4.70 and approximately 30 stress free minutes. What a bargin.

Top Local Tips for San Francisco

public transportation is very good You can buy a one day, three day and one week transit pass that is good on every part of the municipal system including cable cars, Bay area rapid transit inside the city of San Francisco and bus and trolley cars. You can get everywhere within the city. Bay area rapid transit now runs from the airport into San Francisco and is very inexpensive.

a stopover go in feb/march - weather was fab and the sun shone all the time - t shirt and shorts!!

Practical San Francisco travel tips You only need a car for seeing wine country, golden gate, ocean beach and other nearby beaches etc.. which are well worth a quick visit even in winter (as we did). Ditch your hire car as soon as possible because parking costs arround 30-50 dollars a night, depending on hotel, and the central city is bes experienced by walking. However, you need to be moderately fit, as there are many hills. When you have the car, a great view can be had from the hill uppon which the huge H shaped radio mast sits (can be seen from all arround the city)

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  • Address: 665 Bush Street - San Francisco - California - 94108 - United States
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