Touchstone Hotel - San Francisco

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Cafe

Dining room

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

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 3-star Touchstone Hotel is set in the shopping district of San Francisco. The hotel's historic building set in the center of San Francisco was completely refurbished in 2002.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. The vicinity of a cable car station let you explore Chinatown and Embarcadero Center with no difficulty.

Nearby points of interest include a theater and a museum.

Oakland International airport lies 20 km away from Touchstone Hotel and it takes about 25 minutes by car to get there.

Rooms

There are 42 cozy rooms fitted with free Wi-Fi, heating, flat-screen television, a safe and IDD phone. The guestrooms offer a modern interior and carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The property is set in Union Square district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel and Lori's Diner that serve delectable meals.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Bicycle rental services are also provided.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

480 Geary Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.6 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.3 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    18.8 km
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
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
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this room includes a flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, free bottled water and a telephone with free local calls. Organic toiletries are featured in the private bathroom. Please note: Children cannot be accommodated in this room type.

Touchstone Hotel photos Room
Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this room includes a flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, free bottled water and a telephone with free local calls. Organic toiletries are featured in the private bathroom. Rates are based on 2 guests. A maximum of 3 guests can stay in this room. Please refer to the policies for fees that apply for additional guests.

Touchstone Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Economy Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Dining:Bottled water
Room Description:

Please note: Children cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Curran Theatre100 m

Popular areas

  • Nob Hill400 m

Shopping areas

  • Union square300 m
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre400 m
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre400 m
  • Stockton Street400 m

Amusement

  • Ruby Skye100 m

Museums

  • California Assembly of Local200 m
  • San Francisco Performances Inc300 m
  • Jewish Museum San Francisco400 m
  • Folk Art Intl Foundation400 m
  • California Poets in the School400 m
  • Silent Film Festival400 m

Halls

  • P S 449 Performance Studios200 m
  • Post Street Pavilion200 m
  • Renaissance Ballroom200 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Jean Shelton Acting School200 m
  • Great Western University200 m
  • Career Resources Development200 m
  • Accent Study Abroad400 m
  • Trinity College400 m
  • Brandon College400 m
  • Fashion Institute of Design400 m
  • Cal Dream Svc400 m

Theaters

  • Geary Theater100 m
  • Geary Theatre100 m
  • Curran Theatre100 m

Underground stations

  • BART - Powell St. Station400 m

Local attractions

  • Ferry Building Marketplace 1.8 km
    1 Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street
  • Washington Square1.5 km
    Union Street and Columbus Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue 1.6 km
    San Francisco, CA
  • SS. Peter and Paul Church 1.5 km
    666 Filbert Street
  • Lafayette Park1.6 km
    Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets

Near the hotel

  • SHN Curran Theatre40 m
    445 Geary Street, San Francisco
  • Napa Valley Winery Exchange 110 m
    415 Taylor St
  • Union Square 300 m
    San Francisco Shopping Districts
  • Sam\'s Cable Car Lounge 270 m
    222 Powell St
  • American Conservatory Theater70 m
    415 Geary Street, San Francisco
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church220 m
    330 Ellis St West of Union Square
  • Pearl & Jade Empire240 m
    427 Post St

Restaurants nearby

  • Colibri Mexican Bistro50 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 388 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: INR 1 418 - INR 1 999

  • La Scene Cafe and Bar20 m

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

    56% likes this, based on 50 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
    Price Range: INR 257 - INR 2 386

  • Velvet Room at Cliff Hotel20 m

    Address: 495 Grary Street

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

  • David's Delicatessen & Restaurant10 m

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

    Price Range: INR 644 - INR 967

  • Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery90 m

    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 658 reviews

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, California, United States, 94102

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.6 km
Airports
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    18.3 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    18.8 km
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
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    42