Best Western The Hotel California - San Francisco

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580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western The Hotel California - San Francisco

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Cycling

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Best Western The Hotel California is a three-star hotel, conveniently situated in the heart of San Francisco, offering a quick access to Union Square, Chinatown and financial center of the city.

Built in 1913 and after renovated, the hotel now features free Wi-Fi access and includes well-appointed fitness center.

Each of 82 rooms can boast satellite or cable TVs and posh leather furniture.

The Millennium vegetarian restaurant serves organic food and wines, various desserts and light salads.

BART Powell Station connects the hotel with other parts of the city and is only 500m away.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   82.

Rooms

The guest rooms and suites are all tastefully decorated and come with conveniences, including plasma TVs, tea/coffee makers, stocked mini bars, bathrooms with hair dryers, speaker phones, free local phone calls, free wireless internet and separate working area.

Dining options

A free full breakfast is served every morning for the hotel guests in the restaurant.

The Millennium Restaurant is a vegan and vegetarian elegantly-designed restaurant, which is open every day for dinner and serves organic food as well as offers organic wine list and a wide bar list.

The hotel Best Western The California provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

Services

The meeting area can conveniently place nearly 30 guests.

A 24-hour business center is a calm place to solve all your business matters.

Free Wi-Fi internet access provided throughout the property and in the hotel rooms.

Leisure

The fitness center is equipped with modern trainers and is open for guests.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 35 per day.
  • public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 46 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Best Western The Hotel California - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.5km
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    2.0km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.0km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    600 m
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café)
    80 m
  • Millennium (cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian)
    20 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.3km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    82

Rooms and availability

The guest rooms and suites are all tastefully decorated and come with conveniences, including plasma TVs, tea/coffee makers, stocked mini bars, bathrooms with hair dryers, speaker phones, free local phone calls, free wireless internet and separate working area.

Best Western The Hotel California Standard RoomBest Western The Hotel California Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed
Size: 150m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Best Western The Hotel California Deluxe RoomBest Western The Hotel California Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 16m2
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    • Air conditioning
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    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Best Western The Hotel California Suite
      Suite
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      Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room and a convenient bathroom.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Best Western The Hotel California - San Francisco San Francisco location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Francisco
        1.5km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • F Market Street Car
        2.0km
      • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
        2.0km
      Underground stations
      • BART - Powell St. Station
        600 m
      • BART - Civic Center Station
        800 m
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café)
        80 m
      • Millennium (cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian)
        20 m
      Beaches
      • North Beach
        1.3km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        82

      Best Western The Hotel California Location

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The city center is situated 700m from the hotel's doorstep. Curran Theater, named after its first owner Homer Curran, is situated only a few steps from the hotel.

      Union Square with its numerous tourist sites and attractions, is located less than 500m away.

      Theater District, where you will definitely find one to suit your palate, is nearly 200m.

      Chinatown, which plunges guests into real Chinese environment, is located 860m away.

      Museum of Modern Art, displaying countless number of contemporary works, is nearly 1km from the hotel.

      Yerba Buena Gardens, a perfect family destination, full of activities to enjoy, is 1km away.

      Popular areas

      • Nob Hill - 400 m

      Places of interest

      • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco - 500 m
      • Grace Cathedral - 500 m

      Sport related

      • Golden Gate Theater - 500 m

      Shopping areas

      • Union square - 500 m

      Amusement

      • Ruby Skye - 200 m
      • Fascination - 500 m

      Museums

      • California Assembly of Local - 200 m
      • San Francisco Performances Inc - 400 m
      • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 500 m
      • Luggage Store - 500 m
      • California Poets in the School - 500 m

      Halls

      • Post Street Pavilion - 100 m
      • Renaissance Ballroom - 200 m
      • Show Folks of America - 300 m
      • P S 449 Performance Studios - 400 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Career Resources Development - 100 m
      • Great Western University - 400 m
      • Jean Shelton Acting School - 400 m
      • Fashion Institute of Design - 500 m
      • Brandon College - 500 m
      • Trinity College - 500 m
      • Accent Study Abroad - 500 m

      Theaters

      • Curran Theatre - 200 m
      • Geary Theatre - 200 m
      • Warfield Theater - 500 m

      Medical care and Hospitals

      Underground stations

      • BART - Powell St. Station - 500 m

      Local Attractions

      • Lafayette Park - 1.5km
        Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco
      • Washington Square - 1.6km
        Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
      • SS. Peter and Paul Church - 1.6km
        666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
      • Japantown - 1.5km
        Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
      • Union Street - 1.6km
        Union Street Association: 1686 Union St., San Francisco

      Near the hotel

      • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 240 m
        330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
      • International Art Museum of America - 600 m
        1025 Market Street, San Francisco
      • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 780 m
        51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
      • Cable Car Museum - 910 m
        1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
      • Grace Cathedral - 510 m
        1100 California Street, San Francisco
      • Asian Art Museum - 800 m
        200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
      • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 820 m
        101 Fourth Street, San Francisco

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Dottie's True Blue Cafe - 80 m

        Address: 28 6th Street
        Phone: 4158852767

        85% likes this, based on 656 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Café
        Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

      • Taqueria El Sol - 0 m

        Address: 595 Geary St
        Phone: 415-441-0405

        85% likes this, based on 35 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

      • mangos cafe - 20 m

        Address: 577 Geary St
        Phone: 415-440-2097

        76% likes this, based on 26 reviews
        Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café

      • Millennium - 20 m

        Address: 580 Geary St
        Phone: (415) 345-3900

        78% likes this, based on 307 reviews
        Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
        Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 30

      • Fino Bar & Ristorante - 130 m

        Address: 624 Post Street
        Phone: (415) 928-2080

        79% likes this, based on 490 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 75

      Getting there.

      San Francisco International Airport is situated 20km from the hotel.

      Oakland International Airport is 32km from the hotel.

      From South, take 101, exit on 7th Street. Follow 7th Street all the way to Market. Cross Market and turn right on Leavenworth. Take another right on O'Farrell. Go down two blocks and take a left on Taylor. Go up one block and take a left on Geary. You will see the hotel on your right hand side between Taylor and Jones.


      From North, follow 101 South over the Golden Gate Bridge. When in San Francisco, continue to follow 101 South. You will be on Lombard Street. Follow Lombard to Van Ness Avenue. Cross Van Ness and go five more blocks to Jones Street. Take right on Jones. Go down to Post Street and take a left on Post. Go two blocks and take a right on Mason. Go down to Geary and take a right. The Hotel California is two blocks down on the corner of Geary and Jones.

      Getting around.

      BART Powell Station can be reached within a few minute by foot from the hotel.

      Powell Street Bus Station is located 600m from the hotel.

      Public parking is possible nearby with no reservation needed and costs USD29 per day.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        82
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      Best Western The Hotel California Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western The Hotel California

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        7.0

        the employees and the service is excellent

        Yes, all the noise from the next room and from upstairs. Every movement is heard. Also no heater and not everyone is used to the cold weather

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        We spent most of our time sight seeing. We relaxed in our room, and had dinner in the restaurant, which was excellant, but a bit expensive.

      • Single
        7.8

        The desk staff was helpful re "how do I find....", warmly going far past just a quick answer. Cleaning staff was friendly, efficient and left the room clean and welcoming=-clean bathrooms matter a great deal to me, and it was very clean. Bed comfortable. Colors cheerful.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        The hotel was well situated for the shopping and business centres and was close to theatres and restaurants as well as being near to cable car and other muni transport systems. Hotel was noisy and the elevator antiquated and inadequate but the room was atmospehric,cheery and comfortable and value for money.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Excellent. So much better than a modern skyscraper. Reception and portering staff really helpful.

        The breakfast service. Tables weren't cleared and juice/coffee not replenished in good time.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Accommodations were comfortable,clean . It is right in the middle of the city with easy transportation nearby. Staff were helpful and friendly. Old restored Hotel with charm.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        The staff were very hospitable, the location was close to all the action in Union Square, but just far enough away that it wasn't too loud. The rooms were really cute (small, but cute) and the hotel was very generous with their awesome continental breakfast and complimentary wine and cheese every night.

        Bathrooms were a little outdated, but went with the atmosphere.

      • Single
        5.4

        In a very general way, it was ok

        Internet access doesn´t work, staff is not really helpful and neighborhood is sometimes scary!

      • Family with children
        7.8

        There was a problem with the price of the last 3 days. This was higher than the one that showed up in your e-mail. After a prolon conversation the price was respected.

      • Single
        10.0

        The location was excellent. The hotel is a quaint, early 20th century style. The room was small and cozy, and may be difficult for families. I was there alone, and I found it very comfortable. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was very clean. It was very quiet, especially considering it is in the middle of a busy part of San Francisco. It was somewhat loud when other guests would walk down the hallway, but this was an infrequent disruption. There is a very nice vegan restaurant attached to the lobby. They offer a nice breakfast for guests each day. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and gave me a map of the city and recommendations for places to visit and local restaurants. The hotel is a 5 min. walk from public trans.

        My reservation, which I booked through Booked.net, was made for the wrong date. I booked for Feb. 21, and later discovered that the reservation had been made for Jan. 21. I do not know if this is the fault of the hotel or of Booked.net. As a result, I was charged for a no-show on January 21st. I would not have known about this mistake had I not called to confirm my reservation a few days before the trip. If I had not called, I would not have had a reservation upon arrival, and the hotel would have likely been full. The hotel staff were very understanding and accommodating, and helped me correct the problem. It could have turned out much worse, and I could have been left stranded in a strange city, paying $200+ a night for a hotel stay.

      • Single
        7.0

        clean rooms, good location, nice staff, safe area, room without carpets on the floor.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Good location, 5 min walk to Union Square. Room had a lovely ambience and staff were very friendly. Complimentary Wine and cheese in the evening was a nice touch. Breakfast included and was more than satisfactory, although not a large selection. Wifi included although a little weak in the room. Full strength in the lobby and mezzane level.

        A little noisy as right in the city in the room over Geary street. Most siren noise which can't be avoided. Other rooms at the back of the hotel may be better

      • Single
        8.8

        the location is very central, the room was well cleaned and the staff were friendly and helpful.

      • Single
        7.4

        very comfortable bed, good breakfast, location close to many restaurants and stores,free access to printer, solid wifi in the restaurant.

        in room wifi was not robust: more than once I was refused access because of "too many users", weak signal. Also electrical outlets were neither sufficient in number nor conveniently located in the room.

      • Single
        7.4

        Fairly big room for the price in San Francisco, free internet, free continental breakfast. Big bath tab with good running of hot water. I don't expect much just for sleep and taking bath.

        Very noisy at night, so you definitely need ear plague to sleep well. Elevator was old and slow, but I didn't feel so inconvenient.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Best Western The Hotel California - San Francisco San Francisco location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      580 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102-1650

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Francisco
        1.5km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • F Market Street Car
        2.0km
      • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
        2.0km
      Underground stations
      • BART - Powell St. Station
        600 m
      • BART - Civic Center Station
        800 m
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café)
        80 m
      • Millennium (cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian)
        20 m
      Beaches
      • North Beach
        1.3km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        82