Touchstone Hotel - City Center

Touchstone Hotel - City Center

480 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
+1 415 771 1600

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About Touchstone Hotel - City Center

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Built in 1920 and family-owned and run, Touchstone has been providing San Francisco with a combination of traditional San Francisco charm and budget travel for decades. A short walk to Union Square and the top destinations of the city, Touchstone is reminiscent of the hostels that peppered the city at the turn of the century. Modest rooms are clean and outfitted nicely. However, travelers should note that not all rooms are air conditioned.

The hotel houses 60 guest rooms. WiFi is available in all sections of the hotel. Guests can enjoy the complimentary coffee and transportation. The staff is friendly, offering multilingual staff and full concierge services. A barber and classic San Francisco style delitesserian are conveniently housed on the first floor.

Loale may be the number one draw for guests staying at the Touchstone. Desirable neighborhoods such as Nob Hill, North Beach, Wall Street West, and Chinatown are a short walkway. The quintessential San Francisco trolleys are close enough for guests to hear from their room. The posh district of Union Square lies at the doorsteps of the hotel.

With great location and helpful staff, Touchstone provides guest with the stereotypical family owned experience. Great for the business traveler or couples, Touchstone’s is San Francisco's undistributable best value hotel.

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Amenities at Touchstone Hotel - City Center

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Hairdryer

Health and safety

  • CCTV outside property
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • CCTV in common areas


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Trash cans
  • Heating

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • Tour desk
  • 24hr front desk
  • Key card access

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Elevator
  • Non-feather pillow


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Landmark view
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental

Reviews of Touchstone Hotel - City Center

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7.1 Good
Pros:Location was fine and room was clean.Liked the fact that you need your key to access the lobby (you feel safer). had a room in the back, so did not hear too much noise. Front desk staff was super nice, friendly and helpful. Very good Tapas restaurant a door down
Cons:Stairs and elevators were not that clean, so I got worried about the room. But the room was good, very very small but perfect for attending a conf in SF. wash clothes and more drinking water would have been nice
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Loved the location. The rooms were clean, cozy, quiet and cute. The staff was great. Very cordial and helpful.
Cons:Room was a bit small but I was expecting them to be.


480 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

What's nearby

  • Grace Cathedral0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum0.5 mi
  • Asian Art Museum0.5 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art0.6 mi
  • Lombard Street1.1 mi
  • Exploratorium1.2 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf1.5 mi
  • Musée Mécanique1.6 mi
  • Pier 391.6 mi
  • Palace of Fine Arts2.3 mi
  • Alcatraz2.8 mi
  • Walt Disney Family Museum2.8 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Touchstone Hotel - City Center

  • Touchstone Hotel - City Center is located at 480 Geary Street in Tenderloin, 0.2 miles from the center of San Francisco. Grace Cathedral is the closest landmark to Touchstone Hotel - City Center.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Touchstone Hotel - City Center.

  • Yes, Touchstone Hotel - City Center offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Touchstone Hotel - City Center is 11.6 miles from San Francisco. Touchstone Hotel - City Center is 11.7 miles from Oakland.

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0.2 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Francisco

Distance to airport

11.6 mi