BEST WESTERN The Hotel California
580 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1650
Phone: 415/441-2700 | Fax: 415/441-0124 | 81 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
Nowhere else will you get a shot of tequila upon check-in, which is exactly how an exciting adventure in San Francisco should begin!
We're just blocks from Union Square and close to all of the city’s major attractions.
While meal decisions will be difficult when surrounded by so many restaurants in this culinary capital, we’ll always have breakfast covered for you! Our complimentary morning buffet includes homemade waffles, fresh coffee and juice, pastries, fruit, yogurt and cereal, and whether traveling for business or pleasure, you can always return from each day on the town to relax and unwind with fellow guests at our complimentary wine and cheese reception every evening!
Our hotel is known for its iconic name and location in the heart of downtown San Francisco, but there's a lot more to us than that. Our top-tier amenities provide an excellent complement to this historic 100 year old hotel, built in 1913.
Tour the city by cable car or take advantage of the fantastic shopping at nearby Union Square. If in town for a special event, don't worry about traffic or taxis. You're already within walking distance to the city’s most frequented destinations including Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Guests lucky enough to be in town on business are equally well situated. This hotel regularly hosts industry professionals from City Hall and the Moscone Convention Center, just to name a couple. Business and pleasure are never mutually exclusive here!
We're excited to welcome you to our downtown San Francisco hotel. Guests can expect luxuriously furnished rooms, each with hardwood floors and a deluxe Beautyrest® mattress and superior customer service 24 hours a day. Every member of our staff is committed to making your stay here special. Start planning your vacation today and figure out where the first stop will be. Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge? It all starts here at the Best Western Hotel California!
Take 101, Exit 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. The BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is on your right hand side between Taylor and Jones.
Take 280 North towards downtown San Francisco. Exit 6th street. Follow 6th Street to Market Street. Cross Market Street. After you cross Market Street, 6th Street becomes Taylor. Continue on Taylor until you come to Geary Street. Take a left on Geary. The BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is at the end of the block on the right hand side.
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 BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is two blocks down on the corner of Geary and Jones.
From the Bay Bridge, take the 5th Street Exit towards US 101 North/Golden Gate Bridge. Take a left on Harrison. Take a right on 6th Street. Follow 6th Street to Market Street. Cross Market Street. After Market, 6th Street becomes Taylor. Continue on Taylor until you come to Geary Street. Take a left on Geary. The BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is at the end of the block on the right hand side.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items.
- Complimentary frosted shot of tequila at check-in
- Complimentary evening wine and cheese reception, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Stationary bike
- Cocktail lounge, Millennium Bar inside Millennium Restaurant
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff (English, Spanish, Chinese)
- Porterage/bell services
- Valet parking, 24 hours, nominal fee of $35.00
- Safe deposit box
- Cable or satellite television
- Printer available
- Computer available
- Mail services
- Video billing
- Elevator, wheelchair accessible
- Ice/vending machines, upon request, 24 hours a day, ice is delivered to guest rooms.
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Interior corridor
- Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
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Longitude: 37.787425 / Latitude: -122.412555
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: South 101. Take 101, Exit 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. The BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is on your right hand side between Taylor and Jones.
From: South 280. Take 280 North towards downtown San Francisco. Exit 6th street. Follow 6th Street to Market Street. Cross Market Street. After you cross Market Street, 6th Street becomes Taylor. Continue on Taylor until you come to Geary Street. Take a left on Geary. The BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is at the end of the block on the right hand side.
From: North 101. 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 BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is two blocks down on the corner of Geary and Jones.
From: 80 West Bay Bridge. From the Bay Bridge, take the 5th Street Exit towards US 101 North/Golden Gate Bridge. Take a left on Harrison. Take a right on 6th Street. Follow 6th Street to Market Street. Cross Market Street. After Market, 6th Street becomes Taylor. Continue on Taylor until you come to Geary Street. Take a left on Geary. The BEST WESTERN The Hotel California is at the end of the block on the right hand side.
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We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Home to the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park is a Major League Baseball Field set in San Francisco. Formerly Pacific Bell Park and SBC Park, AT&T Park was established in 2000, and can hold nearly 42,000 ball fans right on the San Francisco Bay in the South Beach neighborhood.
The park also features the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame, the five monuments to the Giants’ all-time great players, and the famed right field wall – a standing commemoration to Willie Mays. Join Giants mascot Lou Seal for a ball game with the Giants – and choose from many Best Western hotels in San Francisco.
When residents and visitors of San Francisco are ready for great football action, there's only one place to go. They head to Candlestick Park. The stadium is located south of San Francisco, along the San Francisco Bay in Candlestick Point. "The Stick" was built in 1960 for Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. Former Vice President Richard Nixon threw the first pitch on opening day. The Giants played in the stadium until 1999, when they moved to AT&T Park.
The American Football League's Oakland Raiders' last three games of the 1960 season and the 1961 season games, were played in the stadium. In 1966, The Beatles performed their last concert in the stadium. Since 1971, the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers have played their home games at the stadium. It remains the only stadium in the National Football League that started as a baseball facility, undergoing renovations for football. While in the San Francisco area, choose Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations and superb guest services.
Fisherman's Wharf, located on the edge of San Francisco Bay, is a renowned tourist destination. The wharf is home to San Francisco's fishing fleet, as well as shopping, entertainment and world-class dining. Many visitors enjoy a chartered Bay Cruise from the wharf, for a wonderful day on the ocean. Bring along the family for a fun-filled day at the wharf.
Watching the sea lions clown around, visiting the Wax Museum or spend time in the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39. Stroll through the Ripley's Believe It of Not! Museum and be sure to sample the delicious Ghirardelli chocolate in Ghirardelli Square. There's plenty of fun to be had in Fisherman's Wharf. Kick back for a restful night's sleep as a guest of one of the area Best Western hotels.
One of the nations largest and most visited parks, Golden Gate National Recreation Area encompasses a collection of well-known San Francisco Bay area locations. The park extends north of the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County and south to San Mateo County. The designated park area includes nearly 60 miles of ocean and bay shoreline, beaches redwood forest and historic sites.
Popular Alcatraz is a unit of the Golden Gate NRA along with Muir Woods National Monument and the Presidio of San Francisco. Visitors to San Francisco will surely see much of the park-lands and visits to the historic and cultural sites are always rewarding. Adventure seekers can hang glide off the cliffs at Fort Funston or kite-board off Crissy Fieldcoastline or you can simply relax and enjoy a walk or hike - Golden Gate National Recreation Area has just about everything.
Half Moon Bay Golf Links is ranked as "One of the Best 18 Holes in the Country" by Golf Digest magazine. This top-ranked championship golf club in Half Moon Bay, features two award-winning courses: the Old Course and Ocean Course. Golfers have enjoyed playing golf in this incredible setting, overlooking scenic Pacific Ocean for over 30 years.
Take a break from the course to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the on-site Mullins Bar & Grill. Consider hosting your next special event in the spacious club house - a perfect venue for wedding receptions, banquets and fundraisers. While in the San Francisco Bay area, rest comfortably with Best Western hotels.
The Presidio of San Francisco is located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the San Francisco Peninsula. This national landmark began as a fortified location for Spain in 1776, then for Mexico and finally for the United States in 1847. Active military use ended in 1989. In 1994, the National Park Service began to manage the Presidio.
Visit the Presidio Visitor Center exhibits to learn about its important history and take a few moments to learn about seacoast defense at the Battery Chamberlin, built in 1904. Enjoy a guided tour of Fort Point, a brick and granite fortification built in 1861. Convenient lodging is available throughout San Francisco with Best Western hotels. Have fun in the City by the Bay.
The City by the Bay is home to many wonderful parks, museums and landmarks, including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Alcatraz Island National Historic Landmark. Alamo Square Park, located west of San Francisco in the Western Addition neighborhood, is one of the two hundred parks maintained by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
This beautiful park is bordered by four city blocks, with spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline. Steiner Street on the east side of the park, is home to the famous "Painted Ladies", a row of Victorian homes. These beautiful homes have been featured in numerous television shows, commercials and movies. They have become some of the city's best-known landmarks.
While in this vibrant city, visit the park to capture a picture of these historic homes. Bring your tennis racket for a fun game of tennis or relax as the kids play on the playground. After touring the city, settle down for the night in a local Best Western guest room and enjoy comfortable accommodations.
Union Square is a 2.6 acre shopping mecca in the heart of San Francisco. This popular one-block shopping plaza, encompasses the largest collection of upscale boutiques, art galleries, department stores, tourist shops and salons in America. This renowned shopping destination is one of the "premier shopping districts" in the world. Jump on a cable car and head to Union Square for a fun day in San Francisco.
Enjoy strolling through the variety of stores including Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Barney's New York, Neiman Marcus, H&M, Coach, Banana Republic and Abercrombie & Fitch. Take a break from shopping by visiting one of the surrounding theaters and restaurants. The art sculptures on each corner of the square are a must-see. Enjoy a wonderful night's rest at one of several area Best Western hotels.
Situated in the fine city of Berkeley, the University of California, Berkeley was established in 1868, and is widely known as Cal, or Berkeley. In the world of academia, Cal can claim faculty, researchers, and alumni who've won a total of 70 Nobel Prizes, and 45 MacArthur Fellowships. Athletically, the Cal Golden Bears compete in the Pac-12 Conference and have won national titles in men's and women's swimming, baseball, and softball.
Visitors from nearby cities like San Francisco and Oakland are sure to visit the California Memorial Stadium during the fall to watch all the thrilling action of the college football. Basketball fans head to Haas Pavilion during the winter to catch all the slams, steals, and three-pointers as the men's and women's basketball teams play all their home games there.
Established in 1855, the University of San Francisco is set just minutes from downtown San Francisco in the Bay Area. A private university, USF features a modest, urban campus that totals 55 acres – in comparison, the UCLA campus is 419 acres. Many visitors into the Bay Area touring the campus enjoy many of the other attractions in San Francisco. Plan your day around visits to Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Alcatraz.
Sports fans visitin from nearby Oakland, or Concord in luck during the winter, as the SFU Dons basketball teams, men's and women's, play all their home games at War Memorial Gymnasium. Spring visitors are sure to check out all the homeruns and stolen bases of the USF Dons baseball team – all home games are played at Dante Benedetti Diamon at Max Ulrich Field.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 0.1 mile(s) from Curran Theater
- 0.3 mile(s) from Union Square
- 0.1 mile(s) from Theater District
- 0.6 mile(s) from San Francisco Centre
- 0.7 mile(s) from Chinatown
- 0.8 mile(s) from Metreon
- 0.8 mile(s) from Museum of Modern Art
- 1 mile(s) from ACT Theater
- 1.5 mile(s) from Embarcadero Center
- 1.5 mile(s) from Ferry Building
- 2 mile(s) from Haight Street
- 2 mile(s) from Fisherman's Wharf
- 0.3 mile(s) from Macy's
- 0.4 mile(s) from Sak's 5th Ave
- 0.5 mile(s) from H&M
- 0.5 mile(s) from DSW Shoe Warehouse
- 0.6 mile(s) from Armani Exchange
- 0.6 mile(s) from Urban Outfitters
- 0.6 mile(s) from Gap
- 0.6 mile(s) from Banana Republic
- 0.7 mile(s) from Nordstrom's
- 0.7 mile(s) from Bloomingdale's
- 0.7 mile(s) from Juicy Courture
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 7 mile(s) from Sausalito
- 7 mile(s) from Daly City
- 10 mile(s) from Oakland
- 13 mile(s) from Berkeley
- 30 miles(s) from Palo Alto
- 50 mile(s) from San Jose
- 387 mile(s) from Los Angeles
- 0.4 mile(s) from JDV Hospitality
- 0.7 mile(s) from Kimpton Hotels
- 0.5 mile(s) from University of California Hastings, law school
- 0.5 mile(s) from San Francisco State University, downtown business school campus
- 1 mile(s) from California Culinary Academy, Restaurant and Hospitality school
- 2 mile(s) from Golden Gate University, small private university
- 5 mile(s) from San Francisco State University, main campus
- 10 mile(s) from Samuel Merritt, private college in Oakland CA
- 15 mile(s) from UC Berkeley, private school
- 30 mile(s) from Stanford University, elite private university
- 40 mile(s) from Santa Clara University, small private college
- 50 mile(s) from San Jose State University, large public university
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- 0.8 mile(s) from Yerba Buena Gardens, bowling and ice skating
- Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this San Francisco, California hotel.
- Fine dining on premises Millennium an Award Winning Vegan restaurant onsite open for dinner.
- Millennium, on premises, Full Service, Vegetarian, Open for: dinner,
- 0.10 mile(s) from Cortez, Full Service, International, Open for: dinner,
- 0.10 mile(s) from Osha Thai Noodle Cafe, Full Service, Thai, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.10 mile(s) from Chutney Indian Restaurant, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.10 mile(s) from David's Deli, Deli, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
- 0.10 mile(s) from Grand Cafe, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
- 0.10 mile(s) from Redwood Room, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.15 mile(s) from Colibri, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.20 mile(s) from Max's on the Square, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
- 0.30 mile(s) from Michael Mina, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,
- 0.40 mile(s) from The Cheesecake Factory, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.50 mile(s) from Morton's Steakhouse, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: dinner,
- 0.50 mile(s) from Farallons, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: dinner,
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