a traveler from Travelocity.com
on April 8, 2009
We stayed one night at the Orchard Garden Hotel. It's a smallish hotel - ten stories or so - with about 8 rooms per floor. The staff was very friendly and helpful -check-in was quick and easy. The entire hotel was spotless and attractively decorated and furnished. Our room was small, but very tastefully furnished. Great bed and high thread count linens, flat screen television with DVD player. Large bathroom! Quiet hallways - we never heard a sound from the hallway or adjacent rooms.
You can avoid the exorbitant valet parking charge at the hotel by parking across the street at the Stockton Street parking garage - $16.50 overnight instead of the $40 charged by the hotel. There is a Starbucks on the corner and the Cafe de la Presse across the street in the Hotel Triton - a wine bar also. The south end of Chinatown is right next to the hotel. It's a very convenient location for shopping and Union Square. There are a variety of excellent restaurants nearby - the venerable Masa's is right up the street and there was a very intriguing looking Irish pub down the block the other way. We did not try the restaurant in the hotel - it looked nice enough, but with all of the other opportunities in the neighborhood, we just didn't have time. Check out the roof garden - it's very cool and a great photo-op for out of town visitors.
Highly recommended as a reasonably priced lodging property for business travelers, a honeymoon, romantic getaway, etc. The room that we had would be too small for a family with kids, unless you had a baby in a crib.
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