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1485 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5520
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#213 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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WELCOME TO CALISTA ORGANIC HOTEL With its Northern California simplicity and modern, all-natural interiors, the Calista Organic Hotel is captivating San Francisco visitors who value authenticity in an intimate boutique setting. Located on Bush Street in close proximity to the Financial District, this classic Union Square newcomer delights its globe-trotting visitors with crisp, cool guest rooms featuring exposed brick walls, neutral hues, all-natural fibers and organic finishes. The effect is nothing short of a new era in cozy, stay-here-forever warmth. AN URBAN OASIS OF COOL ORGANIC STYLE From the moment of your arrival at Calista Organic Hotel, you’ll know you’ve discovered a hidden boutique gem in the heart of San Francisco. Maybe it’s the stunning mural by American muralist Zio Ziegler that spans one side of the historic Bush Street building; or the collection of 28 modern guest rooms with kitchenettes, complimentary WiFi and cozy organic sheets; or perhaps it’s the hotel’s welcoming lobby, where fresh organic cookies and fruit-infused water are replenished like round-the-clock. Calista Organic Hotel reimagines the heart-of-the-city hotel stay with refreshingly affordable guest rooms, an emphasis on organic products and practices, and walk-everywhere access to San Francisco’s most celebrated attractions and events. Ideal for a short weekend getaway or an extended stay in the San Francisco’s Bay Area, this trendy urban retreat delights first-time visitors and longtime guests who value location and laid-back European style.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Microwave
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Flatscreen TV
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Grade: 97 out of 100
169Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
38Attractionswithin 0.5 km
212Reviews14Q+A37Room tips

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Piero C wrote a review Jul 2022
Brindisi, Italy498 contributions119 helpful votes
The only thing “organic” about this place was the huge pile of human excrement artfully deposited just by the front door. The previous day that same spot had been occupied by a homeless man on a full size mattress, snoozing in the way of the front door. When someone finally came to open the front door, I was given a fourth floor room and told the elevator was broken and I’d have to carry my four heavy bags up all the way. Thank god for Roberto, the handyman, who helped me with the heaviest bags. The room itself was tight and cramped, the halls smelled and the neighborhood was dubious at night. Way too expensive for what they offer.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: No elevator. Ask for 1st floor.
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Cecilia A wrote a review Sep 2021
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This has been the most horrendous experience in my life, and I travel a lot. Dirty floors, briken parts in the bathroon, dirty bed sheets, NO pillow cases, the carpet in the horrific halls are all tainted with horrible spots, the halls smell like pee. I had only seen something like this in crime series on T V. Smoke detectors are broken and covered with tissue… reallly unsafe, and horrible. I can’t understand how are they still in business. . No employees working on site. Really hard to describe what I just experienced.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Summer K wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Absolute schit. Either add more money into your travel budget and go to another hotel. This place can't even be the last resort. Roaches, not following COVID protocols, I saw people literally moving in with their pillows, no employee. If you're ready to book this place, book Marriott or Hilton for $350/night instead because you will end up spending another $200 at another hotel and not get this one refunded.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: There no good thing about this place
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Paul H wrote a review Jul 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution2 helpful votes
Absolute junk place. Don’t stay here even if it is free. Photos are deceptive. Worst hotel of my life. Please please don’t stay here. It takes paragraphs to write how scary place is this. Everything is broken. Scary. Photos looks like it is a boutique hotel. No front desk. I am so mad that I stayed here. We thought of walking out but it was late and we decided to stay. Both of us didn’t sleep whole night. I will ask for full refund with snaptravel. I wish I could give negative stars instead of one star.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Lily M wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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So many problems with our room. A BROKEN smoke detector with tissues stuffed in it, mold on the ceiling, sheets with holes, broken and dangling vent over toilet, NO AC and many more disappointing aspects. There was also no iron or hangers in the closet. The lobby is cramped and staff is not great with hospitality. The only positive was a semi-decent shower and mattress.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maryann T wrote a review May 2021
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The employees went beyond expectations: they were very helpful, and addressed my requests promptly and politely. The residential neighborhood was quiet with many food stores, restaurants, coffee shops. Clean Great deal/will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Constantine M wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Feel free to read through this page for many reasons as to why this hotel is terrible. They're also scam artists and will lie to you in order to charge you more money. Motel 6 is a better option. If the management of Calista organic hotel are reading this review, I hope you understand that you're setting yourself up for a huge lawsuit. Stop doing this to people, and buy some new sheets for your beds.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Armani B wrote a review Apr 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Nothing seems to work. No iron, half of lights work, the elevator doesn't work, the washers and dryers are out of order. The sheets were stained and ripped. The towels weren't clean. Me and my boyfriend bought a sheet set and a comforter. The bed itself didn't have a mattress protector and is full of stains, see the photo. Having to go up and down 3 flights of stairs after walking 2 blocks from the garage was enough to make me want to go home. Unfortunately we had a film to shoot the next day in the area and needed to stay close to the set. Honestly, not worth it. Room 302 was a mess. Also, it was missing the smoke alarm and wires were exposed. That may be a fire code violation. They should do better. I will avoid this hotel from here on out.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ashley B wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
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This hotel was DISGUSTING!! Trash and abandoned cars out front, dirty hallways, my room had a dirty lamp shade, no cover on the trash can, dirty sheets with someone else hair on it and yellow stains, I wasn’t given a wash cloth, holes in the pillows, water damage in the bathroom and the MOST alarming a broken smoke detector with the wires hanging out of it !!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dashboard179 wrote a review May 2020
California57 contributions51 helpful votes
We booked this hotel for one night, $115 total which I know is insanely cheap for SF. Pretty much every hotel is on sale right now so we figured it would be a budget hotel experience in a decent environment (for example, the Hilton was around a similar price point). We were in the city for Memorial Day Weekend and wanted to spend a night after seeing friends. I had zero expectations since it was just a place to sleep and relax after a busy day. I read the reviews after it was booked and saw that it was ranked near last out of every hotel in San Francisco. I knew we couldn't cancel so hoped for the best. Take it from me, the negative reviews are all true. We checked in and went up two floors of a dark and dirty staircase and found our room. Here were the major issues that made it (for us) impossible not to leave... -Sheets were dirty and stained -Fan had layers of matted hair and dirt stuck in it -TV had no remote and couldn't be turned on -No soap -Smelled like cigarettes and mold -200 sq feet (which to their credit, is disclosed, but when it's filthy and stinks, feels way worse The straw that broke the camels back and this is 100% true...I go to open the window and on the floor above us, in a room facing ours, a man suddenly comes out his window. His is going to smoke a cigarette on the roof/window sill and is clearly high out of his mind. Eyes bulging, cracked out. He is wearing nothing but combat boots and underwear. I'm assuming he was making meth given the outfit but it was too much to stay. This experience was in the afternoon so we assumed it would only get crazier at night. We left the hotel after that and ate the $115. We exited the building and there was a man smoking crack in a corner by the front entrance. DO NOT BOOK HERE.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$94 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Calista Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Polk Gulch / Lower Nob Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Calista Organic Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Calista Organic Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Great American Music Hall (0.4 km), San Francisco Music Hall Of Fame Gallery (0.2 km), and Cinch Saloon (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Calista Organic Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a concierge, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Calista Organic Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Calista Organic Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop, Mymy, and Acquerello.
Are there any historical sites close to Calista Organic Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (6.1 km), Alcatraz Island (4.3 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.7 km).