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Calista Organic Hotel

1485 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5520
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#223 of 248 hotels in San Francisco
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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Ashley B wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
Dashboard179 wrote a review May 2020
California54 contributions48 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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2 Helpful votes
Amy E wrote a review May 2020
Tahoe City, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
I booked a stay here on March 13 and immediately tried to cancel because I read reviews about fraudulent activity by the hotel reported by several other guests. The hotel claimed that the stay was non-refundable and refused to refund despite the stay being booked just moments earlier. I decided to try the hotel since I wouldn’t be able to be refunded anyway, and I was appalled by the condition of the place. It’s incredibly dirty. The receptionist seemed terrified to have to sit in a tiny lobby (no social distancing possible at all as the lobby is barely six feet wide) with improper PPE. The hotel does not care about their employees or their guests. The whole place is dark, dank, and dirty. The reservations manager was the absolute worst customer service rep I’ve encountered in my life. He raised his voice at me and refused to refund my money for a room I declined to occupy at the height of a global pandemic. The hotel should be cleaned up and taken over by the City of SF so it is fit to house the homeless folks in the city.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Sofia H wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution2 helpful votes
The website makes it look like a nice hotel, but the reality is more like a hostel with private rooms. There is no concierge and most of the time also no 'receptionist' so the front lobby is empty. Some of the rooms are tiny and there is no soundproofing, so it feels like you have the window open to the fairly busy street and if you're unliky to have a room close to the stairway, all the sounds (including the washing machines that are in every level) are clear. We complained about several things and got absolutely no answer from management and the 'receptionist' just said that management deals with complaints and they can't do anything.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Terry F wrote a review Jan 2020
Woody Island, Canada9 contributions28 helpful votes
Located just a few blocks from the fringe of the "Tenderloin" district, the hotel is located in a bit on a seedy area. Rooms are small and there is very little storage for your belongings in the room and bathroom. The hallways and staircases are very narrow. Which is not an issue, assuming the elevator is working (it was not working on several occasions while we were there). Not convenient if you're on the 4th floor have to drag luggage up/down stairs. Also, the elevator is tiny and very retro... Meaning, you have to pull across two doors to open/close it. You are given a door code to access the building, as well as one to access your room. The hotel front lobby /entrance is not always staffed, hence the need for a door code for the building. The hotel staff seemed friendly and were responsive to any questions we had. Outside the hotel, there are homeless people everywhere. Quite a sad site. There are lines of tents on adjacent streets/alleys where these people sleep at night. While I acknowledge that this is a city-wide issue, it seems particularly bad in this area. I wouldn't venture too far south of this hotel after dark. Daytime seems safe enough though.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
US$96 - US$552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Polk Gulch / Lower Nob Hill
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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), Ace's (0.4 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 Acquerello, Mymy, and Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop.
Are there any historical sites close to Calista Organic Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.3 km), Golden Gate Bridge (6.1 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.7 km).