A Perfect Hotel Location – near the Financial District, Chinatown, Union Square, and other San Francisco Landmarks
The Orchard Garden Hotel offers an eco-friendly oasis of hospitality for discerning business and pleasure travelers.
The hotel is just a short stroll from the Financial District, Union Square shops and theaters, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco's legendary cable cars, and the iconic entrance to Chinatown.
Orchard Garden Hotel
466 Bush Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Directions to the hotel:
From the Golden Gate Bridge
Stay on the Golden Gate Bridge and take the Lombard Street turn-off (101). Make a right on Van Ness, then a left on Bush Street. Cross Grant Avenue and you'll find the hotel on the left-hand side of Bush.
From the Oakland Bay Bridge
Cross over the Bay Bridge and take the Fremont exit on the right side of the freeway. Follow Fremont across Market to Pine and turn left. Follow Pine to Mason and turn left. Take Mason one block to Bush Street and turn left. Cross Grant Avenue and find the hotel on the left-hand side.
From OAK Airport
Start towards the Airport exit on Airport Drive and turn right onto 98th Avenue. Take the I-880 north ramp towards Oakland and merge onto I-880 north. Take the I-80 west exit towards the Bay Bridge/San Francisco and merge onto I-80 west. Exit at Fremont on the right side of the freeway. Follow Fremont across Market to Pine and turn left. Follow Pine to Mason and turn left. Take Mason one block to Bush Street and turn left. Cross Grant Avenue and find the hotel on the left-hand side.
From SFO Airport
Take 101 north and follow signs to downtown San Francisco. As you enter downtown via 101, stay in left lanes and follow signs to Golden Gate Bridge. Take the 9th Street exit and stay in center or right lanes as you pass over Market Street. After crossing Market St., 9th becomes Larkin Street. Follow Larkin Street to Bush Street and turn right. Cross Grant Avenue and you'll find the hotel on the left-hand side.
From South Bay
Take 101 north to San Francisco and bear right onto the 280 ramp. Continue on 280 towards port of SF/Daly City, following signs to Port of San Francisco. Merge onto Southern Embarcadero and take the 6th Street exit. Follow 6th Street to Taylor and turn right. Make a right on Bush Street, cross Grant Avenue, and you'll find the hotel on the left-hand side.
Information on Public/Alternative Transportation
Visit www.511.org for information on all of modes of transportation in San Francisco.
Unanimously regarded as America's most beloved city, San Francisco has something to captivate every visitor. Hop aboard one of the city’s iconic cable cars to explore the city. Zip down to Fisherman’s Wharf or browse the exhibits at the Palace of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Bask in stunning views and crisp, salty breezes as you stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge. Sample the decadent dim sum of Chinatown or dig the funky shops and counterculture vibe of Haight-Ashbury.
Below, you’ll find more information on the popular San Francisco attractions just moments from the Orchard Hotel.
Historic Cable Cars
Since 1873, the historic San Francisco cable cars have shuttled tourists and locals throughout the city - from Nob Hill to the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf. Ride to your favorite neighborhoods and attractions on one of the most famous landmarks of San Francisco. You can hop on the historic cable car just outside the hotel and see all the sights, sounds and attractions around us. Purchase a one-day, three-day, or seven-day Passport so that you can ride on the streetcars, buses, and cable cars to anywhere you wish to explore.
Downtown San Francisco’s landmark park and shopping destination, Union Square features fashionable shopping, a vibrant theater district, and exceptional dining. The shopping mecca of San Francisco, Union Square is home to the finest department stores, specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants in California, sporting every major haute couture, jewelry and department store you can imagine. Surrounding the park square, you’ll find department stores like Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as trendy boutiques and superstores. Walk streets lined with fine art galleries, see a show at one of the many theaters or dine at the trendiest restaurants in the city. Union Square is also a beautiful piazza with a monument of the goddess Victory, granite plazas, a terraced stage, light sculptures designed by artist R.M. Fischer, cafés, and four grand entrances bordered by palms that highlight the history and beauty of San Francisco. The plaza presents many events, art and fashion shows, and parties. Hop on the cable cars that depart from Union Square or join a walking tour to get there.
San Francisco’s historic waterfront attraction, Fisherman’s Wharf is a lively marketplace filled with activities and breathtaking Bay views. This favorite San Francisco destination is a coastal row of unique shopping, souvenir stores, seafood restaurants, vendors, Bay cruises, street performers, live music and a great fishing pier. Waterfront marketplaces include: The Anchorage, The Cannery, Ghirardelli Square and the world-famous Pier 39, a festival marketplace with 110 shops, restaurants, performers, cruises, the Aquarium of the Bay, and loveable sea lions. Take the ferry from the Wharf or charter a sailboat to scenic Marin County. Visit www.fishermanswharf.org.
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco’s grandest landmark and one of the most breathtaking structures in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is the gateway where the Bay meets the Pacific Ocean and connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. Crossing under the iconic red towers of the 4,200-foot Golden Gate Bridge, experience magical views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Driving or biking across is a thrill, but a half-hour walk also lets you absorb the inspiring views. Unparalleled views of the Golden Gate Bridge are found at the beach at Crissy Field, a beautiful ‘green’ space with birds, joggers, and rollerbladers. Walk along the beach and tide pool for one mile, past volleyball fields and windsurfers, until you are right under the Golden Gate Bridge. Crissy Field is one of the world's best beach locations for windsurfing, and offers unparalleled views of the waterfront.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
One of the world's largest urban national parks, Golden Gate National Recreation Area hugs the California coastline for about 60 miles in San Francisco. Right in the backyard of the city, the park is a beloved destination for locals and tourists to windsurf, walk their dogs, go for a run, explore nature and get a taste of history. With unparalleled recreational opportunities, stunning natural beauty, and riveting stories, the national park attracts millions of joggers, polo players, roller-skaters, cyclists and strollers, and offers many tranquil spots with incredible ocean vistas. Explore popular park sites, such as Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Marin Headlands, and the Presidio. Experience a "working" Nike Missile Site, a maximum security federal prison, the conversion of an abandoned airfield into hundreds of acres of productive coastal wetlands, and some of the most beautiful beaches and hiking trails in the nation.
The Presidio is a national park that preserves a complex cultural and natural heritage within its 1,480 acres south of the Golden Gate. Once a U.S. Army post and site of the World’s Fair, The Presidio is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a recreational paradise with spectacular vistas, meandering trails, and historic and architectural treasures. Enjoy scenic hikes, fun walking tours, picnics, exhibits, and strolls back in time. Take in the history and beauty of 500 historic buildings, coastal defense fortifications, a national cemetery, an historic airfield, a saltwater marsh, forests, beaches, plant habitats, coastal bluffs, and miles of hiking and biking trails with spectacular views. The park is open year-round. Visit www.presidio.gov.
San Francisco Zoo
Northern California's largest zoological park and conservation center, historic San Francisco Zoo features more than 1,000 exotic and endangered wildlife. Set against the Pacific Ocean, this urban oasis is a naturalistic habitat for over 250 animal species, and offers many entertaining exhibits, activities and events. Visit the Grizzly Gulch, home to two grizzly bears, or stroll through the exciting African Savanna habitat. Experience the wonders of the Children's Zoo and the New Zoo, a conservation zoo dedicated to the preservation of wild places and wildlife. The entire family will enjoy thrilling exhibits such as Gorilla Preserve, Penguin Island, Koala Crossing, Lemur Forest and the Australian WalkAbout. Ride the historical Dentzel Carousel and Little Puffer miniature steam train. Open daily 10am to 5pm. Check out www.sfzoo.org.
An innovative entertainment and technology marketplace, the Metreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment venue. Located at Fourth and Mission streets in downtown San Francisco, this 350,000 square-foot complex features an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's most incredible restaurants, world-class shopping venues, 15 theaters, interactive attractions, family events and entertainment destinations, including the West Coast's largest IMAX theater. The 15-screen Loews Metreon is San Francisco’s largest movie complex with a panoramic view of Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade and the downtown skyline. Visit www.metreon.com.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, SFMOMA houses an extensive collection of more than 25,000 works of modern and contemporary 20th century art, including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and design, and media arts that span the globe. Several galleries display selections from the permanent collection of art, sculpture, furniture, and photographs along with changing exhibits. Experience the masterpieces of Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, and Frank Lloyd Wright. SFMOMA also features a beautiful atrium lobby, a 299-seat theater, an interactive Education Center, the museum shop, CaffË Museo, and the new 14,400-square-foot Rooftop Garden. Visit www.sfmoma.org.
Asian Art Museum
One of the largest museums in the world, the Asian Art Museum celebrates Asian art with a collection of 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history and seven regions. Located at the Civic Center, the technologically advanced museum showcases the material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture. The Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world with rare and exceptional objects, ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures, paintings, porcelains, ceramics, lacquers, textiles, furniture, arms and armor, puppets, and basketry. One of the museum’s celebrated objects, the gilt bronze Buddha, dated 338 years old, is the oldest known dated Chinese Buddha in the world and a noted example of Chinese Buddhist art. Visit the children’s discovery center and special rooms on African-American, Chinese, Filipino-American, and gay/lesbian works that surround the light-filled atrium. Visit www.asainart.org.
Experience the culture of the Orient at the unique restaurants, shops, markets, and bakeries in historic Chinatown, the largest Chinese community on the West Coast. Through the dragon-crested gate – a gift from China in 1969 – Chinatown’s 24-square blocks offer culturally-diverse stores, open markets, and facades resembling shopping in Hong Kong. Stroll the colorful streets to the elegant Chinese Presbyterian Church, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and Pacific Renaissance Plaza, which houses shops and restaurants. Check out the restored Bank of Canton Building, Sing Chong Building (one of the first places rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco), Bank of America, decorated with gold dragons, Herbal Shop, and Old St. Mary’s, California's first cathedral. Walking tours guide you through Chinatown’s back alleys to authentic food markets and eateries. See artisans hand-make crafts using ancient techniques. Uncover authentic crafts and pottery, antiques, musical instruments, Chinese cookware, and exotic Asian herbs and teas in secret alcoves. Delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore the neighborhood’s sculpture and architecture. Enjoy Chinese cuisine and dim sum, a traditional Chinese brunch, at one of the area’s oldest bakeries.
Moscone Convention Center
Located in the urban core of Downtown San Francisco, Moscone Center (Moscone North, South and West) is San Francisco’s preeminent meeting, event, convention and exhibition venue. The Moscone Center features 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, six primary exhibit halls, 106 meeting rooms and 123,000 square feet of stylish pre-function lobbies, and houses a diverse collection of San Francisco's public art. Moscone also offers catering services, state-of the art audio-visual technology and a total digital network. The Moscone Convention Center hosts many of the area’s largest corporate events and has set the standards for efficiency and green initiatives. Covering one city block and towering 110 feet above the street, the freestanding Moscone West anchors the 87-acre Yerba Buena Center district in a vibrant downtown neighborhood of theaters, restaurants, museums, galleries, and parks. The Moscone Center, one of the busiest convention, trade and meetings facilities in the nation, now offers ‘green’ meetings with zero waste, leading the industry in environmentally-friendly practices. The convention center is easily accessed by multiple forms of transportation and is located near The Orchard Garden Hotel. If you are looking to host a smaller event, please contact our Sales Team so we can assist you in planning your event. Visit www.moscone.com.
Palace of Fine Arts
As the magnificent home of the Exploratorium, the Palace of Fine Arts was created as part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Palace, designed as a "valentine for San Francisco" by renowned architect Bernard Maybeck, is an imposing structure featuring a classical Roman rotunda with curved colonnades in an idyllic park setting. The Palace holds art exhibitions, theater performances and events, and has been the backdrop for many movies, such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Enjoy a stroll by the lake, a romantic picnic, experience the ethereal beauty of the park and waterways, and visit the Exploratorium.
Cruise through the cruel waters of San Francisco Bay to the rocky Island of Alcatraz, one of San Francisco’s most historic attractions. Formerly America's infamous maximum-security prison, sitting in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz once held the country’s most notorious criminals, including Al Capone. See “the rock” on one of the day or evening Alcatraz Tours departing from Pier 41 by ferry. You will experience a one-hour, self-guided tour of the mysterious abandoned prison and cell blocks, enhanced with interesting audio commentary. You’ll even get to experience a minute locked in a darkened cell. Explore the remnants of the prison, and learn about the Native American occupation of 1969 - 1971, early military fortifications, and the West Coast's first and oldest operating lighthouse. These structures and natural features – gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views – are incredibly preserved by the National Park Service.
San Francisco’s “gay village” is home of the annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and the city's gay nightclubs, gay-friendly restaurants, shops and theaters. Bordered by Haight-Ashbury, Noe Valley, Mission, and Twin Peaks, this vibrant neighborhood features unique shops, diverse restaurants, cafés, clubs, book and music stores, novelty stores, annual events and landmarks such as the Castro Theater and Harvey Milk Plaza. SF’s longest-running street fair, the Castro Street Fair, entertains festive folk with music from four stages, arts and crafts, comedy, drag shows, and food and drink.
San Francisco’s twisty attraction, Lombard Street is known as America’s “crookedest street” because of its eight sharp turns on a treacherous 40-degree slope. The steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves to switchback down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions. Lombard Street goes all the way up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower and continues west down through the Marina to the Golden Gate Bridge. Paved with red bricks, the street is a beautiful sight. Enjoy a winding walk through the Russian Hill neighborhood, past stately mansions. In the spring, Lombard St. is colorful with blooming chrysanthemums.