Tilden Hotel

Union Square, San Francisco

The hotel

This stylish yet unfussy boutique hotel is a great find. Named after sculptor Douglas Tilden, there’s artwork lining the walls and it has a hip yet homely feel. It’s quite a gathering place too — grab a latte in the curbside coffee shop or chill out a while in the lobby, then later maybe head to the restaurant for dinner and enjoy an expertly hand-crafted cocktail at the social bar area.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

A 6-minute walk from Union Square, close to excellent shopping, and dining.

Hotel information

116 rooms. All with ceiling fan, flat-screen TV, WiFi*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, alarm clock with bluetooth speaker and USB outlets, hairdryer, iron and board, and safe. Standard Rooms have two double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Deluxe Rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

The Douglas Room (restaurant and bar, open for breakfast, dinner and late-night drinks, and brunch only on Sundays). Tilden Café (coffees, snacks and pastries). 24-hour fitness centre. Room service (Mon–Sat). WiFi (included in resort fee).

This hotel has a resort fee of $29 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - $10 daily credit for The Douglas Room Restaurant & Bar - WiFi - Coffee and tea 6:00am–6:00pm - Access to fitness centre - Same-day garment pressing and shoe shine. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bait & Switch

Nov 17, 2019 sierrastein

I booked this property though my company travel portal and selected the queen room. When I arrived I was told there were no longer any of those available and all they had remaining was the double rooms. That was fine, at the end of the day I just needed a place to sleep but when I asked that I be refunded the difference between the room I paid for… Read more
I booked this property though my company travel portal and selected the queen room. When I arrived I was told there were no longer any of those available and all they had remaining was the double rooms. That was fine, at the end of the day I just needed a place to sleep but when I asked that I be refunded the difference between the room I paid for and the room I was staying in they said they were unable to do so. They did however waive the daily amenity fees, which I appreciated, but it still seemed like a bait and switch experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed

Nov 17, 2019 patgaudreau Gatineau, Canada

The hotel is well located and the room was clean. Staff was friendly. There is no dresser to put your clothes. There is NO AIR CONDITIONING. Face clothes and coffee pods were not replaced everyday unfortunately.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel.

Nov 16, 2019 aminte858130

This hotel was great but is bordering the homeless area. Otherwise, the location was close to Union Square, restaurants, shopping and cable cars. Staff are very friendly and accommodating and provided a safe environment.
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Nov 16, 2019 93mf Dallas, Texas

The hotel was very nice and comfortable, and in the perfect location. My room was spacious, clean, and the property quiet. However, if you are in need of strong WiFi be prepared to come with a hotspot or other alternate means of connection.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice location and clean rooms, but too expensive for what I received.

Nov 14, 2019 shelinthefort

I stayed here for 3 nights, and was happy with the room cleanliness, and staff. I was disappointed with the food quality, small portions of food, and price of the daily resort fees and room pricing. I would have rather stayed at another hotel with better restaurants or lower prices instead.