Eco-friendly hotel offering ethical and convenient accommodation in San Francisco’s SOMA district
Located in the trendy SOMA district, the Good Hotel San Francisco provides guests with ethically aware accommodation aimed at looking after the planet as well as its guests.
This 2-star establishment has recently been refurbished to make it eco-friendly. Recycled and reclaimed construction materials have been utilized in the hotel’s interior décor, whilst bedframes are made from reclaimed wood and bedding from soda bottles. Bathroom amenities have been installed to maximize water usage, and recycling bins are featured throughout the property. The Good Hotel is a hotel with a conscience.
Each of the 117 rooms, which are found in the main building and surrounding a courtyard, also offer a number of expected hotel amenities, including tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and voicemail telephone. Rooms also feature flat-screen TV with cable channels and pay-per-view movies, an iPod docking station, in-room safe, and complimentary wireless internet access.
Among the hotel’s unique eco-friendly initiatives is a book exchange program, where guests can leave a book and take a book, and cycle hire, for those looking to visit the city in an environment-friendly way.
The lobby houses a business kiosk for those in the Northern California city for work. Guests are also invited to enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool which is located just across the street.
Also adjacent to the lobby is the Sidebar Wine Tavern and Restaurant, the in-house restaurant at the Good Hotel San Francisco. Serving breakfast and dinner, the stylish eatery offers a calm and relaxing environment for guests to enjoy a meal or drink, or to engage with others staying within the property.
Visitors lodging at the Good Hotel will find an assortment of attractions, landmarks, and establishments within close proximity to the hotel’s Seventh Street address. Amongst these are City Hall, the Moscone Convention Center, Union Square (ideal for shopping), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Asian Art Museum, AT&T Park (for baseball), Davies Symphony Hall, and the War Memorial Performing Arts Center.
Districts close to the hotel include Chinatown, Little Saigon, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Nob Hill, and the Embarcadero. Some of the city’s best sites are located here, and all easily reached using public transport. The harbor area offers the opportunity to cross San Francisco Bay and head towards the likes of Oakland or Napa County (for some of the State’s best wines).
A trip on the historical and iconic cable cars is an attraction in itself, yet also allows visitors to make their way around the built-up city. Of course the biggest attraction of all is the Golden Gate Bridge, considered by many to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Those electing to walk or cycle across the two mile long structure will be treated to fantastic views of the bay entrance. The Golden Gate National Recreational Area, which lies on the other side of the structure, offers a stunning natural environment to enjoy.
The Good Hotel San Francisco provides convenient accommodation for those looking to visit any of these as well as the many other attractions the city has to offer.