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Overview of Calista Organic Hotel

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Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Fridge, microwave
Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Calista Organic Hotel

3 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion3 min drive
    Popular LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art7 min drive
    Popular LocationLombard Street7 min drive
    AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)23 min drive

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Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette..

3.6/5 guest room rating
  • 250 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 250 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette (Wellness Room)

No guest room rating
  • 300 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

San Francisco

In the city centre, Calista Organic Hotel is in San Francisco's Downtown San Francisco neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. Lombard Street and Pier 39 are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Twin Peaks. Consider The Regency Ballroom for a night out, and don't miss Exploratorium, a top local attraction. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transportation: California St & Van Ness Ave Stop is 3 minutes on foot and California St & Polk St Stop is 4 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion - 3 min drive
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - 7 min drive
  • Lombard Street - 7 min drive
  • Moscone Convention Center - 7 min drive
  • Ghirardelli Square - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • California St & Van Ness Ave Stop - 3 min walk
  • San Francisco Station - 4 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 24 min drive


  • Vertigo Bar - 3 min walk
  • R Bar - 3 min walk
  • Ruth's Steak House - 3 min walk
  • Victor's - 3 min walk
  • Hi-Lo Club - 3 min walk

About this property

Calista Organic Hotel

Colonial San Francisco hotel in Downtown San Francisco, walk to Van Ness Avenue
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free hotel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a porter/bellboy are on-site. All 28 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, rainfall showerheads and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Calista Organic Hotel offers 28 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3-star hotel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in August 2019.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Off-site parking available (USD 30 per night)
  • Street parking available

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property – August 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Films for purchase

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace



Check-in from 4:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30 per night
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Calista Hotel San Francisco
Calista San Francisco
Calista Organic Hotel San Francisco
Calista Organic San Francisco
Calista Organic
Calista Hotel
Calista Organic Hotel Hotel
Calista Organic Hotel San Francisco
Calista Organic Hotel Hotel San Francisco

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 101 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 101 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 101 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 17 out of 101 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 34 out of 101 reviews
1 - Terrible 34%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Picture online look night and day.. stains on the sheet, no ac. They whole room was disgusting and out of date.. Floors were old and bathroom look dirty. Don't not book unless you have no option.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
William, the night shift employee, seemed nice at first but that changed quickly after our first night. It was very humid in the room, had to open the window which had no screen. The bedding seemed like it hadn’t been changed in a while, there were stains & hairs on it. The towels were old, the edge was falling apart basically into shreds. The room looked overall clean until I really started to pay attention to the detail. The plastic old fashioned fan hadn’t been cleaned, it was full of dust. The smoke detector appeared to be pulled out & was hanging with black electrical tape. There was a microwave & fridge that worked fine & was clean. The sinks & shower worked properly. I stayed at this hotel 3 years ago & it was in much better condition, but now it seems to be an old abandoned hotel. We were put on the 4th floor & the elevators don’t work at all & they seem to be from the 1930s, super old. It seemed we were put there because we arrived so late, almost like a punishment. William gave a sheet of paper that was illegible, I couldn’t read the codes on there or wifi password. The following morning i had class & the wifi hadn’t been paid, it was hard to contact anyone for that issue, luckily the morning front desk was nice about it & contacted the right people to get it working. That night we came back & I couldn’t remember the code to my hotel room, I called William to come help & gave the biggest attitude & yelled at us for asking for help on the 4th floor. Never again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pros: inside, has a bed, working toilet, shower, fridge, and microwave Cons: no heater, window lets in outside cold air, shower extremely small with shower head that forces you to stand in corner and let’s water deep onto floor making everything wet, provides no floor mat or towel, elevator broken so no handicap access, hope you enjoy hiking large luggage’s up multiple flights of stairs, staff not the friendliest, no parking-$36 for 24 hours down the street, questionable sheets, horrible wifi, no real amenities, oh and LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THE PHOTOS
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Witnessed one of the desk staff assault another guest. Had a different staff member accuse me of having someone in my room and call and text me to get me back to hotel threatening me with calling the cops. Upon arrival I checked my room and no one was there. She made such an issue about it that on I had to check out early. Manager said he would have my outstanding days refunded. Has not happened.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021