Walking around SOMA, we were pleasantly surprised to see that this new hotel was through with construction and looking good, indeed. Much like the Hotel Tomo, another budget-conscious lodging spot in the city, Good Hotel features some cool, inexpensive design. We're most impressed with their space-saving techniques...The beds feature floating night stands (good for minimizing the furniture's footprint) and a built-in shelf at the end for storage. The tiny desks are mounted to the wall and flip down, again cutting down on wasted floor space and providing a more free-flowing room. The sink/toilet combo is something you see regularly in Japan, and is hopefully catching on in the US, too. After you flush the toilet, clean water flows out of the tap on top for you to wash your hands. The used water then flows down into the collecting tank and is used to fill the bowl the next time someone flushes. Takes a little getting used to perhaps, but you're saving water as well as bathroom space (though it's best as a solo sink only for a public restroom - not for washing your face or brushing teeth). The business center houses several computers in a wall of built-in shelving, which, along with the thin stools, lreally opens up the space.
... And the cheeky sign out front always has something interesting to say -
Pictured here during the Folsom Street Fair.
Find out more about Good Hotel here.
Images: Priceline, image of sign via cactusthesaint