909 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Summary of the Property
The Hartland Hotel was built in 1913 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally called the Hotel Gartland in honor of its first owner, a local street paving contractor. The hotel was later renamed the Hartland to better reflect its location in the Geary Corridor, in the heart of the city.
The Hartland offers 134 units of permanent supportive housing, 104 of which contain private bathrooms. Tenants have full access to the TV room, fully equipped kitchen, and community room, which offers tenants a weekly food pantry. The community also room serves as a space for social gatherings, meetings, and events. THC Case Managers facilitate weekly men’s and women’s groups and host events such as birthday celebrations, movie nights, bingo nights, and coffee and tea hours. Residents at the Hartland also receive services from community resources such as Glide, Leah’s Pantry and UCSF clinical social workers.
A unique feature of the Hartland Hotel is the mural entitled Tenderhart located on the side of the building in Myrtle Alley. The mural was completed in 2001 by a group of young artists from Meridian Gallery’s internship program. The artists were inspired by conversations they had with residents at the Hartland Hotel and even chose to feature some of those residents in their painting. In 2013, the same group of artists returned to the Hartland Hotel to restore the Tenderhart mural which had been vandalized with graffiti.
The Hartland houses several commercial ventures including a flower shop, bar, record shop and clothing store.