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Parker Guest House

520 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2023
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The Parker Guest House is a 21 guest room inn located between San Francisco's vibrant Castro and Mission Districts. The property features extensive public rooms and outdoor garden areas. Rates include free High Speed WIFI, extended continental breakfast and afternoon wine social. Great location to walk to dozens of parks, restaurants and cafes. Adjacent to excellent public transportation.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Telephone
Clothes rack
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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dayna wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
A beautiful guest house with breakfast and parking ! Michelle was friendly and accommodating and we will definitely stay here again on another visit to San Francisco. Especially important during these times, the guest house maintained social distancing, cleanliness, hand sanitizer and breakfast individually wrapped. I felt safe at all times. Highly Recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Bill wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the pleasure of staying at the Parker House during our recent visit to SF. The location is perfect because it’s right next to Muni for public transportation and located near both Castro and Market Streets. When we arrived early the staff was super helpful and got us use of a bathroom to freshen up because our room was not available until the afternoon. The stay was delightful with a really nice continental breakfast provided everyday. The room was large with great natural light and a nice bathroom. Carol the new manager of the property and her husband Brian couldn’t have been nicer! Every request we had was handled perfectly. The number of seating area’s inside and outside coupled with a beautiful garden and fountain made the visit a very memorable one. We definitely plan on staying again whenever we return to San Francisco! Thanks so much!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 10 Aug 2021
We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay! come back soon! Carol Kelly/GM
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WestChesteryogini wrote a review Jun 2021
Philadelphia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Parker House is a home away from home, with a sylvan patio and backyard, outfitted with comfy chairs and tables and a burbling fountain. Rooms are beautifully appointed and immaculate. We visited the candy dish in the front hallway every day! Bob and Bill are friendly, helpful hosts and the rest of the staff … Michele, George, Dennis et. al. … the same. Breakfasts are fresh and the coffee is strong and delish. Offerings for happy hour … cheese, crackers, fruit and always a decent bottle of wine … make for the perfect respite after a long day of sightseeing. We loved the location too … out of the hurly/burly and street drama of the Castro but easily accessible. Mission Dolores Park is across the street and we strolled there every day. A green lung for sure!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa0131 wrote a review Sept 2021
White Plains, New York95 contributions104 helpful votes
We stayed in an economy room with a private hallway bathroom which as the name suggests, is the smallest and least expensive room type. This room worked for us for a short, 2-night stay but it may not be suitable for all so it may be helpful to know the following prior to booking…

First of all if you are traveling with heavy luggage, know that there are stairs outside to get into the building and stairs to get up to the room. We were in room 22 on the 2nd floor. The room itself was bigger and more comfortable than I expected. We were able to store both our suitcases easily in the closet. There was also an easy chair, desk and good sized Smart TV. The bathroom was for our exclusive use but it was down the hall from our room, which might be inconvenient if you make frequent nighttime visits. The bathroom is basic with a tub and shower curtain but it is very clean and has all amenities.

My favorite thing about staying here was the daily “Happy Hour.” An assortment of wines and a nice offering of snacks are set up in the breakfast room. There are many areas to sit and relax both inside and out, including a lovely garden. If it’s chilly (and it’s San Francisco so it will be) there is even a cozy living room with a fireplace going. The included breakfast is also very nice with plenty of choices.

The downsides…
1. Noise: If you are a light sleeper, do not disregard the comments about the tram noise. This B&B is located on a tram line and when it goes by, it is loud! (Fortunately it does stop running overnight.)
2. Location: It is a bit removed from the main sightseeing areas. Unless you are planning on staying in the local areas (Mission/Castro), you will need to use the MUNI. Thank you to Dennis who got us set up on the MUNI app. (However, it NOT a user-friendly public transport system and we had to rely heavily on Google Maps and guesswork!)

All in all, this is a good choice if you are looking for nice, humble accommodations away from the touristy action.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the street (tram noise) and request a room on the 1st floor if you have heavy...
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 30 Sept 2021
Thank you for your kind responce and informative review. We do hope you will consider us on a future stay to San Francisco. Thank You.
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indigofire wrote a review Dec 2021
St Paul, MN155 contributions53 helpful votes
Excellent attention to details! Staff was helpful and available without being intrusive. Loved the touches like water provided in room and linens cleaned with non-irritating, low/no fragrance detergent. Felt very safe with their COVID protocols such as individually wrapped cheese, crackers and breakfast foods. (So much better than a Monterey hotel we went to later in week where few wore masks and would crowd into elevators with you)
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 26 Dec 2021
You review is a great Christmas gift. Thank you. Please come back and visit soon. Happy New Year. PGH
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lauriewalk70 wrote a review Mar 2021
Portland, Oregon4 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at the Parker Guest House. The owners, Bob and Bill, were a true delight and made us feel welcomed at every turn. Our room was light and bright, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spacious with french doors we could open to soak in the morning sun. The garden area and courtyard are lovely, especially at night with their twinkle lights and beautifully lit fountain. The location is fantastic -- one block from Mission Delores Park, exquisite views, cafes, restaurants, and a Bi-Rite market and ice cream store (the best ice cream in the city!) all within a block or two. We can't say enough wonderful things about the Parker and will book our next stay soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 22 Mar 2021
You guys were a delight to have in house. Thank you so much for the great review. Please come back soon.
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Arthur G wrote a review Feb 2020
Scarsdale, New York1,693 contribution309 helpful votes
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When we were planning our vacation to San Francisco, I began looking for the perfect place where we could stay for a week. Over the last few years we have stayed in various hotels as well as rented apartments and while most have been satisfactory, I never felt like I wanted to return there. That feeling changed when we walked into the Parker Guest House and spent seven days enjoying our room as well as the many features that make this hotel the best in San Francisco! This small boutique hotel offers their guests the comforts of a private house with rooms to roam. There is a comfortable living room featuring a fireplace that is often providing warmth as well as complementary bourbon that can also make you feel really good inside. The grounds are truly lovely with lots of sitting areas on the grounds of the hotel as well in their backyard. Every morning we had a delicious selection of cereals, homemade oatmeal, fresh cut fruits as well great muffins and other breakfast treats. There was also an endless amount of great coffee being constantly brewed by their dedicated staff. I’m not really adequately describing what made the Parker House our new favorite hotel but I’d urge you to read other reviews and consider staying here. We choose to have one of the smaller rooms with a king sized bed facing the backyard since we wanted a room that was quieter. However we spoke to many guests who loved their larger rooms that faced Church Street so I’m guessing we would have been happy in any of their rooms.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Curious821825 wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I stayed here with friends while visiting with my son — the rooms and amenities were clean, extremely comfortable and met all our needs. The ease and access to drinks and/or breakfast items made it feel homey and warm. They were exceptionally accommodating with finding extra space for an unplanned guest.

I highly recommend and will visit this hotel again happily!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Dear Kind Guest, Thank you so much for supporting our small business and your great review. We really enjoyed having you as our guest. Stay well and we hope to have you back as our guest soon. PGH
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Monica H wrote a review Aug 2020
Hermosa Beach, California107 contributions77 helpful votes
Parker Guest House is a reasonable, convenient place to stay within walking distance of Dolores Park in San Francisco. There are nice coffee shops, breweries and wine tasting within walking distance and Dolores Park offers lovely views of downtown San Francisco, tennis, and no leash area for your dog to run around. We met friends at Dolores Park and spent a lovely afternoon enjoying the park. Parker Guest House has a nice, peaceful garden and also offers wine at 5:30PM and brandy in the late evening. Coffee is available 24x7 and there is a kitchen and self serve breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 17 Sept 2020
Monica, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the nice review!
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Peggy wrote a review Sept 2021
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I echo the sentiments of the reviewer who said they will "never stay anywhere else in San Francisco." Parker Guest House eclipses all other accommodations we've experienced in the city for charm, cleanliness, location, comfort and hospitality. Without being overbearing, Parker's staff is friendly and thorough in their attention to detail. While the exterior of the expansive house is authentically Victorian, the interior style is bright and fresh. The housekeeping is impeccable and the furnishings are designed for comfort. It's often hard to find availability at Parker Guest House but when you stay there you understand why.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 30 Sept 2021
Thank you for the terriffic and generous reveiw. We really apprecaite it! PGH
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Answer from MackSandy
Gaithersburg, Maryland105 contributions77 helpful votes
Not close. Palmer house is a bit south of a line from Golden State PARK and South Beach. And south of the attractions you mentioned. So if those are you main focus points, you may need to pay more and find a place to the north.
CardboardBox210 asked a question May 2021
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, Is there parking onsite or nearby parking garage
Answer from PGHManager
San Francisco, California6 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello. We do have limited on site parking for $28 per night. There is also a nearby garage. Thank you for asking. PGH
David Wildman asked a question Dec 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom21 contributions7 helpful votes
Are there any twin rooms?
Answer from Monica H
Hermosa Beach, California107 contributions77 helpful votes
There are no twin rooms. Only rooms with either a king size or queen size bed. Convenient location with more locals.
Jakejohn98 asked a question May 2019
Glenside, Pennsylvania12 contributions3 helpful votes
Does each room have a private bathroom?
Answer from Leonard J
Tucson, Arizona25 contributions23 helpful votes
Most, not all
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Answer from elizabeth l
Farmington Hills, Michigan4 contributions1 helpful vote
I would agree with WaterBrid. Call the staff who are very accommodating and explain that it's for your honeymoon. I enjoyed my stay there because of the beautiful building , friendly staff and location with plenty of interesting small restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast was good too.
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Jamie wrote a tip 12 Feb
Novato, California1 contribution
"You can trust advice they give you about restaurants and things to do- they're objective and know their stuff."
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Joy H wrote a tip Jan 2024
Spartanburg, South Carolina7 contributions2 helpful votes
"Only one set of keys per room"
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Nada S wrote a tip Dec 2023
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
"Lots of stairs; no elevator. They will help with your luggage. "
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June G wrote a tip Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
"Bring warm layers in the colder months."
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PatAustralia wrote a tip Oct 2023
Australia28 contributions28 helpful votes
"Uber from the airport is cheapest option. Terrific Japanese restaurant a block away. Laundry service a block away - can drop and pick up."
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£182 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoMission Dolores
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parker Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Parker Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Mission Dolores Park (0.2 miles), Mission Dolores (0.1 miles), and The Castro (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Parker Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Parker Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Parker Guest House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parker Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bi-Rite Creamery, Ike's Love & Sandwiches, and Kitchen Story.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Parker Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Parker Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (4.8 miles), Alcatraz Island (4.5 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (2.7 miles).