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The Inn San Francisco

943 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
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#4 of 19 B&Bs in San Francisco
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The Inn San Francisco is an authentic 1872 Victorian mansion bed and breakfast inn. The Inn includes 21 rooms and suites, fireplaces, a garden with a redwood hot tub, a roof deck with panoramic views of the City. We serve a generous buffet breakfast 7 to 11 am. The Inn SF is located on South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District of San Francisco. Near the Valencia street corridor, Noe Valley and the Castro. Close to the 24th Street BART station and near several bus lines. The Inn SF is surrounded by dozens of wonderful restaurants and coffee shops.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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943 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
The Inn San Francisco
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Sanela H wrote a review Nov 2023
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
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We loved our stay at the Inn! I stayed here 10 years ago and it was such a special experience, that I chose to bring my husband here on our way home from Australia recently. It still has that wonderful charm that I remember, the same service and no demise in the quality it offers to guests. They give that extra care and touch, which makes travel much more memorable and magical. Marty the owner is a wonderful host and will make you feel right at home. I really didn't want to leave the Inn. It reminds me of the magic travel offered in the good old days. Where your spirit is ignited. The Inn is warm, charming, creative and peaceful. A special place to stay. Try the hot tub, see the view from the roof, and hang out in the common areas.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great place to stop by after long travel. Great area to be. Very romantic and joyous.
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Safari02962943260 wrote a review Nov 2023
Napa, California1 contribution
We needed a place just to freshen up and have a safe place to park our car while we attended a venue close by so we could then launch to another venue in the east bay. What a lovely place! Our room was just perfect. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. One of the best experiences we have had!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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juliet wrote a review Oct 2023
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Despite having a very small room , this was a lovely place to stay. Friendly. Beautiful garden and roof top terrace. Clean. Accommodating staff. And a really lovely fresh buffet breakfast available from 7-11am - fresh fruit , pastries , and the BEST quiche. Good location to explore.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa Ann R wrote a review Oct 2023
Olympia, United States22 contributions32 helpful votes
We enjoyed ourselves here so very much! Beds, garden patio, hot tub, rooftop area for afternoon sunshine and morning breakfasts, historical ambiance and the daily breakfast buffet were just so nice. Honestly, we didn't even venture out all that much - just enjoying the property here at Inn SF. Staff was friendly and accommodating in every way. We felt safe walking all around this neighborhood (and did plenty, as we did not have a vehicle). Took BART from SFO, easy. Great food options close by. We would certainly stay here again, thank you Marty, Liza and everyone who keep the heritage alive and well.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Lisa Ann, Thank you for your lovely and thorough review. We cannot wait for you to return. Marty
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Brenda M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Location is great, people great, breakfast great… room very tired. I stayed for two nights. It was spacious, but felt dark and tired. A fair bit of street noise. It’s a lovely place but needs a refresh.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It’s tired. Carpets worn. A little noisy from traffic, get a room away from the street.
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 26 Oct 2023
Brenda, very sorry you did not feel comfortable in Room 21, perhaps next time we can get you in a room not facing the street. We sure hope you liked the Breakfast and the Staff. Please return soon.
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Dennis G wrote a review Sept 2023
Orleans, Massachusetts39 contributions8 helpful votes
It was a beautiful inn with beautiful, antique decor. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The morning breakfast buffet was extensive with excellent choices. The inside and outside seating areas were very nice. The only downside was the smallness of the rooms which was more than made up for by the other plusses.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 27 Sept 2023
Dennis, Thank you for your excellent review. Next time, we can book you into a spacious room, with a queen size bed. Especially pleased to hear you found our staff so very friendly and helpful. Marty
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Eric B wrote a review Sept 2023
Forest Hills, New York3 contributions2 helpful votes
Congrats to Marty and his team. The Inn San Francisco was fantastic for us. My daughter has recently moved to SF, and my wife and son stayed here to move her in three weeks before my stay. They loved the Inn and recommended that I should stay there as well. The rooms were very comfortable and had everything I needed. It made both a great place to relax and as an excellent centralized base camp for our adventures in SF. I woke each morning with a dip in the hot tub, followed with a relaxing sit with tea in the garden while I reviewed my email to start my day. Then after a comfortable shower and getting dressed, we enjoyed the incredible breakfast provided by the Inn. With a seemingly endless supply of a large variety of fruit, breads, Quiche, and more. Afterward, I was in just the right mood to go explore my daughter’s new home with her. The mission area is fantastic with lots of great eats all over, which we took advantage of each evening. My wife has already booked her next trip to SF and will be staying here, as well as my daughter’s grandparents when they come to visit. This is our new SF home, I am sure it would become yours.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 27 Sept 2023
Thank you for your marvelous review. We enjoyed meeting you and making friends with you. We look forward to your return. Marty
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poshrule wrote a review Sept 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom31 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for 7 nights in September. We were booked into room 12 which is very small with a small double bed. The room is marketed as a double room but ideally this is best for a solo traveller. Fortunately when we got there Marty offered to upgrade us but couldn't do it until the next night which was fine and not something we thought of or expected. We moved to room 22 on Sunday and it was so roomy and much nicer. Our only two negatives were that whilst there were window blinds there were no curtains so the room was light at night and noise from the street but this is not the hotels fault. Breakfast was amazing so much fruit, toast, breads, cereal and other continental stuff to choose from. The journey to the airport by Uber took 30 minutes. On the way home we took the Bart which was a 10 minute walk and then about 30 minutes. The journey to The San Francisco Ferry Building was about 15ish minutes on the Bart and was easy. There are also plenty of bus services. We used the City Mapper app to get around. You will just need a Clipper card from the Metro station or a Walgreens. In terms of food nearby we went to a Peruvian called Limon which was a 2 minute walk and was sublime, a Mexican called San Jalisco and Napper Tandy for burgers and they showed sport as well. Mr Pickles Sandwich shop was good and we used them rather than buying airport food on the way home. We wanted to try the bar Shotwells but ran out of time to go there. The street was safe. Some of the streets nearby have rough sleeper issues but we always felt safe. All in this is a hotel that cares about the guest experience, they want you to be happy and enjoy your stay. Thanks Marty and the team.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid room 12 if booking as a couple
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 27 Sept 2023
Hi ! Thank you very much for your very comprehensive review ! Thank you for realizing our main purpose is to make friends with our guests ! Marty
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Delilah W wrote a review Sept 2023
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Wonderful place, the breakfast is good and well attended to, the street the Inn is on is a busy residential street, so it can be noisy at times, other than that, my spouse and I had a great stay, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Inn to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Street can be noisy at times
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 7 Sept 2023
Delilah, Thank you for your amazing comments and recommendation !!! We trust our staff went out of their way to make friends with you ... Please return again, soon. Marty
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Kelly H wrote a review Sept 2023
New York City, New York90 contributions52 helpful votes
You must like Victoriana to enjoy this hotel, but if you do, it’s wonderful. Photos, original furniture, red velvet drapes, tchotchkes everywhere - personally, I was in Harlequin heaven. Mission district with all it’s ups and downs right outside the door, but in your room or out in the back garden, the 19th century is still in place. Beds were comfortable, wifi worked, breakfast is filling. Staff carries your luggage up, no individual tipping allowed.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: A room higher up will be quieter.
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Response from Inn SF Innkeeper, Owner at The Inn San Francisco
Responded 7 Sept 2023
Kelly, Thank you for your lovely comments. We wonder what exactly is "Harlequin Heaven" ... We hope your return again soon. Thank you again. Marty
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£178 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoMission District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn San Francisco
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn San Francisco?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn San Francisco?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Inn San Francisco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.