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Inn on Castro
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Wonderful little B&B in the heart of a beautiful and vivid quater of town. The Inn keeper, Jan, is a friendly and amiable host and serves a wonderful selfmade breakfast. I travel to SF since years and this location is my first choice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Volker J
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Stayed in the Green Room the first three nights and the White Room one night. Noise and down the hall access to toilet and shower were the biggest issues, but not a huge problem. Free earplugs helped a lot with sleeping. The White Room was much quieter and had its own toilet and shower. Great breakfast spread and service. If you have a car, talk to Jan about parking up the street. He saved us a lot of trouble during our stay!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the house, away from Castro St are the quietest.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Just got back from 2 weeks in California/Nevada and of ALL the places we stayed The Inn On Castro was the best (beat out the Hyatt, imho). I stayed at this Inn 25 years ago and loved it then, and for two nights with my partner two weeks ago and still love it. We were in the Red Room and enjoyed being able to sneak outside to greet the morning or sit on the patio and listen to the city waking up or quietly catching up on emails before going to an amazing breakfast each morning with so many choices of coffee, cereals, fruit, eggs, French toast, juices etc. Jan really outdoes himself! The staff are really friendly and helpful, the rooms spotless with nice little touches added in and you can't beat the location. Having the Muni system/ F-Line Streetcar (Streetcar is a great way to get through the downtown area all the way to Fisherman's Wharf and the Piers) almost right outside the front door is a huge bonus. A quick walk up through the neighbourhood gets you up to Corona Heights with a fabulous view of the city, btw. Worth the trek. Would NOT hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend it! Thanks so much for helping make our trip so wonderful with lasting memories. And if you have just about ANY question about San Francisco, Jan and his staff can answer it. Kudos, Inn On Castro!!! Sincerely, Adam and Chris, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Room Tip: If you are a smoker, the Red Room gets you outside to the patio. Keep in mind the windows of other rooms open on to the patio so be conscious of your fellow travellers. There is also a little sunroom attached where you can quietly read/use your computer if your partner/room mate is still asleep. Private bathroom as well.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I stayed in one of the apartments with another couple, the place was awesome. We had plenty of space, location was great, we will be recommending to friends and hopefully for next time we travel to San Francisco.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank racheldonovan
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Stayed in the Inn on Castro in August in the green room for 2 nights and later the yellow room. Retro-style rooms which were impeccable maintained with comfortable sleep inducing beds. Each room has a brandy decanter which encapsulates the eloquence of this B&B.

Excellent location city-wise, being right beside a muni station, with a choice of a tram or underground to take you around the city. In walking distance of interesting neighbourhoods also.
The breakfast in the morning is the jewel in the Inn on Castro's crown! You will be relieved you didnt decide to stay in a dull, generic hotel downtown! Jan and his team are the epitome of what a host should be! By the sheer organisation of the breakfast table great conversation buzzes around enhancing the wonderful atmosphere already established by Jan and his team.
The food, which varies every morning, was incredible. Fresh fruit, cereals, yougurt, divine homemade bread and choice of a hot egg dish or savoury dish. We feasted on eggs with chard and toasted hazelnuts, beautifully poached eggs, delectable pancakes and sumptuous waffles to name but a few of the delights!

Should you pick the Inn to stay, you have made a wise choice for it is like no other experience! Im only envious you are going to experience all this for yourself as I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank troy81
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