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“Lovely!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Inn on Castro

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Inn on Castro
Ranked #1 of 71 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montpelier, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is the closest to staying as a friend in someone's home that I've ever felt in a B&B. Jan was delightful and a great conversationalist. He told me he's been doing this for 33 years, so I'm sure that he could give quite a history of his time in the Castro. The only drawback, that you should be aware of, is that they "close and go to bed" at 8 pm, and they were pretty clear with me that they prefer no late check-ins. Once you check in, of course, then you've got the key and can come and go as you please. They provide a list of area restaurants that they like, grouped by both price and distance, and they have plenty of advice about other things to see and do in SF. Breakfast was delicious, and eaten at one large table, witch really facilitates conversation with folks. There was a great mix of European and American guests when I was there. I felt very comfortable staying there as a single woman.

Room Tip: My room facing Castro St had a bit of street noise, but don't worry, they supply good earplugs...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ludl512
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Luxurious accommodation with all the benefits from staff with years of experience meeting the needs of travellers. A most convenient and comfortable base from which to explore San Francisco. Great breakfasts, genuinely friendly staff and great local advice. One of the best places to stay.

Room Tip: We loved the white room
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LindaMelb2014
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I had a really nice trip to San Francsico Mid June 2014. The Apartment was just perfect for my needs. Clean and well maintained with all the facilities I could wish for.The Garden patio was really nice to sit in and chill out after a hectic day of exploring. The Apartment is easily reached after check-in at Inn on Castro and perfectly located for Public Transport / Access to Castro Street and early morning walks up to Twin Peaks. Really good to spend a week living 'as a San Franciscan' with the ability to come and go to my agenda. Conveniently located launderettes and grocery shopping facilities
WIFI is included
Highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AndyC-LDN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Really enjoyed my stay -- overall, it was an excellent experience. I stayed in the Green Room which comes with a small private bath down the hall. The owner of the B&B is very friendly, and the establishment really covers all areas for anything you could want during your stay. The room came with bathrobes, a glass pitcher, glasses, wine opener, and decanter with tequila, an extra blanket, a floor fan, a space heater, cable television, and free wifi. The bathroom was stocked with towels, full-sized toiletries, and a hair dryer. The hall offers a small library of books, a candy bowl, and earplugs (the street can be quite noisy at night as is typical of the city), and a mini fridge with free refreshments. Upstairs there is a dining area for breakfast (the breakfast is wonderful and there is a nice variety of coffee machines to suite your personal preference) and a common room for relaxing. Compared to similarly priced hotels in the area, this bed and breakfast is really a steal and is located in a great area. It's within walking distance of tons of restaurants and shops and about 25 minutes from the airport. Would definitely stay again. :)

Room Tip: The Green Room is one of the larger rooms and comes with a private bath (in the hallway). I'd re...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank fic t
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Inn on Castro is simple amazing. The rooms are clean and well maintained, you are a block from public transit stops, and the community style breakfasts each morning are not only delicious but a great way to meet others and hear about their time in San Fran. The staff is beyond friendly and knowledgeable about the area and what to do while visiting. If you are visiting San Fran, you must stay at the Inn on Castro!

Room Tip: Rooms in the back of the building, i.e. off the street, are a bit quiter.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NinjaRopie
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I loved my stay there! The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The location is very good, very close to Castro Muni Station. Breakfast is delicious, with fresh eggs, bread and juices. I definetly recomend this place and I am surely going back.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thitorres
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is my favorite place to stay in San Francisco! I get a feeling what it might be like to live in San Francisco when I stay there, and to me, that is far better than some large corporate hotel. This place is a hidden jewel. I love the style and decor of the Inn on Castro, and it is always spotlessly clean. Jan and his staff are wonderful and very helpful. The breakfasts are great! I can't say enough about how much I love this place, and I heartily recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Inn on Castro

Property: Inn on Castro
Address: 321 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Inn On Castro Hotel San Francisco

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