We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very nice”
Review of White Swan Inn

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
White Swan Inn
Ranked #9 of 229 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Grove
1 review
“Very nice”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We always stay at the White Swan Inn when we visit San Fran. We love the location; we able to walk most places and can take the bus or trolley car if we want to ride. The breakfast is nice and the afternoon happy hour is very relaxing. The staff always takes very good care of us.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Jon G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,704 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,075
    479
    106
    32
    12
See reviews for
314
949
75
160
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (196)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Prescott, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Perfect place for a family gathering. Great breakfasts, wine and ors d'ouvres at 5:00 and it's small and intimate with rooms the whole family can gather in.
I recommend it to all our friends. The location is perfect. Close to everything.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank MOrgan153
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We had stayed at the White Swan at least 2 or 3 times in the past 15 yrs. This time we found the Inn a little on the worn side. The breakfast we had on 2 of the 3 mornings were often not replenished, served on the cool side for items that should be warm and a somewhat surly staff 2 of the mornings. The last morning was much better, food and staff as well. Our room was very pleasant, although the mattress was quite soft and a bit caved in the middle. The front desk staff were most accommodating. Having beverages in the evening was nice and availability of drinks throughout the day were appreciated. It just feels like it needs a good update and food service staff that enjoy their work. With all the options in San Francisco, I'm not sure we will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank Lynn R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montclair
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We found the staff was solicitous, accommodations comfortable, and the breakfasts quite good. it is a real pleasure at the end of the day to return to the lounge ,which is like a very comfortable family room and have a glass of wine to refresh you after an enjoyable day of seeing a wonderful city.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank ThomasH911
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Texas
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

The White Swan Inn is a nice bed and breakfast that is convenient to the San Francisco tourist areas. This time of year is a very good time to visit, temperatures in the 60's. The reason I mention this is that we opened the windows every day we were here to air the room, and cool the room down. Did not use the fireplace; it was really too warm for it. The elevator is old and even though it works,I didn't like riding in it, and would take the stairs instead. The rooms were a nice size, as were the bathrooms. The food at breakfast was wonderful! And we loved the snacks and the cookies. The one thing I would suggest at breakfast is to have a designated place to put dirty dishes and used glassware/coffee cups.
The reason why the hotel is not ranked 5 stars is because the room we stayed in had a few too many problems. First, the light bulbs in 1 of the lamps was burned out, and shade was not repaired when we checked in. second, the drawer handles were missing on one of the chest of drawers the first day, and third, the mattress sagged in the middle.
However, I would recommend this hotel to others, and it was good enough that we would stay here again if we come back to this city for a visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Texasbutterfly56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lihue, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Love the quaint décor, breakfast in the morning with sweet surprises in the afternoon and evening wine/appetizers. Walking distance to Union Square and very cozy. Love the fireplaces in every room. A definite must try!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Ruthie03
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Littleton, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Our stay was very nice and staff could not have been more helpful. Having the fireplaces in the rooms is very romantic and the breakfast was very nice. Parking is expensive but not out of range for a central SF location. We only had one issue and that was barely luke warm water in the morning which may have been a boiler problem. Other than that the stay was very nice.

Room Tip: The building has what looks like the original single pane windows so if you want quiet ask for any o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mytravels80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Francisco hotels
Financial District
Omni San Francisco Hotel
Omni San Francisco Hotel
#3 of 229 in San Francisco
5,176 reviews
Union Square
The Inn at Union Square
The Inn at Union Square
#4 of 229 in San Francisco
1,613 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Union Square
The Orchard Hotel
The Orchard Hotel
#15 of 229 in San Francisco
2,763 reviews
Union Square
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
#16 of 229 in San Francisco
5,199 reviews
Union Square
Taj Campton Place
Taj Campton Place
#6 of 229 in San Francisco
1,170 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to White Swan Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about White Swan Inn

Property: White Swan Inn
Address: 845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Swan Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a crackling fireplace in all 26 guestrooms and suites, the White Swan Inn is a romantic small hotel in the Nob Hill/Union Square area. The White Swan Inn is a visually stunning tribute to the intimate hotels of London. Dark wood paneling, rich floral carpets, comfortable furniture and enchanting English art and collectables set the tone. All guests enjoy a generous breakfast buffet and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres served fireside in the parlor. You can also check out our sister hotel, Petite Auberge, just 20 feet away. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline, Hotels.com, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your White Swan Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
White Swan Hotel
White Swan San Francisco

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing