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“Quaint, old smaller inn with personal attention a priority!”
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White Swan Inn
Ranked #8 of 228 Hotels in San Francisco
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“Quaint, old smaller inn with personal attention a priority!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I must agree with the other recent reviews. The staff was highly attentive and helpful, the wine reception enjoyable.. a nice break between the day's activities and dinner, and the breakfast always tasty (all freshly homemade). The rooms were spacious, ( except for the lack of counter or shelf space in the bathroom) the beds comfortable, and the atmosphere relaxing. Because everything here was so nice, It is with much regret, however, that I must point out a problem... With the windows needing to be open, (no A/C), the noise from the kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, and voices) woke me at 5:30 a.m. on 2 mornings. I honestly don't know if anything can be done about this, but having my sleep interrupted was not good. Other than that, everything was delightful at the White Swan! The location is excellent!

Room Tip: The Abbey Suite has windows just above the kitchen.
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Chewelah
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2014

super service by Molly Wonderful beds and nice quiet , relaxed breakfast
Walking distance to many restaurants and nice shops. Quiet rooms except a little road noise only because the windows were open a little. Fire place was a nice touch.

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West Warwick
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The perfect hotel when you factor in the staff, location, and amenities. It was great to be within walking distance of all the hot spots or just a short cab ride or cable car away from things a little further like the piers. The staff was exceptional to us during our entire stay. The rooms refrigerator was always stocked and the room size was perfect. If you're in San Francisco for any reason but mostly vacation and sight seeing this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Awesome place! Room was huge for two people, nicely decorated and very clean. Perfect location. Walking distance to most everything, cable car only a few blocks away. Very friendly and obliging staff! Loved the idea of complimentary wine and canapes in the afternoon. Breakfast was great, just need a few more tables in the courtyard, otherwise dining room is nicely decorated and spacious.

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Mountain Creek
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very quaint a step back in time when service was important, Andy is exceptional! Love the inn especially the old Otis elevator. The room was great, very clean. Location is good, a bit away from the tourists, really interesting area.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

If you enjoy a great hotel with a great staff, within walking to Union Square, Chinatown, the wharf and cable cars, this is the place to be. The rooms were exceptional and wine hour and breakfast was perfect!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Birkeroed
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Nice room - good service - good location.
This was our last 4 nights as part of a round tip in Canada and US. Very nice with the complimentary afternoon reception with wine and hors d'oevres, where you can meet the other guests.

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Property: White Swan Inn
Address: 845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
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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 
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