We spent a week at White Swan Inn in Feb, 2010. We would not go back for a week stay again. I have mixed feelings about the place.More
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We spent a week at White Swan Inn in Feb, 2010. We would not go back for a week stay again. I have mixed feelings about the place.MoreShow less
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I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you experienced during your stay. I do not know the nature of your dissatisfaction but wanted you to know that I do take the feedback provided by these reviews seriously.
At Joie de Vivre Hospitality we pride ourselves in providing unique hospitality experiences and superior service. We will respond positively and vigorously to all specific feedback.
Kind Regards, Eric Norman
This is my home away from home when I come to San Francisco. It is cozy with a fireplace in each room, a good breakfast downstairs (including quiche, sausage, fresh fruit, hot oatmeal, juice and coffee - among the choices), and a wine gathering each afternoon - all included.
It is located a few blocks from both Union Square, where you can find some of the best shopping in the world, and from historic China town.
The hotel staff is friendly and willing to assist you in any way to make your stay enjoyable. They will provide you with a list of nearby recommended restaurants as well as help you plan a day of siteseeing. The White Swan is a Joie de Vie Hotel.
This is a nice little hotel, we got a room with a fireplace on the ground floor and were impressed with the quality and size of the room - it was huge actually! The view from the window was of nothing much and would have been far better had we been at the front.
The hotel had a traditional feel and was a great retreat after a days walking up and down hills. The staff were friendly and anything we required was provide in friendly, timely fashion. Breakfast was interesting - I've never eaten quiche for breakfast before - but enjoyable.
For me, the location had positives and negatives, it's a couple of blocks up from the Tenderloin district which is dodgy, this means that some streets around the hotel have lots of homeless - this isn't uncommon in San Francisco, the place is full of homeless - most of whom appear to be borderline mental... or at least have a screw slightly loose. On the other hand, the hotel is close to anything you care to mention, although again - not uncommon in San Francisco as it's a small place. The Tenderloin does have it's upsides with some great bars, we really enjoyed visiting bourbon and branch which is a couple of blocks away (reservation required).
An excellent restaurant near by was the R & G lounge and the edge of China Town - really good food.
I didn't think the hotel was especially cheap but it is central in tourist city and the quality is high. Guess you get what you pay for at the end of the day.
Small hotel with European feel. Great service from friendly staff. Lots of ammenities and well appointed room. We enjoyed the evening wine reception and breakfast. Get there early though because they tend to run low on some things. Other than that is was an enjoyable stay and we would return.
This is a beautiful, quaint hotel, it has a old time elevator with a lot of charm! We enjoy staying here due to the ambiance, there is a downstairs area, that reminds us of a old time gentlemans lounge, complete with a library, fireplaces, and even a old time globe. It is very relaxing to go in there during coctail hour, they have different wines, cheeses, fruit, and a dessert. While we were there it happened to be Easter, and they included colored eggs in the wonderful breakfast that is provided each morning. The rooms are very cozy, with a fireplace in each, beds are very comfortable, and bathrooms are antique. I very much enjoy our stay there when my husband and I go, and look forward to our next trip!
Great Service - Unique Rooms in English Bed and Breakfast Style. I have stayed here twice - once with husband and returned with Sister. Conveniently located in the heart of the City near Union Square, Cable Cars and great restaurants. It is quiet - great staff - good breakfast - relaxing evenings with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Don't expect modern/sterile - this is a charming stay with character and warmth..... and one can experience San Francisco.