As natives of England we were intrigued by the idea of staying in an English themed hotel. Well, it’s not like anywhere that you would find in England, but it is a very nice hotel in its own right.
The location is good, just a couple of streets down the hill from Grace Cathedral, and a ten minute walk up the hill from Union Square. Hills quickly become a theme in any trip to San Francisco!
Our room was huge. It had a very large, comfortable bed complete with resident teddy bear, just in case yours is unable to travel. We also had a small kitchen area and a separate dressing room, with lots of space to hang clothes and generally spread out. We had a strong wifi signal in the room, which was free to use.
The complimentary soft drinks in our in-room fridge were a nice touch, as was the wine reception each evening, allowing us to meet some very pleasant fellow guests.
We felt that breakfast was a bit poor. There was a wide selection available, but items were not replenished very quickly and the quality of the sausages and burgers was not the best. Our only other issue was with noise late into the night from a nightclub on the Saturday of our stay, but the previous 3 nights had been fine and a bit of noise is to be expected in any city centre location.
We found the staff very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider staying again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- White Swan Hotel
- White Swan San Francisco