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The Willows Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #9 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The place is simple and clean. Shared bathroom and restroom . Weak Wifi access in the room. Refrigerator . No hair dryer ; no air conditioner . The place provides guests with bathrobes. It is within easy walking distance from grocery store and coffee place.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

They really were - perfect, that is. Hauling my heavy suitcase up the stairs, being genial and friendly at the evening drinks hour, giving me endless directions and recommendations. I loved staying here, was in a room away from the street and no noise at all, slept very well.
First time in San Francisco from the UK and was a wee bit dazed when I arrived, but felt immediately at home. Excellent transport options just outside and a good choice of restaurants really close by.
Breakfast was brilliant, so much choice and all healthy too. And you could pop along to the kitchen/breakfast room at any time for a drink and a snack.
All very clean and never had to wait for a loo or shower, although it was August and pretty busy.
Would definitely return there if I were in SF again - so much nicer than the boring city centre options.

Room Tip: Chose a room away from the road after reading reviews on here and slept perfectly - no noise.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

It's hard to think of anything original to say. We stayed at the back of the inn for a week (room 36) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mike and JoJo couldn't have been more helpful. Everything was spotlessly clean. Never any issue with the shared facilities. Varied breakfast available from about 7:30 until 11:00. Tea, juice and light snacks in the kitchen any time, day or night. The room was spacious and sensibly designed and furnished - lots of room for storing "stuff". Fridge in the room. The t.v. was old but had multiple channels and was adequate: anyway who wants to watch t.v. when visiting San Fran.! We can confirm that the extractor fan from the Jasmine Garden was noisy and did keep running until the wee hours of the morning. We soon got used to it. Perhaps the shower heads could be upgraded to get a better and more efficient flow of water but it was certainly adequate. Would we stay again? Absolutely!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Like the other reviews state, this is a great little find in the heart of SF. It's within walking distance to most places (Castro, GG Park, etc) and the guys running it are friendly and helpful. There are only a couple of very (very!) small things which picky guests might not like, namely common bathrooms (though there is a sink in every room) and old-school TVs. But if you come here just to watch TV, something tells me you might be the kind of person who will find fault everywhere. Brekkie is simple but has everything you need to power up for the day (even Vegemite!). Overall, a good place to stay whilst in SF.

Room Tip: Ask for a room off the street for a quieter night.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The Willows B&B Inn was the first place we stayed at during our vacation on the West Coast and it got full marks without any reservations. Run with great attention to detail, it offers everything you need. We shared 2 rooms between the five of us (2 parents, 3 teenage children) - both rooms were absolutely spotless and in mint condition, which can also be said about the showers, washrooms and the premises as a whole. We cannot confirm what has been said about the disturbing noise at night in previous reviews. Yes, the entrance looks a bit shabby from the outside, but that first impression is revised the very second you set foot into the place. Of the four guys running the B&B, we met Mike and Mark and they were both lovely and extremely helpful, always there when you needed them but never imposing. We enjoyed the wonderful (fresh fruit, cereal, toast, muffins, bagels, cream cheese jams and many other spreads) breakfast as well as the evening happy hours. Met some very nice folks from other parts of the world. Our children were very welcome and all of us were sad to only spend two nights. We would choose the Willows B&B Inn again any time. Loved the location, too - very lively and cool neighborhood with an interesting recent history (we had to watch the award-winning movie about Harvey Milk again after we left). Should have stayed longer....

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

After seeing all the 'main attractions' in SF on previous trips, we were keen to just hang out in SF. Willows Inn is perfectly situated; close to Castro, Golden gate park/Haight, Hayes valley, Mission. With public transport it's easy to get to the rest of the city also. The Inn itself was lovely to stay in and we felt very well hosted by the Innkeepers. Breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

The hosts here do everything they can to make thier guest feel comfrotable, from carrying luggage up staircases, to being sure the coffee is ready earlier than said, to knowing the nearby car parking rules for those who have rental cars.

My room was spacious with everything there, and a sink for washups. It is European style since the
bathrooms and showers are in the hall, but there are either kimonos or bathrobes to use. It's not a problem.

It's centrally located and even the guests are lovely.

Breakfast had a wide array of helathy choices.

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Room Tip: Room on the street may be too noisy for some, but not for me.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Address: 710 14th St, At Church and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA 94114-1106
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
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Ranked #9 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range: £129 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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