We were struck by the stunning Victorian appearance of the building when we booked the room . . and were delighted to find it was as pictured, both inside and out. This is a three story classic Victorian built in 1872 during the "guilded age" of fine contruction in several sections of San Francisco. The great fire that followed the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 was stopped just a block or two north of this building preserving it . . thank God! The high ceilings and elegant Victorian furnishings are a delight to the eye . . and set this inn apart from many "Vicgtorian Inns" that I have visited. The staff and owner are welcoming and a pleasure to deal with . . and can provide pointers on the local restaurants as there are many within walking distance. Our room was up on the third floor . . many, many steps considering the high ceilings. Luckily a staff member was available to carry up most of our heavier luggage. Breakfast was extensive . . laid out in the rear parlor "buffet style" where you could eat in the front parlor with dining room table and the rear parlor with a fews chairs and tables. The only "complaint" was that the food was the same all 3 mornings . . the quiche with corn was not that inspiring and fell apart . . would have preferred a classic Quiche Lorraine or something with meat. Of the local restaurants . . we had dinner at "Limon Rotisserie" in the next block . . .featuring excellent Peruvian spiced chicken and side dishes at very reasonable prices. Another night we walked about two blocks to a German restaurant - Schmidt's - and had another wonderful meal featuring German sausages and side dishes. If you book a room at this inn, if you tire easily . . ask for a room on the second floor to avoid climbing all the steps it takes to get up to the third floor. One day we drove up to a parking garage near Market Street and near the end of the Powell & Hyde car line. This is a great way to see San Francisco . . use the cable car to get up to the waterfront and Ghirardelli Square . . and don't forget to stop in at the Buena Vista Cafe across from the cable car turn-around. We had a wonderful lunch - this is "home" for Irish Coffee perfected here a century ago! If you have a car and stay at this inn, street parking would like be available and save you about $20 per day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn San Francisco is an authentic 1872 Victorian mansion bed and breakfast inn. The Inn includes 21 rooms and suites, fireplaces, a garden with a redwood hot tub, a roof deck with panoramic views of the City. We serve a generous buffet breakfast 7 to 11 am. The Inn SF is located on South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District of San Francisco. Near the Valencia street corridor, Noe Valley and the Castro. Close to the 24th Street BART station and near several bus lines. The Inn SF is surrounded by dozens of wonderful restaurants and coffee shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
- San Francisco b&b