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“Excellent Pacific Heights B&B”

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Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 73 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Pacific Heights B&B”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We just returned from 2 nights at the Monte Cristo and were very happy to have stayed there. The hosts were superb and helped with transportation tips, and they were excellent with gluten-free diet restrictions. They offered gluten-free made-to-order eggs, as well as gluten-free breads and granola. They even had gluten-free cookies available in the afternoon and evening. We liked the location, great bus service, and parking available across the street. The amenities in the bathroom were a pleasant surprise for a property built in the 1800's! We asked for a fan since the weather was warm, and Jack had graciously placed two in our room when we returned. The breakfasts and coffee were excellent, and next to the breakfast room they have a nice sitting room to enjoy coffee, tea, newspapers, and a TV to catch up on the news if you'd like.

Room Tip: We stayed in #11 on the 2nd floor, which was noisy one night from the street noise, but not the next...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2014

As a single older traveller from England visiting family I chose this Bed and Breakfast for its seeming "Englishness". It was a good choice as it was small enough to provide personal service but offered lovely comfortable rooms with very modern bathroom facilities and an excellent breakfast. It was also well situated for public transport. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Greeley, colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

My husband and I stayed for two nights last week. A cab ride from the airport costs $50. You can catch the bus just down the street and get anywhere in the city. Jack had our room ready early and gives great recommendations on getting around and where to eat. Our room was very quiet and the heated toilet seat is divine. The breakfast was tasty. My one wish is that they had more variety for the cooked food. I did try their granola and it was fantastic. The room is more expensive than a holiday inn, but you get what you pay for. We paid $250 per night. Safe travels!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fort Myers, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Found this B&B thru TA! Reviews brought us here! Convenient area in Pacific Heights. Clean, comfortable, super helpful owners & staff! Breakfasts were great, tea & coffee also were available with fresh cookies, later in evening! Comfortable bed, hot showers, great sitting room out front to chill, watch a little tv, organize plans for next adventure. I had tea every evening. Very cozy, like home!
We would definitely return! Thanks Jack!!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I treated ourselves to a weekend in San Francisco. This B&B was recommended by a friend who lives in the city. Top rate place. Could have been 4 stars. We stayed in room 18 on second floor. King size bed. Window was a light well - very, very quiet plus private but we still had light from outside. Recently remodeled. Nice dinner at a neighborhood Italian place called Osteria. You must also try B Patisserie - a French bakery that has the most authentic French pastries in the city. Good coffee and even sandwiches if you want to lunch close by. About 5 blks and an easy walk. We did not have a car and used taxis, our feet and the muni buses to get around. Safe neighborhood.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

As a repeat visitor to SF, I was looking for a place that was comfortable, within walking distance of places I need to be close to, and warm. This is it. Jack, the host, is so gracious. The rooms and common areas are tidy and comfortable. In a city that is always bustling, it is a quiet haven to return to. The rooms are quiet - mine faced Presidio and I wasn't bothered at all by traffic. The sweet surprise? the bathroom! Great shower and other amenities. :) Food and coffee are great and the staff is so accommodating. I will return!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Simi Valley, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to play "tourists" in the city where he lives. So we spent the night at this sweet little place. It had beautiful decor, the bed was very comfortable, and the lady who served us breakfast was adorable! She really went out of her way to make sure we had everything we could have wanted to eat and drink that morning. The only thing was that the window of our room (10) gave quite the view to cars passing by, so be careful as you're walking by, or you might give someone a show. :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast

Property: Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast
Address: 600 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2425
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If the walls of the Monte Cristo could talk, what stories they could tell, for this remarkable building has been a part of San Francisco since 1875. When the great fire swept the city after the 1906 earthquake, homes were put to the torch on Van Ness Avenue to create a firebreak, and the 'Saloon' not only survived, it served as a refuge for the newly post-quake homeless. This European-style B&B is convenient to the entire city and is at the junction of three great neighborhoods, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, and Laurel Heights. It is in one of the cleanest neighborhoods in San Francisco with abundant street parking. It is only two blocks to the elegantly restored Victorian shops, Zagat-rated restaurants and antique stores on Sacramento Street. It's within walking distance to shopping on Union Street and Fillmore Street. ... more   less 
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