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“Elegance and history with charm.”

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The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 February 2014

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at The Parsonage. The owners were delightful, well informed and welcoming. Our room at the top of the stairs was roomy and though old fashioned it had all the comforts we needed. The location is convenient for the tramway into downtown and there are nearby coffee bars and shops. The area is historic and The Parsonage is very much part of that history both inside and out. Though we were too busy to make use of it , the elegant sitting room with its collection of books was at our disposal. Breakfast was a friendly affair, sitting around a table surrounded by fine china and eclectic objets with easy conversation with our hosts. The Parsonage was a wonderful place to be based while exploring SF.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alan K
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The Parsonage is the home of Joan Hull and John Philips who clearly enjoy enormously running it as a B & B, and make their guests feel very welcome. The sense is of being personal guests in someone's home It is beautifully furnished with antiques which Joan and John have a great interest in collecting. We stayed three nights, and breakfast was different and absolutely delicious each morning. All the guests sit at one table for breakfast. The house is in a residential district away from the centre of the city The area has a great number of architecturally interesting houses, of which the Parsonage is one. We were among the people staying when the wedding took place in the parlor and endorse all that has previously been said. We too would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

This was planned as a mother-daughter get-away during Chinese* lunar new year--a perfect time to stay, we had the place to ourselves. The decor is a blend of Early Americana, pan Asian Buddha statuary, European decorative arts, French kitchen ceramics, and contemporary imagery; rooms with views and themes--a late Qing dynasty ancestral portrait is hallway sentry to the upper floors...
Breakfast soufflés, berries and breads, juices and coffee provide enough energy for a 15,000 fitbit walking tour through the city. Antique beds and soft linens make sleeping a dream-escape.
Centrally located to all transportation. Run by one of the most knowledgable and gracious host and hostess teams in town-superbly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anna9876543
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Not so good (anymore),
I think for the price you pay you may expect a faultless B&B; but that is not the case;
it all seems a little bit tired, the couple who is running the place, sure acts friendly but it is so obvious a show; probably it was very good before and they liked the work, But not anymore!
1. the breakfast is nice, but not much;
2. in our room there was a well placed note that said: " we appreciate a tip" We should have done that, because the last two days our room wasn't cleaned anymore
3. the rooms are also tired,
4. the bathroom was not so good (very poor we had no hot water
5. the publique area is sloppy and not clean
6. you also have to be a dog lover, because he is the real king of the house and is always present; so be careful....

This B&B has to be your taste I think, we had an wonderful stay in san fransico and definietely are coming back, but definitely not to this B&B. There are so many more and better options!

Room Tip: be very careful by choosing a room, because there is big difference
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank rob v
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parsonette, Owner at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

We regret that you were unhappy with your visit.
We welcome (and frequently implement) constructive suggestions for making
The Parsonage a more welcoming and comfortable place for our guests.
However, the wide-ranging nature of your complaints leaves us perplexed..

John & Joan

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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed three nights at The Parsonage, while attending a small wedding in the Parlor. It is a beautiful Victorian that has been lovingly restored. The owners, Joan and John took care of our every need, and Pilar the Portuguese Water Dog was very friendly. Breakfasts had several courses and everything was homemade. The breakfast table conversation was entertaining with folks from 3 countries. The location at Haight and Laguna was great, with good bus service at that corner. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

If you want to remain anonymous & pay over the odds stay in any hotel. Or stay at the Parsonage & have a better holiday!

Being British we paraded down to breakfast with our stiff upper lips, unsure of what to expect from the table conversation. Now wouldn't have it any other way! Presented with fresh fruit, juices, tea, coffee, and a different dish each morning. Absolute perfection & hospitality. We found out so much about the neighbourhood and the city from John, Joan & the other guests. Advice & tips on everything, from getting around to great places to eat. It's almost like we gained an extra day of holiday!

As you'd expect housekeeping superb, beautifully maintained historic building, luxurious surroundings, secure but relaxed. John & Joan really do welcome you into their gorgeous home, what a pleasure to meet such lovely folks.

Thank you to all at The Parsonage, you really made our trip special & we'll be back :)

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank leep84
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

My mother and I just spent the weekend at The Parsonage and had a lovely time! The couple running the B&B are delightful as is their adorable dog. You truly feel like a guest in their beautiful home. The food was wonderful as was the location. It is walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, nightlife and public transportation. We had a wonderful time exploring the city and look forward to returning to The Parsonage!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sarah J
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Additional Information about The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 198 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5711
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Hayes Valley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range: £157 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parsonage is an architectural treasure in the heart of San Francisco's historic Hayes Valley, within easy walking distance of the opera house and some of the city's most dynamic restaurants. The elegant bedrooms have excellent queen beds, multiple pillows, superior linens, a marble shower, and good light; some have working fireplaces and/or views; one has a Victorian claw-footed bathtub. With superb access to public transportation, it is within blocks of highway 101, and walking distance of BART. ... more   less 
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