I chose the Parsonage purely on trip advisor recommendations and was not disappointed. Joan and John, the owners, are extremely welcoming with incredible local knowledge. They are the perfect hosts- giving you your own space yet being helpful and warm.
The b&b itself is full of pretty, precious things! I usually opt for minimal, modern accommodation so was a little worried that the antiques you see in the pictures may be a little overwhelming. This was definitely not the case! Every single piece of furniture and decoration was in immaculate condition and it was very apparent careful though had gone into selecting each item in the Parsonage. The linens were of the highest quality and hand chosen toiletries were available in each room. There was a very tranquil air about the b&b with a beautiful sitting area crammed with useful books and guides. There is a resident Portuguese waterdog but he is not a fussy dog and is hardly ever seen.
The b&b is a short tram ride away from the man shopping areas of union square and the pier for Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharfe. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance and the slightly out of town position meant we had no trouble with parking.
The highlight of my stay was the delicious homemade and considered breakfasts. There would be some fresh fruit and granola to start and this was always followed by a delicious, freshly prepared delight. The waffles and crispy bacon were my absolute favourite and it is obvious Joan and John take delight in seeing their guests content, with full bellies!
I would definitely recommend this b&b. It is a real gem and is recommended for people who want to enjoy San Francisco as well as enjoying their accommodation.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Parsonage Hotel San Francisco