We stayed at the Parsonage in early September, right at the end of a 3 weeks round trip which led us down from Denver, Co to San Francisco. It was our 3rd time in the Bay City, but our first stay at the Parsonage, and we are really happy that we have found this place! And we fully agree to the vast majority of comments you can find here in the TripAdvisor: it is a unique, charming place which by far outranges the San Francisco hotels we have stayed in earlier. The Parsonage is located at the corner of Haight and Laguna and within walking distance of Market Street and the Civic Center. Our room (the Luisa Tetrazinni on the 2nd floor and with a little oriel overlooking Laguna St.)), like the rest of the house, was tastefully furnished, partly with antiques. While the bathroom was smaller and with a shower only, the bedroom was quite spacious with a nice sofa (standing inside the oriel) and an extra place for all the luggage we had with us. But what really made our stay so excellent were Joan and John and their ability to make us feel at home (not to forget Pilar, their nice, black curled dog)! In the evening and coming back from our sightseeing tours, John welcomed us in the house's living room, served chilled white wine and gave his suggestions what to do in the evening, where to go and where to eat. He seems to be most familiar with all the go-to places in the Parsonage's neighbourhood and we had some great dinners at the locations he recommended. Breakfast at the Parsonage is another of its highlights: variations of homemade dishes with fruits changing on a daily basis. Breakfast is served for all guests at one single round table, a nice opportunity to meet the other guests staying at the Parsonage.
Finally, on the Saturday we had to leave, Joan brought us to the Airport in her own car, as she would have done for good friends! We really hope to be able to come back to San Francisco in the near future – and if so, we will stay at the Parsonage again! Sure!
- 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