The owner has over the years evidently transformed this former doss-house into a landmark bed and breakfast and "peace" centre in the teeth of myriad financial, family, staff and legal problems, the details of which are all revealed in the ubiquitous in-house literature. This competes busily for wall and table space with the owner's peace posters, poetry and paintings, all of which are for sale. Though any non-guest looking to use the downstairs bathroom is met by a very unpeaceful and unloving "No Pay No Key" sign. My daughter and I stayed in the playground room, charming if a little dusty, however the bathroom opposite was dirty. A partly clogged shower stayed clogged with fallen hair from our arrival to departure despite several requests for it to be cleaned. Perhaps the point of places like this is that we should have cleaned it ourselves. The overriding impression of the Redvic is more hard-nosed entrepreneurialism than Summer of Love and in that context, less merchandising and more housekeeping would have been welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is not your typical hotel! Staying at The Red Vic is more like coming home to family and friends than checking into a hotel. We are a community that values collaboration, participation, and connections. We ask you to fill out a profile so we can share that information about what you're up to with other guests and residents, facilitating interactions and collaborations. This is a participatory space, and we hope it will be a platform for your creative projects and ideas. What do you want to create? The ground floor is a member-supported 3rd space for projects, gatherings, events and activities. There is a communal kitchen that is always fully stocked with food for everyone to use. Guests are also encouraged to attend or host an event. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast And Art
- Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast & Art Hotel San Francisco