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Parker Guest House

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520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to stay at Parker House on the recommendation of a friend who lives in mission district. It was a great location with easy access to downtown San Francisco. The staff was great - very welcoming and always willing to help make our stay more enjoyable. The continental breakfast was perfect each morning, in a cozy kitchen... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The most fabulous service help,, charming environment...lovely happy hour all else, a must when you are in the Castro. The rooms very comfortable...the living room, has a fire place.....A must when you are looking for charm... Adrienne

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed here for the first time over the Christmas holidays while visiting family. Welcoming, relaxing, friendly and spotless. I also loved the fire in the drawing room the bottomless pots of great coffee and wine in the evenings. We'll be regulars at this place from now on!

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Perfect Castro location weather walking or using public transit. Near good restaurants and shops and easy to get to just about anywhere in the city. The rooms are cozy, clean and comfortable and the staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. Both houses feature a living room area complete with fireplace and piano - the perfect place to gather with friends... More 

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

For the past four years, my friend and I have been coming to San Francisco to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Shopping at Union Square, having an amazing meal at The Boulevard, and seeing a Broadway show. The only piece missing was a consistent place to stay, a place that was comfortable and felt like "home". I have now found that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A gay friendly hotel near the castro district. Very friendly and relaxing with a lovely garden. It was spotless and tastefully decorated. Complimentary food and drink was available in the afternoon / evening and breakfast was superb. We will be back.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the second time I've stayed at the Parker Guest House in San Francisco. While the Parker advertises as the premier gay B & B in San Francisco, I'm straight and have had two excellent stays. The place is beautifully kept, quiet and safe. I had a nice surprise at check in when I discovered that I received a... More 

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Coburg, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this Inn last weekend. The staff was terrific, very helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The Inn was decorated for Christmas and was lovely. We will stay there again.....great place

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I generally always stay at the Fairmont or Scarlet Huntington when in SF. This time, with all the holidays, we decided to try the Parker Guest House, and I was not really impressed. First, when I arrived, a really nice guy named Colton (?) welcomed me, helped with the bags and showed me around. This was really the best part... More 

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Parker520, Owner at Parker Guest House, responded to this review

Ray, Thank you for taking time out to review our property. We appreciate it very much. We are sorry that we dropped the ball and did not meet your expectations during you stay. Forgetting your request for extra towels was our mistake. We apologize. Also about the TV reception. There was a loose connection and that now has been fixed.... More 

Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was my second time at Parker Guest House, and it was equal to my first. Staff is friendly and the amenities are excellent. Great location near Muni and the Castro. I can't recommend this property highly enough, especially for those who do not prefer the "big box" hotels with little or no charm.

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Parker520, Owner at Parker Guest House, responded to this review

Ron, Thank you so much for your review. It is a holiday gift and we appreciate it very much. Please come back and see us again soon. Bill and Bob - Owners More 

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A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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