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Parker Guest House

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520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Parker Guest House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my fiance on a road trip from LA to Napa. It was a GREAT place to stay, way above and beyond what I had expected. We were buzzed into the gate entrance and shown around the facilities by a friendly attractive staff member. There are two buildings with a garden and courtyard in the middle all... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is meticulously maintained, the staff is universally friendly and helpful. We stayed in a minuscule room in the basement of the second building, into which an egress window had been carved for code purposes. Continental breakfast was perfectly adequate. But our room, and as far as we could tell, all of the others offered no way to control... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great rooms - Scott and his staff couldn't have been more accommodating, responsive and flexible; was able to get a great breakfast at 6 AM, iron/ironing board in my room etc. The property is beautiful; wonderful gardens and common rooms; I only wish I could have spend more time there.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, comfortable hotel. When you enter you feel home immediately. Conveniently located only few blocks away from Castro Street. Nice breakfast is included and free-wifi. Beds are comfortable. Slightly on the expensive side though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived we were welcomed by Scott and nothing seemed to be too much trouble, he helped make this a special and unique place to stay. It was our first visit to SF (hopefully not the last), and the advice and guidance on getting around and what to see was first rate. The guest house is lovely. Very clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parker Guest House is a tranquil spot in a traditional San Fran house: antique furniture, elegant gardens and charming and friendly staff. It is not a large hotel and if you want the services (and corporate feel) that go along with that, this is not the place for you. However, if you enjoy the personal touch and some character you'll... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time staying here. The staff was very friendly and warm. They had delicious banana bread and coffee in the morning (as well as many other treats). They oranges were delicious (I think that they were from their own tree). The room was great and the bed was soft and nice. It felt very "homey." The location... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our second stay at the Parker House and it did not disappoint. You get the feeling of visiting family and friends, not a commercial property. The management asked us to fill out a questionnaire before we left and one question was "what did you like best". And we replied Scot. Scot is the major doom of the property... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just spent a few nights here. Very nice place. Staff is very friendly. Stayed in the main building on the lower floor. The room was worn looking especially in the bathroom. Shower could use new grout and a good scrub to remove stains. Also, there is some loud traffic noise although it did not bother me.Great location next to Castro... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Parker Guest House is an oasis in the heart of San Francisco. Between 2 houses is neslted a courtyard worth hanging out in for hours. Flowering plants, coffee and breakfast, plenty of comfortable seating, it did not feel that we were on the streets of SF.

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