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Parker Guest House

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520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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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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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was looking forward to staying in a Guest House, rather than a large hotel. The brightly coloured building stood out amongst the other buildings as we drove up and looked well presented. The reception rooms were interesting although I think could do with a little attention, howerver, clean and tidy. We were shown around the hotel and gardens and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose the Parker Guest House because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor! We were not disappointed. The staff was so kind and helpful. Scott worked the front desk two of the days that we were there and he was very pleasant and made us feel right at home. We stayed in a Queen Suite in the new house.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from yet another fabulous stay at the Parker Guest House. I have been staying at this wonderful B&B since it's opening year...1997! Each visit begins with a warm welcome and a glimpse at whichever wonderful room we are staying in. Each room has its own charm so if you have special needs/preferences be sure to ask in advance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here this past Valentine's week so that I could spend some time with my boyfriend who was doing training for work nearby. So glad that I got the chance to stay at Parker Guest House during my stay! The location was amazing, right around the corner from the hub known as the Castro. The staff was incredibly friendly,... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing weekend and loved everything about our stay at the Parker Guest House. The beautifully designed, bright yellow, exterior was warm and inviting. The interior was just as welcoming, as were the staff; they were very friendly, helpful, and efficient. I believe those who helped us during our visit were Deron, Elizar and Scott. They couldn't have... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had a room in the basement. It was really clean and comfortable. We shared the bathroom on this level, but it never seemed to pose any issues. I showered twice a day at times and I honestly didn't hear anyone waiting. Our hosts were really wonderful and gave us some suggestions upon asking, but we did... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place.. It was perfect walk for us to the Castro district and close to great Mexican restaurants. I loved the staff and the grounds were beautiful. I was only here for two days but wish we had stayed here longer. Definitely coming back.

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We should have known from the frosty welcome that as a straight couple we were NoT welcome! We thought we'd have a change from leading hotel brands and embrace the neighbourhood as our son and girlfriend recommended the Castro District and the Parker guest house has suspiciously (?) unusual 'rave' reviews So, we booked and paid for five nights-big mistake!... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sincerely surprised that you were disappointed with your recent stay at our inn. We checked with all of our staff members and none of our team remembers you ever coming up to them with comments, special requests or stating that you were disappointed with you stay in any way. Had we... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were checked in by a nice enough staff member but at times some of the staff made our stay a little awkward due to their shyness however the staff who checked us out were AMAZING super friendly and loving. We wished we had them the whole time. Would pay extra and get a higher garden view room. We were... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parker guest house is a very good bed and breakfast located close to Dolores Mission park and the Castro neighbourhood. Most of the staff is very friendly and helpful, and gave us loads of relevant information about SF and what to do nearby. Union square and other SF areas can easily be reached by public transportation. Breakfast was OK but... More 

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Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
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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