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520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Castro)
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Parker Guest House
Ranked #1 of 70 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed at the Parker again. We love it. It is cosy, smart, and in a great location. The staff are great, very helpful, and the accommodation is excellent. Also, for us as a boy-boy couple, being in the Castro is fantastic, away from the "plastic" world of downtown tourism, and surrounded by a very real and very nice California.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about this place other than we WILL stay here again when revisiting San Francisco. The homely feel of the place is amazing and this is more like a boutique hotel rather than a B&B. I don't believe the owners live onsite so it does not feel like you are staying in someone's personal home but it... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 4th stay at the Parker House. The location is convenient for walking and public transportation. The area is quiet. The accommodations were lovely and very comfortable. Breakfast was varied from muffins, cereals, bagels, fruit, juices, tea and coffee. The staff is very friendly and available at all times. The garden and patio areas are beautiful and very... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here ten years ago so a return visit was well overdue. We cannot praise this establishment enough; the room was comfortable and clean and the location excellent but what really made the difference was the staff - genuinely welcoming and friendly doing everything possible to give us the perfect experience. The nightly 'wine social' is a fine idea;... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good, quiet location. If you have a lot of heavy luggage, you may need some help transferring them as there are some flights of steps. Facilities are tastefully appointed with rustic, homely charm. Breakfast is a cocktail of cut fresh fruits with cereals, toast, confiture, muffins, muesli, milk, coffee and tea. The staff are attentive and very helpful. It... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our two nights over Christmas! Very nice and comfortable deluxe queen room. Lovely fireplace and Christmas decorations, beautiful patio, and breakfast area. The hosts were extremely friendly and even greeted us outside to help with our luggage. The decor and furniture were very tasteful and and avoided the typical kitsch-y B&B style. Coffee is excellent and we enjoyed it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was off season and the weather was rainy all 4 days we stayed so this likely impacted the number of guests. It's only 1 block from the nearest subway stop. The room was small but adequate with a shared hall bathroom. It worked out well because few other guests used the shared bathroom but this may prove inconvenient and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in December. The guesthouse was beautiful, especially with the fireplace and Christmas decorations. "This house was made for Christmas" one of the staff told me. The room was very nice - warm, clean and the most comfortable soft but firm bed. The breakfast, although all carbs (a little protein from the local deli helped... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What a beautiful house, or should I say homes. Parker Guest House is two Victorian homes with a common garden/patio joining them together. There are various rooms, some with private baths and some with shared baths. I was upgraded to a private bath which was so nice of them. The staff was kind enough to drag my bags upstairs for... More 

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near Boston, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stayed at the Parker Guest House fir the second time in two years, this time for eight days. Our son has bern living in San Francisco for three years and we'll probably be visiting him at least once a year. Parker House will be our choice each time. Welcoming and helpful staff, great rooms and breakfasts, and very handy... More 

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Address: 520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Castro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Parker Guest House Hotel San Francisco

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