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White Swan Inn

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845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Turin, Italy
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

    Excellent place to visit and stay in San Francisco. Staff is very kind, clean room, very good breakfast with food of quality, complimentary wine in the afternoon. Very good discovery, I would recommend it to visit the city. It is just two blocks from a stop of the cable car. And of course stylish, if you like old english style.

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    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    First, I want to say that when you could find an employee, they were super friendly and helpful. The hotel is a very good value in a very convenient though slightly sketchy location. I had stayed at Petite Auberge years ago and was anxious to try The White Swan. You need to be aware that the pictures are somewhat deceptive.... More 

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    Phoenix, Arizona
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    I hate writing this review since we had such a wonderful stay at the White Swan several years ago. Unfortunately, a change in ownership appears to have come with a stay in standards. The property is an old one, to be sure, but that doesn't mean it has to feel and look tired, which it does. What was once Laura... More 

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    Richmond, Virginia
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Awful choice. Very old property. Old style quaint elevator that works very poorly. Central location ok but sketchy street. Washington Square Inn much better choice but they were booked. WiFi nearly non existent. Spent half the day with minimal to zero connectivity and the hotel techs attempting to fix I. Finally told them to replace the router, which they supposedly... More 

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    Ellicott City, Maryland
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    We loved staying at the White Swan Inn. The room was perfect and the breakfasts were amazing. I really love a simple breakfast, and these were perfect. We enjoyed the happy hours, and talked for hours to other guests - what fun!! The staff was so helpful. Our tour of Alcatraz was cancelled and they really tried to get us... More 

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    San Antonio, Texas
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Stayed just one night, but staff were hospitable and our room large and comfortable with a fireplace and wet bar area. Decor is funky eclectic. The nightly happy hour is a nice touch with generous hors d'oeuvres and wine, as is the breakfast buffet.

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    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was a real find! Well located within 2 blocks of Union Square. We enjoyed our 3 night stay a great deal. Our room was well appointed with a King bed, desk,love seat, recliner, flat screen TV and minibar. We also had a working fireplace and bay window on the street. Breakfast was very good with a lot variety and... More 

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    Cypress, Texas
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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very old hotel with no amenities. My teenagers were spooked out and couldn't stay the 4 nights we had originally booked. No parking onsite. Beds uncomfortable. Not family friendly and would not recommend.

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    Winchester, Massachusetts
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    staff lovely, friendly... Ask for room not on the street- noisey otherwise, also 5 th floor very warm... Good thing we had a fan!!!! A window A/C would have helped... Room spacious and comfortable. Breakfast room on ground floor adorable!!! Nice selection of food ....

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    lake city florida
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The staff, accommodations and location were excellent. Noisy later at night with street traffic, since windows needed to be open. It was a hot time of year. But in comparison to all the positives, this was small. Enjoyed the atmosphere and got to meet and talk with very nice people at evening socials.

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