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Hayes Valley Inn

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417 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #19 of 70 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Well, at first I thought it was going to be great!! I arrived on a Thursday evening. The evening help is great. Had some tea and cookies and waited for a friend to arrive. The next morning I was awoken by construction downstairs from my room at 7! Happened the next two days too. The day staff is crazy and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

This is a cute B&B in the less touristy Hayes Valley. Rooms are quite small, but for a night's stay it really wasn't a big deal (we were in a double room). Our room came without a full bathroom (there is a small sink though in the room), so had to use the shower down the hall, which was clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

I was hesitant about the staying at the Hayes Valley Inn as I did not know about the neighborhood and was unsure about the shared bathroom situation. But all the reviews from Trip Advisor members were spot on. The hotel is older but very clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The area is pretty good with lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

The hotel was reasonably nice, I would say like 2 or 3 star accomodation. On the downside the room wasn't ensuite and the communal bathrooms are a little small and worn. The breakfast however was great! On a side note, if I were staying in San Francisco again I would probably stay at Fishermans Wharf, it seemed to be where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

In quite a lively neighbourhood of San Francisco, this period hotel, has authentic rooms but without private bathrooms! We had quite a small room at the quite backside, the other rooms are larger. Reception people were very helpfull and nice. Free afternoon tea with cookies is served in the breakfast rooms. Double room do 80 $, what is for San... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Clean and comfortable, room was a little loud. Do not miss the super breakfast 7-11 am, fresh fruit salad and bagles. Neighborhood was ok, I did feel quite save although there were several homeless people arround. But really better than other places in SF. Only downside: the Bath was shared for the whole floor, so there were waiting times in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

This place was really cute and we felt really safe here and liked the neighborhood. We had to share 1 shower and 2 toilets with an entire hall of rooms though and there is no a/c in the rooms only an overhead fan. There is a sink in the rooms. The mattress was older and super squeaky. The breakfast was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The Hayes Valley Inn is a great place to stay. I have stayed in hotels all over the world and this Inn has some of the nicest people and best ambiance of anywhere I have been. Here are the details I always want to know about a place and don't always find in a review- This is a historic building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

The Hayes Valley Inn is a brilliant place to stay! So rooms, the room we stayed at was very clean and neat with beautiful wooden furniture and a sink. It was a shared bath and toilet however, it was always very well kept and clean. We stayed beside the street and it is a given that there will be some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

We stayed in one of the new quads which was perfect for exploring the city with kids. The beds are comfortable and the room was updated with new paint and carpet. You can indeed hear street noise through the open windows but it didn't keep any of us awake. No lines for the bathrooms or shower. Friendly staff helped us... More 

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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