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Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   600 Presidio Ave., San Francisco, CA 94115
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my 3rd visit to San Fran. and this place made it the best! I had 2 not very p;easeant stays at other places--Nob Hill Inn and Laurel Inn --STAY AWAY from both!!! Stay at the Monte Cristo! So clean-extra quiet-not tacky imitation antiques like so many other BandB's-great breakfast -and the bus #43 at your door. Very safe... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very homey feeling in a turn of the century environment, at the best area of San Fransisco. Friendly service and wonderful, luscious homemade breakfast with fresh fruit, baked goods and great coffee! Rooms are cozy, clean and romantic. Recommended!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I stayed at the Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast on a recent trip to San Francisco with my girlfriend. We stayed in the Suite (Room 1). It was an amazing stay. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the antique decorations were delightful, and as silly as it sounds I now feel cheated whenever I use a toilet that doesn't have a... More

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Napa Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We arrived early lucky for us our room was waiting for us. We brought champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries they offered to bring us a fridge or keep in their fridge. We kept in their fridge it was waiting for us when we were ready. We enjoyed room 10 it was bright airy had a room over a beautiful SF... More

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San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Loved staying here for change of pace (had business dinner nearby) and will come back. Monte Cristo made me slow down - what a gift! I enjoyed the nice touches that became visible once I slowed down to take them in, from period furniture and silverware to the many thoughtful details that you wouldn't find in the large business hotels... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I spent five nights at the Monte Cristo during my first visit to San Francisco. It was a lovely place to stay. My room was smallish, but charming and spotless, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the bathroom is newly renovated. Breakfast, as everyone says, was delicious and custom made, and there are always cookies and coffee in the dining... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I am writing this review since there are extra touches that are just not listed on a form but add to the ambiance. The lady who laid out the amazing breakfast and cooked the eggs and quiche took care to dress in period clothes from earlier eras and had great stories to share. Great as a tourist resource too. The... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were driving down the west coast of California booking accommodation as we went, not realising how busy SF was on the weekend we were there, Monte Cristo was one of the last places with rooms (and only one at that!) on Trip Advisor. What a fantastic find, the room was beautiful (we had the twin) fitted out with gorgeous... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Monte Cristo on numerous occasions. It is conveniently located (especially in relation to our kids apartment) so we always look forward to a WONDERFUL place to call home while visiting. The beds are so comfortable, it's very quiet and breakfast is outstanding! The owners are great as well as anyone we've ever... More

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Broome, Australia
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44 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Finding a good place to stay close enough into a city is sometimes hard, but I'm so glad we found Monte Cristo. The outside is nice but no indication of what's within! Monte Cristo has some history, being built originally as a bordello, and having once been a speakeasy. Now it's a bed and breakfast with a great atmosphere. We... More

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Additional Information about Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast

Also Known As:
Monte Cristo b&b
Monte Cristo Hotel San Francisco
Monte Cristo Hotel
Address: 600 Presidio Ave., San Francisco, CA 94115
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If the walls of the Monte Cristo could talk, what stories they could tell, for this remarkable building has been a part of San Francisco since 1875. When the great fire swept the city after the 1906 earthquake, homes were put to the torch on Van Ness Avenue to create a firebreak, and the 'Saloon' not only survived, it served as a refuge for the newly post-quake homeless. This European-style B&B is convenient to the entire city and is at the junction of three great neighborhoods, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, and Laurel Heights. It is in one of the cleanest neighborhoods in San Francisco with abundant street parking. It is only two blocks to the elegantly restored Victorian shops, Zagat-rated restaurants and antique stores on Sacramento Street. It's within walking distance to shopping on Union Street and Fillmore Street. ... more   less 
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