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“Beautifully renovated however a bit noisy.” 4 of 5 stars
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520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (The Castro)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 71 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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13 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beautifully renovated however a bit noisy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Loved the outdoor courtyards. There are two main houses which share a manicured courtyard. Everything was freshly painted. The kitchens (two) and rooms have the pottery barn appeal. We stayed in a tiny room. The walls are thin, making it possible to hear a snoring neighbor. There is also a commuter train that whizzes by around 7:00 a.m. The bathrooms could use some more shelves and/or hooks. The reception area needs an update as well to match the rest of the inn. Scott was a lovely host. He went out of his way to welcome us "home." The inn is within walking distance to the Castro as well as Noe Valley (albeit a very steep hill). If you are staying during the week and have a car, pay the extra $ for parking. It's a lot easier to find parking on the weekend near the inn.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Very clean, nice design and warm staff. Great location.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The Parker Guest House is a nice, clean and cozy Bed & Breakfast place, situated in the Mission. The rooms are nice and the people are super friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Found the Parker Guest House by what some would say is accident but I would happily call serendipity! Great location, beautiful property/decor, wonderful amenities, delicious breakfast all accompanied by the best asset the Parker Guest House has -- top shelf staff! You could not ask to be treated more kindly yet professionally and all are made to feel welcome and at home. Highly recommend this place!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I picked Parker Guest House to stay at because it was the closest place to stay to an event I was attending. It wasn't until I'd already booked it that I noticed it was referred to a "gay hotel." Which after about half a second, I decided didn't matter in the least.

And it shouldn't matter to you either, because if let that fact negatively influence your decision in any way, you are missing out on what is quite possibly some of the best service and beautiful B n' B location in San Francisco.

The room was beautiful and well-kept, the property as a whole is gorgeous and clearly cared for very well. The staff was seriously the kindest, most helpful staff we've seen at a hotel in a really, really long time.

The neighborhood is wonderful and within walking distance of loads of cool places in the Mission district and Castro - which are pretty hip places (maybe too hip for an old dude like me?) with lots of places to eat, and shop. You can take the Church street train down to Market and be in downtown without driving in about 15-20 minutes, which is great too.

Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Rooms towards the back of the hotel are a little quieter, but ALL the rooms are far quieter than jus...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I've been staying at the Parker House for 10-years now and, since finding it in 2002, have stayed no place else. Every one I've ever referred to the Parker has had nothing but glowing remarks. The place is beautiful, spotless, and the location cannot be beat. Close enough to Castro Street to be there in just a few minutes walk, right on the MUNI line, and the staff is the best in the business. Bill and Bob are magnificant hosts and always make you feel like they've been anxiously awaiting your return! The morning breakfast and the evening social are wonderful. I'm an early riser and they make it easy for me to get into that kitchen at 5AM and make breakfast. I've made some life-long friends here and can't wait to get back next month! Stay here!!! You will NOT regret it!

Room Tip: If you're a late sleeper book a room in the second house. Main house can get a little noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We try to take a mini-vacation to San Francisco at least once a year and we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. Beautiful property, friendly staff and a very short walk to the Castro, the Mission District and public transportation. Its a bit pricey, but worth it for the quality and great location.

Room Tip: There are two buildings that sit on either side of the courtyard garden. If you prefer a more tradi...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parker Guest House is a 21 guest room inn located between San Francisco's vibrant Castro and Mission Districts. ... more   less 
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Parker Guest House Hotel San Francisco

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