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“Historical and Magnificient” 5 of 5 stars
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White Swan Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Union Square)   |  
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Laguna Niguel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Historical and Magnificient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I selected this hotel based on the excellent reviews and reasonable price. The staff was extremely attentive. The front desk clerk was patient in helping us find a place appealing to our taste for dinner. One of the staff members was quick to offer us an umbrella as we were heading out the door on a rainy evening. Our room was clean and charming with a bit of history all around including glass door knobs, books and tea cups and saucers on the fireplace mantle. The location is perfect to catch the Cable Cars to Fisherman's Wharf or walk to China town. There were a lot of restaurants with all types of foods nearby. Everything about the White Swan is the best!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto. Ontario. Canada.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed at a Holiday Inn for the first half of our trip and were very dissatisfied with our service. Then we stumbled upon the White Swan Inn and decided to stay there for the rest of the trip. We were pleasantly surprised by the service and little extra details this Inn provides. It's a unique old building, our room had a fireplace and kitchenette and it was very comfortable. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Nice and cosy hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. Complimentary wine and snacks were served in the afternoon.
Valet parking was offered.
Complimentary breakfast was ok but could have been better.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rueil-malmaison, France
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

5 nights in this hotel, with our daughter (2 yo).
Perfect location. Staff always at your service. This hotel has something exotic and different that the others.. I really think that it's one of the best establishement in SF with affordable price..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Orlando
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The White Swann Inn delivered a great experience for my wife and I. With staff always willing to help (and provide insightful information), we were able to get around quickly and efficiently while in San Fran. The rooms were great and clean...breakfast was delicious...and the location in the heart of SF was perfect. We walked everywhere, and when we couldn't, there were plenty of bus lines and the BART was a 10 min walk. HIGHLY recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Kamala, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A charming little hotel in a great location for easy access to all San Francisco has to offer. Our room was large but cozy with a gas fire and cute flowery wallpaper. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and there are some great restaurants close by. Valet parking was very expensive though. Breakfast was also great.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Ottawa
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Small hotel centrally located close to Chinatown and cable cars provided easy access to local tourist attractions and restaurants. Hotel staff were very polite and knowledgeble of things to do and see in the city. Buffet breakfasts were fantastic and coffee and cookies available all day. At 5PM wine and snacks were served with a great way to meet fellow guests. Rooms very spacious and very clean with small bar fridge provided. We would highly recommend this hotel. Steve and Heather Canada.

Room Tip: We stayed a week on the 5th floor away from Bush Street which was very quiet and good for sleeping.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#8 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Swan Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a crackling fireplace in all 26 guestrooms and suites, the White Swan Inn is a romantic small hotel in the Nob Hill/Union Square area. The White Swan Inn is a visually stunning tribute to the intimate hotels of London. Dark wood paneling, rich floral carpets, comfortable furniture and enchanting English art and collectables set the tone. All guests enjoy a generous breakfast buffet and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres served fireside in the parlor. ... more   less 
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