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“Charming Place to Stay in S.F.” 4 of 5 stars
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White Swan Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108   |  
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Ranked #10 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Los Angeles, California
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“Charming Place to Stay in S.F.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

From the attractive, oversized room (essentially a suite), cozy fire in the Sitting Room with complementary afternoon wine and creative hors d'oeuvres, wonderful breakfasts, and a terrific staff, it was a most delightful visit. Two minor issues were that despite the printed request in every room to the guests for "Quiet Time" from 10 P.M to 6 A.M., the people in the room above us played their TV loud enough to be heard by us and showered after Midnight (not really the fault of the hotel - just some inconsiderate jerks); additionally, the piped-in music during the hosted wine receptions should have been some gentle harp or piano solos instead of the old Rock & Roll tunes, which did not fit the serene English countryside theme of the Inn. These issues were defintely not sufficient to remove the White Swan from our plans for future trips to San Francisco.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very convenient location, just two blocks away from the cable car, very friendly staff, cute and quiet room, freshly prepared breakfast with a good choice. We found it a good idea to join the afternoon appetizer & wine offering, as we got to meet other travellers who had some good hints for activities in San Francisco. We travelled around California and the National Parks for three weeks and the White Swan Inn was one of the top three places we stayed in.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Verona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great location and staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back. Elevator a bit funky. Can't submit this review until I have 200 characters, don't know why. Doubt anyone will see this review but White Swan Inn was great!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Alamo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First timers with a SF timeshare that was booked so we gave the White Swan a try. We were very impressed--very unique and so many amenities. The downstairs was unique. Suite was quaint. Will stay again!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The White Swan is a great place to settle in for a few days in San Francisco. We started our day with a delicious breakfast and ended our day with fresh baked cookies, wine, a comfy bed with a fireplace and free wifi. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The White Swan is a smaller, intimate property than most you will find in this city. We loved the way the staff went out of their way to answer your questions and to make sure your stay was great. The rooms are tastefully done as is the rest of the inn. The breakfast served each morning were very good, and the wine and appetizers were nice to come back to after sightseeing all day. We especially enjoyed meeting the other guests from different parts of the world. It is in a very convenient location also.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

i'm not generous with five point reviews, but this place deserves one. It is not normal hotel, more of a large and well organized B&B. We had a nice room on the fourth floor, they serve good breakfast and even afternoon wine.

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Additional Information about White Swan Inn

Address: 845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#16 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Swan Inn 3.5*
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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