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“A bit noisy, but so lovely!” 5 of 5 stars
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2229 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 73 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“A bit noisy, but so lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had the New Yorker, next to reception and facing the street so was a little noisy, and we found the bed uncomfortable (we like rock hard mattresses though). Other than that the place is perfect. Location wise it was great to be able to walk the whole city, there are plenty of cafe and restaurants nearby (I'd recommend pizza at Rose's across the street). The breakfasts are delightful, best quality fruit, and the French toast is dangerously good. Our hosts were happy to cater to my other half's slightly picky eating by giving him plain toast rather than the really good stuff!
Whenever we came in during the afternoon there was always a new cake or some biscuits to try, and tea or coffee to go with them. There was also wine and other nibbles later on too.
Really friendly place, we had some great chats and met some great people here - I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chatham, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We recently stayed in the Carriage House and loved our stay here. While it is not a low-cost option, the price was fair. San Francisco is expensive, and at this property we got personal service, and AWESOME breakfast and sole use of the Carriage House - a secluded little cottage behind the main house. The room was lovely and nestled in the middle of a beautiful garden. The location is a little removed from Union/Market Square and Fisherman's wharf, but these were manageable to get to with a bus stop just steps from the Inn. Union Street also has a number of cafes, restaurants and shops. A great alternative to large corporate hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Arranging the Mass for mother after she past was difficult from 2 and a 1/2 hours away. When searching for a place to stay near St. Vincent De Paul Church, I noticed the website for the Union Street Inn. I was worried because we could only stay one night. We had just adopted mother's very nervous cats and I was loathe to leave them. Would anyone understand my plight? From the moment I first spoke with Herb, I could feel his kindness and compassion washing over me. Not only were we allowed to book a lovely room, we were assured that we could stop by the Inn before Mass to change clothes and drop off the luggage. Kit met us with a warm smile and a great deal of reassurance that stopping in early was not an issue. She took charge of our bags and we headed off to the church. When we returned, there was a lovely fruit basket in our room as well as all of our luggage. Kit invited us to have a glass of wine, some cheese, and fresh fruit. She also had some of Jane's wine cake set out (NOT to be missed.) We sat in the gardens under Morning Glories, Angel Trumpet and tiny pink roses listening to soothing fountains until my husband realized that the Giant's game would soon be on. Kit pointed us just down the hill to the Balboa Cafe were we could have both a very good meal and the fun of jovial crowd who where all very much into the game. That night we stayed in the Holly Room. It was well appointed, very comfortable, and large enough to suit my husband whose tastes run toward huge, modern suites. We had meant to ask after the "feather bed" mattress pad that provided even a restless sleeper such as myself a perfect night but, we were so enthralled by fresh fruit, homemade waffles, and apple wood bacon the next morning that we forgot. It seemed all the other guests were in bliss as well! Everyone was chatting happily and we exchanged stories of our respective homes and information about the city. My only regret was not having more time to spend at the Inn and visiting the shops on Union Street. We look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: Open the windows of your room for the soothing sound of the fountain and the scent of flowers as you...
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was one of the highlights of our stay in San Fransisco. Kit was a wonderful host, as well as the rest of the wonderful people at the Union Street Inn. It was cozy, comfy, beautiful, and we felt right at home. If ever in San Fransisco again we would definitely go back!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Excellant accommodations. Engaging Inn Keepers. Clean and exactly as portrayed. Close to fine dinning or casual...what ever you want. Don't miss the evening wine and cheese, and the morning breakfast sets the day off just fine. Where to go...just ask Jane. Will return.

Room Tip: Go for the 2nd floor facing the rear garden!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Being very particular and wanting to feel the 'Heart' of a city, We made the choice to stay at the Union St Inn based solely on the Trip Advisor reports. Well we was not disappointed!. We fully endorse the ratings and comments about the wonderful experience we had at the Union St Inn. A lovely homely feel, amazing cooking, great personalised service, fun, lively conversation and Jane and David's interest in assisting to make our trip truly memorable. Thank you again Jane, for the yummy cake recipe!!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Union Street Inn for three nights in September as the second lag of our honeymoon. This was our first time in San Fran and we absolutely fell in love with the Cow Hollow neighborhood! Friends had told us to try to stay at a hotel in Union Square so we would be close to shopping, etc. However, neither of us are touristy types and we knew we would likely tire quickly of the craziness that is Union Square. We were so happy we listened to our instincts and booked to stay at the Union Street Inn! It was easy to bus or cab downtown and there were also plenty of excellent restaurants and shops right in Cow Hollow. Walking around the area was one of our favorite parts of our visit!

As for the Inn itself, we loved our stay! We stayed in the Wildrose room which was very comfortable and surprisingly quiet at night (though it does back the garden area). David and Jane were wonderful at making recommendations for places to go. Jane's breakfasts were fabulous and kept us full well into the afternoon! When we return to San Fran, this will be the first place we try to book! Excellent experience!

Room Tip: I would recommend getting a room that backs the garden area like we had. Union Street is quite busy...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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: 2229 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Warm Hospitality at San Francisco's Union Street Inn. The Union Street Inn Bed and Breakfast combines the elegance and gentility of an Edwardian home. Rooms are spacious, airy and comfortable. Open your window and the fragrance of old roses, lavender, sage and rosemary wafts up from the romantic cottage garden - a delightful spot to enjoy an inviting breakfast or afternoon tea. ... more   less 
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Union Street Hotel San Francisco

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