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“"Fabulous and Friendly!"” 5 of 5 stars
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2229 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 71 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oakville, Canada
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“"Fabulous and Friendly!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

First time visiting San Francisco, and it couldn't have been better! The Union Street Inn is definitely a gem within the city. Gorgeous setting with beautiful gardens, comfortable atmosphere and five star breakfasts created by the friendliest of people. The location is perfectly nestled in the gorgeous Cow Hollow area, littered with fabulous shops and amazing restaurants. There wasn't a thing missing! This is your home away from home....Can't thank David, Jane, and our new friend Kit for their impeccable attention to making sure our stay was the most memorable ever!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are fabulous, but, if you want a gorgeous view of the garden, then select a room at...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
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  • 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Union Street Inn is one of those rare places that you feel comfortable as soon as you step through the door. The welcome is genuine and it carries through the entire stay.

Thank you David, Jane, and especially Kit for your kindness. We appreciated the yummy breakfasts, great recommendations, and the fact you didn't roll your eyes when we asked for directions more than once.

Room Tip: English Garden room was lovely. Only wished the weather was better so we could have kept the balcon...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Findon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

No numbers here! Guests are treated as friends, mingle over cheese and wine and share their appreciation of this lovely house and enchanting garden. Jane is a great host, generous with her time (and home-made breakfasts), interesting and full of helpful advice for first-time visitors to SF. The Carriage House is comfortable and secluded. A fascinating, memorable and eclectic place - we loved it!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed here for a few nights as part of our honeymoon in March 2014. The innkeepers were lovely people. On our last night, they were kind enough to leave us a breakfast tray in the kitchen since we would be departing for the airport before breakfast would be served the next morning, and they also helped us out with parking since we would be leaving before the garage opened. The breakfasts were great as well, and our vegetarian habits were easily accommodated.

We stayed in the New Yorker Room. It was very spacious, although the bathroom was a little small (but we expected no less in an old victorian). The view of the street coupled with the flowering window boxes was charming. There was some street noise from Union Street in the evenings, but it didn't bother us as we live in a city apartment anyway. If you are sensitive to noise, I would choose one of the rooms facing the garden.

The garden was probably my favorite part; it was gorgeous! We sat out there chatting and enjoying a bottle of wine we'd brought from the Napa Valley leg of our trip (which the innkeepers graciously stored in the kitchen refrigerator for us to chill). I only wish it had been warm enough outside in the mornings to have breakfast out there.

The location was also perfect. There are tons of restaurants and shops within a half mile radius; it was very walk-able.

A tip on parking: there is a public garage two blocks down that the inn has a deal with so that you can park for $15/day, but you cannot remove your car during the duration and the garage is only open during daytime hours to remove your car. If you plan to be using your car or need to leave before the garage is open, park on the street instead. We parked our car in the garage the first two days, took it out on the third, and parked on the street overnight as we'd be leaving before the garage opened.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the garden if you are sensitive to street noise.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Loved our 4 nights here. We stayed in the Wild Rose room which was beautiful, at the back of the house so lovely and quiet. Breakfast were well prepared and we enjoyed the opportunity in the mornings to chat to other guests about their travels. You have a lovely place, Jane and David. Thank you.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed at the Union Street Inn during a conference in February 2014 and loved it. The attention to detail was excellent and breakfasts yummy! I loved the bed - like sleeping at home which is not the norm for travel. Would highly recommend this B&B and will stay here again whenever I need to return to San Francisco.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I travel often and stay at major hotel chains 99% of the time. But after my first time at the Union Street B&B, I ONLY stay at this quaint, comfortable, convenient and friendly place. Jane, Kit, Scottie and others ALWAYS great me with smiles. The personal touch that you receive is like no other in the bay area. I meet guest that travel from all over the world during breakfast (It's soooo good) or just sit in the comfortable "living room" chatting with others about their corner of the world. I can't say enough about Union Street...The rooms, gardens and people are wonderful!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
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Additional Information about Union Street Inn

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 #4 of 71 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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