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The Inn San Francisco
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   943 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110   |  
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Ranked #5 of 69 San Francisco B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“unparalleled B&B experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

like being a guest at a friend's victorian home. after showing us to our room, marty provided a tour of the whole place, gave us a SF guide book and a home-made map of restaurants/bars in the area (with personal reviews, zagat scores and late-night options), and poured us a glass of port (which is available 24/7 in crystal decanters in the living room). has a cute patio garden where you can eat breakfast, hot tub, roof with 360 views of the city, parking (plus they'll give up their own parking spots in front of the hotel if none of the parking garage spots are open), great breakfast buffet spread. would stay there in a second next time i visit SF.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Quite simply a wonderful place to stay. The Victorian decor is like stepping back in time. The breakfast is as good as the pictures on the website. Megan, Lisa and all the staff were excellent. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We thoroughy enjoyed our stay in Rm 24 in this beautifully restored 1872 mansion. Marty, Lisa, Wulda, Alex and all the staff were most attentive and very friendly, ensuring our stay was really relaxed and pleasant. - The "welcome home" greetiing did add to the feeling it was our SF "home" too! Our rear facing room was not quite as "grand" as the front room but gave us the quieter environment from the street sounds that we requested. Breakfast was excellent and the availability of tea/coffee 24/7 was great each time we came "home".
As this is a pet friendly Inn, it is important to idnetify your allergic requirements at booking, so the staff can address this requirement for your room before you arrive.
Perhaps the only concern would be if someone had slept in the "loft" double bed - with no lift up side, the possibilty of rolling out was there.

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  • Stayed November 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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Portland, Oregon
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Luscious Victorian decor, classical music in the parlour, free coffee/cookies/candy 24/7, hot tub, roof garden, fresh flowers in your room, enough pillows, real glasses and cutlery, luscious breakfast spread with platters of beautifully presented fresh fruit, breads, quiche, eggs...very friendly helpful staff, and fantastic hotel dog. Magnificent Mission location. Nothing lacking whatsoever, and so comfortable!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 November 4, 2012

The short review: have stayed twice and will again as soon as possible. The longer version:Tie Victorian Mansion which survived the 1906 earth quake and fire is as clean, bright and shining as if it had just been built and furnished with wit. Can't beat this place for atmosphere or feather beds. Generosity manifest in the abundant fresh fruit ,breads, cereals cheeses and quiche at breakfast , fruit bowl coffee and tea available though out the day, and complimentary sherry, port and biscuits in the evening. Great location in quirky neighborhood with authentic food on the corner at the San Jalisco-- we ate there three times. Check out Dosa for Indian cuisine, and hit Boabab for Senegalese food adventure. Short walk to shops, coffee brunch and great ethnic food. Close to Bart and bus. Don't miss the historic Mission Dolores Chapel and graveyard, a fifteen minute walk from The INN.

Roof top deck has fantastic views, garden in back is calm and beautiful. We didn't make it to the hot top, so inviting looking under an arbor.
Staff can help you with suggestions, reviews, directions and emotional support. Lisa, Meghan and the incomparable Marty ( owner and manager) made s feel at home and cared for. We really miss Guppy, the forever puppy. Stairs could be an issue if you have mobility issues.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Words really do fail. This place is superb.

From the beautiful period building. The incredible restful atmosphere of a stunning home and beautiful furnishings. Complemented by good comfortable rooms, an excellent hot tub and superb roof terrace.

But even better than the above are the truly wonderful staff. They are all extremely knowledgeable, helpful and extremely nice. They all really enhance the stay. It feels more like being in a lovely home than a B and B.

The breakfast is also superb and this place seems to attract nice people, which also enhance the stay.

Location wise it is central enough and very easy to get to most places.

This all combines to be a truly wonderful and different experience and one thst I'd highly recommend.

Enjoy your time at the Inn if you are lucky enough to get the chance

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Inn San Francisco is so lovely and charming that I often dream of going back and staying in our sweet little room again. It's a wonderful place to start out your day with a really great, healthy buffet breakfast enjoyed in the courtyard. Returning at night is just as welcoming with port and sherry available in the main room, with candles lit and soft music playing; the effect is like travelling back to a simpler era. The house has real charm and character and so you feel you are getting an authentic San Franciscan experience. It is worth renting a parking space from the inn to come and go as you please. The Inn San Francisco is one-of-a-kind; we will return!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 943 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn San Francisco 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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