We spent 4 days in what amounts to a museum owned by a wonderful lady by the name of Sheila Ash. A San Francisco resident of many decades. She has mixed and matched artifacts all over the place. And photos - many of her, and some very famous folks (a photo signed by Jackie Kennedy). Is she from San Francisco? You bet and it shows. It's Very close to the street without excessive noise.
We found Noe's nest at someone's recommendation. It's not a hotel, most of the rooms are not huge BUT. It is clean, comfortable, and in a great location. BandB's in this area (Noe Valley, S.F.) had to undergo substantial renovations so that each room has a bathroom. The buildings are "thin" and making it work is not easy. At the end of the day some rooms are larger than others, and yes some bathrooms are a little sparse. Breakfast made fresh every day and if you want something in particular just ask her for it (maybe the day before). Good coffee, quiche, bagels, lox, pastries and other stuff served on English porcelain from another era (probably picked up in an estate sale)..
The price is "reasonable". It is in a wonderful area, one block from an Italian cafe (Cafe Fiore) inexpensive and excellent. Fresh pasta, salads, excellent panna cotta from right up on top of the weight watcher's list. Plus a great wine list. A block farther away is a Turkish restaurant (Tuba) run by the owner serving dishes made from recipes furnished by his mother and grandmother.
This place is in the middle of a happening area. It's also safe and plenty of parking.
Try it out. You won't be sorry. I offer one suggestion. If you're concerned about the room size or want a bath tub (versus a shower - maybe a small one) call her. She'll give you all the details you need. Our room had a king size bed that ate up most of the room. The TV might even be in a strange place (on top of something.So? Feel free to mention my name.