Despite having family and friends in the city and nearby, I had grown to dislike San Francisco in recent years... Enter the Inn at the Presidio! I first stayed when the Inn was fairly new, and since then it has been the ONLY place I'll stay here. Fully booked? I'll reschedule my trip rather than stay elsewhere!
You see, I never could find a hotel (including the really posh places) that felt like a refuge from the city's dense crowds and noise...and I was so weary of feeling fleeced by inflated rates and ridiculous parking fees. The Inn is quite fairly priced by comparison with other SF choices, featuring gracious service, top-notch amenities, large well-outfitted bathrooms, and an ample breakfast to start each day. Each room is a little different, with surprising extras: a fireplace here, a balcony there, a walk-in closet, or even a view toward the bridge). The style is contemporary without being trendy, with furniture exactly where you need it.
Location is key, and the Presidio is a stunning village perched at the tip of San Francisco, backed by a forest of green and facing the sparkling bay and Sausalito headlands beyond. Filled with history, architecture, recreation, and an increasing choice of excellent restaurants, it's a cultural treasure trove I've only begun to explore. My mornings begin with a brisk walk, better each time I'm there as buildings are restored, landscaping is refreshed, and new businesses open up. I can't wait to see the final version (scheduled for completion around 2016 and illustrated in a nearby exhibit) when the main post lawn will sweep uninterrupted down toward Crissy Field and the waterfront!
Able to conveniently park my car for just a few dollars a night, I'm free to explore all of SF's colorful neighborhoods within a 20-minute drive (friends in SoMa, shopping along Fillmore St., sightseeing at Land's End, museums in Golden Gate Park, dining in North Beach, family in Mill Valley, etc.) and return to this spacious quiet haven at day's end. Heaven!
If I had one compliant, it's only that I would prefer a hot egg dish at breakfast, rather than just cold boiled eggs. I'm into my morning protein :-) But the pleasure of enjoying European-style cold cuts and rolls, along with steaming Irish oats, ably suffices!
If you're looking for exciting nightlife, walking access to SF shopping/landmarks, elevator service, or in-house services like pool/fitness/spa, this is NOT for you. But if you seek stylish breathing room from the city's bustle, with a full fitness club, day spa, and famous name chef eateries within an easy stroll, the Inn is the answer to your prayers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most unique San Francisco hotel experience comes from the Inn at the Presidio. Tucked into the luscious Presidio—a National Historic Landmark—this hotel near Golden Gate Bridge was once an elegant home for bachelor U.S. Army officers. The Inn at the Presidio, in the northwest corner of the city, has 22 rooms, 17 of which are suites including a gas fireplace and sofa sleeper. Complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese receptions are part of your stay. Our San Francisco lodging also features an outdoor patio with a gas fire fit, porches with rocking chairs, and grand public lobby areas. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the whole Presidio hotel, as well as a daily morning newspaper. In its Georgian Revival-style building, the inn also has meeting spaces for functions of up to 20 people which can be reserved for private, memorable events and meetings. Enjoy easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Crissy Field, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and other quintessential sights. For unmatched San Francisco accommodations, book your Inn at the Presidio reservations today. ... more less
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