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“Vactation stay” 5 of 5 stars
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611 42nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 (The Richmond)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 69 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Cooper City, Florida, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Vactation stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed in late October our hostess and accommodations were wonderful. We particularly loved our room with the view of the ocean.
Public transportation is very accessible, but if you have a car the parking can be a challenge.

  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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El Cajon, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

This is perfect place for a romantic getaway. I took my wife there for her surprise b-day gift. The host was wonderful and the Ocean View Room is awesome with great views of the ocean. Looking forward staying here again in the future.

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  • Stayed February 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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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, an easy walk from the bus line. We parked our car on the street for free (more about that later) and took the bus everywhere, which was easy and convenient.
The decor is victorian, and is a beautiful collection of historical pieces, including some portraits of Joanne's ancestors. We took advantage of Joanne's selection of guide books and historical books about the area, and one evening we enjoyed one of her SF-related movies on the VCR that was available in our room.
Each morning, Joanne left out a wide array of breakfast foods, including homemade granola and some delicious pastries. In most B&Bs, the host cooks breakfast, but this was a fine way to do it, and allowed us total flexibility in what we ate and when we had breakfast.
Our only problem was that apparently we received a parking ticket while parked on the street, due to street cleaning. We did not see any ticket, but were informed by the SF authorities a few months later, and by that time they had added late fees. The rental car company also added its own fee, so the parking actually ended up costing us $150. It would have been very helpful if the B&B had provided information and warnings about the street cleaning, so we could have moved our car to the other side of the street.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

If you are in San Francisco, consider to stay in this Bed and Breakfast. Close to the Ocean in a nice neighbourhood. Joanne is a very nice host. The Rooms are very clean. We travelled with another couple. Together we occupied the both rooms of this Bed and Breakfast. But we get more. We get a complete appartment with a kitchen, a sitting room and a room, in which ( an excellent) breakfast was served. Parking is free ( many places available in front of the Bed and Brakfast). It is by car a short drive to the Golden Gate Bridge as well as to other sight seeing points in San Francisco.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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England
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed at Ocean B&B Sept 2011. I would describe Ocean Beach B&B as traditional Bed and Breakfast accommodation and there are two rooms available. During our visit we stayed in both rooms, the first room has a bed, TV and wardrobe and a bathroom across the hall, the other more expensive room has a larger living space with an en-suite, living room and bedroom (including sea view). Both rooms are great but if you can stay in the sea view room it is especially nice.

Located in the area of Richmond, on the west coast of San Francisco, a short walk away from the excellent Ocean Beach and Cliff House. We found the accommodation extremely comfortable, clean and it was in a nice and quiet residential location. Joanne was most welcoming and friendly, we found the breakfasts, which consisted of cereal, eggs, pastries, cheeses, fruit, yogurts as generous and tasty. The homemade cookies were also delicious! Ocean B&B is around 30-40 mins away from Union Square on the 38 bus along Geary Street, this journey was fine for us. The buses are regular well into the evening and affordable (get the Passport if you are staying for a few days).

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Nice and quiet location. easy road side parking. reasonal rate in SF. great ocean view from guest room( foggy in morning). continental breakfast with many choices(cereals, warm danish, fresh fruits, eggs....). We really really enjoyed our stay and highly recommented.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lloydminster, Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

I found this place while researching Ocean beach... there is a two night minimum stay at 187.00 US ....4 of us stayed here as Joanne had a last minute cancellation. located on 42nd and Anza, a flat street, 4 blocks from the Beach and accross the park to the Cliff House. Totally auesome place for my two teens and sister. We shared the suite room overlooking the ocean...breathtaking view ..., nice windmill to watch, quiet area, clean, comfortable beds, victorian surroundings. Could not believe we had full use of the whole upstairs, a full kitchen with a large fridge, stove, microwave, tons of dishes and cookware, living room with fireplace, beautiful victorian dining area, reading material, tv and dvd player, cable, a bathroom and then a bathroom in our two room suite. Joanne was so friendly and she was very mindful of our needs. Her little grandaughter Olive is so cute, If you are allergic to cats just let Joanne know and she wont let it up. Safeway is just 4 blocks down and 2 blocks over on La Playa, buy groceries and have your own food after the lavish breakfast. Two blocks up hill on Geary you can catch the #38 all the way up, just call 311 which is the Muni public bus and they will help you get where you want. Golden Gate park was just a 4 block down hill walk to Fulton st ( beautiful park for walking just like a forest ) and then over to main Ocean Beach ( beautiful beach with surfers, clean sand, tons of room, tons of long beach for miles to walk, fun cold waves to jump in which was nice during the heat wave SF experienced, but tons of dogs running around but fun to watch them and they did not bother us for the most part) breathtaking sunset, just be careful when the tide is in or out too , there are riptides and you could be swept away so dont be fooled by the beauty there is danger too, there were shells at the sutra bath end of the beach and it is quiet and beautiful there so worth what it takes to get down there !!!!). Beach Chalet restaruant was priced better than Cliff house which we tried to eat at for three days and gave up due to crowds, even with a pager they give you. WAlk down to the old Sutra baths but beware you cant get to the beach and would have to either crawl precariously over the rocks or all the way back up. Also no where to get down to the most beautiful beach in SF from The Cliff house either, you need to walk down Hill to find an opening so from the Sutra baths it is a long walk to find an opening to the street. also we waited an hour to catch the number 38 bus on 48st after that long walk up from the Cliff house as did not realize Anza st is flat and could not bear the uphill climb on Geary street ( walking in SF is not for the faint of heart or anyone with medical issues, so we took cabs up those 90 degree angle streets, in the heat too) so was going to take the bus. A little scary at night waiting for the bus but Joanne reassured us it was safe. Dont eat at Louie's down from the Cliff house. it was reasonablly priced but the food so substandard. A raw meat chilie burger with I swear canned chilie ...just gross but the waitress graciouly took it off the bill, a warm rootbeer float ?? and our shrimp Louis salad was on a bed of iceberg lettuce with a half an egg , slice of tomatoe and a small helping of what looked like canned shrimp .....the clam chowder and sour dough was reasonable and the cake and pie looked good so you could try that. speaking of food...breakfast at the B nB was auesome....yogurt, fruit bowl which changed each morning... fresh pastry, cold cereals and juice...eggs if you want ..bagels and creme cheese one morning and you could help yourself all day to addictive chochlate chip home made cookies and there were all the little extras of snacks and chochlates on the bed and she cleaned up the rooms and bathrooms. There is one other bedroom for guests so you are sharing the whole space with one other couple. It is truely a home away from home and every other accommodation was a let down after this place ...........do not hesitate ....We are going back ..our teenage girls loved this place and are already asking to go back .......A great place to stay !!!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Address: 611 42nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Richmond
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Ranked #20 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinctive Bed and Breakfast accommodations with ocean views, within blocks of the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Park and the Cliff House in San Francisco, California - Ocean Beach Bed & Breakfast, San Francisco. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ocean Beach Hotel San Francisco
Ocean Beach b&b

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