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198 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 73 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Couldnt be happier with the location or the room/house. And the other guests were all very interesting. The perfect base for a uniquely San Francisco experience... Beautiful place to start and end the day and walking distance to hayes valley, the haight and mission

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Joan and John are truly kind, gracious hosts who welcomed us so warmly into their charming home and were so considerate of our every need. Pilar the dog is also a gorgeous and welcoming host!

We spent four nights in the Luisa Tetrazinni room and were so comfortable in this large, elegant room with its own fireplace. The super-charged heated towel rail in our bathroom created a warm, cosy room (perfect for San Francisco's colder months) and it also dried our travel clothes overnight (very helpful for any traveler needing to do some quick laundry!).

Joan and John serve a beautiful home-cooked breakfast each morning (we especially loved John's granola!) and we really enjoyed the round-table breakfast conversations with our hosts and the other guests. Apart from breakfast, we were unaware of other guests as this grand 'old lady' house is so large and amazingly sound-proof (modern houses just don't compete with the construction of yesteryear!). It is a privilege to stay in one of these original old houses San Francisco is famous for.

We were not bothered by any street noise, despite our windows opening onto a busy road. There is a bus stop right outside the Parsonage to take you to the wharf. The Parsonage is also within walking distance of several other sites (eg. (in)famous Haight Ashbury) although we did not feel particularly safe wandering some of these San Francisco streets and definitely would not choose to walk any of these streets after dark.

If you are after a personable experience with beautiful hosts in one of San Francisco's charming old houses - look no further! Thank you Joan and John for a wonderful stay - you are two of San Francisco's living treasures!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Joan and John made us feel at home from the moment we walked in. We had travelled to San Francisco, from London, to get married. Our room was beautiful with a working fireplace and four poster bed - the bathroom was heavenly! All of our wedding party were welcomed, and we were allowed to use the parlour to host a champagne reception. Each morning we had a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and a hot option. This bed and breakfast is one of a kind and the gorgeous interior is not to be missed. Thanks for everything! Paul & Phil..

  • Stayed September 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was our first stay at The Parsonage. We visit San Francisco three or four times a year and have stayed at many hotels. The Parsonage went above and beyond to make us welcome.
My husband is gluten free and I dairy free.
We were served gluten free cereal gluten free bread and soy milk. I know that many of you may think that would be expected but I cant tell you how many places either do not accommodate or say they will and don't . Our room was beautify decorated as was the rest of the house. I we are lucky enough to get a reservation we will be back.

  • 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 October 2, 2012

I frequently travel to San Francisco for business - yet my last trip really stood out. John and Joan made it truly memorable - their beautiful home, outstanding breakfasts, enjoyable conversation at the communal table, and also Pilar - their friendly dog. I'm really grateful to them for finding space for me (and thereby giving me tour of the unique rooms of the house over the duration of my stay). Thank you - I hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Nottingham England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

In the owners absence Pat is a great deputy and cooked delicious breakfasts each morning. His goat's cheese souffle remains a food highlight of our trip. Eaten round a communal table we really enjoyed finding out about San Francisco and America in general from the other guests.
very comfortable room and nice to be able to sit and read in the lovely big sitting room
The location is great and with advice from Pat we were able to catch buses all over the city mostly from just outside the door. Lots of great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance
If interested in the architecture of this beautiful city take a trip to Pacific Heights and join the walking tour from the Haas-Lilientahal house

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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We are about to finish our second stay at Joan's and John's lovely home. Both visits have been delightful - they are great hosts, and serve a first class breakfast. Our rooms have been comfortable and quiet; the addition of a rear elevator makes hauling luggage much easier. The location is convenient - on 2 bus routes and very close to the F line. Somehow, the other guests seem interesting and well-travelled, as are the hosts. All round a lovely spot in a terrific city.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 198 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Hayes Valley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parsonage is an architectural treasure in the heart of San Francisco's historic Hayes Valley, within easy walking distance of the opera house and some of the city's most dynamic restaurants. The elegant bedrooms have excellent queen beds, multiple pillows, superior linens, a marble shower, and good light; some have working fireplaces and/or views; one has a Victorian claw-footed bathtub. With superb access to public transportation, it is within blocks of highway 101, and walking distance of BART. ... more   less 
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