My husband and I hadn't been to San Francisco together in many years, so we decided to do a 4-day weekend there in early December. I found The Parsonage online, and we're so glad I did. Everything about our stay was just right!
First of all, we like the location, because we're diehard walkers. Though the public transit options are plentiful and very convenient to The Parsonage, we just walked all over the city. Each day, we struck out in a different direction. From The Parsonage, we walked to North Beach, ChinaTown, the Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Pacific Heights, Hayes Valley, the Mission District, Doloros Park, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park and More. Also, there are some really good restaurants within short distances from the house. (For example, tea drinkers shouldn't miss Samovar, which is only one block away.)
Joan and John are the perfect hosts -- extraordinarily gracious and warm. They anticipate and meet their guests needs, and are available while also unobtrusive. The breakfasts they serve are wonderful, and the conversation is pleasant and interesting.
We stayed on the top floor in the Julia Morgan room. Like all rooms in the house, ours was filled with wonderful antiques. The hosts have good stories about many of the pieces -- as well as even more intersting stories about the history of the house and its former owners.
We've stayed at B&Bs all over the U.S. and in a few other countries. Though we've stayed in some very nice ones, in the past there has always been something that wasn't to our liking. Not so at The Parsonage. We liked everything about it!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Parsonage Hotel San Francisco