If you're after an authentic San Francisco experience, this is it. Beautiful european-style B&B with really friendly owners. It has a real home from home feel - the tea is served in teapots with tea cosies on and there's even a cute hotel cat called Pip! The location is superb – close by to some good restaurants (try Roxanne's on the corner nearby the hotel), and the waterfront is only a couple of blocks away. The street is quiet and clean. Three tips for an authentic experience: 1. Go and see the cabaret show Beach Blanket Babylon. 2. When you go on a tour of the Redwoods, book with an independent company (the Golden Gate will let you know the details) 3. Walk, walk, walk everywhere!