What I loved about this hotel is exactly what may put some people off from staying here? It's no where near the touristy Fishermans Wharf and Pier Nine and the hustle bustle of Union Square. Where it is though is perched way up top of one of the most beautiful areas of San Francisco...Pacific Heights. What a stunning area! The hotel fits right in with the neighbourhood. It is a charming older style boutique hotel, with rooms that reminded me of my life when I lived here 25 years ago i.e. a real San Francisco experience rather than a hotel like you could have in any other city in the world. The included wine and nibbles happy hour, all day coffee and iced water in the sitting room plus continental breakfast is a real treat, and the staff are simply unbeatable. It seems to be run extremely well, the staff seem very content to me! As we did not have a car, we found that we could very easily use the myriad of public buses around the hotel that took us everywhere we needed to go. We also loved that there was no airconditioning, such a pleasure after 4 weeks in hotels with noisy, stuffy airconditioning. We just opened our windows a chink and that lovely SF fresh air was so invigorating, much better than AC anytime! The surrounding area is very quiet as well.
I cannot imagine staying anywhere else next time we come to SF. Highly recommended!