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417 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4415
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#16 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco

Finding an ideal charming bed and breakfast in San Francisco does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hayes Valley Inn, a nice option for travelers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Haight-Ashbury (1.3 mi) and Mrs Doubtfire House (1.4 mi), guests of Hayes Valley Hotel can easily experience some of San Francisco's most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the bed and breakfast.

The property also boasts free breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable.

San Francisco has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Scoma's, The Cheesecake Factory, and The Stinking Rose - San Francisco, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are interested in exploring San Francisco, check out one of the history museums, such as Museum of Ice Cream, Wells Fargo History Museum, and The Gregangelo Museum.

Hayes Valley Inn looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to San Francisco.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
French, Spanish, German
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Good: Neighborhood , decent beds but they squeak all night if you toss and turn. Cleaning ladies seen working often. Bad: No bathrooms in rooms or sinks where toilets are. Only Purell. The tea and snacks offered aren’t exactly what you may think. Rooms seem porous in terms of sounds. Some of the rooms are really sad. Think two twin beds that look like your aunt’s house. Not restful. Ugly: Front desk staff are ill equipped to greet guests, process payments and never travelled or heard of hospitality. I cannot believe how a business could make such a terrible mistake to have two individuals that are so unprofessional and verbally deficient to be the face of the hotel. I live and work nearby and used to recommend Hayes Valley Inn. My goodness, I won’t because I can’t. This used to be a decent property but it switched ownership ( but don’t ask) and should be avoided. There were billing issues, front desk staff disasters and that was before seeing the. rooms. One shower and two toilets per floor for eight rooms or so, with no place to wash hands - this isn’t sanitary in today’s climate. The neighborhood is great but the discomfort of noise, lack of access to bathrooms at times, means that Hayes Valley Inn shouldn’t be a choice. Last resort- sure but don’t book in advance. Rooms are quaint and an improvement from before, but it doesn’t matter. The front desk mars what could be an icky but passable place for one night. Don’t stay here if you need to rest and don’t pay attention to your hotel agreements or understanding. In over a hundred stays on the road in the past two years, I’ve never encountered such young employees ill-equipped to handle explaining unorthodox billing procedures. Verbal skills and logic are just not there. The lack of computer literacy, to print an invoice that is legible, or the notion that you are in the hospitality business is just missing. The manager was asked to reach out to me to explain why Booking.com’s email of charges wasn’t “real “. Never happened. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t actually serious. I kept asking for proof that charges had been reversed and junior high style, I was told “ I’ve told you ten times...” I can’t show you. Call your bank...”. Stabbing a screen doesn’t mean you make a point, but Hayes Valley has chosen to not staff this property with professionals. Simply printing a screenshot? They offer tea. Right. The water for tea is tepid at best. Asking for it receives a condescending offer to teach you how to use a but-ton. Even if used, it isn’t right. Explanations are Esperanto and trust me, the biscuits from Costco aren’t going to make up for not having a place to wash your hands after the loo. Neither will the Andes mints leave a good taste in your mouth. I asked who the owner were because this property has received compliments in the past. The answer was frightening. I wasn’t allowed to ask. There are other choices in San Francisco. Please don’t let the choice of Cheerios entice you to a property where you can’t rest and will get charged- twice. It’s a shame that Booking.com represents this property but doesn’t give service.
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We stayed here with in laws thinking it it was a stylish but budget hotel.Rooms were nothing like on website pictures and in an adjacent alleyway.Thankfully only stayed here for three nights.On the positive side,Hayes valley area is very pleasant with many restaurants and bars locally,and the poor rooms meant we were out and stayed out longer than we would normally.Would not stay at the Hayes valley in again
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Surprisingly good. Spent four nights at the Inn and was very happy with it. I am wary of anything labelled vintage or rustic, and shared bathroom is a definite No. But, I was a bit desperate as I was unexpectedly able to travel to San Francisco for Hardly Strictly, and needed a room that wouldn't break the bank. After much contemplation, I settled on Hayes Valley Inn, and had no regrets. Based on the description, I was expecting more of a bed and breakfast establishment, maybe sharing a bathroom with a couple other rooms. Turns out each floor (about 11 rooms) share two water closets and one tub/shower. This turned out not to be a big deal- everything is clean, and while the shower gets busy in the AM, if you are in a hurry or on a timeline, shower the night before. Rooms contain a sink. My room was 207, a corner room on the second floor, and it was great- roomy with a wonderful bed- with the exception of street noise. First night I was awakened every twenty minutes or so until 2 or 3 AM. I would highly recommend ear plugs, which I purchased for the next three nights. They helped, but the only thing that will make a difference is an investment in better windows. I was still awake three or more times each night- garbage trucks, ambulances, boys with testosterone, and loud folks leaving restaurants- but it is the big city. The self-serve breakfasts were adequate to start the day- coffee was good.. The Italian restaurant kitty-corner was great- ate there twice, and there is a burger shack around the corner that was good. Bus stop around the corner made daily travel to Golden Gate Park a breeze. Reasonable daily rate, all things considered. Desk staff was unobtrusive, to be kind. Did schedule a shuttle for me. If you really need your privacy, make a different choice. I was very satisfied.
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The room where they have put us initially, if you can call it that way, was actually a BASEMENT, outside the main building of Hayes Valley Inn, and the adjacent corridors and courtyard were dirty and with signs of being under construction. When we complained about the condition of the room, the clerk said that she could do nothing and there was no other option besides waiting for the manager next morning (despite being 3 pm). Next morning they gave us another room, this time more acceptable, but again not in the main building, and not similar to the pictures of the room posted on Booking.com that we thought we had booked. After our complaint, we were treated by all the staff with zero sympathy, as if they became resented by the simple truth that the first room was completely unfit to receive any customers.
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My partner and I are travelling around America and this was the first place we stayed. The location was excellent, there were some parts of San Francisco that I personally didn’t always feel safe but this area was great. There were also some really nice local restaurants and bars. The shared bathroom situation worried us a little before hand but it was absolutely fine. The shower and toilet were always clean and we never had to wait for the toilet. In the morning the shower did get a little busy but we were never waiting more than ten minutes. The rooms aren’t huge but we had three weeks worth of luggage and it was absolutely fine for us. There was a sink and a hairdryer in the room and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was great and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The only negative thing was that we were on the top floor (third) and there is no lift, so it was a hassle carrying luggage up and down. But overall we were really happy with the hotel and thought it was great value for money.
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoHayes Valley / Fillmore District / Intermission
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hayes Valley Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hayes Valley Inn?
Nearby attractions include San Francisco Symphony (0.2 miles), San Francisco Opera (0.2 miles), and San Francisco City Hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hayes Valley Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hayes Valley Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hayes Valley Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smitten Ice Cream, Rich Table, and Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House.
Is Hayes Valley Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are pets allowed at Hayes Valley Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hayes Valley Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hayes Valley Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (3.4 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.2 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (1.7 miles).