The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast

The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast

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#4 of 16 B&Bs in San Francisco
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Romantic

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198 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5711
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Great for walkers
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Elizabeth Estrada wrote a review Dec 2021
Fairfax, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the parsonage over the holiday break and I highly recommend staying here. The hosts are helpful and friendly and were so easy to work with. The inn itself is so gorgeous and if you are a fan of Victorian architecture you will swoon. I’ve stayed at many of the big hotels in town and I will be returning to The Parsonage. The breakfast is so hearty and delicious and they even have some bottles of liquor to sit and sip in the gorgeous fancy parlor in the evening if you so desire.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Hayes Valley shopping and dining area is only a few blocks away.
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Melissa Helbert wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay at the parsonage. The whole team there will make you feel at home with all the local tips and wonderful breakfast! If you’re looking for a place to feel like you’re at home, but part of the true San Francisco culture, look no further! In addition to a beautiful place to stay with very comfy rooms, it’s in a great neighborhood with easy access to all the sites via waking or by the Muni. This was by far one of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed while traveling!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Britt H wrote a review Oct 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an excellent place to discover San Francisco. The keepers of the Inn are extraordinarily friendly and conversant. They supply the breakfast with carefully chosen ingredients. The rooms are elegantly restored to their former Victorian glory.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chezlindy wrote a review Jan 2022
NYC, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so very pleased to recently stay again at the most wonderful Parsonage B&B in SF. We are always delighted each time we visit by the incredible satisfaction this lovely Inn provides. From the exquisitely comfortable beds and beautiful furnishings, to the amazing house-made breakfasts (with gourmet entrees cooked to order!), it is truly a luxury experience at an affordable price. The owners Joan & John couldn't be nicer, more accessible or more helpful. It does feel like having a home base in SF and one of our most favorite spots world-wide..
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Every room is decorated differently, uniquely and personally with comfortable furniture, antiques...
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Edinburgh83 wrote a review Dec 2023
Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a charming place to stay. The house is full of period features. The hosts were unobtrusive and extremely welcoming. Breakfast was exceptional. Room comfortable. Great transport links to town and fashionable places nearby. It is a unique place to stay and k would happily stay again for longer.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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funbobbyLondon wrote a review Aug 2009
Esher, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a 4 night stay at the Parsonage for the start of my honeymoon. I was really looking forward to the stay. Joan at the Parsonage confirmed my booking my email a few months in advance of our stay.

When I emailed to reconfirm the booking the week before I was told that, despite she agreed that she had emailed us to confirm our booking, our room had been given to someone else.

When I asked how we should find another hotel at short notice she replied "Why dont you look on the internet" - I found this particularly insulting. The fact it was our honeymoon was utterly irrelevant to them - the customer service at this establishment is absolutely shocking.

Whilst I accept we all make mistakes surely our booking should have been honoured as we had a conformed booking first?

If this could not happen then surely we should at the least be helped to find some alternative accommodation? Even this is far beyond the parsonage

If you do stay at th Parsonage I would reccomend you insist they email, fax and post you confirmation.

There are a wealth of great hotels in San Francisco - make sure you stay at one of hose and not a place like this that has no care for their customers.
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Date of stay: August 2009Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LILI A wrote a review Jul 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and I can't say that we had a good time. We were two couples. The rooms had very original names but I must say that they were not very clean and quite dusty. The furniture was old and cracky without a tv set or a coffee machine in order to make a complimentary coffee in the evening. In short it didn't fit the descriptions and the pictures that we saw in the Internet. The owners hospitality wan't outstanding either. If we didn't like the breakfast we didn't have any alternative and when we asked her for hot water to have a cup of coffee in the evening she directed us to a coffee shop across the road.
In my opinion the room was not worth the high fee that we paid.
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Keentraveler31 wrote a review Sep 2009
Ireland
2.0 of 5 bubbles
So, so terribly disappointing. As a young professional woman who travels widely, I was really looking forward to my stay at The Parsonage but what I found was a lot less than I expected.

I had many issues.. Firstly, I had asked for a quiet room but the noise from street traffic was unbearable. My window didn't close properly and it was single pained. I was given a family member's room for the following night (which I was assured was quieter - it wasn't!) when in fact I ought to have checked out.

I didn't find the hosts especially caring of their customer. On one morning, I was the only guest in the house and the breakfast service was atrocious. I was served yogurt from a carton and had to ask for extra granola due to a smaller than normal portion.

Also on returning back to my room one evening, I found that it was unmade. The bathroom had not been cleaned either. And, to add complete insult to injury I was not given fresh towels in six days!

After spending quite an amount of money on a room during my stay, I left two days earlier than anticipated (I would have left much sooner but couldn't find anything in the city at short notice due to peak period) extremely angry and utterly baffled at how room rates at The Parsonage remain as high as they are.
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Date of stay: August 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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CarolineMRandolph wrote a review Sep 2015
Dallas, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my third time to San Francisco, and my husband's second. We looked for places to stay about a month before and noticed this gem on Trip Advisor. I'm so glad we found it! The Parsonage is tucked away in the perfect location-- within walking distance of Hayes Valley and Valencia St., which both have amazing restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream shops and bars. It's easy to hop on a trolley and go anywhere else in the city. You can also walk to a couple of rental car places. Innkeepers Joan and John are so kind and hospitable. We felt the comforts of home while being away. They prepared amazing breakfasts every morning-- each day included warm bread from the famous Tartine, and delicious coffee and tea. One morning there was a goat cheese soufflé, another a sourdough waffle, another an omelette. All wonderful. They even gave up their Friday night dinner reservation at Locanda to us-- an amazing Roman/Italian restaurant nearby that is not to be missed. If you come to San Francisco and don't know where to stay, look no further than the Parsonage. It's one of the best places we've stayed, period. We will be back!!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shazza80 wrote a review May 2015
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at The Parsonage recently and was absolutely delighted and enchanted. From the beautiful comfortable room, to the wonderful breakfasts every morning (John is an amazing chef), to the fabulous hosts John & Joan who were so welcoming - it was an absolute pleasure staying there. I was made to feel at ease and enjoy their beautiful home - or should I say mansion! I would not stay anywhere else when visiting San Francisco and would highly recommend The Parsonage to everyone coming to San Francisco for a visit.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: As it is a Bed & Breakfast in a beautiful Victorian home all rooms are superb.
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Nilka128 asked a question Apr 2016
Suwanee, Georgia1 contribution1 helpful vote
What is your cancellation policy?
tc_kmc asked a question Mar 2016
Evergreen, Colorado28 contributions144 helpful votes
Are children allowed?
Answer from lnegre
San Antonio, Texas7 contributions
I'm not sure if children are allowed. It's best to contact Joan or John at The Parsonage.
Maxine J asked a question Feb 2015
Cincinnati Ohio60 contributions37 helpful votes
Is there any parking on site? An elevator?
Answer from parsonette
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, we have an elevator. There are reasonably priced garages within a few blocks. Street parking works well evenings and weekends.
Chezlindy wrote a tip Jan 2022
NYC, NY14 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room is decorated differently, uniquely and personally with comfortable furniture, antiques and charming memorabilia."
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Elizabeth Estrada wrote a tip Dec 2021
Fairfax, Virginia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hayes Valley shopping and dining area is only a few blocks away."
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Stephanie S wrote a tip Dec 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location - walking distance to many shops, restaurants and bars"
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fiveeats wrote a tip Jul 2017
Oslo, Norway24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Alma Spreckles - large and most luxury"
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Pipi16 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Auckland70 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probably best to book a top floor room - as we did."
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THE PARSONAGE BED AND BREAKFAST

Frequently Asked Questions about The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Hayes Valley (0.3 miles), Flax Art & Design (0.2 miles), and San Francisco Zen Center (0.07 miles).
What food & drink options are available at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rich Table, Zuni Cafe, and Espetus Churrascaria.
Is The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are there any historical sites close to The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (4.4 miles), Alcatraz Island (3.7 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (2.0 miles).
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