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“Apartment on Douglas is fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
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321 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (The Castro)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 77 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Apartment on Douglas is fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were two adult couples travelling, and this apartment was a great place to stay. The Douglas apartment is tastefully decorated, with tons of common space in the kitchen/dining area and the living room, one full and one half bath, and two large bedrooms with comfortable beds. Even better, the backyard has a lovely lemon tree. The apartment is in a charming old San Francisco house, with high ceilings, wooden floors, and pretty little architectural details. It's nice to stay in a home rather than a soulless hotel.

The location was great. Castro is a couple of blocks away, and both 18th St. and Castro have plenty of dining options. There's a grocery store around the corner if you want to cook for yourself. We didn't have a car, but that wasn't a problem as transit is very easy to access and there are lots of interesting places to explore in very walkable distances.

When we come back to San Francisco, we'll be hoping to book here again!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is a very pleasant change from the industrial luxury that the hotel business has generally become. The innkeeper, Jan, has created a small European-style country inn and planted it in the gay heart of, the Castro. The welcome is warm and helpful, the rooms comfortable and clean, and the family-style breakfast each morning is done with a creative flair that one might expect, but still feels like home. My one criticisms is minor: the wifi was only about 80% reliable. I hope that's not enough to dissuade anyone from booking.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Charming place
Charming rooms, clean and quiet
The breakfast is fantastic : fruit, eggs, etc
The owner is very welcoming and kind
A place to stay when you sent to visit san Francisco
The tramway is just next to the B&B

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mure1968
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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

For the first five nights, starting Christmas night, my daughter and I shared 90 Casselli, a two- bedroom apartment rented thru the Inn. Reasonably priced, well-appointed, wi-if included, but we didn't care for most of the artwork....rather depressing.. Bathroom upgraded to a rain shower, but the water pressure could have been stronger. Very nice neighborhood; easy walk to my daughter's home.

Last night spent in the white room at the Inn; really lovely. Jan, the host, very nice, and helpful. Excellent breakfast. Choice of two hot items, mushroom scramble, or apple pancakes' that morning. Plenty of fruit, cereal and nut bread.

The traffic and trolleys were a bit loud in the morning, but this is a city neighborhood after all. The Inn is just above the intersection of Market and Castro...just perfect for a quick trip to the Creme brûlée cart.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MBHDE
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed at Douglass St 2-bedroom apt over 2012-13 New Year's holiday. Very quiet location, yet within walking distance of Castro commercial area. Facilities very spacious for 3 adults. Able to host 9 for drinks before dinner out without feeling cramped. A full 2 baths would be a plus (& a higher room rate) but for 3 adults the smallish 1 1/2 baths sufficed. Unrestricted street parking available a short walk uphill. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MBV245
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We've been regular visitors to the Inn on Castro for about 10 years. Always a great experience and we look forward to seeing and conversing with Jan. The rooms are comfortable and in great shape. Excellent views of the city and bay from some parts of the building. Very convenient location for the Castro neighborhood and on major transportation routes for getting around the city. Always an interesting variety of other guests (gay and straight) making for great conversation over Jan's delicious and varied breakfast. We recommend the Inn highly!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jdschantz
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San Antonio, TX
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a terrific location on the "quiet side" of Castro, across Market St. Mere steps to the subway/bus the area is bursting with clubs, restaurants, stores - you're smack dab in the middle of The Castro, the navel of the known gay world! Interestingly, Inn on the Castro attracts a variable crowd in addition to a loyal gay clientele - straights, Europeans, world adventurers, etc. Makes for lively, interesting conversation around the full breakfast served each morning. Minor qualms; rooms were too warm or too cold a lot. Couldn't get any hot shower water one morning (guess everyone was showering at once.) A tad pricey as well but this is after all San Francisco, not the land of bargains. Still, a great find.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank SanAntonioBill
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Address: 321 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
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Number of rooms: 8
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Inn On Castro Hotel San Francisco

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