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“Amazing, right in the heart of the Castro”
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Inn on Castro
Ranked #1 of 73 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Amazing, right in the heart of the Castro”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were booked into the annex rooms which were so cute, nice bedroom, bathroom and lovely separate lounge. The fridge was restocked everyday - included in the price [waters, cokes, apple juices].

Jan's l breakfasts were fresh and healthy.

We'd recommend here to anyone and to book the annex as it's like having your own apartment in the Castro.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Inn on Castro is in a great location at the heart of the Castro. It has good transport links to the city centre and Fisherman's Wharf via historic street car as well as buses and Muni subway. The guesthouse is comfortably furnished with lots of nice touches, including bowls of candy and bottled water in communal areas for guests to help themselves. Jan's legendary breakfasts are magnificent, and he and Sam gave us some useful advice on getting around town and what to see. You do not need a car in this location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Castro Inn is perfectly located and super comfortable.
The Innkeepers are very friendly and helpful.
Make sure to not miss the breakfast, it's delicious!!
I had an amazing stay and would definitely stay again

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Maysville, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We've stayed here before and love the proximity to the Castro and other surrounding attractions. The hospitality and food was great. The room was very clean and was a typical Victorian set-up with a private bath. We would recommend a stay to couples without children.

Jim & Mark

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wonderful little B&B in the heart of a beautiful and vivid quater of town. The Inn keeper, Jan, is a friendly and amiable host and serves a wonderful selfmade breakfast. I travel to SF since years and this location is my first choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed in the Green Room the first three nights and the White Room one night. Noise and down the hall access to toilet and shower were the biggest issues, but not a huge problem. Free earplugs helped a lot with sleeping. The White Room was much quieter and had its own toilet and shower. Great breakfast spread and service. If you have a car, talk to Jan about parking up the street. He saved us a lot of trouble during our stay!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the house, away from Castro St are the quietest.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just got back from 2 weeks in California/Nevada and of ALL the places we stayed The Inn On Castro was the best (beat out the Hyatt, imho). I stayed at this Inn 25 years ago and loved it then, and for two nights with my partner two weeks ago and still love it. We were in the Red Room and enjoyed being able to sneak outside to greet the morning or sit on the patio and listen to the city waking up or quietly catching up on emails before going to an amazing breakfast each morning with so many choices of coffee, cereals, fruit, eggs, French toast, juices etc. Jan really outdoes himself! The staff are really friendly and helpful, the rooms spotless with nice little touches added in and you can't beat the location. Having the Muni system/ F-Line Streetcar (Streetcar is a great way to get through the downtown area all the way to Fisherman's Wharf and the Piers) almost right outside the front door is a huge bonus. A quick walk up through the neighbourhood gets you up to Corona Heights with a fabulous view of the city, btw. Worth the trek. Would NOT hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend it! Thanks so much for helping make our trip so wonderful with lasting memories. And if you have just about ANY question about San Francisco, Jan and his staff can answer it. Kudos, Inn On Castro!!! Sincerely, Adam and Chris, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Additional Information about Inn on Castro

Property: Inn on Castro
Address: 321 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1504
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Inn On Castro Hotel San Francisco

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