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Parker Guest House
Ranked #3 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived at an open reception area on a beautiful day and were quickly taken to our suite, even though we arrived 2 hours before check-in time. A very friendly guy in charge at reception, carried all our luggage to the room. From him we realized an instant friendship. He escorted us on a tour of the two beautifully renovated homes. These two old San Francisco homes shared a flowering garden and apple tree and held out door furniture and a gazebo. Breakfast and wine tasting times both gave us opportunity to meet and enjoy international hotel residents as well as staff members. The two homes were clean with ample living room space for relaxing with grand piano, fireplace and wi-fi internet. The bed was excellent. The staff responded immediately to any inquiry or needs. A quick, automated phone call brought us taxis within minutes. The Castro location is amazingly close and convenient. We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My first impression of the Guest House, as the taxi pulled into the driveway was a positive one. It is well designed, tastefully decorated, staffed with professional and pleasant gay men and the rooms are comfortable. The 24-hour snack area and morning Breakfast room is very pleasant with a nice assortment of fresh fruit and juice, coffee/tea, pastries and cereals. Although the staff is mostly young-ish gay men, they are respectful and professional. The small garden is pleasant and the steam room clean and pleasant. Market Street and The Castro are within walking distance, as well as a car rental agency. I chatted with a family from the Midwest, who were visiting SF for their son's wedding to his partner. I look forward to my next stay.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Extremly clean, wonderful decoration, very nice breakfast, so comfortable bed,PERFECT LOCATION, great bathrooms, and the must: THE STAFF. They make you feel so flattered, they are so dedicated and always the smiles are around. KIND is the word for this place.
One of the best things is the mid-afternoon free wine and snacks.
Definetly a really good choice.
Can only say:THANKS

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at the Parker Guesthouse.

Positives
Well located in a safe neighbourhood
Welcoming and helpful staff
Clean and comfortable room
Quiet at night
Wine at 5.30 a great way to meet fellow guests - gay or straight
Self-serve plentiful breakfasts with nice fruit salad, yogurts etc.
Breakfast pastries varied each day
Easy to get downtown 30 minutes by F muni only $2
Within one block of a great cafe - Kitchen Story

Aspects to improve
Provide at least one non-sweet breakfast cereal

We would stay there again and can recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I stayed here in 2011 and enjoyed it so much that I just had to come back. The staff make you feel so welcome and I love meeting the various guests from all over the world in the evenings when they put some wine and nibbles on for guests. It's a beautiful, comfortable, sweet B&B with loads of character. There are so many places to eat in the area that you'll never get to them all. It's a fun, vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood that you'll enjoy exploring.

Do yourself a favour and stay here, you will love it and I promise you'll be looking forward to returning, just as I am in 2014.

Room Tip: The rooms along the front do get some noise from the trolleys that run up and down the street howeve...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I would recommend Parker Guest House to anyone.
Very friendly staff, great rooms, lovely breakfast provided each day and lots of little extras, like having coffee and muffins available anytime of the day.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great staff, nice breakfast and lovely public rooms. I stayed in one of the rooms with a shared bathroom (it was the only one available for the duration of my trip) and that aspect was no problem. It was just that the room felt a little subterranean, and as they are at the front of the building you get to hear the trams rumbling past (bring earplugs).
The other rooms I saw were delightful, full of light and quiet. The location is superb, but if you can, try and get a room at the back of the houses. TIP: when coming in from the airport via BART get off at 16th and Mission and walk (unless its at night) as its much less hassle than changing onto MUNI and then walking down Church.
Will stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 520 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2023
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range: $216 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parker Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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