Spent a week here while at a conference in SF. There is over the top English chinz, but you know that when you book the place.
The location is excellent, a short walk to Union Square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Cable car right there to go to Pier 32 and the wharfs.
Only a short and cheap taxi ride to the Moscone centre, so i recommend it if you are at a conference as its a cheaper hotel in a better location with very large rooms.
You get heaps of space here which is why I like the hotel - fireplace, lounge area with wingback chair in your room, couch. There is no desk, but you can use internet from a coffee table. Bed is huge. Bathrooms old English style but comfortable and clean and large enough.
Reception desk is helpful and attentive.
(a) the breakfast could be a lot better. Basically had toast with marmelade every day as the other choices like powdered eggs, weird ham and cereal was not appealing. Coffee at breakfast is not nice, you are better off making it in your room with the coffee supplied and go to breakfast with it.
(b) the building is old and the floors wooden. This means that if there are noisy or large/heavy people upstairs from your room - you know about it when they walk around. A couple of days during my stay there seemed to be a herd of elephants upstairs at 6.00 am!
I would certainly stay here again if in SF.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a crackling fireplace in all 26 guestrooms and suites, the White Swan Inn is a romantic small hotel in the Nob Hill/Union Square area. The White Swan Inn is a visually stunning tribute to the intimate hotels of London. Dark wood paneling, rich floral carpets, comfortable furniture and enchanting English art and collectables set the tone. All guests enjoy a generous breakfast buffet and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres served fireside in the parlor. You can also check out our sister hotel, Petite Auberge, just 20 feet away. ... more less
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