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“Memory Maker!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Swan Inn

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White Swan Inn
Ranked #7 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Alpine, California
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4 reviews
“Memory Maker!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

We totally enjoyed our three night stay in Room #52. We loved the decor---the mix of 1960's mod and old English was funky and unique. Every one was kind and helpful and we didn't lack for anything. It is really nice to have the complimentary beverages in the room refrigerator---a nice touch! The breakfasts served had plenty of nice options and there was something for everyone's taste. The breakfast room is so very nice! I wanted to stay and drink the delicious coffee all morning!
Yes, there is some street noise but we like having the windows open so we tolerated it. We loved our room. Would love to come back someday and use the fireplace!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place in a great location, less than five minutes to Union Square. I would definitely stay again when back in San Francisco. The breakfast, snacks and cookies are all complimentary and delicious. The style of the hotel is lovely!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were charmed by White Swan. Someone obviously had great fun decorating it in its hybrid theme--charming old England mixed with '60s funk. Our room was perfect. The breakfast area is excellent -- fresh and filling meal. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beijing
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

We arrived in the navigate by the drive, a director ms leased hotel only garage to us, let us have the first security, the manager of another speak mandarin for our attitude is also very enthusiastic, any difficulties can tell us at any time to call her, although our English communication is not much, but we to food, health, environment, and in the hotel decoration decoration is very satisfied, to San Francisco will stay here next time.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manalapan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Warm welcomes, outstanding service, clean, comfy rooms and delicious food! We loved the superb breakfast selections, fresh coffee and cookies, and wine with hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon. The staff is delighted to lend a hand or offer advice. Thanks, Rebecca and all the others for the help. The hotel's location near Union Square is superb for local excursions - and it is an ideal first step for those who wish to tour the city's many highlights by foot, bus, or trolley.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Fantastic welcoming staff, exceptionally clean hotel and room. Loved the vintage elevator. We really enjoyed the "all day" coffee, the excellent breakfasts and the wine & appies every afternoon, plus the bonus - fresh cookies in the lobby! Our room was beautiful and fully equipped. We arrived very early for our check in just to drop our bags,and were amazed to be offered breakfast!
Excellent location for downtown, the waterfront, Chinatown, Little Italy. Easy, cheap bus service to anywhere else you may want to go. As morning runners, we really liked the opportunity to "run the neighbourhoods" surrounding the Union Square area. Excellent Plus!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

I must agree with the other recent reviews. The staff was highly attentive and helpful, the wine reception enjoyable.. a nice break between the day's activities and dinner, and the breakfast always tasty (all freshly homemade). The rooms were spacious, ( except for the lack of counter or shelf space in the bathroom) the beds comfortable, and the atmosphere relaxing. Because everything here was so nice, It is with much regret, however, that I must point out a problem... With the windows needing to be open, (no A/C), the noise from the kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, and voices) woke me at 5:30 a.m. on 2 mornings. I honestly don't know if anything can be done about this, but having my sleep interrupted was not good. Other than that, everything was delightful at the White Swan! The location is excellent!

Room Tip: The Abbey Suite has windows just above the kitchen.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Property: White Swan Inn
Address: 845 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#7 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#9 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Swan Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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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