We stayed at the Monte Cristo for a long weekend. It is an older hotel / B&B, but well maintained. Our room was furnished with antiques, with the exception of the matress, which was new and comfortable. We slept very well. Despite having a room that faced the street, it was quiet, in large measure because the busses that pass by outside are electric and offer only a hum instead of a roar and they pull away from the light.
A generaous breakfast was included in the price. There were a variety of cereals, fruits, beverages, etc. You can also get eggs prepared to order, with sides of potatoes and the usual breakfast meats. The staff is very helpful with questions about the area, how to get around etc.
We found the location to be very convenient to many of the sights we were interested in seeing.
All in all, we'd recommend the Monte Cristo and will stay there again when next we visit San Francisco (we go there about once a year).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If the walls of the Monte Cristo could talk, what stories they could tell, for this remarkable building has been a part of San Francisco since 1875. When the great fire swept the city after the 1906 earthquake, homes were put to the torch on Van Ness Avenue to create a firebreak, and the 'Saloon' not only survived, it served as a refuge for the newly post-quake homeless. This European-style B&B is convenient to the entire city and is at the junction of three great neighborhoods, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, and Laurel Heights. It is in one of the cleanest neighborhoods in San Francisco with abundant street parking. It is only two blocks to the elegantly restored Victorian shops, Zagat-rated restaurants and antique stores on Sacramento Street. It's within walking distance to shopping on Union Street and Fillmore Street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Cristo Hotel San Francisco
- Monte Cristo b&b