We chose the Monte Cristo because it was relatively close to our daughter who lives in San Francisco. We found it to be exceptionally clean and charming. Jack was always there to help with bus directions, good restaurants, and even change. He made sure everything was just right. the breakfasts were great (kudos to Terry) with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Although it is in a quieter section of the city, public transportation was readily available and across the street.
We stayed in Room 1 which is a suite on street level. We did not find it noisy (except for the clown celebrating the Giats World Series win). You might have to adjust the temperature settings. we were there when it was a bit warmer than usual for SF at this time of the year.
We will definitely return again and again!
Transportation Tip: Get the app on your smart phone for bus schedules and directions. This is not like staying downtown. An uptown (out from SF) and a downtown bus stops across the street, and it helps reduce the wait for it outside.
- 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