Hotel Bohème

444 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, California, 94133, USA

This small hotel in historic North Beach takes you back in time with cast-iron beds, large mirrored armoires, and memorabilia recalling the Beat generation—whose leading light, Allen Ginsberg, often stayed here (legend has it that in his later years he could be seen sitting in a window, typing away on his typewriter). Screenwriters toiling nearby at Francis Ford Coppola's dream factory, American Zoetrope, as well as sundry poets and artists, are frequent patrons. Rooms have a bistro table, two chairs, and tropical-style mosquito netting over the bed; bathrooms have cheerful yellow tiles and tiny showers. Rooms in the rear are a refuge from the noisy crush, especially on weekends. Complimentary sherry is served in the lobby.

PROS

  • North Beach location with literary pedigree
  • stylish rooms
  • helpful staff

CONS

  • street parking is scarce
  • lots of traffic congestion
  • no air-conditioning
  • small rooms. <span>444 Columbus Ave.</span>, <span>North Beach</span>, <span>San Francisco</span>, <span>CA</span>, <span>94133</span>. <span>415/433–9111</span>. <span><a href="http://www.hotelboheme.com">www.hotelboheme.com</a></span>. <span>15 rooms</span>. <span>In-room: no a/c, Internet, Wi-Fi</span>

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Service
Intimate
Central
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-433–9111

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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