Built in the 1890s as a girls' finishing school and located in fashionable Pacific Heights, this Victorian mansion has a large comfortable parlor decorated in burgundy brocade, lace, and heirloom antiques. Original stained glass, inlaid wood floors in its elegant hallways, and fireplaces add romance, but it's not without its modern-day comforts, too. Complimentary amenities include an expanded Continental breakfast, daily newspaper, weekday courtesy-car service to downtown,
iPod docking stations, and afternoon tea and sherry. The versatile parlor, salon, boardroom, library, and covered outdoor courtyard make this a popular spot for weddings. The suites recently received new beds, linens, curtains, granite-tile bathrooms, and refrigerators, and the guest rooms were spruced up with flat-screen TVs and painted cherub murals. Some rooms have wood-burning fireplaces.