This B&B and time share is a converted 1900 brownstone mansion on a tony residential block. Light, spacious rooms, some with fireplaces and window seats, blend antiques with contemporary furnishings and fresh flowers. An unusual hand-carved fireplace with gentle faces (said to depict the original owners) is the centerpiece of the parlor, where afternoon tea and cookies are served. The adjacent wood-panel game room is stocked with local information, books, and games.
Free Continental breakfast served in the upstairs breakfast room can also be taken on trays back to your room or downstairs to the parlor. In 2013 the hotel refreshed the lobby and rooms with new carpets, wallpaper, paint, bedding, and flat-screen TVs.
Jan 20, 2002
This is a European-style hotel in a residential neighborhood. Fodors' description is accurate-- the public areas are very appealing as are the rooms. I thought it was a good value for the city (I didn't see anything as high as $300-- maybe rates are seasonal). It is also FAIRLY quiet, although you do still hear some city noise. But it definitely has a home-y atmosphere (if home is a Pacific Heights mansion!), and was nice to come back to. The
continental breakfast has lots of variety, and is served in a kitchen that is open at all hours. Guests have the use of the refrigerator and microwave. At first I missed a sit-down breakfast, but the flexibility of this system won me over. One caveat: It is not very convenient to the traditional tourist sites; however it IS very convenient to the Marina, the Union and Fillmore shopping areas, the Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Defintely recommended.