Fodor's Expert Review The Parsonage

198 Haight St., San Francisco, California, 94102, USA Fodor's Choice

The two owners of this 1883 Victorian house, a historic landmark, have created a one-of-a-kind bed-and-breakfast steps from the lower Haight and Hayes Valley, with many of the original mantelpieces, fireplaces, and mirrors, as well as the ornate ceiling molding, still intact. The innkeepers treat visitors like houseguests, offering elaborate breakfasts—imagine starting the day with a goat-cheese soufflé with strawberry sauce—and after-dinner drinks and candies around twilight. Massive windows fill the rooms with light, and spruced-up bathrooms have large showers; several even have claw-foot tubs and fireplaces. Guests congregate in the downstairs area to watch TV in the parlor, read in the living room, or dine in the attractive eating area.

PROS

  • Handmade McRoskey mattresses
  • Relaxed, welcoming atmosphere
  • Superior breakfasts

CONS

  • Street parking only
  • Bygone-era feel not for everyone
  • Two-night minimum

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-863--3699

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast