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520 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2023
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
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The Parker Guest House is a 21 guest room inn located between San Francisco's vibrant Castro and Mission Districts. The property features extensive public rooms and outdoor garden areas. Rates include free High Speed WIFI, extended continental breakfast and afternoon wine social. Great location to walk to dozens of parks, restaurants and cafes. Adjacent to excellent public transportation.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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SueBlue962 wrote a review Sep 2022
Darien, Connecticut819 contributions247 helpful votes
Once we found the entrance, my husband double parked outside while I went in to check in and find out where the guest parking was located. The welcome guests receive at Parker Guest House is warm and friendly. In fact, every employee we encountered during our stay went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The house is old and quaint, but that is part of its' charm. Our room was small, but contained most everything we needed. The dresser in the closet impeded us hanging up any items except for our coats. The included breakfast served every morning was wonderful. There was plenty of fresh coffee, juice, water, yogurt, baked goods, fruit, and more. It is here and at the daily happy hour in the afternoon that we met other guests. It was a lovely thing to have for the guests and much appreciated. So, now for the negative. There is only one, but even though it is a big one for us there is absolutely nothing that can be done to improve it. It is the street noise. It was warm in the room and we had to keep the windows open. Throughout the night we heard cable cars, trams, people, garbage trucks, delivery trucks, traffic, and sirens. After we left when asked to complete a survey I did mention this as the only negative. It was suggested that in cooler weather we would hear less with the windows closed or ask for a room in the back, but we think what we would still hear would prevent us from getting a good night's sleep.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: A room away from Church Street may be less noisy.
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Thomas P wrote a review Sep 2022
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The service from the staff was exceptional from the ease of our late check in to making us feel like valued guests every day we were there. The rooms are spacious and the beds super-comfortable. The location was perfect for walking too many of San Francisco’s attractions and transport links are right on the doorstep
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris B wrote a review Sep 2022
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The Parker House is a wonderful place to stay. Lovely breakfast, room, outdoor spaces, etc. Carol and Brian are amazing hosts. Their thoughtfulness and generosity is WAY above and beyond. Thank you for a great time! Sincerely, Chris & Karen Byrd
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Date of stay: September 2022
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mgjinich wrote a review Aug 2022
Fes, Morocco8 contributions6 helpful votes
We love Parker House in SFO. We've been there around 8 times during the past 5 years, when visiting our kids and grandkids. We wouldn't stay anywhere else if possible. The rooms are very comfortable and sparkling clean. Continental breakfast is really good. The best is happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30, delicious California Wine in the beautiful garden. And the managers are extremely friendly and professional. I love to go back because it feels like home. I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The best bed and breakfast in San Francisco
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review. The wine social awaits your return =-) PGH
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Al @ Br wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Everyone at the Parker House was very accommodating and went out of their way to assist us with some special needs. It felt like we where visiting a friend. Well located in San Francisco but out of the hustle and bustle of the city. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 29 Aug 2022
We look forward to your return and really appreciate your kind review. Thank You! PGH
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bertrand Schmidt wrote a review Aug 2022
Lons-le-Saunier, France207 contributions144 helpful votes
Parker Guest House is a magical place, a haven of peace in San Francisco. The establishment is magnificent, joined together two beautiful houses of San Franciscan style, the rooms are very comfortable and pretty. The reception is very professional and friendly, we felt very comfortable. We were able to change rooms for a larger and more comfortable one, which we appreciated. The breakfasts are fantastic, with good products, fresh fruits, very good pastries. Every late afternoon, an aperitif is offered, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent garden or the pretty dining room and get to know other people. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood which is less touristy and above all less noisy and which allows you to enjoy local San Franciscan life. I keep the address preciously for a future stay or to share it with friends. Thank you for your very warm welcome! Bertrand and Alex
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 10 Aug 2022
Great review. Thank you so much. PGH
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JoAnne R wrote a review Aug 2022
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I recently returned from a 6 day stay at the Parker GH and I cannot recommend it highly enough! This place hits all the high notes that a traveler wants - fabulous location, friendly accommodating staff, spotlessly clean rooms, and the most comfortable beds and pillows imaginable! The grounds and facility are the real high point - two huge Edwardian adjacent inns with the most amazing gardens sandwiched in between. There is no shortage of places to sit and relax and enjoy the ever-changing San Francisco weather, both inside and out. The nightly rate includes a plentiful breakfast of pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea etc, which you can enjoy in the main house kitchen with other guests. Or as I did, you can go into the second house smaller kitchen and enjoy your breakfast alone - OR you can sit in any of the lovely spots outside! They also offer a complimentary wine social (wines, cheese, crackers, etc) every evening for an hour. The location is one block from Dolores Park and minutes from the Castro. Public transportation is right on their doorstep with the convenient J Muni bus. Many other neighborhoods are within walking distance. I will definitely be going back to this place on subsequent trips to San Fran. Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Bill Boeddiker, Owner at Parker Guest House
Responded 10 Aug 2022
Terrific review. Thank you for your efforts. Come back and see us again soon. PGH
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alice L wrote a review Aug 2022
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Parker House is a rare treat . It is more than a hotel because it seeks to combine the warmth of a home with the excitement of a bohemian city. The owners have succeeded in creating an atmosphere of comfort and charm. The rooms are clean and all amenities are available to the guests. It is more than an enjoyable stay, It reflects the special music of San Francisco.. You will remember Parker House.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The hotel is located in the Castro district , which is close to the center of the city
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Responded 10 Aug 2022
Really appreciate your support and great review. PGH
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Jonathan M wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York9 contributions7 helpful votes
I love the Parker Guest House! I'm a 70 year old man who stayed at the Parker House with my wife only one night this week, and we both wished it was longer. The house is beautiful inside. It's actually 2 houses, and every detail is done perfectly. It's not modern, and that's part of the charm. It's got wi-fi and all that, but it's got Old World charm - lots of dark wood paneling. Clean is an understatement. Carol and Brian, the on-site managers, are charming, knowledgeable, and helpful. Carol is the house florist and landscape architect. The flowers, the gardens are incredible. She knows her stuff and it shows. It's very professionally run. Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 10 Aug 2022
Great review. Thank you.
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Majorboots2000 wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for the final 3 nights of our 3 weeks honeymoon travelling the US. Of all the hotels and motels, we both agreed, we had lucked out and saved the best for the last! The staff were very kind and welcoming and our room and en-suite was lovely, with a garden view below. The garden space is just beautiful, with lots of different seating areas, just so peaceful and a pleasure to sit and relax. The wine hour offered each evening and the breakfast was perfect and is included as part of the rates you pay. The guesthouse is perfectly located with local public transport just at the bottom of the block, so not too touristy. It is a great home from home feel. We highly recommend and if we make it to San Francisco again in the future, we will definitely be booking to stay here again! Many thanks to all the staff at the Parker Guesthouse, for making it a wonderful and memorable place to stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Aug 2022
Thank you so much. Congrats again. PGH
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US$230 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoMission Dolores
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parker Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Parker Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Mission Dolores Park (0.3 km), Mission Dolores (0.2 km), and The Castro (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Parker Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Parker Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Parker Guest House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parker Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bi-Rite Creamery, Ike's Love & Sandwiches, and Frances.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Parker Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Parker Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (7.7 km), Alcatraz Island (7.2 km), and City Lights Booksellers (4.3 km).