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The Inn San Francisco

943 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2613
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 25/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Travellers' Choice
The Inn San Francisco is an authentic 1872 Victorian mansion bed and breakfast inn. The Inn includes 21 rooms and suites, fireplaces, a garden with a redwood hot tub, a roof deck with panoramic views of the City. We serve a generous buffet breakfast 7 to 11 am. The Inn SF is located on South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District of San Francisco. Near the Valencia street corridor, Noe Valley and the Castro. Close to the 24th Street BART station and near several bus lines. The Inn SF is surrounded by dozens of wonderful restaurants and coffee shops.
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Full view
Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
165Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
33Attractionswithin 0.5 km
565Reviews9Q+A100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Lonnie and Maria wrote a review 14 Apr
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What a gem of a place with staff that REALLY cares about their guest. We would stay again. The hotel is beautiful with lots of charm and character. We look forward to visiting again. The breakfast was more than we could have asked for and it was very quite.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Dennis F wrote a review Feb 2021
Sacramento, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Inn San Francisco a few times in the past and absolutely loved it. So when I had to stay over night for an early morning appointment at San Francisco General Hospital, I did not hesitate to book a room there. The location is wonderful. It is a beautiful 20 minute walk from the Inn to the hospital, and the 24th and Mission BART stop is close by as well. An abundance of restaurants are within walking distance as well; including Mexican, Peruvian, Thai and even vegan Japanese. The Inn has always been clean and well taken care of. The rooftop terrace provides a 360 degree view of San Francisco. But it is the staff and their top quality service that is perhaps the highlight. During COVID, they could not provide the normal breakfast buffet in the living room area. So they allow you to order your continental breakfast items the night before. Liza called me at home the day before my arrival and stated that breakfast was from 8am-11am and offered to have breakfast items ready for me at check-in if I would be leaving the Inn sooner than 8am. I could have easily stayed at a chain hotel for a little less money (plus rewards points), but I really wanted to support a local, small business in these very trying times. I hope they are able to pull through, because the Inn San Francisco is a very special place with a huge amount of character.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
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Alida B wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We had the absolute best one-night stay at The Inn San Francisco! It is such a beautiful building and very historic, and we enjoyed the family atmosphere. The woman at the front desk was so friendly and lovely, and even upgraded our room for the evening at no charge. Not to mention, the breakfast was a great touch and we loved the area - so much to walk to! Highly recommend and would love to stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
Leonie M wrote a review Nov 2020
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina5 contributions13 helpful votes
Had the most fantastic stay here - each room is different and full of history. Enjoyed a lovely breakfast in the beautiful gardens and Victorian parlor. All staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend....
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Date of stay: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
Todd H wrote a review Aug 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom16 contributions30 helpful votes
Although a year has past , I just thought this place should get a well deserved review. The hotel was a pleasure to stay in along with the staff , amenities and service. We had five great days and would love to return. A good tip Get the Uber App! Superb value and ease to use in this city.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
US$246 - US$328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include Urban Putt (0.3 km), Mission District (0.3 km), and Paxton Gate (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn San Francisco?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn San Francisco?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lolo, Limón, and Lolinda.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Inn San Francisco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn San Francisco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (7.6 km), City Lights Booksellers (4.5 km), and SS Jeremiah O'Brien (5.5 km).