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890 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1712
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
The Grove Inn, family owned and operated since 1983, is opening it's doors after extensive renovations. All of the rooms have been freshly updated and tastefully decorated. Originally built as a Gold Rush boarding house in the 1800's, the Italianate Victorian style inn is located in San Francisco's historic Alamo Square district. The Grove Inn is located in a picturesque part of the city, one block from the famous "Painted Ladies" Victorian houses, and centrally located in San Francisco.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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Carol B wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our recent stay at the Grove Inn was both pleasant and reassuring. The owners adjusted the check-in process to be low risk. While we miss the free breakfast, we appreciated the in-room tea and coffee. Yes, the rooms are not large. However, the Inn is spotless and convenient to USF, parks and great dining.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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c B wrote a review Oct 2019
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom15 contributions37 helpful votes
The good thing about the Grove Inn is the pleasant location near Alamo Square, with easy bus access to all corners of the city. It's a Victorian building so has some historic charm which is reflected in the local residential area. Enough eateries are within walking distance, it's also quit quiet. We often look for places to stay that are interesting or slightly quirky, so the Grove Inn looked ideal. What people should know is that the Grove is not a hotel, it's a plain old B&B. For a short stayover for a couple of nights, travelling light, then it could be ideal for some people. But we had booked four nights to fully explore San Francisco in our holiday travels. Our room was tidy and clean but far too small, barely able to unpack our suitcases. The window had no outlook at all making it feel airless. Bed was comfortable and bathroom small but adequate . We really missed not having somewhere to sit out, there is a breakfast room but no lounge. Almost £800 for four nights in a B&B, the Grove Inn is poor value for money for UK visitors. For some folks I'm sure the Grove is fine, but for us it was the wrong choice.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Anything else except room 3 would probably be better
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Taterman51 wrote a review Sep 2019
Agoura Hills, California9 contributions18 helpful votes
Friendly, family-type atmosphere. Very accommodating staff. Breakfast room was pleasant, a very international flavor each morning. Location was very convenient to transportation and local restaurants. We would stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GlobeTrip78 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cambrils, Spain1225 contributions267 helpful votes
we had a great time in this place. It's very familiar, wide rooms with all you might need. For me was ok. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Also the breakfast was ok, enough. The place is well connected with the city center thanks to the buses.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Micaela Hoo wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
In a world of trendy hotels and Airbnbs, I was a bit skeptical that a bed and breakfast might be... shall we say... sketchy... dirty? This place stole my heart. It is a charming Victorian located ONE BLOCK from the Painted Ladies. If you walk one direction, you get to Hayes Valley/Civic Center BART. If you walk in the opposite direction, you get to NOPA. If you walk in yet another direction, you get to Lower Pac Heights/Japantown. And if you're up for a lot of walking, you get to the Valencia St/Mission. The interior of the bed and breakfast itself is not fancy, but for my mom and my San Francisco staycation, all we needed was a clean, quiet place to sleep in a safe neighborhood. They offer a continental breakfast which is modest, but the coffee is from Bicycle and the pastries are from Jane, so everything is high quality. The staff is very nice and accommodating. They let us store our valuable luggage behind the front desk when we checked out of our room, but weren't leaving till later in the day. My mom's wedding anniversary is in a month and she's thinking of taking another staycation with my dad at The Grove Inn. If you want to truly experience a San Francisco hilly neighborhood full of Victorian homes, stay at The Grove Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Second story probably less noise.
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US$190 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grove Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Grove Inn?
Nearby attractions include Painted Ladies (0.2 km), Japantown (0.4 km), and Queen Anne Victorians (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Grove Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Grove Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Grove Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Grove Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Emillio of The Art of Hospitality, Alamo Square Seafood Grill, and Suppenkuche.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Grove Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Grove Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (5.6 km), Golden Gate Bridge (6.3 km), and City Lights Booksellers (3.2 km).