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Boutique Hotels San Francisco

Ten of the Best in the City

Staying at one of the boutique hotels San Francisco is a great SF lodging alternative. Here you will find ten of the best bed and breakfasts to smaller, more personal hotels.

Many of the recommendations on this list are in local neighborhoods - yet still close to the main SF attractions and activities. Staying at a boutique hotel in San Francisco is the perfect way to get a true San Francisco experience.

1. Union Street Inn

Address: 2229 Union Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $249
# of Rooms: 6
Neighborhood: Marina District

union street innThe most requested of the boutique hotels San Francisco is the Union Street Inn. This small bed and breakfast is located on Union Street - where you will find cute shops, restaurants and wine bars.

It's about a 15 minute walk to Fishermans Wharf, a 10 minute walk to the Presidio and only about a 10 minute walk to the waterfront. Public transportation is good in this neighborhood too - so you can easily take the bus to see other key neighborhoods and the top sights.

Here are some of the amenities at the Union Street Inn:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Suites available
  • Quaint backyard garden

Read what other travelers have to say about the Union Street Inn and find booking details on TripAdvisor.

2. Inn at the Presidio

Address: 42 Moraga Avenue
Nightly Rates: Start at around $195
# of Rooms: 22
Neighborhood: Presidio

inn at the presidioThis is a newly opened inn situated inside the San Francisco Presidio - a National Historic Landmark. You will find large, quiet rooms in remodeled army officers quarters.

Seventeen of the 22 rooms are suites. All rooms have outdoor patios with gas fire pits, porches with rocking chairs and also large public areas.

Amenities here include:

  • Free shuttle to and from downtown San Francisco
  • Free shuttle around the Presidio
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Reasonably priced parking (around $6 a night)
  • Afternoon wine and cheese receptions

From the Presidio, you can easily access Baker Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Field. You can also take public transportation to quickly reach Fishermans Wharf, Union Square and other SF attractions.

Compare online prices and read recent guest reviews for the Inn at the Presidio on TripAdvisor.

3. Queen Anne Hotel

Address: 1590 Sutter Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $126
# of Rooms: 48
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights/Japantown

queen anne hotelThe Queen Anne hotel is one of the larger boutique hotels San Francisco on my list. It's an historic, Victorian style hotel built in 1890 and set in the beautiful Pacific Heights neighborhood.

You'll find a charming hotel with stained glass windows and antiques throughout. Each room is individually decorated with Victorian pieces - which adds to the hotel's character.

Amenities at the Queen Anne Hotel include:

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Business center
  • Cable/satellite TVs
  • Multilingual staff
  • Limo or town car service available for a small fee
  • Discounted access to three health clubs within a few blocks of the hotel

This cute, quaint bed and breakfast is the perfect choice for those wanting to staying within a gorgeous, historic San Francisco neighborhood.

Discover recent guest reviews and the best deals for your stay at the Queen Anne Hotel on

4. Inn San Francisco

Address: 943 South Van Ness
Nightly Rates: Start at around $138
# of Rooms: 21
Neighborhood: Mission District

inn san franciscoAnother interesting option for boutique hotels San Francisco is the Inn San Francisco in the Mission District. This small bed and breakfast is warm and inviting.

With a quiet outdoor garden and gorgeous rooftop terrace, you are sure to feel at home. You are also close to some of the best restaurants and bars in San Francisco.

Other amenities at this bed and breakfast include:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free high speed internet
  • Shared or private bathrooms available
  • Smoke free property
  • Individually decorated rooms
  • TVs

If you are a light sleeper, make sure you check the noise level of your room before booking. Some rooms are just steps off Van Ness Street, where it can get noisy. However, there are also several options in the back which are quiet.

Find more tips from recent guests and compare prices for the Inn San Francisco on TripAdvisor.

5. The Parsonage

Address: 198 Haight Street
Nightly Rates: Start at around $220
# of Rooms: 5
Neighborhood: Civic Center/Hayes Valley

the parsonageAnother one of my favorite boutique hotels San Francisco is The Parsonage. This bed and breakfast is in one of the hottest San Francisco neighborhoods where new bars and restaurants are opening up daily.

Rooms at The Parsonage are comfortable and quiet. The owners take great care of both their property and their guests - so you can not go wrong by spending a few nights here.

Additional amenities at The Parsonage include:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free high speed internet access
  • Queen beds with superior linens
  • Marble showers
  • Some have working fireplaces and/or views

Read recent guest reviews for The Parsonage on TripAdvisor.

Other Great Boutique Hotels San Francisco

6. Parker Guest House: 520 Church Street, Castro/Mission neighborhoods

    • Cute bed and breakfast located between the Castro and Mission neighborhoods
    • Free breakfast, free high speed internet and personalized service
    • 21 rooms
    • Rooms start at around $149 a night

7. Metro Hotel: 319 Divisadero Street, Alamo Square neighborhood

    • Small, budget friendly hotel - one of the best values of the boutique hotels San Francisco
    • Free breakfast, free high speed internet access and wheel chair accessible rooms
    • Beautiful private garden courtyard only for hotel guests
    • 24 rooms
    • Rooms start at around $75 a night

8. Inn on Castro: 321 Castro Street, Castro neighborhood

    • Very small bed and breakfast set in a historic Victorian
    • Free high speed internet access, private patio only for guests and breakfast
    • 8 rooms
    • Rooms start at around $115 a night

9. Golden Gate Hotel: 755 Bush Street, Lower Nob Hill

    • Centrally located bed and breakfast
    • Free high speed internet access, antique decor and breakfast is included
    • 25 rooms
    • Rooms start at around $115 a night

10. Phoenix Hotel: 601 Eddy Street, Civic Center neighborhood

    • Recently remodeled hotel targeting a young, art loving crowd, many smaller bands like to stay here due to its location and funky vibe
    • Bar/lounge and restaurant on site
    • Free high speed internet, breakfast and parking
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • 44 rooms
    • Rooms start at around $150 a night

Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about these and other boutique hotels San Francisco at TripAdvisor.

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