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Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast

600 Presidio Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94115 USA (Show map)
310 Reviews
$199 - $495
per night

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Monte Cristo Inn, the private & romantic bed and breakfast hotel located in the exclusive and popular Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, offers its guests comfort and privacy. Rooms are highlighted by authentic antiques, persian rugs, hardwood floors, flat screen cable tv, complimentary breakfast, complimentary wifi throughout the property. A computer/email kiosk is available for business travelrs. Various room sizes and finishes are available to suit your budget. And if the walls of the Monte Cristo could talk, what stories they could tell, for this remarkable building has been a part of San Francisco since 1875. Originally built as a bordello and saloon. In the 1920s, it served as a speakeasy. When the great fire swept the city after the 1906 earthquake, homes were put to the torch on Van Ness Avenue to create a firebreak, and the Saloon not only survived, it served as a refuge for the newly post-quake homeless. The Inn is perhaps the oldest original hospitality structure in San Francisco, this European-style Inn is convenient to the entire city and is at the junction of three great neighborhoods, Presidio Heights, Pacific Heights, and Laurel Heights. It is in one of the oldest and best neighborhoods in San Francisco. It is two blocks to the elegantly restored Victorian shops, Vogue theatre, Zagat-rated restaurants and antique stores on Sacramento Street. It's within walking distance to shopping on Union Street and Fillmore Street.

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

This unit comes with a private bathroom with shower. LCD TV, clock radio, hair dryer, iron. Complimentary breakfast, WiFi, lobby computer use. Check in time is 4:00PM - 7:00PM.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175-$275

Deluxe Cal King

Leicester Square has a California king bed with private bathroom. Electric toilet/washlet/bidet. Towel Warmer. Rain shower over tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195-$325

Two Twins Room

Honeychurch Room has two twin beds and marble lined bathroom with shower over tub, electric toilet/washlet/bidet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185-$325

Maximilian Junior Suite

Maximilian Junior Suite. Marble lined bathroom with rain shower over tub. Towel warmer, electric toilet/washlet/bidet. Separate room with futon/convertible sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250-$475

Economy Queen

Private Bathroom - Shower. Downstairs street-facing Room. LCD/DVD TV, Hairdryer. Soundproof window. Free wi-fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165-$225

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.3

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310 Reviews

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Delicious, Delightful, and Dandy Place

4.4 on July 26, 2014

From owner Jack, and hostess & breakfast maker this was a splendid choice. If I ever need to I would stay there again. Shall recommend it to all my friends who travel. Esther Rosen

Charming Bed & Breakfast

5 on July 25, 2014

A charming and historic B&B in a quiet part of San Francisco. Well kept rooms with a classic traditional decor and modern amenities. Delicious breakfast and afternoon treats and very personable and friendly service. Convenient access to public transportation for touring the city.

Return Visit to Monte Cristo

3.6 on July 21, 2014

We enjoyed our stay Monte Cristo B&B in back in October and decided to stay there again. The neighborhood is wonderful with a locals vibe and within walking distance to Spruce restaurant - one for SF's best dining. Breakfast was generous with hot options and service friendly and helpful. This time, we stayed in room 17 and would not have chosen this room except the B&B was at capacity. This room was smaller than our previous room with no view and the worst of all it was above the kitchen and early in the morning (~6a.m.) we could hear the water pipes and noise below. We plan to stay here again, but will be more choosy with what room we stay in. We recommend this place for anyone not interested in staying with loads of tourists in Union Square.

Monte Cristo - San Francisco's Special Secret Get-Away

4.8 on July 04, 2014

Over the past 20 years the Monte Cristo has remained the best bed and breakfast in the City! We love love everything about it from our host's exceptional service to the amazing breakfasts...this is the best!

Comfortable and Quiet!

4.0 on June 30, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights to attend a conference. Having lived in San Francisco in the past, I remember how noisy the downtown traffic could be, so I decided to stay a little further outside the downtown core. The B & B was wonderfully quiet and although I stayed in the tiny Broderick room, it met my needs very nicely! The cookies in the dining room that were always there as I returned late in the day were so delicious, as was the on-going availability of coffee and tea. Although I walked everywhere, there is also a bus route right out front which makes it very convenient for traveling around.

Lovely, friendly, & central

5 on June 30, 2014

Beautiful rooms, accommodating and helpful staff, delicious breakfasts with both continental offerings and made-to-order hot items. Central location made for easy access to city sights. Wonderful--made for a memorable anniversary trip!

Quick trip to SF

5 on June 23, 2014

I flew into San Francisco for my nephew's marriage. It was a short stay. Came in on Saturday and left late Sunday. I love my room. It was small and just perfect. If I am ever in San Francisco again I would stay at this B&B. The people were so nice and accommodating..

Family Reunion - the best

4.8 on June 23, 2014

The Inn was beautifully kept and well-located. Thoroughly pleasant stay and very accommodating for family.


4.6 on June 10, 2014

I was on a business trip that had me in the city, yet near to my client's home and I found the neighborhood to be perfect. Walking distance to restaurants, St. Dominic's for Mass and easy parking on the street. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful. Terry is such a great hostess! And Jack was welcoming and helpful as well. The place was immaculate and had all the amenities you need.

Nice B&B in S.F.

4.0 on June 02, 2014

Comfortable and homey B&B and we would certainly return on another visit to The City.

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Location Type

Pacific Heights/Sacramento Street, Golden Gate Park/De Young Museum, USF/Drew College Prep School., Presidio Heights/Gold Coast Millionaire Row, Laurel Heights/Jordan Park, Jewish Community Center/The Presidio, City, Downtown, Small town, Village


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take Lorries airport shuttle, limousine service or Taxi is the easiest. For more information, please visit our website.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Laurel Heights Restaurant Row, Bike Rental in Presidio Park, Sacramento Street Shopping., Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace , Business Center, Printer, Fax, Wifi Internet, Newspaper

Room amenities

Alarm clock, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4PM-7PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Please note: check in time is 3:00PM to 7:00PM. 7-day notice required for cancellation.



Jack & Carl

Languages spoken

Mandarin, English

Resident Pets

No Pets Others

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30-10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Details Diamond Collection

600 Presidio Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94115 USA (Show map)

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