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Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast

600 Presidio Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94115 USA (Show map)
330 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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.3

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330 Reviews

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Monte Cristo Inn

5 on October 17, 2014

Everything was wonderful. The rooms were very clean, the bathroom was very modern and up to date. The beds were comfortable. The staff was very friendly, accomodating, and helpful. The breakfast was delicious every morning.

Nice Amenities

4.0 on October 11, 2014

Parking is the obvious problem in San Francisco. There is plenty of street parking but there are also plenty of cars and near a campus, so finding a spot was a bit of a challenge. The Inn itself was superb. Room was tastefully decorated with quality furnishings and a comfy bed. There were more TV channels than one could ever watch and a great internet connection. The lights were controlled by movement, so whenever we entered the bathroom the lights would go on. Our challenge was to prevent that from happening during the night, and we finally managed to cover up the sensors. The toilet was unique – heated seat, bidet choices of front or rear, hard or soft – wow! Also had a heated towel rack which I could get used to. Breakfast had wonderful fresh fruit, yogurts, granola, excellent coffee, but orders from the kitchen resulted in undercooked quiche one day and undercooked scrambled eggs the next. Coffee, tea, cookies & nuts are available 24/7. This B&B is expensive but all hotels in SF are - and some charge up to $40 extra per day for parking. I would definitely stay here again.

Very Pleased

5 on September 30, 2014

We were both delighted with the quiet location and quality of the Monte Cristo. Parking is difficult in SF, but we were able to use a parking lot only a block from the B&B. Our room was lovely and quiet. The breakfasts were wonderful. We were there 3 nights, and would definitely return.

The City

3.8 on September 30, 2014

Our stay was fantastic! The rooms were spacious and clean, the beds comfy and the location was perfect. Close to bus routes and restaurants. Our morning breakfast was delicious. Will be back!

Well worth the stay

4.2 on September 28, 2014

The rooms have been recently remodelled retaining the old charm and period of the building. Rooms were very clean and comfortable for the most part with the exception of the absence of A/C. We stayed in mid September and found the room very hot and humid. With the double glazed windows it was difficult to cool the room down which made it quite uncomfortable at times. This would be my only complaint. I'm not sure if other rooms have A/C but I would check in advance. The variety and quality of the breakfast was excellent.

A Great Time at Monte Cristo

5 on September 24, 2014

We were so pleased with the accommodations and breakfast. The architecture and furniture lended themselves to a great old timer feeling which we appreciated. The bathroom was modern and large. We would come back in a minute!

SF in September

4.8 on September 24, 2014

Love this place!! Everyone is so friendly, food is delicious, perfect location for me, beds and pillows super comfy, bathrooms are glorious, floors super clean - you can see the old brothel in the place - I love this place - I have recommended it to my entire family who is always visiting San Francisco (parents and sister live there) - love love love - each day I stayed I liked it more!

We enjoyed the Monte Cristo

3.8 on September 18, 2014

We were only in town for one night and I was glad to find a nice B&B with an available room. While the outside is nothing special, the inside is quite charming and the high-tech bathrooms are special. The evening snacks were great -- especially the gluten free homemade cookies -- and the breakfast was very enjoyable.

very nice and pleasent b&b

5 on September 16, 2014

Every thing was excellent. They were so kind and helpfull. The area is perfect.Public transportation is very close and also walking distance to many tourist interesting sites. In my next visit i will come again this b&b.Highly recommended

S.F. charm

5 on September 15, 2014

My wife and I wanted to be ion a quiet areaway from the tourist trap of union and civic, could"t have picked better. There is a bus across the street and it's a 10- 20 minute ride to everything you want to see 40 minutes and up for some things but it beats trying to park your car. The food was very tasty and prepared when you ordered it and they have gluten free options which were great. The staff were very helpful. The room was small compared to modern hotels but very comfy with the decor and ambiance it was like staying at your grandparents house, creaky floor boards & stairs etc. the baths are modern and updated better than most hotels the windows have an extra window you can close that soundproofs the room. i would highly recommend the monte cristo to any one who doesn't mind being a little outside of the city center but does enjoy the personal touch. Nothing but CHARMING!

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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:

From downtown take Pine St, left turn on Presidio Ave.

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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

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  • 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

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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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