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SF Summit House

3931 Alem , San Francisco, CA USA (Show map)
24 Reviews
$126 - $454
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We offer plush accommodations with the comforts of home in the city of San Francisco. Please check the inn's website above for detailed information on the rooms we offer and for real-time availability and reservations. SF Summit House offers private rooms with 'en-suite' baths, breakfast served daily, free street parking and WiFi internet, sweeping water and city views, walk to public transportation. SF Castro House is a beautiful and newly remodeled four-bedroom two-baths flat that can be rented out as a flat. If available, individual rooms can be rented as shared bath situation. All Bedrooms have queen-sized beds, free WiFi internet & cable TV. Centrally located in the heart of San Francisco. Our rooms are well appointed with beautiful furnishings and luxurious bedding to offer you a restful and comfortable experience on your trip. Come stay with us. You'll love it!



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.4

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2.6 on November 04, 2014

Although the hosts Myles and Matt were extremely hospitable and helpful, this is definitely not meet the expectations of the typical B&B. It's more like being a house guest of strangers. The place is their townhome style residence. Your room is a spare/guest room in their home. It was clean and tidy, however not at all what one expects when thinking of staying at a B&B. The full breakfast was more like: instant oatmeal, kuerig coffee, a mini fridge with OJ, ice coffee, yogurt, strawberries, hard boiled eggs etc. there was dry cereal. 2 days Myles set out scones baked homemade. Then the hosts prepared their own cooked breakfast and ate with you on a couple of occasions.

Lives up to its name!

4.4 on October 30, 2014

Fantastic views of SF. Our Hosts were attentive to all details of our stay. On arrival we were given an information pack which we continued to use until we were leaving. Myles's home cooked breakfast treats were delicious. Only downside and it is a positive criticism is their is no housekeeping.

Delightful stay

4.6 on August 10, 2014

Matthew and Myles were wonderful hosts and the view is spectacular. The baked goods each morning were wonderful (especially the blackberry muffins and apricot Danish). They gave great directions and recommendations and directed us to the nearby Bart station where we could park our car for only $3 per day and ride the Bart into the city. They also recommended the best places to catch the cable cars without waiting in the long lines. We definitely will stay at Summit House on our next visit. -Steven and Ken

Top of the hill

3.8 on July 24, 2014

Matt and Myles were very helpful in sharing the sights of San Fran and how to get there. They directed us to great restaurants and places to avoid at certain times! Make sure you have a map, as it is off the beaten path, but not too hard to get to. Thanks for your hospitality and personal touch! Deanna & Heidi.

Summit is tops!

4.4 on July 22, 2014

Summit House is a delightful private home accommodation in a quiet neighborhood in south San Francisco, a few miles east of Fort Funston. The hosts are very friendly and helpful with an obvious love for their city and for hosting. Home made Continental Breakfasts were delicious-home made baked goods, many extra toppings for oatmeal are offered. Very comfortable bed and bath, and a pool table in the living room. Free parking (easy on the streets in this quiet neighborhood)and free internet make this a great value if you have a car. While not in the center of the action, most activities are only a short car drive away and the access to 280 is very close. We did not use public transport, but it seemed that might be a little bit more hassle. The view is spectacular when the fog lifts.

Stunning View of San Francisco

4.8 on July 17, 2014

We spent five nights at Summit House and were extremely pleased with our stay. The negative draw is the parking situation. Summit House is located at the top of a hill (most streets in this area are very hilly, to the point of almost on a vertical at times), and there is no parking lot, or designated parking spots for guests. Now, the positive feedback. The view is absolutely gorgeous!! Matt and Myles are wonderful hosts, and Myles is quite the cook. He prepared fresh-baked scones one morning, and on another morning he made a blackberry cobbler with fresh blackberries from his little garden. A nice assortment of dried fruits, nuts, and jam was available, along with juice, yogurt, milk, and coffee. The room is very cozy and the bed comfortable. The Bay Area Rapid Transit is only about a five-ten minute drive from Summit House. Definitely a better way to enjoy the area than fighting SF traffic, especially in the tourist areas. We could not have asked for better hosts, nor a more wonderful time at such a nice bed and breakfast. It was fabulous!! Dennis and Tina Landes Fort Worth, TX

Great View and we met great people

4.6 on June 30, 2014

This was a nice place so lovely decorated with all kind of great stuff, they had a German Kuckucksuhr !(we are Germans and even have no one) Myles and Matthew gave us an awesome stay. They told us some places to watch out we couldn´t find as a tourist. Even our next trip Highway 1 to L.A. they told us some nice places to watch out. Thank you for the scone recipe, our luggage get lost so i didn´t get the chance to cook them until now. If we ever come back to San Francisco we would like to stay there again!

Great stay in a great city

4.2 on June 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Summit House in San Francisco. Coming from the rather flat-landscaped Toronto to the hilly escape of San Francisco was an experience on its own, but Matt and Myles, the consumate hosts were so friendly and informative we felt right at home. Stunning views of SF and a lovely breakfast in the morning. A little piece away from the action of downtown(BART is nearby), but it was a lovely drive along the beachfront and an introduction to the hilltop. Would absolutely recommend to anyone with a car at their disposal and enjoys great service and accommodations with a view. Thanks again!

Weekend Get Away

4.8 on May 27, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend get away at Miles & Matthew's SF Summit House B&B. The room and bath were clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The home is spacious and inviting, Our hosts were delightful company and made us feel welcome- providing us with great information about how to get around the city and some must see viewing options. Breakfast offered several yummy choices in a nice buffet presentation. We drove to the nearby BART station and from there ventured off to AT&T park and Pier 39 (Fog Harbor was a great dinner spot). Our only regret wasn't that we hadn't planned to stay longer.


5 on May 16, 2014

We had a fantastic four-day stay at Summit House to cap a whirlwind three-week tour of the USA. This top-notch B&B sits on top of a huge hill giving views over San Francisco and the bay which are simply breathtaking. We stayed in the Summit House King room and it was spacious, beautifully decorated and boasted a brilliant bed. We had our own attached private bathroom. Myles and Matthew were first-class from start to finish. They couldn't have been friendlier, more helpful or better company! We all got along like a house on fire as they opened up their sumptious home to a couple of Brit strangers. We helped ourselves to delicious food and drink laid on for breakfast and left the house set up for the day. We were initially worried that we might be a bit too far out of town. But Balboa Park subway station is just a short walk away and the train will whisk you into the heart of San Francisco in just 10 minutes. Take our advice - if you're heading to this sensational Californian city then climb to the top of the mountain - and grab yourselves a room at Summit House. You'll never regret it! Red & Loraine Williams Market Harborough England

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Rooms & Rates

Summit House King

This is a large room with a king-sized bed and and top-of-the-line US-made mattress for a comfortable and restful sleep. The private bath is attached to the room. Breakfast is served daily and there are sweeping city and water views from every room. High speed internet and Street parking are free and your hosts are available to help you plan your day.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175

Castro House Scarlett

This is our largest & brightest room at SF Castro House. It features a wall of windows that lets the sunshine in any time of year, a fireplace and beautiful original 1920's moldings throughout. It has a queen-sized sleigh bed with luxurious bedding, large writing desk, leather furniture, iron and ironing board. No breakfast is served. Coffee, tea and hot cocoa are available and bathrooms are shared. Free WiFi internet access and shared refrigerator and microwave are available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Castro House Pink Rose

This bright and cheery room at has a private door access to the garden. During the Spring and Summer months you can smell the blooming roses from the open windows as the morning sun shines through. It has queen-sized bed with luxurious bedding, writing desk, chair, large closet, mirror, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. No breakfast is served. Coffee, tea and hot cocoa are available and bathrooms are shared. Free WiFi internet access and shared refrigerator and microwave are available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Castro House Tiffany

This quiet room is located in the back of the building and it has two large windows that overlooks the garden and an additional stained glass window that lets the afternoon sun in. It has a queen sized bed, large closet, a desk, chair, mirror, iron and ironing board. No breakfast is served. Coffee, tea and hot cocoa are available. Baths are shared. Free WiFi internet access and shared refrigerator and microwave are available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Castro House Violet

Our Violet room has two French doors, one large window and beautiful original 1920's moldings throughout. It has a queen-sized bed, large desk and chair, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. No breakfast is served. Coffee, tea and hot cocoa are available, free WiFi internet access as well as a shared microwave and refrigerator are available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Full Flat, Castro House

Remodeled 4-bedroom flat with kitchen and 2-full baths. Centrally located in S F. All bedrooms have queen-sized beds, high-quality linens, a flat screen TV, desk and couch/chair. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove/oven, toaster coffee maker and microwave. Large front bedroom has fireplace & gets lots of sun from big windows. The other bedrooms are bright and look into a garden in the back which can be accessed through one of the bedrooms. One block to grocery store, drug store, & shops. Bus is less than a block away and subway is four away

  • Maximum Capacity: 10
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $395 - $445

Nightly Rate: $395 - $445


Location Type

On the top of the hill, Suburban feel in city setting, Walk to rapid transit, City Center, City


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 13 miles

Directions to property:

Detailed directions are emailed with reservation confirmation

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Embarcadero, Windmills, City Hall, Civic Center, Union Square, Coit Tower, Disney Museum, Exploritorium, Academy of Sciences, Cable Cars, Historic Streetcars, Lombard Street, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Park and National Recreation Area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Radio, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Spectacular views from Summit House, Full breakfast at Summit House, Outdoor garden, deck and balcony, Shared microwave & fridge, Picnic set available for day use, Help with sightseeing and travel planning

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights required during peak season (Mid May to October)
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 per individual room required upon check in.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel your reservation with us no later than 21 days prior to your arrival you will be refunded 95% of the total amount paid. If you cancel your reservation within seven 21 days of your arrival, you will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total amount paid.



Myles and Matthew

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English

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About the innkeepers

We enjoy travel--especially Kauai, old movies, drama mysteries, museums, entertaining in our home and most of all we enjoy meeting people from around the world and learning about their unique cultures.

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Summit=full breakfast, Castro=no breakfast

  • Time Served: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


3931 Alem , San Francisco, CA USA (Show map)

Property highlights

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