The Chateau Tivoli Bed and Breakfast is a magnificently preserved part of San Francisco's rich history. Built in 1892 for lumber baron D.B. Jackson by renowned British architect Willam Armitage, it has been home to many eclectic and illustrious personalities from the city's archives. Past inhabitants include Ernestine Kreling, the owner of the storied Tivoli Opera House and Bob Kaufman, the poet who inspired the term 'Beatnik'. The house at 1057 Steiner Street was restored to it's original Victorian splendor by Rodney Karr in the 1980s. The Shohet family has locally owned and operated the now Bed and Breakfast since 1997 and continues to keep its doors open so that others may share the Tivoli's dynamic history and charm.
This opulent second floor suite has a queen canopy bed, and a private parlor with a fire place. The private bathroom has a double shower. The ceilings are papered with Bradbury & Bradbury wall paper.
This grand 3rd floor suite has a king size mirrored canopy bed. The bedroom opens into a spacious parlor with a daybed suitable for an extra guest. There is sufficient room for an extra rollaway bed or a child's crib for a family.
This cozy ground floor suite has one small and one larger bedroom with one double bed in each room, a private bathroom with a shower and a private entrance from the street. Exposed brick and a cave-like ceiling in the hallway provide a grotto motif.
This cozy ground floor suite has two separate bedrooms with one double bed in each room, a small dining area, a kitchenette and a private entrance from the street. The private bath with a shower over a tub is located in one of the bedrooms.
This second floor room has an antique double four-poster bed and a private bath with a double shower. It features opulent papered ceilings by Bradbury & Bradbury.
This gracious second floor room has a double bed, a fireplace and a private detached bathroom. It has ornate papered ceilings.
This elegant second floor room has an antique queen four-poster bed, a private bath with a shower and a cozy sitting area. Ceilings are papered with Bradbury & Bradbury wall paper.
This third floor room has an antique Arts & Craft double bed and a small sitting area. It shares the bathroom with the next door Jack London room. The two can be combined as a 2 room suite, for families or friends.
This third floor room has a double brass bed and a sunny tower sitting area. It shares the bathroom with the next door Joaquin Miller room. The two rooms can be combined into a two room suite for families or friends.
4.4 on March 20, 2012
Staff was very friendly and gave us suggestions on nearby attractions. Breakfast was simple but perfect for a couple ready to start the day early. Afternoon/Evening tea was great. The atmosphere is beautiful. We were totally satisfied. (Stayed 3 nights, Oct 2011)
5 on August 27, 2011
As I travelled alone I was mainly inerested in a friendly and safe accomodation and away of the crowded and touristic spots of Fishermens Wharf, Downtown and Chinatown. My stay at the Chateau Tivoli in the Joaquin Miller room was asbolutely perfect. Nice, bright spacious room, quite and cozy with morning sun. Breakfast was delicious. I went running every second day in Golden Gate Park and could prepare my breakfast before the run, stored it in the fridge and enjoyed it later outside of breakfast hours. Perfect for me! Besides the Miller room I stayed in the Isadora Duncan and Tetrazzini Suite, due to my spontaneous extension of my stay of two more nights. Both rooms have been highlights of my stay! The staff is tremdously friendly. I will come back again, and again, and again!
5 on July 02, 2011
We stayed at the chateau from June 10th to 14th and absolutely loved it. It was simply breathtaking the minute we walked in. The rooms and service are outstanding and we would highly recommend a stay here. The hosts are also very welcoming and happy to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
5 on July 01, 2011
We loved Tivoli it is unique. Very nicely situated,just up from the painted ladies, Almo park. Staff are so helpful and very friendly. Cheese and wine every day is a bonus wow. Loved it. loved it. loved it.
4.0 on June 20, 2011
Meredith is a great inn keeper/manager/ambassador. She warmly greeted my Mother and I upon our arrival into the city for my daughters graduation at USF. Meredith gave us a quick house tour,outlined the breakfast and afternoon wine/cheese/tea and coffee arrangements, made sure we were comfortable and was always attentive and prompt with suggestions and / or questions we came up with. We stayed downstairs in the Lola Montez Suite. Accomodations were what I expected. Loved the 2 bedroom arrangement with the sitting room/kitchen. Was able to connect to the wireless internet service in our suite. Like the seperate entrance. A little difficult for my elderly mother to climb up the back steps to the main level. Easy walk to Metro stops. Nice walk to Alamo Square. Wouldnt recommend walking opposite way at night. Met and chatted with lots of nice people (from all over the world) at breakfast and lounging around in the afternoon in the living room area. Great stay. Loved it.
3.0 on June 01, 2011
The food was not good...only packaged breads and fruit for breakfast...not what I expect from a B&B at all!!
3.0 on May 28, 2011
We enjoyed the hospitality offered at C.T. The evening wine and cheese is a great idea, not that we made it back in time every day :( Was very handy to public transport and walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops.
4.4 on May 25, 2011
Cannot recommend the Chateau Tivoli enough. The house is stunning with beautiful period features, the room we had was quirky and charming. The service was exceptional and the staff couldn't have been more attentive Loved the cheese and wine at 4pm everyday which was a much needed respite from scaling the wonderfully precipitous San Francisco hills.
3.8 on May 06, 2011
Good hôtel. Great breakfast and beautiful nice to play. Parking not included.
4.6 on April 25, 2011
We were delighted to have the opportunity to stay at Chateau Tivoli. An experience we will long remember with great pleasure. Enjoyed the other guests almost as much as the room, etc.
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 14 miles
From the Airport (South): Drive North on Highway 101. Exit on Misson St. Turn right onto Mission St. Turn Left onto Van Ness Ave. Turn left onto Hayes St. Remain on Hayes until Steiner St. Turn right onto Steiner St. Drive 3 blocks to Golden Gate Ave.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Alamo Square's "Postcard Row" the Painted Ladies, Fishermen's Wharf: 2 miles away., Fillmore Shopping area: 10 min walk, Union Square: 1.5 miles away., Kabuki Hotsprings: 5 min walk., The Fillmore Live Music club: 5 min walk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Rollaway bed, Portacrib, No Televisions on site
Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service