The Red Vic B&B is more than just a historic hotel on world-famous Haight/Ashbury Street near Golden Gate Park. It's a peaceful world travelers hotel; a cozy, colorful, friendly gathering place for people, ideals and ideas for a better world. We prefer personal relationships over TV, reasonable prices over maximum profits. We're a business founded on love and dedicated to doing our utmost for a just and sustainable world. Sami has designed each guest room to inspire, amuse, relax or enliven you. Each room is a plea for you to actively do something to care for our world.
The place to remember dreams begun in the "summer of love". Peace movement, environmental and social justice movements, healthy food, simple living - all alive, and growing today.Enjoy rainbows, clouds and sun on your ceiling, '60s posters on your walls! Our brightest, most exuberant room. Rate is quoted for 2 guests, each additional guest is $15.00 per night!
Decorated to honor the famed glass conservatory in nearby Golden Gate Park where tropical plants thrive for enjoyment of all. A window garden, plants and white wicker. Queen bed, private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Celebrates the rythms of light and dark, day and night. Deep earth tones and an exotic skylighted ceiling make this one of our most popular budget rooms. Overlooks Haight street. Double bed. Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Sami created G.G.Brown, lifesize doll, in 1980 as a loyal staff member when transient employees were a big problem. Gigi's hats and family photos adorn the walls of her room. She loves to pose for photos with guests. A double bed and a single. Private bath.
Celebrating the bright hope and dreams of the '60s, alive and well today. A quiet, small room with authentic '60s posters, lava lamp, and a tie-dye canopy over the double bed. Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Celebrating pure air and clean skies. Your queen bed is crowned with rainbow netting in a light and airy bay-window room overlooking colorful Haight street.
Word posters will lift your spirits and make you smile. The most popular of Sami Sunchild's life-enhancing prose posters ornament the walls of this room which overlooks Haight Street. Queen bed with lace canopy and single bed.
Dedicated to friendship of all people, everywhere, a practice of the 60s very much alive today at the Red Vic. You will see why this is reputed to be the most friendly room in the inn when you take a look "out" one of the windows, and see who's looking back at you! Bay windows overlook Haight street. A queen canopied bed and a single bed. Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Honors the artistic traditions of the Japanese culture and their magnificent gift to Golden Gate Park. A favorite room in simple Japanese style. Golds and natural colors. Your window garden can be softly illuminated in the evening. Double bed. Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Dedicated to caring for the air we breathe. Canopied queen bed, colors of sunrise and sunset. Private bath. A wash basin to start your day with a smile. Ask about the "magic mirror."
A beautiful room with canopied bed designed for you who love our earth home and who want to help spread the remarkable earth charter. A quiet corner of the Red Vic, popular economy room with private sink and double bed, Choose your bathrooms.
Celebrates the beautiful plants which grace our world. Roses on your ceiling echo Golden Gate Park's delightful rose garden. Sit in comfortable chairs in your bay window and look through the lace curtains at Haight street below.
Dedicated to the '60s dreams of peace in Vietnam and echoing for the whole world today. An intimate little room overlooking Haight street, with a very special skylighted ceiling. Double bed, Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Celebrating the 3 mile long Golden Gate Park in our our back yard. Trees, air, walking, what we all need. A light, happy room with photos of old cable cars that once ran below these bay windows to the park and ocean beach. "Is that a mirror over the queen bed?" Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Dedicated to the preservation of the forests of our earth. Slumber 'neath a willow canopy in a redwood grove! One of our favorite rooms.
Acknowledging the playful child in all of us, this room celebrates the first public children's playground in nearby Golden Gate Park. Carrousel posters, giant crayons and a special celing canopy. A double and a single bed. Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
Dedicated to the survival of the butterflies of the world, this intimate and romantic economy room has butterflies and soft, colored lights. Canopied double bed, Private sink, choose your bathrooms.
3.8 on May 30, 2013
Red Victorian was a very cool place to stay while visiting the Haight Ashbury district. Old building with lots of charm, great friendly and helpful staff. No TV, few outlets, and some rooms share a bath but overall great stay.
3.8 on April 29, 2013
I was for the first time in San Francsisco and it was lovely to start this stay in the Haight Ashbury at the Red Vic!
3.8 on April 05, 2011
The Red Victorian was very east to get to by public transit and is right in the heart of the Haight. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The RV is quirky and fun but still comfortable and clean. Loved sitting in the cafe and talking with other guests while enjoying my delicious breakfast!
3.4 on June 08, 2010
I loved this place for the experience it provided (and it's excellent price in a centrally located area). The rooms and bathrooms were all worth seeing and the old building was overall just a really interesting thing to explore. I think people should be aware of what they're getting into when they stay here. If you want a television and immaculate carpets, this is not the place for you. However, if you have a sincere interest in the Haight area and it's history, you will not be disappointed. I would recommend this place primarily to people who have either done psychedelic drugs or who appreciate people who have and the things they make ;)
3.6 on September 07, 2008
We found the Red Vic B&B to be a friendly, clean and interesting place to stay. The Haight is very interesting and brings back the feeling of the 60's in San Francisco. If you are looking for a clean and reasonable stay in San Francisco that is very close to Golden Gate Park, the Red Vic is for you.
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 12 miles
Driving from Airport - Take 101N, exit Golden Gate Bridge, then take the Octavia/Fell Street exit. After crosssing Market St., go over 3 traffic lights, make left turn on Fell Street. Go straight for 1 miles then make a left turn on Masonic, then a right turn on Haight St. Loading zone at door.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Historic Inn, Urban Inn
CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, TV, VCR, Videos
Alarm clock, In-room internet, Desk, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Peace Cafe, Gift Shop, Meditation Center, Peace Arts Gallery, Theater
I consider many parts of our beautiful planet home. All my life I have been studying the effects and potentials of tourism in many cultures, from Fiji and the Polynesian islands to Bali, Australia, Germany, Denmark, and much of Europe and north Africa. My goal is, with your help, to offer a brave new alternative to corporate tourism.
Vegetarian , Gluten-Free