3.8 on January 26, 2014
My husband was concerned about the small room and the fact that our bathroom was across the hall. However, after a couple of wonderful days in San Francisco with us staying right in the middle of everything, he was loving it!
4.8 on January 16, 2013
Stayed here in January 2012 for 4 nights. Daily breakfasts were fantastic, staff was very helpful, location was primo, and the nightly wine and cheese were great, too, though we mostly missed out on that by walking all over the city all day and night long. Cannot wait to go back. Will definitely stay here again. Super clean, and though our room was small, it was nicely appointed and we wanted for nothing.
3.8 on October 05, 2011
This is a lovely but not pretentious inn in the perfect location for visiting San Francisco. Many nice cafes and restaurants within two or three blocks; safe and interesting streets for walking; convenient public transportation. Our room on the first floor was smallish as can be expected in an older inn, but very clean, quiet and comfortable. We had a great view of the park across the street where families and locals gathered. The staff was helpful, and the expanded continental breakfast was both delicious and beautifully served. Very nice place to come home to in the evening.
4.6 on July 28, 2011
Washington Square Inn is in North Beach, a neighborhood between Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown. Lots of restaurants, cafes, funky shops, and several buses to other parts of the city, it was really easy to get around but if you decided to just stay put, it was a great area to hang out in. I stayed in Room 15, the "tiny" room, and they don't lie, there's not a lot of room to maneuver, but there's a great use of space and it feels more cozy than cramped and, as advertised, I had views of SS Peter and Paul Church and Coit Tower from my bay window. The room was very clean and very comfortable. It's also at the end of the hallway so you don't get a lot of hallway noise. The wine and cheese in the afternoon is a really nice touch, and there's coffee and tea throughout the day. You can have your breakfast either in the lobby or brought to your room, which I appreciated. And service! A bumblebee had gotten trapped behind the plantation shutters and wouldn't leave through the other windows I opened so they came up to my room with a dishtowel, gently grabbed the bee and shooed it on its way. So humane, so awesome. I plan to make this an annual trip, I enjoyed myself so much.
3.4 on November 28, 2009
A fantastic location, very helpful staff. Our room was on the small side and the bathroom was tiny so make sure you ask for a big room when you book but otherwise a delight! The wine and cheese nibbles in the evening are a really lovely touch. Would definitely go back
5 on October 29, 2009
Everyone was so friendly and helpful; felt at home right away and truly hated to leave. The rooms are very tastefully decorated, no disappointments there or anywhere else in this lovely, lovely, and oh so clean Inn. This Inn will truly set the standards to which others are held. Thank you for a wonderful visit.
4.2 on August 24, 2009
Bathroom needs ventilation. Hotel located in very convenient area. Small & personal. Plenty of coffee & tea available for free. Staff helpful. Would return.
4.8 on February 03, 2009
I stayed at the Washington Square Inn in North Beach, San Francisco on Monday night, January 26th. I was in room 8, which has a nice view of the square and the church. My room was very comfortable and had a good usable desk, helpful for those who have to work while away. The bay window was a nice touch as it allowed me to sit and enjoy looking out over the park watching the people enjoying the warmth of the day. The room was immaculate and in excellent condition. It looked like it had been recently redone. The Innkeeper on duty, Shabir, was friendly and helpful and was available throughout the evening, hosting the wine and cheese hour and helping myself and the other guests with dinner recommendations, cabs, etc. If you want a quiet, out of the way B&B, this is not it. It is right in the heart of North Beach, one of the most active neighborhoods in the city. However, this part of San Francisco is also one of the more enjoyable parts. The cafes are lively and the multitude of restaurants and bistros are excellent. Mostly Italian fare, but you can find other foods as well. Being on the square, which was quiet at night, the Inn was not noisy, but I can see how at times you would be able to hear street noise. One of the best parts of the location is you don't have to bring a car at all (as a matter of fact parking is difficult in the neighborhood). The city is literally at your feet.
3.4 on October 09, 2008
Good Location, almost felt like home!
4.6 on June 13, 2008
Classic City Inn in the best neighborhood in San Fran. The inn was quiet, sophisticated and beautifully furnished. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful. The other guest were interesting. A great find!
4.6 on December 18, 2007
I chose to stay at a smaller and more intimate property while on business in San Francisco rather than one of the large and well known hotels. I found the Washington Square Inn to be the perfect balance of sophistication, location, personal service and comfortable elegance. The hotel is located close to everything – I had great walks/runs to Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Warf, Chinatown, North Beach, the financial district and Nob Hill. I had great dining experiences within walking distance of the hotel including a funky coffee house as well as the famous Dimaggio’s and North Beach Restaurants. The hotel’s breakfast was very tasty and complete – the best croissants I’ve had outside of France. I had all the necessary amenities in my room to make my stay effective. I greatly appreciated the free, high speed wireless internet service. Overall: a productive and very enjoyable trip to San Francisco. Thanks Washington Square Inn!