Monte Cristo Bed and Breakfast

600 Presidio Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94115 USA (Show map)


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. For room details, please visit MonteCristoSF. Rooms are highlighted by authentic antiques, persian rugs, hardwood floors, flat screen cable tv, complimentary breakfast, complimentary wifi. 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.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Perfect stay!

5 on June 17, 2018

Monte Cristo bed and breakfast is the perfect place. It’s a home away from home. It’s classy and modern feel exceeds my expectations. Very clean room, crisp linens and great ambiance. Complete amenities. They serve very good breakfast which I look forward to every morning. Staff very friendly and accommodating

Lovely rooms and wonderful service

4.2 on March 28, 2018

The rooms are clean, modern (but with the coziness of a bed and breakfast), quiet and has all the room amenities you would expect from a larger hotel. Add the delicious breakfast and service on top and you have a perfect place to stay in the city!

John's Review

4.6 on October 30, 2014

Bed and room were great! Jack was very helful and worked with me on the B&B gift cards I had from both B&B and Costco. The only downside was parking which is problematic in SF. Also the hot breakfast was served slightly cold. No other complaints. Overall we enjoyed our stay. John Owendoff 908-902-0388

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Petite Queen

Petite Queen Room - En suite bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $399

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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, Downtown, Small town


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, National/State parks, Night life, Ocean, Laurel Heights Restaurant Row, Bike Rental in Presidio Park, Sacramento Street Shopping., Performing Theater, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fax Machine, Telephone , UCSF Parking Lot is available at 3333 California - About two blocks away. Most people are able to find street parking.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental

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  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Jack and Carl

Languages spoken

Mandarin, English

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 7:30-10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian gluten-free

Signature Dish

Crustless gluten free quiche.