Chateau Tivoli

1057 Steiner Street , San Francisco, 94115 USA (Show map)
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About

The Chateau Tivoli Bed and Breakfast is a magnificently preserved part of San Francisco's rich history. Built in 1892 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 its 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Lovely place

5 on September 01, 2018

Perfect, very nice and helpful people. Unique rooms


A wonderfully atmospheric place to stay

4.6 on August 16, 2018

The owners and management have worked hard to create a very special place for B and B, way beyond what is normally expected. The whole place, including bedrooms , is fitted with interesting antique furniture and paintings, much of it with a musical theme. Provision of wine and cheese in the late afternoons a winner, as people have the chance to meet and share experiences of San Francisco. The recommended restaurant, the 'Alamo Square Seafood Grill', was terrific. Staff were extremely helpful in terms of access, leaving luggage etc. A wonderful place to stay.


3 Nights, two different rooms

4.4 on July 16, 2018

We spent three nights total during our trip. The first two nights we spend in the Isadora Duncan room, with the bathroom across the hall. The room was beautiful and the clawfoot tup was great. Crossing the hall for the bathroom was no problem. Later in the week we came back and stayed in the Enrico Caruso room. This room was even nicer and had the bathroom within it. Two comfortable chairs for reading were included. The breakfast could have been more substantial, but for continental it was okay. The cooked meal (sunday morning) was much better. Wine and cheese was great every night! Overall, great place to stay, convenient location and really beautiful building.


Nice inn, good vibes, need more amenities

4.6 on July 11, 2018

Great experience in the inn. It is very unique and cute. Staff very nice. Would be better if the inn provides some basic stuff like toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.


Perfect

5 on July 09, 2018

We stayed in the Langtry suite and it was wonderful. Just the right size for two couples, great breakfast, great service.


Great Vintage Place To Stay

3.4 on July 07, 2018

The hotel was beautiful, it had such great architecture and rooms. It was cozy, comfortable and enjoyable to stay here. As a solo-traveller, I enjoyed the gated front, which requires a key to get in. This means nobody who isn't staying in the hotel is going to get in, and I feel safer staying there. Even though the bathroom was not attached to my room, it was beautiful and fully functional. I wish it were attached, just so I don't accidentally make too much noise late at night, but otherwise I don't mind it. Great place to stay! Highly recommended!


Really enjoyed our stay

5 on July 04, 2018

We loved the uniqueness of staying in an old home vs. a hotel room. Very close to things we wanted to do and see. Loved the afternoon wine and cheese!


History and elegance!

3.8 on June 29, 2018

Beautifully restored gem in the middle of the city! Wonderful atmosphere history. The staff were very responsive to our needs.


Enjoyed my stay here. Thank you.

4.6 on June 29, 2018

Staff here are very welcoming. They make sure you are taken care of. If you need something they are there to help. For example, I ran out of milk for my kid and asked them if we could have some of their milk and they came through. I had another unexpected thing that happened aand I was very pleased with how the staff handled it. I appreciate the staff's hospitality and they made my stay there very pleasant. Thank you.


A great place to stay

5 on June 28, 2018

Wonderful place to spend the week. The staff was very helpful and polite, as was the housekeeping staff. I really enjoyed my visit and highly recommend it.


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Rooms & Rates

Lola Montez Economy Suite

A ground-floor economy suite offering two bedrooms, each with a full-size bed, a small dining area, and a private sidewalk entrance. Located inside the main bedroom, the private bathroom features a shower over a claw-foot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Lillie Langtry Economy Suite

A ground-floor economy suite offering two full-size beds, an en suite bathroom with a shower, and a private sidewalk entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Mark Twain Suite

A third-floor suite offering a king-size, mirrored canopy bed and a private bathroom with shower. The bedroom opens into a spacious private parlor with casual seating and a turret dining area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Enrico Caruso Room

A second-floor room offering a full-size bed and a private en suite bathroom with a shower.

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

Joaquin Miller Room

A third-floor room featuring a full-size bed and three bowed windows. The hallway bathroom is shared with the Jack London room and includes a handheld shower over a claw-foot bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Jack London Room

A third-floor room offering a full-size bed and a turret sitting area. The hallway bathroom is shared with the Joaquin Miller room and includes a handheld shower over a claw-foot bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Isadora Duncan Room

A second-floor room featuring a full-size bed and a private bathroom located in the hallway, with a shower over a claw-foot tub.

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

Aimee Crocker Room

A second-floor room offering a queen-size, four-poster bed and a private en suite bathroom with a shower.

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

Luisa Tetrazzini Suite

A second-floor suite featuring a queen-size, carved oak canopy bed, a spacious private parlor, and a private bathroom with a double shower.

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

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Location

Location Type

Alamo Square

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From the Bay Bridge (East): Follow signs for 101 South. Take the 9th Street Exit. Turn right onto 9th street. Stay in one of the 2 left lanes, and turn left onto Hayes Street; follow Hayes to Steiner Street (about ten blocks). Turn right onto Steiner Street. Drive 3 blocks to the Chateau Tivoli. We are on the left hand corner just before Golden Gate Avenue. From Golden Gate Bridge (North): Follow signs for Lombard St. Turn right onto Steiner and drive about 1.5 miles to Golden Gate Ave.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Rollaway bed, Portacrib, No Televisions on site

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Only Service animals (ie: seeing eye dogs)
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David, Nicolas

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8am-10am; Sat-Sun 9am/10am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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