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.

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

A wonderful stay at Chateau Tivoli, San Francisco

5 on April 20, 2018

We could not imagine a better stay in San Francisco. From the beautiful building (so many period details; elegant antique furniture) to the very friendly and attentive staff to the delicious breakfasts to the wine and cheese in the afternoon, it was a perfect weekend. The location is hard to beat as well. Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, Japan Town, the Marina are all within easy walking distance. Chateau Tivoli will be our place to stay whenever we return to SF.


Highest integrity

5 on April 09, 2018

Delightful room and location in SF. I missed breakfast but the place settings and atmosphere were beautiful. thank you !


Love the space!

4.2 on April 09, 2018

Great location and charming rooms. Appreciated the wince/cheese happy hour and breakfast.


great stay in SFO

5 on April 05, 2018

We loved our stay at Chateau Tivoli! Beautiful space, excellent service, comfortable atmosphere! Manager David and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend it!


MN in San Francisco

4.2 on March 26, 2018

The management at the Château was outstanding. They provided us with helpful suggestions of tours and other areas to go visit. They also provided great suggestions for places to eat. They accommodated all of our needs including early check-in, special food requirements and assistance with check out. This was an absolute perfect location as we were able to walk to many of our destinations. Would highly recommend staying at this beautiful mansion.


Great stay in SFO

5 on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Tivoli! Very unique and comfortable. Friendly manager and staff!


Great location, charming accommodations

3.6 on March 06, 2018

Chateau Tivoli is well located and offers guests an authentic stay in a Victorian B&B. All staff were friendly and took our bags well before check-in and placed them in the room for us before check-in. Walking distance to many restaurants, bars and sights.


at home in San Fran

5 on March 01, 2018

very pleased to discover our new home away from home in San Francisco


Beautiful

5 on February 26, 2018

Historical painted lady in excellent shape. Manager and others working there were extremely helpful with suggestions, accommodating when we needed to leave our bags until a red eye out of SF, or requested extra towels, delicious breakfasts on the weekend, and lovely wine and cheese in the afternoon. Loved playing chess in the parlor with a glass of wine feeling as if we were in our own home. Quiet neighborhood so easy to sleep.


absolutely lovely and unique!

5 on February 14, 2018

We had two rooms, both of which were lovely and unique. The staff, breakfast and location were great!


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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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