Inn San Francisco

943 South Van Ness Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94110 USA (Show map)
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Welcome to one of San Francisco's finest Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inns. Classical music, candlelight, and the fragrance of flowers set a mood that takes you back in time. Victorian photographs, ornate woodwork, oriental carpets, marble fireplaces, and an historic San Francisco library complete the setting. The Inn is in the City's sunniest residential neighborhood near The Mission Dolores, Noe Valley, the Castro, and the South of Market. Virtually all of San Francisco's attractions are within minutes by car or public transportation. In our grand double parlors we offer a generous breakfast buffet of fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit, home-baked breads, hard-cooked eggs, and gourmet roast coffee. Complimentary beverages and fruit are always available. Our guests enjoy the marvelous panoramic view of San Francisco from our rooftop sundeck. In our peaceful English garden we have a redwood hot tub sheltered by a jasmine-covered gazebo. The elegant guest rooms are unique and have been individually decorated with antique furnishings, fresh flowers and featherbeds. Our deluxe bedrooms offer whirlpool spa,and/or fireplace.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great Inn in Mission

4.4 on February 26, 2017

The Mission area is one of SF's best, but there is a dearth of places to stay. This solves the problem: comfortable, secure, and a touch of history, all in one. The staff is among the best anywhere.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for such a glowing review. Your comment about the staff being among the best anywhere is especially taken to heart. Marty

- Marty Neely (innkeeper)

Great place to stay in SF

4.0 on November 18, 2016

We had a spacious room here. Lots of amenities. The staff here is very accommodating and helpful. They made our visit very pleasurable. Many great restaurants within walking distance and plenty of street parking which is rare for SF. I would highly recommend.

Pure Perfection

4.8 on March 12, 2015

This place is absolutely gorgeous. I'm not a B&B/Inn kinda guy. At all. BUT I had to come out for a wedding and I won a very very large gift cert to so at least I didn't have to pay! I got there thinking I wouldn't love it because again, not a B&B kinda guy. While the decor isn't my thing, I loved it anyway. Within minutes of arriving in fact, I was completely in love with the place. The second I walked in the door, someone was there to meet me and take my bag to my room while I checked in. The Inn keeper is so welcoming. I asked where a pharmacy was because I didn't have any toothpaste, she just gave me some at no charge. The room itself was amazing. I splurged and got a large room with a jacuzzi inside it, and it also had a gas fireplace. Every detail made sense in the room and the bed was incredibly wonderful. The garden out back is breathtaking, and the rooftop deck has such an amazing view. They have sherry and port in the lobby at all times, so before dinner I poured myself a glass and just sat up on the roof for a while and enjoyed the view. Breakfast in the morning was a delight...for someone that doesn't care for B&B's/Inns, I decided that every time I visit SF, I will stay here. Do yourself a favor and stay here. You won't regret it, I promise.

Charming Inn; Great Location

3.6 on March 06, 2015

Very nice place to stay in a great part of SF. The Inn has great Victorian charm and is very well preserved. The staff make a good effort with the breakfast, but it is is a relatively run-of-the-mill continental spread. We had a small room in the older part of the Inn. It was clean and comfortable. The staff were very nice and helpful. There are a lot a great restaurants and lounges within a short walk. Valencia St. is particularly fun and close by. Overall, I would certainly recommend it.

Great location, friendly staff

3.6 on March 01, 2015

My husband and I chose this B&B based on its location near where my brother lives in SF. It was extremely convenient to places in around and the Mission District too. The B&B itself was well-appointed, classy, and comfortable. They leave out port and sherry in the evenings along with cookies as well as tea, coffee, and other drinks available through out the day. We ate breakfast one morning in the backyard patio which was very pretty. The staff were very friendly and eager to please. I would stay here again in the future.


5 on December 18, 2014

I am happy to continue singing the praises of Inn San Francisco. The welcome was genuine and warm, the room charming, very lovely and fun and exceptionally quiet, and how better to enjoy SF than in a typical victorian, restored and decorated with care and accuracy. The entire staff is highly professional but not stuffy, on the contrary, they were very gracious and charming. I loved staying here and would stay again!

A beautiful building in an excellent location

4.0 on February 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in February and were a little sad to only be staying one night, as this is a lovely building with a friendly staff. We reserved a parking spot immediately after booking our room and that worked out excellently, since we could keep our car in a garage across the street and not have to worry about parking throughout our stay. The view from the roof deck is wonderful. There is a lot to do withing walking distance, and downtown is easily reached via public transit.

A very pleasant experience

4.8 on November 16, 2012

My husband & I stayed a couple of nights in October. Perfect location to get to everything you'd want to see. Room was quite comfortable. Staff was so helpful and friendly. And breakfast was unbelievable! Was especially enjoyable to spend a leisurely breakfast with visitors from other parts of the world and the US. Would definitely stay here again. Visitors from Illinois

Inn San Francisco

5 on March 16, 2012

Warm & friendly place. Breakfast was wonderful. Great place to stay. Near lots of restaurants.

Great breakfast buffet

3.0 on February 03, 2012

Large room with windows that opened, good because the room was stuffy at night. Plenty of hot water, however was disappointed in the bathroom toiletries, second rate at best. Bed was comfortable. Location on busy street in Mission District, parking is a headache. Great breakfast buffet, lots of choices and fresh fruit in abundance. Pricey stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Small Rooms


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

Medium Rooms


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

Large Rooms


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

Large Room 41


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

Medium Room 34


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

Medium Room with Deck


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

Large Red Room Multiple Beds


  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Small Green Room


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

Small Red Room


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

Medium Green Room

The claw foot tub in this bedroom is not located in a separate bath, but in the bedroom itself.

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Heart of San Francisco, 2 mi. Union Square, 1 mi. Castro, Folsom, 2 mi. Moscone, MOMA, 1 mi. Civic Ctr., Asian Art, 1 mi. Noe Valley, Mission, Oceanview


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 11 miles

Directions to property:

We are located at 943 South Van Ness Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets. From Golden Gate Bridge: Take Lombard Street Exit & turn right onto Van Ness Ave. Proceed across Market Street to South Van Ness, go nine blocks to N. 943. From the Bay Bridge: Follow signs to 101 North (Golden Gate Bridge), exit at Mission Street. Turn right, go one block & make another right onto South Van Ness. Proceed nine blocks to N. 943.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer , Parking (must be reserved in advance for $30)

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outside in Garden only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please notify Inn in advance
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Call for Agreements
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Weekends & Holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To confirm your reservation, either Prepayment or Secured Credit Card Agreement, of the first night's charges is required.
  • Cancellations: 7 day notice required. If there is an emergency, guest agrees to be responsible for it and pay for first night's charges.



Fred Girodat, Manager

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Check Dates



full buffet

  • Time Served: 7:00 to 11:00 am
  • Serving Location: Parlors, Breakfast/dining area