Inn San Francisco

943 South Van Ness Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94110 USA (Show map)


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 room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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.

very nice

4.8 on December 04, 2011

authentic house and with lovely furnishing, our room was great and as descibed, the hosts were very caring and very helpfull beyond expectations.

The CLASSIC SF City Experience!

4.4 on November 13, 2011

Have you ever wanted to know what it felt like to be wealthy in the 1800s? How can you NOT consider staying in a Grand Victorian if you are planning a trip to the City by the Bay?! The service was particularly exceptional. The daily morning buffet-style breakfast in the mansion's card room was very tasteful, elegant, and yummy. As an added bonus, parking is available if you reserve it. When you stay here, it's basically a time warp to a hundred years in the past. You truly will feel like you are a guest in someone's mansion in the 1800's. I can't believe this thing survived the Great Fire in San Francisco. If you are not a fan of classic architecture and you're looking for something hip and modern stay away---you might think all of the Victorian furnishings and antiques were from the Haunted House at Disneyland. If you want to know what it feels like to be a very important guest of a successful industrialist in the 1800s, QUICKLY make the reservation and make sure you give them a call. Their commitment to service and detail is outstanding for this price point!

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Rooms & Rates

Spacious Room-Queen Bed

Our spacious rooms have queen size featherbeds, sitting areas, and private baths. For you, that special touch may be the clawfoot tub, bay window, or a Victorian wallcovering. Check-in time: 2:00 P.M. Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

Jacuzzi Room-Queen Bed

Fully-appointed deluxe bedrooms complete with queen size featherbeds and private jacuzzi. Check-in time: 2:00 P.M. Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $265

Cozy Double-Private Bath

This cozy double room is furnished with a double featherbed, phone, refrigerator and color TVs. Includes a private bathroom with shower. Check-in time: 2:00 P.M. Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

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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, City, 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

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer , Parking (reserved in advance for a fee), Sun Roof with SF Views

Room amenities

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

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  • 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

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full buffet

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