Ocean Beach B&B

611 42nd Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94121 USA (Show map)


Distinctive Bed and Breakfast accommodations located in the Richmond District, a quiet residential neighborhood just six blocks from Ocean Beach and three blocks from Golden Gate Park. A spacious sunny guest room and a charming suite with an ocean view have antique beds, cozy down comforters and marble baths. Plush terry robes are provided. Curl up with one of the fascinating books about San Francisco's past or browse through the many brochures on San Francisco Bay Area attractions. Yes, there is a television with cable in each room and a DVD player if you wish to enjoy a movie. NOW AVAILABLE on DVD: collection of old movies filmed in San Francisco (on location in the Presidio of San Francisco National Park, Richmond District, Golden Gate Park and many other locales). Wake up to fresh ground coffee, homemade granola, fruit and muffins. Need a midnight snack, there are always home made cookies in the cookie jar. Two cats in residence. Nearby are the DeYoung Museum, the Steinhart Aquarium and Hall of Sciences, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum and the Cliff House. Lincoln Golf Course is several blocks away. We have ample street parking and convenient Municipal bus transportation.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A great ocean view B&B

4.4 on August 06, 2016

Last weekend we stayed at Ocean Beach B&B, a wonderfully old fashion place. The we slept in was very comfortable and we were lucky to get the bedroom with an extra sitting room and en-suite bathroom. The house is full of fresh flowers, a cat named Blue and old family pictures from several generations. The house is immaculate and the breakfast was simple but plentiful ( two kinds of homemade granola and other cereals, eggs, orange juice and fresh cut up fruit. Joanne, the proprietor, was very accommodating and has so many books, maps and pamphlets on the history of San Francisco to give you a real feel of the city. There is another Queen size bedroom with the private bath right next to it. Parking was sometimes a problem and sometimes not as the property is in a very nice residential area, better than being located on a busy commercial street.


4.6 on September 16, 2012

If you are looking for a cozy and familial place to stay in san francisco, this is a great choice. The rooms are very clean and cozy. The view is great. We enjoyed being taken care of by joanna, a gentle lady who made us feel very welcome. Lots of nice details that make you feel home. Consider that it takes about 45 minutes by bus to go downtown, but you are close to lots of other sights (eg the park, the ocean). We would definetely come back!

Ocean Beach B&B

4.4 on July 19, 2008

The ocean view was good and the room sizes were more than adequate for our needs. Innkeeper was very friendly and helpful but not overly intrusieve. We would stay there again!

Personal - Pretty - Perfect

4.8 on July 14, 2008

We decided to spend the first two days of our stay in San Francisco and had been lucky to spot the Ocean Beach B&B on this website. After a warm welcome by our host (who has all the information and tipps to offer one can think of) we slept like kings in our lovely antique bed. The next morning, as if by magic, we were welcomed in the dining room by a breakfast table decorated with fresh flowers, fresh fruit, coffee, joghurt, home made granola and muffins waiting to be devoured ;o) A wonderful walk led us through Sutro Heights and down to the beach and Golden Gate Park. Bus stops are close by and the area is nice and quiet - perfect! So thumbs and toes up for a very personal B&B with an incredibly friendly host (and all those fresh flowers, loved it!).

Step Back to a More Serene Century

4.8 on December 31, 2007

This is a lovely bed and breakfast with much privacy. Innkeeper is gracious and efficient, available to guests while allowing guests maximum feeling of privacy. Entire first floor is given over to the bed and breakfast, with innkeeper living a floor below. Bedrooms are not large, but luxurious. Ocean view suite is a particularly good value. Elegantly appointed home is filled with antiques and period pieces, with spotlessly clean rooms. Breakfasts are generous, tasty served in an elegant dining room. There is a sense of timelessness in this bed and breakfast, as if one stepped back into a gentler century.

Great Views - Great B&B

5 on August 03, 2007

My wife and I have stayed here several times. We love the location. Quiet neighberhood close to the ocean and GG Park, and at the same time just a short drive into the North Beach, the Wharf, Chinatown, etc. My wife and I are Northern California natives and have been to SF countless times - Ocean Beach B&B would be our first choice and first recomendation. Joanne Landon is very knowledgeable, helpful, and hospitable.

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Rooms & Rates

Ocean View Suite

Enjoy a lovely view of the Pacific Ocean from your comfy queen bed or relax in the adjoining sitting room and watch the sun slip into the sea. The suite has a private bath with a large walk-in shower. The sofa in the sitting room makes into a comfortable double bed. This room has cable TV and a DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $155

Queen Room

This cozy, bright guest room is perfect for curling up with a book at the end of a busy day. A lovely private marble bath has a tub with a shower. This room has cable TV and a DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $135

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Location Type

Near the Beach (Pacific Ocean), Richmond District of San Francisco


San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Directions to property:

From the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, take the 19th Avenue exit to California Street, turn right and continue on to 42nd Avenue, turn left for 1 block. From the SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE, take the 9th Street exit to Hayes Street (you will cross Market Street), continue on Hayes Street to Stanyan Street, turn right and continue on to Fulton, make a left on Fulton, on 42nd Avenue make a right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cliff House, Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, Musee Mechanique, Presidio National Park, Japanese Tea Garden, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone , Coffee/Tea Facilities, Picnic Basket, Iron, Microwave, Refrigerator, On DVD: old MOVIES filmed in San Francisco

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Baseball, Beach Combing, Bocce Ball, Hang Gliding, Pedal Boats, Roller Blading, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: after 1:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not suitable for children under 12.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Check or money order for first night's stay must be received within 7 days of making reservation.
  • Cancellations: 14 day advance notice required for full refund. For cancellations of less than 14 days there is a 1 night charge.
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Joanne Landon

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About the innkeepers

Joanne is a genealogist, she has traveled extensively and has been involved in day care for many years. She finds peace working in her garden.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


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