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Inn on Castro
Ranked #1 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2012

i've stayed at the inn on castro as a solo traveller and this year i was on a business trip with my team and we all stayed with jan, some in the main house and some in one of the apartments. both times it was great! it's perfectly located and suited for you if you're not a big fan of anonymous business hotels in the financial district or don't feel like staying at one the overstuffy 'historical' places. it's affordable, comfortable, friendly, uncomplicated, jan is a wonderful and helpful host and does make the best breakfasts ever. totally recommend it!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

The Inn on Castro offers 2 styles of accommodation, hotel and apartment. We wanted apartment on Castro as we were staying for a week. We picked Inn/hotel was on a lovely spot on Castro st, we did not realize the apartment was a walk up the hill to Caselli street. The apartment was in lovely quiet neighbourhood, but not near exciting Castro Street and area. Never the less, it was a nice stay, with 2 bedrooms, big kitchen and living room. The apartment did need some maintenance, internal doors, and also kitchen cabinets needed some work.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I had a wonderful stay! Jan loves what he does and it shows! The second I walk in the door he greeted me and made me feel at home. He provided me with a map of the city and a list of restraunts to eat at. The breakfast is absolutely amazing! The Inn was very clean and cozy as was the bed I slept in. I really did feel like I was at my home away from home during my stay. I will definately be staying there again on my next trip to San Francisco!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

It is hard to say what is better, the gourmet breakfast served with the grace, every day we had different plates, the attention to detail of the decor, the absolute gracefulness of Jan the host. Meticulous in directions and fantastic in advise concerning restaurants or shows. The location is perfect with the antique F tram leisurely getting you downtown or the fast muni, connecting to trips farther afield.
I have never rated anything perfect, but this one is it. Not to be faulted, well .... The wifi was a bit fickle at times but promptly reset when mentioned. Even the Japanese made sure there was a little imperfection in their masterwork.
The Castro of course is a vibrant area with always something happening.
Thanks Jan !

Room Tip: The white room has a fantastic view. There was normal traffic noise. Great decorations and very comf...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Arie V
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Jan, the host at Inn at Castro, is a man who loves what he does and his warmth and humour will have you immediately feeling at home. He's been running B&Bs for 20 years, so he's quick to offer up a map, reviews of local restaurants and advice on how to get started in the city.

He had wonderful advice on the attractions of the city, including free tours, what shows were in town and transportation discounts, and he's a go-to source for anything you need to know or arrange while you're there.

The Inn itself is immaculate. Rooms are lovely, cleaned daily and thoughtfully stocked. Ours, in a quiet location on the ground level, had an iPod dock radio, a TV with seemingly limitless channels, nice ambient lighting, robes in the closet, toiletries and nice ambient lighting.

I thought it was kind of romantic. There are various types of rooms, over 3 levels. We chose a suite of rooms with no windows to the outside because we wanted quiet, and it was cozy and comfortable to come back to. We had access to a sweet rear courtyard which had lovely sun in the mornings.

As other reviewers have mentioned, breakfast is a real treat, and in addition to a table laden with food, there is a choice of two cooked dishes every morning.

Location-wise, the Castro MUNI subway and the streetcar stop are less than 5 minutes away. One of the compelling reasons to use Castro as a base to explore SF is that nearly every train line runs through the station, making transport quick and convenient. It's also the terminal for the F-line streetcar, which runs up and down Market Street. Inn at Castro lets you take full advantage of this convenience because it's literally a quick walk across the intersection to be home.

Castro is full of cafes, bars and restaurants, so it has attractions of its own for travelers.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Inn on Castro

Address: 321 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price Range: ₹ 8,780 - ₹ 14,634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Inn with 8 individually appointed bed rooms in an Edwardian Town house. Modernist interior with original Edwardian details. For 37 years. A full breakfast is served round a Saarinen table where you meet fellow travelers from around the world. Located at Castro and Market streets. With public transport connecting you to all the major places in the city. ... more   less 
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