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“A warm welcome in San Francisco”
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Inn on Castro
Ranked #2 of 72 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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Randolph
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“A warm welcome in San Francisco”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

I've stayed at the Inn on Castro a number of times and also in one of the apartments. Either way these properties are a wonderful choice if you want to be in a good location with great amenities. Breakfast at the Inn is reliably delicious and special and accompanied by good conversation, if you desire it. Jan de Gier will answer any questions and provide you with excellent advice about the neighborhood and beyond. If you want to feel like a part of the city rather than a tourist, this is one of your best choices. I can't imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Wonderful hospitality and delicious breakfasts. Street parking but you are good without a car, if you are willing to hop on the Muni. The station is right across the street.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Three of us stayed in one of the two bedroom apartments-from beginning to end, the hotel was very accommodating, from payment to providing information on attractions, restaurants, travel tips, even parking! Very reasonable rates. Highly recommend if you want neighborhood flavor rather than the touristy experience if Union Square (where we walked out of to restaurants) or Fisherman's Wharf.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This well appointed and clean apartment is the main floor of a 2 story home. We have stayed in this unit on 3 separate occasions and have always been very pleased. There are two bedrooms each with a queen size bed, a recently renovated bathroom, living room, large kitchen, dining area and outside patio. The property is located on Caselli Street and is very quiet with other like homes. All of this is a 5 minute walk to everything the Castro has to offer. Also within walking is the street car on Market Street and a MUNI Station. I cannot recommend Jan's place any higher for cleanliness, convenience and fun this is the place to stay in the Castro.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We stayed for 5 nights with Jan in April. This is a proper bed and breakfast experience - it is not a hotel. Breakfasts are communal, and delicious - every day we had a different baked item on the table along with cereals, fruit salad, fresh juice and great coffee, and a choice of two different made-to-order hot items (scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, pecan pancakes and strawberries, poached eggs on wilted chard with walnut toast etc.). You really feel like a guest in Jan's house, and meeting the other guests over breakfast is all part of the fun. Obviously, this is a gay-run B&B, and many guests (but not all) are gay, making it a diverse and interesting place to stay.

The location is great - 1 minute from tube and tram, and right in the heart of the Castro, with many great restaurants and lively gay bars. Jan provides a very useful listing of some of the best restaurants in the area - all the ones we tried were very good indeed.

Our room was the Hideaway Suite in the basement. If you want a lovely quiet retreat, with a separate entrance from the main house, this is just perfect. As a basement room, it does not have any natural light in the bedroom - but we were sleeping there, not sunbathing - we found it snug, and slept very well. Free sodas in the fridge and quality coffee/tea in the room were nice touches.

Would we go back - yes - we loved the city, had great fun in the Castro, and found that this was the perfect relaxing place to finish our American road trip.

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

Property: Inn on Castro
Address: 321 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1504
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > The Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in San Francisco
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,721 - ₹ 14,535
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Inn On Castro Hotel San Francisco

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