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The B&B is located in the Alamo Square Historic District. The district is filled with gorgeously-restored Victorians dating from the 1880s, including the iconic “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square Park.
The Alamo Square Historic District is part of a larger neighborhood called the Western Addition, which also includes Hayes Valley, the Fillmore Jazz District, Japantown, and the North of Panhandle (NoPa) neighborhood.
We consider the area friendly and safe.

3 blocks — Alamo Square Park and the Painted Ladies
3 blocks — Divisadero Street, lined with local restaurants, shops, coffee houses, and featuring live music venue The Independent
4 blocks — The Fillmore Jazz District, featuring Yoshi’s Jazz Club and famed music club The Fillmore
6 blocks — Japantown and the Sundance Kabuki Cinema
8 blocks — Pacific Heights (north) or Hayes Valley (south) – Both are charming neighborhoods packed with restaurants, coffee houses and boutiques
16 blocks — Haight-Ashbury, a 25-minute walk…dig it, man! Plus, the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park (the main park is a 10-minute bus ride from the B&B)

Effective September 2015, unrestricted street parking is no longer available for non-resident vehicles during the day. Overnight street parking is free but may be difficult to find. When parking on the street, please read all signs carefully and curb the wheels.
There is a parking garage at 1470 Eddy St. (@ Fillmore) with overnight parking for approximately $25. The garage does not offer in/out privileges.
The B&B does not have parking available.

Not at all. San Francisco is a small, compact city measuring seven miles (11 km) wide. We encourage guests to come without a car. All major areas of the city are accessible by public transit. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance of the B&B, and our innkeepers can also call taxis.

Yes! The total cost is approximately $10/person.
From SFO:
– Follow the BART signs to the subway station on the terminal’s lower level.
– Board any northbound train.
– Exit at Powell Street Station.
– Exit the subway station at Powell & Market Sts., where the cable cars turn around.
– Walk to the sidewalk bus stop for the #5 Fulton bus, heading west (outbound) towards Ocean Beach.  Ride to the McAllister & Pierce stop. (Please note: the #5L bus runs a limited route and stops at McAllister & Fillmore instead.)
– Exit at McAllister & Pierce. Walk down McAllister 1 block and turn left at Steiner Street. We are the last building on the left, at the intersection of Steiner and Golden Gate Avenue.

Yes. There are two bus lines within 2 blocks (#22 and #5/5L) and several others within 7 blocks. The cable cars are located downtown and provide access only to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square and The Embarcadero.

The B&B is located 3.2 miles (5.2 km) from Fisherman?s Wharf, 2.5 miles (4 km) from Chinatown, and 2 miles (3.2 km) from Union Square. Guests usually take public transportation to these areas.

Several annual events are large enough to interrupt transportation and impact visitor sights:
May – Bay to Breakers 12K Running Race – City-wide
June – LGBT Pride Parade – Market St., Civic Center
September – Oracle Software Conference (60K+ participants) – Downtown, Moscone Center
October – Fleet Week – Fisherman’s Wharf
October – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival (70K+ participants) – Golden Gate Park
October – SalesForce Software Conference (120K+ participants) – Downtown, Moscone Center

San Francisco’s winters are mild. Daytime temperatures are usually 50-54 degrees F (10-13 degrees C), and nighttime temperatures are usually 38-42 degrees F (3-6 degrees C). Fog, rain and strong, cold winds are frequent, especially near the ocean. We almost never receive snow or ice

The B&B is a walk-up building with no elevator.
We regret we are unable to assist with luggage. Guests are asked to be prepared to carry their luggage up/down the stairs.

Yes. A complimentary secure wireless network is available throughout the building.

There are no T.V.s but we do offer books, magazines and board games.

The lobby doesn’t have a communal computer but we are happy to assist you in our office with online check-ins and boarding passes.

San Francisco’s year-round weather averages between 60-70 degrees F (15-21 degrees C), so air conditioning is unnecessary.

Yes, a limited number of twin rollaway beds are available, which must be reserved in advance. Please inquire when booking as some rooms cannot accommodate a rollaway bed.

Six bathrooms have showers. Three bathrooms have antique claw-foot tubs with either a fixed showerhead or a European-style handheld shower handle.

Most of the guest rooms have full-size beds, about 53 inches (134 cm) wide by 75 inches (190 cm) long.
The Aimee Crocker Room and Luisa Tetrazzini Suite have queen-size beds, about 60 inches (152 cm) wide by 80 inches (203 cm) long.
The Mark Twain Suite is the only room with a king-size bed, about 76 inches (193 cm) wide by 80 inches (203 cm) long.
The rollaway beds are twin-sized, about 38 inches (96 cm) wide by 75 (190 cm) long.

Yes, a continental buffet is offered Monday-Friday from 8-10 am, and a weekend champagne breakfast is offered with seatings at 9 and 10 am. (The continental breakfast is a cold breakfast.)
Breakfasts are served in our dining room but guests are welcome to take dining back to their rooms.
We also offer an afternoon wine-and-cheese reception each day in the parlor, usually from 4-6 pm. Self-serve tea is available in the dining room and coffee is available upon request.

Yes, the room rates are package rates that include the breakfast, wine-and-cheese reception and tea/coffee.

Yes, please contact us at least 7 days prior to arrival with any dietary requests.

Yes, please contact us at least 7 days prior to arrival with any gift item requests. A $25 service fee applies to all gift orders.

The B&B is one of many properties with a profile on Bed&Breakfast.com that does not participate in their gift card program.

Yes! Children of all ages are welcome. Portable cribs and a high chair are available.

Only service animals with medical licenses are allowed.

Yes. The B&B has always been independently owned and operated, and the current family has owned the property since 1997.

For a summertime visit (June-August), we recommend booking at least 1 month in advance. For all other times, 1 week is usually sufficient.

Alcatraz tickets can only be booked online or purchased in person at Pier 33.