Romantic b&b in San Francisco at Inn SF San Francisco, California
Welcome to the historical Mission District's exclusive b&b in San Francisco at Inn SF. This Victorian mansion has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award every year since 2011 with uniquely decorated rooms, generous breakfast and more.

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Capturing the romantic spirit of the Victorian era, Inn San Francisco invites you to be our guest and discover bed and breakfast comfort and hospitality with warmth that is distinctly San Franciscan.

Step back in time into our 1872 mansion. Our San Francisco bed and breakfast provides a generous breakfast buffet in the grand double parlors or garden patio. The property features antiques, fresh flowers, a sundeck and hot tub, telephones, HDTVs and select parking available at the hotel.

Our nearby Bay Area activities include excellent restaurants, museums, dining, theaters and convenient public transportation.

Originally built on Mansion Row in the early 1870's, this historic twenty-seven room Italianate Victorian San Francisco bed and breakfast inn was the home of John English, his wife, and their seven children. English, a San Francisco City Commissioner, dubbed "The Potato King" for his vast holdings in potato commodities, also raised champion race horses on the surrounding grounds.

Every year since 2011, our Inn has received the honor of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award that celebrates excellence in hospitality and consistent outstanding traveler reviews. See for yourself why our guests rate our accommodations so highly, whether you are seeking San Francisco accommodations for a relaxing vacation, corporate business or visiting family or friends, our aim is to make your stay with us and the City of San Francisco a most pleasurable one.

Spacious Room 21, Full View


This San Francisco inn has been thoughtfully and lovingly restored to create an inviting aura of past splendor and elegance. The fragrance of roses, classical music playing and candlelight set the mood that will take you back in time...a time complemented by delicately carved yet opulent woodwork, fireplaces made of marble and oriental carpets, in the grand double parlors amidst the sparkle of beveled and stained glass.

Our b&b in San Francisco is centrally located in one of San Francisco’s oldest and most historic residential neighborhoods near the Mission Dolores about 16 blocks into the heart of the city from Union Square. We survived the fire after the 1906 earthquake by one block.

From our rooftop sun deck, you can see Twin Peaks, Cathedral Hill, City Hall, Union Square, the Financial District and The Bay Bridge. Our beautiful San Francisco accommodations are surrounded by the colorful neighborhoods of Noe Valley, The Castro, The Civic Center, and South of Market.

Our San Francisco Inn is centrally located to all Tourist Attractions, Downtown, Union Square, the Theatre District, Davies Symphony Hall, The Opera House, and Moscone Convention Center. Please view more of our Bay Area activities in San Francisco.

Map & Directions

943 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California 94110

Inn San Francisco is located at 943 S. Van Ness Ave., between 20th and 21st streets. We are approximately nine and half blocks south of Market Street.

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The Inn San Francisco
943 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California


On warm sunny days, you may choose to have breakfast in our flower-filled garden. Nestled in the shade of an old fig tree, an enchanting gazebo shelters the hot tub. Or perhaps you would enjoy the panoramic view of San Francisco from our rooftop sundeck.

Two Grand Victorian drawing rooms are open 24 hours a day for the use of all our guests. These rooms are spacious and offer comfortable seating, two decorative fireplaces, complimentary beverages including regular coffee, decaf, hot water for a dozen flavors of tea, hot chocolate and California Sherry. Breakfast is served in these drawing rooms daily from 7:00 am until 11:00 am. Trays allow you to take the breakfast to your rooms, the roof deck or the garden. There is a refrigerator with sodas, bottled water and fruit juices for a nominal fee. There is also a bathroom in the lobby for the use of our guests.

The roof deck is also accessible 24 hours, with a 360 degree view of the city. Comfortable seating and tables are available. Views are spectacular in both the day and evening.

Our English-style garden is open 24 hours and boasts blooms all months of the year. Shaded by huge avocado and California walnut trees, the garden features a gazebo and a redwood hot tub. The hot tub is available for use 24 hours a day for the use of all our guests.

The hot tub is open 24 hours for guests use, no reservations required, on a first come basis. Robes and extra towels are provided. We only ask that since it is open for your use during the night, that after 10 p.m. and before 10 a.m. you respect other guests and remain quiet, with kissing and hugging allowed but no laughing, giggling, and tickling. Swimsuits are required.

Our San Francisco bed and breakfast inn provides hairdryers, irons and ironing boards and fans or heaters on request, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Indoor parking directly across the street from the Inn is available upon request, and we provide a garage door genie so you may arrive and exit at your convenience. The Inn has only ten garage parking spaces, so make your parking reservation at the time of your room reservation. Note that not all spaces accommodate oversized vehicles, so the larger spaces are on a 'first come' basis. The Inn San Francisco will not be responsible for valuables left in your car.

Inn San Francisco is located close to Mission Dolores, Showplace Square and the Civic and Convention Centers, and is convenient by public transportation to Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park.

Our friendly staff will be pleased to assist you with local tour and recreational information, travel arrangements, dinner reservations, or to handle your special requests for any occasion.

Room Amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television

  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Available

  • Reservations Required


Explore the charismatic rooms of our historic bed and breakfast in SF and see why our guests continue to call our Victorian mansion their home away from home!

Each room at Inn San Francisco is individually decorated with antique furnishings, features a Double- or Queen-sized bed, and most have private baths. Our elegant Victorian rooms comfortably accommodate two and range from charming and cozy to stately and spacious and all have modern conveniences.

Enjoy an authentic San Francisco experience at our award-winning mansion by selecting the perfect accommodation below or find exactly what you’re looking for with our room search feature.


The Inn San Francisco
943 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94110
United States

Listing # RA-1224691

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USD $145 per night
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