Formerly a home for those working on the docks, this quaint colonial-style structure is now a higgledy-piggledy hotel full of charm. There are 64 rooms of varying size and style—although most of them have chintzy floral wallpaper and bedspreads—with Oriental rugs and Victorian-inspired furniture scattered throughout. While some rooms have sinks, the bathrooms are shared—unless you splash out on the penthouse, a self-contained bungalow on the roof with an en suite and a great view of North Beach. It's also worth noting that there are no elevators or TVs.
When staying in San Francisco, we can't stress the importance of picking a place to stay that gives you access to the city's sights—but also encompasses the city's character. Whether you're visiting, hosting family, or booking a staycation, there is something suitable (and excellent) in every neighborhood and price range.
Book something downtown near the best attractions or the North Beach neighborhood to be near touristy Fisherman's Wharf, or maybe a neighborhood outside the center that feels less crowded. No matter your decision, you'll get to check off the best things to do in the city from a comfy base at one of the best hotels in San Francisco.
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