If you are looking for a quiet retreat in the middle of nature during your San Francisco stay, the Inn at the Presidio is for you.
Once a home for bachelor officers stationed at the Presidio Army Post at the turn of the 20th century, the 22-room, red-brick Pershing Hall was converted into a B&B in 2010. Located in the heart of the Presidio behind the Main Post, the hotel’s extravagantly-sized rooms are impeccably decorated in distressed leather and white-on-white damask. When not in their room, guests can relax in a rocking chair on the porch or around the outdoor fire pit. There is a continental breakfast every morning, an evening wine and cheese reception, and arrangements can be made for an in-room massage
The real romance of this inn, however, is its location inside a national park. The Presidio includes three hundred acres of protected eucalyptus, pine and cypress forests, with plenty of trails for hiking and biking. Crissy Field, a manicured square with impressive views of the Golden Gate Bridge, is a popular spot for socializing, and The Presidio is also home to one of the city's most popular summer beaches, Baker Beach.
Time Out tip: Arguello, The Commissary and Presidio Social Club are all excellent dining options located within walking distance of the hotel.