White Swan Inn ★★★

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$189
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 8, 2016 Check-out: Feb 9, 2016
4.4 /5
Overall score
95%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.5
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Room types

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  • Occupancy: 2
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  • Size: 278 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

The White Swan Inn in the pleasant Nob Hill District of San Francisco is styled like an old-fashioned London hotel with traditional English Victorian style furnishings and a welcoming and intimate feel. Step back into a more elegant time in a cozy hotel that feels a world away from identikit chain hotels that look the same from coast to coast. The White Swan Inn also offers a complimentary breakfast buffet, tea and cookies, and wine and hors d'oeuvres by the fireplace in the comfortable parlor.

Rooms

Built in 1915, the five-floor White Swan Inn provides 26 guest rooms, all furnished and decorated in an individual old-fashioned English style. Rich dark woods feature throughout, and the magnificent grandfather clock in the hotel lobby sets the historic tone. Whether you choose from a deluxe king or queen room, you will be in for a treat as you feast your eyes on teddy bears sitting on the Victorian style two- or four-poster wooden beds amidst a riot of floral wallpaper, wing backed armchairs and classic floral or tartan bedspreads and fabrics. Working gas fireplaces grace every room and the bathrooms feature marble countertops and bathrobes. There are some extra features, too, such as a turndown service that includes chocolates and complimentary beverages, and bottled water in the wet bar. The White Swan Inn has not forgot the 21st century, as satellite televisions and Internet access are available in all rooms, and valet and room services are available (fees apply).

Highlights

  • Enjoy tea and freshly baked cookies at the cozy fireside
  • Quaint and traditional English style decor
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast and selection of drinks and snacks

 

 

Nearby attractions

  • Union Square (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Chinatown (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Financial District (1.3 mi/2.1 km)

Policies

Parking fee is $36 plus tax for standard sized cars and $45 plus tax for oversized cars.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Guest score 4.0 / 5
$169

Amenities

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Reviews

4.4 /5 Overall score

95% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.8/5
  • Comfort: 4.4/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 4.5/5

great for business or pleasure

Would recommend Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Very good value for the money, the breakfast was excellent and the staff was attentive and friendly.

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome place with great statt

Would recommend Mon, Nov 23, 2015
We came to SF to celebrate our anniversary. I picked out the hotel online and I was concerned that It might be too feminine for my husband's liking. But he loved it and told me over and over how fabulous it was. Our room was very spacious with a fireplace on one end and four poster bed on the other. Beautiful comfy bedding and mattress. Spectacular. It had a refer in the room. Only thing missing was a microwave. Staff was everywhere and so attentive. They made us feel cherished like a loving family member. Breakfast buffet was great, and even an evening wine and appetizer was included. Go - you'll be happy!

| Fairfield Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Business trip for a Conference at another site nearby

Would recommend Sun, Nov 22, 2015
This place is a hidden gem and I would stay there over and over again. The staff were kind, thoughtful, knowledgable, and took the time to have conversations making it seem as there was nothing else going on. The rooms were very comfortable with ample space to relax and enjoy sitting near the fireplace. I had a late flight out and they allowed me to enjoy the parlor, called my transportation and carried my bag out to the vehicle. As my first time in the city I loved being able to experience it in a safe location with a specialized touch. The food was plentiful and tasty for the morning breakfast and the evening wine time. My fridge and complimentary beverages which was very nice to not have an extra charge added on. The only challenge was consistent wifi coverage in an older building. But that was the least of my worries.

| N/A Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome

Would recommend Tue, Nov 10, 2015
I just fall in love with this hotel! Warm service, romantic, vintage room, enjoyable afternoon tea and breakfast. I'll definitely come back next time in SF.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Amazing!!

Would recommend Sun, Sep 13, 2015
The hotel met and far surpassed our expectations. We loved the charm and character and the staff were just amazing. This isn't a sterile, brand new hotel but that's exactly why we loved it.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Absolutely wonderful place

Would recommend Sun, Aug 2, 2015
The staff is what brought this place from great to extraordinary. Wonderful amenities, and a truly unique experience. Highly, highly recommend.

| Mobile Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Best B&B Ever

Would recommend Tue, May 5, 2015
Great experience with affordable price. Clean room, nice location, and great services.

| la puente Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Needs to be updated

Would recommend Fri, May 1, 2015
The White Swan has long been a favorite of ours. It has a relatively good location, walking distance to Market Street Bart, Union Square, and China Town. The downside is that it is up a very steep hill. This used to be a Joie de Vivre property, and at that time there were perks such as free room upgrades, wine in room, and points toward future trips. Under new management, the carpeting and some paintings have been changed, and the teddy bears are largely gone. The ancient elevator remains. It is quite quaint, but it has its moments where you have to take the stairs. This time we were in a king room facing the front, and there is considerable noise from a bar across the street. In the very small bathroom the shower handle and the towel bar both fell off at various times. It was quite warm, and raising the windows was difficult, but a fan brought out from the closet helped. Breakfast is as good as we remembered, but the wine and snacks in the evening disappointed. The one we attended ran out of red wine (it was replaced as we were leaving) but the dip for the vegies and some side dish were never replaced, and we weren't there that late. We never did see any cookies in the cookie jar. We might come back for the price, but if you can afford it, there are better choices in S.F.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Eclectic, Fun Experience

Would recommend Thu, Jan 15, 2015
The decor was very eclectic, but we loved the 60's retro aspect and music. The delightful breakfast was good. However, the most fun was the free wine offered every evening. Each night during this wine time we met new people from Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Brazil. The connections and discussion with each evenings small intimate group was excellent, and we were only there four nights! The location downtown makes getting around very easy. The only draw back was the comfort of the beds.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

good quaint hotel

Would recommend Wed, Jan 7, 2015
this is a wonderful quaint hotel at a good location. just a few blocks away from the trolley and street cars.

| Brattleboro Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Kertesz Gallery 0.1 mi
Grace Cathedral 0.2 mi
Union Square 0.2 mi
Cable Car Museum 0.4 mi
Old St Mary's Cathedral 0.4 mi
Toomey Tourell Gallery 0.4 mi
Don Soker Gallery 0.5 mi
St Patrick's Church 0.5 mi
Chinatown 0.6 mi
Cartoon Art Museum 0.6 mi
Transamerica Pyramid 0.6 mi
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 0.6 mi
Octagon House 0.6 mi
Civic Centre 0.7 mi
Moscone Center 0.7 mi
871 Fine Arts 0.7 mi
Haas Lilienthal House 0.8 mi
San Francisco City Hall 0.8 mi
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption 0.8 mi
SoMa 0.8 mi
Lafayette Park 0.9 mi
Coit Tower 0.9 mi
San Francisco Symphony 1 mi
Konko Church of San Francisco 1 mi
Pioneer's Monument 1 mi
Japantown 1 mi
Ferry Building 1 mi
Japan Center 1.1 mi
Lombard Street 1.1 mi
North Beach 1.1 mi
Port of San Francisco 1.2 mi
ATT Park 1.2 mi
Ghirardelli Square 1.3 mi
Underwater World 1.3 mi
Aquarium of the Bay 1.3 mi
Wax Museum Entertainment Complex 1.3 mi
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum 1.3 mi
San Francisco Experience 1.3 mi
Pier 39 1.3 mi
Hyde Street Pier 1.4 mi
Wyland Gallery 1.4 mi
Musee Mecanique 1.4 mi
Lands End 1.8 mi
Mission Dolores 1.9 mi
Mission Delores 2 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 AM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$189
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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 8, 2016 Check-out: Feb 9, 2016