Union Street Inn

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Experience Warm Hospitality at San Francisco's Union Street Inn. The Union Street Inn Bed and Breakfast combines the elegance and gentility of an Edwardian home. Rooms are spacious, airy and comfortable. Open your window and the fragrance of old roses, lavender, sage and rosemary wafts up from the romantic cottage garden - a delightful spot to enjoy an inviting breakfast or afternoon tea.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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2229 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3901
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Somewhat walkable
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lml180 wrote a review Apr 2024
Boston, Massachusetts15 contributions19 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A welcome change from the chain hotel, this little gem was just the spot for my recent visit to San Francisco. This is a home converted to an Inn so I will describe it as a Bed and Breakfast. My lovely room was on the ground floor with access to the beautiful back gardens which is certainly a plus and very unique in a city setting. Breakfast is served in the morning within a very generous timeframe and included freshly baked breads and muffins. Ian, the delightful morning chef has a talent which may need to be scaled into a private bakery business!! Ian was also thoughtful and very accommodating to a last minute dietary request. Coffee, tea and water are self serve and are available all day.
This is an older home so the fixtures are dated and decor is not Serena and Lilly but that is the charm and ambiance of the Inn. There is a bit too much clutter in the parlor and I think that could be simplified in design and would emphasize the beautiful elements of the room. I imagine over the years there has been more add than delete in this room, however it makes for interesting morning considerations.
I have family close by and I look forward to staying here over and over again. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys travel and the warmth of a private and boutique experience.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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HereGeorgeNiceGeorge wrote a review Feb 2020
Larchmont, New York21 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose to say in this neighborhood since it's close to where my husband used to live in SF. It's such a great area, just blocks from the water, lots of restaurants and shops nearby and the 45 bus is right down the street - convenient and affordable way to get around the city.

The Union Street in was charming! Our room, the Wild Rose room was on the second floor and faced the back garden. It was quiet, which was great because we wanted a relaxing vacation.

Breakfast was served daily and included fresh fruit, and your choice of eggs, bacon, chicken apple sausage and sometimes even French toast or banana bread! You could eat on a TV tray in the main living room or take your breakfast out to the back garden. Our last day we left before breakfast, but someone (without us even asking!!) wrapped up two slices of banana bread for us to take so we wouldn't be hungry. SO thoughtful.

Each afternoon there was a wine and cheese which was great! Just as we were getting back from sightseeing, there were some snacks to relax with and recover before heading out to dinner. Water and cookies were always out for snacking.

The rooms didn't have their own fridges, but there was a shared fridge in the upper hall and I'm sure they'd let you use the main one if you needed.

The rooms had iron/ironing board available in the closet and bathrobes for your use as well!

It was charming, the staff was lovely and I really highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Wild Rose room, 2nd floor, faced the back garden & was quiet & spacious. Nice sized...
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Sailon wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Barbara, California8 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the good fortune of selecting the Union Street Inn for my wife’s birthday. This was one of the finest experiences we have ever had visiting San Francisco over the past many years. The location was perfect for experiencing the real feeling of San
Francisco but most importantly was the service and accommodations at the Union Street Inn. Upon checking in Herb on the front desk couldn’t have been more gracious recommending and making our reservation at an Italian restaurant he highly recommended. Not only did he advise the restaurant it was my wife’s birthday but he made them aware we had show reservations that evening as well, and timing was critical. The entire evening couldn’t have been more perfect with the help and caring of the staff at the Union Street Inn. Our accommodation was excellent staying in the Carriage House for our 2-night stay. Each morning we were graciously met by the staff who went above and beyond. Chuck couldn’t have been more gracious. Not only did he offer us a breakfast of choice on the last morning but sent us on our way after checking out with home made pastries made by the staff. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Carriage house room is separate from the main house. it's very quite and offers every amenity...
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Scott wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When my parents (both in their early 70s) came to town to visit me, I set them up with a room at the Union Street Inn, and they absolutely loved it. The Inn is in a very convenient location with easy access to lots of great restaurants and shopping, and is charming from head to toe. My parents stayed in the Holly Room and it was spacious and comfortable with a great view overlooking the back garden. My parents couldn’t stop raving about how much they loved the breakfasts each morning, and really enjoyed the setting (in the large garden in the back of the property) and the friendly folks who prepared the breakfasts each day.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Monica C wrote a review Jan 2023
San Diego, California31 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My oldest daughter and I traveled to SF for her birthday, and we were happy to find ourselves at this inn, which we'd booked sight unseen.

Cow Hollow is a great location - close enough to walk to Fort Mason and the Wharf, an easy Lyft ride to downtown and other neighborhoods. Our room overlooked Union Street, and was comfy enough for the two of us. Breakfast was delicious, the garden was beautiful and peaceful, and Timm was a warm and friendly host.

Two issues made my rating four stars instead of five. One, the heating in our room could not be adjusted, and it was way too warm. We did open windows, but that still didn't help much. We tried adjusting the thermostat in the hallway, but all that did was freeze out some other guests (which we later apologized for). We know it's an old building, but the heating issue negatively impacted our sleep.

The second issue is mobility - the stairs are steep, and there are many of them. Also, no elevator (because it's an old building.) While my daughter did fine, I found myself struggling a bit, given physical limitations and age. Our dear friends, one of whom is in a wheelchair, could not join us for a visit at the inn due to these issues, and instead, we met them out.

Other than these concerns - all was wonderful! We especially enjoyed sitting in the salon reading books, listening to classical music, and feeling transported. SF is my favorite city, and I would certainly return to Union Street Inn to enjoy it.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If accessibility is an issue for folks, a lower floor would be better.
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cathrynt48 wrote a review Mar 2024
Farnham, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This oasis was the most wonderful find.
It is in a great area to access about 30 minutes from the international airport by taxi.
It is peaceful in its location despite the lively neighbourhood adorned with cafes, restaurants, and good shopping a short walk away. Easy access to bus routes into downtown San Francisco. This bed and breakfast accommodation is spotless, the bed comfortable, coffee, tea, fresh fruit and sweet snacks available 24 hours a day, breakfast varied each day with fresh fruit included. The staff were charming, welcoming and extremely helpful in planning our sightseeing. We will return as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There are steps up to the front door, which could cause a problem with heavy suitcases.
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alan h wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sometimes when you read reviews and then make a reservation and finally arrive on site their is a disconnect. Union Street Inn is not one of those experiences. It has always exceeded expectations A retreat with a country feel. The garden in the rear of the inn makes the INN a retreat whether you are on business or just a vacation, The breakfasts which are served starts the day with a smile on one's face. and cnahnge daily. I can't wait to book again next year when I am back on business
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Thomas M wrote a review Sep 2021
Mequon, Wisconsin20 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is either the 3rd or 4th time that we have stayed at the Union Street Inn. I used to live in the neighborhood, so when ever we travel to SF, we like to stay here. The property is very cozy, centrally located, and this time my wife was thrilled to stay in the garden cottage. The owner and staff are very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast served in the garden is a delight. I would very much recommend anyone who wants to stay in a peaceful B&B where you can walk to Union St, Chestnut St and Filmore St shopping districts consider this property. Just don't book the same week we want to stay! LOL
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GivemeaTfortravel wrote a review Apr 2022
Brooklyn, NY98 contributions181 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our go-to place in SF! It is such a lovely inn. It is decorated beautifully with a unique charm you cant find in many places. There are spacious rooms and a lovely garden. Timm is a delight to talk to and creates masterpieces for breakfast which include a fruit salad, muffins, banana bread, and a lovely egg dish or sweet. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available all the time. The location is perfect, allowing for walks to multiple areas of interest. We can't wait until we return!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Helen H wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were warm and cozy during our stay during the chilly, rainy Christmas holiday. Our room, the New Yorker, was right off the living room so we could wander out for coffee in the morning before the other guests. The B &B is conveniently located in a safe neighborhood away from noisy Union Square and within walking distance to good restaurants and quality markets. Our room was spacious with a comfy queen bed, elegant furnishings and the most gorgeous red painted walls. Timm made us a homemade breakfast- eggs benedict, frittata, brie and spinach omelet. He even accommodated an early breakfast before our flight home. Helen was very flexible when we needed to secure another night's stay at the last minute. Look forward to coming back in the summer where we plan to sit in the lovely English garden.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Union Street Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Union Street Inn?
Nearby attractions include Marina District (0.4 km), Cow Hollow (0.2 km), and California Wine Merchant (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Union Street Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Union Street Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Union Street Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pacific Catch, Home Plate, and Delarosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Union Street Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (4.5 km), Alcatraz Island (3.5 km), and City Lights Booksellers (2.6 km).
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